OUR HISTORY

WE HOSTED OUR FIRST EVENT IN 1984


The Evatt family hosted its first tournament in 1984 when oldest brother Joe organized a 20 team softball tournament , aided by younger brothers, Sam & Phil - making us some of the most experienced Tournament Directors in the country.  This became an annual event and eventually spawned off into more tournaments throughout the year. In 1988, Phil was co-organizing an inter-collegiate tournament between the University of South Carolina and Clemson University, raising funds for worthy causes.

 

When Phil graduated from USC in spring of 1990, he wasn't thrilled with any of his job offers. After speaking to his dad and brothers, Sam & Joe, he convinced them that they should open their own business. The family started an awards and engraving business and very quickly added apparel. All along, Sam & Phil will were still volunteering coaching at Northwood Little League and Phil was still putting on Baseball Camps during the summer.

 

By 1999, Phil was Coaching High School Baseball. In his first full year as Head Coach and having taking over a team that wnt 2-18 the year before, his team had a winning record and a berth to the State Playoffs, despite starting 4 Freshmen (the entire infield) and and 8th Grader as one of the main pitchers. He was offered 2 positions to coach in college, but his business was growing and his son was at the age to where he could coach him; it was en easy choice to make Alan (Phil's son) & is friends his new coaching career.

 

By 2003, we were literally traveling the country providing awards & apparel & sharing our expertise with event & camp directors in many different associations & organizations. Those events included: District Championships, State Championships, Super Regionals, Regional Championships, World Series, & many National Championships. We have organized events & camps in the following cities:

Orlando, FL (ESPN's Wide World of Sports)

Atlanta, GA

San Jose, CA

Chattanooga, TN

Orlando, FL (Disney World)

Easley, SC

Oklahoma City, OK

Clearwater, FL

Jackson, MS

Dallas, TX

Baltimore, MD
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Baton Rouge, LA

Myrtle Beach, SC

Chicago, IL

Atlantic City, NJ

Charlotte, NC

New York, NY

Indianapolis, IN

Greenville, SC

Boston, MA

San Diego, CA

Washington, D.C

Cincinnati, OH

Anaheim, CA (Disneyland)

Tampa, FL

Houston, TX

Charleston, SC

Las Vegas, NV

St. Louis, MO

Columbus, OH

Tunica, MS

Jacksonville, FL

and many more.

 

 

In 2008, we re-organized all of the parts of our company; the apparel, the awards, & the entire sports event management including tournaments, camps & clinics, under the name GameOn.

OUR VALUES

First and foremost, we want to honor the Lord with all of our actions & words. We ask that all players, parents, coaches & officials be on their best behavior. These are children, our children, playing games. Games that are not determining college scholarships or professional contracts.

 

Rarely do we have a problem or issue with the awesome kids playing in our events;  we do have issues when parents and coaches lose persepective and say things or behave in a manner that is inconsistent with their own value system. Please recognize that our children are watching how we react and behave in every situation.

Without question, very few individuals have the event administration experience of our President, Phil Evatt. To date, he has hosted or been directly involved with over 1000 separate camps & tournaments across the country in: baseball, football, basketball, slow pitch softball, wrestling, volleyball, fastpitch softball, cheerleading & dance, & swimming. He also has extensive experience working with marching bands, orchestras, concert choirs,  & show choirs.

 

This sort of experience ensures you an organized event, with clear communication and expectations from staff and officials.

"Whether they win or lose, the vast majority of people will appreciate a professionally run event, especially when all decisions are made with the kids in mind first."

GameOn President

PHIL EVATT

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