The Grand Junction High Desert Classic would not be possible without the help from our partners at The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission.

The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission 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.

Below are just a few of the ways the GGJSC is helping our community:

  • Develop local organizing committees
  • Assist in the permit application process
  • Guide event marketing and promotional planning
  • Lead volunteer recruitment
  • Serve as the area venue and municipality liaison
  • Schedule and conduct site visits and inspection
  • Provide logistical support
  • Arrange transportation
  • Act as resource event managers
  • Coordinate event welcome and ambassador efforts
  • Distribute event press material
  • Promote events
  • Develop event bids
  • Execute all aspects of hosting event
  • Assist with room blocking and tracking
  • Conduct an economic impact analysis
  • Develop venue audits