Mount Union Sport Sales Project Winners Recognized at Halftime of Cavs Game

March 09, 2016

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The University of Mount Union SPB 230 – Introduction to Sport Sales class ticket sales project winners were recognized for their efforts during halftime of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ March 7 game.

The project, part of the hands-on learning offered by the program, gives students the opportunity to become temporary ticket sales representatives for the Cavaliers.  The students are able to use the project for both networking for future employment and
impactful résumé building for his or her career after graduation.

“This project is a terrific opportunity for students to gain real world insight into the sport sales process,” said Jim Kadlecek, associate professor of human performance and sport business, who teaches the course. “The class is conducted like a sales organization with students focused on specific accounts, a leader board of sales results, and sales training from the Cavs organization as well as other professional sports teams sales managers.  With the Cavs having one of the best sales cultures in professional sports, it is fantastic exposure for the Mount Union sport business students.”

Members recognized for their outstanding performance were Quinn Malone ’16, of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Joe DeCapita ’17, of Youngstown, Ohio, Mike Jackson ’16, of Lakewood, New York, Mallory Spreehas ’17, of Industry, Pennsylvania, Zach Wukotich ’17, of Salem, Ohio and Danielle Augustin ’16, of Olmstead Falls, Ohio.

DeCapita was the top seller for the spring 2015 semester, followed by Malone and Jackson. Augustin, who sold nearly $10,000 worth of tickets during the fall 2015 semester, became the top seller of all time for the class. She and Wukotich were the top selling pair and Speerhas finished second in the individual sales.

For more informtion about the class or the ticket sales project, contact Kadlecek.

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