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Washington Youth Soccer Partners with Skyhawks to Bring More Fun to Grassroots Programs Across the State

TUKWILA, Wash. -- Washington Youth Soccer \(WYS) has chosen Skyhawks Sports Academy (Skyhawks), powered by Stack Sports, as their Official Youth Sports & Camp Partner in a 5 year partnership kicking off in 2021. With roots dating back to 1961, WYS now has over 93K kids that are involved with the program, and is a leader in grassroots activation. With the average child today spending less than three years playing a sport, grassroots engagement at the camp level plays a role in answering the question; "How do we strengthen our base and establish an environment that promotes a life-long love of the game?"

By partnering with Skyhawks, and through their nearly 200 member clubs, WYS is leading the charge to keep kids in the sport of soccer longer. This partnership combines over 100 years of soccer expertise to bring the fun back to families across Washington State.

"Our goal is to create partnerships that help us develop the recreational game and get more kids playing soccer.," said Tony Roberts, Director of Partnerships & Innovation at Washington Youth Soccer. "With our mission to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of the State of Washington's youth. Working with someone who was focused on making sure kids had a great time at our camps and was also very experienced at delivering great events was very important to us. That's why we are excited to Partner with Skyhawks and Stack Sports."

Skyhawks(R) Sports Academy powered by Stack Sports, the leading provider of youth sports programs for children 2 to 14 years old, will operate camps with WYS across the state. These programs focus on fun ways to teach life lessons through soccer.

"The staff was great! The kids really responded to them and they made it fun and educational. Thanks to all for a job well done," said Kelly D, Washington Soccer Parent in Mukilteo. "I also really liked that it was a long (6 hour) [session]. My son agreed it really helped to get him into shape for soccer season. Thanks."

"Every person has their own unique journey as an athlete," said Jason Frazier, President of Skyhawks Sports Academy. "By partnering with Washington Youth Soccer we are working together to make sure that the journey for children in Washington is a positive one that hopefully lasts a lifetime. From the athlete's first time kicking a soccer ball at a Tots class, through sport skill development in Skyhawks camps, and then on to play in WYS programs, the athlete's wellbeing is put first, supporting a truly life-long love of the game. To top it off, having Skyhawks international headquarters based in Washington state makes this partnership that much more special."

If you are interested in registering for a Skyhawks Sports program, please click HERE - https://www.skyhawks.com/search/

If you have the facility to run Skyhawks or Skyhawks STEM Sports(r) programs, but are lacking the personnel to run programming, we encourage you to contact Skyhawks at: 1-800-804-3509 or skyhawks@skyhawks.com

About Washington Youth Soccer Association

With roots dating back to 1961 WYS has grown to nearly 200 clubs serving over 93,000 participants across the state of Washington. It is our mission to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of the State of Washington's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.

About Skyhawks Sports Academy

Skyhawks Sports Academy is a youth sports camp organization based in Spokane, Washington. Skyhawks was founded in Spokane in 1979 as a soccer program for children to learn sports in a fun, safe and non-competitive environment. Skyhawks currently offers programs in more than 11 different sports including Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, Baseball, Multi-Sport, Tennis, Mini-Hawk, Lacrosse, Golf, Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Track & Field for children ages 4-14 across North America. The formats of our camps and programs include traditional weeklong summer day camps, year-round after-school programs, sports leagues, and clinics. For more information, visit https://www.skyhawks.com.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars, rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars -- Play, Improve, and Engage. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit http://www.stacksports.com/.

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Utah Youth Soccer and Stack Sports Extend Partnership 5 Years to Grow Participation in Youth Soccer

SANDY, Utah -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, continues its momentum in Soccer with a 5 year partnership extension with long-term partner Utah Youth Soccer Association.

With U.S. Soccer Connect, an exclusive version of the Sports Connect platform developed in conjunction with U.S. Soccer, Stack Sports will continue to deliver best-in-class participation growth technology and service to Utah Youth Soccer Association. U.S. Soccer Connect will provide the operating system and integrated solutions for the state association, its member clubs and leagues, and the parents, players, coaches and teams participating in Utah Youth Soccer Association's soccer community.

