'62 Sports Group

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‘62 Sports Group was founded in 1993 by Matt McSparin, who started the business with a single sports inflatable and ran the company out of his house. The business prospered under his leadership, growing and expanding its capabilities over the years. Matt stays active in the business through sales and as a Board of Directors member.

‘62 Sports Group is the largest and most capable full service event management company located in the Central U. S. We offer event planning services, catering, and a wide variety of entertainment options including inflatables, sports and extreme games, carnival games, arts and crafts, electronic games, and much more…everything you need to entice event guests to “stay and play,” have fun, and make memories to last a lifetime.

In 2008, we planned and produced over 1300 events across the United States. The scope and size of our events vary widely. For example, the largest event was attended by over 30,000 guests; the smallest was a back yard birthday party for less than 10 guests; and yes, everything in between.

Our attitude is that all events are special! Whether large or small, every event is conducted with the intention to meet and exceed our customers’ expectations every time. Our passion is creating fun and enjoyable event experiences for all guests. Watching children laugh and play. We tell our customers, “Your Fun is Our Business”! What could be more fun, more rewarding, than that?

We enjoy a wide diversity of markets and customers. The Corporate Employee Appreciation Events – like large company picnics – is the largest market we serve. But we also do events for schools, colleges and universities, churches, cities and towns, various charities and civic groups.

Our people are involved in several Chambers of Commerce (including Ed/Glen) in the region, and also participate in Rotary, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Human Resource Management Association (HRMA), and the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA).

We believe that …”our rewards (as a business) will be directly proportional to level of service we deliver to our customers.” So, we focus on our service and trust that our rewards will take care of themselves. With regard to the current economic conditions, our attitude is… ” we refuse to allow our company to participate in the downturn of the economy, period!” We have re-doubled our focus and efforts to offset recessionary impacts to our business. As a result, our outlook for 2009 is optimistic. We are running 45% ahead of where we were at the same time last year, and expect to end the year up by similar numbers. In fact, we acquired one of our largest competitors, Incredible Events, located in Atlanta, in early April.

‘62 Sports Group has been a Chamber member for about 10 years. Our Chamber membership has allowed us to work with other Chamber members, and be a resource within the community. We appreciate all the outlets the Chamber provides for getting to know others.