Success Stories

Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance

We asked the team at Sports Strategies to develop a brand new event from the ground up that would shine a spotlight on our Pikes Peak region's trail system. They handled the event from the larger branding and marketing overview, sponsorship sales and development, and outlining a financial plan. They even delivered details all the way down to the nuts and bolts of building a website and social media platforms. Now we have a world-class mountain bike event that truly reflects the quality of outdoor recreation in Colorado Springs.

Toby Gannett
Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance Board Member and Chair of the Organizing Committee,  Pikes Peak APEX presented by RockShox

Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau

We contracted with Randy DuTeau and Sports Strategies for a community assessment of our sports tourism market, which has yielded positive results.

Randy was always very accessible, responsive, and easy to work with in general. Once he surveyed CVB staff (the CVB handles the sports tourism market for Athens) and partners/stakeholders in our city, he provided a complete report that told of our capabilities or potential in this market and suggested groups that we could target. He came to Athens to help us with our presentation of the results to our local community. 

Even after the work was completed, he has continued to be involved with us and guide us. An example was when he came to Athens to help us form an advisory committee with people who had been targeted to serve on this committee, which was one of the recommendations of the report. Randy is a pleasure with whom to work, and we are glad to have contracted with him and his company, which has allowed us to make strides in this important market. 

In comparing sports bookings in our present fiscal year to last fiscal year, with only eight months in, we’re already seven percent ahead of last fiscal year’s bookings. There are a number of groups that we expect to covert to definite pieces of businesses by the end of this fiscal year, so this number should go up dramatically.  Better engagement / alignment with UGA Athletics has been one of the more positive action items to come out of his assessment, and an impressive number of groups that we expect to book are a result of this relationship with UGA.

Chuck Jones, LEC

VP of Sales, Marketing, and Outreach

Classic Center Cultural Foundation

Archery Shooters Association

I have had the pleasure of working with Randy while executing our national archery events in several different communities and on several occasions over the last few years. We have always had an excellent working relationship and Randy’s experience and background has always been a real plus. When you are planning to host upwards of 2,000 participants at your event his ability to balance the needs of his community and the needs of organizations such as ours is truly appreciated.  We value our relationship with Randy and look forward to working with him again.

Michael Tyrell

President, Archery Shooters Association

Adventure Enablers

Working with Randy has been a great advantage for us planning our events.  We stage multiple adventure races on the same weekend with racers at different locations throughout the event.  His attention to detail, promotions and logistics were a great benefit for us when we hosted the National United States Adventure Racing Championship at one of his venues.  With so many moving parts happening at the same time, it was great working with Randy to ensure the event went smoothly.

Mike Spiller

Adventure Enablers (formerly Rev3 Adventures)

 

City of Augusta

During nine years spent as mayor of Augusta, I had the pleasure of working directly with Randy DuTeau to help stage some of the city’s most successful sporting events. From the Ironman 70.3 Augusta to the International Mountain Biking Association's World Summit, we were successful in recruiting a wide variety of sporting events which contributed greatly to our local economy, and Randy played a key role in making this happen. I consider Randy both a friend and a subject matter expert in his field.

Deke Copenhaver

Former Mayor of Augusta, Georgia

USA Cycling

USA Cycling’s relationship with Randy goes back over 20 years. He will soon be overseeing the operations of his fourth cycling national championship for us. We really appreciate his ability to understand every facet of what goes into a major event and his ability to deliver it at the highest level.

Micah Rice

USA Cycling