The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are proud to announce the return of a sponsorship program with CenturyLink, the Official Communication Services Company of the Sky Sox, which showcases local businesses. The Small Business Spotlight, which began in 2014, is designed to help businesses in the Colorado Springs area market themselves free of charge at Security Service Field during the 2015 Sky Sox season. In addition, the Colorado Springs Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which CenturyLink also sponsors, will help supply consulting and training to existing and new businesses.
Any business wishing to be considered for the Small Business Spotlight can apply online at https://businessspotlight.requestitem.com/. Members of the community can nominate their own business or someone else's.
Through their partnership with the Sky Sox during the 2015 baseball season, CenturyLink will provide businesses in Colorado Springs with the opportunity to market themselves through the "Small Business Spotlight" at one of 30 Sky Sox home games. The selected businesses for the game will receive a tremendous marketing package provided free of charge by CenturyLink that includes:
- A table in the main concourse to showcase their organization
- Four tickets to the game and one parking pass
- Public address announcement and live in-game scoreboard recognition
- A ceremonial first pitch
- On-air recognition during the Sky Sox broadcast on AM 1300 "The Animal"
"CenturyLink is proud to work with the Sky Sox in supporting the small businesses within the Colorado Springs area," said Penny Larson, vice president of operations for CenturyLink Colorado. "CenturyLink helps provide the technologies and communications services that businesses need, while the SBDC provides resources to existing and new businesses to help them grow. We look forward to providing small businesses big league exposure and an opportunity to showcase their products and services."
"The Sky Sox are honored to continue this partnership with CenturyLink to provide this excellent program", said Sky Sox President and General Manager Tony Ensor. "These businesses are the backbone of the Colorado Springs community and we are proud to lend a helping hand in this effort."
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.
About Colorado Springs SBDC
The Small Business Development Center is hosted by El Paso County and sponsored by the Small Business Administration, City of Colorado Springs, UCCS College of Business, and CenturyLink. It offers business consulting and training to assist existing and new small businesses in El Paso, Park and Teller counties. The Colorado Springs SBDC is the recipient of the 2014 Region 8 SBA Award for Innovation and Excellence. For more information about the SBDC and services it offers, visit www.cssbdc.org or call 719.667.3803.
About Sky Sox
A new era of Sky Sox Baseball begins April 9, 2015. For information about the Sky Sox and the 2015 season at Security Service Field, please call (719) 597-1449 or email [email protected] Get the latest Sky Sox news online at SkySox.com, like us on Facebook or follow the team on Twitter at @skysox.