SportsEngine/NBC Sports acquires RallyMe
SportsEngine announced today that it has acquired RallyMe, the No. 1 platform for online sports fundraising. SportsEngine, an NBC Sports Group company, is the leading provider of Sport Life Management web software and mobile applications for youth, amateur, and professional sports.
“As costs for youth sports participation continue to rise, the need to fundraise has never been more critical,” said Bill Kerig, RallyMe Founder and CEO. “RallyMe has helped thousands of athletes, teams, and organizations raise millions. Now, by joining SportsEngine and the NBC Sports Group, we look forward to expanding our reach to help millions of hard-working athletes fund their dreams.”
SportsEngine’s acquisition rounds out the company’s whole-product solution for youth and amateur sports.
“RallyMe is the perfect fit for SportsEngine and the athletes, teams and organizations we’re serving,” said Justin Kaufenberg, co-founder and CEO at SportsEngine. “We believe that participation in sports changes lives by teaching us priceless lessons in character, commitment, leadership and discipline.”
Kerig, along with RallyMe president Whitney Childers, will continue to lead RallyMe from its Salt Lake City headquarters.
“By joining SportsEngine/NBC Sports, we will have marketing and staffing resources to increase our level of service for athletes and organizations,” said Childers. “Our goal is to ensure that no athlete ever has to quit playing their sport because of lack of funds.”
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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. Founded in 2008, SportsEngine is based in Minneapolis, Minn. For more information, visit www.sportsengine.com; like the company on Facebook at Facebook.com/nbcsportsengine; or follow SportsEngine on Twitter at@nbcsportsengine.
RallyMe is the No. 1 online sports fundraising platform. RallyMe has partnered with over 35 sports National Governing Bodies and top sports organizations across the globe to help athletes, teams and organizations raise the funds they need to train and compete. Thousands have raised millions on RallyMe. The platform is safe, secure and provides sophisticated tools and templates to help athletes and organizations raise funds through their personal and social media networks. CNBC called RallyMe the “Gold medal standard” for athlete crowdfunding. Learn more at http://rallyme.com.
SportsEngine, Director of Communications
RallyMe, Director of Operations