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MIT and Rice University

Scott Ruprecht - Thursday, July 06, 2017


We look forward to working with researchers from MIT and Rice University on their Entrepreneurship Success Initiative. This new study will follow Giveback Sports and other chosen startups over 2 years in an attempt to identify what factors, decisions, training and background experiences contribute to successful startup outcomes.

ESPN's 1410 Radio

Scott Ruprecht - Wednesday, July 05, 2017


It was great to speak with Justin Kinner, host of Sunday Morning Sports on ESPN's 1410 radio. Thanks for having us on the show and discussing Giveback Sports and the work we are doing with your audience.

Hall of Fame Dinner - NFL

Scott Ruprecht - Wednesday, July 05, 2017


Giveback Sports helps NFL Head Coach Raise Thousands For His Charity

Scott Ruprecht - Thursday, June 08, 2017


We had 2 of our trips in the Live Auction for The Marvin Lewis Community Fund Annual Fundraiser on Saturday. Pretty cool that Giveback Sports helped an NFL Head Coach (Cincinnati Bengals) raise thousands for his charity. They get to help students with scholarships and we get to send a bunch of kids to games. Win-Win.

ESPN Interview

Scott Ruprecht - Thursday, June 08, 2017


Founder Scott Ruprecht went on Lance McAlister's Show on ESPN 1530 to talk Giveback Sports, the mission and our impact in the community. The interview was 5:17 minutes.

Lance (excerpts):

"I was tipped off to this venture a few weeks ago and thought wait...this is a really cool concept."

"I am fascinated by what you are doing."

"Just talking to people this is gaining momentum and hitting its stride."

"I would think the looks on kids faces is very powerful and rewarding for you."

"Scott, I love this idea. Congrats on what you have going on. The mission sending kids to games who otherwise can't do it on their own. Really cool testimonials on the site."

 

 

The News Record

Scott Ruprecht - Sunday, May 07, 2017


An article about Giveback Sports from The News Record, the independent student news source at The University of Cincinnati. 

Read it HERE

FC Cincinnati - July 29 - Giveback Sports

Scott Ruprecht - Tuesday, April 18, 2017


 

Who Dey!

Scott Ruprecht - Wednesday, March 22, 2017


HER Magazine

Scott Ruprecht - Tuesday, March 21, 2017


From HER Magazine

Avoiding Culture Shock: The Questions You Should Be Asking During An Interview

Scott Ruprecht is the founder and president of Giveback Sports. He recently interviewed several candidates for various open positions. He told HER Magazine many college graduates and interns "are drawn to profit-plus-purpose businesses like Giveback Sports. For every ticket or travel package sold, we dedicate a portion of our profits to send less fortunate youth to live sporting events."

He believes companies like his have an advantage.

"We don't need to emphasize culture and vision during the interview process - candidates can see it right in front of them," says Ruprecht. "They just want to know how they can be part of it."

For the full article:  http://hermag.co/avoid-culture-shock-questions-asking-interview/

UC Basketball Giveback Event

Scott Ruprecht - Tuesday, February 28, 2017


 

Client purchases fueled another great giveback event this past weekend with The University of Cincinnati Bearcats Basketball.

Eight of our kids from Holy Family in Cincinnati had an on-court experience with The Bearcats, February 18. The #18 Bearcats defeated Tulsa 80-60.

Only eight kids have stood on-court next to the players during the National Anthem - and they were the giveback kids! It was a very special experience and a memory that will be engraved for a lifetime.

Before the game the kids watched warm-ups courtside.

The kids also received:

A Bearcat t-shirt

Autographed poster from Head Coach, Mick Cronin

Tickets to the game

Hot dogs, popcorn and drinks