Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization governed by a committed group of trustees representing some of the region’s most esteemed private, public and nonprofit institutions. The organization currently has 13 full-time staff overseeing business development, marketing, communications, fundraising and event management. The Sports Commission is funded by contributions from the board of trustees, and annual benefit – the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, fees from a partnership with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, revenue earned from events, foundations and public support from Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland.
Refounded in 2000, the Sports Commission has been directly responsible for attracting, creating and/or managing over 160 sporting events and activities to the Greater Cleveland area, generating more than $410 million in economic activity.