Every other month, TicketForce offers a free webinar on the latest practices in social media. Wednesday’s webinar will take place at 11 a.m. PST and will cover the importance of having a social website for your organization. It’s not too late to register, just click here and be sure to add it to your calendar so you don’t forget.
Each week, TicketForce brings you a recap of news in one of four industries: racing, sports, theatre, and music. This week’s #RacingWrap will focus on Denny Hamlin, NASCAR driver in the Sprint Cup Series.
Last night was Denny Hamlin’s Short Track Showdown, a charity race Hamlin has now held for five years. The money raised from this charity race helps raise awareness and funding for people afflicted with cystic fibrosis. The money also goes towards helping programs that support chronically ill children and underprivileged youth.
Just last week, 30 year-old Hamlin donated $150,000 from his foundation to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU. The donation “just shows how much our foundation has grown, how much this [charity] race has grown over the last few years and we’re so excited about the outlook. We’re trying to schedule even more events to help raise some more money”, Hamlin said.
Denny Hamlin has had quite the season so far. Last week, Hamlin won at Kansas Speedway. This was his second Sprint Cup victory of the year. Next, Hamlin will head to Richmond, a rather lucky layout for him. Hamlin has won two of the past four races at Richmond.
Hamlin is currently fifth in points with two wins. It is safe to say Hamlin has his eyes on the prize, the NASCAR championship, that is. As for where Hamlin’s great start came from, he credits his new crew chief, Darian Grubb.
Major League Baseball is taking some big steps towards paperless ticketing. Sports Business Journal discusses how MLB is launching FanPass, which will switch over all 30 teams to digital ticketing, currently one of the league’s top priorities. MLB is the first major sports league to not only take steps toward digital ticketing, but also creating a prominent, unified brand around the concept.
Each week, the TicketForce team will bring you a recap in the sports, theatre, music and racing industries. This week’s #SportsWrap features the Phoenix Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks’ quest to bring home the Stanley Cup. This year’s playoff season has been unpredictable and physical, and the NHL referees are not tolerating it.
Earlier today, we hosted this month’s #ticketchat. #Ticketchat is a real-time conversation that we host for the ticketing industry, discussing the latest topics revolving around ticketing. As always, #ticketchat is open to anyone with a twitter account. Next month’s #ticketchat will be held on May 15, at 11 PST. Make sure to save the date now. Here is a recap of today’s #ticketchat regarding mobile ticketing.
It is time for the McDowell Mountain Music Festival again! The festival not only features great music, but also a silent auction, marketplace, drum circle, acoustic stage, Kid’s Zone, and more. Creamy Radio, Phoenix’s premier independent Internet Radio station, will be sponsoring the Creamy Radio Second Stage at MMMF for the eighth time.
Join us by visiting Tweb Event. To participate, all you need is a Twitter handle. If you have any questions about the #TicketChat, feel free to tweet us @ticketforce, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Lynne King Smith and Brad Smith of TicketForce headed to Dallas, Texas yesterday to attend this week’s IAVM (International Association of Venue Management) conference Regions 5-6. The conference opened at the American Airlines Center for a reception. The conference will include a day of educational sessions at the Arlington Convention Center as well as another session at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The educational session at the Cowboys stadium will also have a behind the scenes tour.