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TeamSnap Kicks Off the 2018 Registration Season After Expansion and Record Engagement in 2017

BOULDER, Colo. -- TeamSnap Tournaments debuted with major acquisition of FanApp Events platform

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 16, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports management, officially kicks off the 2018 registration season this month following a record year of overwhelming growth across all of its business units.

"After an exceptional 2017 for our team, we are thrilled that more sports clubs, leagues and teams are using TeamSnap than ever before," said TeamSnap CEO Dave Dupont. "With registration for the spring sports season in North America traditionally opening this month, we are looking forward to another amazing year of making sports organization easier for athletes, coaches, administrators and parents."

TeamSnap highlights from 2017 include:

TeamSnap Club and Leagues:
* The TeamSnap Club and League platform grew 69 percent in 2017 - highlighted by 100 percent growth in Q4.
* Overall, there are more than 4,000 clubs and leagues using TeamSnap for their registration, rostering and communications needs.

TeamSnap Teams:
* TeamSnap's leading team management platform grew by 36 percent in 2017 and is now used by more than 1.8 million teams.
* More than 15 million users were registered with TeamSnap in 2017.
* Overall, more than 14 million events were scheduled through TeamSnap in 2017.
* Active users interacted with their team, group or club through TeamSnap an average of once a day in 2017.

TeamSnap Tournament:
* TeamSnap Tournament debuted in June 2017 following the acquisition of the industry-leading FanApp Events platform.
* Hundreds of tournament organizers are already using the turnkey platform to manage registration and scheduling logistics for premier events such as Gus Macker, NCAS Powerade State Games and Triple Play Tournaments.

Additional highlights for TeamSnap in 2017 include raising $25 million in financing led by the Foundry Group in January, the iOS TeamSnap app scoring its highest approval ranking on App Annie's annual list, and the company once again being listed as one of Outside Magazine's Top Places to work.

About TeamSnap:
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, TeamSnap has taken the organization of youth, recreational and competitive sports into the 21st century. Over 15 million coaches, administrators, players and parents use TeamSnap to sign up, schedule, communicate and coordinate everything for the team, the club and the season. TeamSnap makes organizing sports as simple as click, tap and go. For more information, visit: https://www.teamsnap.com/.

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Winter Storm Doesn’t Slow Pace as Thousands Brave the Worst and Find Their Best at Third Prelim of 44th Annual Colgate Women’s Games

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Pratt Institute: Thousands of young track stars braved the East Coast's historic snowstorm to compete at the third preliminary meet of nation's largest amateur track series for women, the 44th annual Colgate Women's Games. From Boston to Georgia, girls of all abilities from elementary school through college and beyond continued to improve, with many leaders achieving nationally ranked scores.

Friday in the High School division, sprint champion Iantha Wright of Jamaica, Queens, won the 55M in a fast 7.16, recapturing the lead from Manhattan's Brianna White of Leman High School who finished second in 7.21. Last week, White earned her first victory in two seasons chasing the reigning champion Wright, who's a year older and a year ahead in school. White also finished second in the 200M in 26.36, just behind Dominique Jackson of Bronx's Pelham Prep Academy who crossed the tape in 25.87 for the win.

Jackson is rising fast, improving from fourth place to win this weekend's Colgate Games 200M, then followed up Friday's victory with a personal season's record 200M time of 25.27 in the Women's Varsity division of the Hispanic Games on Saturday at the Armory Track, NYC. Her second place win there was especially notable for a field that included Colgate Women's Games' leaders Sophia Myers, Iantha Wright, and Brianna White finishing 3rd through 5th respectively.

Hurdles champion Sophia Myers of Queens High School of Teaching remains undefeated with a 55MH win in 8.28. Myers met new competition from a young Stephanie Graves, a 10th grader at Queen's High School of Law Enforcement and Public Safety, who competed in her first Colgate Games' hurdles event and came in second with her own personal record 8.56.

Jasmine Douglas-Grant of Stroudsburg High School, Pennsylvania won the 400M in 59.59; Brooklyn's Adia Palmer of Bishop Loughlin won the 800M in 2:19.25, as New Jersey' s distance champion Athing Mu opted to run only the 1500M this week, which she won in her best time of the series, 4:51.86. Mu's win was also her latest personal best, after 10th first place wins in major meets where she broke personal records in distances from the 400M to the mile, throughout all of 2017.

