Denver, CO – NextPlay, a trusted provider of all-in-one software for alumni engagement, career development, and fundraising, is excited to launch their first partnership with a National Football League (NFL) team. NextPlay will create a customized software application where former players can access transition resources, stay informed of new business and sponsorship opportunities, and maintain connections with former teammates after retiring.
“We are excited to bring our solution to the NFL market. We look forward to the new business initiatives, sponsorship opportunities, and successful transitions that will result from a connected community of former players.” said Kyle Mumma, CEO of NextPlay.
NextPlay has traditionally focused on empowering athletes and improving outcomes in the collegiate market, but this new partnership demonstrates that professional athletes have a similar need for transition support. Beyond athlete impact, college departments typically see gains in fundraising and recruiting through use of the NextPlay platform. Similarly, professional teams are seeking to gain value in sponsorship opportunities and free agency in addition to providing a new layer of support for their athletes.
“Kyle and the NextPlay team have done a phenomenal job, providing us an essential asset to engage and empower our former players both in the short-term as we navigate the challenges of COVID-19 and in the long-term for a more sustainable future.” said the Director of Alumni Engagement for the new NextPlay Client. “What resonated with us the most is that the platform, design, and capabilities are all constructed with an athlete-first mindset – which is in direct alignment with our philosophy. We’re excited to partner with NextPlay and scale our athlete engagement digitally.”
In a commitment to support teams and departments during the COVID-19 pandemic, NextPlay continues to offer extended free trials of their software platform. Furthermore, NextPlay will continue to provide full use of the platform for free to any HCBU as part of the organization’s commitment to ending systemic racism.
NextPlay is dedicated to empowering athletes by giving them the tools and connections they need to succeed in life after sports. Based in Denver, Colorado and founded in 2018, NextPlay provides career development software platforms and workshops specifically tailored to the needs of each individual partner athletics program. Visit www.nextplay.me for more information.