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Cincinnati Reds Deliver First-Class Experience For Our Kids

Scott Ruprecht - Thursday, September 15, 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.

The Cincinnati Reds helped us create an event these kids will remember forever! 11 kids from Holy Family and Westwood Elementary in Cincinnati, OH received the following:

-On-field experience to watch batting practice before the game.

-Personal interaction with 2010 MVP Joey Votto who autographed a baseball for each kid.

-Private tour of the dugout and clubhouse.

-Private SUITE for the game.

-Goodie bag that included a Bobblehead for each kid.

-Personal visit from the mascots.

The Reds defeated The Milwaukee Brewers 6-4.

The chaperones for the trip were Elder High School Varsity Baseball Coach Mark Thompson and Freshman Coach Rex Currin. We work hard to identify the right kids for our events and could not feel better about those selected for this experience.

A special thank you to Phil Castellini and Megan Stuerenberg from The Reds. We appreciate the attention given to Giveback Sports and we look forward to working together again.

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Teaming up with The Austin Spurs Nov 19

Scott Ruprecht - Wednesday, September 07, 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.

Nov 19 - We are thrilled to be teaming up with The Austin Spurs in their game against the Eerie Bayhawks in Austin, TX. 8 kids from Communities in Schools will get to go to the game and "High-5" the players for an on-court experience.

The Austin Spurs are an American basketball team of the NBA Development League based in Austin, Texas. The team plays their home games at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park.

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Featured on The Fox19 Morning Show

Scott Ruprecht - Wednesday, September 07, 2016


We were thankful to be featured on The Fox19 Morning Show with Frank Marzullo. We highlighted our giveback event with FC Cincinnati and our guests: 6 girls from the Dayton, KY soccer team.

You can watch it right here:

Fox19 Morning Show

Giveback event with The Cincinnati Reds

Scott Ruprecht - Wednesday, September 07, 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.

On Sept 13th we have a giveback event with The Cincinnati Reds. Reds owner, Phil Castellini is a fan of our mission at Giveback Sports.  The Reds will be playing The Milwaukee Brewers.

He has offered a Suite behind home plate and an on-field experience for the kids to watch batting practice!  Youth from Holy Family and Westwood Elementary on the westside of Cincinnati will be joining us for this incredible experience.

4:10 PM - Watch Batting Practice

7:10 PM - Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, MLB

 

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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.

You can view the rest of the article right here:

 

The Austin Business Journal

 

Fishing With Capt Wild Bill from "Deadliest Catch"

Scott Ruprecht - Wednesday, June 29, 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 love to fly fish at Giveback Sports and offer several outdoor travel packages. We had the opportunity June 20 - 27 to fish the Hannibal Bank in Panama with a great group and scout out a new program we will be offering to our clients.

Attendees:

Capt Wild Bill - Discovery Channel's "Deadliest Catch"

Steve Dougherty - Editor, Florida Sport Fishing

Ozzy Delgado - Senior Marketing Manager, Grundens

Raymond Douglas - CEO, King Sailfish Mounts

Scott Ruprecht - Founder & President, Giveback Sports

The fishing was spectacular. Species caught on the trip were yellowfin tuna (largest 170 lbs.), roosterfish, bluefin trevally, cubera snapper and jacks. Several tuna were caught over 100 lbs. We will have some exciting news regarding this new program and some additional events with Wild Bill!

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Giveback Event - Texas vs Baylor Baseball Game

Scott Ruprecht - Tuesday, May 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.

On Saturday May 21st, 7 students from Gus Garcia Leadership Academy and 2 from The Rise Up Program in Austin attended the Texas Longhorns vs Baylor Bears baseball game with us.

It was our kick-off event for Giveback Sports and the launch of our giving program. It could not have gone any better!

The kids had a blast at their first game. Prior to the game everyone received a private tour of the Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center.  They were able to see the Heisman Trophies of former Longhorn Stars Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams, The National Championship Trophies and more!

In the middle of the 6th inning one of our kids was able to stand on the University of Texas dugout and call out a reply to the crowd. He did an amazing job and UT gave him a Longhorns t-shirt, iTunes and Nike Gift card.

What a thrill for this young man.

Giveback Sports also arranged with The University of Texas for the kids to run the bases and toss a baseball around in the outfield after the game. The Longhorns defeated Baylor with a win in their last game of the season. Hook ‘em!

A special thank you to Cisco Garcia and Jordan Chaplik from Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy and Gil Parra from The University of Texas for working with us on this special event.

“Thank you again for today!! The boys had an awesome time. On the way out of the game they were all saying how great it felt to have something to do over the weekend so we really appreciate Giveback Sports and their mission.” - Jordan Chaplik, Gus Garcia Leadership Academy

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