[Approved] Proposal For Starting A Near Sports Engagement and Education Initiative [featuring Near Football Viewing Centre and The Near Amateur League]

INTRODUCTION.

I live in Nigeria - a country that is crazy about football (soccer, in the US). From watching it, to playing it, to spending long hours talking about it… Nigerian youths spend a lot of their time (especially on weekends) participating, one way or another, in football. I propose a Near Sports Engagement and Education Initiative. This initiative will use sports as a tool to interface, engage and sensitize them to the benefits of the Near Protocol, and ultimately onboard them.
While there are other platforms under this initiative, they will be rolled out in phases. The Football Viewing Centre and The Near Amateur League are the two most pertinent platforms to be launched under the proposed Near Sports Engagement and Education Initiative, thus:

  1. FOOTBALL VIEWING CENTRE

All over the country, there are what is called football viewing centres where most youths watch football matches every week. The most modest football viewing centres may hold as many as 50 people, and since there are many teams with their own unique fans, there’s always a flow of fresh faces. There are viewing centres large enough to hold over 500 people at the same time. Getting 100 youths to open Near Wallets is great, but getting that many to use it fairly regularly is even better - and this is the goal of this project.

PROJECT SUMMARY

To establish a Football Viewing Centre that accepts Near Tokens as its primary means of payment for Football Matches viewed.

MODALITIES.

Phase 1 (Onboarding)

Once the viewing centre is set up, promotional events will be hosted. These events will feature:

•Free matches
•Help with opening at least 50 wallets
•Near Education and Sensitisation talks
•Food and drinks
•Near Airdrops

Phase 2 - Going “Live”

Having secured about 50 subscribers¹ during the promotion events, we will go live i.e. begin to show football matches.

Phase 3 - Continued Onboarding

Half-time talks to onboard newbies, and occasional refreshments incentivise subscribers will continue indefinitely.

PAYMENTS

Subscription

The most of payments for match viewing will be done by subscription. Customers will make one time payments in Near to cover for several months, or even a year, of match viewing.

MATERIALS NEEDED

Viewing Centre Structure:
Except in the rare event that an empty hall is perfectly positioned to serve the purposes of the viewing centre, one would need to be constructed from scratch. This is the story of most viewing centres: their operations are conducted from temporary structures.

A temporary structure will need to be erected.

Cost of rent (land): $300
Cost of constructing a 42 x 36 ft structure: $1300

Furniture
Chairs: @$7/chair, 50 chairs = $350
Office chair and table = $100

Television
$150 x 3
= $450

Satellite
Decoders, dishes, subscription, installation etc.
=$110

Generator
$329

Electrical fittings
$100

*[Fliers, banners, infographics, etc. on Viewing Centre walls for passive education: $500] *New addition in response to [quote=“AugustKinge, post:1, topic:11469, full:true”]
INTRODUCTION.

I live in Nigeria - a country that is crazy about football (soccer, in the US). From watching it, to playing it, to spending long hours talking about it… Nigerian youths spend a lot of their time (especially on weekends) participating, one way or another, in football. I propose a Near Sports Engagement and Education Initiative. This initiative will use sports as a tool to interface, engage and sensitize them to the benefits of the Near Protocol, and ultimately onboard them.
While there are other platforms under this initiative, they will be rolled out in phases. The Football Viewing Centre and The Near Amateur League are the two most pertinent platforms to be launched under the proposed Near Sports Engagement and Education Initiative, thus:

  1. FOOTBALL VIEWING CENTRE

All over the country, there are what is called football viewing centres where most youths watch football matches every week. The most modest football viewing centres may hold as many as 50 people, and since there are many teams with their own unique fans, there’s always a flow of fresh faces. There are viewing centres large enough to hold over 500 people at the same time. Getting 100 youths to open Near Wallets is great, but getting that many to use it fairly regularly is even better - and this is the goal of this project.

