COSMOS 2010 NEWS

Cosmos Trains the NHL

Thursday, November 24, 2010 On Wednesday, November 17th, Cosmos Sports President Cary Kaplan presented to the National Hockey League (NHL) at the league's annual two day Ticket Service and Retention Workshop. The meetings were attended by representatives from 28 of the 30 NHL teams. Cary's topic was entitled “Train the Trainers” and focused on how "Fan and Employee Empowerment" are critical [ ... ]

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Cosmos Trains Major League Soccer Sales Centre

Friday, November 12, 2010 On Thursday, November 11th, 2010, Cosmos Sports spent over 90 minutes speaking with the new, young minds of the Major League Soccer National Training Centre. Cary Kaplan, the President of Cosmos Sports, along with Bryan McGahey, the Director of Team Services, took their over 20 years of experience to discuss the four biggest aspects of sales in sports; Persistence, Sal [ ... ]

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Ajax Downs Hits the Ground Running With Cosmos

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 Ajax Downs serves as a pioneer in the horse racing industry by being the first track of its kind to reach out to the local community for the opportunity of having a corporate partnership. For the past six months, Ajax Downs has been working with Cosmos Sports to help obtain those local and corporate partnerships. Ajax Downs has been a part of the Durham Region for over [ ... ]

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Play It Cool Heats Up With Cosmos Sports

Friday, October 29, 2010 Play It Cool hockey is an intervention program aimed at reducing injuries in minor leagues. The goal behind the program is to lower the risk of concussion and spinal cord injuries on the ice by teaching kids the proper methods on how to play safe and improve the quality of hockey. Play It Cool, an affiliation of Shoot For a Cure, has teamed with Cosmos Sports to better  [ ... ]

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Leading the way in Sports Hiring

Friday, October 22, 2010:- Sports Hiring is a sports specific job board started by Cosmos Sports June 1st, 2004. Since its inception, it has been able to find work with some of the premier teams in their respected sport throughout the North American Industry, ranging anywhere from the Toronto Blue Jays of the MLB, to the D.C. United of the MLSE. Recently, Sports Hiring has helped the KWSC with  [ ... ]

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PickFun.com Now in London Wal-Mart at the White Oaks Mall Location

Friday, October 7, 2010:- PickFun.com is the ticket industry’s newest and most convenient way for sports and entertainment fans to locate and purchase their favourite sports and entertainment tickets. Offering the customers a significant discount from the regular ticket price, Pickfun.com allows fans more accessibility and convenience to purchase tickets at multiple retailers in the surroundin [ ... ]

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Cosmos Trains Major League Soccer Soccer

Friday, October 1, 2010:- On Thursday September 30th, 2010 Cosmos Sports spent 90 minutes working with the Major League Soccer National Sales Trainings Center. Cosmos Sports was retained to discuss the following 4 sales topics: Persistence, Asking for the Sales/Closing, Objection Handling, and Referrals.  This was the first project Cosmos Sports worked on with MLS. The group consisted of 10 me [ ... ]

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Buffalo Bills at the Rogers Centre

Friday, September 24, 2010: Cosmos Sports is pleased -to announce that consumers now have the chance to purchase Buffalo Bills Tickets in select Greater Toronto Area Costco locations. They will be available at: Costco South Mississauga 3180 Laird Rd Mississauga, ON L5L 6A5 
Costco Etobicoke 50 Queen Elizabeth Boulevard Etobicoke, ON M8Z 1M1 
Costco Vaughn 71, Colossus Drive Vaughn, ON L4N 9 [ ... ]

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Standard Bred Canada and Trot magazine start 7th year working with Cosmos Sports

Friday, September 17, 2010:- For 32 years, Trot magazine has been telling current stories about the Canadian Harness Racing industry and is currently Canada’s leading equine publication. With the website receiving over 7,000,000 views every month and with the magazine reaching over 13,500 homes, businesses and racetracks, there is no shortage of loyal readers for the magazine. Standardbred Cana [ ... ]

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Pickfun.com and CNIB 'Good to Go' in Stores

