For Immediate Release
May 13, 2023
Classlete, Inc. and Football Ontario Announce Partnership
Football Ontario and Classlete Affiliate Partnership
Hamilton, Ontario – Classlete has announced a partnership with Football Ontario to offer Virtual and Printed Classlete Sports Cards and Posters to their association of over 25,000 youth football players.
As part of the partnership, Football Ontario athletes, parents, clubs, and member associations will receive an exclusive 40% discount on all premium Classlete Virtual and Printed Sports Cards and Poster designs by using “FootballOntario40” at checkout at www.classlete.com/footballontario
All athletes can customize their Classlete Virtual and Printed Sports Cards, add their own digital autographed signature, and share it with their social media followers to memorialize their best-captured football moments.
It’s free to join with one free design template included, and athletes as well as parents can use their own uploaded photos from their phone. With only a few minutes needed to sign up, athletes and parents can take advantage of over 144 unique design combinations to products purchase directly from our shop page or leverage our cost-effective membership packages available to obtain a combination of premium Virtual and Printed Classlete Sports Cards and Posters. Free shipping is included on all printed product orders.
Classlete also provides sporting organizations with custom Sports Card/Poster designs (both virtual or printed), offering a revolutionary rev share, branding, and fundraising opportunity that can help elevate the organization’s and athletes’ visibility online when these sports cards are traded with peers or shared on social media with our scannable QR code technology.
“The Classlete Team is excited about this partnership. To see the game grow from my football playing days to where it is now with the expansion of Tackle Football, Touch Football, Female Football and Flag Football coupled with the growth from the grassroots level of U8 all the way through to U18 has been phenomenal,” said Chris James, Classlete Founder and CEO. “Football Ontario has been pivotal to growing the game to where it is today, and we look forward to helping athletes, parents, and their 116-member associations and clubs capture their moments through our free-to-join platform”.
“Without a question, sports card memorabilia is on the rise again, and we want to provide the optimal football experience for our members to capture their best moments in the game they love to play while increasing the visibility of our brand online each time their Classlete Sports Card is shared on social media,” said Aaron Geisler, Football Canada Executive Director. “Our goal is to deliver value-added benefits and programming powered by our partners to get more young people in Canada to play football, which is an objective shared by the Classlete Team”.
Classlete helps student-athletes be seen and recognized by offering a unique way to share their stats, GPA & volunteer hours with their network on social media through our custom Virtual or Printed Classlete Sports Cards & Posters, now outfitted with digital autograph signatures.
Classlete is backed by the Future of Sport Lab which helps leading sports-based start-ups. We are supported by the MLSE (which owns the Leafs, Raptors, and Blue Jays), TMU (formerly Ryerson University), and the DMZ.
Classlete also provides sporting organizations with a custom Sports Card/Poster design (both virtual or printed), providing a revolutionary rev share, branding, and fundraising opportunity that can help elevate your organization’s and athletes’ visibility when these sports cards are traded with peers or shared on social media with our scannable QR code technology. For partnership opportunities visit: www.classlete.com/organizations
About Football Ontario:
Football Ontario is the sanctioned provincial governing body for football in Ontario, through its focus on transparency, growth, alignment and excellence, is engaged in providing football opportunities for all of Ontario. Football Ontario is driven by a commitment to deliver football programming, opportunities and resources for its members and the provincial football stakeholders. Please visit: www.footballontario.net