The Long Island Junior Soccer League Friday announced a partnership with Cogeo Sports & Entertainment.
As per the terms of the agreement, all LIJSL clubs will have access to Cogeo’s expertise and services which include fundraising, sponsorships and tournament management. All clubs also will have access to educational resources and an opportunity to learn how each of these services can create an additional, positive revenue stream, in addition to membership dues, to support their operational needs.
“We are very pleased to partner with Cogeo Sports & Entertainment to provide this exciting opportunity to our member clubs to work with their management team. They can only benefit from Cogeo’s experience and success in developing and directing fundraising campaigns and have executed sponsorship deals for brands such Gatorade, adidas, Topps, and Nissan,” LIJSL director of marketing and member services Steve Padaetz said. “Their soccer-specific industry experience in assisting organizations with feasibility studies, such as the California Youth Soccer Association and East Bay United, to managing comprehensive fundraising initiatives for clubs and academies, such as with West-Mont United, the San Francisco Elite Academy and the YSC Academy, Cogeo’s suite of services will undoubtedly continue to promote the beautiful game and will only further assist our membership.”
Patrick Sampson, CEO of Cogeo Sports & Entertainment, viewed the partnership as a tremendous opportunity for the league and its 104 clubs.
“The LIJSL’s choice to partner with Cogeo is yet another example of the league’s industry leadership, vision and proactive approach to supporting the financial and operational success of its member clubs,” Sampson said. “Cogeo is excited to be an important resource for fundraising education, sponsorships and tournament management to ensure each member club has the long-term financial resources to achieve its operational mission.”
The partnership will kick off at the LIJSL’s 36th annual convention at the Huntington Hilton March 9-11 as Cogeo presents an education series for LIJSL clubs.