Events

 

 

At Blake Sports Group we create first class events customized to meet a company or foundations specific marketing goals and objectives. From conceptualizing the idea to securing venues and selling sponsorships, we have the expertise necessary to develop, manage, and quantify extraordinary and memorable events. Looking for a corporate outing or event to raise money for a special cause? We are here to make it an unforgettable experience!

Drive For Autism Classic

 

Held at Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville, NJ the Drive for Autism Classic was created in 2011 by Blake Sports Group in conjunction with NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer and his wife Allison.  The event raises money for the Newmark Schools for Autistic and special needs children in New Jersey.  In the first three years the event has raised over $600,000 for the Newmark School and continues to grow year-over-year.

 

Some of the celebrity guests that have joined us at the Drive for Autism Classic include: Wayne Gretzky, Steve Stricker, George Brett, Andy North, Mark Messier, Ricky Barnes, Brian Leetch, Mike Richter, Ken Daneyko, Matt Barnaby, Rodney Peete, Mike Keenan, and many more

2014 Drive For Autism Classic Drone Footage

Rusty Wallace Golf Classic

 

The inaugural edition of the Rusty Wallace Golf Classic, to benefit The NASCAR Foundation, took place May 19th, 2014 at Trump National Golf Club Charlotte.

 

This was a terrific event to enjoy a fun day of golf with legends from across the world of sports, such as NASCAR Hall of Famers, Rusty Wallace and Dale Jarrett, NFL great Sterling Sharpe, Daytona 500 Champion, Michael Waltrip, the Weather Channel's Jim Cantore, and many more!

 

Participants also enjoyed a clinic and demonstration hosted by two-time RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion, Jamie Sadlowski. Jamie is one of the longest drivers in the world, with a personal best of 445 yards and put on quite the show!

 

After the round of golf all the participants, and celebrities enjoyed a wonderful reception with awards from closest to the pin, to the longest drive! 

Duff & Phelps Golf Events

 

PGA Tour Pro Ricky Barnes hosted a pre-tournament golf clinic for clients of Duff & Phelps at Shoreacres in Chicago.  Due to the tremendous success and return on inviestment of the client "tournaments," Blake Sports Group now hosts six 50-80 person, high-end golf outings for Duff & Phelps on some of the most prestigious private golf courses in the United States and Canada.

Gail Blake Memorial 5K and Fun Run

 

The Gail Blake Foundation hosted the inaugural Gail Blake Memorial 5K and Fun Run on May 31st, 2014!

 

The race was at Bernards High School and the course went past each school that she impacted in Somerset County.  In the first year of the event, there was over 250 participants in the 5K and over 50 participants in the Fun Run which was for any age!

 

The Gail Blake Foundation was founded in 2013 with one goal in mind, to continue the job that Gail set out to do 30 years ago.  Gail spent the last 30 years of her life caring for and educating children with special needs day in and day out.  Together with great people like Gail, her foundation will continue her tireless efforts to help the kids that she loved so much reach their dreams and goals.

Chris Chelios Hall of Fame Party

Blake Sports Group planned and executed a one-of-a-kind private event to honor Chris Chelios’ induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The event held at Wayne Gretzky’s restaurant in Toronto was a star-studded occasion with more than 350 guests in attendance. Celebrity guests included Michael Jordan, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Cusack, Cindy Crawford, Chris Tucker, John McEnroe, Patty Smyth, John C. McGinley, DB Sweeney, and Jerry Bruckheimer. Also in attendance were NHL Legendary Athletes Wayne Gretzky, Brett Hull, Jeremy Roenick, Ed Belfour, Doug Gilmour, Brian Leetch, Steve Yzerman, Kris Draper, Pat Flatley, Paul Coffey, Stephane Quintal, Kelly Chase, Shayne Corson, Reid Simpson, Tie Domi, and Aaron Downey. The evening was topped off with an impromptu performance by five time Grammy award nominee, Kid Rock.

 

Blake Sports Group also teamed up with partners and event supporters TD Bank Group, Phoenix Systems, Mackenzie Financial, COIVIC Contracting LTD, Corby Distilleries, Molson Coors, Wayne Gretzky Estates, Mahar Sign Products, Inc., and That 60’s Show band to raise funds for Chris Chelios’ charitable organization, Cheli’s Children Foundation.

 

“If only we could have seen the party Sunday night in Toronto, the one that included Michael Jordan, the one that was going strong long after 2 a.m.” - Yahoo Sports.

 

“Gretzky throws ‘Hall’ of a bash for Chelios” - NY Post page six headline.

Tiffany's at The Northern Trust Open

 

With the assistance of Blake Sports Group, Tiffany & Co. hosted an exclusive Q & A session for prospective and existing clients that featured Tour Pros Scott Harrington and Bud Cauley, as well as legendary golf instructor Rick Smith at the PGA Tour’s 2013 Northern Trust Open. In addition to the Q & A session, an on-site Tiffany & Co. retail “store” was setup to showcase product and incentivize customer purchasing.

Boys and Girls Club of Newark Outing

 

Held at the Somerset Hills Country Club in Bernardsville, NJ the Boys and Girls Club of Newark Outing has become a huge success benefitting everyone that participates.  The entire day full of events was supported by celebrities like Ricky Barnes, Matt Bettencourt, and Michael Bradley.

The Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic

 

The Ford Wayne Gretzky Classic was a Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament staged on the Nationwide Tour from 2008-2010 in the breathtaking resort destination of Collingwood, Ontario.  Blake Sports Group designed, developed, and executed one of the most popular events in the history of the Nationwide Tour.