Instead of having college students form teams to play in the annual Warsaw Classic, the student-organized tournament decided to become more community-focused, partnering with KIDSPORTS to benefit the youth of Eugene and Springfield.
“The Sports Business Clubs primary focus is providing undergraduate sports business students opportunities to gain experience in the field of sports , and now we have a great youth sports property to manage,” said Tournament Director and University of Oregon senior, Steven Strand.
“We are essentially playing the role now of an agency by handling all of the marketing, sponsorship, and operations of the event.”
The KIDSPORTS Invitational has the same model—64 teams and 320 total players – as before, and again will be hosted at the University of Oregon’s historic Mac Court. Quite the experience for these youngsters.
Despite the restructure, it will still be a one-day tournament on Sunday, February 28th at 9:00 a.m.
The Warsaw Sports Business Club wants to connect local children with the University at a young age and subsequently create a positive, memorable experience for participants and their families.
Money raised through sponsorship of this tournament will go towards the Stephen Dember Memorial Scholarship Fund as well as the Emerald Scholarship Fund, the fund established for KIDSPORTS participants.
Everyone is welcome to come: friends, parents and siblings, so be sure to come out and support the Warsaw Sports Business Club and cheer on the kids!
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