LIJSL Announces Partnership with Cogeo Sports & Entertainment
February 23, 2018
February 22nd, 2018 - The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), one of the largest youth soccer leagues in the United States, is very pleased to announce its latest partnership with non-profit management experts and considered a one stop shop for soccer clubs, Cogeo Sports & Entertainment.
As part of the terms of the agreement, all LIJSL member clubs will have access to Cogeo’s expertise and services which include fundraising, sponsorships and tournament management. All LIJSL clubs 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”, commented LIJSL Director of Marketing & Member Services Steve Padaetz. “Their soccer-specific industry experience in assisting organizations with feasibility studies, such as the California Youth Soccer Association (Cal North) 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”, he added.
Patrick Sampson, the CEO of Cogeo Sports & Entertainment, views the partnership as a tremendous opportunity for the League and its member 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. 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 new partnership will kick off at the League’s upcoming 36th Annual Convention held at the Hilton Long Island Huntington Hotel on March 9-11th, as Cogeo presents an education series specifically for LIJSL membership clubs.
About Cogeo Sports & Entertainment - Cogeo provides organizational advice and development (fundraising), sponsorship and tournament management services to nonprofits to optimize their efficiency and long-term sustainability. Cogeo’s management team has 40+ years of philanthropic management and fundraising experience raising over $600 million for more than 100 nonprofit clients.
About Long Island Junior Soccer League – Established in 1966, the not-for profit, Ronkonkoma, NY based LIJSL is one of the largest youth soccer leagues in the United States. The League, with over 100-member clubs - more than 5,000 volunteers and almost 60,000 registered players, offers various youth soccer programs for participants from five to nineteen years of age.