Sports Social Network, and Basketball Education Institution, Five-Star Partner Up

Posted Apr 26, 2007

Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Dwayne Wadge, and Vince Carter all have something in common besides being in the NBA.  All of them were involved with Five-Star Basketball at one point.  Five-Star is an institution that educates students and adults about basketball since 1966.  In a move that benefits both parties, (high school sports social network) and Five-Star basketball have partnered with each other.

â??We 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, the chief exec and co-founder of TAKKLE. â??Our 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.  “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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