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Deaf Woman’s National Soccer Team Uses FlipGive to Shop Their Way to the World Cup

Apr 01 2016

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FlipGive is a free team funding app that makes raising money a breeze. Teams earn cash back for buying the things they already need. Get paid whenever you shop, dine out, book hotels or activities.

Toronto, Canada, November 30, 2015 – When the Deaf Women’s National Team decided to travel to the World Cup in Italy, they knew that raising funds would be a challenge. Asking supporters to buy things they don’t need, or to donate cash is getting harder each year. With friends and family busy shopping for the holidays, they turned to Stack and FlipGive for help.

FlipGive allows teams and their supporters to shop from more than 100 retailers including Starbucks, Barnes and Noble, Under Armour, Nordstrom, Gap and Sephora, all of whom will give back between 5% and 25% of whatever is spent back to their team in cash.

The Deaf Women’s National Team created a fundraiser and within 2 weeks had already generated nearly $1,200 in funds – simply by sharing the link with friends and family. Through a holiday shopping program called the TeamShop Challenge, the Deaf Women’s National Team also earned top prize $300 for highest weekly raised amount. That’s a total raise of nearly $1,500 in a matter of days.

The idea for the fundraiser was sparked when the team saw a promotion for FlipGive through Stack, a sports media, training and technology company focused on amateur athletes. Stack partnered with FlipGive in 2015 to help athletes in just this way.

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“From a stocking stuffer to trendy must-haves, what better way to make holiday shopping both efficient and meaningful,” says Mark Bachman, President, FlipGive. “Why not make your next Starbucks purchase or Barnes & Noble card a way to give back with a percentage of the sale going to a charity or personal cause.”

FlipGive provides a solution that’s easy to use and a definite win-win. To date, the company has helped raise more than $4 million across North America.

Mark Bachman adds, “Many youth sports organizations, as well as school and community-based programs across the country continue to struggle with raising money. Much of the burden of raising funds falls on the shoulders of parents who are both time-pressed and not equipped to run successful campaigns. FlipGive provides a new and easy way to raise money with a platform for the digital age — convenient, virtual, and limitless in terms of potential, especially around the holidays when people are going to be shopping anyway.”

To see the National Deaf Women’s team site in action, please visit https://stack.flipgive.com/campaigns/35173-deaf-womens-national-team-world-cup-expenses.

About FlipGive:
FlipGive combines the convenience of online shopping with the best of online fundraising, making it easier for people to raise money, and for retailers to generate sales while improving communities. Fundraisers earn up to 25% for their school, sports team, or cause by shopping with Starbucks, Under Armour, The Gap, Nike, JC Penny and other retail partners. To start your fundraising campaign visit flipgive.com. To become a FlipGive retailer, visit getflipgive.com.

Until December 18, all participating fundraisers have a chance to win prizes up to $5,000 in cash in the TeamShop FlipGive Challenge.

About STACK:
STACK exists to educate and inspire the next generation of athletes. STACK is a multi-platform content and media company providing differentiated sports content focused on athletic performance, fitness, nutrition and other important aspects of the athlete lifestyle. STACK engages a massive audience of active millennials through its various platforms, including: STACK.com, the digital home of STACK content and web-based tools, reaching more than 10 million monthly unique visitors; STACK Magazine, targeted to high school athletes, with a circulation rate base of 875,000 and readership of more than 5 million, distributed in 13,500 high schools across the country, representing 75% of all high schools with varsity sports programs; STACK Velocity Sports Performance, the largest athletic performance training organization in North America with 40 training facilities across the United States; and digital applications, including STACK Personal Coach and STACK Conditioning presented by Asics.

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