Meet Director Cheryl Toussaint said, "While our sports news generally reports on top-ranked leaders, thousands of girls of every ability are learning to challenge themselves each week to find their own 'personal bests,' and that's what the Colgate Women's Games are really about."

"Through more than four decades of competition, countless girls who didn't reach the finals or may not have even scored points are among our greatest untold success stories," adds Toussaint. "Regardless of how they finish, their memories and the lessons they learn on the track have a positive impact that lasts a lifetime."

Also on Friday, two-time Colgate Women's Games' High Jump record holder, My'khiyah Williams of Brooklyn's Benjamin Banneker school, cleared the bar at 5'4" for the win, and Shot Put champion 15 year-old Mariam Cisse of Manhattan's Promise Academy, won with a toss of 11.13M.

In the Mid School Division on Saturday, 12 yr-old Avery Lewis of Westtown School in West Chester, PA continues to prove she's among the nation's best, with a 55M win in 7.12, just .22 shy of setting a fifth Colgate Women's Games' record. For some perspective, that's less than 1/2 the time it takes to blink. Lewis made it a third double win, with a 200M first place finish in 25.37.

Peyton Rollins of Andrews Middle School remains undefeated in the 55MH with a win in 8.31. Rollins who travels all the way from Massachusetts also shared the track with Lewis in the 200M, finishing third in 26.88, just a flash behind Simone Kelly of Wissachickon MS, Ambler, PA who finished second in 26.83; Kelly won the 400M in 1:00.22, followed by Brooklyn's Tai Sheppard of the Dock Street School crossing the tape in 1:01.32; Sheppard also placed second in the hurdles behind Rollins in 8.37.

Alina LaForest of Drexel Neumann Academy, Chester PA won the 800M in 2:20.72; her third consecutive win, and placed second in the 1500M (4:55.97) behind Tai's sister Rainn Sheppard who placed first in 4:55.97.

The Mid School High Jump finished in a three way tie with Bronx's Bianca Staples, Kayley Lynch of Northstar Academy, Newark, NJ, and Selah Dungey of St. Peter Academy, River Edge, NJ all clearing 4'10"; and Melissa Aymil of Mendham MS in Brookside, NJ remains undefeated in the shot put after a toss of 10.87M, her best of the season and a new personal record.

On Sunday in the Elementary B division 55M, Following last week's tie, Brooklyn's Kaela Swift of Success Academy Bed-Stuy beat Philadelphia's Amirah Nesmith by 1/100 of a second in a photo finish that shows Swift won by a nose in 7.91 to Nesmith's 7.92.

In the 55MH, fifth place Kamilah Alabi of PS15 Queens, ran 10.67 for a first place win; In the 200M, Brianna Lindo of Queen's Riverton Street Charter School, also scored an upset victory, with a win in 28.6 over Kaela Swift (28.92); In the 400M and 800M Colgate Women's Games champion Damira Allen of Chester School of the Arts, Chester PA, retained a perfect season record with a third double win in the 400M (1:04.14) just ahead of Lindo (1:04.37), and the 800M in 2:26.87; and in the High Jump, Avery Hart of Pierce School, Brookline MA cleared the bar at 4'2" for her third consecutive win.

Additional results for College/Open and Elementary A and 30's Plus division events are available at colgategames.com/results.

Participation in the Colgate Women's Games is completely free. Girls and young women compete within their own age/grade divisions for ribbons, medals and points. Events include 55 meters, 55-meter hurdles, 200 meters, 400 Meters, 800 meters, 1500 meters, high jump and shot put. Top point scorers advance to the Finals where they compete for trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Four preliminary meets and a semi-finals at Pratt Institute determine who will compete at the finals at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory, New York Saturday, February 10, 2018, where trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company are awarded to top place finishers in each grade division.

Hopeful young track stars, parents and coaches can find information about the program at http://www.colgategames.com/.

