QUEENS, N.Y. – Through a partnership with Prolific 1, the Exclusive Ticket Distribution Partner of St. John’s Athletics, St. John’s Sports Properties welcomed Vet Tix during the men’s basketball contest against Connecticut this past Saturday, February 3 at Madison Square Garden.

“Prolific 1 has been a trusted partner for many years,” said Kevin Waters, General Manager of St. John’s Sports Properties.  “Having them utilize our partnership to benefit such a great organization like Vet Tix is truly special.”

Vet Tix provides tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. They support our troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country.

“Through our multi-year partnership with St. John’s, we are grateful to continue to work alongside them and provide Vet Tix and its members this unique experience at MSG,” said Mike Garvie, CEO of Prolific 1. “Our hope is that our donation and collaborative work with St. John’s will bring an unforgettable memory to those who deserve it most.”

Saturday’s experience included a donation of game tickets to local Veterans and their families.  The Veterans were also recognized on-court during the second half of the game.

“Vet Tix is grateful and thrilled to continue to partner with Prolific 1,” said Michael A. Focareto III Founder, CEO, and U.S. Navy veteran. “This partnership exemplifies Prolific 1’s support for our service members, veterans, first responders, and their families by providing them with experiences and creating lasting memories to thank them for their service and sacrifices for our country and communities.”

About Veteran Tickets Foundation:
Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free tickets to currently serving military members, veterans of all eras, and the immediate family of those killed in action. Since 2008, Vet Tix has provided over 20 million free event tickets to over 1.8 million members. Vet Tix launched 1st Tix, which provides the same benefit to our nation’s first responders, including current and retired law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, and 911 Dispatchers. These events help service members, veterans, and first responders reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build lifelong memories, and encourage them to stay engaged with American life and their local communities. Vet Tix spends over 99 percent of its revenue on its programs. Visit VetTix.org and 1stTix.org to learn more. 

Las Vegas, NV (January, 2024)

Venues, Promoters, and Artists have two ticket strategies for events – maximize sales and put fans in seats.

In today’s event landscape, it’s an extremely delicate balancing act to control inventory, deliver a value of purchase to consumers, and create a profitable show for all parties.

In the session moderated by Prolific 1 CEO, Mike Garvie, P1 staff Kyle Osolin (AVP of Music and Touring), Tim Mason (AVP of Business Analytics and Strategy), and our business partner, Ian Vaughn (Founder and CEO of RNC Entertainment) discussed how to accurately build manifests by integrating primary and secondary market data to achieve these initiatives. The team also dove into how having multiple pricing models based on market demand and analyzing real-time trends across the tour and similar markets will allow you to make critical adjustments post on-sale.

The panel provided valuable insight to venues and promoters through real life success stories.

Key learnings included:

About INTIX

INTIX is the leading forum for ticketing professionals, representing the most comprehensive view of the industry and its practices, products and services. INTIX is the ticketing professional’s connection to a trusted network of knowledge, experience and ideas shared within a community of peers — a connection that provides ongoing support and relationships that can further success in the industry. Ticketing professionals participate in INTIX to find information and solutions that bring value to their companies and to their own development. Through INTIX, members learn what works, what’s new, what’s next, and how to put it all into practice.

INTIX is a nonprofit membership organization that represents over a thousand ticketing, sales, technology, finance and marketing professionals from over 25 countries. They work in the world of arts, sports and entertainment, as well as a full range of public venues and institutions.

Plainville, CT (December 15th, 2023)

On behalf of the team at Prolific 1, we had the honor of collecting and donating toys to benefit the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation this holiday season.

Our staff helped deliver more than 3,000 toys at a collection event supporting local families in need. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped make this possible! As they say, the best gift of all is giving back.

About the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation: The mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is to assist the U. S. Marine Corps in providing a tangible sign of hope to economically disadvantaged children at Christmas. This assistance includes providing day-to-day leadership and oversight of the Program, raising funds to provide toys to supplement the collections of local Toys for Tots Campaigns, to provide promotional and support material and defray the costs of conducting annual Toys for Tots Campaigns. Other Foundation support includes providing administrative, advisory, financial, logistic and promotional support to local Toys for Tots Coordinators; managing funds raised and monies donated based on the use of Toys for Tots name or logo; providing other support the Marine Corps, as a federal agency, cannot provide; and conducting public education and information programs about Toys for Tots that call the general public to action in support of this patriotic community action program.

New York City, NY – (November, 2023)

As a partner of The Gazelle Group, several P1 staff took the train into NYC to watch UConn take on Indiana, courtside, during the annual Empire Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

Through a sponsorship with the tournament, Prolific 1 was granted an in-game recognition where we pledged to make a monetary donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, benefiting veterans and their families. Our team hope this small gesture goes a long way in impacting the lives of those who have risked their lives for our country.

As a proud sponsor of this event, the P1 team already looks forward to continued success in the future.

South Windsor, CT – (October, 2023)

There’s never a dull moment with our group! P1 staff put our bike building skills to the test while we worked together to assemble bicycles as part of a charitable initiative.

We presented the donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford, where the bikes will be used on their campus by children ages 2-18 years old.

Thank you to our staff who participated and made this a memorable experience all around.

About the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford

Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens. As the premier youth development organization in Hartford, we touch the lives of nearly 1 in every 3 children in Hartford Public Schools. Through membership and community outreach, we serve thousands of youth annually through programs focused on our six pillars: Academic Success, Character & Leadership, STEAM, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Health & Wellness, and Workforce Readiness.

St. Louis, MO – (September, 2023)

This past week, Prolific 1 CEO and other key staff members attended the annual Sports Business Journal DRIVE conference in St. Louis.

During an extremely productive and engaging three day period, our team joined various industry leaders through educational sessions tailored to the ins and outs of revenue optimization, streamlining business operations, fostering innovation and enhancing the fan experience through business analytics.

Thank you to those who attended our panel, Consolidated Secondary: Today’s Partnerships Between Teams & Resale Platforms where our CEO, Mike Garvie, offered a deep dive into the evolution of trusted distribution partners, and the many benefits it provides to teams. This exclusive conversation dove in to the current secondary market landscape while highlighting the many benefits of utilizing a trusted distribution partner.

As a proud sponsor of the 2023 event, our team already looks forward to what next year will bring.