Pointstreak Partners with Softball Canada
Mar 14, 2011
Toronto, ON – Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. and Softball Canada are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement which will see Pointstreak provide advanced scoring, official statistics and tournament administration services to Softball Canada’s Canadian Championships.
“Softball Canada is extremely pleased to work with Pointstreak to deliver consistent and advanced statistical information for all of our Canadian Championships. Pointstreak’s track record and experience in delivering scores and statistical programs to leagues and events are second to none. We look forward to offering this solution to our Canadian Championship hosts, and it will allow us to provide a powerful tool to our members across the country”, said Mike Branchaud, Manager of Canadian Championships and Competitions for Softball Canada.
Pointstreak Stats’ softball platform will streamline the process of capturing and delivering game statistics for Softball Canada and deliver those game events to Softball Canada’s Canadian Championship Microsites for the benefit of players, fans and media partners. A unique feature of Pointstreak’s softball statistical solution is Game Live, a flash application that streams play-by-play softball results over a 3-D graphical image of a softball diamond. Softball Canada will offer its hosts the opportunity to use Pointstreak’s real-time scoring component where diamond capabilities permit. Pointstreak Stats for Softball is also geared towards the needs of media sources, providing Associated Press (AP) formatted box scores, allowing for easy reproduction of softball stats into print media.
“We are very excited to be partnered with the Softball Canada for the 2011 season. They have done an outstanding job in creating rich online tools for their Canadian Championships which will increase their exposure and accessibility tremendously. We are honoured to be a part of their technological mix. To have the ability to provide scores and official statistics to their fans and media partners in true real-time is very exciting”, said Paul Pettipiece, Vice President of Softball Operations of Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc.
About SOFTBALL CANADA:
The Canadian Amateur Softball Association, commonly known as Softball Canada, is a not-for-profit National Sport Organization (NSO) based in Ottawa, Ontario founded in 1951. It is recognized and financially supported by the Government of Canada as the National Governing Body for the sport of softball. Softball Canada is administered by an eight-member Board of Directors elected by the country`s 13 Provincial and Territorial Associations, and is supported by seven staff members working in the National Office.
Softball Canada`s Coach and Umpire Development programs are recognized as worldwide leaders in the sport of softball. Canada is the only country in the world to be current medal holders at the Senior Women’s, Senior Men’s and Junior Men’s World Championships. The Junior Women’s World Championship will take place this December in South Africa.
With funding annually provided by Sport Canada, membership fees, sales and sponsorship, Softball Canada develops new programming to target various segments of its membership, including the very successful Learn to Play (for children aged 5-10 years old) and CANpitch Programs. The Long Term Player Development Guide for Softball in Canada serves as Softball Canada`s framework for decision-making.
For more information contact:
Gilles LeBlanc – Manager of Marketing and Communications Services
Mike Branchaud – Manager of Canadian Championships and Domestic Services
About Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc.:
Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc.'s mission is to provide innovative technologies to enhance the experience of the global sports community.
Pointstreak provides innovative solutions for sports organizations such as associations, leagues, clubs and teams that are geared towards streamlining operations and improving the experience of the sports participant, fan and media. Pointstreak's major brands include: Pointstreak Stats, a real-time scoring & official softball league statistics software; Pointstreak Registration; an online registration & payment processing system; Pointstreak Sites; a website content management system; Team Locker Room, a free team-based social network; and STEVA Sports; sports video indexing and analysis software. More information about Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. can be found at www.pointstreak.com or through the product information website www.pointstreaksolutions.com
For further information contact:
Vice President of Baseball/Softball Operations
Pointstreak Sports Technologies