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Top Female Sports Executive, Lisa Pantages of the San Francisco Giants, Named FWSF 2024 Financial Woman of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Financial Women of San Francisco (FWSF) today named Lisa Pantages as the FWSF 2024 Financial Woman of the Year. Ms. Pantages is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the San Francisco Giants. FWSF is particularly excited to award the organization's highest honor to a female sports executive, a sector which FWSF has not previously recognized.

Stack Sports launches Stack Rewards to Save Youth Sports Families $100M

DALLAS, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Stack Sports, the leading provider of youth sports software has launched a new rewards program delivering significant savings to youth sports families in the United States and North America. With Stack Rewards, families can earn cashback on everyday shopping and access special offers and deals to help pay for sports, resulting in projected savings of $100 million annually.

Cal South Strengthens Partnership with Stack Sports, Adding CaptainU as Official College Recruiting Software

ANAHEIM, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Stack Sports and Cal South have strengthened their ongoing partnership, adding CaptainU as its Official College Recruiting Software to Cal South and its youth soccer community. This continued Stack Sports partnership will further Cal South's mission of advancing and empowering its youth athletes and families through soccer. Cal South and Stack Sports have a longstanding relationship that spans over 20 years via Stack Sports' 'Sports Connect' solution, and have together played an integral role in bringing soccer to local youth.

Stack Sports Surges Forward: Doubles in Size and Reaches 50 Million Users Globally in 2023

DALLAS, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Stack Sports, the largest provider of sports management solutions, camps, recruiting, and elite player development software, proudly reflects on a year of unprecedented growth and success in 2023. Building upon its commitment to grow participation and transform the sports experience, Stack Sports has doubled in size over the past three years, now serving over 50 million users worldwide.

NAHL Announces Partnership with CaptainU

DALLAS, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- The North American Hockey League (NAHL) is pleased to announce a new partnership with CaptainU from Stack Sports, the leading online, collegiate sports recruiting platform, helping high school athletes fulfill their dreams of playing sports in college, as an official recruiting partner of the NAHL Combines and NAHL Prospects Challenge.

New Jersey Youth Soccer launches an integrated training platform with Stack Sports and etrainu

TRENTON, N.J. /ScoopCloud/ -- New Jersey Youth Soccer, Stack Sports, the largest provider of sports management solutions, camps, recruiting, and elite player development software, and etrainu, alongside US Youth Soccer is excited to announce the launch of a new integrated training platform on Sports Connect. Through this new integration, the USYS University will be available to all USYS members with New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS) leading the charge as the first State to leverage the integration.

Leap Hockey Partners with Skyhawks & Stack Sports to Accelerate Youth Field Hockey Development

AUSTIN, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Leap Hockey, a pioneering online platform dedicated to advancing youth field hockey skills, is thrilled to announce its strategic partnership with Skyhawks & Stack Sports, a leading provider of sports camps and youth programming across the USA. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in empowering young players to excel in the sport of field hockey.

Dixie Softball, Inc. Renews Partnership With Stack Sports To Advance The Sport Using Innovative Technology

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. /ScoopCloud/ -- Dixie Softball, Inc., a Governing Body for the sport of softball in the United States, has announced a multi-year partnership renewal with Stack Sports, the leading provider of sports technology solutions. As part of this continued collaboration, Sports Connect will serve as an Official League Technology Provider of Dixie Softball.

Stack Sports Renews Partnership with USA Lacrosse

PLANO, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Stack Sports, the leading provider of sports technology solutions, proudly announces the renewal of its partnership with USA Lacrosse, the governing body for the sport in the United States and a Recognized Sports Organization by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, for an additional two years. As part of this continued collaboration, Sports Connect will serve as an Official League Registration Partner of USA Lacrosse.

GOALS Council Welcomes Soccer Resilience to a Live Roundtable Discussing Youth Sports and Mental Health

PLANO, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- The GOALS Council, a strategic advisory body formed by Stack Sports and influential youth soccer leaders in 2021, will host their second virtual roundtable tailored for youth sports enthusiasts on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, featuring a distinguished panel of industry leaders discussing pressing topics identified by the GOALS Council.

Major League Rugby (MLR) and Imagine Rugby announce partnership with Stack Sports’ Skyhawks

PLANO, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Skyhawks powered by Stack Sports has signed a two-year agreement with Imagine Rugby and Major League Rugby (MLR) to be their Official Youth Flag Rugby Partner. This will provide access to the Skyhawks' extensive network with programming slated to launch this summer.

