New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2012
AAU Baseball, a sport within the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), one of the largest non-profit volunteer sports organizations in the United States, announced today that it will offer fans of its seven AAU summer baseball tournaments held at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports, live pitch-by-pitch updates, stats and instant game stories on mobile devices and the web. Powered by the award-winning GameChanger software, the AAU will stream real-time game information to subscribing fans anywhere in the world.
“Our tournaments have traditionally attracted top coaches and players – and the enthusiastic fans that follow them,” said Debra Horn, Senior Manager of AAU Baseball. “This year, we did our research and picked the simplest, most accessible – and free – technology out there to step up our overall experience: our teams will be using the GameChanger mobile app to digitally keep score – and automatically beam play-by-plays to fans anywhere in the world.”
Now used by over 45,000 teams, the free GameChanger scorekeeping app, available on Apple and Android devices, allows amateur baseball and softball coaches and scorekeepers to log each play using its simple, touch-screen app. As each play is recorded, the app then streams live pitch-by-pitch updates to the Internet, where fans anywhere can follow in real-time from a web browser, mobile browser or the GameChanger mobile app.
“We’re bringing technology to AAU Baseball and amateur sports that, until recently, was reserved strictly for big leaguers,” Ted Sullivan, CEO of GameChanger Media, said. “This partnership continues to highlight a shift in the way youth and high school baseball teams collect and manage their data, where fans anywhere can keep up with the action just by using their mobile devices.”
The AAU Baseball summer tournaments will be held at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL from June 18th to June 30th. Over 180 teams will participate.
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is a multi-sport organization dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. Over 500,000 participants and over 50,000 volunteers share the philosophy of “Sports for All, Forever.” The AAU is divided into 56 distinct Districts. These Districts annually sanction more than 34 sports programs, 250 national championships, and over 30,000 age-division events.
About GameChanger Media, Inc.
GameChanger Media is committed to finding new ways to generate and distribute content in a digital age. Its launch product, GameChanger, is a mobile and web tool that delivers real-time local amateur baseball and softball game updates to the web and mobile devices. The company was founded in 2009 in New York City. Learn more at: http://www.GameChanger.io.