"We couldn't be more excited to continue our journey with Utah Youth Soccer Association. Our team has worked side-by-side with them for over fifteen years, as they've steadily grown their player count year after year through smart use of technology," said Tom Arnett, General Manager of U.S. Soccer Connect. "UYSA has been the gold standard for growing the game through partnership, and we are honored to continue with them on that path."

"UYSA is excited to extend our nearly twenty-year partnership with Stack Sports. Throughout our history with Stack, we have experienced firsthand the unmatched level of customer service, product offerings, and vision that Stack offers," said Bryan Attridge, Utah Youth Soccer CEO. "Our membership's positive experiences are dependent on a system that is reliable, seamless, and nimble, and Stack's dedication to the user experience is unmatched in the industry. We couldn't be happier to partner with Stack for another 5 years."

Members of the Utah Youth Soccer Association will be able to take advantage of U.S. Soccer Connect's athlete safety features, deep insights tools, digital marketing hub, comprehensive financial reporting, automated coach compliance, and direct integration with the U.S. Soccer Federation. This connected ecosystem will save staff and volunteers thousands of administrative hours annually and will continue to improve the connectedness of the game globally.

If your state soccer organization is looking to grow participation through technology and partnership, take the next step at https://www.sportsconnect.com/us-soccer-connect-state-directors/.

About Utah Youth Soccer

UYSA is a non-profit corporation established January 9, 1978 as a 501(c)(3) with a mission to be the leader in promoting, developing and governing youth soccer in Utah; providing quality educational and developmental opportunities for all members. UYSA is sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation and US Youth Soccer to be the governing body of soccer in Utah. We are also recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the governing body for youth soccer in our state. For more information about UYSA please visit https://www.utahyouthsoccer.net/.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars, rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars -- Play, Improve, and Engage. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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End Result Company Powers BOLDERBoulder’s BOLDER ON THE RUN in a Safe Return to In-Person Racing

BOULDER, Colo. -- Boulder, Colorado - May, 2021 - One of the largest road races in the nation, and America's All-time Best 10K is back. With guidance from governmental entities and health officials, the BOLDERBoulder team is set to create a unique experience in 2021 to deliver the fun that the annual race is known for, in a new event concept which has been specifically designed to re-acclimate race participants from virtual running back to in-person running races, Stack Sports announced today.

The BOLDERBoulder this year has created a unique variation for Memorial Day Weekend in this "walk before you run" run, called BOLDER on the RUN, and will stage in-person 10K races, on marked, measured and timed courses, at six different locations along the front-range.

The event will span 14 hours each day, beginning Saturday May 29 at 6:30 a.m., through 8:30 p.m. Monday May 31, 2021.

In support of BOLDER ON THE RUN, the BB10K team is partnering with its longstanding timing, scoring and results partner, the End Result Company powered by Stack Sports, for the official timing, including the daily event execution to provide accurate timing and official results and scoring for each participant.

"This is an incredible event and we are so excited to be a part of its return in 2021," said John Adams, GM - Endurance at Stack Sports. "We are always looking for opportunities to innovate, and working with Cliff and his team on this idea was a real look at how technology can partner with event staff to deliver a great experience. BB10K is back, and an example for other races and the broader community of road running events that it's safe."

The BOLDERBoulder mantra, "Oh Yes You Can!" since 1979, is the battle cry which has encouraged participants of all ages and abilities to participate, stay active, get healthy, get outside, celebrate Boulder, Colorado, and honor Memorial Day and those who have given their life in service to this country.

This year the event will take its Can Do Attitude on the road and to the next level with a one-of-a-kind experience at the six unique courses, in Broomfield, Erie, Firestone, at the Greenland Trail in Larkspur, Littleton, and Loveland.

