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Tiger Woods Says New Program Allowing PGA Tour Players To Collectively Access Over $1.5B In Equity Is 'Sports History'

Tiger Woods, famed golfer and PGA Tour Players board member, discussed plans for major changes in the world of professional golf.

Michelle Burk

Feb 7, 2024

Cam'ron Claims Offers Have Already Rolled In To Acquire His Newly-Launched Sports Talk Show

Cam’ron has been heavy in his sports bag and, apparently, big-timers are taking notice.

Ngozi Nwanji

Mar 16, 2023

Tanya Van Court's Goalsetter Joins TeamSnap To Support Underserved Youth In Their Physical And Financial Well-Being

Goalsetter is helping to bring financial literacy to the sports world in its latest partnership. The fintech platform has joined TeamSnap — a leading sports team management app — to support an increase of underserved youth having equal access to sport participation, according to a press release shared with AfroTech. The goal at hand is for the young athletes to have both physical and financial well-being. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Goalsetter (@goalsetterco)

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 12, 2022

Candace Parker Tag Teams With adidas To Mentor Female Student-Athletes Through The NIL Era

Candace Parker is helping adidas keep its promise to student-athletes.  

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 27, 2022

Kevin Durant Joins Investment Round To Usher New Era For Premier Lacrosse League

Kevin Durant has made a new investment to advance another area of sports. Bloomberg reports Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures was a part of an investment round led by The Chernin Group for the Premier Lacrosse League with participation from World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Inc. Premier Lacrosse League founders, Paul and Mike Rabil have not disclosed exact valuations. However, the number has doubled since the company’s previous funding round in 2021.

Samantha Dorisca

Jul 21, 2022

Daymond John Joins Board Of Directors For Overtime, A Sports Company Backed By Jeff Bezos, Drake, And More

Daymond John is taking his business expertise to the sports world. According to a press release, the entrepreneur has signed on to the Board of Directors for Overtime — a sports company backed by Jeff Bezos, Drake, and more.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 17, 2022

Snoop Dogg Purchases Minority Ownership Stake In Team A Part Of Ice Cube's BIG3 Basketball League

Snoop Dogg has purchased a minority stake in Bivouac, a team a part of Ice Cube’s BIG3 basketball league. According to a press release, Snoop Dogg joined venture capitalist and co-founder of PayPal Ken Howery to buy 25 Fire-Tier editions of Bivouac. While Snoop Dogg can officially celebrate becoming a team owner, he hinted at it in a video clip posted in late April by Ice Cube on Twitter. Snoop is buying 2 teams in the BIG3. Better get in where you fit in and join the BIG3 Ownership Discord. 🏀🏀🏀 — Ice Cube (@icecube) April 23, 2022

Samantha Dorisca

May 9, 2022

Exclusive: Chris Webber Joins Coinllectibles As President, Gears Up To Drop Debut NFT Collection

Nearly two decades later, Chris Webber is still making the right shots. The former NBA player is diving headfirst into the Non-Fungible Token (NFT) space, taking a seat at the table as president of Coinllectibles. Webber’s introduction to the technology company began after a conversation centering around The Chris Webber Collection of African-American Artifacts and Documents, which includes a postcard Malcolm X sent to Alex Haley when he was in Mecca and the first poetry book written by an African author. Now Webber will continue developing more groundbreaking collections — this time by disrupting the NFT space. “The business has allowed me to stay competitive, empower people, and learn. What attracted me to Coinllectibles was the opportunity to work with arguably one of the best when it comes to NFTs, especially cryptocurrency, but also the fact that I can merge sports,” Webber told AfroTech exclusively. According to a press release, Webber’s role will bridge the crossroads of...

