As idiotic as you are for doing such a thing, I Do agree with you in regards to 40 year olds needing sponsorships. Can some of you please answer this...why do you need sponsorship at such an age? Call me crazy, but shouldn't you already have an established career/job by then?
I sometimes see younger people playing conference who are always missing work to play, putting softball before a career and wonder how they'll turn out after the game passes them by. Is needing sponsorship at 40+ one of the results of not having a career due to softball when younger?
Maybe some people are just different. Even when I've been asked to play for free, I still offer to pay and if not, I'll buy drinks or pizza or whatever to show my appreciation.