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GET REAL SPORTS SALES ANNOUCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH VALPARAISO ATHLETICS
Partnership includes efforts to increase group and season ticket sales for the 2012-13 men’s basketball season
Indianapolis, September 28, 2012 – Get Real Sports Sales (GRSS) and Valparaiso Athletics have announced a partnership with Valparaiso Athletics. The main goal for GRSS is to aid in increasing group and season ticket sales. GRSS, a results driven, outsourced ticket sales firm, will provide an experienced ticket sales staff in an effort to meet and exceed mutually agreed upon ticket sales goals.
“Our mission is to sell tickets so fans of Valparaiso basketball can experience the excitement of the Horizon League live and in person,” said Jake Vernon, President of Get Real Sports Sales. “Valpo has a great basketball history that we can combine with our expertise in ticket sales, database marketing, online sales and sales management. We are confident we can help Valparaiso with our proven program that has previously helped other Division 1 schools achieve and surpass their goals.”
Valparaiso University is not the first partnership with a collegiate sports program for GRSS. Other successful collegiate partnerships include: Butler University, Iowa State University, Wright State University, St. Bonaventure University, Xavier University, and Loyola University. GRSS not only works with universities but also partners with professional sports organizations including: the Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Timberwolves, Charlotte Bobcats, Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the PGA Tour.
“Get Real Sports Sales has a proven track record of success with similar programs and we look forward to utilizing their expertise to get more fans to experience the excitement and rich history of Valpo Athletics, said Mark LaBarbera,” Valparaiso University’s Director of Athletics. “Our partnership with Get Real Sports Sales allows us to maximize ticket sales revenue with a well executed sales campaign conducted by a proven staff of professional ticket sellers.”
GRSS, located in Carmel, Indiana, provides its clients with a flexible staffing model that can deliver results in any market, for any sport, and in any timeframe. Its collaborative sales approach with clients is a key factor in GRSS’ ability to reach short and long term revenue goals in an effective manner. GRSS takes pride in grooming goal-oriented sales executives to make strides and establish GRSS as the prime ticket sales outsourcing company worldwide. Since opening their doors 16 months ago, the company has grown from four to 22 employees and has plans to nearly double its staff in the next 18 months.