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(1) High School sprint champion Iantha Wright of Jamaica, Queens, wins the 55M in a fast 7.16, recapturing the lead from Manhattan's Brianna White of Leman High School who finished second in 7.21; at the 3rd preliminary meet of the nation's largest track and field series for women, the 44th annual Colgate Women's Games on Friday night at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y.

(2) Rainn Sheppard of MS313, Brooklyn, remains undefeated in the Mid School Division 1500M after her latest victory in 4:55.97, at the 44th annual Colgate Women's Games at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Saturday.

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East Coast Track Stars Heat Up Cold New Year’s Eve Second Prelim of The 44th Annual Colgate Women’s Games

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Rising young stars and returning champions from all over the East Coast shared the spotlight throughout this holiday weekend at the second preliminary meets of the nation's largest women's amateur track and field series, the Colgate Women's Games. Extreme cold temps had little effect on top contenders, some who come from as far as New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Virginia and Georgia, as they continue to improve an already fast national pace.

Friday in the High School division, Manhattan sprinter Brianna White of Leman High School stepped up a notch with an impressive double win in the 55M (7.24) and the 200m (25.89). Her 55M race was her first victory in two seasons over reigning champion Iantha Wright of Jamaica, Queens, and her 200M win earns White her fourteenth first place sprint victory in major meets throughout 2017.

Returning hurdles champion Sophia Myers of Queens High School of Teaching, won the 55MH in 8.21; continuing an undefeated streak that began week one of last season's series.

Brooklyn's Daniella Griffith of Medgar Evers Prep won the 400 Meters in 1:00.16; Athing Mu of Trenton High School in New Jersey scored her second consecutive double win with improved times in both distance events, crossing the tape first in the 800M (2:18.81) and 1500M (4:53.82). In the High Jump, with event champion My'Khiyah Williams out this week, Phoebe Myers of Young Women's Leadership School cleared the bar at 5'2" for the win; and Manhattan's Mariam Cisse won the Shot Put with a toss of 10.78M.

In the Mid School Division on Saturday, 12 yr-old Avery Lewis of Westtown School in West Chester, PA remains one of the fastest young sprinters in the nation, scoring another double win in the 55M (7.19) and 200M (25.15). The four-time Colgate Women's Games sprint record-holder's performance in the 200M was another personal record for Lewis. Having won the 55M at the first preliminary meet in another personal best (7.16), officials said her times are likely among the fastest in the nation for a twelve year-old this year.

Meet Director Cheryl Toussaint said, "Avery continues to bring her A game each season, and her participation has created an especially high level of excitement ever since she began competing in our Elementary A division. She's also an excellent student as well as a phenomenal athlete."

Toussaint adds that the Colgate Women's Games strive to retain a welcoming atmosphere for athletes of all abilities. "Our goal is to help girls of all ages build self-esteem through friendly competition, encouraging them to discover and then challenge their own limits," she said.

Toussaint said the Colgate Women's Games have become a proving ground, drawing top athletic talent and have produced hundreds of national champions, and with last summer's six alumnae Olympic Team USA, 26 former Olympians. More importantly, she adds they continue to have a positive effect on countless lives over more than four decades.

"The number of participants and the size of the crowds made up of families and friends, some who travel great distances is evidence the Colgate Women's Games continue to be such an important event, and we are so pleased that thousands of participants and their families chose to celebrate their New Year's weekend with us in Brooklyn this weekend."

In the Mid School Division on Saturday, Peyton Rollins of Andrews Middle School was among those who travelled the furthest to compete, all the way from Massachusetts to win the 55MH in 8.31. Rollins, who placed second overall at last year's Colgate Women's Games, had more than a dozen first place wins in hurdles races at major regional meets throughout 2017.

Simone Kelly of Wissahickon Middle School in Ambler, PA won the the 400M in 59.61; Last year's first place finalist Alina LaForest of Drexel Neumann Academy, Chester, PA won the 800M in 2:21.10; Brooklyn's Rainn Sheppard of MS 313 won the 1500M in 4:53.70; and Rowan Houston of Rye Country Day School cleared the High Jump bar at 5'2" for her second win and personal best jump. Melissa Aymil of Mendham Middle School in Brookside, NJ retains her lead in the shot put with a personal best toss of 10.65M.

