New Board Members Join Good Sports Team
23 Dec, 2013
Nonprofit Organization is Dedicated to Providing Sports Equipment to Disadvantaged Youth
David Pace of Pace Sports and Charles Veysey of Charity Partners, Inc.– both Hingham, Mass. residents – will join the Good Sports Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, respectively, bringing years of experience and expertise in business and partnership development to the nonprofit’s mission of getting more kids in the game. Good Sports is a national nonprofit that provides athletic equipment to disadvantaged youth nationwide through partnerships with major sporting goods manufacturers, and has helped more than 800,000 children engage in a wide range of sports and fitness opportunities since 2003.
David Pace is the founder and President of Pace Sports, a strategic advisor to consumer brands and sports organizations. David focuses on critical sports marketing and licensing strategies, as well as investments and acquisitions in the consumer products and sports industries. Prior to Pace Sports, David served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Reebok. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Suffolk University Law School, David commenced his career at national law firm Ropes & Gray in Boston.
In addition to Good Sports, David currently serves on the Boards of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Sport in Society Center at Northeastern University. David is also a part-time faculty member at Northeastern University and serves as a member of the Town’s Personnel Board of Hingham.
“I am honored to be a part of the talented and diverse Good Sports team as a new member of the Board of Directors,” Pace said. “I look forward to promoting the mission of Good Sports and sharing in the rewarding experience as we impact the lives of more and more disadvantaged youth nationwide.”
A Hingham native as well, Charles Veysey serves as the Vice President of Sports Programs at Tickets-for-Charity, the first Charitable Sale™ fundraising platform of Charity Partners, Inc. Tickets-for-Charity offers music and sports fans access to high-demand tickets at competitive prices for live events nationwide, with every purchase benefiting respected charities. A Charity Partners' founder, Veysey oversees the activation and management of all Tickets-for-Charity sports programs to ensure long-term, successful relationships with each of the company's team and team foundation partners.
Prior to Charity Partners, Veysey was at Vision Sports and Entertainment Partners (acquired by The Active Network), CitySearch, Inc. and Nantucket Nectars. A graduate of the University of Montana, Veysey served as President of the Associates Board for the Nantucket Conservation Foundation and resides in Hingham, Mass. with his family.
“I’m excited and proud to join the Good Sports Board of Advisors,” Veysey said. “Having supported more than 800,000 children, Good Sports is a best in class charity that is able to directly tie donation dollars and equipment to an impact on young lives. I’m psyched to be part of the Good Sports team and play a part in reaching the goal of impacting more than one million children.”
Good Sports’ 22-member Board of Directors includes diverse representatives from a wide array of industries, including the sports, financial, nonprofit and media fields. Good Sports’ 19-member Board of Advisors includes representatives from the professional sports, sports media and youth sports fields.
About Good Sports: Good Sports helps 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 gets crucial equipment to kids who need it most, getting them in the game. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided more than $9.8 million worth of equipment to 1,150 youth programs, impacting more than 800,000 kids.