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Sports and Activities News – including team sports, sporting events, sports technology, water sports, snow sports, Olympics, and related sports news from the Send2Press Newswire service.


Leading Technology GamePlan, powered by Stack Sports, Empowers Texas Rangers to Their First World Series Championship

PLANO, Texas, Dec 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Texas Rangers, an iconic Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, TX, have secured their first World Series Championship. Behind the scenes, the Texas Rangers employed GamePlan, a cutting-edge mobile game preparation tool, to navigate their journey to clinch the championship.

Empire Strykers of the Major Arena Soccer League Sign Marco Fabian, International Soccer Star and Gold Medalist with Mexican National Team

ONTARIO, Calif., Dec. 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Empire Strykers of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL), have announced the signing of former Mexican International Marco Fabian to a two-year contract. The monetary terms of the deal were not disclosed as per policy of the MASL. The contract is a landmark deal in the MASL, North America’s premier indoor soccer league, now playing in their 10th anniversary season.

Leading Direct-to-Consumer Sports Platform, HANG, Raises $9.2 Million Series A Round

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 27, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hang Media, Inc., whose award-winning HANG platform (letshang.live) has drawn more than 22 million young viewers to interactively experience sports events alongside current players, all-time greats, and celebrities, has completed a $9.2 million Series A funding round. HANG will use the proceeds to accelerate product development and audience growth, expanding its leadership position in the rapidly growing direct-to-consumer sports media category.

Stack Sports Announces Exclusive Registration Partnership with Iowa Soccer

DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports, a leading global provider of sports technology, is thrilled to announce its new exclusive partnership with Iowa Soccer. The partnership, spanning three years, will see Sports Connect, Stack Sports’ innovative platform, serving as the official online registration provider of Iowa Soccer, reinforcing Stack Sports’ commitment to empowering youth sports organizations with state-of-the-art technology solutions.

Toyota Partnership with HANG Media Targets Niche Segments, Generates Wide Audience

NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Toyota and HANG, the leading direct-to-consumer fan platform, are deploying innovative media approaches this sports season that are driving audience levels higher than television, with deeper data insights and engagement. To introduce its first-ever Grand Highlander SUV to targeted Black and Indian expat consumers, Toyota and its agencies, Burrell and InterTrend, have leveraged HANG’s unique second-screen experiences to power deep engagement across more than 1 million views.

Stack Sports Partners with iSport360 to Deliver Innovative Youth Sports Newsletter

DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 26, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an exciting new partnership aimed at amplifying the engagement of sports families, Stack Sports has partnered with iSport360. The collaboration is set to launch an engaging and always-positive youth sports newsletter, catering specifically to families within the expansive Stack Sports ecosystem.

Landmark Study Reveals Nearly $2 Billion Increase in Economic Impact of Sports in Southern California, Revealing Significant Recovery and Growth Post-Pandemic

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Oct. 19, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LA Sports Council, the region’s premier sports trade association, and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) released “Sports in the Los Angeles Basin: The 2023 Economic Impact Analysis” at the Metro LA Sports Innovation Conference on Tuesday, detailing a region charging back with more growth on the horizon.

TrackMan Baseball Named Exclusive Technology Partner for Area Code Baseball, Elevating High School Showcase Experiences

PLANO, Texas, Oct. 17, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports and TrackMan Baseball are thrilled to unveil an exclusive partnership that solidifies TrackMan as the official tracking technology for Area Code Baseball. This collaboration will usher in cutting-edge technology for high school baseball players participating in the premier showcase events.

Golf Envy Announces Grand Opening in Covina, CA

COVINA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Golf enthusiasts and novices alike are set to tee off like never before as Golf Envy, the premier indoor golf facility, announces its grand opening in Covina, CA, on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023. Centrally located in the heart of Covina, Golf Envy invites all in and around the community to join the celebration.

Sports marketing guru turns mystery writer for old guys

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marketing guru, Jon Spoelstra, has always had a penchant for pushing the outrageous. He wrote “Marketing Outrageously,” a Wall Street Journal bestseller, and now he’s at it again. This time he’s written a series of mystery novels for what he calls “old guys” in the “Old Guys Murder Mystery Series.” This fifth novel in the series, “Who is Killing all the Old (and mostly lovable) Mystery Writers?” (ASIN: B0C5S1ZP9M) is scheduled to publish on November 7, 2023.

