December 7, 2001--Williston, VT and Colorado Springs, CO - Global Reach Sports, a leader in the development of online sports communities, recently signed a cooperative marketing agreement with Epic Companies LLC to unite forces in creating dynamic technology and marketing solutions for sports teams and organizations. By working together in areas such as marketing, sponsorship, and business development, the two companies forge a direction where they can capitalize on each other's strengths.
"Epic Companies bring an amazing depth of knowledge and experience in the management of sports organizations and marketing of their properties," iterates Andy Bishop, president of Global Reach Sports, "therefore, forming this agreement made terrific sense. Leslie Klein, Epic's CEO, shares our vision of the importance of grassroots sports development as she brings to the table an impressive understanding of the innerworking of Olympic sports in the US established through her more than 15 years of experience with the management of USA Canoe/Kayak and the National Off-Road Bicycle Association(NORBA), USA Cycling's Mountain Bike Association. Together, we look forward to creating increased value, development, and enjoyment to sports organizations, competitors, fans, and sponsors throughout the U.S. and world."
Epic's CEO, Leslie Klein, adds, "I am excited about working with Global Reach Sports because they have a unique understanding of how the Internet can bring value to sports organizations and their individual members. While they have the technical expertise of an Internet company, they also understand the challenges facing event organizers in producing reliable services ranging from event listing to online registration to immediate online posting of results and rankings. Additionally, the Global Reach Sports team understands that athletes of all ages and abilities have an insatiable appetite to compare their results with those of fellow competitors. Global Reach Sports can assist sports organizations in building solid on-line communities among their members."
Currently, Global Reach Sports and Epic Companies are building a comprehensive sports-value platform wherein they link the technology services aspect to the marketing and sponsorship aspect of sports communities. The two companies feel that in today's economy, organizations must utilize the full spectrum of resources in order to continue improving the value brought to the ever-demanding sports world.
Web site design and development, e-commerce solutions, content management, integrative software development, and participatory community tools and features comprise the Global Reach Sports platform with the particular mission of increasing participation and services across an entire sport, starting with grassroots development on up to professional and elite-level performance.
Epic Companies LLC is a Colorado Springs based Sports Marketing Agency. Epic's clients include the MotoWorld Racing.com Supercross/Motocross Team, Outdoor Life Network, USA Canoe/Kayak, AGP Racing Women's Motocross Team and the Barr Trail Mountain Race. Leslie Klein, CEO of Epic Companies, has negotiated and implemented sponsorships with General Motors, Coca-Cola, Kodak, UPS, Nation's Bank, Nabisco, Teva Sports Sandals, Malden Mills' Polartec and The Home Depot as well as television contracts with ESPN, Outdoor Life Network, Sports Channel America and Prime Sports Network.