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Giveback Sports Kicks-Off Cincinnati at FC Game!

Scott Ruprecht - Sunday, July 31, 2016


 

*Make Your Tickets Mean More - On every sports ticket or travel package you buy, a portion of our profits gives kids a chance to experience games like you do. Kids who otherwise can't do it on their own.

We had our first giveback with FC Cincinnati on Saturday, July 30. We were joined by 6 hard-working girls from the Dayton, KY soccer team along with their Head Coach and Assistant. The girls never had a chance to do anything like this before. As of 2013, Dayton, KY had 34.7% of its residents with an income below the poverty line. We really wanted to do something for the youth in this area.

We arrived early to meet Josh Staley from FC Cincinnati. Josh gave the group a private tour of The Lindner Center at The University of Cincinnati for about 45 minutes. The girls were able to see what Division I Athletics look like and how hard work and determination can pay off. They finally warmed up after 20 mins or so and started asking some great questions!

The gates opened at 6 PM and Giveback Sports treated the girls and coaches to food and drink from the concession stand.  We anxiously awaited the start of the game at 7 PM. Although we didn't get a win against Charleston Battery a 1-1 tie is much better then a loss and keeps them in 3rd place and within striking distance of 1st.

Thank you FC Cincinnati for rolling out the red carpet for our event and giving the group a wonderful experience!

Fox 19 covered the event and the segment will air at 11:15 PM, Sunday July 31.

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Headed to iCast This Week

Scott Ruprecht - Monday, July 11, 2016


*Make Your Tickets Mean More - On every sports ticket or travel package you buy, a portion of our profits gives kids a chance to experience games like you do. Kids who otherwise can't do it on their own.

We are headed to iCast this week in Orlando. We have our roots in the outdoor industry and look forward to spending time with friends from SMITH, Grundens, HUK, Yeti, etc.

In addition to sports tickets and travel packages to events like The Masters, NASCAR, Final Four - we have several outdoor adventures. Guatemala Billfishing (the best in the world), Amazon Peacock Bass Fishing, Belize Fly Fishing and The Yukon. We have fished all these destinations and they are outstanding! When these packages are purchased by clients we will dedicate a portion of those profits on getting youth outside to partake in this activity.

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Austin Business Journal

Scott Ruprecht - Tuesday, July 05, 2016


Austin ticket company startup sends disadvantaged kids to ballgames

An Austin entrepreneur has launched a ticket company that dedicates a portion of profits to send disadvantaged children to sporting events.

Scott Ruprecht founded Giveback Sports LLC in May as a way to generate business while providing youths with pastime activities.

“We want to give underprivileged kids the chance to go to games, watch their favorite players, role models, et cetera,” he said. “Something they may not be able to do on their own.”

The company, which is based in Ohio and operates an Austin office, employs two workers. It’s self-funded and held its first giveback event at a May 21 University of Texas baseball game with children from the Gus Garcia Leadership Academy and The Rise Program, Ruprecht said.

Ruprecht is also the founder of Ohio-based Sportfishing Wordwide LLC and Sailfish Bay, a 25-person Guatemalan company he sold in 2011. Giveback Sports markets high-end travel packages to sporting events such as tennis and golf tournaments.

Last week, the Halcyon Incubator, an affiliate of the Washington, D.C.-based S&R Foundation, reported that Austin ranks No. 3 in the nation as a city to start a social impact business. Washington, D.C., and San Francisco ranked No. 1 and 2 respectively.

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The Austin Business Journal