Tom Watson and his Kansas City-based Watson Links program announce national expansion with First Tee – Greater Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eight time Major Champion, Tom Watson and his Watson Links™ program, which was inspired to pave the road for the next generation of lifetime golfers, is expanding beyond its Kansas City base for the first time. Partnering with First Tee – Greater Sacramento, the program will offer free tee times to junior golfers who are connected with mentors on courses in the Sacramento area.

Rapid Deployment Solutions Announces Sponsorship of the 2023 Special Olympics Race for Inclusion – Miami

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rapid Deployment Solutions (“RDS”) – a leading implementation partner with SAP Solutions for OpenText – is announcing its sponsorship of the 2023 Special Olympics Race for Inclusion on December 8, 2023, in Miami, FL.

The New Jersey Youth Soccer Association Renews Partnership With Sports Connect To Drive the Youth Soccer Experience Forward

FREEHOLD, N.J. and PLANO, Texas, Sept. 27, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The New Jersey Youth Soccer Association (NJYSA), the Governing Body for the sport of soccer in New Jersey has announced a partnership renewal with Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports. Sports Connect’s partnership with NJYSA furthers the governing body’s mission of providing quality opportunities for its members.

World Open Water Swimming Association’s Final Review: Nyad’s 2013 Cuba to Florida Swim Ratification Denied

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The World Open Water Swimming Association’s (WOWSA) Advisory Board reached a decision regarding Diana Nyad’s submission for ratification for the Cuba to Florida swim in 2013. WOWSA supports a global community of open water swimmers committed to safety, sportsmanship, and adventure.

Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) Receives Congressional Support to Allow Visas for Foreign Players

ONTARIO, Calif., Sept. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) received assistance from the U.S. House of Representatives Soccer Caucus this week to help highly talented players be granted visas to play in the United States. Professional soccer players from around the world are currently being denied entry into the United States despite the clear intention of Congress to make sure professional athletes are able to enter the country. [UPDATED]

Minnesota Youth Soccer Association Announces Five-Year Renewal of Partnership with Sports Connect

EAGAN, Minn. and PLANO, Texas, Sept. 14, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing global provider of sports technology, announced today that it has extended its partnership with The Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, Inc. (MYSA), which will leverage the Sports Connect platform for its state and member club management for another five-year span.

Toyota and Hang Media Partner to Offer a Grand New and Connected Way to Watch The HBCU NY Classic From MetLife Stadium

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Toyota, whose firstā€ever 2024 Grand Highlander SUV touts “the best views from every row,” will be offering fans the best viewing experience when Morehouse College faces Albany State University in the 2nd annual HBCU NY Classic football game at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, September 16. Teaming with HANG, the leading fan-athlete community, Toyota will be hosting a virtual watch party in which fans will mingle with athletes and celebrities in a video chat room while watching the action on TV.

From Classroom to Career: Two We Are G.A.M.E. Alumni Kickstart Their Professional Lives

TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Graduating from college and embarking on a professional career is a rite of passage for young adults. This summer, two talented alumni from We Are G.A.M.E. have made that important leap: Bailey Wong and Hannah Walker. Their stories serve as an inspiration for aspiring student-athletes and highlight the power of education and mentorship.

The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, Inc. Extends Long-Standing Partnership with Sports Connect

LEOMINSTER, Mass. and PLANO, Texas, Aug. 31, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing global provider of sports technology, announced today that it has extended its partnership with The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association, Inc. (Mass Youth Soccer), which will leverage the Sports Connect platform for its state and member club management.

WOWSA Statement on ‘Nyad’ Movie on Netflix – The Swim, The Scandal, The Silence

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 22, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Having received Diana Nyad’s submissions for official swim ratification twice, the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) would like to provide perspective on Netflix’s upcoming film “Nyad” featuring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster. It is important for viewers to understand that this film is based on Diana Nyad’s book, which has not been rigorously fact-checked [1]. There is a potential risk that audiences might perceive this docudrama as a fully factual account of Nyad’s swim from Cuba to Florida.

California’s Sacramento River Trail and Rail Trail Inducted into Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Hall of Fame

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC), the nation’s largest trails advocacy organization, today announced that California’s Sacramento River Rail Trail and Sacramento River Trail will be inducted to its iconic Hall of Fame.