PROJECT SUMMARY

To establish a Football Viewing Centre that accepts Near Tokens as its primary means of payment for Football Matches viewed.

MODALITIES.

Phase 1 (Onboarding)

Once the viewing centre is set up, promotional events will be hosted. These events will feature:

•Free matches
•Help with opening at least 50 wallets
•Near Education and Sensitisation talks
•Food and drinks
•Near Airdrops

Phase 2 - Going “Live”

Having secured about 50 subscribers¹ during the promotion events, we will go live i.e. begin to show football matches.

Phase 3 - Continued Onboarding

Half-time talks to onboard newbies, and occasional refreshments incentivise subscribers will continue indefinitely.

PAYMENTS

Subscription

The most of payments for match viewing will be done by subscription. Customers will make one time payments in Near to cover for several months, or even a year, of match viewing.

MATERIALS NEEDED

Viewing Centre Structure:
Except in the rare event that an empty hall is perfectly positioned to serve the purposes of the viewing centre, one would need to be constructed from scratch. This is the story of most viewing centres: their operations are conducted from temporary structures.

A temporary structure will need to be erected.

Cost of rent (land): $300
Cost of constructing a 42 x 36 ft structure: $1300

Furniture
Chairs: @$7/chair, 50 chairs = $350
Office chair and table = $100

Television
$150 x 3
= $450

Satellite
Decoders, dishes, subscription, installation etc.
=$110

Generator
$329

Electrical fittings
$100

Fliers, banners, infographics on Viewing Centre walls for active and passive Near education $500

Incentive refreshments, eg. cold drinks and occasional popcorns (I will pay for these).

Total:
$3539

Multi-Purpose Benefits of The Viewing Centre Structure

•Near Education and Sensitisation Centre: This temporary structure can be used to host small gatherings for talks and seminars or onboarding events.

•Near Meetups: As the number of Near Users grow, the structure can serve as a mustering point for Near Users and lovers to meet, strategise, socialise, etc.

  1. The Near Amateur League.

Even without the clout the football viewing centre will give me, I’m a fairly well-known figure with the youths of my community. We play football together and I know that there’s a lot of them who enjoy playing as much as watching it. I propose a small football competition where the winning team and two runners up get prizes in Near.

This event will present incredible onboarding opportunities as I will highlight presently.

Summary of Event

Maximum of 10 teams, 5 players a-side will register for the competition i.e. 50 players altogether. To register, all the teammates will have to have Near Wallets, and a registration fee of 1N will be paid. Seminars will be held to sensitise them about Near and the event. Competition itself will span 3 weeks after which the winning team and the runners up will emerge.

Benefits Of The Near Amateur League

•At the end of the League, coupled with the viewing centre, Near Protocol will be on the lips and digital devices of all the football loving youths in my community.
•No less than 100 wallets will be opened
•More publicity will be garnered for the viewing centre.

Cost

Jerseys: x50pieces $250

Footballs: x3 $50

Water, glucose, etc.: $50

Logistics (pitch and other organisational arrangements [banners, fliers, etc.]): $500
Prizes: Winning Team $300, 2nd place $175, 3rd place $100. Total Prizes: $575

Total $925

Grand Total:

$3964

Wallet id:
cryptomuse01.near
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Incentive refreshments, eg. cold drinks and occasional popcorns (I will pay for these).

Total:
$3539

Multi-Purpose Benefits of The Viewing Centre Structure

•Near Education and Sensitisation Centre: This temporary structure can be used to host small gatherings for talks and seminars or onboarding events.

•Near Meetups: As the number of Near Users grow, the structure can serve as a mustering point for Near Users and lovers to meet, strategise, socialise, etc.

  1. The Near Amateur League.

Even without the clout the football viewing centre will give me, I’m a fairly well-known figure with the youths of my community. We play football together and I know that there’s a lot of them who enjoy playing as much as watching it. I propose a small football competition where the winning team and two runners up get prizes in Near.