Among Sunday, New Years Eve's Elementary School B division highlights; Philadelphia's Amirah Nesmith, last year's first place finalist in the 200M, ran a 55M tie with Brooklyn's Kaela Swift of Success Academy Bed-Stuy, both finishing in 7.9. Swift won the 55M at the first prelim in 7.88.

Damira Allen of Chester School of the Arts, Chester PA, last year's Colgate Women's Games' Division A 800M finals champion and Special Awards winner for "Outstanding Competitor....", now leads Division B after winning the 800M at Prelim 1 in 2:26.68 and Prelim 2 in 2:27.52. Both personal best times for the 10 year-old, multiple Gold-medal Junior Olympic champion. Allen has an astonishing record of more than 40 first place middle and distance race wins at major regional and national mets in her age division since 2015.

Additional results for College/Open and Elementary A and 30's Plus division events are available at colgategames.com/results.

Participation in the Colgate Women's Games is completely free. Girls and young women compete within their own age/grade divisions for ribbons, medals and points. Events include 55 meters, 55-meter hurdles, 200 meters, 400 Meters, 800 meters, 1500 meters, high jump and shot put. Top point scorers advance to the Finals where they compete for trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Four preliminary meets and a semi-finals at Pratt Institute determine who will compete at the finals at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory, New York Saturday, February 10, 2018, where trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company are awarded to top place finishers in each grade division. Hopeful young track stars, parents and coaches can find information about the program at http://www.colgategames.com/.

*Photo Caption: Philadelphia's Amirah Nesmith and Brooklyn's Kaela Swift sprint to a tie in the Elementary B division 55 Meters at the second preliminary meet of the 44th Annual Colgate Women's Games in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday.

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TeamSnap Appoints New Director of Marketing Communications

BOULDER, Colo. -- TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports management, announced today that Sarah Berg has been appointed the company's new Director of Marketing Communications. Berg brings to TeamSnap a wealth of digital and technology marketing experience.

She will be responsible for overseeing the company's brand, communications and content strategy, focusing on the expansion of TeamSnap's popular Club, League and Tournament platforms.

A graduate of the University of Dayton, Berg has spent more than 10 years in senior brand, marketing and communications roles for technology companies, including Zagat Survey, Google and most recently, Sittercity.

Berg will embrace TeamSnap's successful remote workplace policy and oversee the Marcom team from her office in Chicago.

"We are thrilled to have a marketer with an expansive background on board to help us grow the TeamSnap brand," said TeamSnap Chief Growth Officer Ken McDonald. "This is an exciting time for the sports management industry and Sarah's drive for tech branding and innovation will be key in ensuring we expand our position as the go-to source for coaches, administrators, players and parents to coordinate everything for the season."

About TeamSnap:
Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, TeamSnap has taken the organization of youth, recreational and competitive sports into the 21st century. Over 15 million coaches, administrators, players and parents use TeamSnap to sign up, schedule, communicate and coordinate everything for the team, the club and the season. TeamSnap makes organizing sports as simple as click, tap and go.

For more information, visit https://www.teamsnap.com/.

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Returning Champions and Rising Stars Set Fast Pace at Opening of 44th Annual Colgate Women’s Games Track and Field Series

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- A number of personal best performances marked an exceptional early start to the indoor track season as East Coast athletes from Boston to Virginia competed in one of the largest opening preliminary meets of the 44th annual Colgate Women's Games.

On Friday, returning Colgate Women's Games' first place finalists won seven of eight High School division events:

Three time returning champion Iantha Wright of Queen's Jamaica High School won the 55M in 7.14; Last year's Mid School champion Brianna Brown now a freshman at Dewitt Clinton High School, Bronx won the 200M in 25.99; Sophia Myers of Queens HS won the 55MH in 8.19, and Athing Mu of Trenton HS, NJ returning after a perfect season of double wins, took the 800M in 2:20.86, and the1500M in 4:55.69. Brooklyn's My'Khiyah Williams, who holds High Jump records in Elem. B (4-feet 9-inches) and Mid School (5-feet 6.5-inches), cleared the bar at 5-feet 4-inches; and Manhattan's Mariam Cisse of Promise Academy won the shot put with her personal best toss, 10.93M. Jasmine Douglas-Grant of Stroudsburg High School, PA, off a second place finish last season, scored her first major meet's 1st place win in the 400M in 1:01.30.

