Grand Junction Sports Commission
Sep 12, 2018
Jennifer Stoll
Grand Junction Sports Commission

Topic: The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission (GGJSC) is a nonprofit agency with the mission of representing the Grand Junction area in attracting new sports, enhancing existing sports and delivering customer service-driven events that positively impact our economy and community. The organization is a collaborative effort between Colorado Mesa University, the City of Grand Junction, Mesa County, the City of Fruita and the Town of Palisade. The GGJSC serves as an advocate to local amateur, collegiate and professional sports organizations because we understand the cultural importance of sports in our community. Activities that they are behind include: JUCO, GJ Rockies, mountain bike races, marathons, the Colorado Special Olympics, the USA Cycling championships.

 Bio: Introducing us to the GGJSC is the executive director, Jennifer Stoll.  She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio before she came to the Grand Valley to attend Colorado Mesa University, where she played softball at the Division II level. She attended graduate school at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, obtaining a degree in sport administration. Following graduation, she worked for two years at 9Health Fair, a large, Denver-based nonprofit. Jennifer has also assisted the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America with the facilitation of the 2008 Ryder Cup and the 2010 Senior PGA Championship. Jennifer is a member of the National Association of Sports Commissions and a graduate of its Certified Sports Event Executive program. Jennifer is also pursuing a doctorate in sport management from Troy University.