Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment and Jersey Mike's Announces the Title Sponsorship of the 2018 Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic

May 31st 2018

NEW YORK (May 31, 2018) - Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE) and Jersey Mike’s Subs are proud to announce the title sponsorship of the 2018 Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic, an annual pre-season college basketball tournament, to be held in Montego Bay.

The newest NCAA basketball MTE tournament for college teams and their fans will be held November 16-18, 2018, in one of the most iconic destinations in the Caribbean.

“From our ongoing involvement with the NCAA, we know college basketball fans are sub sandwich fans,” said Rich Hope, Chief Marketing Officer, Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, Inc. “Title sponsorship of the 2018 Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic allows us to extend the season so we can continue to engage with our customers during the tournament.”

Eight (8) teams will participate in the tournament with twelve (12) tournament games held on select campus sites and eight (8) games at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Jamaica. All eight (8) games played in the Montego Bay Convention Centre will be televised live on CBS Sports Network.

“We are thrilled to announce Jersey Mike’s as the title sponsor of the Jamaica Classic,” said Mike Palisi, Executive Vice President of Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment. “As Jersey Mike’s continues to grow and expand, we believe this is a great extension of the partnerships they have already created with Colleges and Universities across the country and provides them with an ownership position in what promises to be quality preseason college basketball event for years to come.”

For additional information or details pertaining to the purchase of tournament tickets and hotel packages in Montego Bay please reference

About Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment LLC (VWSE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC, is one of the preeminent sports marketing and media sales organizations in the world. It is an acknowledged innovator in property consulting and branding solutions and a global leader in naming rights, team and venue services, high-impact visible TV signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, MLS, and internationally in soccer, advertising and sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, technology design and integration, and in-venue content production. VWSE works with more than 300 professional and college teams worldwide. VWSE assists teams, organizations and properties in creating and selling advertising; sponsorships; and media that maximize revenue potential, and helps clients develop effective and powerful customized brand campaigns.

About Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,500 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same. Since 1956, this has been the driving force at Jersey Mike’s — serving customers, teams, and franchisees. The company’s commitment to excellence is what makes Jersey Mike’s a great franchise opportunity. From day one, Jersey Mike’s works with franchisees to ensure the best possible location, training, marketing, and ongoing coaching and support. Jersey Mike’s currently is seeking single- and multi-unit operators who have a unique passion for the business, giving to others, and bringing energy to people’s lives to help grow the fast-casual sandwich concept throughout the nation. For more information about available franchise opportunities, visit: or call 732-292-8272.




Media Contacts:

VWSE: Chrissy Suchy – or (212) 699-8574

Jersey Mike’s: Kyle Potvin — or 917-838-4500