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event management, event marketing and event sponsorship
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Small non-profit to fortune 500 companies
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Welcome to Spectrum Sports Management!

We are a Business-to-Business company that excels at event management, event marketing and event sponsorship.   We are experts in pulling together the correct team with the most experience and the highest probability of success for any special event.  Our specialty is in sports management and events.  No competitor or peer of ours can match our scope of services, our scope of experience or our resume of events.   From managing the largest half-marathons in the state; to managing a turn around of the third oldest PGA TOUR event in the world in the most competitive market in the world; to helping secure and then manage the largest sporting and humanitarian event in the world in 2015.

We have the skills, the background and the knowledge to successfully and profitably manage your event, of any size, scale and scope you may imagine.  That is why you will hire us. 

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We use the world of sports and special events to create healthy lives, active communities, lifelong memories and strong businesses. We strive to deliver high quality, memorable events for our participants and a high quality business return for our clients Our success is continually defined by accomplishing the goals and objectives of our clients, and memorable experiences for our participants. We love what we do and it constantly shows.

MikeBone news article

By Jill Painter, Los Angeles Daily News

POSTED: 02/18/14, 1:58 PM PST | UPDATED: ON 02/18/2014

After five years as the tournament’s general manager, Bone can feel good about the event’s place on the PGA Tour schedule. He and Jerry West, who recently resigned to focus on his NBA gig with the Golden State Warriors, were never able to lure Tiger Woods back to the event, but the tournament made other strides.

“What I’m most proud of is that we put a team in place and worked very hard to make this tournament relevant in L.A. again,” said Bone, who originally signed a three-year contract to run the Northern Trust Open, then extended it two more years. “Jerry was a huge help. He’s a huge reason people gave us a second chance. And we listened to the public and customers on what they wanted to see.”

The Northern Trust Open has made City of Hope its officialy charity. There are four sections of bleacher seats for fans – before Bone’s tenure there were none – and Riviera Country Club renovated its driving range by expanding it, and bleachers were added behind it.

The field was down this year without a lot of big names – Phil Mickelson took his daugther on vacation, Woods hadn’t been back in eight years anyway, and Rory McIlroy has never played here. Fred Couples missed the cut, but he just signed on to work with Northern Trust to talk players into coming.

Still, the Northern Trust got its big name in the end when Dustin Johnson challenged on the back nine and Bubba Watson won.

Bone said the attendance figure was at 50,000 for the week, up 5 percent from last year.

Weather played a positive role as there was sunshine all week, but ‘Jamzilla’ – the 405 Freeway weekend closure through the Sepulveda Pass – threatened attendance.

That was about the only thing that got under Bone’s skin during his tenure. Even the annual Woods questions didn’t rattle him.

“The first couple of years it was frustrating to keep hearing that a number of people in L.A. just don’t care about golf,” Bone said. “As we became more and more successful, they came back.”

Bone, who owns Spectrum Sports Management in Claremont, is scheduled to vacation in Hawaii this week. Upon his return, he’ll start to work on running the golf event in the Special Olympics World Games in 2015 at Griffith Park, in addition to other sporting events in Southern California.

“I’m going to miss not working for the Tour directly and working on a historic event,” Bone said. “It’s not lost on me that there are only about 40 of these jobs in the world. For me personally, this has been not so much about the golf tournament as being involved in helping turn around and save a historic sporting event in L.A.”

And now that he’s handing the reins to O.D. Vincent, the former UCLA golf coach, he won’t be the one fielding the Woods question anymore.

“I don’t expect to see him back here,” Bone said. “I’m not sure why.”


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PROFESSIONAL • EXPERIENCE • RESULTS • WORLD CLASS

We build events that propel your lifestyle, build healthy communities, create loyalty and great memories and deliver results through the passionate world of sports and special events. 

  • Our Clients

    Our Clients

    We are proud to represent some of the most well known and established brands in the sports landscape and client brands known worldwide. If you are interested in growing your event, starting a new event, generating more money through sponsorships, or if you are just looking for a great run – look no further!
  • Our Strength

    Our Strength

    Spectrum Sports' strength is in working with our clients, listening to their goals and developing unique and creative events/marketing programs. After identifying the goals and objectives, Spectrum Sports then brings together the opportunities presented by the client to create a unique and effective formula while aiming for a profitable, larger and successful event.
  • Location

    Location

    We have been located in Southern California for over 25 years and know the market intimately, we enjoy our work, enjoy our clients and enjoy bringing smiles to clients and athletes’ faces through our efforts.
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  • “Mike’s leadership of the Northern Trust Open, paired with sports icon Jerry West, re-established the PGA TOUR’s presence in the Los Angeles market. It is incredibly tough to establish any professional sports event in Los Angeles, but with his leadership, sales acumen, and understanding of not only the regional market but the goals and objectives of our title sponsor, Mike was able to accomplish the turn around in a few short years.”

    – Brian Goin, Vice President, Championship Management, PGA TOUR

  • "When we were approached to bid on the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, Mike and the Spectrum Sports team were one of the first calls I made. Spectrum Sports provided our core team with the proven experience of working with cities, creating plans, building teams, and delivering World Class events."

    – Patrick McClenahan, President & CEO, 2015 Special Olympics World Games

  • "Spectrum Sports’ understanding of the market, packaging skills and client service has directly resulted in annually increasing our sponsorship revenue in a volatile economic market."

    – Brian FitzgeraldChairman, AT&T Champions Classic PGA TOUR

  • "Spectrum Sports Management brings a level of organization and professionalism that is extremely rare in event management. They understand your goals and always over deliver on the event!"

    – Bob Babbitt, The Competitor Group, Inc./Competitor Magazine

  • "Thank YOU for the incredible service you and your professionals staff provide as the Race Director of one of the top revenue generating and total guest participation events…We are deeply indebted to you for providing an over-the-top Disney experience for all our participants and affiliated spectators."

    – Rick Morris, ManagerDisney Sports Attractions/Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend ®

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