WARWICK, RI (OCTOBER 16, 2019) – The Rhode Island Interscholastic League (RIIL) has signed a new 10-year partnership with Teall Properties Group (TPG), a multimedia and marketing management company for high schools, as the exclusive agent for strategic business partnerships, athletic sponsorships and multimedia rights.
Under the partnership, TPG will work with the RIIL to develop business relationships to benefit the League, and in turn its member schools. TPG also will represent the RIIL in negotiations for opportunities related to the regional and national recognition of the League’s championships and student-athletes across its 29 sports.
“The opportunity to partner with the historic RIIL and Executive Director Tom Mezzanotte as our first state association is truly an honor,” said TPG CEO Mike Wolfert. “We are excited to build off the League’s current success by growing revenue and their brand both locally and nationally.”
“We’re very excited about the partnership with TPG and the positive impact it will have on our member schools and student-athletes,” said RIIL Executive Director Tom Mezzanotte.
RIIL joins a group of six properties associated with TPG, including the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC), the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL), the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL), the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA), and the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA).
The RIIL is a private non-profit voluntary interscholastic athletic league of 73 member schools. Each school year, the League awards 29 championships across its sports. The RIIL is online at www.riil.org.
Teall Capital created its TPG division in 2018 to serve as Teall Capital’s arm for the high school market. TPG believes in the high school student-athlete experience and how it positively shapes our next generation. It is our mission to support this cause by connecting its community to organizations and brands that share in this belief.
About Teall Capital Partners
Teall Capital is a privately held set of investments in innovative, high-growth potential lifestyle brands, experiences and services. The company’s leadership has extensive experience in sports, media, marketing, and entertainment, and the group provides its operating companies deep expertise in a number of disciplines: corporate strategy, organizational management, culture and training, financial strategy, employee operations, recruiting, and expert legal diligence.
Teall Capital is led by Ben C. Sutton, Jr. and an executive management team that built and expanded four national market-leading businesses in the college sports space: IMG College Multi-media, IMG College Seating, IMG College Licensing, and IMG Learfield Ticketing. Teall invests in complementary organizations that can strategically work together to realize greater value, sharing in expertise, thought leadership, and networks.
For more information, please visit TeallCapital.com.