(PRWEB) May 23, 2005
PRWEB) May 23, 2005 -- Brooks International Speakers Bureau and Dreams, Inc. have teamed up to launch Hire Sports Speakers (http://www.hiresportsspeakers.com), a new speakerÂs bureau designed exclusively around bringing sports celebrities to events for keynote and motivational speeches.
Because of the longstanding relationships with sports personalities that both organizations enjoy, Hire Sports Speakers will feature an extensive network of contacts that cover all major sports to include baseball, golf, football, basketball, hockey, auto racing and more.
The idea was borne from the longtime friendship of the presidents of both companies, Maureen Brooks and Ross Tannenbaum. The two enjoyed a working relationship that spanned twenty years before deciding to introduce Hire Sports Speakers together.
Maureen Brooks, President of Brooks International (http://www.brooksinternational.com), explained the combination of the two groups as synergistic. ÂOver the last twenty years, weÂve seen sports grow to an increasingly large part of our business. It only seemed natural to have a separate division devoted to athletes, coaches and other sports personalities.Â
In addition to motivational speeches and athlete appearances, Hire Sports Speakers will offer corporate sales of sports memorabilia and endorsement opportunities. The items will be drawn from Dreams Inc.Âs extensive inventory. Tannenbaum said that the combination of sports appearances and sports items was natural. "Sports personalities can bring a level of excitement to an event that you canÂt get otherwise. Everybody loves to meet their hero, and itÂs even better if they can bring home an autograph, a game ball, or even a framed photo of their favorite athlete.Â
Higher Sports Speakers, which went live on Monday, May 2, has already seen large numbers of sports appearance inquiries. Brooks was excited about the project going forward. ÂWeÂve already seen business from existing clients that are seeing us in a new light, as well as groups that hadnÂt even heard of us before. TheyÂre saying that itÂs a great resource for meeting and conference planners.Â
Meeting planners can get more information on bringing sports personalities to their event by visiting http://www.hiresportsspeakers.com. Online profiles and searches are available, and content is updated daily.
Jean Marie Martini
HIRE SPORTS SPEAKERS