LEXINGTON, Ky. – bdG Sports, LLC, one of the largest providers of college basketball content in the U.S., has secured Summit Services Inc., dba Summit One Source, to provide a comprehensive COVID-19 management solution for its numerous tournaments.
Summit will provide rapid mobile testing, integrated lab results, data management, and PPE that will ensure a safe return-to-play effort in bdG’s men’s and women’s “bubbles,” currently being planned in Southwest Florida and Las Vegas.
“With more than six tournament pods planned to start the season, having a comprehensive health and safety protocol plan is our No. 1 priority and we are confident that Summit One Source has delivered the foundation that will allow us to execute these events as scheduled,” said Brooks Downing, President of bdG Sports. “Summit is providing us the most accurate, most advanced rapid antigen and rapid PCR tests at an affordable cost.”
Summit also will integrate a data management system to track its testing utilizing both iStoc and XenonChex’s technology. iStoc, a global leader in immediate diagnostics and analytics of infectious diseases, has developed a real-time dashboard to leverage “big data” to enable comprehensive review and ensure a safer environment for all participants. XenonChex drives increased efficiencies and improved performance for event oversight. The integrated power of these technology partners will provide real-time results to drive real-time decisions. This platform, combined with Loop Insight’s contact tracing software that bdG had previously secured, will provide confidence for all participants.
“We are excited to bring our best-in-class service offering to college athletics,” said Summit’s Chief Operating Officer, Emily Jones. “With our rapid testing, mobile labs and data management capabilities, we have the tools and technology to help bdG Sports create the safe environment needed to play basketball.”
bdG Sports will manage men’s and women’s events in both Southwest Florida (Estero and Naples) and Las Vegas. The tournaments are set to begin with the revised start to the college basketball season on Nov. 25.