The staff at Central Virginia Sports (CVS) has 20+ years of sport management, marketing & tourism experience. CVS is experienced in several different areas in sport event management and sports development from feasibility research, recruitment, marketing & promotion, event management & operations, event impact tracking and post event reports. CVS is also skilled at the specific details that are important to a full-serviced sporting event. Contact us to learn more about the services we provide and how we can assist you.
Sport Event Recruitment & Facility Marketing
CVS actively identifies event Request for Proposals (RFPs) and networks throughout the year with National Governing Bodies (NGBs) & event owners seeking event partnerships. CVS staff is highly skilled & experienced with matching events with the right facilities.
Event Research, Bid Proposals & Presentations
CVS partners for event bids with our community sports groups (CSGs). Local CSG partners can range from the very experienced incorporated 501C organizations to newly-formed groups of sport enthusiasts. CVS can take the lead in bidding and presenting to sanctioning bodies or event owners.
Assist NGBs, event owners, and community partners with selecting the best facilities with the appropriate amenities to assure a successful event. Work with the venue to secure the needs of the event partners.
Event Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Development
CVS will often coordinate and serve on the LOC for secured sporting events. The LOC offers management and knowledge of all event areas and is essential for seamless planning.
Maintaining consistent relationships with local media (radio, print and television) will allow CVS to develop positive and supportive coverage of local events. The media is typically the first in-kind partner secured for events to ensure proper event promotion and coverage. CVS can offer feature ideas or personal stories to suggest to the media for advanced coverage.
Sport Event Housing
Act as the housing liaison between the guest and the hoteliers. Secure the best available rate and amenities for each sports group. Manage preferred hotel programs for certain repeat partners.
Event RFP Development
Assist event owners and organizations with event RFP details. Identify specific needs to be in the RFP for making a successful event.
Sponsorship & Fundraising
We can assist an event owner or organization in outlining the proper sponsorship program for your event or business. Assistance can be provided to help determine sponsor targets, design proposals and create sponsor benefits. We can also provide local fundraising guidance and often secure in-kind support to alleviate event-related expenses. Local host organizations may qualify for sports development sponsorship funds.
City & County Relations
CVS works closely with multiple county and government agencies and has the contacts for necessary permits and city services. The right agency contact is key to efficient planning. Ensuring all authorities are informed and supporting the event reduces last minute conflicts on event day.
Event or League Management
With over 20+ years of event management experience on multiple levels, our staff can assist organizations with all aspects of event management. We can also provide insight on the best practices of league operations for successful & efficient league management.
Facility Management & Operations
We can assist with identifying measures on how to operate a facility more efficiently. We will use our 10+ years of sports facility management experience to assist with ensuring facilities meet event logistical needs.
We will utilize our extensive network of volunteers and community partnerships to engage with the events we work with to ensure great support and provide passionate people with great service.
With our knowledge of local expenses, we can assist with creating a budget for any event. We will also work with local organizations & event owners to identify measures that keep their operations financially healthy. Our staff has several years of sports organization profit & loss management & financial feasibility experience.