Athletic Management Magazine published that it has awarded a 2017 Excellence in Innovation Award to StateChamps, the leading provider in online ticketing for high schools. The Excellence In Innovation Awards are given annually to recognize companies and products that enhance high school athletics across the country.
In the “Technology” category, StateChamps was awarded the silver medal, the second highest recognition possible in the category.
On the award, Athletic Management explained that StateChamps’ SHARE AND TEAR™ ticket redemption technology solves “the number one reason high schools haven’t historically sold tickets online: ticket scanners.”
With SHARE AND TEAR™, tickets can be purchased online, via smartphone, or via the company’s toll-free U.S.-based call center. The tickets are then delivered to a proprietary app on the ticket purchaser’s smartphone. Tickets can then be transferred, or “shared” to family members’ and friends’ smartphones through the app.
According to Athletic Management, this innovation helps schools to avoid the traditional risks associated with scanning ticket printouts, which can expose athletic programs to the potential of fraud and revenue loss.
StateChamps has previously received a gold medal in the “Promotion, Sponsorship, and Fundraising” category, for providing a service that empowers school administrators and community members with user-friendly features and quick support.
StateChamps has also been previously recognized as a finalist in the “Outdoor Facility Components” award, for its forward-thinking approach that can actually lessen the need for infrastructure and facilities at athletic events.
By offering fans the ability to purchase tickets to events online, ahead of time, and with a credit card, athletic programs shorten admission lines and reduce the need for fans to carry cash.
“We’re so pleased to have received another round of awards from Athletic Management. We’re in the company of a lot of great innovation in high school athletics,” said Eric Housh, Chief Marketing Officer of StateChamps.
Since launching in late 2015, StateChamps has reached exclusive ticketing deals with hundreds of high schools nationwide, including seven state high school athletics associations. StateChamps was also recognized as a preferred vendor and online ticket supplier of the National Interscholastic Association of Athletic Administrators. For more information, please visit statechamps.com.