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ABOUT US 2018-01-07T22:11:04+00:00

Mission


The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission is a nonprofit agency with the mission of representing the Grand Junction area in attracting new sports, enhancing existing sports and delivering customer service-driven events that positively impact our economy and community.

The organization is a collaborative effort between Colorado Mesa University, the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, the City of Fruita and the Town of Palisade.

The GGJSC serves as an advocate to local amateur, collegiate and professional sports organizations because we understand the cultural importance of sports in our community.

Vision


GGJSC is working to ensure Grand Junction becomes the top sports town in the Rocky Mountain Region.

History


The Grand Junction community has a longstanding history of supporting successful sporting events. Whether we’re hosting the Junior College World Series, cheering on the Grand Junction Rockies or watching mountain bike races, marathons, the Colorado Special Olympics, the USA Cycling championships and more, the foundation is in place to make your athletic event a success.

STAFF


Jennifer Stoll
Jennifer StollExecutive Director
jstoll@grandjunctionsports.org
970.248.1469

Jennifer Stoll is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She came to the Grand Valley to attend Colorado Mesa University, where she played softball at the Division II level. She attended graduate school at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, obtaining a degree in sport administration. Following graduation, she worked for two years at 9Health Fair, a large, Denver-based nonprofit.

Jennifer has a background in professional sports—she assisted the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America with the facilitation of the 2008 Ryder Cup and the 2010 Senior PGA Championship.

Presently, Jennifer manages the GGJSC’s community-based athletic events, including the US Bank Rim Rock Marathon, the Special Olympics Colorado Summer Games and the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships among others. She is a member of the National Association of Sports Commissions and a graduate of its Certified Sports Event Executive program. Jennifer is also pursuing a doctorate in sport management from Troy University.

She loves greater Grand Junction for the year-round outdoor activities available in such a beautiful setting. Jennifer enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, fly fishing, hunting, reading, Louisville Cardinals basketball and Ohio State Buckeyes football. She is married to a western Colorado native and has two young children.

Kiel Osterman
Kiel OstermanEvent Manager
kiel@grandjunctionsports.org
970.248.1378

Kiel Osterman is from Monument, Colorado. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in sport management from Colorado Mesa University, where he played football at the Division II level.

He went on to receive his master’s of business administration from CMU and interned with the GGJSC. He was hired full-time in 2017.

During his time with the organization, Kiel has led the planning of the 2017 USA Cycling Collegiate and Para Road National Championships, assisted with sponsorship programs for multiple events, led coordinated effort among local entities to attract new events to the region and has developed and managed the GGJSC’s work study program in partnership with the university.

SERVICES


What can the GGJSC do for your event?

  • Develop local organizing committees
  • Assist in the permit application process
  • Guide event marketing and promotional planning
  • Lead volunteer recruitment
  • Serve as the area venue and municipality liaison
  • Schedule and conduct site visits and inspection
  • Provide logistical support
  • Arrange transportation
  • Act as resource event managers
  • Coordinate event welcome and ambassador efforts
  • Distribute event press material
  • Promote events
  • Develop event bids
  • Execute all aspects of hosting event
  • Assist with room blocking and tracking
  • Conduct an economic impact analysis
  • Develop venue audits

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CONTACT US


Grand Junction Sports Commission | C/O Colorado Mesa University
Lowell Heiny Hall, Office 452 | 1100 North Avenue | Grand Junction, CO 81501
(p) 970.248.1378 | info@grandjunctionsports.org

 
 

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