San Diego Gulls and 3STEPS4WARD announce a new American Hockey League strategic partnership to honor veteran military heroes, small businesses, and host pitch competitions.
San Diego, California – Today, the San Diego Gulls Hockey Club and 3STEPS4WARD A Marketing Company announced the start of a new partnership agreement to honor veteran military service members and veteran-owned small businesses.
“The Military Hero of the Game ” will be publicly announced in the Pechanga Arena to an honoree who will receive a “Challenge Coin” medal in every Gulls regular season home game.
Also, 3STEPS4WARD will spotlight and present an award to a veteran-owned small business owner in a monthly ceremony. This award grants opportunity to compete in the 2021-2022 San Diego Gulls Business Alliance Pitch Competition during the last month of the regular season, offering local veteran business owners a chance to gain publicity, receive mentorship and secure funding & complimentary marketing services for their business.
“We are excited to partner with such an innovative and community driven organization like 3STEPS4WARD,” said Greg Zweig, San Diego Gulls Director of Corporate Partnerships. “As an organization, we feel like you can never shine enough light on the job and sacrifice that our military men and women make. This partnership allows us to directly focus on the military community by giving back to them and letting them know we appreciate the service and sacrifice that they make for us daily. Through this partnership, the Gulls will help showcase the growing veteran owned business community here in the greater San Diego area and we’re excited to launch this program in advance of our annual Military Weekend beginning November 6th.”
3STEPS4WARD is a full-service technology savvy marketing group based in San Ramon, California and founded on the principles of positive societal business advocating for startups, small business, and entrepreneurs.
“The 3STEPS4WARD team is honored to partner with the San Diego Gulls and is proud to spotlight military veterans and their businesses with the “Military Hero of the Game”, said 3STEPS4WARD Founder and CEO Douglas Younger III. “This partnership will further our vision of helping veteran owned small businesses increase their visibility and enhance growth. We encourage local military veteran entrepreneurs to reach out and express interest to take their business to the next level.”
On Friday, October 22, regular season opening night two military veteran business owners will receive the “Military Hero of the Game” and “Challenge Coin” awards in the first seasonal ceremony.
For more information and details on this new partnership announcement and sponsorship, visit sandiegogulls.com or 3steps4ward.com.
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ABOUT SAN DIEGO GULLS
The San Diego Gulls are one of 31 American Hockey League (AHL) clubs and the primary development affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Anaheim Ducks. The Gulls enter their seventh season for the current 2021-22 AHL season. The club was born in 2015 and played its first-ever game Oct. 10, 2015 at Pechanga Arena San Diego (then Valley View Casino Center). One of 31 AHL franchises located throughout the United States and Canada, the Gulls have led the league in attendance twice in their history (2017-18 and 2018-19) and are they only Pacific Division team to do so. The Gulls are the lone Pacific Division club to advance to the Division Finals on three occasions (2016, 2017 and 2019) while the club is one of three AHL teams to advance to the Division Finals on three or more occasions since the inception of the current division format in 2015.
3STEPS4WARD is a full-service marketing company that was founded on the principles of socially-responsible business. As a Minority Business Enterprise and a Small Business Enterprise certified by the state of California, we help startups, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and small businesses succeed in their missions through tech-forward digital marketing. We provide a range of services including social media, lead generation, market research, strategy, branding, and web design.
Our family is a collective of marketing experts, creatives, and strategists brought together by Douglas Younger, III, an executive with two decades of marketing experience for Fortune 500 and NASDAQ-listed companies, Silicon Valley startups, 501(c)3s, and entrepreneurs across 40+ countries. Doug is also a marketing lecturer for an executive MBA program at a top California educational institution.
Learn more at 3STEPS4WARD.com and visit us on LinkedIn.