Sports Innovation Texas is proud to welcome the Austin Sports Commission as an inaugural Foundation Partner. Drew Hays (Director, Austin Sports Commission) spoke of the natural synergies between the two organizations:
“Our mission at the Austin Sports Commission is to generate economic impact by attracting sporting events and meetings to the greater Austin area, thereby enhancing the quality of life for all residents. So we saw an obvious connection with Sports Innovation Texas’ mission to grow the economy of the region across the intersection of technology, data & digital with sports, esports, fitness & wellness. We look forward to working together with Thomas Alomes and the rest of the SITX team to realize our shared vision of Austin as a global destination for sports and innovation.”
As part of the Foundation Partnership, Drew will join the SITX Sports Business Advisory Board, alongside industry leaders from Spurs Sports & Entertainment, SXSW and McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin shaping the future of the local sports & innovation ecosystem.
The Austin Sports Commission, part of Visit Austin – the City’s Official Convention & Visitors Bureau, is responsible for attracting and retaining sporting events and meetings to the Greater Austin area. It’s known as a valuable community organization that supports the quality of the visitor experience by offering a seamless experience for event organizers seeking destinations for their events that results in economic impact.
Notable events include: Formula 1 United States Grand Prix, World Golf Championships – Dell Technologies Match Play, X Games, Red Bull MotoGP Grand Prix of The Americas, AVP Beach Volleyball, USA Volleyball Boys National Championships, NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving National Championships, the Davis Cup, Rogue Fitness Invitational and many more.
If you work in sports, fitness, health or esports (or are looking to break into the industry) in Austin or Central Texas then you can sign-up for free as a Sports Innovation Texas Member. Also be sure to follow us on Linkedin and Twitter for regular local and global industry updates.