VanVleet new Platinum Sponsor of Tip-Off Classic

ROCKFORD – Fred VanVleet is throwing his considerable influence behind the RPS 205 Tip-Off Classic.
VanVleet, an Auburn graduate who now is a backup point guard for the Toronto Raptors, is forming a nonprofit organization and signed up as a Platinum Sponsor of the Thanksgiving week tournament that now is in its fifth year.
It’s just the latest in a list of efforts VanVleet is getting involved in even though he makes Toronto his home most of the year. VanVleet has been the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau official sports ambassador for the past two years, which included hosting the FVV Fan Fest at the UW Health Sports Factory. Proceeds from that event went to the RACVB Foundation, which helps fund efforts to bring sporting events to Rockford.

Associated Bank and West’s state champion basketball teams from 1955 and 1956 are back as Gold Sponsors. Also returning Silvers Sponsors are 23 WIFR TV, the Glenwood Center and The Good Run.

Three new Silver Sponsors are the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, Anderson Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM and the Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Radisson is hosting a media breakfast for all teams and coaches on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Posted on 10.30.18