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VNN, BoxOut Sports Sign National Partnership

Hayli Hesse, Temple (Texas) HS pitcher
Hayli Hesse, Temple (Texas) HS pitcher

VNN, America’s largest and fastest growing high school sports communication network, announced today a partnership with BoxOut Sports, the collegiate leader in automated sports graphics solutions. The deal signifies the next step in the professionalization of high school sports, a trend occurring across the United States that gives high schools the same tools for promotion as college and professional teams.

Long outsourced to specialized graphic designers, the team at BoxOut Sports has made their name by building software that automates the process of creating video and still graphics with a few clicks of the mouse. A favorite of sports information directors at major universities including Notre Dame and Ohio State, the partnership between the two integrates the power of VNN’s database of information from 10% of the nation’s high schools to disrupt how high school athletic departments approach online content.

The announcement has already been made an impact across the country, with 68 of VNN’s schools across 14 states signing-up for the service pre-release. The list includes Temple (Texas) High School, who boasts nearly three million pageviews each year on their official athletics website, wildcatstrong.com, thousands of fans following the school on social media, and who are now looking to expand their footprint.

“We’ve got the most passionate fans in the country,” said Mike Lefner, Temple High School’s Site Administrator. “While we’ve always been committed to promoting our teams and their achievements online, this software will make everything better, from pre-game promotion to athlete spotlights. It’s going to have a massive positive impact on Wildcat Nation.”

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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