SPRINGFIELD SPORTS COMMISSION LAUNCHES ESPORTS COALITION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 15, 2022
SPRINGFIELD, MO - The Springfield Sports Commission is excited to announce the formation of the Springfield Esports Coalition. The Springfield Esports Coalition’s mission is to use gaming for good by developing, advocating and enriching the esports culture in the Greene County area.
The coalition aims to drive awareness and engagement by harnessing the growing power and influence of esports. Producing events locally and regionally with an emphasis on promoting them nationally will help attract economic value that can be invested back into more projects, such as scholarship programs at local high schools, statewide events, and university competitions in the Midwest.
The coalition is made up of a committee of the Springfield Sports Commission with representation from its board of directors, along with the support of Contender Esports and the region’s gaming community. The Esports Coalition will be member-based and open to the gaming community. The coalition will meet regularly to facilitate the growth of the industry and sport.
Lance Kettering · Executive Director - Springfield Sports Commission
Marc Mayer · Chairman of the Board of Directors · Springfield Sports Commission
Ryan Bowling · Esports Chair and Board Member - Springfield Sports Commission
Brett Payne, CEO and Founder of Contender Esports · Springfield, Missouri
Upcoming Plans & Membership
Event plans are already in the works for the coalition. They include the Missouri High School Esports Invitational in Spring 2023, The Corporate Cup, and the Missouri High School Esports Showcase in Fall 2023.
Coalition membership is available for $100 per year and includes access to monthly networking events and inclusion in cooperative efforts to support, enhance and market individual events and projects.
Registration for the coalition can be completed at www.springfieldmosports.org/membership.
For more information about the Esports Coalition, please visit www.springfieldmosports.org/springfield-esports-coalition/.
Founded in 1999, the Sports Commission is a 501c6 non-profit organization. The Sports Commission is a mission-driven organization working to contribute to the economic development of Springfield by bringing quality sporting events to the Springfield area. To learn more about the Sports Commission, visit www.springfieldmosports.org.