Event Schedule

2023 Summer Ball Summit Agenda

Monday, October 16th

1:00PM Welcome to the Summer Ball Summit – Jamie Toole & Ken Brechtel

1:15PM – 1:30PM Getting to know you ice breaker

1:30PM – 2:00PM Lessons from a third-generation promoter presented by Jeff Jarret – AEW Superstar, WWE Hall of Famer, Lucky Horseshoes Co-owner

2:00PM – 2:45PM Your Next Big Ballpark Promotion presented by Andrew Seymour Presentation – General Manager Palm Beach Cardinals of the Florida State League

2:45PM – 3:00PM BREAK

3:00PM – 3:45PM Legends Classic & ways to use your facility presented by Steve Malliet – General Manager Rockford Rivets of the Northwoods League

3:45PM – 4:30PM Sales Training presented by John Wilson with Ballgame Consulting

4:30PM – 5:30PM Cocktail Hour presented by John Wilson & Ballgame Consulting

6:30PM – 8:30PM Social presented by Midstream Lighting – Anvil & Forge

Tuesday, October 17th

8:30AM – 9:30AM Breakfast presented by Associated Posters

9:30AM – 10:15AM Hustle presented by James Vanterpool

10:15AM – 11:00AM Stadium Operations/Events presented by Dan Knapinski – Director of Operations Midland Rockhounds of the Texas League

11:00AM – 11:15AM BREAK

11:15AM – NOON Ticket Sales presented by Austin Karp Macon Bacon

NOON – 1:00PM LUNCH presented by Timi’s Tours

1:15PM – 2:00PM Community Engagement presented by Austin Scher – General Manager Danville Otterbots of the Appalachian League

2:00PM – 2:45PM Community Engagement presented by Bruce Adams - Bethesda Big Train

2:45PM – 3:00PM BREAK

3:00PM – 3:45PM Branding presented by Ryan Foose 

3:45PM – 4:30PM Sports Marketing in 2024 presented by Jeremy Neisser with Sports Marketing Machine

4:30PM – 5:30PM Cocktail Hour presented by Jeremy Neisser with Sports Marketing Machine

6:30PM – 8:30PM Social at Floyd’s Thirst Parlor

Wednesday, October 18th

8:30AM – 9:30AM Breakfast 

9:30AM – 10:15AM Glenn Gutek presentation

10:15AM – 11:00AM Let's Get Social (Media) presented by Andrew Miller – Emperor of Engagement of Springfield Lucky Horseshoes

11:00AM – 11:15AM BREAK

11:15AM – NOON Dallas Martz presentation – General Manager of Alton River Dragons

NOON – 1:00PM Lunch

1:15PM – 2:00PM Summer Ball Summit Round Table Discussion

2:00PM – 2:45PM 365 Community Engagement – Presented by Jamie Toole - Chief Storyteller of Springfield Lucky Horseshoes 

3:00 PM – 5:00PM Social