St. John’s Athletics and Prolific 1 Host Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City
QUEENS, N.Y. (Jan. 31, 2023) – 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 this past Sunday, January 29th at Madison Square Garden. “This is the second year in a row Prolific 1 has offered this great experience to Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City,” said Kevin Waters, General Manager of St. John’s Sports Properties. “It’s a special thing to see the impact our partnerships can have in our community, especially on our younger fans. We greatly appreciate Prolific 1 for their partnership.”
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.
“Prolific 1 is thrilled to provide this unique experience to BBBS of NYC,” said Mike Garvie, CEO of Prolific 1. “We value the nature of our partnership with St. John’s which allows us to leverage our philanthropic values and support the NYC community, helping the youth build core memories that will last a lifetime.”
Sunday’s experience included the “Bigs” and “Littles” from BBBS of NYC enjoying pre-game photos on the court, BBBS of NYC being recognized in an on-court presentation during the game, and in-game branding for BBBS of NYC throughout the game.
“We are excited to partner again this year with St. Johns Athletics & Prolific 1. 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.” said Michael Coughlin, Chief Innovation & Program Officer, “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. 99% 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