Formed in June of 1995, The Integrity Group Partners combines two organizations - Gem Mint, Inc., and Windy City Roundball, Inc. -
known for their quality and knowledge of sports and sports marketing.
Built on the reputations and personal relationships of co-founders David L. Kaplan and Robert M. Rylko, The Integrity Group Partners is committed to pursuing opportunities in the areas of sports-related marketing, promotions and consulting.
Feel free to contact us via our online Web form or call (630) 963-7355
When it comes to putting on a one-day basketball event, it may be hard to find anyone better than Bob Rylko and David Kaplan at The Integrity Group Partners to come up with attractive matchups."
The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus
"Congratulations on another first-class event! The quality of the Hoops Showdown raises the bar for all of us."
Martha Mitchell, VP
Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
"It (the 3rd Annual McDonald's/Chicago Tribune "City-Suburban Showdown") was one of those memorable high school events, one I will always be happy that I attended. How long has it been since there has been a sellout at Welsh-Ryan (Northwestern's Welsh-Ryan Arena)?"
Bob Gibbons, Scout
Bob Gibbons All Star Report
"It (the McDonald's "City-Suburban Showdown") has become perhaps the most prestigious local high school basketball event, this double-header at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Right around Valentine's Day, Northwestern's home court is filled with the kind of future Division I and NBA talent NU can only dream of suiting up in purple and white."
Bob Sakamoto, Tribune Staff Writer
"Bob Rylko and David Kaplan, the showdown organizers and owners of The Integrity Group Partners, which puts on the event (the McDonald's "City-Suburban Showdown"), do an outstanding job. The track record speaks for itself. By far and away, this is the premier basketball event in the state of Illinois each year."
Joe Henricksen, Editor/Publisher
City/Suburban Hoops Report
"After (Rockford) Boylan shocked No. 1 ranked Chicago King in 1992, Rockford high school basketball fans have clamored for an encore. But in the nearly six years since that night of Jan. 17, 1992, though, there has not been the showcase of excellence that will play Saturday night at the MetroCentre for the High School Hoops Showdown."
Ed Glennon, Sports Columnist and Reporter
Rockford Register Star
"The basketball game Saturday night (second game of the 1st Annual "High School Hoops Showdown" doubleheader) between four-time Illinois state champion Peoria Manual and two-time Wisconsin public schools champion Milwaukee Vincent was touted as "The Battle at the Border. The matchup, before 5,442 fans at the Rockford MetroCentre, certainly lived up to its billing."
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