Tailgate Sports & Entertainment Inc. (Tailgate or TSE) is a sports marketing company based out of Toronto, Canada that specializes in event planning and athlete appearances.

Tailgate plans and executes its own signature series events such as; the Alomar Sports Fantasy Baseball Camp, Alomar Sports Golf Classic, and the Tailgate Sports Alumni Hockey Fantasy Camp. Additionally, Tailgate is available to help you plan, source, market, and execute, your own events such as golf tournaments, slo-pitch events, and gala dinners.

For athlete bookings, Tailgate has an extensive roster of athletes for you to connect with.

Whether you are looking for a celebrity for a retail store opening, VIP reception, product endorsement, or community fundraiser, Tailgate has you covered!  We make sure the experience is first class by helping you with travel needs and negotiating rates with athletes.  If you are looking for an athlete that is not on our list, let us know and we will track them down for you!

What separates Tailgate from the rest is our unique relationships with athletes.  We take a hands-on approach to both celebrity and client relations, and we leave no stone unturned.  We take pride in finding the perfect athlete for your event with our vast network.  Let Tailgate help you with your next event!

“I have attended the Alomar Sports Fantasy Camp for 3 years now and the staff at Tailgate Sports is first class!  They think of everything, the players, the clubhouse atmosphere, and the hospitality.  They make the week absolutely amazing!” – Pete Kozoriz, Guelph, Ontario

Rob Jack - Tailgate Sports

Rob Jack, President

Rob grew up around baseball, working 23 years with the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club.  Rob started as a clubhouse attendant and fortified strong relationships with many baseball and hockey players.  Rob transitioned into the front office where he was responsible for Social Media, Digital Media, and Player and Alumni relations for the Blue Jays.

Jon Cram, Director of Operations

Jon spent 5 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club in the team’s Social Media/Digital Marketing and Alumni Relations departments where he established close ties to both former and current players.  A graduate in Sport & Event Marketing, Jon provides an extensive background of managing numerous large scale successful events.

John Cram - Tailgate Sports
Craig Nyman - Tailgate Sports

Craig Nyman, Director of Athlete Relations

Craig has spent 10 years working in the sports celebrity marketing industry, placing athletes at speaking events, promotional events, charitable fundraisers and autograph signings throughout Canada and the United States. He has established close ties to alumni athletes from all sports.

Richard Rendek, CEO

Richard obtained his CA with KPMG and built his finance experience to the highest levels in real estate and retail with Loblaws and Imasco. In 2004, Richard took the reigns as CEO of the North American Division of one of the largest Airport Duty Free companies globally.  The company was sold for several billion dollars in 2015 enabling Richard to become commercially involved in his favourite pastime, Baseball.  As co-founder of Tailgate Sports & Entertainment Inc. with Rob Jack, Richard hopes to bring his experience and quality of execution to the company.

Richard Rendek - Tailgate Sports

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