This event will present incredible onboarding opportunities as I will highlight presently.

Summary of Event

Maximum of 10 teams, 5 players a-side will register for the competition i.e. 50 players altogether. To register, all the teammates will have to have Near Wallets, and a registration fee of 1N will be paid. Seminars will be held to sensitise them about Near and the event. Competition itself will span 3 weeks after which the winning team and the runners up will emerge.

Benefits Of The Near Amateur League

•At the end of the League, coupled with the viewing centre, Near Protocol will be on the lips and digital devices of all the football loving youths in my community.
•No less than 100 wallets will be opened
•More publicity will be garnered for the viewing centre.

Cost

Jerseys: x50pieces $250

Footballs: x3 $50

Water, glucose, etc.: $50

Logistics (pitch and other organisational arrangements [banners, fliers, etc.]): $500
Prizes: Winning Team $300, 2nd place $175, 3rd place $100. Total Prizes: $575

Total $925

Grand Total:

$3964

Wallet id:
cryptomuse01.near

BlockquoteINTRODUCTION.

I live in Nigeria - a country that is crazy about football (soccer, in the US). From watching it, to playing it, to spending long hours talking about it… Nigerian youths spend a lot of their time (especially on weekends) participating, one way or another, in football. I propose a Near Sports Engagement and Education Initiative. This initiative will use sports as a tool to interface, engage and sensitize them to the benefits of the Near Protocol, and ultimately onboard them.
While there are other platforms under this initiative, they will be rolled out in phases. The Football Viewing Centre and The Near Amateur League are the two most pertinent platforms to be launched under the proposed Near Sports Engagement and Education Initiative, thus:

  1. FOOTBALL VIEWING CENTRE

All over the country, there are what is called football viewing centres where most youths watch football matches every week. The most modest football viewing centres may hold as many as 50 people, and since there are many teams with their own unique fans, there’s always a flow of fresh faces. There are viewing centres large enough to hold over 500 people at the same time. Getting 100 youths to open Near Wallets is great, but getting that many to use it fairly regularly is even better - and this is the goal of this project.

PROJECT SUMMARY

To establish a Football Viewing Centre that accepts Near Tokens as its primary means of payment for Football Matches viewed.

MODALITIES.

Phase 1 (Onboarding)

Once the viewing centre is set up, promotional events will be hosted. These events will feature:

•Free matches
•Help with opening at least 50 wallets
•Near Education and Sensitisation talks
•Food and drinks
•Near Airdrops

Phase 2 - Going “Live”

Having secured about 50 subscribers¹ during the promotion events, we will go live i.e. begin to show football matches.

Phase 3 - Continued Onboarding

Half-time talks to onboard newbies, and occasional refreshments incentivise subscribers will continue indefinitely.

PAYMENTS

Subscription

The most of payments for match viewing will be done by subscription. Customers will make one time payments in Near to cover for several months, or even a year, of match viewing.

MATERIALS NEEDED

Viewing Centre Structure:
Except in the rare event that an empty hall is perfectly positioned to serve the purposes of the viewing centre, one would need to be constructed from scratch. This is the story of most viewing centres: their operations are conducted from temporary structures.

A temporary structure will need to be erected.

Cost of rent (land): $300
Cost of constructing a 42 x 36 ft structure: $1300

Furniture
Chairs: @$7/chair, 50 chairs = $350
Office chair and table = $100

Television
$150 x 3
= $450

Satellite
Decoders, dishes, subscription, installation etc.
=$110

Generator
$329

Electrical fittings
$100

*[Fliers, banners, infographics, etc. on Viewing Centre walls for passive education: $500] *New addition in response to [quote=“AugustKinge, post:1, topic:11469, full:true”]
INTRODUCTION.