Friday, september 10, 2010:-PickFun.com is the ticket industry’s newest and most convenient way for sports and entertainment fans to locate and purchase their favourite sports and entertainment tickets. Offering the customers a significant discount from the regular ticket price, Pickfun.com allows fans more accessibility and convenience to purchase tickets at multiple retailers in the surround [ ... ]

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Cary Kaplan headed to New York to train the NHL, NBA, NFL, MLS and AHL

Friday, August 13, 2010:- Cary Kaplan provided a free 2 hour revenue generation training seminar attended by league representatives from the NHL, NBA, NFL, MLS, and AHL. The Trenton Devils and Newark Bears also sent representatives from their organizations. Cary discussed such topics as manufacturing urgency, proper use of a testimonial, perception is reality, marketing vs. sales, relentless and [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports Recruiting 3 New Positions

Friday, August 5, 2010:- Cosmos Sports is proud to announce that we are currently recruiting for three new positions. Recently, the Edmonton Oilers, Power Play Training Centre and the Penticton Vees have retained Cosmos Sports’ hiring services to assist in recruiting front office staff for their organizations. The Rexall Sports Corporation, which owns the Edmonton Oilers (NHL), Edmonton Oil K [ ... ]

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Cosmos Scores a Slam Dunk with the Rockets

Friday, July 30, 2010:- During the week of July 23, Cosmos Sports President Cary Kaplan travelled down south to Texas to complete a Revenue Generation Training session with the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After meeting with many Texan teams this past May, the Rockets contacted Cary to receive specific team training. This was a significant event, as it marked the [ ... ]

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Cosmos Bolsters Lineup

Monday, July 19, 2010:- As a result of Cosmos Sports growing business in the sports marketing field, the company is proud to announce the strengthened of its lineup with internal promotions and hirings. Scott Mosey has been promoted to Executive Director at Cosmos Sports. Scott has been with Cosmos for nearly seven years, and has led several team, branding and marketing initiatives including th [ ... ]

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Conference Call with Women's Professional Soccer

Friday, July 9, 2010:- Cosmos Sports President, Cary Kaplan, recently held a conference call with every team in the Women’s Professional Soccer League (WPS) and league officials to discuss ideas for the WPS to maximize group sales for the remainder of the 2010 WPS season. The WPS is the highest-level women’s professional soccer league in North America and was formed in 2007 with play beginn [ ... ]

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Toronto Nationals celebrates Canada Day with Cannons

Friday, July 2, 2010:- Cosmos Sports welcomes the Toronto Nationals back to Canada, just in time to celebrate our Nation’s birthday with their game against the Boston Cannons for the first time this season. Heading into this match up with a two game winning streak, Toronto has been building the momentum needed to take them all the way to the playoffs. They hope to continue their success when t [ ... ]

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Get Your Foot in the Door of the Sports Industry with CSI 7!

Friday, June 25, 2010:- The Cosmos Sports Institute (CSI) is a sports career-training program that provides its candidates with the chance to break into the sports industry and guarantees graduates a full-time salary paying position. CSI is the only placement program of its kind in the country, and the only one that assures this guarantee. CSI provides its students with the most innovative, crea [ ... ]

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A Future in Sports Awaits You - Register for 2010 S.M.C.C in Toronto

Friday, June 18, 2010:- Cosmos Sports launched the 2010 Sports Marketing & Career Conference, on May 15 and 16, 2010, at Telus Field in Edmonton, Alberta. The two-day conference brought together the top sports executives from the region. Speakers provided participants with insight on the skills they would need to begin their career in the sports industry. Training topics included marketing,  [ ... ]

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Cosmos Trains Top Texan Sports Teams

Friday, June 11, 2010:- Cosmos Sports President Cary Kaplan travelled down to the Lone Star state of Texas to complete a Revenue Generation Training session with the Laredo Bucks of the Central Hockey League. Although Texas is better known for its cattle and blazing heat, the Laredo Bucks have gathered a strong following since their 2002 inaugural season. Following his training session, Cary he [ ... ]

