SD Sports Group Opens Internship Program

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SD SPORTS GROUP OPENS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SD Sports Group

222 S. Church St #100

Charlotte, NC 28202

www.sdsportsgroup.us

SD Sports Group is currently looking to acquire interns in both our Charlotte and Columbus offices to serve as potential associates with SD Sports Group. We are looking to add interns that are passionate about sports and international business to our business development group. We are looking for interns that are skilled, bilingual (English and another language), and hopefully already introduced to the sports community.

The intern’s primary duties will be to work with our business development team to locate and engage sports management teams all over the world that deal in professional sports, Olympic sports, and even esports! Intern can expect to learn about global sports marketing and immigration processing for athletes.

The ideal candidate should have a team mentality with an emphasis on global involvement and interpersonal skills. He/She must also be able to thrive in a fast paced environment and be able to multitask to meet deadlines in a timely manner. Candidate is preferred (not required) to have previous sports marketing experience, especially athlete management, and must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to perform tasks with minimal supervision. Please email resume, cover letters, and writing samples to sseward@plugfinancehub.com.

ABOUT SD SPORTS GROUP -

At SD SPORTS GROUP, we pride ourselves on transparency, intelligence, diligence, and great communication. With a plethora of expertise in negotiating and international business, key contacts all over the world, and superior problem solving skills, are advisers provide critical attention to each of our clients to maximize potential. We work with foreign managers, agents, companies, brands, and training facilities to work as a team for the purposes of obtaining non-immigrant status for foreign athletes and artists to come to the United States. Through our experience in obtaining visas with managers of athletes in individually focused sports, such as boxing & mixed martial arts, we are able to bring the same solutions to agents that are active in pretty much any professional sport.


Suzanne Brooks Receives P visa through SD Sports Group

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We are proud to announce that SD Sports Group has successfully obtained P visa approval for Australian Barrel Racer Suzanne Brooks. Suzanne was signed to SD Sports Group this fall after having issues obtaining a P visa due to lack of a sponsor.

 

Athletes from all over the world have trained for their competitions and tournaments in the United States on visitor B1/B2 visas for years. However, recent changes in immigration enforcement aggressiveness threatens athletes’ ability to move freely in and out of the United States on a visitor visas. For these purposes, SD Sports Group has worked in tandem with foreign Agents, Managers, Brands, Companies, and Training facilities to facilitate both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for superb athletes.

 

Typically, P visas are obtained from a United States based event/competition company or by a United States based management company. Currently, we are servicing applications for P visas that utilize our agency as US representatives of foreign entities to sponsor athletes. Many athletes are managed in their home country and rely on sponsorship from events in which they compete to serve as the petitioner for their visa. However, the flexibility and control of petitioning through a familiar organization such as SD Sports Group is a far better and practical experience.

 

About SD Sports Group

 

SD Sports Group is a trade name of Plug Finance Hub, LLC located in Charlotte, North Carolina and is an internationally agency that focuses on the strategic needs of our clients. Our agency specializes in strategic and thorough representation for international athletes and management companies around the world.  For exceptional service to the community, we have agents with fluency in many languages. Other languages are easily accommodated upon request.

FOREIGN ATHLETES AND AGENTS WORKING WITH SD SPORTS GROUP

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FOREIGN ATHLETES AND AGENTS WORKING WITH SD SPORTS GROUP

By Queen City Immigration Law | November 25, 2018

Athletes from all over the world have trained for their competitions and tournaments in the United States on visitor B1/B2 visas for years. However, recent changes in immigration enforcement aggressiveness threatens athletes’ ability to move freely in and out of the United States on a visitor visas. For these purposes, SD Sports Group has worked in tandem with foreign Agents, Managers, Brands, Companies, and Training facilities to facilitate both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas for superb athletes. Typically P visas are obtained from a United States based event/competition company or by a United States based management company. Currently, we are servicing applications for P visas that utilize our agency as US representatives of foreign entities to sponsor athletes. Many athletes are managed in their home country and rely on sponsorship from events in which they compete to serve as the petitioner for their visa. However, the flexibility and control of petitioning through a familiar organization such as SD Sports Group is a far better and practical experience.

BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP WITH U.S. AGENT REPRESENTATIVE

  • Help clients take control of their own immigration pathway

  • Flexibility to change teams and leagues using the same work visa

  • Freedom to petition for family members and important support staff

  • Convenience to potential teams and leagues of not having to worry about athletes visa status

  • Peace of mind that athlete and their family will remain in valid visa status even if their player contract is terminated

  • Extra incentive for athlete to remain with the same foreign agent

Knowing how to take advantage of the P Visa process through a training facility can extend an athlete’s P Visa authorization for up to 5 years. However, obtaining the full five year authorization for the visa is based on having a well prepared agreement in place that explains to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (‘USCIS”) why five years is necessary. At SD Sports Group we are working with foreign managers to make agreements that work well with United States Immigration and Customs Services guidelines.

USCIS Guidelines for US REPRESENTATIVE FOR P-1 Visa

1. The supporting Documentation includes an itinerary of the events or a services/engagements to be performed

2. The itinerary specific dates, venues, or locations where the services will be performed

3. The contracts between the employers and the beneficiary are submitted

4. The agent explains the terms a conditions of employment and provides any required documentation

If you are interested in learning more about the P Visa process or working with us to serve as the U.S. Representative Agent for your athlete for P Visa approval, please do not hesitate to contact our Agency at 704-350-5298.


SD Sports Group signs Barrel Racer Suzanne Brooks of Australia

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For Immediate Release

With great excitement and optimism, we are proud to announce that SD Sports Group has signed Barrel Racer Suzanne Brooks of Australia to the agency. Suzanne Brooks is a rising star due to her recent success in Rodeos across the country. She and her competition horse travel across the country to compete in independently promoted radios against hundreds of other competitors. She rides to help promote Extreme Saddles which is her primary sponsor.

“Suzanne is an amazing rider with an amazing horse,” partner, Sherrod Seward says. “I was blown away about how much time, energy, and resources she puts into training her horses, and it shows in competition.”

Barrel racing is a rodeo event in which a horse and rider attempt to complete a cloverleaf pattern around preset barrels in the fastest time. Hundreds of entrants participate and there can be significant prize money enjoyed by winners.

Going forward, SD Sports Group is looking forward to a great working relationship with Suzanne and Extreme Saddles for years to come.

About SD Sports Group

SD Sports Group is a trade name of Plug Finance Hub, LLC located in Charlotte, North Carolina and is an internationally agency that focuses on the strategic needs of our clients. Our agency specializes in strategic and thorough representation for international athletes and management companies around the world. For exceptional service to the community, we have agents with fluency in many languages. Other languages are easily accommodated upon request.