Currituck taxpayers footed the seed money for senator-elect Bob Steinburg’s rookie venture into basketball tournament marketing. We’ve kept you posted on how it’s been going. Though, it is interesting how the senator-elect and his company are stone-cold quiet about how the tournament went and what, if any, benefits Currituck County taxpayers got out of it.
As far as media coverage goes, the only press passes sought by Steinburg’s company were for a three person crew from WLOS — the local Asheville TV station. That appears to be IT. (We reported before that the only radio station hosting play-by-play in North Carolina was in the Wilmington area.) No cable sports outlet showed interest in broadcasting the event. ESPN didn’t apparently see it worthy of its internet-only streaming ESPN+ subscription service.
Oh, and just for a few extra giggles — it appears the logo Steinburg had installed at center court, bearing the visitcurrituckobx.com logo, damaged the Asheville arena’s floor. Arena management has assessed Steinburg’s company $2000 for those repairs.