Connect Sports Pledges $150,000 to Help Restart NGB Sporting Events

Connect Sports announces Connect NGB Hero Campaign, a $150,000 investment to help celebrate athletes and sports tourism post-COVID-19. 

Connect Sports Pledges $150,000 to Help Restart NGB Sporting Events

Connect Sports announced today that they are launching the Connect NGB Hero Campaign, a $150,000 investment to help celebrate athletes and sports tourism post-COVID-19. Grants are available to all National Governing Bodies (NGB) of Sports in the USA immediately and are available up to $5,000 per organization.

“Because NGBs have stood behind us for so many years, it’s now our turn to support them with the Connect NGB Heroes Campaign. Now is perfect timing for us to step in and help relaunch NGBs events for the good of the entire sports tourism industry,” says Connect Meetings Vice President Patrick Higgins. The grants may be used for PPE gear for staff and volunteers, travel expenses, training and more.

Connect Sports is committed to bringing networking opportunities, education and best practices, as well as memorable experiences to sports leaders who are responsible for logistics, including site selection and operations of sporting events for their companies.  

“Connect Sports is a leader in providing resources for the sport tourism industry. They’ve helped us make many connections with cities and facilities we wouldn’t have made on our own. They really take the time to get to know our needs and listen to how they can better provide support to the NGBs,” says Kristina Cox, USA Volleyball director of events.

To see if you qualify, please contact Connect Meetings Vice President Patrick Higgins,

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