South Carolina Businessman Develops Live Game Show For Military Bases

Steve Sellery, owner of RisingTide Sports & Entertainment, designs experiential events and marketing programs. His latest venture is an interactive game show for military bases.

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The Greenville News has nice profile up on Steve Sellery, owner of RisingTide Sports & Entertainment, and the designer of a new interactive game show to be toured around U.S. military bases. When Sellery learned how sequestration budget cuts slashed programming for stationed troops, he contacted the Department of Defense and proposed to develop entertainment free to the military and funded with corporate sponsorship. The resulting game show, hosted by actor Bruce Campbell, debuts this month at Fort Sam Houston in Texas.

What's the Big Idea?

According to the Greenville News article, seats were filling fast in the days immediately after registration began. Sellery expressed interest in taking his show on the road and visiting as many bases as possible. Supporting the troops is one of his passions; he wants to make sure they're entertained and appreciated.

Although images of the USO and Bob Hope (with his golf club) resonate when we think of entertaining the troops, you don't often hear about the smaller programming that takes place on domestic bases. Perhaps Sellery's work will inspire other entrepreneurs to develop their own more localized forms of entertainment. 

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Photo Credit: U.S. Army

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