2014 Africa Youth Games
The U.S. Olympic Committee was requested by the National Olympic Committee of Botswana to lend an assist in the organization of the second Africa Youth Games (AYG), scheduled for May 22-31, 2014. Because of SPI’s extensive multi-sport experience, the USOC turned to Sports & Properties, Inc. to serve as the USOC’s event management consultant to the Games.
The 2014 AYG is the continental edition of the IOC’s Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. The AYG will feature 2500 high-school aged athletes competing in 20 sports, with a total official delegation of over 4000.
SPI is providing consulting expertise to the Botswana Africa Youth Games Organizing Committee (BAYGOC) in all aspects of organizing and managing the Games, from developing the Games Master Plan and hiring staff to venue selection and sponsorship marketing.
2011 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships
Sports & Properties, Inc. served as the host organization for the 2011 AT&T U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Greensboro, NC, January 22-30, 2011. SPI wrote and directed the bid for the Championships, and then assembled and led a collaborative partnership among the Greensboro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greensboro Coliseum Complex, and Greensboro Sports Commission to successfully state the eight-day National Championships.
The 2011 U.S. Championships were the first in the 97-year history of the event to feature the three main components of the event – competition, practice, and FanFest – in one building, under one roof. This highly convenient set-up resulted in rave reviews from participants and national and international award nominations for the Championships. Overall attendance which exceeded 161,500 set the all-time event attendance record for the Greensboro Coliseum Complex.
SPI directed all major management, financial, marketing, and operational aspects of the event.