PK80 - Phil Knight Invitational Tickets
Phil Knight Invitational Tickets
Phil Knight Invitational tickets offer fans a chance to see sixteen men's college basketball teams compete against each other in a two-tournament event presented by State Farm. Known as PK80, the invitational is being held in honor of the 80th birthday of the legendary Phil Knight, who is one of the co-founders of the global company, Nike.
ESPN and the Rose Quarter will host the sporting event in Portland, Oregon, putting on one of the largest regular season tournaments in the history of college basketball. Games will be played in the Moda Center and the Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and the tournament will include two brackets consisting of eight teams. Several packages are available for Phil Knight Invitational tickets.
The brackets included with the Phil Knight Invitation tickets will have two different names in honor of Phil Knight and Nike, Victory and Motion. Victory is derived from Greek mythology, because Nike was considered the goddess of victory. The swoosh logo represents more than just motion; it also represents the wings of the goddess Nike. Each bracket will be limited to one team per conference.
Phil Knight's background
With a net worth of more than $25 billion, Phil Knight retired as the chairman of Nike in 2016. He served as the company's president from 1968 to 1990, taking a brief hiatus between 1983 and 1984, and his retirement comes after 52 years at the company. Before he co-founded Nike, which was then called Blue Ribbon Sports, he worked as a certified public accountant for Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand. He also worked for a time as assistant professor of business administration at Portland State University. He led Nike in its transformation from a small partnership to the world's largest company for sports footwear, apparel and equipment.
Phil Knight's career milestones
Phil Knight was a track star at the University of Oregon, where he graduated in 1962. He had written a term paper on starting a small business, and after graduation, he decided to make the ideas in the term paper a reality. He made a pitch to a Japanese businessman, and after partnering with Bill Bowerman, a coach at the University of Oregon, he had sold his first batch of shoes.
Phil Knight started by selling the sports shoes out of the back of his trunk, but by the 1970s, the co-founders had made more than $3 million in sales. In 1972, Blue Ribbon Sports launched the line of Nike shoes. They named the product after the Greek goddess of victory, and the rest became history.
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