Sports Social Network, Takkle.com and Basketball Education Institution, Five-Star Partner Up
Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wadge, and Vince Carter all have something in common besides being in the NBA.Â All of them were involved with Five-Star Basketball at one point.Â Five-Star is an institution that educates students and adults about basketball since 1966.Â In a move that benefits both parties, Takkle.com (high school sports social network) and Five-Star basketball have partnered with each other.
â€œWe are delighted to partner with Five-Star, one of the pre-eminent brands in high school basketball. High school athletes today not only compete on their high school teams, but also spend a lot of time honing their skills at off-season camps,â€ stated David Birnbaum, theÂ chief exec and co-founder of TAKKLE. â€œOur partnership with Five-Star highlights the value of TAKKLEâ€™s robust social networking platform to the leading sports brands and companies in the high school market.”
Takkle will create channels for those who are involved with Five-Star and Five-Star will promote its agency on the social network.Â “Via TAKKLE, basketball players attending a Five-Star camp or tournament will be able to check out other athletes planning to attend a camp or tournament, and theyâ€™ll also be able to easily stay in touch after the camp” states a press release I received in an e-mail from Jeff Rutherford, Takkle’s media agent.
“Five-Star reaches approximately 200,000 athletes every year through our camps, tournaments, and instructional products,” stated Leigh Klein, the President at Five-Star. “Through our partnership with TAKKLE, Five-Star now has a great online platform to communicate and share content with the athletes attending our camps and tournaments. In addition, we can market Five-Starâ€™s events to TAKKLEâ€™s large and growing community of high school athletes â€“ our target customer.â€
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