Meridix Transforms into Stack Streaming After Joining Forces with Stack Sports

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Meridix, a leading provider of cutting-edge live streaming solutions, is proud to unveil its new identity as Stack Streaming, marking a significant milestone in the company’s growth. This relaunch comes after the successful acquisition earlier this year of Meridix by Stack Sports, a prominent sports technology company.

Sports Connect Announces New Partnership with Catholic Youth Organization, New York (CYO NY)

PLANO, Texas, Aug. 8, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sports Connect, the leading registration provider for sports organizations by Stack Sports, is delighted to announce its latest partnership with the esteemed Catholic Youth Organization, New York (CYO NY). The alliance marks an exciting chapter in the realm of youth sports in New York, with Sports Connect becoming the official registration provider for CYO NY for the next three years.

Stack Sports Drives BOLDERBoulder to New Heights with Remarkable Turnout in 2023

BOULDER, Colo., July 31, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BOLDERBoulder, recognized as America’s All-Time Best 10K by Runner’s World and the nation’s seventh-largest road race, made a resounding comeback this Memorial Day on May 29. The event witnessed tremendous success, attracting an impressive turnout of over forty thousand participants and almost one hundred thousand spirited spectators, according to Stack Sports.

Dixie Softball, Inc. Renews Partnership with Sports Connect to Advance the Sport Using Innovative Technology

ADAMSVILLE, Ala. and PLANO, Texas, June 29, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dixie Softball, Inc. a Governing Body for the sport of softball in the United States has announced a partnership renewal with Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports. As an official technology partner of Dixie Softball Inc., Sports Connect will serve as a participation growth platform for member leagues.

Stack Tourney and Baseball New South Wales Forge New Partnership to Promote Youth Baseball Development

PLANO, Texas, June 28, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Tourney, powered by Stack Sports, is a leading provider of youth sports tournaments and thrilled to announce its partnership with Baseball New South Wales (Baseball NSW), the governing body for baseball in the state. This collaboration aims to advance the growth and development of youth baseball across New South Wales, fostering a stronger foundation for the sport’s future.

Chiney Ogwumike Joins Hang Media and is Named Co-Founder of HANG Academy

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 20, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two-time WNBA All-Star and ESPN host and analyst Chiney Ogwumike has joined the team at Hang Media as Co-Founder of HANG Academy, a new women’s mentorship initiative of HANG, the Cynopsis Award-winning streaming platform. HANG Academy will work with brands to provide athlete, influencer and expert-infused virtual in-person education adjacent to celebrated women’s sports events.

Addmotor’s M-330F Electric Trike: The Ultimate Companion For Outdoor Enthusiasts

EL MONTE, Calif., June 16, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Addmotor, a rapidly expanding electric vehicle company, is delighted to unveil the latest upgrade to its Triketan M-330F electric trike, designed to redefine the riding experience for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. Engineered with a combination of power, versatility, and ruggedness, this etrike provides the ultimate companion for all your outdoor adventures.

Elite 11 and Panini Renew Partnership to Empower Young Athletes

TORRANCE, Calif., June 15, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Elite 11, the renowned quarterback competition for high school football players, and Panini America, the world’s largest licensed sports and entertainment collectibles company, have announced the renewal of their partnership to inspire and empower young athletes across the country. Elite 11, powered by Stack Sports, is in full swing hosting their highly anticipated finals, taking place this week, June 14-16, 2023. [UPDATED]

Stack Sports Launches Stack Tourney, Revolutionizing Tournament Management with Seamless Integration and Enhanced User Experience

PLANO, Texas, June 7, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports, a leading provider of sports software solutions, successfully launched Stack Tourney, its new brand identity for the tournament platform. Since the launch, Stack Sports has been actively working to enhance the product and provide an integrated experience for its partners.

Enthusiasm Filled the Lake as Scuba Divers Came Together for International Scuba’s 6th Annual Ice Hole Festival on Feb 6, 2023, at Lake Okoboji, IA

LAKE OKOBOJI, Iowa and CARROLLTON, Texas, June 6, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scuba divers from Canada, Mexico, and the USA joined International Scuba’s 6th Annual Ice Hole Festival. The week started off with pro level scuba diving training. There were several people to help gear up. As soon as you are out of the water, our hospitality team takes over, with a cup of hot soup, drinks and more food. All while other divers help take your kit off.

