La Jolla, Calif. – January 19, 2000 – ActiveUSA.com (www.ActiveUSA.com) and LeagueLink, Inc. (www.leaguelink.com) announced today a merger, creating the largest and most comprehensive Internet site for recreational sports.
The merger will combine ActiveUSA’s broad array of services for participatory athletes and events with LeagueLink’s web-based platform for recreational team sports leagues and participants. Prior to the merger, ActiveUSA.com’s market for individual participant sports included over 300,000 events and more than 50 million people. By adding in LeagueLink’s market of 50 million team and intramural participants, the merge increases ActiveUSA.com’s market by 50-75%, or to 75-85 million people. Together ActiveUSA and LeagueLink will offer unmatched technology, content and management experience in the online recreational sports market. The online recreational athlete, events and organizations will now have a centralized and powerful location to access tools, content and services that will enhance their overall recreational experience.
With over 8,000 events contracted for online registration, ActiveUSA.com is not only redefining the way sports enthusiasts register for participatory sports events, but also the way event organizers manage their events and interact with their participants. ActiveUSA.com also boasts more than 75,000 participant sports events in its database, late-breaking recreational sports news, community tools for athletes and event organizers and exclusive content distribution agreements with every major regional sports magazine in the nation.
LeagueLink is the first company to provide league administration tools on the Internet for the recreational sports market and will revolutionize the way parks & recreation departments, university intramural programs, corporate recreation leagues and health clubs create online communities. LeagueLink greatly reduces league administrator's workload by automating tasks such as online registration, scheduling, roster management and tournament administration.
“Through our relationships with thousands of events, national sports governing bodies and major media partners, we believe we have the right formula to build the most compelling web community for participatory sports,” said ActiveUSA.com CEO Dave Alberga. “By merging with LeagueLink, we're able to provide team sports the same level of superior service individual sports have come to know and expect from us.
“The complementary nature of the two companies’ products and markets makes ActiveUSA.com the most comprehensive Internet source for event and league services for athletes, as well as event and league directors,” said LeagueLink CEO Matt McAdams. “LeagueLink customers will continue to receive the superior product and service support they are used to with the knowledge that we are now backed by the significant resources and partnership affiliates of ActiveUSA. Together, we can offer athletes a true portal to their sport, with customizable event and league information, e-commerce and dynamic content.”
ActiveUSA.com and LeagueLink have distribution and development contracts with the National Recreation and Park Association, State Games of America, national governing bodies including USA Cycling and USA Triathlon, Ticketmaster/Citysearch, Yahoo, USA Today, Runner's World and many other local and sports and recreation organizations.
ActiveUSA.com's recent merger with RaceGate.com positions it as the definitive leader in online registration for participatory sports. A mid-February launch of the combined ActiveUSA.com and RaceGate.com will provide sports enthusiasts with the most comprehensive participatory sports calendar, community and athlete tools available anywhere. The company is headquartered in La Jolla, California. Additional information on ActiveUSA.com and its services for athletes and event directors can be found online at www.ActiveUSA.com. Additional information on RaceGate.com and its services for athletes and event directors can be found online at www.racegate.com.
LeagueLink, Inc., founded in 1999, is a privately held firm based in Westminster, Colo. LeagueLink is dedicated to making sports leagues and tournaments easier to manage and more fun for participants. The company offers its powerful Internet-based software free of charge to both leagues and athletes. For more information on LeagueLink, please visit www.leaguelink.com.