Prodigy Sports is pleased to announce the recent placement of Kyle Draper as Senior Director, National Sales & Global Partnerships with IRONMAN.
Draper most recently spent almost three years with Palace Sports & Entertainment as Vice President, Corporate Partnerships. Prior, he was with IMG College as General Manager, University of South Carolina. Before that, Draper was with the Tampa Bay Lightning/Tampa Bay Times Forum for just under seven years as Vice President, Corporate Partnerships. Earlier in his career, Draper held positions with various professional sports entities including the Golden State Warriors, St. Louis Blues and Edmonton Oilers.
In his role with IRONMAN, Draper will assist in the sponsorship sales efforts for all IRONMAN events in the United States and Canada.
On February 18, 1978, 15 competitors came to the shores of Waikiki, Hawaii to take on the first-ever IRONMAN challenge. It was an idea hatched by John Collins, a Naval Officer stationed in Hawai`i, and his wife Judy during a swim club gathering. Collins’ proposal was a friendly test of fitness combining the three toughest endurance races on the island into one race: The 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the 112-miles Around-Oahu Bike Race, followed by a 26.2-mile run on the Honolulu Marathon course. That very first race would go on to set the stage for what IRONMAN would become: not only the most challenging single-day sporting event in the world, but a brand symbolizing the belief that “Anything is Possible.”
Prodigy Sports welcomes Kyle Draper to IRONMAN!
Best of luck in your new role!