On Saturday, national sprint sensation Avery Lewis with four concurrent sprint records since first grade, moved up to the Mid School division and scored another double win with two personal bests; 7.16 in the 55M, and 25.56 in the 200M. The 11-year-old six grader (who turns twelve this week), attends Westtown School in PA, and has been called one of the fastest girls in the nation every year since her 7th birthday. Lewis holds Colgate Women's Games' Elementary A Records in the 55M (7.75) and the 200M (28.09); and Elementary B records in the 55M (7.35) and the 200M (25.99).

Meet Director Cheryl Toussaint calls Avery Lewis a truly gifted young athlete and says competitors like her and many others through the years continue to make the Colgate Women's Games among the nation's premiere proving grounds for track and field talent. The Games have produced hundreds of national champions, and with last summer's six alumnae on Olympic Team USA, 26 former Olympians, and in four decades, countless changed lives.

"The Colgate Women's Games are primarily about helping girls and young women build self-esteem," says Toussaint. "Competitive athletics help girls of all abilities discover and improve their skills; and learning they can meet and exceed personal goals are lessons that help women find and expect excellence throughout their lives."

Toussaint said, "This weekend was especially exciting with the number of athletes enjoying their own personal best performances, something normally not seen until later in the season."

With more personal records in the Mid School division; Peyton Rollins of Andrews MS in Medford, MA won the 55MH in an impressive 8.28; Rowan Houston of Rye Country Day in White Plains NY and Selah Dungey of St. Peter Academy, River Edge, NJ both cleared 5-feet 0-inches in the High Jump; and Melissa Aymil of Mendham MS in Brookside, NJ tossed 10.58 in the Shot Put.

Also in Mid School on Saturday, Simone Kelley of Wissahickon MS in Ambler, PA won the 400M in 59.49; Returning division champion Alina LaForest of Drexel Neumann Acadamey won the 800M in 2:19.02; and Brooklyn's Rainn Sheppard of Dock Street School won the 1500M in 4:55.13.

Additional results for Saturday's College/Open, and Sunday's Elementary A and B and 30's Plus division events are available at colgategames.com/results.

Participation in the Colgate Women's Games is completely free. Girls and young women compete within their own age/grade division for ribbons, medals and points. Events include 55 meters, 55-meter hurdles, 200 meters, 400 Meters, 800 meters, 1500 meters, high jump and shot put. Four preliminary meets and a semi-finals at Pratt Institute will determine who will compete at the finals at the New Balance Track and Field Center at The Armory, New York on Saturday, February 10, 2018, where trophies and educational grants-in-aid from Colgate-Palmolive Company are awarded to top place finishers in each division.

Athletes, parents and coaches can follow scores throughout the series and find more information about the program at http://www.colgategames.com/.

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(1) National sprint sensation Avery Lewis with four concurrent sprint records since first grade, moved up to the Mid School division and scored another double win with two personal bests; 7.16 in the 55M, and 25.56 in the 200M at the opening preliminary meet of the Colgate Women's Games in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday.

(2) Peyton Rollins of Andrews Middle School in Medford, MA won the 55MH in an impressive 8.28 at the Opening Preliminary meet of the Colgate Women's Games at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday.

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Keystone Homes Pledges $100,000 Towards the Construction of New Tipp City Stadium

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- The Tipp Pride Association Board of Directors announced today that the organization has received a $100,000 sponsorship from Keystone Homes of Troy, Ohio for the construction of Tipp City's new community stadium. The generous gift will lead ongoing fundraising to support stadium construction.

Mashell Stith, president of TPA shared, "We are so thrilled about this sponsorship from Tony and Katy Scott and Keystone Homes. He has been so very involved in improving our community. Tony's been a vital part of the home builder and remodeling community, as well as a stand-out supporter of everything Tipp City."

The new Tipp City stadium will be constructed at the location of the current stadium within City Park. Replacement of the field, stands, buildings and scoreboard are estimated to cost approximately 5.6 million dollars. Tipp Pride Association is seeking private funding for this project.

