Mid-America Sports and Events Group

Specialists in Sports Marketing & Event Management for Private & Public Businesses and Non-Profit Causes

About Us

Mid-America Sports is an events company specializing in celebrity, corporate and charity golf outings, destination parties and travel, and corporate services including travel and recognition/reward programs, hospitality, strategic campaigns, premium gifts and more.

PRIVATE, CORPORATE AND CHARITY EVENTS

Mid-America Sports is a recognized leader in event development, production and management. Any event you envision, we can build. We offer the ideal combination of creativity and execution to ensure your event is unlike any other, uniquely infusing sports and managed flawlessly from start to finish.

  • Golf Outings (charity, corporate or private)
  • Galas and Private Parties
  • Corporate Retreats
  • Auctions

Stand out from the rest and make an impression designed to impress.

Travel & Hospitality

Corporate or personal, look upon Mid-America Sports as your behind the scenes concierge when it comes to travel plans! Collaborate with us on where you’d like to go and what you like to do, and we’ll take it from there letting you focus on the business at hand.

Design your own program or attend a highly sought after event like the Super Bowl or Masters, MAS will cater an approach that’s right for you and your organization.

Get in touch and together we will build a package to achieve your goals.

Premiums

We work with top of the line manufacturers to provide our clients with a wide variety of options for gifts and customized logo items. Offered as stand-alone premium programs or as a complement to your planned event, we ensure you’ll receive the highest-quality items designed to uniquely capture your message.

Bears Super Bowl 20th Anniversary

The ‘85 Bears 20th Anniversary Celebration brought together teammates and favorites from the iconic Super Bowl XX World Champion Chicago Bears for a day of memories and tons of fun at Twin Orchard Country Club north of Chicago. The Shufflin’ Crew reunited for a magical day on the course, with each Bear teamed with a participating foursome to play one the fabulous courses at Twin Orchard. Auctions, raffles, performances and an on-site piece created by renowned artist Malcolm Farley were highlights of this once in a lifetime event.

The Masters

MAS has been hosting groups at the Masters for years. Your behind-the-scenes professional team, we bring you a turnkey trip to the Masters. We obtain tickets to any round or practice round, arrange for “Masters Week” accommodations at a private Augusta home, full privileges at Augusta Country Club (just outside Augusta National) for golf and meals, local transportation in Augusta and nightly entertainment options. We are your experienced tour guides to the golf event of a lifetime: The Masters!

Punta Cana

Mid-America Sports proudly partners with Golf Punta Cana to offer the golf getaway of a lifetime! Spend six nights in a private villa, play famed Caribbean courses including Corales Golf Club, Punta Espada, Teeth of Dog, Dye Force and more. Country Club amenities follow every round, entertainment every night, a Casino Night party (or two!), a Dominican-style paddle tournament and more!

CBS-Turner March Madness Tipoff Party

Mid-America Sports partnered with CBS on an innovative corporate event to thank CBS clients and sponsors on the opening day of the Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. As the broadcast network of the NCAA Tournament, CBS sought to recognize and thank its partners with a day-long “watch party” of opening round games and MAS executed the vision - throwing a party at downtown locations for 400+ guests who enjoyed a buffet lunch, open bar and wall-to-wall screens airing games. Turner Sports later joined CBS as a broadcast partner and joined in the fun of the best “March Madness Tipoff” party in town!

SWING FOR THE KIDS WOMEN'S GOLF CLASSIC

MAS proudly works with Off the Street Club to present what is believed to be the largest all-women’s charity golf event in the United States! Benefitting girls’ programs at the Club, the Off the Street Club Swing for the Kids Women’s Golf Classic annually brings together 60 foursomes made up of female leaders from multiple business communities in Chicago (plus some from New York and Silicon Valley). Started in 2001, “Swing” has evolved into a late-Summer signature event-celebrating women, Girl Power and Off the Street Club, raising millions of dollars along the way.

NHLCA Celebrity Golf Classic

Mid-America Sports partnered with the National Hockey League Coaches’ Association to create, develop and manage the NHLCA’s first fund-raising event: the National Hockey League Coaches’ Association Celebrity Golf Classic. Starting from scratch, MAS initiated innovative ideas including “Goal in One” contest holes, a pre-golf “Shoot the Puck” challenge, the National Anthem performed by Jim Cornelison and much, much more. An incredible tradition was developed, as the “NHLCA Celebrity Classic” travels in conjunction with the NHL Draft each Summer and brings together 30+ NHL coaches to participate in the event to benefit NHLCA programs and a charity local to the city hosting the NHL Draft. Corporate partners include Golf Town, Scotia Bank, Air Canada, lululemon and many more!)

Bears Super Bowl 20th Anniversary

The ‘85 Bears 20th Anniversary Celebration brought together teammates and favorites from the iconic Super Bowl XX World Champion Chicago Bears for a day of memories and tons of fun at Twin Orchard Country Club north of Chicago. The Shufflin’ Crew reunited for a magical day on the course, with each Bear teamed with a participating foursome to play one the fabulous courses at Twin Orchard. Auctions, raffles, performances and an on-site piece created by renowned artist Malcolm Farley were highlights of this once in a lifetime event.

The Masters

MAS has been hosting groups at the Masters for years. Your behind-the-scenes professional team, we bring you a turnkey trip to the Masters. We obtain tickets to any round or practice round, arrange for “Masters Week” accommodations at a private Augusta home, full privileges at Augusta Country Club (just outside Augusta National) for golf and meals, local transportation in Augusta and nightly entertainment options. We are your experienced tour guides to the golf event of a lifetime: The Masters!

