Acquisition Gives College Recruiters the Ability to Find Talented High School Athletes on a Grand Scale
SAN DIEGO, CA - January 25, 2008 - The Active Network, Inc. (Active), a leading provider of application services technology and marketing solutions for community service and participatory sports organizations, today announced that it has acquired iPlayers, LLC (www.iplayers.net), an online recruiting site for high school athletes and college recruiters.
iPlayers provides online tools and services for high school athletes who want to market themselves to college coaches and recruiters. Using iPlayers' easy-to-use online tools, athletes can upload interactive resumes with videos and stats that can easily be accessed by recruiters looking for talented athletes to fit in their programs.
"We started iPlayers with a strong desire to help high school athletes obtain scholarships and a higher education," said Michael Husted, co-founder and CEO of iPlayers. "With The Active Network's enormous audience of active teens, we can now reach a much greater pool of talented high school athletes and connect them with interested recruiters on a grand scale. It's a big win-win for everyone."
"The Active Network has a strong high school sports initiative designed to enable and encourage participation," said Jon Belmonte, COO of The Active Network. "The acquisition of iPlayers gives student athletes a valuable tool to help secure an education, and the opportunity to continue participating in the sports they love."
Through its awarding-winning media properties - Active.com, eteamz.com, LaxPower.com and FootballPower.tv - The Active Network offers a wide range of valuable services to high school athletes. One-of-a-kind services include online registration for sports camps, clinics and leagues; high school team results and rankings; free Web site building tools for teams and clubs; and popular online communities.
About The Active Network, Inc.
The Active Network, Inc., based in San Diego, Calif., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations, and is a leading online community for active lifestyles. The company's solutions help organizations improve customer service capabilities, increase revenues, and reduce the cost and complexity of managing and marketing activities and events. Through the company's Web properties including www.Active.com, The Active Network provides consumer services and resources that support participation in healthy lifestyles. For more information, please visit www.ActiveNetwork.com or call 1-888-543-7223.
Tina Wilmott, The Active Network, Inc.
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