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Cosmos Jumps out of the Starting Gate

Friday, June 4, 2010:- Cosmos sports is pleased to announce its recent partnership development with Ajax Downs. Ajax Downs is the premium quarter horse race track in Ajax, ON. Ajax downs has retained Cosmos Sports for the procurement of new partnership opportunities. Ajax Downs recently completed a new race track in 2008. Over the past couple years they have continued to grow and expand. Races  [ ... ]

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Toronto Nationals Home Opener

Friday, May 28, 2010:- Cosmos Sports is proud to announce the long-awaited second season home opener of the Toronto Nationals field lacrosse team. On Saturday, May 22 at 2:00 p.m, the Nationals face off against the Chesapeake Bayhawks for their first game at Lamport Stadium. The defending 2009 MLL Champions, who beat the former Washington team in all three meetings last season, are looking to c [ ... ]

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2010 Sports Marketing Conference

Friday, May 21, 2010:- Cosmos Sports is excited to launch the 2010 Sports Marketing & Career Conference, this weekend, at Telus Field in Edmonton, Alberta. The two day conference brings together the top sports executives from the region that will provide participants with the skills they would need to begin their career in the sports industry. Training topics include marketing, branding, str [ ... ]

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Toronto Nationals Press Conference

Friday, May 7, 2010:- With their second season right around the corner, the Toronto Nationals are gearing up and ready to defend their Major League Lacrosse Championship title. The Nationals’ are hosting a press conference that will be held on the Hooters Rooftop Patio on Thursday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m. On hand at the press conference will be Toronto Nationals’ head coach Dave Huntley. Coach H [ ... ]

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Cosmos Thinks Fast

Friday, April 30, 2010:- Cosmos has partnered with RaceCanada.ca, a racing team, website and company dedicated to Canada Racing and Canadian drivers. RaceCanada controls many properties including On Track such as BRM Kart Racing Team and BRM Cup Championship as well as Off Track such as a GTA Race Guide and Racing Simulator Games. RaceCanada has all of the aspects of running a successful racing [ ... ]

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Cosmos Partners With The Central Oregon Hotshots

Friday, April 23, 2010:- For this first time ever, the Central Oregon Hotshots of the International Basketball League (IBL) are hosting two home games out of the Hooker Creek Events Center. In true International fashion, the China Shanxi Zhongyu come from overseas to play The Central Oregon Hotshots on Friday, May 7th. The following night, the Vancouver Volcanoes come to Hooker Creek Events Cen [ ... ]

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Toronto Nationals Season Fast Approaching

Friday, April 16, 2010:- With the season just around the corner, Cosmos Sports has ramped up their sponsorship drive with The Toronto Nationals signing on corporate sponsors such as Booster Juice, Sheraton Hotels and Pita Pit with many more opportunities on the horizon as we get closer to the home opener on May 22nd at Lamport Stadium against the Chesapeake Bayhawks. You can now purchase your t [ ... ]

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Free A4A Open House

Friday, April 9, 2010:- Cosmos Sports, in partnership with Advantage 4 Athletes is proud to be hosting a free open house where it is welcoming athletes, coaches, agents, athletic directors and everyone whom is interested in experiencing what a world class conditioning and therapy centre is like. There will be photo opportunities with the athletes in attendance as well as an official Olympic rela [ ... ]

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Kansas City Wizards & Ringette Alberta Recruit Cosmos Sports

Thursday, April 1, 2010:- Cosmos Sports and their Career Management department (www.sportshiring.com) are pleased to announce that they are currently conducting job placement searches for both Ringette Alberta and The Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer (MLS). Ringette Alberta is in the market to retain the services of a highly qualified applicant to fulfill the position of Technical Dir [ ... ]

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CSI VI, Back To Toronto!

