SSIA Newsletter: Spring 2024

Industry Newsletters,

Happy Spring SSIA Community!
Spring EC Update

Thanks to all that attended the 2024 Sport & Social Conference! This was our highest-attended conference to date, and we can't wait to do it all again next year in...LAS VEGAS! After an amazing conference in Punta Cana, the Executive Committee now begins its focus on the upcoming election and EC retreat, where we get together in person and set the next year of priorities. This year we plan to visit the location of the 2025 Conference, Las Vegas! See below for more information regarding how you can run for an EC position. 
~ Your SSIA Team
We value your feedback! Please share any you have regarding our efforts.
Executive Committee Election
Do you know the role of the Executive Committee? Or the various positions filled by this elected board? Learn all about it here

There are 5 Executive Committee positions available this year. If you are interested in joining the industry's leadership team, fill out the nomination form.

Nominations will close April 10th, with voting following soon after. 
Executive Committee Nomination Form
Recognizing SSIA Member Achievements
Congratulations to ALL of the 2024 SSIA Social Star Award nominees and winners! We received a record number of nominations (and votes) this year, which shows how much our industry enjoys celebrating the success of our peers!

And the Winners are...
  • BEST VIDEO CAMPAIGN (In House): Players Sport & Social Group
  • BEST VIDEO CAMPAIGN (Professional): Chicago Sport and Social Club
  • BEST MARKETING INNOVATION: Underdog Sports Leagues
  • BEST PRODUCT INNOVATION: Volo Sports & Lexington SSC
  • INDUSTRY IMPACT AWARD: Sal Farruggia, Owner of LI-Kick 
  • PHILANTHROPY AWARD: Recognizing all the Nominees!
Special Shout Out to Paxton Wunsch for producing &
Chris Hastings for hosting the awards show!
Learn more about the Winners
Committee Corner
Are you interested in becoming more involved in the industry?
Join a Subcommittee that focuses on something you're passionate about!
We are excited to announce the SSIA has officially partnered with the Sponsorship Marketing Association! The goal of this partnership is to provide ALL member clubs with a wide range of benefits, including:
  • Sponsorship valuations for Tier 1, 2 & 3 size clubs
  • Annual SMA Membership for ALL SSIA Member Clubs ($1,200 value, see how to register below)
  • Tailored educational resources for SSIA members
    • This includes access to podcasts, webinars, and a full wealth of knowledge sharing accessible online.
  • Discounted access to the annual Sponsorship Mastery Summit in Chicago (10/2/2024-10/4/2024)

Accessing all these benefits and resources is easy. The SSIA has invested in 1 SMA membership seat for each SSIA Member. Simply share who from your organization will be accessing SMA content here and we will get them added! 

In order for the DEI committee to provide tools to make your business better, we think the best place to start is to understand where the industry stands. We are requesting 15 minutes of your time and have you complete a survey. So grab a tea/coffee/water, get comfortable and CLICK HERE to fill out the survey!

If you have additional questions, please contact us. We value your time and willingness to participate!

Please check out the "Sports League Locator" that was launched in January on We are tracking the impact of this tool and will be sharing with all members soon. 

We want the 2025 Conference in Las Vegas to be everything you dreamed of...and more! Please submit your Post Conference Survey and let us know what you're looking for.

Thank you to our Partners
Thank you to our Sponsors