Dick’s Sporting Goods Buys Gamechanger Media

PITTSBURGH — DICK’S Sporting Goods, the nation’s leading sporting goods retailer, has acquired GameChanger Media as a new part of its DICK’S Team Sports HQ suite of digital youth sports offerings.  Based in New York, GameChanger has developed a live scoring app that delivers data-driven coaching insights, live play-by-play updates and instant game recap stories for 165,000 amateur baseball and softball teams.

Terms of the buy weren’t released.

“We are very excited to acquire GameChanger to enhance our DICK’S Team Sports HQ platform.  GameChanger will allow us to provide the baseball and softball communities better tools and in-game information for coaches, players and fans alike,” said Edward Stack, Chairman & CEO, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “We believe the addition of GameChanger and its unique in-game mobile experience to DICK’S Team Sports HQ strongly supports our efforts to provide unparalleled technological capabilities to youth, prep teams and leagues across the country.”

GameChanger offers an app with different levels of service including a free version and Plus and Premium versions priced at $2.99 to $7.99 per month. In October, the company said over 8.6 million baseball and softball games to date were scored with the app since launching in 2009.

“GameChanger exists to serve the needs of coaches, parents and volunteers who dedicate so much time and energy to amateur sports,” said Ted Sullivan, VP/CEO of GameChanger. “And now as part of the DICK’S Sporting Goods family, we look forward to further enhancing the youth sports experience for these team communities.”

DICK’S Team Sports HQ offers youth sports leagues, teams, coaches and parents across the country three key services – free league management services, including websites and online registration with free mobile app for scheduling and communications; custom uniforms and FanWear shops; and access to donations and sponsorships.