I live in Nigeria - a country that is crazy about football (soccer, in the US). From watching it, to playing it, to spending long hours talking about it… Nigerian youths spend a lot of their time (especially on weekends) participating, one way or another, in football. I propose a Near Sports Engagement and Education Initiative. This initiative will use sports as a tool to interface, engage and sensitize them to the benefits of the Near Protocol, and ultimately onboard them.
While there are other platforms under this initiative, they will be rolled out in phases. The Football Viewing Centre and The Near Amateur League are the two most pertinent platforms to be launched under the proposed Near Sports Engagement and Education Initiative, thus:

  1. FOOTBALL VIEWING CENTRE

All over the country, there are what is called football viewing centres where most youths watch football matches every week. The most modest football viewing centres may hold as many as 50 people, and since there are many teams with their own unique fans, there’s always a flow of fresh faces. There are viewing centres large enough to hold over 500 people at the same time. Getting 100 youths to open Near Wallets is great, but getting that many to use it fairly regularly is even better - and this is the goal of this project.

PROJECT SUMMARY

To establish a Football Viewing Centre that accepts Near Tokens as its primary means of payment for Football Matches viewed.

MODALITIES.

Phase 1 (Onboarding)

Once the viewing centre is set up, promotional events will be hosted. These events will feature:

•Free matches
•Help with opening at least 50 wallets
•Near Education and Sensitisation talks
•Food and drinks
•Near Airdrops

Phase 2 - Going “Live”

Having secured about 50 subscribers¹ during the promotion events, we will go live i.e. begin to show football matches.

Phase 3 - Continued Onboarding

Half-time talks to onboard newbies, and occasional refreshments incentivise subscribers will continue indefinitely.

PAYMENTS

Subscription

The most of payments for match viewing will be done by subscription. Customers will make one time payments in Near to cover for several months, or even a year, of match viewing.

MATERIALS NEEDED

Viewing Centre Structure:
Except in the rare event that an empty hall is perfectly positioned to serve the purposes of the viewing centre, one would need to be constructed from scratch. This is the story of most viewing centres: their operations are conducted from temporary structures.

A temporary structure will need to be erected.

Cost of rent (land): $300
Cost of constructing a 42 x 36 ft structure: $1300

Furniture
Chairs: @$7/chair, 50 chairs = $350
Office chair and table = $100

Television
$150 x 3
= $450

Satellite
Decoders, dishes, subscription, installation etc.
=$110

Generator
$329

Electrical fittings
$100

Fliers, banners, infographics on Viewing Centre walls for active and passive Near education: $500

Edited in response to this suggestion:

Blockquote

Incentive refreshments, eg. cold drinks and occasional popcorns (I will pay for these).

Total:
$3539

Multi-Purpose Benefits of The Viewing Centre Structure

•Near Education and Sensitisation Centre: This temporary structure can be used to host small gatherings for talks and seminars or onboarding events.

•Near Meetups: As the number of Near Users grow, the structure can serve as a mustering point for Near Users and lovers to meet, strategise, socialise, etc.

  1. The Near Amateur League.

Even without the clout the football viewing centre will give me, I’m a fairly well-known figure with the youths of my community. We play football together and I know that there’s a lot of them who enjoy playing as much as watching it. I propose a small football competition where the winning team and two runners up get prizes in Near.

This event will present incredible onboarding opportunities as I will highlight presently.

Summary of Event

Maximum of 10 teams, 5 players a-side will register for the competition i.e. 50 players altogether. To register, all the teammates will have to have Near Wallets, and a registration fee of 1N will be paid. Seminars will be held to sensitise them about Near and the event. Competition itself will span 3 weeks after which the winning team and the runners up will emerge.

Benefits Of The Near Amateur League

•At the end of the League, coupled with the viewing centre, Near Protocol will be on the lips and digital devices of all the football loving youths in my community.
•No less than 100 wallets will be opened
•More publicity will be garnered for the viewing centre.

