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EventConnect partners with The Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland for the World Series of Youth Lacrosse (WSYL)

London, Ontario, January 27, 2021 – Today, EventConnect, the leading provider of event and sports tourism management software, announced a partnership with The Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland (The Sport Corp). This non-profit serves as the launchpad for major national and international events in Maryland. The Sport Corp will use EventConnect’s platform to organize the World Series of Youth Lacrosse (WSYL) in July 2021 where the best teams from each US region and internationally will compete for the WSYL Championship title.

“The Sport Corp’s goal is to secure, produce, execute and deliver world-class sporting events to Maryland and our citizens,” stated Terry Hasseltine, President, Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland. “Aligning our efforts with quality partners like EventConnect allows us to ensure our efforts are met equally to deliver excellent customer experiences to all of our attendees and participants.”

“We are thrilled to be working with EventConnect for the fourth year as a partner of the WSYL,” said Ray Schulmeyer, President and Founding Partner World Series of Youth Lacrosse. “We are pleased to announce that the 7th annual WSYL in July will be bigger and better than previous years and will be held at the Maryland SoccerPlex for the first time in its history. EventConnect provides an exceptional level of service and has advanced software and reporting tools to ensure compliance in our Stay to Play event and provides an easy system for teams to book their travel.”

“We are excited about the new partnership between EventConnect and Maryland Sports Commission,” said Matt Libber, Executive Director,  Maryland Soccer Foundation. “The new platform is an essential part of moving youth and amateur sports forward in the State. It will help provide the data information needed to allow us to make better decisions, allocate resources more efficiently, and make us a more attractive destination for rights holders.”

“We are excited to partner with The Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland as they continue to bring world-class sporting events, like those provided by our great partners at the WSYL, to Maryland,” said John D’Orsay, CEO at EventConnect. “As we see more amateur sporting events coming back this year, we are happy to provide a highly scalable solution for both tournament directors, organizers and teams to ensure they get the most out of each tournament.”

About EventConnect

EventConnect is the only event management software in the sports tourism industry that connects thousands of rights holders, tournament directors and accommodations on one platform—working with more than 4,000 events, 20,000 hotels in over 800 cities across North America. EventConnect helps sports destinations/organizations reduce time spent on administrative tasks and increase capacity for delivering memorable experiences to all participants. The no-cost, end-to-end platform is customized for each partner’s needs and is seamless for organizers and participants to use, creating efficiency while increasing value. EventConnect has an average savings of 24% on hotel rates versus the leading booking platforms and has a 98% rate of booking satisfaction and positive experiences.

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About The Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland

The Sport and Entertainment Corporation of Maryland is a 501(c)3 established in 2019 to further and promote exclusively charitable, religious, educational and scientific purposes, and the business and objects to be carried on and promoted by it are:

  1. To incubate cultural and operational event integrity for large scale sport and entertainment events in Maryland.
  2. To support Maryland Sports in hosting major sports events, economic analysis and research relating to sports, sponsorship of major sports events, and developing partnerships with other public and private entities to sponsor major sports events.
  3. To lessen the government’s burden by promoting regional, national and international sporting events in the State of Maryland.
  4. To recruit, retain, market, promote and manage sports events that have positive media exposure, economic impact and image impact within the State of Maryland, enhancing the quality of life of citizens of the State of Maryland.
  5. To solicit and receive contributions from businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit entities and individuals interested in promoting sports in the State of Maryland.

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