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 28, 2022

StatusPRO Forms Partnership To Develop The First VR Football Game Licensed By The NFL

Virtual reality gaming just hit a new level courtesy of StatusPRO. In a previous interview with AfroTech, StatusPRO founders Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins and Troy Jones explained their plans to combine augmented reality and virtual reality (VR) to enhance the sports industry as we know it. Now, it looks like they are here to deliver. According to a press release, the former football players have officially inked a deal to create the first VR NFL-licensed football game. “We are a company that wants to democratize what it is like to be an athlete. In XR and VR specifically here, we want to really immerse fans into the shoes of people they watch on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis and give them something they have never experienced,” Hawkins told Boardroom. “As an athlete, being able to continue to bring those experiences to life is amazing. This is the first of many athletes from our company but as football players, you can imagine we want to bring the most authentic version of this to the...

Shanique Yates

Mar 24, 2022

Nike's Chief Talent, Diversity, And Culture Officer Felicia Mayo Talks Moving The World Forward Through Sport

With 50 years of moving the world forward through sport under its belt, Nike’s commitment to people, play, and the planet is stronger than ever. As the world’s leading sportswear brand continues its mission to uplift the world through purpose by focusing on its community, findings from the company’s FY21 Impact Report is strengthening its stance on serving others and a peek into a future of sport rooted in athletes of all shapes, sizes, and colors. “Nike is all about innovation,” said NIKE Inc.’s Chief Talent, Diversity, and Culture Officer Felicia Mayo in an interview with AfroTech. “How do we innovate through absolutely everything we do, whether it is our apparel or footwear? Our innovation is really number one for me. I recognize that innovation happens through diversity, equity, and inclusion. You’ve got to have diverse talent, you have to have diverse ways of working and thinking in order to have the uniqueness of innovation here.”

Shanique Yates

Mar 18, 2022

Venus Williams Tapped As The Global Brand Ambassador For Lacoste

Venus Williams is joining a new arena! Hypebae reports the tennis star has become a global brand ambassador for Lacoste. The lifestyle brand prides itself on placing talent accordingly within the brand to reach success. Venus Williams’ role will be instrumental as the company plans to develop innovative and modern clothing geared toward women. Venus Williams, who has been a long-time fan of the brand’s creative director Louise Trotter, will have a chance to combine her love for sports with their shared interest in fashion. “I am a long-time fan of Lacoste and have always been inspired by the brand’s innovative style, beyond its tennis roots. Louise Trotter is such a visionary and the work she has done as creative director of the House is forward-thinking, inspired and constantly evolving,” Venus Williams shared, according to Hypebae. “I am thrilled to be working alongside her as the face of Lacoste’s new silhouette.”

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 1, 2022

NBA's Giannis Antetokounmpo Joins $27M Series B Round As Strategic Partner For Wave Sports + Entertainment

Giannis Antetokounmpo is on the money! The NBA star joined as a strategic partner for a Series B investment round totaling $27 million for sports media startup Wave Sports + Entertainment, according to a press release. The seed round was led by private equity firm TZP Group. Crossbeam Venture Partners, GPS Investment Partners, Verance Capital, Nimble Ventures, existing investors and more also participated in the round. “WSE is leading the shift to creating digital superfans by engaging audiences where, when, and how they want to consume sports content,” said Shamit Mehta, Partner at TZP Growth Equity, according to a press release. “We believe athletes, leagues, and companies will have a new way to connect with younger audiences through WSE’s successful brands.”

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 25, 2022

Nike Inc. Continues Its $140M Commitment To The Black Community

To support the community, one must actually be immersed within the community. Over the years, Nike has managed to not only be fully committed to the areas that they serve, but it goes far beyond just the storefront. Since the inception of its Blue Ribbon Sports store in 1967, the leading athletic brand has been a destination for product, expert advice, and most importantly, community. “We think about everyone that has touched or experienced Nike,” Vanessa Garcia-Brito, VP of North America Communications at Nike told AfroTech in regards to what community means to the brand. “I think about family, people, our neighborhoods.” Continuing on its Black Community Commitment, Nike , alongside Converse, the Jordan Brand and Micheal Jordan, will keep investing in local organizations that are dedicated to advancing equality throughout several U.S. cities, especially the place where it all started nearly 50 years ago — Los Angeles, CA. As the brand commemorates 50 years in the LA community,...

Shanique Yates

Feb 17, 2022