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“I have worked with hundreds of chambers of commerce, visitor bureaus, and commissions during my 10 years of organizing events for Rally North America. There are many more that I have walked away from due to a lack of understanding regarding our group's needs and wants. I can say that the Erie Sports Commission is one that I’m glad to have had the pleasure of working with. They go out of their way to understand what is required to make your event a successful one and deliver on their promises in a timely and professional manner. They genuinely care that they have done everything they could to make your event successful. If you are looking for a group that can support your event the right way, look no further.”


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"The Erie Sports Commission played a big role in assisting Gannon University to bring the NCATA National Championship to Erie. The support they provided throughout the process was exceptional, most notably in local media promotion and in providing a welcoming environment for all the competitors and fans.  We received numerous compliments from those who attended the tournament that were a direct reflection of the energy and time invested by the staff at ESC.  We look forward to working with them again!"

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“The Erie Sports Commission has been a tremendous asset to me in helping facilitate my events, the Great Lakes Sports Festival and the Dave Chaffee Arms Classic over the last few years. The community is fortunate to have this commission and their staff working hard to bring great sporting events to Erie year round."


“As the Race of Champions continues to rebuild one of the marquee events in all of short track racing, the Erie Sports Commission has provided a commitment level to the event that has been outstanding. Ron, Mark and Emily should be proud of the welcoming atmosphere that they have created for hosting events in Erie."

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

“The Erie Sports Commission was 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.”

Matt DeSantis- President, Atlantic Coast Baseball

The Erie Sports Commission was a fantastic resource and help to bring Atlantic Coast Baseball (ACB) events to Erie.  We have dealt with many sports commissions and their knowledge, resources and contacts were impressive.  We look forward to a long lasting relationship and more events in the future!  

Walter sontag - 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."


“The best Sports Commission we have ever worked with."

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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