Last fall Simplified Alerts made it easy to reach out to 1,000 parents with game day updates directly to their cell phones
Chicago, Il (PRWEB) March 18, 2009
A Chicago Lakefront Youth Soccer League, the fourth largest region in the country, is entering its second season using a group text alert notification system to send permission-based weather and league updates to the cell phones and emails of each player's parents.
Simplified Alerts at wwwsimplifedalerts.com is an Internet-based mobile alert messaging system that allows organizations to instantly send mass short messages (sms) to both external and internal groups.
"Last fall Simplified Alerts made it easy to reach out to 1,000 parents with game day updates directly to their cell phones," said Ray Groble, Regional Commissioner of AYSO 418. " I can even send alerts from the pitch on my Blackberry. It's an important tool for us and the feedback from parents was extremely positive."
At the beginning of each session an email is sent out to allow parents to opt-in and receive the group SMS text alerts. A list is automatically generated. Simplified Alerts can also be used to promote events, league updates and even motivational messages.
"Every sports or youth league district or region, should have an instant communication tool like Simplified Alerts. It's a secure, the cost per child is less the 20 cents, and it saves your coaches and parents time and frustration," said Tom Casale, COO of Simplified Alerts.
For more information, call Craig Bagdon at 1-866-983-9888
For a free trial visit http://www.SimplifiedAlerts.com/sportsleague
ABOUT SIMPLIFIED ALERTS
Simplified Alerts, a new web-based mobile alert messaging system, now makes it easy and accessible for organizations to instantly send mass short messages (sms) to cell phones.
Designed to work with all mobile carriers, the text messaging alert system works offers secure and reliable deliverability rates and is a low cost alternative in the growing arena of SMS broadcast services.
Simplified Alerts is perfect for schools, sports leagues, bars and restaurants, or any organization that needs to send urgent messages quickly to a widely dispersed group - fast.
With text messaging is expected to grow from $151 billion in 2008 to greater than $212 billion globally by 2013, the market for mobile messaging is exploding. According to CTIA statistics, more than 75 billion text messages were sent in June 2008… up 160% compared to text messages sent in June 2007.
The US Mobile content market equal 68.7 million text users. Not just the domain of teens and young adults, the median age of text message users is now 38 years old.
"Opt-in text messaging alerts to receive information from sources you trust is now mainstream. School parents want to be alerted for emergencies, school closings and upcoming events. Patrons want to know about the latest bar and restaurant promotions. Sports leagues use it for game cancellations and announcements, including game scores," said Simplified Alerts Chief Marketing Officer, Bill Kamper. "People are on the go and rely on mobile phones and emails to keep them informed and connected, now."