Each venue features a different course and each provides a unique experience and adventure, allowing every participant to take on the challenge of finishing a 10K by selecting their venue, their day and their preferred race time. Famous for its BOLDER attitude at its BOULDER altitude (5,391') each course offered is situated above 5,000' and provides for smaller race groups to run unimpeded during their specific time block over the weekend.

"Because we are able to time each participant, similar to the big race, we will be able to recognize the top 15 fastest times for boys and girls and men and women every age," said race director, Cliff Bosley. "Creating something new and different in a year where there is still an abundance of caution about CV-19, also puts us in a great spot where we can help participants to be comfortable as they assimilate back to in-person running as we begin preparations for the traditional race in 2022."

In its 42nd year with BB10K End Result has worked closely with the event anticipating its return. "End Result Company is excited to see this great event return in such a unique way and to provide the premier event with best-in-class technology," said Kevin Jandt, VP, Endurance at Stack Sports. "Providing our timing services just provides additional data points to BB10K to ensure the event is both competitive and safe."

"We can't wait to see you out there," Cliff Bosley, Race Director.

About BOLDERBoulder

The BolderBOULDER, named America's All-Time Best 10K by Runner's World, is the 4th largest running race in the United States and the 7th largest in the world. The race attracts over 50,000 runners, joggers, walkers and wheelchair racers, and draws professional athletes from around the world to compete for one of the largest non-marathon prize purses in road racing. The annual in-person race starts at 30th and Walnut and winds through Boulder neighborhoods with live music and entertainment at every corner. The race finishes at the University of Colorado's Folsom Field and attracts over 100,000 spectators throughout the course.

About End Result

The End Result Company has been a leader in timing and scoring for over 30 years. End Result has been involved in some of the largest road races in the country and is committed to providing events with the newest technology and legendary customer service and has been the official timing, results and scoring partner of the BOLDERBoulder since 2008, accurately timing more than 600,000 participants.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars -- Play, Improve, and Engage.

To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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HomeTown Ticketing and Stack Sports Announce Partnership Bringing Streamlined Digital Ticketing and Payment Processing Solutions to Clients

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- HomeTown Ticketing and Stack Sports, along with its payment processing solution Stack Pay, are pleased to announce an innovative partnership that brings together the best in technology and service for the benefit of youth organizations, K12 Schools, colleges, and associations across the country. Existing clients of both companies will benefit from new features, pricing options, and services.

For Stack Sports more than 20,000 partner organizations, HomeTown is now the Official Digital Ticketing Provider for Stack Sports. Organizations will now be able to use the digital ticketing services, along with their Stack Pay account for revenue collection. HomeTown offers end-to-end management of ticket sales, passes, and fan data, as well as a personalized online box office embedded directly on the organization's website. Additionally, Stack Sports partners will benefit from the Point-of-Sale solutions for on site ticket sales.

For HomeTown's K12 and collegiate users, Stack Pay is now the Preferred Payment Processor of HomeTown Ticketing, offering more flexibility in fee and onboarding options for HomeTown clients. Stack Pay makes it easier to sign up for a merchant account with options that provide a straightforward onboarding experience for financial departments using the HomeTown platform.

As an added benefit, HomeTown users will receive a preferred rate on all credit card transactions along with the HomeTown $1 fee, saving schools, organizations, and fans money while making the move to digital ticketing for their events.

"At Stack Sports we are always looking for new ways to help improve the life of our club partners in innovative ways," said Stack Sports CRO Jeff Brunsberg. "By combining industry-leading technology solutions at Stack Sports with a best-in-class HomeTown ticketing experience, we see a huge benefit to our Partners. We are proud to add HomeTown Ticketing as a partner and work hand in hand with them to help fuel a safe return to play for our club organizations."

"HomeTown is thrilled to work with Stack Sports to expand its digital ticketing solutions to youth organizations across the country. With the trend of community, educational, and youth sports moving to digital options, HomeTown and Stack Sports will be able to provide a seamless experience for all of our users. HomeTown will provide digital ticking services, and Stack Pay will provide payment processing services. That is a win-win for everyone!" said Ryan Hart, Chairman & CEO, HomeTown Ticketing, Inc.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars, rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars -- Play, Improve, and Engage.