Punta Cana

Mid-America Sports proudly partners with Golf Punta Cana to offer the golf getaway of a lifetime! Spend six nights in a private villa, play famed Caribbean courses including Corales Golf Club, Punta Espada, Teeth of Dog, Dye Force and more. Country Club amenities follow every round, entertainment every night, a Casino Night party (or two!), a Dominican-style paddle tournament and more!

CBS-Turner March Madness Tipoff party

Mid-America Sports partnered with CBS on an innovative corporate event to thank CBS clients and sponsors on the opening day of the Division I NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. As the broadcast network of the NCAA Tournament, CBS sought to recognize and thank its partners with a day-long “watch party” of opening round games and MAS executed the vision - throwing a party at downtown locations for 400+ guests who enjoyed a buffet lunch, open bar and wall-to-wall screens airing games. Turner Sports later joined CBS as a broadcast partner and joined in the fun of the best “March Madness Tipoff” party in town!

SWING FOR THE KIDS CHARITY GOLF EVENT

MAS proudly works with Off the Street Club to present what is believed to be the largest all-women’s charity golf event in the United States! Benefitting girls’ programs at the Club, the Off the Street Club Swing for the Kids Women’s Golf Classic annually brings together 60 foursomes made up of female leaders from multiple business communities in Chicago (plus some from New York and Silicon Valley). Started in 2001, “Swing” has evolved into a late-Summer signature event-celebrating women, Girl Power and Off the Street Club, raising millions of dollars along the way.

NHLCA Celebrity Golf Classic

Mid-America Sports partnered with the National Hockey League Coaches’ Association to create, develop and manage the NHLCA’s first fund-raising event: the National Hockey League Coaches’ Association Celebrity Golf Classic. Starting from scratch, MAS initiated innovative ideas including “Goal in One” contest holes, a pre-golf “Shoot the Puck” challenge, the National Anthem performed by Jim Cornelison and much, much more. An incredible tradition was developed, as the “NHLCA Celebrity Classic” travels in conjunction with the NHL Draft each Summer and brings together 30+ NHL coaches to participate in the event to benefit NHLCA programs and a charity local to the city hosting the NHL Draft. Corporate partners include Golf Town, Scotia Bank, Air Canada, lululemon and many more!)

Testimonials

"Tim Schulte and Mid-America Sports could not have been better partners for the National Hockey League Coaches’ Association. For our inaugural golf outing in Chicago, they identified and contracted with the best and most appropriate club in Chicago (Beverly Country Club), sold sponsorships to brands like lululemon and Diageo which benefited the event greatly, then executed a unique and memorable event we will be able to build upon for years to come."

 

Michael Hirshfeld

Executive Director/National Hockey League Coaches’ Association

"Mid-America Sports’ ability to transition to Dallas and execute deals in a new market for our second annual event was impressive. They identified and contracted with our two biggest venue partners - Trinity Forest Golf Club (host of the NHCLA Celebrity Golf Classic) and The Stadler (host hotel, celebrity and golfer accommodations and host of the NHLCA Coaches’ VIP party.) We trusted them with sensitive information and their ability to build relationships with our NHL host - the Dallas Stars - was beyond anything we hoped for. They never disappointed - I recommend Mid-America Sports to anyone looking for a true ‘get after it’ partner."

 

Michael Hirshfeld

Executive Director/National Hockey League Coaches’ Association

"In 2001 I had a dream to create a successful and unique outing to benefit the Off the Street Club. With the help of Mid- America Sports that dream has been reached and surpassed as we have raised more than 3 million dollars for the club. I could not be more satisfied and I know the Club feels the same!"

 

Jack Klues

Retired Chairman and CEO, Vivaki

"I have played in a lot of celebrity golf tournaments across the country and without a doubt the team at Mid-America Sports consistently produces a product I am proud to have my name on.

 

Mike Ditka

"Working with Mid-America Sports since they opened shop in 1992 has been my sincere pleasure. Their staff is intelligent, accountable and honest and always delivers. As Title Sponsor and client for many of the events, I always know I'm going to get an exceptional program from gift ideas, client entertainment to travel arrangements - all cost-effectively."

 

Thomas Reedy

Managing Director, ITRACS

"Everything was terrific - the food, the set-up, the staff and the service - and we know none of this was as easy and seamless as it appeared. The hard work and attention to detail of your team make it go! One of my best decisions was turning the management of this event over to Mid-America Sports."

 

Mark Tupper

Vice President, CBS Network Sales

"As tournament chairman of the American Cancer Society's Chicago Select Golf Invitational, I have recommended Mid-America Sports to friends and close business colleagues who want a successful and exciting event. They have never let me down and now enjoy ties to my associates. Their assistance is invaluable."

 

Keith Bank

Founder and Managing Partner, KB Partners

"Swing for the Kids has provided all of the funding for Off the Street Club girls programs since 2001. Without the help of Mid-America Sports, none of this would be possible."

 

Ralph Campagna

Executive Director, Off the Street Club

"You and your event staff demonstrated remarkable flexibility, creativity, planning, execution and composure. All of us here at Twin Orchard Country Club were both impressed and appreciative of working with such professionals."

 

Gavin Spears

GM/COO, Twin Orchard Country Club