"Positive Impact Assists FOX Sports in Paying Tribute to Nation's Military of Yesterday and Today in the Inaugural FS1 Pearl Harbor Invitational" - 12.15.15
Positive Impact Sports and Entertainment was retained by Fox Sports to produce and organize the FS1 Pearl Harbor Invitational college basketball event.
The games were played to pay tribute to the nation’s current military while reminding Americans about the world-altering attack that occurred there almost 75 years ago. The doubleheader featured the Villanova Wildcats against the Oklahoma Sooners and the United States Naval Academy Midshipmen against the Oregon Ducks.
The Events Group of Positive Impact S+E managed all non-broadcast operations for the December 7th NCAA doubleheader held at Bloch Arena located on the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The staff successfully handled building operations; staffing; team management; game operations; ticketing; support structures for broadcast, lighting, sound; marketing support; extensive facility upgrades and both press and media operations.
“We retained Michael Rowe and his team to organize and execute every facet necessary for staging Division 1 college basketball games, and they did an outstanding job,” said FOX Sports Executive Vice President Larry Jones. “In addition to the nuts and bolts of running the games, we had to upgrade the facilities at Bloch Arena – a 75 year-old open air facility – and Positive Impact handled it all quite professionally. We look forward to working with them again.”
Positive Impact S+E President Michael Rowe stated, “We were proud to be selected by Fox Sports and it was a pleasure to work alongside the extraordinary professionals of the FS1 broadcast team. It was much more than a basketball game, as it celebrated the thousands of men and women that lost their lives 74 years ago in the attack on Pearl Harbor. The event had a number of unique challenges as it was played in a semi-outdoor historic venue. I’m proud that our team met each challenge and delivered a first-class experience for the thousands of attendees, the viewers, the teams, the US Navy and of course our clients at FS1.”