St. John’s Athletics and Prolific 1 Hosts Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC for Exclusive Game Day Experience
QUEENS, NY (January 17th, 2022) – Through a partnership with Prolific 1, the Exclusive Ticket Distribution Partner of St. John’s Athletics, St. John’s Sports Properties hosted Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City during the men’s basketball contest against Georgetown on Sunday, January 16th at Madison Square Garden. “We are proud of our partnership with Prolific 1 and thrilled they chose to recognize such a great organization during Sunday’s game,” said Kevin Waters, General Manager of St. John’s Sports Properties.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC is a 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is to “build and support mentoring relationships to ignite the biggest possible futures for youth”. Adult volunteers are matched with children from ages 7 to young adulthood.
“Providing an experience to BBBS youth and mentors as well as highlighting their organization and mission were of the upmost importance,” states Mike Garvie, CEO of Prolific 1. “We’re thankful to have valued partners like St. John’s that align with our vision to support the community and charitable causes.”
Sunday’s experience included the “Bigs” and “Littles” from BBBS of NYC enjoying pre-game warmups from court level, BBBS of NYC being recognized in an on-court presentation, and consistent fan messaging about how to get involved with BBBS of NYC throughout the game.
“We are incredibly excited to be celebrating National Mentoring Month in partnership with St. John’s Athletics & Prolific 1”, said Michael Coughlin, Chief Innovation & Program Officer, “Creating meaningful experiences for our Bigs and Littles is essential to our mission to ignite potential, and we are thrilled to do this from center court at Madison Square Garden. Mentoring has never been more important, and we thank our partners in supporting our mission to build the next generation of leaders in NYC”.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC:
Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS of NYC) is the nation’s first and the city’s largest youth mentoring organization. By matching a caring adult mentor, a Big, with a New York City youth, a Little, we are inspiring the next generation of leaders. Through our one-to-one mentoring, Workplace Mentoring Program (corporate engagement), affinity groups, College & Career Success Program, Bigs in Blue, and other community partner programs, BBBS of NYC serves over 2,500 youths annually across all five boroughs. 97% of our Littles are promoted to the next grade, and 93% of our Littles are accepted into college.
About Prolific 1:
Prolific 1 partners with entertainment rights-holders, combining industry-leading technology with expert analysis to drive incremental revenue and attendance for live events, on your terms. With 250+ forward-thinking partnerships across live entertainment, Prolific 1 delivers flexible solutions that provide market strategy, real-time pricing optimization, controlled inventory management, actionable data and analytics, and more. With decades of experience and millions of tickets sold each year, Prolific 1 provides next level insight, seat by seat.