Take a closer look at what makes GameDay Sports tick. Our passion, our experience and our team are the backbone of the organization.
Fifteen years ago we took our life-long love of sports and combined it with years of marketing and sales experience to create this unique organization. We are founded on values of honesty and integrity, with a strong focus on family and quality of life. We bring these values to every client, every partnership and every project.
GameDay Sports was founded in 2001 as our CEO, Galen Beenken, capitalized on years of road-warrior experience in the professional and collegiate sports industries. He set an agenda for growth and profitability and over the years GameDay has achieved that and much more. In the beginning, publishing was at the core of the GameDay business. With clients like the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, Galen and his team developed key long-term relationships within the NFL and beyond.
Over time, as our clients’ trust and confidence grew, so did the depth and breadth of our business. In addition to seeing continued growth in our publishing division, GameDay has become a full-service sports marketing agency with local and national clients. We are also proud to work with minor league and collegiate sports teams as their multi-media rights holder.
One key to the growth of GameDay Sports has been Galen’s vision to partner with like-minded companies and pursue non-traditional relationships and streams of revenue. As a result, GameDay Sports is positioned to be a leader in the sports media and marketing business for many years to come.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN with offices in Portland, OR and Kansas City, MO, the GameDay Sports team covers our clients from coast-to-coast.
At GameDay Sports we work hard to build strong, long-term relationships with our partners and clients. We’d like for you to get to know our team.
Meet Our Team
As founder and CEO, Galen has taken his passion for sports, combined it with his vast knowledge of the industry and his desire to help companies reach their maximum revenue potential. The result is a national media and marketing organization. If Galen’s not in a meeting or at a game, he’s likely on a beach in a sunny locale or floating along on one of Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes with his son Noah.
A ten-year veteran of GameDay Sports, Eric is responsible for all aspects of operations for our publishing division. In addition, Eric works closely with all other areas of our company and plays an integral role in the development of our marketing, media and sponsorship programs. Our partners in the community will appreciate and respect the leadership and creativity that Eric provides to our team. Eric resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife Kim and children Jordan and Hakan.
Kylie joined the GameDay team in 2015 and is responsible for developing and managing the new business development opportunities for current and future GameDay clients while also managing relationships with our corporate and team clients. Kylie knows that business and relationship building go hand-in-hand and her focus on client satisfaction is unmatched. She utilizes her experience as a former collegiate athlete to connect a company’s business goals with team brands across the country. Kylie resides in Minnesota with her husband Galen and children Noah and Brooklyn.