To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

About HomeTown Ticketing

HomeTown, the leader in digital ticketing for K-12 schools and colleges, helps thousands of schools across the country seamlessly transition from cash and paper to digital ticketing. Our professional-grade ticketing platform is purpose-built for schools to easily sell tickets, quickly scan attendees and immediately access revenue faster than any other provider, without ever touching school funds. Schools, districts, colleges, universities and governing bodies rely on us to sell online tickets to help fund student athletics, theater, music and arts programs in local communities all over America. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, HomeTown prides itself on providing year-round customer service and support, even on nights and weekends, to help schools deliver the best game-day experience for students, families and fans nationwide.

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Stack Sports and Augusta Partner to Take the Pain Out of Team Uniform Ordering

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, today announced that they will partner with Augusta Sportswear to simplify the uniform ordering and fulfillment process for millions of sports families.

Today Stack Sports serves about 1 in 3 athletes playing sports in the United States through one of their core technologies and this unparalleled reach combined with the quality products of Augusta will allow them to bring a new, simpler approach to buying uniforms for parents.

"Especially during this period where sports can play such a key role in reconnecting all of us, we are excited to partner with Stack Sports to create better youth sports experiences and deliver on our mission of inspiring physically fit lifestyles, healthy families, and connected communities," said Dave Elliott, CEO of Augusta Sportswear Brands.

Augusta Sportswear Brands is best known for its leading brands such as Russell Athletic, Holloway, Augusta Sportswear, High Five, and Pacific Headwear. With a portfolio that offers over 75,000 SKUs across over 20 sports, Augusta Sportswear Brands is the largest youth sports apparel company in the U.S.

"Stack Sports is excited to partner with Augusta Sportswear to transform how teams find uniforms. Both Stack Sports and Augusta share a passion for making life easier for volunteers, coaches and administrators. It is that commitment and Augusta's commitment to quality apparel that will lead to solving real challenges for clubs and leagues," said Jeff Brunsberg, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer, Stack Sports.

As the youth sports industry continues to recover from COVID-19, this collaboration represents a steep change in the way team apparel is ordered. Building Augusta Sportswear into the registration technology as a part of this partnership will create significant time savings that allow those organizations to focus on what matters most- great youth sports experiences.

About Augusta Sportswear

Augusta Sportswear Brands is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance uniforms, training apparel and fan wear for teams, coaches, athletes, and fans. Made up of five brands, Augusta Sportswear, Holloway, Russell Athletic, Pacific Headwear and High Five, all driven by a simple mission to inspire a physically fit lifestyle, creating more healthy families and connected communities everywhere they operate.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars, rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars -- Play, Improve, and Engage.

To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit http://www.stacksports.com/.

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Skyhawks extends partnership with STEM Sports® to continue igniting passion for STEM learning in young athletes

PLANO, Texas -- Skyhawks Sports Academy and STEM Sports® have recently announced plans for their continued partnership. With a joint interest of empowering kids with the resources to develop their physical abilities and academic knowledge these two companies will begin their 3rd year of collaboration, Stack Sports announced today.

According to the U. S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%. Despite this growth we continue to see mathematics and science scores for U.S. students lagging behind other developing countries. Skyhawks has extended its partnership with STEM Sports® to meet the needs of young students at their level and introduce STEM learning.

Skyhawks® Sports Academy powered by Stack Sports, the leading provider of youth sports programs for children 4 to 14 years old, will continue offering STEM Sports® programs across the country. These programs use a double-play combination of physical activity and cognitive thinking to enhance the STEM skills in participants and prepare them for future careers by promoting critical thinking, collaboration, creative problem-solving, and leadership. Skyhawks' STEM Sports® programs are currently offered in 23 states across 125 locations/schools/franchises through in-person and virtual classrooms.