Friday, March 26, 2010:-The Cosmos Sports Institute (CSI) is a program that provides its candidates with the opportunity to fast track into a sports industry career and is the only placement program of its kind in the country. CSI participants receive sports sales training from industry leaders and through this innovative training acquire the skills and knowledge required to be a successful spor [ ... ]

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Nascar SpeedPark Vouchers Race Into Costco

Friday, March 19, 2010: Cosmos Sports is pleased to announce that consumers now have the chance to purchase unlimited ride wristbands to Vaughan’s Nascar Speedpark in select Greater Toronto Area Costco locations. They will be available at: * 35 John Birchall Road in Richmond Hill 
00 Billy Bishop Way in North York (near Yorkdale) 
71 Colossus Drive in Vaughan (next to Colossus theatre)  [ ... ]

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Train Like The Pro's at A4A's Elite Training Centre

Friday, March 12, 2010:- Tryouts are coming up and there is no better way to test and monitor your team than participating in Testing and Training Sessions at Advantage 4 Athletes; a sport specific training and therapy centre committed to results. The testing sessions consist of conclusive strength, agility, and speed testing. These results are analyzed by professionals and can be used to help  [ ... ]

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Sports Marketing and Career Conference Announced

Friday, March 5, 2010: Do you live on the West Coast? Are you looking to get a job in sports? If so, the Sports Marketing & Career Conference is right for you! Taking place in Edmonton on Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th 2010 at Telus Field, the Sports Marketing & Career Conference is a two-day sports conference where attendees will receive training from cutting edge sports indus [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports Impacting Young Minds

Friday, February 26, 2010: Over the past several years, Cosmos Sports has had the opportunity to impact the lives of several sports industry seeking University graduates. Students from Universities across Canada have come to intern at Cosmos Sports following their graduation at both the undergraduate and masters level. Gurbaz Sidhu, following his internship with Cosmos told us that, ...I learn [ ... ]

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Cary Kaplan Headed To Chicago For Multiple Training Sessions

Friday, February 19, 2010: Seventy-mile per hour riseballs, 240-foot frozen ropes, soft hands and lightning-quick reactions all wound into seven feverish innings of gritty, gutsy, fast-paced action. Welcome to hard-hittin', fast-pitchin', affordable family fun. Welcome to National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)! On Thursday, March 4th 2010, Cosmos Sports President Cary Kaplan will be heading down to Elgin [ ... ]

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Toronto Nationals Continue To Grow

Friday, February 12, 2010: The Toronto Nationals are a professional lacrosse organization on the upswing and Cosmos Sports is a huge reason for this trend. After joining forces in September of 2009, Cosmos Sports has enjoyed great success in building not only the Nationals brand but also helping to expand their public and community relations, staff hiring, ticketing and sponsorship initiatives.  [ ... ]

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See The Masters Live, VIP Style

Friday, February 5, 2010: Cosmos Sports, in association with The Traveller Inc., is pleased to announce the availability of VIP packages to the 74th Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia. This once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the Masters begins with air service on an executive class jet followed by a private motor coach to The Masters. Spend the entire day on the grounds of t [ ... ]

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CSI 5 In The Books

Friday, January 29, 2010: Cosmos Sports has officially wrapped up its fifth Cosmos Sports Institute (CSI) training course, which was held over the last two weeks in Mississauga, Ontario. Graduates received comprehensive sports sales training from highly experienced industry executives and heard from guest speakers including: Gerry Fonzo (Director of Ticket Sales for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats), Sha [ ... ]

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Cosmos Giving A4A The Advantage

Friday, January 29, 2010: Cosmos Sports is proud to be working with Advantage 4 Athletes to grow their brand and create a marketing strategy that will attract elite athletes into the A4A facility. Advantage 4 Athletes (A4A) is a facility like no other. With agility turf, an indoor track, a power strength area, a private training studio and therapy services, A4A offers world-class training for a [ ... ]

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Cosmos Scores With U.S. Job Search Expansion

Friday, January 15, 2010: Cosmos Sports and their Career Management division is pleased to announce that they have partnered with FC Gold Pride of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS), the Edmonton Eskimos of The Canadian Football League (CFL), and D.C. United of Major League Soccer (MLS) to conduct full service executive job searches. The Career Management division will be searching for three I [ ... ]

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