TeamSnap, developers of a sports team management platform, and Toronto-based FlipGive, creators of a fundraise-by-shopping website, have announced a partnership creating a sports team funding platform.
Colorado-based TeamSnap has integrated FlipGive’s team funding tool, creating a platform where teams can raise money by receiving cash back through shopping.
“Families are forced to sacrifice so much so that their kids can have access to a sport they love.”
Athletes are able to invite team members to TeamSnap and FlipGive’s online platform, where members are able to shop for groceries, gas, or clothing, and collectively earn back money. The platform supports major retailers including Starbucks, Amazon, Walmart, and Hotels.com. Users are also able to plan team events and accept donations.
“Families are forced to sacrifice so much so that their kids can have access to a sport they love,” said Mark Bachman, co-founder and CEO at FlipGive. “TeamSnap’s close connection to sports teams and families, along with its unmatched reach, make them the perfect partner to help us accomplish our goal of raising $100 million for youth sports teams over the next five years.”
In 2017, FlipGive announced a major partner when 8-time NBA All-Star Dikembe Mutombo, joined the company as a major shareholder and global ambassador. On #smallrooms podcast in 2016 Bachman also spoke to host Rob Kenedi about the shift from a services to a product company. Since its launch, teams and groups have raised over $20 million through FlipGive.
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“The high and growing costs associated with youth sports are a major stress point for families,” TeamSnap co-founder and CEO Dave DuPont, said. “Partnering with FlipGive is one step we’re taking to raise awareness and improve this top issue facing youth sports.”
In 2013, TeamSnap closed a $2.75 million funding round led by Torstar, a Canadian media company, along with Toba Capital and Hbam LLc. At the time, the majority of its users were located in the US, with about 2 million parents, coaches, and club administrators using the platform. Since its launch, the company has expanded and quotes over 20 million users.
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