Agreement to Up the Game on Member, Fan, and Student-Athlete Engagement
March 12, 2020 | PrestoSports and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced the expansion of their eight-year strategic partnership to enhance the fan experience. The NJCAA is committed to providing members the tools and opportunities to support and develop their athletic programs. As a leader in championing academic and athletic opportunities for student-athletes, this exclusive partnership will also empower member schools to support and elevate their athletes and improve the fan experience.
“The impact of this partnership will be felt nationwide as our members are provided with unprecedented benefits,” stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. “Because of the continued commitment from PrestoSports, we are able to elevate the overall vision of the NJCAA while enhancing the available resources that our members utilize on a day to day basis.”
This exclusive partnership names PrestoSports as the official website, streaming, stats, and camps management software provider for the NJCAA. PrestoSports will continue to host the NJCAA website and stats platform for the association as they’ve done since 2014. NJCAA member colleges will now receive special pricing on PrestoSports’ All-in-One solution as well as website hosting, website design, streaming and production software, stats, and camps management solutions.
“At PrestoSports, we believe strongly in empowering athletics programs of all sizes with the tools and capabilities to engage their fans and build their brands," stated Keith Womack, President of PrestoSports. "By expanding our partnership with the NJCAA and its 24 regions, we are proud to be serving many of the most dedicated fans and student-athletes with leading technology and innovation. This is a remarkable partnership that we are honored to continue."
As a part of this expanded relationship, PrestoSports will introduce the official NJCAA Digital Network and OTT app this fall. The OTT app will provide NJCAA members with the ability to stream their games and events on the official NJCAA OTT app on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon FireTV, and Android TV.
PrestoSports will also provide tremendous benefits for those working within the platform every day. As the only national collegiate athletic organization dedicated to two-year college athletics, the NJCAA is committed to providing best-in-class technology to their member schools. This is why they made the strategic decision to provide an all-in-one sports technology platform to their schools.
To learn more about this partnership and the benefits for NJCAA members, please visit the PrestoSports and NJCAA resource center.
Since 1938, the NJCAA has served as the nation’s premier governing body for two-year collegiate athletics, providing student-athletes opportunities to PREPARE, COMPETE, SUCCEED and ACHIEVE in their academic and athletic disciplines. The NJCAA is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 42 states. Each year over 3,400 teams compete in 25 different sports across multiple divisions in the NJCAA and the organization sponsors 47 national championship events and five football bowl games.
PrestoSports is a software-as-a-service company providing technology to colleges and conference offices. Backed by Battery Ventures, PrestoSports delivers solutions for building athletic brands, igniting fans, and funding sports programs. Battery Ventures formed its sports division in 2017 which included the acquisitions of PrestoSports, Stretch Internet, and Black Diamond (SIDHelp). PrestoSports is committed to delivering customers a more expansive suite of software solutions to help them nurture and grow their tight-knit communities of members, fans, athletes, and coaches.
Clubessential Holdings LLC
Clubessential Holdings is a Battery Ventures company, fulfilling their global mission of investing in and creating cutting-edge, category-defining businesses by providing a full suite of membership and club management Software as a Service solutions to private clubs, health & fitness clubs, municipalities, and college athletic programs. Across four brands – Clubessential, ClubReady, PrestoSports and Vermont Systems – the company offers a variety of forward-thinking technology and services which help more than 8,000 customers attract, engage, and retain club and community members and fans for life. For more information, visit the following websites: Clubessential http://www.clubessential.com; ClubReady http://www.clubready.com; PrestoSports http://www.prestosports.com; Vermont Systems: http://www.vermontsystems.com.