Corona Virus

Everything related to COVID-19 and game operations, including article links, PPE and all COVID-related content.

Sports has been paused and redefined by the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. As we shift into the new sports and event paradigm Gameops.com has been adding more content related to how it effects the industry.

We have tried to compile it all on one place to make it easy to access and search including links to articles, PPE options and suppliers, and a list of all the posts on Gameops.com (below).

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Franklin Spreads the Fun

Nice video to celebrate 7/6 Day with Franklin who shows you can keep your social distance (plus wear a mask) ...
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Hawks Dancers Pose in Winning Post

Great video from the Atlanta Hawk Dancers. Remind fans of the action at the game, with some poses at home ...
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Aces Mask Up

Want sports back? Remind your fans that masks are mandatory now. View this post on Instagram If Mr. Baseball can ...
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July 2020 Party in the Back Podcast

Top Dog from Street Characters Glenn Street joins the Party to discuss his journey from mascot to costumer. Glen shares ...
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Masked Community Ambassador

Friday reminders. Your team is a leader in the community and what you say/do matters to your fans. You have ...
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Celtic Heroes Among Us

The Celtics have long partnered with Massachusetts State Lottery to recognize community heroes at games. Their typical award is given ...
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Corona Virus

Sports has been paused and redefined by the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. As we shift into the new sports ...
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Railcats Continue to Plan the Fun

The Railcats are shifting into some alternative uses for their stadium this summer, including some of their standard offerings without ...
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Icy Rocks the Summer

Komets are getting you ready for summer with a Spotify Playlist from their popular mascot Icy. Lots of bird-centric jams ...
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Father’s Take over MILB Ballparks

In light of ballparks across the country going dark during the lockdown, teams continue to find ways to utilize all ...
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Make Fun or Repost Fun

While we are shut out from sports we don't have to be shut out from Fun. The RiverDogs are dipping ...
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Mud Hens’ Deliver

Mud Hens have found a sweet spot for their fans. They have created a care package for fans that can ...
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Bears Shooting T-Shirts in Hershey

Another great example of repackaging in-game content for social media, this one from the Hershey Bears. Even better, this was ...
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June 2020 Party in the Back Podcast

On the One Year Anniversary of changing to the Party in the Back Podcast we invite the inspiration for the ...
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Twitter Giveaway

Gameops.com has introduced a series of Social Media Promotions (ePromos). We have insights on execution as well as resources and ...
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Make them Miss It

So many great posts using footage and photos from the games. While everyone ramps up posts and engagement, asking fans ...
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Little Dogs Serve Up Big Promo

The Chihuahuas have found ways to engage their fans without game by using their in-game elements like this graphic Fry ...
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New Mascot: The King of Keeping Away

One of Florida's tourist parks has introduced a new mascot to encourage (demand?) and demonstrate social distancing.  Welcome the Skunk ...
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How Many Graphic Artists Do the Cubs Have?

Perhaps the most job security in sports this week was in the Chicago Cubs Graphics Department. As many teams have ...
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Working to Scale in Richmond

We looked last week at the Pirates online shirt toss, where they asked fans to reply for the chance to ...
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Race Wednesday in Buffalo

The Buffalo Bisons are another team taking their famous in-game race to an at-home model, much like the Chicago Bulls ...
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Virtual Dunkin’ Race in Chicago

The Bulls are not letting a global pandemic stand between their fans and the popular Dunkin Donut Race. Traditionally each ...
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Busy Biscuit

Jumping into Zoom meetings, making Mother's Day Deliveries, word finds, and online skits...Biscuit has been busy.  The Allen American's mascot ...
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Stripers’ Simba Cam

Back with our theme of "Do what you do, but do it at home," this time with the Gwinnett Stripers.  ...
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Kid Race in Hartford

The Yard Goats continue to shine during the lockdown with perhaps the best MILB Twitter feed and content. Last week ...
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Pirates’ Viral Shirt Toss

"Do what you do, but do it from home," has been our call to action and the Pirates provide another ...
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Wolves Dancers getting good at Zoom

The NBA Timberwolves Dance Team has just stepped up their social distancing performance zoom-style call. While other teams are doing ...
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What Will This Look Like?

