Our Story

Pride. Respect. Tradition. By offering sporting combines and skills showcases in sports such as baseball, basketball, football, lacrosse and more, the “Best of Our Town, USA” provides your community’s athletes the exposure needed to gain opportunities in collegiate athletics and possibly beyond. The event series is also a chance to highlight the pride and traditions of your community — bragging rights are on the line!

The BOOT, USA model is not only a powerful means for talented athletes to showcase their skills against other contenders in their area, but it’s also a proven business model with nominal upfront costs. “Although there are other types of combines, camps and showcases targeting high school athletes, the Best of Our Town, USA has developed a highly unique concept and platform that combines athletic testing, coaching, skill competitions and cutting edge technology,” said John Cunningham, Co-Founder of the Best of the 757, USA.

Meet the Team

Our Team is dedicated to helping our Market Owners succeed! Our founders have extensive experience in start-ups and sports-related ventures, and as business-minded sports enthusiasts and team players, we are passionate about helping young athletes gain opportunities by showcasing their athletic abilities and skills.

  • Tim Hummel, Co-Founder: Tim, a member of the Old Dominion University Sports Hall of Fame, is currently the Director of Auxiliary Programs and Head Baseball Coach at Cape Henry Collegiate. Prior to his current positions, he was the Director of 7 Cities Sports — a company he helped found with other former Major League Baseball players — and a Director for Frozen Ropes, a baseball training franchise. Tim played seven professional seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Cincinnati Reds, St Louis Cardinals and the Boston Red Sox.
  • John Cunningham, Co-Founder: John has over 15 years of commercial leadership, professional services and business start-up experience. He has successfully built two sports-related companies — Velocity Sports Performance and the Best of the 757 — and as a consultant has also helped numerous Fortune 500 corporations. John has a BS in Commerce from the McIntire School of Business and an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business, both at the University of Virginia.
  • Suzanne Culotta, Co-Founder: Prior to joining Best of Our Town, USA, Suzanne was the Director of Performance Services at Tidewater, a sports training company. She has an extensive background in marketing and experience in leading sales and promotion efforts at Busch Gardens and the Anheuser-Busch Entertainment Division. Suzanne is a former varsity cheerleader at the University of Virginia where she received a BA in Psychology.

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