The NextUp Play Forever Tour Is Here!
By Melissa Wickes
October 15, 2021
Today is the day!
We hit the road for a two-week trip through the Northeast with stops in Boston, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland.
If you’re a youth sports organizer, chances are you’ve been through a lot these past 18 months. So our roadshow—the NextUp Play Forever Tour—is dedicated to you. To celebrate all of the things you do.
You’re the hometown heroes—and we are going to be in some of your hometowns to see what you do every day, attend your games and tournaments, tour your facilities, and treat you to fun, food, and drinks.
What Is the NextUp Play Forever Tour?
It’s been a long 20 months and many of us haven’t seen one another in person in that amount of time—or longer.
While in-person events are still a thing of the past (and hopefully of the future!), seeing people in a controlled and safe way to celebrate all of the work they’ve done throughout the pandemic to continue to give kids the opportunity to play sports remains top-of-mind.
With that in mind, the annual NextUp Conference is coming to you!
We’re meeting organizers on their turf, telling their stories, and giving them the opportunity to let loose and have a little fun.
They’re all hometown heroes and we’re excited to talk to them face-to-face. No more Zoom rooms!
What’s Happening On the Tour?
We’ll be stopping by our partners’ facilities, practices, and games, and taking them out on the town (safely) for some networking and fun.
We want to keep everyone safe! We’re keeping a close eye on the evolving pandemic, and are following all state and federal mask and social distancing guidelines in the cities we visit as advised by the CDC.
We know that no good road trip is complete without fun pit stops, great food, and a trusty vehicle.
That’s why the NextUp Play Forever Tour features free tickets to pro sports games and fun happy hours with free food and drinks. Plus—we’ll be pulling up to each stop in the NextUp van and giving out some swag!
(And we require that everyone is vaccinated.)
Where Are You Stopping?
We’re starting off in Boston and ending in Washington D.C. Check out the dates and events:
- Boston: October 16, dinner
- New York: October 19, 5 Iron Golf
- New York: October 20, Knicks vs. Celtics
- Philadelphia: October 22, happy hour
- Baltimore: October 24, Ravens vs. Bengals
- Washington, DC: October 26, Bad Axe Throwing
- Washington, DC: October 27, United vs Red Bulls