Pro-Experiences for Amateur Athletes
New social media and fundraising platform helping individuals and building community in sports
- Duration 8:59
- Date Dec 6, 2011
New social media and fundraising platform helping individuals and building community in sports
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Good afternoon everybody welcome back -- foxnews.com live I'm Diana -- -- Tracy -- -- talking about how hard it is to start a business especially in this down economy.
When no never really talked about adapted to kind of their own business.
And so we have a Steve -- and Bob nice to hear from sports idiocy near the managing director.
Bottom used to play for the islanders coronary big on a very important -- that in 1980 network remain talk about that later.
I'm gonna -- Steve I wanna start with you.
How what sort of disparity that's his start becoming it's really to help amateur athletes to sort of build -- report which a lot of people don't realize that she really hard.
To do so what inspired you to -- the company had a tax.
-- Our family's beliefs which are really were really -- exports is a good things sports helps people.
It leave it better more fulfilled lives and healthier lives.
And we noticed that people who had a shared.
Common experience in sports whether they're playing for the same team were -- opposing teams.
The seem to transcend cultural political and sometimes in the language barriers and that's kind of how it started and are actually are name sports video.
Means sports for that reason video is Latin for that reason and that's why we chose -- So -- sort of it's like -- special network for.
Athletes both pro and.
Those who aspired to be fell one -- and actually -- and more than athletes.
Receding as a place where all participants in sports athletes coaches and scouts trainers healthcare professionals news reporters.
All the folks who really contribute to development of a sport can gather to share information connect with each other learn improve and achieve.
Somebody you get involved us.
Well it's interesting because do you really introduced me to the whole idea and as -- -- -- talked to me about the world's locker room while I was hooked.
Because -- you know so much about life miserable all grown sports and you know when your professional the you really have everything at your fingertips -- you know the fact is.
You know -- the needed a doctor or nutritionist and psychologist.
Or or trader or anything like that.
You had a right there and you know.
When I talked to Steve about it and any kind of mission is to guess -- well.
You know this is just ideal for the people that are out -- -- just doing you know not necessarily the fans are watching the -- but it's.
It's those people that are out there are running biking hiking and mountain climbing again.
Those people are are the ones that we want to appeal to and as soon as he said that we could bring everyone together and give them one pro -- You know within that locker room -- within their domain.
I think -- this is that.
-- used to -- -- locker -- talking a little bit about act concept.
Well it goes right back to you know the point that.
Not everyone has access and and you know I've I've done a lot of different things that retired but -- many of them have been sports related interest from those very important thing -- they've.
And the one common goal that I see with the with these people.
That are participating are out there.
Is that -- -- we won't be the best that they could be and what we're trying to do is we're trying to provide a vehicle.
That pro athletes.
Two through the common person that is actually playing badminton or ping pong -- whatever it is.
And I think that theory is pulled everything together we're still probably were really looking forward -- -- that.
So seem -- you're specifically how it works and how these resources become available to be so essentially -- user generated content right right by inviting people under the new thing -- about the world's locker room that is really I think important is that is that.
We in the United States we have grown up on baseball football basketball all of the really the big single for you're talking and -- and I.
That pulled the -- of the really the big six sports but it's a big world with folks who throughout the world and we're tracking right now more than a hundred sports played around the world that I -- from everything from cricket to barrel jumping -- -- world that can't be -- skipper.
There you go.
Pretty good thing all yeah.
Hello properly -- they -- -- yeah -- he was decided to do that right.
So the idea really -- -- to bring all of the people who really develop sports who really participate in sports whether their athletes.
Whether they're coaches trainers -- nutritionists all those people into one place from various and enable them to really connect.
And as as Bob her -- saying I think he's right -- to really share their stories their issues with people within the community.
Who know perhaps a better way of doing something who can give them a tip on how to achieve.
Given the way of improving their name.
And -- Other elements it -- sort of fundraising efforts thought.
We're very proud of that that's really where we you you recall sports video sports -- essentially what we do was we enable any sports organization.
And anyone really who participates in every day normal activities where there -- bowling or soccer or badminton or tennis.
To raise money for a favorite sports foundation.
Sports organization -- -- men and there are so many great organizations out there and sports -- do some so many great things both from the ones that we know from celebrity athletes as well as those institutions.
That our international scope that are promoting peace through sports.
There are so many great foundations organizations and teams of what we enable through our through our technologies we enable folks to basically commit to contribute.
-- -- -- -- To the organization to get sponsors to pledge to -- sports organization.
And to set a milestone and once they sit -- milestone they achieve their miles so there's there's sponsors will pay of course to the sports organization.
The really neat thing about we call via the sports community's unique version of the walk upon because the really cool thing about at least in our view is is that.
You cannot -- and if you bowl you can enter -- if you play tennis if you play ice hockey is an -- ice hockey practices.
Whatever Liberia we convert those those activities in two miles and those miles then become of course -- contributing -- your milestone and of course toward ultimately toward money for the sports organization.
And that I assume as a as a celeb athlete yourself you've probably been exposed to a lot of different kind of fundraising.
Efforts geared towards athletics how do you think that this site differs from some of the other.
Initiatives that you've -- what I.
I I think more than anything else.
The fact that you're really not locked in to doing just walking you can really basically participate in any sport you want them.
In and I think that that one of the reasons.
Fulfilling from our standpoint to is the fact that every time you read a newspaper you see that there's another program being cut.
We truly believe that sports is an integral part of the growth of a child and the fact is that they -- so many lessons from sports.
You know whether -- character discipline.
Playing with the team he worked things like.
We felt that it's very important to kind of turn the -- a little bit and and allow people to really -- race for these different organizations that are.
There whether -- be an after school program that's being counseled.
We we just feel that's -- is it's also important growth -- -- And it's like you hear a lot of efforts like this for music programs and -- things -- -- -- -- sort of taking a different approach in taking it through.
Athletics that I -- -- -- shift gears for a second here we did have news.
Yesterday -- the NHL's realignment I'm wondering what your take is gonna you gonna house for conference's announcement and its divisions and in numerous other changes what do you make of.
Well thank you to -- up playing -- yeah -- realistically.
These had a tremendous advantage over the west you know the travel schedule that we had we were pretty much on a plane after again we're home by you don't want to park in the morning on the travel west my -- -- for Calgary -- all from Minnesota.
And I was -- tell us.
-- -- travelers is incredibly incredibly tough.
I would say the only downside and maybe they can even and -- by bringing to workings -- -- the fact that that two divisions -- -- Vs the other two corporates is that the 73.
So needless to say it's going to be a little bit more difficult for both.
Conferences or those teams that are in an eighteen corporate -- to make the playoffs but.
I think -- all of even though these definitely get the worst -- -- over because they have to travel a little bit more but.
Rightfully so I think it'll bring them align more with the western corporate.
Think -- -- -- the work I do I do.
All right -- the site this forest -- Alan where people go to find out more -- to launch launches of grief surely after the new year look at BB official -- -- -- -- go for the moment they can go to sports and you dot com or our FaceBook -- -- FaceBook dot com slash sports and you great.
It's been -- thank you so much for being a live vision and --