COLUMBUS, Ohio -- In an effort to raise money for Ohio schools, the Ohio High School Athletic Association plans to partner with a Cincinnati-based sports content startup company that provides subscribers with personalized sports content and statistics.
The OHSAA announced their partnership with StatzHub in a press release Monday morning and said the partnership will "generate significant dollars for member schools through an innovative technology platform while promoting teams and athletics."
StatzHub is a sports content and statistics company that creates and aggregates content for subscribers based on their specific interests in professional and college sports. This partnership would add high school sports to StatzHub's content base, according to the press release.
Local schools already listed online as StatzHub partners include Anderson, Badin, Bethel-Tate, Bishop Fenwick, Cincinnati Christian, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, Clark Montessori, Clermont Northeastern, Colerain, Elder, Glen Este, Kings, Madeira, Mariemont, Mason, Milford, Mt. Healthy, Northwest, Princeton, Purcell Marian, Seton, Seven Hills, Schroder Paideia Academy, St. Ursula, St. Xavier, Summit Country Day, Turpin, Ursuline, Walnut Hills, Winton Woods, Woodward and Wyoming.
“With over 820 schools and 360,000 students participating in high school sports programs in the state of Ohio, we are trying to fill the need of family, friends and alumni to keep them updated on their favorite high school teams and athletes," said George Thurner, founder of StatzHub.
Although no specific figures were divulged by OHSAA, StatzHub "has committed to share a large portion of subscription revenues with OHSAA member schools. Individual subscribers can select from a list of affiliated schools to designate as the beneficiary of their subscription."
“On several levels the association with StatzHub is a perfect fit for the OHSAA,” said Daniel Ross, OHSAA commissioner. “StatzHub integrates athletics and academics through the student reporters, it highlights and promotes high school sports and provides much needed funds to our programs.”
Currently, StatzHub draws in content from XXXX. After partnering with OHSAA, the company plans to hire high school reporters to generate content as well.
The partnership will formally launch at the high school basketball championships in March.