Rush Soccer announces two new tournament partners and a new deal with an existing one 

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Rush Soccer has secured two new tournament partners, which will assist clubs with elements of travel and apparel, according to Rush Director of Tournaments Steve Lovgren.

Pellucid Travel has been designated as the official housing partner for Rush Soccer and will be providing housing services for member clubs for their events.

“We’re excited to be working with Rush clubs in providing world-class service for their teams and participants in upcoming events,” said Shannon Barrows, the CEO, and owner of Pellucid Travel.

“Given the amount of experience Pellucid Travel and its connections with local Convention and Visitors Bureaus, we think this group is going to help Rush clubs take their tournaments to the next level,” Lovgren said.

Simax Sports is the other new tournament partner, an on-site heat press apparel company with a great reputation for superb customer service and a proven track record of good experience for tournament participants. The Atlanta-based company will be providing screen print t-shirts and other apparel from Capelli, Rush’s exclusive clothing partner, at upcoming events.

“We look forward to providing quality products and great service at Rush tournaments in the future,” said Yuriy Radchuck, Simax Sports CEO and founder.

“The kicker is that Simax will be carrying Capelli gear at all Rush events,” Lovgren said. “This will be a great way to provide support to another partner that has supported Rush so fervently over the years.”

Lovgren also shared that Rush has renewed its contract with Wilson Trophy Company, which will be providing discounted awards. However, new to the agreement will be Wilson Trophy providing co-branded items for winners’ circles, including backdrops, wind feathers, frame pop-ups, mesh banners, and other items to elevate the award ceremony environments.

About Simax: Simax Sports is a national sporting apparel industry that works hand in hand with executives, directors, business owners, and coaches of soccer, lacrosse, gymnastics, track n field, swimming, wrestling, regattas, cheer, féis, etc. Simax is rapidly expanding its services throughout the U.S. to provide the best quality custom printed apparel both on-site at the tournaments and by orders. We have serviced events with 50 teams or 3,000 teams. Simax highly values all relationships with events and tournaments, and we take on every job with passion and dignity.

About Pellucid Travel: Pellucid travel is a full-service sports housing agency, focused on making good things happen for other people. We have easy processes, clear and transparent communication, and the knowledge and experience to find you the right housing solutions.

Pellucid Travel is proud to be the official accommodations parameter for DME events!  

The vision, the brand, and, overall mission of DME are exactly why pellucid Travel chose to align with DME. The greatest thing about our business is we get to choose who we want to work with. We choose our partners carefully as we value the relationship and the success we create together. We are super excited to be a part of this talented team.

“I knew instantly when I met with Dan that we could make good things happen for others together” -Shannon Barrows, Pellucid Owner.  

DME Academy is an elite, multi-sport training and educational institution designed for student-athletes, they offer a wide variety of programming, from 6th-12th grade co-ed boarding school and post-grad programs, to year-round camps, tournaments, team events, and collegiate and professional training.

“As we continue to grow our Academy, our first-class facilities have drawn the attention of many tournament operators. We found it necessary to look for an expert in the hotel and housing space. In Pellucid Travel we have found the perfect solution for all our travel needs. We will be working closely with Pellucid to establish Daytona Beach and DME Academy at the very top of the tournament destination landscape. We are pleased to announce our partnership.”- Dan Panaggio, DME Owner

We are ready to make good things happen for others together!

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By Kimberly Pfluke, National Sales Manager at Pellucid Travel

All of us at Pellucid Travel strive to ensure our guests are safe not just at hotels but at all of your events. We have a great relationship and work directly with all of the major hotel brands. Getting back on the road and traveling again seems scary right now but you will be surprised by all the effort and safety protocols hotels are putting in place. They truly are going above and beyond to make you want to return sooner than later. 

First and foremost, the safety and wellbeing of both employees and customers is the number one priority among major hotel brands, such as, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott and Wyndham. These hotels and various other brands have enhanced their cleaning protocols to help meet Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements and follow state guidelines. Of course, hotels have had cleaning protocols in place prior to this pandemic but now they’re taking it further. Best Western Hotels won’t allow a guest or employee to access a guest room until it has been vacant for 24 – 72 hours. This helps protect the employee from coming in contact with a potentially contaminated area, as the CDC states that the virus can live on different surfaces for several hours.The Hilton brand has taken another step in their cleaning supplies. Hilton has partnered with RB the makers of Lysol® & Dettol®.  They’re using hospital grade cleaners, disinfecting high touch areas like electronic controls, handles and knobs, and placing a room seal on the door upon completion of cleaning and disinfecting. 

Besides guest rooms being disinfected intensely, all public areas including elevators, gyms, pool areas, and dining facilities are thoroughly addressed as well. You will find disinfecting stations with wipes and hand sanitizer throughout the hotel. Public area access will vary among hotels, so it’s important to ask when you make your reservations what will be available to you. But be reassured that these areas are getting carefully cleaned regularly and modifications have been made to meet social distancing guidelines of 6 feet apart. If dining is not available, inquiry if there are Grab and Go options. Many hotels have implemented this service as well as extending room service hours. 

Checking into a hotel has gotten easier. To help minimize employee and guest interaction or waiting in long lines, major brands have developed keyless entry.  Just by just using your smartphone and their app. No need to stop at the front desk. You can simply check-in on your phone, select your room and even make additional requests, such as, adding a bottle of wine or a snack. Hilton, Choice, Marriott and Wyndham offer this keyless entry option, also known as, a digital key, through their app. If you’re interested in staying at a hotel that offers this service, be sure to check their website or call the hotel directly for assistance with setting up the app and their check-in process. 

I certainly hope this information will be helpful to you when considering to travel again. Please note all information provided will vary among hotels and not every hotel offers these services or performs the same protocols. There is a lot more information available to you directly on each hotel’s website.

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Below you will find direct links to hotel chains and brands cleaning protocols as well as travel advisory information on COVID-19. Stay safe and well.

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