Great idea guys, total respect
Have you got a plan b (& c), perhaps they do not have the money we think / they say they have, what then. Is there a way of helping him gain publicity (marketing) & consequently increase sales or something?
Alternatively you could spin it that you're visiting him to thank him for helping our club. I just think you may be dealing with a different situation we've been led to believe exists.
Perhaps his brother would respect your commttment & help out. Perhaps thats plan d - the family embaressment / competition...