"Integrating STEM Sports® with Skyhawks programs has taken our camps to another level," says Jason Frazier, President of Skyhawks Sports Academy. "We have received overwhelming positive responses not only from customers and coaches but also from our partnering organizations. There is a huge demand for STEM-based education programs, and we are excited to offer our Skyhawks families a dynamic sports camp experience that will have a lifelong impact on our participants."

"Skyhawks is a fantastic partner for STEM Sports® which allows us to expand our unique STEM-based learning through various sports as an integral part of the educational experience for students across the country," said Jeff Golner, President and CEO of STEM Sports®. "We look forward to continuing to make STEM-learning a fun experience for students while encouraging and engaging in healthy, physical activity."

Skyhawks STEM Sports® programs include two formats designed to explore and apply different skills. The STEM Sports® format explores and teaches the technology, science, and innovation behind today's most popular sports. The "STEM & Play" format combines traditional Skyhawks skill-based instruction with innovative STEM Sports® programs.

These programs are an integral part of learning that bridges the talent gap for future generations and provide a brighter future for athletes on and off the field.

If you are interested in registering for a Skyhawks Sports program, please click HERE: https://www.skyhawks.com/search/

If you have the facility to run Skyhawks or Skyhawks STEM Sports® programs, but are lacking the personnel to run programming, we encourage you to contact Skyhawks at: 1-800-804-3509 or skyhawks@skyhawks.com

About Skyhawks Sports Academy

Skyhawks Sports Academy is a youth sports camp organization based in Spokane, Washington. Skyhawks was founded in Spokane in 1979 as a soccer program for children to learn sports in a fun, safe and non-competitive environment. Skyhawks currently offers programs in more than 11 different sports including Soccer, Basketball, Flag Football, Baseball, Multi-Sport, Tennis, Mini-Hawk, Lacrosse, Golf, Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Track & Field for children ages 4-14 across North America. The formats of our camps and programs include traditional weeklong summer day camps, year-round after-school programs, sports leagues, and clinics. For more information, visit https://www.skyhawks.com.

About STEM Sports

Our STEM Sports® team is committed to the educational enrichment of our youth. Through creative and strategic education and the fun of sports, students are engaged on entirely new levels and we cultivate participant's STEM literacy, engagement, and retention. STEM Sports® is dedicated to combining scientific learning and sports to help students develop critical thinking, collaboration, and creative problem-solving skills that can be applied throughout their lives and be applied not only to future occupations and jobs but for real-life everyday situations.

We create turnkey STEM programs rooted in sports, including but not limited to BMX, basketball, football, golf, soccer, and volleyball. STEM Sports® has been implemented in over 400 school districts nationwide to thousands of K-8 students. Our curriculum is in 49 states and is also offered internationally. To learn more about STEM Sports® please visit https://stemsports.com/.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars, rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations.

Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars -- Play, Improve, and Engage. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit www.stacksports.com.

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Say Soccer Embraces A True Business Partner to Grow Soccer Participation

PLANO, Texas -- SAY Soccer, a recognized leader in recreational soccer support and programming, has extended its partnership with the participation growth platform, U.S. Soccer Connect. SAY Soccer was searching for a true business partner to collaborate with on their new initiatives supporting recreational soccer and found one in the Stack Sports powered U.S. Soccer Connect team.

"Stack Sports is the only partner who is focused on solving real challenges for our members. We are excited to renew our partnership with them and evolve the tools needed to meet the changing needs of SAY members," said Doug Wood, Executive Director at SAY Soccer. "Stack Sports has proven they are committed to customer service, innovation and world class programming to simplifying the administration of Soccer for SAY, giving our members more time to focus on the kids playing the game."

U.S. Soccer Connect is the most advanced soccer participation growth platform developed in conjunction with U.S. Soccer to grow the game. By simplifying the life of volunteers with features like league and club automation, mobile-first registration for parents, and easy-to-use marketing tools, it aims to make soccer administration easy.