"We are extremely grateful, humbled and honored by Keystone Homes' generous gift for the new football stadium," said J.D. Foust, Athletic Director for Tipp City Schools. "They understand the importance of Tipp City's athletic and academic programs, but also how much a safe and beautiful stadium will mean to our community. I believe that the vision shown by community leaders such as Tony and Katy Scott from Keystone Homes and our school administration and board leadership will ensure continued success for all of our athletic and community programs well into the future."

Tony Scott, President of Keystone Homes shared, "The team here at Keystone Homes believes it is important to help support organizations and institutions that play a significant role in enhancing the quality of life for the youth in our communities," Scott continued. "Tipp City is a beautiful town where residents care about raising their youth to be intelligent, responsible, and respectful citizens. We love Tipp City and are glad to be a part of this great undertaking."

Tipp Pride Association intends to highlight significant donors and sponsors at each home football game this season. "There is no better place to provide recognition to donors than at the very same venue we are working to provide upgrades", states Scott George, vice-president of TPA.

The new stadium will increase available seating for home, visitor, and band to 3,500.

With a successful fundraising campaign, the stadium project could begin construction at the end of the 2017 football season.

ABOUT KEYSTONE HOMES:
Keystone Homes is a leader in Miami County for providing quality construction services at an affordable price. Keystone is a diverse construction company, capable of building new construction, renewing existing structures, and remodeling areas within a home. Keystone Homes has the expertise of building over 400 homes while cultivating a rapport with each customer that continues even years after the construction is complete.

With each home built, renewed or remodeled, Keystone Homes uses quality products while keeping costs affordable for the homeowner. Find out more about Keystone Homes at http://keystonehomesintroy.com/.

ABOUT TIPP PRIDE ASSOCIATION:
Tipp Pride Association is committed to building a community stadium that supports our schools and is a source of pride for all of Tipp City. Our Mission is to raise private funds to build a new stadium for the community by the community. For more information, please visit https://tipppride.com/.

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Club Golf Tour enables U.S. amateur golfers to compete at TPC clubs nationwide, Birdies for the Brave named exclusive charitable beneficiary

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Club Golf Tour LLC has announced the launch of the Club Golf Tour, one of the most exciting golf tour formats in the world. Open to an estimated 26 million amateur golfers in the U.S. regardless of their handicaps or genders, the Tour's unique format will allow players nationwide to select their own time and location to play a round of golf - enabling players to compete against each other despite not being able to play at the same time/event or venue.

The PGA TOUR(R)'s TPC Network(R) of clubs will host all Club Golf Tour events. Top performing golfers will become eligible to compete in Regional tournaments in the fall, with the top six players from each of the various flights and divisions qualifying for a six-day, all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas for the chance to compete in the season-ending Vegas Million Dollar Challenge at TPC(R) Las Vegas - featuring $1,075,000 hole-in-one cash prizes.

"This distinctive tournament format for amateur golfers will not only revolutionize the way golfers from across the U.S. can compete, but will also serve as an outstanding platform for raising funds for American heroes and their families," said Club Golf Tour LLC CEO, Morne van Rensburg. "The message behind the Tour is simple: Everyone has the ability to make a positive impact and inspire change."

Participants will compete in a variety of flights and divisions, ranging from USGA(R)-affiliated members to players with no official golf club affiliation or handicap.

For more information about joining the Club Golf Tour, or to learn more about Tour details, dates and sponsorship opportunities, please visit https://www.clubgolftour.com/.

Coinciding with the announcement, Birdies for the Brave(R) has been named the exclusive beneficiary of charitable proceeds resulting from fundraising activities associated with the Tour. Proudly supported by the PGA TOUR(R), Birdies for the Brave(R) is a national military outreach of PGA TOUR Charities(R), Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which is dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to the courageous members of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Birdies for the Brave(R) was originally created in 2006 by PGA TOUR(R) player Phil Mickelson and his wife, Amy, to support combat-wounded veterans. The PGA TOUR(R) subsequently adopted the program, and expanded it to include a wide variety of military outreach and appreciation activities during more than 80 tournaments on the PGA TOUR(R), PGA TOUR Champions(R) and Web.com Tour(R). Birdies for the Brave(R) also conducts a series of fundraising events at TPC(R) clubs nationwide - an effort that has raised more than $17 million for 11 military homefront charities that provide critical programs and services to meet the needs of military members, veterans and their families.

