Red Bull sponsorship of 2009 ACF Nationals

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Red Bull sponsorship of 2009 ACF Nationals

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:09 am

The "stamina at Nationals" thread reminded me of my favorite fact about 2009 ACF Nationals at Washington University in St. Louis: the event was technically "sponsored by Red Bull".

I believe the story is that the TD, Matt Weiner, discovered that there was a form on Red Bull's website where you could request that your event be "sponsored" by Red Bull. He filled this form out for ACF Nationals. And the event was accepted.

All this meant, apparently, was that a pallet of complimentary Red Bull cans was sent to ACF Nationals. I remember this pallet, it was set up in the auditorium where registration was done. Anyone playing that ACF Nationals could come and grab a can. I think I drank 3-4 cans of Red Bulls during Nationals, though this was at the peak of me using Red Bull to help me study and do exams at school so I don't think it had an impact on my stamina or energy levels during the tournament.
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