Sports Parenting Email Newsletter Surpasses 3.5M Subscribers, Now the most read Newsletter in Youth Sports

PLANO, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- Six months ago iSport360 partnered with Stack Sports to launch a free weekly newsletter which has now become the largest sports parenting newsletter in youth sports today. With 3.5 million sports parent readers, many of whom are also coaches and sports organizers, the newsletter focuses on helping families play more and worry less. The curated newsletter includes stories about understanding the sports parent psyche, helping coaches and parents work together, nurturing empowered young athletes, nutrition and hydration for a healthy athlete, supporting players' physical and mental health, and so much more.

LA Sports Council Announces New President & CEO Matthew Cacciato

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The LA Sports Council, the region's premier sports trade association, is proud to announce the hiring of a new President and CEO of the organization, Matthew Cacciato. As President, Cacciato's first initiative will be the organization's 19th Annual LA Sports Awards, a flagship celebration honoring the best in LA sports and top moments of the year.

Stack Sports and Expedia Group Score a Winning Partnership, Bringing Big Savings to Sports Families’ Travel Expenses

PLANO, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- A game-changing collaboration has emerged between Stack Sports, a leading sports technology provider, and Expedia Group, the world's leading traveler technology platform. Together, they're set to redefine the way sports families plan their travel, offering substantial savings to make supporting athletes at various events more accessible and affordable.

Game, Set, Match! Dink Productions Serves Up Kickstarter Campaign for First-Ever Pickleball Full-Length Feature Film, ‘In a Pickle’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Dink Productions launches a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their upcoming movie "In a Pickle." By engaging the vibrant pickleball community in this campaign, Dink Productions aims to showcase the massive audience awaiting to see this movie come to life.

7th Annual Ice Hole Festival in Lake Okoboji, Iowa Creates Waves, with the Thrills and Chills of Scuba Diving

LAKE OKOBOJI, Iowa /ScoopCloud/ -- International Scuba proudly announces the return of the much-anticipated Ice Hole Festival. An event that has become legendary in the scuba diving community. What began as a whimsical idea on a Texan's bucket list has evolved into a thrilling annual gathering of adventurous scuba divers from across the continent. The annual Ice Hole Festival will be Held Feb 8 - 11, 2024.

USA Field Hockey Announces Strategic Partnership with Skyhawks Powered by Stack Sports to Expand Youth Field Hockey Participation Nationwide

PLANO, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- USA Field Hockey, the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the United States, is excited to announce a landmark partnership with Skyhawks powered by Stack Sports. This strategic collaboration aims to introduce field hockey to young athletes across the country and foster the growth of the sport at the grassroots level.

GOALS Council Welcomes Influential Trio to Drive Access and Inclusivity in Youth Soccer

PLANO, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- The GOALS Council, a strategic advisory body formed by Stack Sports and influential youth soccer leaders in 2021, has announced the appointment of three new members: Martin Fox, Program Manager for the Aspen Institute's Sports & Society Program, Chris Solomons, National Director, Community Engagement and Business Development at AYSO, and Dr. Jené Baclawski, Senior Coach Educator at U.S. Soccer.

Wells Fargo Partners with Award-Winning Online Fan-Athlete Community, HANG, to Connect HBCU Fans and Stars for The Celebration Bowl

NEW YORK, N.Y. /ScoopCloud/ -- Wells Fargo, in partnership with the award-winning fan-athlete community, HANG, will bring a one-of-a-kind watch-party game experience to HBCU fans for the storied match-up between Howard University and Florida A&M at the Celebration Bowl on December 14, 2023. Actor and former NFL linebacker Isaac Keys (Morehouse); NFL Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams (Southern); Miami Dolphins star Terron Armstead (UAPB), Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Nick Leverett (North Carolina Central) and pro basketball player Shakyla Hill (Grambling) will be among the HBCU notables who will celebrate the HBCU experience while discussing the game with fans around the country.

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

PLANO, Texas /ScoopCloud/ -- 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. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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 /ScoopCloud/ -- 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. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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 /ScoopCloud/ -- 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. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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 /ScoopCloud/ -- 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. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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.

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

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) received support 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.

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

EAGAN, Minn. /ScoopCloud/ -- 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.