NEW YORK – (April 26, 2017) – GameChanger, the leading digital scorekeeping app for amateur baseball and softball teams, today announced it has officially reached 10 million games scored since launching in 2009. For context, there are 2,430 baseball games in one MLB regular season, so it would take more than 4,115 Major League Baseball seasons to reach the 10 million games scored at the amateur level.
“Reaching 10 million games is a big milestone,” said Ted Sullivan co-founder and CEO of GameChanger. “We love supporting coaches and connecting families and fans to their favorite players. We’re proud to enhance the game day experience for so many youth baseball and softball teams around the world.”
Thousands of teams nationwide rely on GameChanger to keep them more efficient, informed and connected, including 70 percent of high school state championship baseball teams registered with the MaxPreps database.
In addition, GameChanger is supported by a wide assortment of nationally recognized organizations across baseball and softball, including Little League® Baseball and Softball as well as USA Baseball and USA Softball.
“As the first Pitch Smart certified app and educational supporter of this joint initiative with MLB, GameChanger has helped raise awareness of the risk of overuse injuries for pitchers through visibility of pitch counts and the Pitch Smart guidelines in its mobile app and website,” said Rick Riccobono, Chief Development Officer, USA Baseball. “The ability to digitally track pitch counts has enlightened parents and players to the risks of overuse and empowered them to have conversations with coaches about appropriate levels of use as a pitcher throughout the year.”
“Little League Baseball and Softball is proud to congratulate GameChanger on reaching this momentous milestone,” said Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “As the scorekeeping partner of the Little League World Series events, GameChanger provides the opportunity for coaches, parents, and fans to follow the action, track pitch counts, and teach players all year long.”
The all-in-one amateur sports app was recently acquired by DICK’S Sporting Goods, the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, and is now part of DICK’S Team Sports HQ Suite of digital youth sports offerings.
GameChanger is available for coaches to download free of charge on both Android and iOS devices. For more information on GameChanger, please visit gc.com.
Based in New York City, GameChanger (www.GC.com) is the leader in amateur sports scorekeeping, statistics, analytics, and live game updates. Available on iOS, Android, and the web, GameChanger provides real-time local amateur baseball, softball and basketball game updates, analytics and insights. Fans can use GameChanger to follow games in real-time. In 2016, more than 125,000 teams across the country used GameChanger.
About DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc.
Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods, Inc. is a leading omni-channel sporting goods retailer offering an extensive assortment of authentic, high-quality sports equipment, apparel, footwear and accessories. As of January 28, 2017, the Company operated more than 675 DICK’S Sporting Goods locations, serving and inspiring athletes and outdoor enthusiasts to achieve their personal best through a blend of dedicated associates, in-store services and unique specialty shop-in-shops. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, DICK’S also owns and operates Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream specialty stores, as well as DICK’S Team Sports HQ, an all-in-one youth sports digital platform offering free league management services, mobile apps for communications and live scorekeeping, custom uniforms and FanWear and access to donations and sponsorships.
SOURCE: DICK’S Sporting Goods