December 8th, 2013
City’s naming venture coming up blank so far
By MICHELE YOUNG
The City’s Tournament Capital Club Partnership Program has no members so far.
The program, which gives naming rights to a list of City-owned facilities and hands the money over to the Kamloops Sports Council, was launched in May.
At the program’s spring unveiling, officials estimated it could bring in $350,000 a year for the council, if all the facilities got sponsorship.
City Tournament Capital co-ordinator Sean Smith said Friday the program not gaining as much uptake as expected.
“Nobody’s bought anything yet. It is slower than we hoped it would be. We still have a couple of potential leads out there. We realize it’s probably a bigger commitment for local companies than we might have anticipated,” he said.