We hope that your Fall 2019 leagues are booming and that the weather is cooperating nicely. It's been a busy season for the SSIA with 2020 Conference prep, new member, partner and sponsor recruitment efforts, visiting a few members and starting the planning process for the 2021 Conference!
This month, we will share some important information about the 2020 Conference, along with the links to our September Lunch N Learn and Q4 National Quarterly Call for those of you who couldn't join us. We will also cover a new and existing member policy, welcome back a sponsor, and highlight a member, partner and event.
If you have any questions or comments, or would like to be considered for a future Highlight opportunity, please contact Krissy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ Your SSIA Team
Upcoming 2020 Conference Information & Reminders
Networking, learning, and more with your Sport & Social peers! The 10th Annual Sport & Social Industry Association is heading south of the border to the Hard Rock Cancun in Mexico from February 18th-21st, 2020. This all-inclusive experience is the premier opportunity to learn, network & collaborate with those inside your industry.
This year will again feature specific “learning tracks” for different types of employees and attendees, with 18 available 60 - 90-minute seminars geared toward Management, Sales or Operations!
We are offering attendees two different ways to save money:
Early Bird pricing for additional attendees (first attendee FREE):
$350 per additional attendee if registered on or before November 15th, 2019
After November 15th, 2019, prices increase to $450 per attendee for Tier 1 members, $405 for Tier 2 members, or $360 for Tier 3 members
Rebates for booking room(s) early:
$300 per attendee if booked on or before October 1st, 2019
$200 per attendee if booked on or before November 15th, 2019
$100 per attendee if booked on or before January 1st, 2020
How Rebates Work
When you book your hotel by a certain date (see rebate schedule below), you get a credit back from the SSIA. This applies to registered conference attendees only (not guests).
Hotel Room Rates (per night, all inclusive of F&B):
Single $ 438.00
Double $ 496.00
Extra/person $ 160.00
See the table below for how these rebates could impact your conference costs:
Attendees in room
Room Cost (3 night rate)
Room Cost - Rebate
Per night/person w/o Rebate
Per night/ person w rebate
*Rebates to be issued within 30 days after the conference as credits towards future membership or conferences. For ACH options, please email email@example.com. **Applies to the $200 rebate level
Visit www.ssia.us/conference to register, view the agenda, book your room, and much more! Don’t forget, this event is only open to SSIA members, sponsors and partners. Please contact Krissy Greenleaf at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in membership or becoming a sponsor or partner.
New Member Policy
In September, the Membership Committee approved a new process for accepting new members and members who are returning to the SSIA after a hiatus. Once a potential member's initial interview is complete, and their application and trade references have been reviewed by the Membership Committee, the process will be as follows:
Krissy will email the primary contacts for all active SSIA members to let them know that we have a potential member, and that they have 2 business days to submit any comments, concerns or objections that are legitimate, documented or provable ethics violations. If there are no objections, they are welcomed as a member.
Any member responses will be followed up by the Membership and Grievance Committees within 2-3 business days. At that time it will be determined if their membership will be approved.
Please keep in mind that this new process is not intended to address normal market competition. While the Membership and Grievance Committees are addressing a concern, we ask that the matter stays private. Please email Krissy directly at email@example.com with questions..
Aleacia Miller, Director of Kaboom Sports & Social Club in Pensacola, FL, started a Sunday Grass Volleyball Tournament earlier this summer. She has continued with them monthly into the fall due to their popularity with players, with some even coming from neighboring areas including Navarre, FL, Dothan, AL and Mobile, AL. Plus, this gives her the chance to increase revenue by picking up field space from the city on days that they aren't in use for their rec leagues.
Aleacia feels that the keys to success and keeping it social are to change up the format each tournament and offer great prizes. She hooked up with a local mug shop to design custom mugs and glasses for 1st Place winners, and is also offering cash prizes. So far, the tournament formats have included Co-ed, Doubles, Three's, Single-Sex and Reverse Co-ed.
Keep up the great work, Aleacia!
This Fall, SSIA members get 20% off their purchase when they buy 2 GAMETIME Scoreboard units. Visit the Locker Room for the promo code!
Gametime Technologies’ Portable Scoreboard and Audio Player is designed to bring the fun and atmosphere of the stadium to your indoor & outdoor sports and activities. By connecting your iPhone or iPad to the Gametime Scoreboard iOS App, you can remotely control and fully customize your Gametime Scoreboard as you play. Check out a testimonial from one of their customers HERE.
Contact Fil Ivanovski today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Event of the Month
Event Name: Louisville Field Day Date: July 27th, 2019 Location: Seneca Park, Louisville, KY Cost: $20-$35 Event Producers: LXC Sports Number of Participants: 125 Contact: Brett Chastain at email@example.com
This month, Felix Goodson caught up with Brett Chastain from LXC Sports to discuss the Louisville Field Day. Click HERE to read the interview and learn more about the event!
We are excited to welcome Chad Day with Mobile Leagues back as a Gold Sponsor this year! Mobile Leagues is a custom mobile application, built with your club's branding and own app in the Apple and Android stores, that connects to LeagueLab and custom platforms. Your players can subscribe to push notifications for game reminders, team chat, rainout notifications, and much more. Players are prompted for feedback after their games about their opponents and referees -- don't wait for a mid-season survey to deal with unhappy players! Boost your retention by connecting with those players immediately!
Contact Chad Day at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Important Reminders & Announcements
The correct date to take advantage of the $200 rebate per conference attendee is November 15th, 2019 (not the 1st)! We realized that we announced two separate dates for this, so our apologies for any confusion. Hey...at least that gives you two more weeks to book and save!
If you missed the September Lunch N Learn with Fil Ivanvski from GAMETIME Scoreboards on September 24th and/or the Q4 National Quarterly Call on October 24th, check out the recording in the Members-only Locker Room. They are both located under Member Benefits in the Member Collaboration tab.
Don't get hit with the $250 reinstatement fee for late renewals! Please be sure to pay your invoice on or before the due date. Invoices are sent out 90 days prior via email from email@example.com. Reminder emails go out 30 days prior, followed by calls, texts, etc.