"SAY Soccer has a long track record of using the game of soccer to grow and support communities," said Tom Arnett, General Manager of U.S. Soccer Connect. "Never has that mission been more important than now, when so many communities have been without youth sports due to the impact of COVID-19. We could not be more proud to continue to support them in this mission."

This partnership extension will further build on the Partners using the largest connected soccer ecosystem on the planet. Servicing over 20k clubs and leagues U.S. Soccer Connect now helps 1 in every 3 players in the U.S. to safely enjoy the game of soccer.

About SAY Soccer

The Soccer Association for Youth, USA (SAY Soccer) was founded in 1967 in Cincinnati, Ohio where it remains nationally based today. SAY provides a wide array of services and support to our members including but not limited to insurance, coaching and referee support, legal and administrative support, US Soccer Affiliation, publications for all members, Online Store, and an opportunity for children to experience the game of soccer in a fun, safe environment. SAY Soccer is "The" Leader in Recreational Soccer Support serving over 100,000 athletes. For more information visit https://www.saysoccer.org/.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars, rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars -- Play, Improve, and Engage. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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New Jersey Youth Soccer Extends Partnership With Stack Sports To Streamline The Registration Process With Best-in-class Technology

TRENTON, N.J. -- Stack Sports, the largest and fastest-growing provider of sports technology, today announced a two-year extension of its strategic partnership with New Jersey Youth Soccer, the governing body for US Youth Soccer in New Jersey.

Stack Sports will continue to deliver best-in-class technology and service to New Jersey Youth Soccer through its U.S. Soccer Connect platform, an exclusive version of Stack Sports' Sports Connect platform developed in conjunction with U.S. Soccer. The U.S. Soccer Connect platform provides the operating system and technology solutions for the state association, its member clubs and leagues, and the parents, players, coaches and teams participating in NJYS's soccer community.

"In a time with so much change and uncertainty, Stack Sports has remained a reliable partner committed to the success of our members. Continuing our partnership further aligns us with the tech leader in this space and will provide our members with stability, partner-focused improvements, and best-in-class technology. We are looking forward to a bright future for soccer in New Jersey," said Evan Dabby, Executive Director at NJYS.

"We are both motivated and humbled about the opportunity to continue innovating and delivering unique experiences for years to come with New Jersey Youth Soccer and its soccer community. Developing deep strategic partnerships is fundamental to our goals of growing sports participation and making sports easy for everyone involved, and our relationship with New Jersey is a perfect example of that," said Tom Arnett, General Manager of Sports Connect.

Members of NJYS will continue to benefit from U.S. Soccer Connect's exclusive functionality such as athlete safety features, mobile-first player registration, digital marketing hub, comprehensive financial reporting, automated coach compliance, and direct integration with the U.S. Soccer Federation. This connected ecosystem will save staff and volunteers thousands of administrative hours annually and will continue to improve the connectedness of the game globally.

About New Jersey Youth Soccer

New Jersey Youth Soccer, a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation, is comprised of more than 100,000 players from 5 to 19-years-old; 20,000+ coaches; and thousands of volunteers. Members collectively support the sport of soccer through training, practice, competition and the spirit of good sportsmanship. The association features recreational, travel soccer programs at multiple skill levels; Olympic Development Programs (ODP); tournaments including the National Championship series; coach and referee training and certification programs; and TOPSoccer, a program for children with special needs. To learn more about NJYS go to www.njyouthsoccer.com/about_us.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations, including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars, rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars - Play, Improve, and Engage. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit http://www.stacksports.com/.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes Selects Sports Connect to Advance the Growth of Faith-Based Athletics

PLANO, Texas -- Stack Sports today announced that the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) - an organization dedicated to helping athletes unite their two passions, faith, and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ - has selected Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, to provide its organization with real-time membership insights, better communications tools and an enhanced registration process for local clubs and leagues.

