PayItSquare.com Teams Up with Chicago Sport and Social Club to Help Team Captains Collect Fees

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PayItSquare.com’s online payment service will help team captains at the Chicago Sport and Social Club divvy up and collect money owed by teammates. Pay It Square is designed to eliminate the pains associated with collecting money from a group of people. It is also the winner of the 2010 PayPal Request/Send Money X Award.

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“Paying for a team and having to collect from your teammates can be a burden and we feel that Pay It Square will make the process easier for everyone.”
says Chicago Sport & Social Club Vice President Christ Hastings

Pay It Square is partnering with Chicago Sport and Social Club, the nation’s largest provider of recreational sports leagues, premier social events and local social networking with over 70,000 annual participants. Team captains in the Club often front the league fee required for whole-team registration, or attempt to collect money beforehand. Pay It Square’s online payment service is designed to help the team captains or organizers of the Club divvy up and collect money owed by teammates.

Pay It Square is designed specifically to eliminate the pains associated with collecting money from a group of people. Rather than having to pester the players, captains can easily set up a personalized page on Pay It Square, invite their teammates to pay their share, and collect the money online. Teammates can make payments to the captain with any major credit card, PayPal account, or bank transfer. Chicago Sport and Social Club requires payment to reserve a spot in their leagues, and this service is designed to help team captains collect that payment.

“Pay It Square provides our teams an effective and easy way to pool their money together to pay for their teams and alleviates a lot of pressure from team captains,” says Chicago Sport & Social Club Vice President Christ Hastings, “Paying for a team and having to collect from your teammates can be a burden and we feel that Pay It Square will make the process easier for everyone.”

The personalized page can be easily shared through email or social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. With the click of a button, captains can enable automatic email reminders to people who haven’t paid yet, or publicly display who has paid and who hasn’t. When a payment is submitted, the captain or organizer receives the funds in his or her PayPal account. Offline payments, such as cash or check, can also be easily recorded.

“If you’ve ever tried to collect money from a group of people, you know what a pain it can be. You’re running around with a clipboard, trying to keep track of cash or check payments. It’s a headache to keep it all straight. That, and there’s always a few slowpokes,” says Brian Anderson, Founder of Pay It Square. “Our service solves this problem by allowing for online collections. You set up a page, share it, and collect. A partnership with an organization like Chicago Sport and Social Club is a natural fit.”

In addition to recreational sports, Pay It Square can be used to collect money for trips, fundraisers, reunions, clubs, parties, and other events. The Featured Pages section showcases how others are currently using the service to collect money.

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