For more information, please visit http://birdiesforthebrave.org/.

Disclaimer: The TPC Network(R) and Birdies for the Brave(R) names and/or logos are used with permission, which does not constitute and shall not be construed as constituting a partnership between the Club Golf Tour the TPC Network(R) and the Birdies for the Brave(R), and the Club Golf Tour does not have the authority to bind or represent itself as a partner of the TPC Network(R) and or Birdies for the Brave(R).

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Tri at the Trump Fundraiser Will Continue in 2018 to Benefit Children with Cancer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Amid controversy over an event name and outspoken public opinion, a Charlotte N.C. based charitable organization, Tri at the Trump was forced to cancel their annual charity race due primarily to threats of physical harm. Organizer Chuck McAllister said "We set up this race back in 2014 as a way to help children with Cancer. For the last 4 years it has been a success until this year, when we received numerous politically charged threats.

"For the safety of the athletes, the spectators, and the children involved we have had to cancel this year's race."

It was evident that opponents of the event were against using the Trump name, despite the fact that Trump National Golf Club is just the location of the race. Even after changing the name to "Tri for Good," as a way to save this year's triathlon, the organization still received threats and were forced to cancel.

"When we started this event three years ago, we did so with a single goal: raise money to assist families fighting pediatric cancer. Everyone involved in this endeavor does so on a voluntary basis and 100 percent of proceeds go directly to the designated charities. We are heartbroken we cannot support this event, however, our commitment to these charities is ongoing."

However, the spirit and goal of the event remains. Donation pages for the charities that were to be supported have been posted and charitable giving will continue. In fact, the Triathlon event "Tri at the Trump" will resume next year on October 7, 2018.

McAllister said "Despite the backlash that has happened this year, our goals have not changed. Donations are still being accepted and we are planning to proceed with the race in 2018. The venue and the name, Tri at the Trump, will stay the same next year because our goal is to host a premier event that has the best chance of gaining support for the charities involved.

"The Trump National Golf Club in Charlotte has been an amazing partner and it is a prime location for an event of this type, so that will not change. We just ask that people put politics aside and support an event for a good cause."

In 2018 the organizers are aiming to have twice the participation and twice the attendance after having to miss this year.

Supporters are encouraged to visit the Isabella Santos Foundation or the Tri at the Trump Website where 100 percent of the 2017 donations and 100 percent of the 2018 donations will go to that foundation.

Tri at the Trump: http://triatthetrump.com/

Isabella Santos Foundation: https://www.isabellasantosfoundation.org/

Isabella Santos Foundation Donation Page: https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/chuck-mcallister-1/beatcancer

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Unity National Bank Pledges $100,000 Towards the Construction of New Tipp City Stadium

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- The Tipp Pride Association Board of Directors announced today that the organization has received a $100,000 sponsorship from Unity National Bank for the construction of Tipp City's new community stadium. The generous gift will lead ongoing fundraising to support stadium construction.

"Tipp pride can be felt everywhere in this community. You feel it as you walk down Main Street, attend school functions and participate in community events. Tipp City is a wonderful place to live, work and play. We are honored and proud to be part of it," states Lisa McGraw, Vice President, Commercial Cash Management for Unity Bank.

In recognition of the sizable donation, Members of the Tipp Pride Association (TPA) state that they intend to place Unity National Bank's logo prominently on the scoreboard of the new stadium.

Mashell Stith, president of TPA shared, "We are so thrilled about Unity National Bank stepping up to support Tipp City in this way. Words cannot describe the energy this creates for our entire community. It was so great to hear the Tippecanoe student section chant 'Thank You, Thank You' during the check presentation on the field Friday night."

The new Tipp City stadium will be constructed at the location of the current stadium within City Park. Replacement of the field, stands, buildings and scoreboard are estimated to cost approximately 5.6 million dollars. Tipp Pride Association is seeking private funding for this project.

"We are extremely grateful, humbled and honored by Unity National Bank's generous gift for the new football stadium," said J.D. Foust, Athletic Director for Tipp City Schools. "Their love and passion for Tipp City is truly incredible, and this gift will impact not only Tipp City's athletic programs but also our great community, well into the future. I believe that the vision shown by community leaders such as Unity National Bank and our school administration and board leadership will ensure continued success for all of our athletic and community programs well into the future."

