Since our humble beginning years ago our company and athletes have had the pleasure of working for and with an expansive and impressive list of clients that span the country and beyond. We have worked with and for these companies to produce entertainment events in a vast array of venue genres with great success in each of them. Below is a list of past clients and testimonials from some of them...please read on.
Our past clients include but are not limited to the following:
The CBS Early Show, Great American Fundraising, QSP Fundraising, Leviís, CVS, Pepsi, Ball Park Beef Franks, The Wasserman Media Group, General Growth Properties, Clear Channel, Live Nation, NBA, The University of Akron, Time-Warner, Woodward Camp, Ohio State University, University of Michigan, United Fundraising, TLC Fundraising, USA Fundraising Network, World of Wheels, "The Fest", Rio-Fest, Oahe Days, Belleville Strawberry Festival...and the list goes on.
Below are testimonials from some of our past clients. (the one at the bottom is especially cool because it came with a whole bunch of hand-written thank you letters from all of the kids at the school!)
I wanted to let you know how impressed everyone here at the University of Akron was with you and your teams’ halftime performance last Saturday at our basketball game. Prior to your performance, my superiors here at the university were concerned with the possibility of potential damage to our Basketball floor but due to your team’s precautionary measures and professionalism, no damage what so ever was done and the minds of everyone here at the university were eased. Also, anyone who helps to orchestrate either professional or college-level sporting events surely understands the importance of adhering to a very rigid time schedule, especially when television broadcasting is involved. All of us here were very impressed with your ability to put on a very exciting performance not only without damaging our floor at all, but also within our timing guidelines, as it were, almost to the second. We thank you very much for your ability to fit perfectly into the short 8-minute time slot we had set aside.
On a lighter note, your riders were AMAZING. The ability to take “X-Games” style bicycle stunts and safely perform them in an arena on command holds tremendous entertainment value! We have witnessed many, many halftime events here and there is talk amongst us right now that you and your team put on the best and most exciting halftime performance we can remember. All in all I would comfortably recommend your team for halftime performances to any college or professional level sporting event. We could not have asked for a more entertaining or professional performance. Thank you!!
University of Akron"
I wanted to send you this letter of recommendation. Please feel free to pass along to any sales representative who may not have used you or the BMX show in the past.
To whom it may concern:
I just finished two weeks with the Rise Above Action Sports team. It was simply amazing! In a world where it is nearly impossible to motivate kids to do anything, this show made a huge impact in my sales.
Ron’s team did shows for 30 of my Middle Schools. The students at every show were hypnotized and amazed by the riders. The stunts were huge, the message was strong and positive, all of the administrators were thrilled, and the kids can’t wait to have the show back again next year.
The most interesting thing to me was how the kids swarmed the riders after the show. The kids wanted autographs, high-fives, pictures, they wanted to know what kind of bikes the riders were riding, what kind of tee-shirt they were wearing and what kind of dog food they feed their pets at home. The students idolized these riders and hung on every word spoken. Once word of mouth circulates through the hallways of my schools, I would estimate that the average of 600 students per show will double next year.
If you are looking for an event to motivate and thrill the students in your accounts, use Ron Thomas and his BMX team!
Great American Fundraising"
Your show, service & dependability were flawless! All 9 of my Middle schools enjoyed your Rise Above stunt team show & would want you back again. I would recommend you & your team with no reservations whatsoever. You were on time every time & did exactly what you said you would do. I must say I was very impressed! Please feel free to use me as a reference.
Joe Pennington III / QSP"
“December 12, 2008
Hello BMX Guys!
The children at Mill Valley Elementary Schools thoroughly enjoyed the BMX show you put on at our school on November 19th as a part of our Great American fall fundraiser. They talked about it for days ahead of time, and weeks afterward! Mrs. Brake’s 3rd grade class wrote these thank you notes and I wanted to get them to the team that came to our school. The team included Eric (“but you can call me Vinny”), Jarrett and one other fellow whose name escapes me at the moment.
Thanks again for a great show!
Mill Valley Elementary PTO”