After 2 months off of sports its not clear when we will tip-off, kick-off, or drop another puck, but it ...
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May the Fourth From a Galaxy Very Close to You

In the vein of "Do what you do, but do it from home", the Chihuahuas hosted a quarantine version of ...
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Real Hero Jersey Takeovers

Real heroes were highlighted by Sports Heroes this week for Nurses Day. Keeping up with the trends on social media ...
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Flying Hot Dog Fun From Home

The Squirrels are doing what they do, but do it from home with their Wacky Hot Dog Vendor Flingo. This ...
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Mascot House Calls

The Dallas Stars Mascot is making house calls to spread joy and make birthday parties during lockdown a bit more ...
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Instagram Giveaway

Gameops.com has introduced a series of Social Media Promotions (ePromos). We have insights on execution as well as resources and ...
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Putting the Graphics Department to Work

Great online rewards for fans, a custom jersey wallpaper. Check these teams putting their graphic departments to work to give ...
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BINGO Surge

BINGO isn't just for church basement octogenarians now and social media is the new BINGO Hall.  Custom BINGO cards are ...
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Respecting Tradition in San Jose

The MLS Earthquakes are one of the homes for iconic entertainer Krazy George.  This week they gave George a little ...
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Pro Dance Teams Add Full Slate of Activities

Dance teams like Brooklynettes and the Washington NFL Dance Team are ramping up their on-line efforts from the occasional random ...
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Learning to Draw on Lockdown

Cool opportunity to learn while you are on lockdown. Noted mascot artist Ava Buric (who was our guest on the July ...
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Dueling Egg Hunts

Photos Hunts are all the rage and what's better on Easter than a virtual Easter Egg Hunt.  Here are a ...
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Panthers Mark their Virtual Territory with 5K

Great initiative from the Florida Panthers who created a virtual fundraising run to raise money for the Florida Panthers Foundation's ...
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IceHogs Don’t Wait to Honor First Responders

Two in a row for the IceHogs! (see yesterday's IceHogs Hold Virtual Fan Appreciation Night) Love this hero nomination program ...
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IceHogs Hold Virtual Fan Appreciation Night

Fans on lockdown at home jeopardized the IceHogs Fan Appreciation efforts, but didn't stop them from finding ways to say ...
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JumboShrimp Go Big on Small Screen

Full game experience from the JumboShrimp in this fantastic 15 minute virtual opening day experience. They include samples of game ...
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DC Mascots Split Screen Dance Party

Innovative content from DC's basketball and hockey mascots GWiz and Slapshot. With no live action mascots and dance teams everywhere ...
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Comet Drive-By Birthday Celebration

Not possible in some areas, but the Lincoln Stars mascot Comet is still out making memories with appearances like this ...
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NFL Cheerleaders Driving Content

Two examples of NFL Cheerleaders with engaging content. First a simple chain of video makeovers showing the Atlanta Falcons dancers ...
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Thunderbirds Lockdown Fan Appreciation

The Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL) aren't letting the Corona Virus lockdown get in the way of appreciating their fans. The have ...
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Throw Back Thursday, Beatles Edition

I am pretty sure this is photoshopped, but when you can't be certain isn't it great. Ha. And boom....Throwback Thursday! ...
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Do What You Do, Do It At Home

As discussed on the April 2020 Party in the Back Podcast, one of the simplest ways to connect with fans ...
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Stanley Scrambles While Sluggo Gets Swoll

Different strokes for different folks. Today we peek at two mascots helping their fans during the lockdown. First in Florida ...
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Yard Goats Connect During Lockdown

The Yard Goats' excellent social feeds remain on point, even on lock down. Today start with the dress code and ...
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Slugger Teaches Our Youth

More online fun, this time from Slugger the Sea Dog in Portland. Reminder that these simple tools (like creating line ...
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April 2020 Party in the Back Podcast

This month we Party with social media thought-leader Tariq Ahmad at this critical time in sports. As the Corona Virus ...
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Cardinals Honor Community All-Stars on Cards

First flagged by our friend Ben Hill, here is another great community idea while we are on lockdown. The Springfield ...
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Blazer Dancer Leads Online Dance Class

More virtual connections between teams and their fans.  This one from the Portland Trailblazers and their Blazer Dancers. One member ...
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Do the Five Challenge

With most of North America on lock-down from the COVID-19 Virus most teams are turning to social media to stay ...
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Driving Thanks in Rochester

With all the on-line activations from teams to engage fans, this one stood out to me from the Red Wings ...
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In-Game Promotion remade to In-Home Promotion

LOVE this contest from the ATL Gladiators. They took their in-game Dance for your Dinner promotion and spun it into ...
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Quarantine Jam

Grab your pots and pans and a wooden spoon, the jam session is about to begin. We are looking at ...
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Power Up Education from Richmond

We looked at teams adding coloring book pages to engage students and kids at home yesterday (Color Me Up), today ...
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Color Me Up

This week we will poke around sports looking at how teams are staying connected with fans through social media as ...
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High Fives, Fist Bumps and the Corona Virus

Interesting look at the effect from fan contact and interactions from The Economist.  This could be in the context of ...
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