August Newsletter

Letter From The President: Warren Moon

The month started out with Seafair going on in Seattle, a big yacht and boating weekend, which includes hydroplane races, a parade, gala, and the famous Blue Angels air show. Our good friend Rob Angel has a huge annual Seafair party at his house on the lake where all the festivities take place. Dave came up for the weekend and all our close friends had a great time celebrating the weekend in Seattle.

On Wednesday I traveled to Canton, OH for the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement festivities celebrating the leagues 50th year. It was a big turnout as we had 114 Hall of Famers come to celebrate the induction of Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Junior Seau, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff, Ron Wolf, and Bill Polian. It’s always a great time to be back in Canton with my fellow Hall of Famers and greet the new guys coming in.

The Hall of Fame changed the schedule this year with the Gold Jacket Dinner now taking place on Thursday and a sold out Aerosmith concert of 22,000 people on Friday. The record-breaking weekend continued as the induction ceremony on Saturday was in front of a sold-out crowd of 23,000 people. When the weekend was complete it ended up as the largest Hall of Fame weekend in history including revenue generated. Congratulations to George Veras and David Baker at the Hall of Fame and to everyone else involved in making it such a great weekend.

While in Canton I did an interview with NFL Media discussing my first Super Bowl memory, which took me back to Super Bowl I played at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1967 when I was 11 years old. With the game being in Los Angeles, current broadcast rules at the time blacked it out on local TV, can you imagine that happening today? Since it was unwatchable, I ended up playing football on the street with my friends and we would occasionally run over to the radio to check the score. So there it is, my first Super Bowl memory I wasn’t even able to watch.

The following week I traveled to New York on Thursday, August 13th to participate in a flag football game with the NFL media production department. Since I was the only quarterback I played for both teams therefore I couldn’t lose, yet I also somehow managed to be on the losing team.

From New York it was back to Seattle for the first preseason game of the year against the Denver Broncos. While we lost 22-20, it was good to be back into the booth, get reacquainted with my broadcast partner Steve Raible, and get the season underway, unofficially at least.

The following day I was invited to the Seattle Gift Show where I spoke to a group of young entrepreneurs about the challenges of starting a new business, the payoffs of hard work, perseverance, and how to brand yourself and continuously improve it.

In the two days following, I attended the Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge celebrity golf tournament, attended by many Seahawk alumni including: Jim Zorn, Dave Craig, Curt Warner, Ricky Waters, and Hall of Famers such as Lynn Swann and Mike Haynes. The money raised directly benefitted the Virginia Mason Hospital. The tournament also coincides with the PGA Champions Tour and is a kickoff to a great week in Snoqualmie.

The month started out with Seafair going on in Seattle, a big yacht and boating weekend, which includes hydroplane races, a parade, gala, and the famous Blue Angels air show.  Our good friend Rob Angel has a huge annual Seafair party at his house on the lake where all the festivities take place.  Dave came up for the weekend and all our close friends had a great time celebrating the weekend in Seattle.

On Wednesday I traveled to Canton, OH for the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement festivities celebrating the leagues 50th year.  It was a big turnout as we had 114 Hall of Famers come to celebrate the induction of Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley, Junior Seau, Will Shields, Mick Tingelhoff, Ron Wolf, and Bill Polian.  It’s always a great time to be back in Canton with my fellow Hall of Famers and greet the new guys coming in.

The Hall of Fame changed the schedule this year with the Gold Jacket Dinner now taking place on Thursday and a sold out Aerosmith concert of 22,000 people on Friday.  The record-breaking weekend continued as the induction ceremony on Saturday was in front of a sold-out crowd of 23,000 people.  When the weekend was complete it ended up as the largest Hall of Fame weekend in history including revenue generated.  Congratulations to George Veras and David Baker at the Hall of Fame and to everyone else involved in making it such a great weekend.

While in Canton I did an interview with NFL Media discussing my first Super Bowl memory, which took me back to Super Bowl I played at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1967 when I was 11 years old.  With the game being in Los Angeles, current broadcast rules at the time blacked it out on local TV, can you imagine that happening today?  Since it was unwatchable, I ended up playing football on the street with my friends and we would occasionally run over to the radio to check the score.  So there it is, my first Super Bowl memory I wasn’t even able to watch.

The following week I traveled to New York on Thursday, August 13th to participate in a flag football game with the NFL media production department.  Since I was the only quarterback I played for both teams therefore I couldn’t lose, yet I also somehow managed to be on the losing team.

From New York it was back to Seattle for the first preseason game of the year against the Denver Broncos.  While we lost 22-20, it was good to be back into the booth, get reacquainted with my broadcast partner Steve Raible, and get the season underway, unofficially at least.

The following day I was invited to the Seattle Gift Show where I spoke to a group of young entrepreneurs about the challenges of starting a new business, the payoffs of hard work, perseverance, and how to brand yourself and continuously improve it.

In the two days following, I attended the Seahawks Rumble at the Ridge celebrity golf tournament, attended by many Seahawk alumni including: Jim Zorn, Dave Craig, Curt Warner, Ricky Waters, and Hall of Famers such as Lynn Swann and Mike Haynes.  The money raised directly benefitted the Virginia Mason Hospital. The tournament also coincides with the PGA Champions Tour and is a kickoff to a great week in Snoqualmie.