After 50 years, H.E. Hodge Company, Cumming athletic and institutional equipment company, kicks off a new season of ownership

CUMMING, Ga., May 23, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DeJazz Woods has always had a love for sports. He has been around athletic equipment since childhood football, leading him to play at the collegiate level as an outside linebacker for the University of Illinois from 2010 – 2014. As a Business Development Manager for three major athletic equipment manufacturers, Woods would cross paths with Jeff Hodge, President of H.E. Hodge Company, and Bud Hodge, the company’s founder, who are both huge college football fans.

Stack Sports Announces Launch of Integrated Mobile Experience with Stack Team App

PLANO, Texas, May 10, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports, a global sports technology company, has launched an integration between Stack Team App, a customizable mobile app for teams and organizations, and Sports Connect, the flagship league management platform of Stack Sports. The Stack Sports ecosystem includes over 25 services dedicated to powering the sports journey.

Stack Sports and Icon Source Partner to Revolutionize Sports Management and Branding

PLANO, Texas, May 9, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports, the leading provider of sports technology, and Icon Source, a leading platform connecting athletes and brands for NIL endorsements, are excited to announce their partnership. The collaboration between the two companies will bring together their cutting-edge technology and branding solutions, allowing for a streamlined and effective approach to sports management and monetization.

HANG Doubles Down on Programming and Brand Engagement for Women’s Sports, Expands Sales and Marketing Team with Industry Vets Sara Gotfredson and Ashley Rutledge

NEW YORK, N.Y., May 3, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fresh off attracting more than 1 million viewers to its NCAA Women’s Final Four viewing party, HANG, the award-winning fan-athlete community, is welcoming two women steeped in sports and digital marketing to lead a deeper push into women’s sports programming, brand engagement and marketing.

Stack Sports Launches Innovative StackNFT Platform For Youth Athletes

DALLAS, Texas, April 27, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stack Sports – the global technology leader in sports software solutions, announces the launch of StackNFT, a groundbreaking NFT platform designed specifically for athletes to create, decorate, and mint their own NFTs in a secure and straightforward manner. This first-of-its-kind platform offers youth sports families the unique opportunity to engage with the world of NFTs, just like the professional athletes they admire.

Skyhawks Sports Teams Up with Kevin Garnett and Big Ticket Sports

SPOKANE, Wash., April 25, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Skyhawks Sports, powered by Stack Sports and renowned as the premier provider of youth sports programs for children aged 4 – 14 years in the United States, is thrilled to announce a partnership with Kevin Garnett’s Big Ticket Sports for operation and management of Kick It 3v3 Soccer and Hoop It Up 3×3 Basketball events across the nation, further enhancing Skyhawks’ extensive offerings.

Phil Simms, Marshall Faulk, Michael Fabiano, Tyler Smith, Tony Richardson, Justin Watson Join HANG Draft Virtual Watch Party Sponsored by Academy Sports + Outdoors

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former first-round picks Phil Simms – the Super Bowl MVP and CBS Sports broadcaster, Marshall Faulk – the NFL Hall of Famer, and Tyler Smith of the Dallas Cowboys, along with fantasy football guru Michael Fabiano join HANG on Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m. ET, to connect face to face with fans during early opening round action of the 2023 NFL Draft.

Orange Blossom Classic Partners with HANG Media in Creating National Watch Party Featuring Exclusive Connections to Conversations with Star Athletes and Celebrities

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 5, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — One of the country’s most historic college football games, the storied Denny’s Orange Blossom Classic presented by Ready Life, is poised to continue shining light on its bright future. Fans are invited to join a national watch party, which includes the opportunity to discuss an array of topics while viewing the game with sports heroes and celebrities through online channel, HANG Media.

Stack Sports and LifeBrand Announce Partnership to Promote Positive Social Media Presence For Athletes In Their Sports Journey

PLANO, Texas, April 4, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today, LifeBrand, an AI-powered Social Media Cleaning platform, and Stack Sports proudly announce their partnership to empower athletes to use social media intelligently and responsibly. Together, they will be able to help athletes and students use their online presence to their fullest potential by clearing away potentially harmful content that can affect their future success in academic, professional, and athletic arenas.