One big door has opened another for local sports fitness mogul Marc St.Jules.
St. Jules, who recently consulted to Team Tompkins for Mark Hominick’s UFC 129 Road to the Title in Toronto, landed a management position for Team Tompkins based on his successful performance in relocating the team from Las Vegas to Ontario for the five-week training camp.
St. Jules arranged the house, vehicles, gym, training, equipment, supplements, appearances, meals,
post weigh-in dinner party, website, sponsors and media relations. “It was a fun undertaking and I was able to stickhandle the whole thing together from my Blackberry,” St. Jules said.
Shawn Tompkins was so impressed with the end result that he offered St. Jules the full time management position and a green light to take ownership of the UFC 131 Vancouver card which took place June 11 at Rogers Arena. “Shawn’s vision mirrors mine and he has the voice to deliver these positive messages but not necessarily the time. This is an excellent fit where I can eliminate many of his day-to-day tasks and he can focus on his training full time with Team Tompkins out of the Tapout Training Center in Las Vegas.
“I always try and push others up and create a win-win opportunities whenever possible,” said St.Jules, who’s no stranger to raising funds and awareness for both local and global campaigns.
“We used the UFC 131/MMA platform to echo an Anti-Bullying Awareness Campaign and we brought the biggest party to hit Vancouver since the Olympics. I delivered large with this Anti-Bullying Campaign – the message was heard around the world. KidSport and the Boys and Girls Club and the Vancouver Women’s Shelter were all benefactors of the events,” St. Jules added.
From June 9 through June 12 there were numerous fundraising events involving MMA celebrities, the St. Jules Method Pound for Pound Fitness Challenge, an international model search with judges such as CFL Hall of Famer Jamie Taras, TV fitness celebrity Tommy Europe, UFC ring girl Chandella, UFC superstar Mark Hominick, Super Bowl winner Mitch Berger and New York Ranger Brandon Prust.
The events were highlighted by visits from some Vancouver Canucks and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, St. Jules noted.
“With MMA being the fastest growing sport in the world and the UFC being the global stage, it is my intention along with Team Tompkins to use that as a vehicle for positive global awareness.
“People can expect to see war child initiatives, water rights, food security, anti-gang, anti-drug and additional social and environmental messages in the near future,” St. Jules added.