COSMOS 2011 NEWS

Pickfun.com Adds New Products - Toronto Raptors & Ski Lakeridge

Friday, December 16th, 2012: Still looking for some last minute gift ideas? Pickfun.com now has deals that are sure to make your loved ones happy this holiday season. For the sports lovers in your family,Pickfun is now selling Toronto Raptors tickets. With a wide variety of sections and seats, we can help you find the best tickets with no service charges, and up to 20% off! You can purchase you [ ... ]

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Cary Kaplan & Mike Miele Speak At York Sports Business Conference

Friday, December 9th, 2011 On November 25th, the York Sports Business Association held its first ever Sports Business Conference, catered towards Accounting, Finance, and Marketing students interested in careers in the Sport Industry..

The Conference was held at the Underground at York University, and Cosmos Sports was there to provide industry leading advice and expertise. Cosmos President Cary [ ... ]

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Cary Trains First Major League Baseball Team

Friday, December 2nd, 2011:  ving trained several NHL, NBA, and CFL teams, this occasion is significant as it marks the first full training session for an MLB team. And who better to lead off with, than the storied Chicago Cubs. Founded in 1871 the Chicago Cubs, are North America's longest standing professional sports team.This past week Cary trained the Chicago Cubs over the course of 2 day [ ... ]

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CosMOs Sports Does Movember

Friday, November 18th, 2011:November has taken on a new meaning in our lives. It is a time when men across the world dedicate themselves to the art of moustache growing in an attempt to raise money for Prostate Cancer and partake in the month of Movember. This year, the team at CosMOs Sports came together, put their razors in the cupboard for 30 days and formed a Movember team to raise money for [ ... ]

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CSI 11 - Register Today!

Friday, November 18th, 2011:Cosmos Sports is excited as we gear up for this month’s fast approaching CSI 11 – there are only 2 early bird spots left! The two-week program will begin Monday, November 28th and run until December 9th. Over the course of these two weeks, participants will gain extensive sports sales training from industry leaders, along with a guaranteed placement with a profess [ ... ]

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Cosmos Hits "Home Run" With Indianapolis Indians

Friday, November 11th, 2011:This past week, Cosmos Sports President Cary Kaplan trained the Minor League Baseball team the Indianapolis Indians (triple A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates).  This is the third minor league baseball team Cary has trained as he has trained the New Orleans Zephyrs and Fresno Grizzlies in the past. Over the course of 3 days Cary consulted the Indians on ticket sal [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports and Sportshiring Now Working With GP8 Sportwater

Friday, November 4th, 2011: Cosmos Sports continues to grow their influence in the sport industry as they have been brought on by GP8 Sportwater to assist in their current hiring process. Cosmos, along with their website Sports Hiring, are very excited to conduct a job search that will help fill the Account Executive position in the Business Development department at P8 Sportwater.

As a part o [ ... ]

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Cary Trains Arena Football League

Friday, October 14th, 2011: This past week Cosmos Sports President Cary Kaplan attended the Arena Football University, a two day conference put on by the Arena Football League (AFL). While in attendance, Cary trained all 17 AFL teams in a 45 minute session including team general managers, account executives with many team AFL owners present as well. .
br/> After the training, Jerry B. Kurz, Commissi [ ... ]

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Cosmos Expands Its Theatre Properties Profile

Friday, October 7th, 2011: Cosmos Sports continues to grow their theatre and entertainment influence as they have begun acting as an outsource subscription sales team for the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company is located in Toronto, Ontario and operates a five show theatre subscription that begins in October 2011 and runs until June 2012. More informatio [ ... ]

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Cosmos Joins Majors As Consultant

Friday, July 29th, 2011: The day is finally upon us, the Missassauga St.Michael’s Majors are officially set to kick off their home schedule tonight, Friday September 30th 2011, against the Owen Sound Attack. The Majors currently sit at 3-0 and are looking to start off right on their home ice.
r/> In addition, Cosmos Sports is proud to announce that they have been brought in to the Majors organizat [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports & SportsHiring.com Working With Cricket Canada and The Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Friday, September 23, 2011: Job Alert! Cosmos Sports and their website Sports Hiring are very excited to be conducting job searches to help fill senior positions at both the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and Cricket Canada, Canada’s national governing body for the sport of cricket..
/> Cosmos Sports is currently searching for a Director, Corporate Sponsorships for the [ ... ]

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Cosmos Is Magic

Friday, September 16, 2011:Cosmos Sports continues to expand their outsourcing ticket sales portfolio as they will begin working with the Greg Frewin Magic and Dinner Theatre as a ticketing call centre. Similar to their work with the CTV Olympics, Edmonton Eskimos and Theatre Aquarius . Cosmos Sports will be using their unique and aggressive brand of ticket sales strategies to sell dinner packag [ ... ]

