Dear Detroit Sports Media fellow members,
On Tuesday afternoon, April 24th, at our annual Detroit Grand Prix Media Luncheon, Bud Denker, President of Penske Corp., and Chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix, during spontaneously announced that he would me making a very generous donation of $2000 to organization to support the mission of The Detroit Sports Media!
Wow, right?! Very cool! However, the good news doesn’t stop there.
Coming up on May 12th, we will present Dixon Machado with the Detroit Tigers Rookie of the Year Award, on field at Comerica Park. It’s a presentation that will be aired on Fox sports Detroit during the pregame show and during a live in-game hit as well.
Next up, on June 6th, we will have our annual Bayview to Mackinac boat race media luncheon at the Bayview yacht club. This event is always a huge hit for our organization, and everyone involved. What makes this year’s event even more special is the fact that we will present Pro Football Hall of Fame sports writer, Jerry Green, formerly of The Detroit News, with our Lifetime Membership Award! A very deserving honor for Jerry, indeed.
Fast forward to July 9th, and we tee it up for our 32nd annual DSM Charity Golf Scramble at Cherry Creek Golf Course. It is our biggest, most important event of the year as far as fundraising for our goes organization is concerned.
As you can see, a number of very positive things are happening for us, and will continue to happen, given the bold plans that we are mapping out going forward.
We are working diligently behind the scenes to develop and execute long term strategic plans designed to grow and strengthen our organization financially, while raising awareness and boosting activity both inside and outside of our membership group.
We plan to do this by developing dynamic new partnerships with new sponsors in several exciting and ways. We will see all of this come to fruition, slowly but surely, in the very near future. However, “the journey of 1000 miles begins with one step”, and the first step in this journey for us begins with you!
We need your help!
In this social media-driven landscape we need to increase the size of our digital footprint and here’s where you come in. We need all of our fellow members to follow us on each of our social media platforms. Twitter - @TheDsportsMedia... Instagram - @TheDsportsMedia... Facebook - Detroit Sports Media.
From there we need you to like, share, retweet and actively post on our pages - not just once or twice, here and there, but regularly. In our efforts to seek out new sponsorship and branding opportunities, getting our numbers up on these platforms is absolutely crucial, and we cannot do this without the support and actions each and every one of you.
So please, if you haven’t already done so, follow us on those platforms and spread the word by participating in this fashion. We are only as strong as our membership makes us. And with your help, I know we can be bigger and better than ever before.
Thank you so much for your help and support as we celebrate our successes along the way and thank you for your continued support as we take this organization to the next level with the ideas we in the works.
All the best, Sincerely,
Trevor Thompson, President -Detroit Sports Media