The enhanced registration process will be deployed in the new mobile-first registration experience from Sports Connect, allowing local FCA organizations to improve the parent experience without sacrificing the robust league management tools they require. The solution will provide tools to help grow participation, communicate more efficiently, and provide a streamlined operations flow for local FCA staff.

"Stack Sports is a pioneer in 'mobile-first' registration and we are excited to bring more innovative approaches to saving volunteers and staff time with FCA," said Jeff Brunsberg, Chief Revenue and Strategy Officer at Stack Sports. "We are honored to Partner with the FCA to help their members as they look to grow participation and faith-based programs."

Sports Connect, the most advanced league management platform in the market, offers a solution that provides local organizations benefits such as:

* Mobile-First Registration - Register players and volunteers, all in one place and from any device

* Better Communication Tools - Targeted emailing with auto list management, use professional templates, and monitor statistics.

* Integrated Fan Wear - Set it and forget it. Select your logos and colors. We'll take care of the rest.

* Best-in-class Reporting and Financial Tracking - Collect money, create payment plans, send reminders, and track order progress all at once. Plus customized reports, and financial reconciliation, all in real time.

* Real-time Data and Insights into Membership - Understand your participation trends as they are happening with data and insights tools.

"Our local FCA clubs and league shouldn't have to choose between easy to use and best-in-class," said Caz McCaslin, Executive Director League and Club Sport Ministry of FCA. "As the leader in faith-based athletics, we want to provide our organization with the best technology in the market so they can focus on what matters most. Helping athletes unite their two passions, faith, and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ."

About Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives...one heart at a time. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars -- Play, Improve, and Engage. To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit http://www.stacksports.com/.

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Andrew Hiatt Joins Stack Sports Leadership Team to Shape Soccer Development

PLANO, Texas -- Stack Sports announced today that Andrew R. Hiatt (Drew) will be joining the Stack Sports leadership team as the VP of Growth and Market Strategy. In his role, Hiatt will partner with clubs, leagues, and associations to grow soccer participation through Stack Sports' wealth of technology solutions and services, including its U.S. Soccer Connect platform, a comprehensive member management solution developed in conjunction with U.S. Soccer.

Hiatt brings nearly fifteen years of executive experience in youth soccer, most recently serving as COO for U.S. Youth Soccer (USYS). Prior to his time at the national office, Hiatt served for over a decade as CEO of Utah Youth Soccer (UYSA), during which time he led the organization to year over year membership and revenue growth resulting in a 60% player increase between 2008 and 2019.

"Drew's extensive track record of growing the sport through partnerships and innovation make him a perfect addition to our leadership team," said Tom Arnett, General Manager of Sports Connect and U.S. Soccer Connect. "We've worked with Drew for a number of years in his previous roles, and his integrity, creativity, and understanding of the youth soccer landscape are unmatched. He makes our entire team better on day 1."

"As CEO of UYSA, my team strived for excellence by providing greater programming, member benefits and player safety throughout our organization," said Hiatt. "Our ability to manage data and create partnerships through technology platforms was critical to our success. I am thrilled to join the leadership team at Stack Sports. I have personally used these technology solutions and believe in them, and I will work diligently to foster the advancement and growth of sports organizations through technology."

For Stack Sports, adding Drew to their leadership team further cements them as the leader in participation growth technology for soccer organizations.

About Stack Sports

With nearly 50 million users in 35 countries, Stack Sports is a global technology leader in SaaS platform offerings for the sports industry. The company provides world-class software and services to support national governing bodies, youth sports associations, leagues, clubs, parents, coaches, and athletes. Some of the largest and most prominent sports organizations including the U.S. Soccer Federation, Little League Baseball and Softball, and Pop Warner Little Scholars rely on Stack Sports technology to run and manage their organizations. Stack Sports is headquartered in Dallas and is leading the industry one team at a time focusing on three key pillars -- Play, Improve, and Engage.

To learn more about how Stack Sports is transforming the sports experience, please visit https://stacksports.com/.

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