Cost

Jerseys: x50pieces $250

Footballs: x3 $50

Water, glucose, etc.: $50

Logistics (pitch and other organisational arrangements [banners, fliers, etc.]): $500
Prizes: Winning Team $300, 2nd place $175, 3rd place $100. Total Prizes: $575

Total $925

Grand Total:

$4464

Wallet id:
cryptomuse01.near

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Hey :wave:. Thank You for your proposal. Could you please use this form?
Thank You :blush:

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Of course, @Dacha. Thank you.

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Hello! as @Dacha has asked, if you’re still confused at any point, let me known I can help out.

Above all, an awesome proposal you’re building already. I’m a Liverpool fan myself😁

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Thank you @IgbozeIsrael.

You’re very kind. I love Liverpool! YNWA!

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Hello, will the teams wear jerseys with NEAR Protocol logo on it? I think adding that to the league will make real sense.

How about the spectators? Will they also at some point receive like few minutes classes?

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Honestly, this seems like a beautiful initiative, I understand very well what it is to want to integrate young people with something that they are passionate about and involve them in NEAR through their interests. I also have an educational project ([Proposal] 1st NEAR Model of United Nations) and I will always give my support to this type of undertaking :star_struck: :soccer: :star_struck:

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Hello and thanks @IgbozeIsrael

Of course, these jerseys will have Near Protocol and Near Amateur League emblazoned on them.

Local football tournaments are probably the biggest crowd-pullers. It would hardly be prudent not to maximise this opportunity to address and educate the spectators. There will be a portable public address system to aid talking to the spectators.

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Hi, @Nicolasp2.

Thank you for your kind words. I checked out your proposal and it’s going to be impactful.

Well done!

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This is very interesting because I believe this is a start of something big. My questions are

First: which state will you begin with, because there are areas where this will be fully accepted and others who will be indifferent

Second: How do you plan on breaking the traditional method of hand to hand transfer of Naira which I know people are clearly used to

concerning the league this is very interesting, we can even incorporate other blockchain teams already established

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Thanks @damboy22

First, I’m in Akure, Ondo State. This is where the project will be domiciled.

I’ve spoken with a few people (guys in my area who live and breathe football - potential customers) and they said they’d love to be a part of the project. There’s increased apathy for the use of cash, even for mundane, everyday items, plus a majority of the youths are already involved - one way or another - with cryptocurrency. So the terrain is not completely strange to them.

So like I showed in the proposal, as soon as the structure is up, promotional events will be hosted solely for onboarding purposes, opening of wallets and helping customers to set up payments. I’m going to make it significantly cheaper to pay using Near, plus I’ll incentivise them with free drinks, etc. during every match.

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Agree with you. I’m not sure about all Marketing DAO councils, but I’m gonna support this proposal.

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Thanks @Dacha.

I look forward to starting this groundbreaking work.

:heart::heart:

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Love your response we are surely going to take over Nigeria and Africa starting from the grassroot

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@damboy22
Your confidence is inspiring!

Thanks.

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Yes
It’s really a great idea and will make massive impact.

We await the response of the council regarding it.

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Go for it ! Nice idea.

Will like to see a good video about it, and a list of new wallets created, you could make the participants to ask for funds on a DAO so they will also gain the experience of using a DAO, that is mind blowing really ! Democracy will improve thanks to DAOs, maybe I am a #NEARDAO lover haha =)

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Hi @AugustKinge that’s look like an amazing idea congrats !! Keep going :slightly_smiling_face: :+1:t4:

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Thanks @FritzWorm

I studied your work on “Crypto Beer” very closely. It is incredible! Obviously, I consulted your project while I crafted the proposal, and I have a feeling I’ll keep checking it as a reference as I go on.

Between you and @Dacha (mostly), I learnt the demands and procedures of transparency and accountability in the MarketingDAO. You can be sure that there’s going to be loads of videos (and tables, as necessary) showcasing the progress of each phase as we move forward.

Thank you again, @FritzWorm

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Thanks @Lebarondelisbonne

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