SFM Network Facility Highlight: Myrtle Beach Sports Center

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One of SFM Network's veteran facilities, Myrtle Beach Sports Center, has recently honored a former, late Mayor by renaming their venue in his name. The facility is now known as John T. Rhodes Myrtle Beach Sports Center and was honored in a ceremony at the sports center on April 3, 2021. During his tenure as Mayor, Rhodes expanded sports tourism in the city, including with the addition of the Sports Center. You could say that, in a way,  Myrtle Beach Sports Center was his legacy.

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The Sports Center continues to host large sports events safely despite facing challenges due to COVID-19. The venue re-opened it's doors to semi-normal operations in June of 2020 and has ensured the health and safety of their staff, guests, partners, and more. A major component of the Sports Center's continued is their capable staff. Five special staff members have been instrumental in the venue (and in the Network) since grand opening in March 2015 and today we are giving them an extra special #SFMNetwork shoutout!

The five staff members include: Danielle Hennessy, Mark Beale, Nick George, Holly Dozier, and Rebecca Kochan.

Get to know them below!

Danielle Hennessy

Danielle Hennessy

  • Hired in early 2015 as a City of Myrtle Beach Intern through the Recreation and Sport Management program at Coastal Carolina University
  • Hired onto SFM in February 2016 as a Manager on Duty and Admin Assistant
    • Worked in this position while receiving her Bachelors and Master’s degrees
  • In January 2018, Danielle was asked to help with final touches on the soon-to-be-open Rocky Mount Event Center. Soon after, in October 2018, Danielle was hired as the full-time Box Office & Game Day Manager at that venue.
  • Danielle had a calling to come back to Myrtle Beach full-time in August 2019 as Director of Events 

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Mark Beale

  • Before working at MBSC, Mark worked at Visit Myrtle Beach (area CVB) for 4 years
  • Mark was hired as the Business Development Manager for MBSC in 2014. He has stayed in this position for the past 6 years
  • Recognizing his tremendous team leadership, Mark was promoted to General Manager of MBSC in November 2020.

 

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Nick George

  • Hired in early 2015 as a City of Myrtle Beach Intern through the Sport Tourism program at Horry Georgetown Technical College
  • Nick was then hired by SFM in February 2016 as a Manager on Duty
  • Nick was then promoted to Full-time Event Coordinator in January 2019
  • Now Nick serves as the Facilities Manager and has been in this role since June 2019

 

Holly Dozier

  • Holly was hired in early 2015 as a City of Myrtle Beach Intern through the Sport Tourism program at Horry Georgetown Technical College
  • She was then brought onto the SFM team in February 2016 as a Manager on Duty
  • Now Holly serves as the Food & Beverage Manager and has been since June 2019

 

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Rebecca Kochan

  • Rebecca was hired in early 2015 as a City of Myrtle Beach Intern. She stayed part-time for 6 months before leaving to continue pursue her Masters of Accountancy from Coastal Carolina University
  • Then Rebecca was hired as Finance Manager in February 2019 where she has been ever since

As we like to say at SFC, we WIN with people and we could not thank this amazing Myrtle Beach team for all they have contributed to the Sports Center of the past 5 years. We are humbled by the hard work all of the Network teams put into their day-to-day.

To book this venue or learn more about Myrtle Beach Sports Center, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.