TIMCO Aviation Services is the new title sponsor of the Greensboro Sports Council’s annual holiday high school basketball tournament, it was announced today at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex….
We were there today for GreensboroSports.com and TIMCO Aviation Services CEO Kevin Carter told those in attendance at the Coliseum complex, “The TIMCO Invitational is an opportunity for us to introduce the aviation industry to a whold new group of students and parents”….Carter went to say, “We are experiencing rapid growth of the aviation industry at Piedmont Triad International Aiport and our region, and that expansion is going to drive a growing need for trained and skilled employees…By sponsoring this prestigious event, we are hopeful that we might create some exposure to our exciting industry and stir career interest among young people in our community…We are happy to be a part of this great tournament and look foward to a mutually beneficial relationship.”
How all of this came together with the Greensboro Sports Council and TIMCO:
One week ago, the Greensboro Sports Council announced that its title sponsor of 16 years made an unexpected, last-minute departure….One company making a departure and another company in the aviation buiness flying in, to help save the day, you might say…Some 48 hours after the departure announcement, the Sports Council came to terms with TIMCO Aviation Services and they had thus landed, as the tournament’s title sponsor….TIMCO signed a one-year agreement, with a multi-year option, no other terms will be disclosed…TIMCO is the second title sponsor in the tournament’s 36-year history….
More on TIMCO partnering with the Greensboro Sports Council:
“TIMCO Aviation Services partnering with the Greensboro Sports Council is wonderful news for a Greensboro Holiday tradition,” Greensboro Sports Council president Randy Cobb said…”We are ecstatic that a Piedmont company like TIMOC has chosen to invest in our event and support our participating schools in such a meaningful manner….Their vision for the TIMCO Invitational is exciting, and it represents a great opportunity fo rthe students at our participating schools to be exposed to the aviation industry….It is also very gratifying that we were able to sign a new sponsor so quickly after announcing that our title sponsorship was available. That says a great deal about the deep community support the TIMCO Invitational presented by NewBridge Bank enjoys.”
Same core group of schools in this year’s event, as we saw last year in 2011….
Greensboro Day School
Ben L. Smith……