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FundMyTeam Announces Youth Sports Fundraising Partnership with 1,000,000-Team NBC SportsEngine Marketplace

Red Herring 100 Award-winning youth sports fundraiser FundMyTeam becomes the first non-NBC-owned direct fundraiser to join the 1,000,000-team NBC SportsEngine Marketplace and announces 2019 plans to raise $20M for teams in the $3B youth sports fundraising market.

Newark, NJ, October 15, 2018 --( FundMyTeam has joined the NBC SportsEngine Marketplace, making North America’s most-awarded team fundraising platform available to over 1 million team sport leaders who use NBC SportsEngine to manage their organizations. Backed by sports investors and pro athletes including NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott, FundMyTeam entered the $3 billion youth tournament, league, club and team fundraising market in late 2017. Earlier, FundMyTeam announced its 2019 plan to raise $20 million for youth sports teams in 30 team sports, through affiliations with its own media and large sports tech providers, tournaments, leagues, clubs, and facilities.

FundMyTeam is the only sport technology company named a prestigious 2018 Red Herring 100 Winner, the same ranking that identified early tech successes like Facebook, Instagram and AirBnB. FundMyTeam claims a highly-reliable 90% campaign success rate in raising teams’ entire funding goals under 25 days. FundMyTeam’s all-online team sport campaigns, run by expert fundraising Captains, raise more money easier, faster at lower expense from individuals and local sponsors than any comparable provider, with no up-front costs.

FundMyTeam investor and NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott famously said, “No person ever went into youth sports to be a fundraiser.” FundMyTeam was launched by League Network founder and longtime youth sports leader and media entrepreneur Anne-Sophie Whitehead to turn fundraising from a nasty-but-necessary experience to easy, fast and reliable. “Our trademarked mission is Better Leagues, Better Lives®,” says Anne-Sophie Whitehead. “We built FundMyTeam for dedicated team leaders who deserve easy, fast, reliable access to funds so their kids can all pay-to-play safely and often.”

“We're excited to welcome FundMyTeam to the SportsEngine Marketplace,” said Rick Ehrman, SportsEngine's Vice President of Corporate Development. “As the go-to app and service resource for youth sports, the Marketplace offers SportsEngine users friction-free access via integrations to leading providers like FundMyTeam.”

“No youth coach likes telling team moms and dads they can’t afford better access or travel opportunities or the best in player-safety,” says League Network CEO Jay Whitehead, operators of “FundMyTeam is here to help team leaders and team moms say yes to the best.”
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FundMyTeam Announces Youth Sports Fundraising Partnership with 1,000,000-Team NBC SportsEngine Marketplace
Award-winning FundMyTeam links with 1,000,000-team NBC SportsEngine Marketplace as part of its plan to raise $20M for youth sports teams in 2019.
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