As participation expenses sky rocket and public spending for youth and amateur sports plummets, online fundraising has become critical.
In an ongoing effort to get and keep more young people in sports, RallyMe and SportsEngine announce today a powerful partnership to provide fundraising technology to millions of athletes, teams, clubs, and organizations.
“At SportsEngine, we found kindred spirits who believe in the power of sport to enrich and fulfill young people’s lives, as well as the determination to make the athletic experience more positive and accessible at every level,” said Bill Kerig, RallyMe Founder and CEO.
SportsEngine, which was recently acquired by NBC Sports, is the leading provider of Sport Life Management web software and mobile applications for youth, amateur, and professional sports. Its search for superior fundraising technology led it to RallyMe.
"RallyMe has helped athletes and teams raise millions - from Little Leaguers to Olympians," said Angie Franks, SportsEngine Chief Marketing Officer. “We think this solution is a great fit for SportsEngine customers.”
The website integration makes it quick and easy for SportsEngine teams and organizations to start fundraising campaigns through their SportsEngine account, share them with the world, and immediately raise money through RallyMe’s platform.
The partnership integration kicks off with a Rally campaign for Jamie Whitmore, a paracyclist heading to the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Whitmore’s incredible story of fighting back from cancer to represent the United States on the world’s biggest stage is one of pure grit, determination, and inspiration.
Whitmore is raising money to perform her best in Rio and beyond, have her family and coaches by her side, and raise awareness for what can be accomplished after surviving cancer.
Helping the world play smarter and live more, SportsEngine is the leading provider of Sport Life Management web software and mobile applications for youth, amateur, and professional sports. Powering more than 500,000 sports teams, leagues, clubs, and associations, SportsEngine features a complete suite of easy-to-use tools that help sports organizations manage, connect, and communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders, including athletes, parents, administrators, coaches, referees, scouts, volunteers, fans, journalists, and sponsors. Founded in 2008, SportsEngine is based in Minneapolis, Minn. For more information, please visit www.sportsengine.com; like the company on Facebook at Facebook.com/nbcsportsengine; or follow SportsEngine on Twitter at@nbcsportsengine.