Walter Sonntag – The Color Run, Race Director

“It takes a lot of effort, time, and contacts to bring a large event like The Color Run to any community. As a Race Director, I am most always left to myself to work out finding a venue, a place for packet pickup, a decent hotel, and parking for participants. Bringing The Color Run to Erie, PA was the easiest experience I have ever had. I’ve never had more community support in any city than Erie. All of this was because of the involvement of Ron Sertz and Mark Jeanneret at the Erie Sports Commission. Without their knowledge, contacts, and advice, the entire process would have been so much more difficult. Thank you, Ron, Mark, and the rest of the Erie Sports Commission!”

Jon Stewart – B.A.S.S. Nation, Director

“The Erie Sports Commission, including Ron Sertz, Mark Jeanneret, and their entire staff, were a huge part of us pulling off one of the most successful B.A.S.S. Nation Mid-Atlantic Divisional Championships in recent memory.  Their organizational skills and many contacts within the community made the event a success. The B.A.S.S. Nation national office, as well as the Pennsylvania B.A.S.S. Nation, hopes to work with the Erie Sports Commission to bring more national and local B.A.S.S. tournaments to Erie in the future.”

Brett Rearick – Erie District USBC Bowling Association, Chairman

“The efforts of the Erie Sports Commission were instrumental in helping the Erie District USBC Bowling Association obtain the winning bid for the Pennsylvania State Bowling Championships for 2014.  We appreciate their hard work in making the 75th Anniversary Edition special for the Erie area and the entire State of Pennsylvania.”

David Warner – Warner Coin, President, Host Organization of VNEA PA State 8-Ball Championships

“I would like to express my gratitude to the Erie Sports Commission for all they have done for our event. Our partnership with the Erie Sports Commission has helped us to attract greater exposure and increased sponsorship. The Erie Sports Commission has assisted in making the VNEA-Pennsylvania State 8-Ball Championships a signature event in the Erie region.”

Douglas Pershun – Event Director, Stars & Stripes Gymnastics Invitational

“I was amazed at the various aspects and details of our Stars and Stripes Gymnastics Invitational that the Sports Commission was able to assist with.  The Erie Sports Commission was instrumental in assisting the host organization, Erie Gymnastics, with high-profile promotions, and was also vital in establishing contacts and working with local hotels to provide benefits to both Erie Gymnastics and our visiting athletes.  I highly recommend the Erie Sports Commission, and will use them for future events.”

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