Brett Baumeister, President of Unity National Bank, agrees, "Unity National Bank isn't just located in your town. We are your neighbors, and we care about helping the entire community thrive and prosper. Our commitment to you goes beyond financial services; you can count on Unity to support the people and organizations working to build a stronger community."

Tipp Pride Association intends to highlight significant donors and sponsors at each home football game this season. "There is no better place to provide recognition to donors than at the very same venue we are working to provide upgrades," states Scott George, vice-president of TPA, "It was easy to observe Friday night the packed stands in both the home and visitor bleachers while hundreds of spectators stood at the fence trying to enjoy the game."

The new stadium will increase available seating for home, visitor, and band to 3,500.

With a successful fundraising campaign, the stadium project could begin construction at the end of the 2017 football season.

ABOUT UNITY NATIONAL BANK:

With locations in Piqua, Tipp City and Troy, Unity National Bank provides customers with a full array of personal banking, business banking, and trust and investment products and services. Unity National Bank, founded in 1884, is one of the 11 Ohio community banks and two specialty finance companies in the Park National Family of Community Banks that make up The Park National Corporation (NYSE:PRK). Park had $7.8 billion in total assets as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit https://unitynationalbk.com/.

ABOUT TIPP PRIDE ASSOCIATION:

Tipp Pride Association is committed to building a community stadium that supports our schools and is a source of pride for all of Tipp City. Our Mission is to raise private funds to build a new stadium for the community by the community. For more information, please visit https://tipppride.com/.

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Prestigious Fitness Professionals Join the MostFit Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- MostFit is excited and proud to announce the onboarding of three new Brand Ambassadors who have aligned with the brand and products to enhance the MostFit team.

Helya Glen is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with multiple specialized certifications including Yoga and RKC. Helya studied business at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, Calif. As an athlete, Helya played tennis for 10 years, competed in 7 triathlons and one half-marathon. She opened her own gym, The Studio, in Ventura, Calif. in 2014 and continues to share her expertise there on healthy living and functional training. Helya plays lead in helping MostFit develop programming and new equipment. See more here: http://thestudioventura.com/

Amanda Ruller is a professional football athlete playing in the Legends Football League and for Team Canada Football. She is a Team Canada Football Worlds silver medalist and coaches athletes in speed/power training. She competes in Olympic lifting and is on her provincial team. Amanda is pursuing a career as a certified exercise physiologist and does sports broadcasting for the CFL. See more here: https://amandabolic.com/

Kasey Brown is a Certified Personal Trainer and the creator and voice behind the POWERCAKES blog and website. She's been voted Top 10 Inspiring Healthy-Living Bloggers to Follow by SELF Magazine and is a best-selling author of the book BODYpeace. Kasey has been a blogger since 2011, is the owner of True To You Fitness Personal Training, an IDEA Inspired Advisor, FitFluential and FitApproach Ambassador, has written various articles and been featured in SELF, Women's Health, Fitness Magazine & The New York Times, and has a Bachelor's Degree in Health & Physical Education. See more here https://www.powercakes.net

"I'm humbled and proud that these amazing professionals have chosen to join the MostFit Team," said Andrew Gavigan, MostFit Founder and President. "Having this expertise, in the key areas each individual brings, will help escalate the brand and company, and I'm looking forward to working with each of them to do so."

"The MostFit brand and product line is garnering so much great attention and press right now, and is poised for even more growth and expansion," said Helya. "I'm thrilled to be part of the team and help make even more people aware of these dynamic functional training tools."

About MostFit:

Founded by Andrew Gavigan in 2011, MostFit LLC provides unique, effective and efficient products to the fitness community to make optimum performance more accessible. MostFit firmly believes that accessibility is the key component to success for athletes and fitness enthusiasts at all levels. To that end, MostFit strives to make all aspects of fitness enjoyable and approachable, empowering individuals to be the "most fit" they can be.

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*Photo Caption: Clockwise, from left - Helya Glen, Kasey Brown, and Amanda Ruller.

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