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Theatre Aquarius Set To Kick Off Their Season With Sherlock Holmes

Friday, September 2, 2011: The season is right around the corner, do you have your season tickets yet? No! We are not talking about a sports team, we are talking Theatre Aquarius!.
br/> The 2011-2012 Theatre Aquarius season is ready to debut September 21st 2011 with the first performance of Sherlock Holmes: The Last Adventure by Steven Dietz based on the 1899 play by William Gillette and Arthur Cona [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports Training is "Bigger in Texas"

Friday, September 2, 2011: The expression goes that everything is bigger in Texas, and after a recent training session with the Allen Americans of the Central Hockey League (CHL), it is fair to say that Cosmos Sports’ training efforts in Texas are in fact: BIGGER. Cosmos is proud to announce that we have now trained eleven (11) teams from a wide variety of sports and leagues playing out of th [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports 2.0 - Revamped New Website

Friday, August 12th, 2011:Cosmos Sports is proud to announce that we have recently completed a revamp of our website ttp://www.cosmossports.com The new website has been developed by IT and Creative Services Account Executive David Almeida to provide a fresh look to the company, while adhering to Cosmos Sports’ exceptional customer service by providing a more user-friendly layout. When users  [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports Trains the Windy City

Monday, August 5th, 2011:Cary Kaplan, President of Cosmos Sports, went to Chicago last week in order to train several Illinois area teams. To start, Cary trained the Chicago Express of the ECHL on ticket sales, strategic planning, and overall revenue generation. The Express is the second ECHL team in the past month which Cary has provided training for. James Whitener, Assistant General Manager/V [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports signs "Major" deal with Mississauga

Friday, July 29th, 2011 Cosmos Sports is proud to announce our latest partnership with the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors. As part of the affiliation, Cosmos Sports will be assisting The Majors in selling season tickets for the upcoming 2011-2012 season. Moreover, Cosmos will assist in increasing the Majors ticket base through strategically brainstorming special events to expand the fan expe [ ... ]

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"Cosmos Sports scores a Hat Trick" with the K-Wings

Thursday July 21st 2011 Cary Kaplan, president of Cosmos Sports, consulted the Kalamazoo K-Wings of the ECHL on ticket sales, strategic planning and overall revenue generation. William D Johnston, owner of the Kalamazoo K-Wings, also owns the Holiday Inn and the Radisson Hotel. After seeing how Cary’s training is transferable to other industries, Johnston had his hotel staff sit in on the trai [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports Dominates Hockey Training

Monday, June 27th, 2011 After meeting with teams from the Federal Hockey League last week, Cosmos Sports is proud to announce that we have now trained thirteen (13) of the leading hockey leagues around the world. For the past five years, Cosmos Sports has been North America’s leading Hockey Consultant.
r/> Specifically, Cosmos Sports has worked with the following leagues: National Hockey League (N [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports Assists Major League Soccer in Recruiting Qualified Candidates For National Sales Center

Friday, June 10th, 2011 Cosmos Sports is proud to announce that they are assisting Major League Soccer (MLS) in recruiting potential candidates for the MLS National Sales Center Course on July 25th. The course takes place over the span of 45 days in the United States, and consists of training and hands on practice and live sales for MLS teams.

The program, which has been successful within the Un [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports Branches Out and Partners with Theatre Aquarius

Thursday, July 21st, 2011 Cosmos Sports is proud to announce our latest partnership with Hamilton’s Theatre Aquarius. As part of the partnership, Cosmos will be assisting Theatre Aquarius in selling season subscriptions for the upcoming line-up of plays. With prior experience in ticket sales with teams such as the Edmonton Eskimos, Toronto FC, and the Buffalo Bills, Cosmos Sports is excited to [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports Assists in the Sale of the Kingston Voyageurs

Friday, May 27th, 2011 On Wednesday night, the Kingston Voyageurs officially changed ownership as Gregg Rosen sold the 38-year-old franchise to a group of four local individuals who formed Community Sports Entertainment Limited. The new owners are Dr. Dijana Oliver, Rob Zarichny, Al Paterson, and Colin Birkas. After five years of ownership, Gregg Rosen retained the services of Cosmos Sports for  [ ... ]

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Pickfun Launches 100% Off Program

Thursday, May 19th, 2011:Pickfun is proud to partner with Southern Pines Golf and Country club to kick off our new weekly free giveaway promotion. Starting today, Tuesday May 17th, the first 200 people who register to Pickfun will instantly receive a voucher via email that is redeemable for one free round of golf at Southern Pines. This is a $31.86 value absolutely free! Please make sure that al [ ... ]