I then traveled up to Canada to visit the University of British Columbia two-a-day football practices since I recently got involved in helping them rebuild their program through fundraising and motivating their players.  I spoke to the team, had a dinner with their 13th man board, and attended two practices.  It was great to go up there and contribute to young Canadian athletes who are trying to become professionals; I always enjoy giving back to the country where my career started.

That weekend I traveled with the Seahawks to Kansas City for the second preseason game.  I lived in Kansas City during my playing career for three years and still maintain good relationships there.  Dave flew out for the weekend and we had a meeting with our newest client, Athlete Network.  That evening I had dinner with a good friend and Hall of Famer Bobby Bell and enjoyed the great KC BBQ at Char Bar.  I always try to find a new BBQ place when I’m in Kansas City and Char Bar gets my recommendation.

The following day we played the Chiefs losing a close one 19-13. However, we got a chance to see a lot of young players participate in that game making strong impressions with the first round of roster cuts closely approaching.

After Kansas City I was down in Irvine for Sports 1 Marketing’s 5th annual Fantasy Football draft where everyone had a great time, including all the bad food you can think of.  I wasn’t too happy with my draw as the 12th pick, but had a good draft overall highlighted by Drew Brees and Jamal Charles.  We have a 14-man league which makes it more difficult and waters down the talent, however it was a lot of fun and we’ll see how the season works out and ultimately who wins the Lombardi trophy.

After the draft we headed up the Manhattan Beach for the Tastemakers of LA event held by our partners Trine, (formerly Beck and Score) who specialize in high quality sports and entertainment experiences.  Afterwards we had dinner at Nick’s steakhouse and got together with a lot of friends.

Friday we headed down to Del Mar for a good time at the races, although we didn’t win any money it was just fun to be in the atmosphere.  After the racetrack we continued south to the Gaslamp Quarter in San Diego for dinner before finishing the night at Omnia to celebrate a good friends birthday.

On Saturday, we had a Sports 1 Marketing tailgate party at Qualcomm prior to the Seahawks vs. Chargers game.  The Seahawks played an uneventful game but had a great ending kicking a 60-yard field goal with 20 seconds left through the hot humid air.

After the game was over we headed over to the airstrip and caught a jet to Las Vegas where we continued the birthday celebrations with dinner at Nobu then ended the night at Hyde to round out the birthday celebrations.

Extremely exciting way to start the month with the Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend and to end it with a Seahawk win and great trip to Las Vegas, really looking forward to the month of September when football is real.  Only 16 games and they all count.

Sincerely,

Warren Moon

 

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San Jose State University—San Jose, CA 9/3/15
KNBR Radio—San Francisco, CA 9/3/15
Stanford University—Palo Alto, CA 9/3/15
You Are Not Alone Radio—9/8/15
Friends for Fragile X: Charity Celebration—Ladera Ranch, CA 9/12/15
Joe Namath, March of Dimes Golf Tournament—Bethpage, NY 9/16/15
Southwestern Law School—Los Angeles, CA 9/21/15
GEANCO Impact Africa Hollywood Gala—Hollywood, CA 9/21/15
The Ohio State University—Columbus, OH 10/1/15
Indiana University—Bloomington, IN 10/2/15
Gravity Summit SportsTech—Los Angeles, CA 10/7/15
L’OREAL Headquarters—Dallas, TX 10/14/15
International “Day of Peace” Mixer—Fountain Valley, CA 10/19/15
San Diego State University—San Diego, CA 10/21/15
C-Suite Network Conference—Ritz Carlton San Francisco, CA 11/1/15
University of Texas, Austin—Austin, TX 11/6/15

Commerce for a Cause: fund a charity with every sale your business makes!!

Our newest joint venture Commerce for Cause has been changing the way charities are funded.  A merchant service provider, we donate a monthly percentage of processing fees to a charity or non-profit organization of your choice! Contact Scott Carter for more information and to start donating today!

OCTANe: Giving a New Outlook on Sports Technology 

OC’s first ever Sports Technology Summit was held on July 17 at the Center Club.  The sold out event hosted by OCTANe and S1M offered individuals and businesses an insight into the sports tech space like we’ve never seen before.  Highlighted by keynotes from our CEO, David Meltzer,  and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back, Mike Haynes. A special thank you to all of our sponsors, speakers, and guests who attended.

Mission Meetings Closes Out Pilot with 10x The Expected Results

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Pictionary Founder Scores Royal Flush for Charity

Our good friend Rob Angel, creator of Pictionary, is holding his annual Poker Slam event October 24th at El Gaucho in Bellevue, WA benefiting the Inspire Youth Project.  Visit the website for more information and how you can get involved.

Are You Unstoppable?

Congratulations to Dave as he has been added to the Board of Directors for the Unstoppable Foundation.  A recent board meeting secured the 2016 gala dates, which will take place March 19th, 2016 at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.  Please visit Unstoppable for more information.

