In the process of globalization and technological progress, sports has exceeded the limits of its basic purpose. It has become strongly market-oriented and in addition to its commercial potential, it is also attractive to people because it arouses strong emotions in them. It is often described as part of the entertainment industry, but unlike a show or a concert, the sport is spontaneous. This feature causes sports organizations the greatest challenge in marketing a sport event, as the result is unpredictable. In my master's thesis based on Bühler's theoretical model of sports marketing, I wanted to find out matching with findings from the practice of Slovenian sports clubs – HC Celje Pivovarna Laško, BC Petrol Olimpija and ACH Volley Ljubljana. I came to a conclusion there are no major differences, so Bühler's model is useful for Slovenian conditions. At the same time I wanted to supplement the mentioned model of sports marketing, according to which smaller sports clubs will be able to adapt their marketing strategy. However, due to the small size of the market, activities in Slovenian sports clubs are rather limited, and despite consistently following the theory of sports marketing, sports in Slovenia will probably never be marketed to the same extent as in foreign countries.