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CSI 10 Starting Monday, May 9th 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011 Cosmos Sports is excited to be gearing up SI10, which will begin on Monday, May 9th and run till May 20th. During the two-week program, participants will have the chance to hear from some of the best in the sports industry. This year we are excited to have guest speakers: Paul Fruitman (former Director of Ticket Sales for the Toronto Argonauts and Owner of Doing It As a Win [ ... ]

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Pickfun adds Toronto FC To Their Roster

Thursday, April 21, 2011 Cosmos Sports and ickfun is proud to announce that we have added the Toronto Football Club (Toronto FC), of Major League Soccer, to our website. Toronto FC, which was established in 2007, is going into this season hoping for a change that will see them land in the playoffs for the first time in franchise history..
br/> Toronto FC is one of the most successful franchises in [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports Partners with Edmonton Eskimos Season Ticket Sales Team

Friday, April 15, 2011 We are happy to announce that the Edmonton Eskimos have partnered with Cosmos Sports to help launch their 2011 season ticket sales campaign. For the next eight weeks Cosmos Sports will utilize its superb ticket sales experience to bring an extra boost for Eskimos season ticket sales..

The Eskimos are a Canadian football team based in Edmonton, Alberta that play in the West [ ... ]

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Pickfun.com launches with The Raptors, Tiger-Cats and Rock

Friday, March 25, 2011 Over the past eighteen months, the Cosmos Sports team has been working diligently to launch their new website www.pickfun.com. PickFun.com is geared towards sports and entertainment fans, and allows them an alternative means of purchasing tickets to their favourite sports and entertainment events. However, unlike traditional ticket brokers and box office purchases, Pick [ ... ]

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Cary Kaplan Joins The Chara Debate

Monday, March 14, 2011: Following a very controversial week in the National Hockey League (NHL), Cosmos Sports president, Cary Kaplan appeared on both HCH News, based in Hamilton, as well as with ob McCown on Toronto’s the FAN 590Cary was sought after to discuss the nationwide debate regarding the hit by Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara on Montreal Canadien , Max Pacioretty. The prim [ ... ]

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Cosmos Scores a Touchdown with the Arena Football League

Tuesday, February 22, 2011: The Arena Football League (AFL) recently participated in a one-hour seminar given by Cosmos Sports president, Cary Kaplan. This was a particularly significant training session for Cary and Cosmos Sports, as it marks the first occasion where the Mississauga based company has had the ability to partner with the AFL..

Executives from the AFL itself, as well as representa [ ... ]

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Cosmos is off to the races with Flamboro and Georgian Downs

Friday, February 11, 2011 Recently, two of Ontario’s premier racing and entertainment facilities, Flamboro and Georgian Downs, have partnered with Cosmos Sports. Flamboro and Georgian Downs of Hamilton and Barrie respectively, will be collaborating with Cosmos Sports for the 2011 harness racing season. Both tracks are among Ontario’s largest and most prestigious racing and entertainment faci [ ... ]

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Congratulations to our Cosmos Sports Institute Graduates

Thursday, February 3, 2011 Cosmos Sports is pleased to announce that three of our Cosmos Sports Institute (CSI) graduates have recently found career placements with some of the nation’s most prominent sporting organizations. CSI 9 graduate John Moroney has recently accepted a job offer with Canadian Football League franchise, the BC Lions. In addition to Mr. Moroney, Dan Troiani, also a CSI 9  [ ... ]

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Cosmos Trains the Suns and Senators

Friday, January 28, 2011 As January comes to a close at Cosmos Sports with Cary Kaplan, president of the sports marketing company, providing two key training sessions for the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Ottawa Senators, as well as the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Phoenix Suns. Spending several days in both Phoenix and Ottawa over the past two weeks, Cary’s comprehensive trai [ ... ]

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Now accepting applications for CSI 9

Friday, January 21, 2011 The 9th session of Cosmos Sports Institute started Monday, January 17th. This session has brought in new exceptional guest speakers. Students had the chance to listen to a presentation by Tennis Canada’s Brandon Shaw, Corporate Sales Executive and Jason Maglantay, Senior Corporate Sales Executive. The students were very impressed by the first time presenters and reall [ ... ]

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Cosmos Sports Trains the American Hockey League

Friday, January 14, 2011 Recently, Cary Kaplan, president of sports marketing agency Cosmos Sports, delivered a thought provoking workshop to approximately twenty American Hockey League (AHL) franchises with over fifty AHL executives in attendance.

The two-day workshop based in Cleveland, Ohio focused primarily on strategies, solutions and benefits regarding new season ticket sales and customer  [ ... ]

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