Mud, Sweat, And Tears

Our partnership with Spartan Races continues to grow each month.  Spartan now has over 120 races in 14 countries.  We cannot wait for the race to come to Southern California for SoCal Super Weekend #2 from September 26-27th in Temecula, CA.  For sponsorship or partnership opportunities please contact Daniel Edwards.

“Piano Man” Closes Nassau Coliseum

August was especially memorable month for our partnership with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment with the closing of the Nassau Coliseum as Billy Joel literally closed the curtain in the arenas finale.   We will be working closely with Brooklyn S&E on the redevelopment project in Uniondale and look forward to sharing the details with you.

Let The Trash Talking Commence

The stakes are high for office bragging rights as another season of fantasy football kicks off in a highly competitive 14-man league containing a mix of employees and close friends. The draft took place on August 27th at the Sports 1 Marketing offices, tensions were high as everyone tried to put together championship teams to raise the trophy at the end of the season. Bob “The Bachelor” Guiney selected way to many hometown Detroit Lions players to ensure there will be a new champion this year.

Dave Highlights Forbes “Top 5” Conference

The invite-only, sold out Secret Knock conference was held August 10th – 12th at the beautiful Dana Resort in Mission Bay, San Diego.  Dave highlighted Tuesday’s events in front of a standing room only crowd followed up by a book signing alongside the most well known inspirational authors.

Gold Jacket Gathering

Dave, Warren, and Scott took their annual trip to Canton, OH for the Pro Football Hall of Fame festivities.  With the new format this year – on top of the gold jacket dinner and the enshrinement ceremony – they were able to attend a meet and greet with Aerosmith before the “Concert for Legends”. It was another successful weekend for our partners at the Hall of Fame who now embark on an ambitious renovation and expansion of the facilities.  Most importantly Dave, Scott, and Warren were able to visit their favorite haunt, Swensons.

Dave Inducted Into Radio Hall of Fame

On September 17th, Dave will be inducted into the Thursday Night Tailgate Hall of Fame for his contribution to the show with his infamous weekly segment interviewing the most inspirational athletes past and present.  Listen live at 5:10pm for the special tribute show.

Change Your Life For The Better With Two Simple Words

Two words twice a day can change your life; “thank you”.  Discover a new way to remain grateful and send personalized notes.  The Meltzer Mission Gratitude app is coming soon.

Broadway Joe for Birdies at Bethpage

On September 16-17th, S1M heads to New York for the 11th Annual Joe Namath Broadway and Birdies for Babies Golf Tournament over four courses at the historic Bethpage golf course. We have sponsorships and gifting opportunities still available. Contact Colleen Malloy for more details.

Dew Tour Takes Over L.A. for Historic Day

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Seattle’s Largest Fashion Show Benefits Crescent Moon

The 12th annual Fashion First – Seattle’s longest running and largest independent fashion show – takes place September 18th at the Showbox SoDo for the most exciting night of fashion in the Northwest.  Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Crescent Moon Foundation and Inspire Youth Project, which help local Seattle children in need.

Dave Meltzer Featured on PBS Special

Dave will be featured in the one-of-a-kind PBS special 13-part series on Master Sha.  The series explores his Soul Healing Miracles and will continue to air weekly on Saturday evenings through November 15th.

Warren Hosts as Hollywood Stars Are Honored

On September 21st Warren will be hosting the GEANCO Impact Africa Gala to honor Oscar-nominated actor Chiewetel Ejifor and Emmy-nominated actor David Oyelowo with the Global Promise Award at Food and Bounty in Hollywood, CA.

LaDainian Tomlinson Honored At Taste Of The Cove

On August 27th members of the S1M office were invited down to beautiful La Jolla, CA for the signature fundraiser “Taste of the Cove” featuring San Diego’s top restaurants and to honor former San Diego Charger and community legend, LaDainian Tomlinson.  Sports 1 Marketing is very proud to support Dr. Chao and all his charitable contributions.

The Best of L.A. 

Alongside out partners at Trine (formerly Beck & Score), we hosted a Tastemaker series in Manhattan Beach on August 27th with Chef Tin Vuong, mixologist Gavin Steiner, and CBS Sports sideline reporter Allie LaForce to celebrate the kickoff to the football season and gather the finest from the entertainment, hospitality, sports and culinary industries.

Red Bull Returns to NBC

Our thriving partnership with Red Bull Signature Series returns to NBC October 3rd with the Red Bull Joyride.  For sponsorship or partnership opportunities please contact Daniel Edwards.

Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott Join Hall of Fame Flag Football

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A New Face in Luxury Golf

Offering a new solution for high-end golf, 1Up Golf will be breaking ground at locations in Idaho, San Diego, New Jersey, and Dubai by the end of this year!

Street Cred with D&V

David and Vencie are hosts on AM 830 KLAA Angels Radio on “Street Cred with D&V”.  David and Vencie have hosted unbelievable athletes such as Marshall Faulk, Shawn Green, and Sterling Sharpe, discussing real sports business with real sports leaders. Tune in to AM 830 KLAA on Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 10:00 pm to hear David and Vencie with former NFL Wide Receiver, Sterling Sharpe.