EMC Corporation Head of Sponsorship Practice brings business development and corporate sponsorship expertise to nonprofit that provides sports equipment to disadvantaged youth
Boston (March 10, 2014) – EMC Corporation’s Head of Sponsorship Practice John Wolf will join the Good Sports Board of Directors bringing years of business development, corporate sponsorship and marketing expertise to Good Sports’ mission of getting more kids in the game.
As Head of Global Sponsorship Business Practice, John oversees business development in the media, sports, venue, and entertainment space at EMC Corporation, a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service.
John joined EMC in 1998 and has held management positions in various areas of EMC including Chief of Staff - World Wide Field and Channel Marketing, Director of Sponsorship Sales and Marketing, Director of Customer Reference Programs, Director of Marketing Operations, Director of Event Marketing, and Manager of Sales Operations for the Telco, Media, and Entertainment division. Prior to joining EMC, Wolf was Assistant Vice President, Event Marketing and Travel for Chubb Corporation and ran the Hospitality Division of the Northeast Venue for World Cup ’94.
John graduated from the Cornell University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management and lives in Wellesley with his wife Victoria and their two children.
"Good Sport is an amazing model conceived by a wonderfully smart and passionate people who believe in what athletics brings to kids: self-esteem, camaraderie, positive discipline, leadership, and fun. All too often this is limited by lack of access to things as simple as a ball or a uniform,” said Wolf. “Seeing what my kids are getting out of sports while being keenly aware of the expenses, has drawn me to Good Sports’ mission. I couldn't be more excited to contribute to such a worthy effort. "
Good Sports’ 18-member Board of Directors includes diverse representatives from a wide array of industries, including the sports, financial, non-profit and media fields. Ten years ago, CEO, Melissa Harper and COO, Christy Keswick – along with a team of founders – launched Good Sports on the simple premise that all kids deserve to play, and experience the vast health and social benefits of regular activity, regardless of where they live and family income. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports has secured more than $10 million worth of equipment donations during the last decade.
About Good Sports
Good Sports helps to lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear, and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports is able to get the necessary equipment into the hands of the kids that need it most, giving them a chance to get in the game. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided over $10 million worth of equipment to over 1,400 youth programs, impacting more than 870,000 kids. For more information on how you can support Good Sports, please visit www.goodsports.org.