Sky Sox, CenturyLink Renew Small Business Spotlight

Local Small Businesses will have the opportunity to market themselves at Security Service Field in 2017

By Nick Dobreff / Colorado Springs Sky Sox | March 2, 2017 3:50 PM ET

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 2017 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 must fill out the form here and email the completed form to Sierra Todd at For additional assistance, please contact Sierra Todd at (719) 597-1449.

Through their partnership with the Sky Sox during the 2017 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:

  1. A table in the main concourse to showcase their organization
  2. Four tickets to the game and one parking pass
  3. Public address announcement and live in-game scoreboard recognition
  4. A ceremonial first pitch
  5. On-air recognition during the Sky Sox broadcast on AM 1300 "The Animal"

"CenturyLink is a proud supporter of the small business community in Colorado Springs and we are truly excited about this venture," said Brandon Yergey, market development manager for CenturyLink Colorado. "CenturyLink improves lives by connecting people to the power of the digital world and we are thrilled to work with the small businesses in Colorado Springs toward promotion and awareness of their brands and high-quality operation of their business communication 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."


About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company, enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.

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 or call 719.667.3803.

About Sky Sox

The 30th season of Sky Sox Baseball begins April 6, 2017. For information about the Sky Sox and the 2017 season at Security Service Field, please call (719) 597-1449 or email Get the latest Sky Sox news on Facebook or follow the team on Twitter at @skysox.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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