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NBC Sports Next ‘rounds up’ to help raise funds for the Special Olympics throughout March

Any golfer booking a round online via GolfNow or TeeOff in March can contribute to NBC Sports Next’s Better Together community impact effort

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 11, 2024) – The community of golfers using NBC Sports Next's online tee-time services to book a round of golf throughout March have the opportunity to “round up” for the Special Olympics, America’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities.

Through NBC Sports Next’s Better Together community impact initiative, the March campaign  will include a “Round-Up” initiative on both GolfNow  and TeeOff tee-time booking websites and mobile apps. Anyone booking tee times on GolfNow or TeeOff in March will be provided the opportunity to round up the total cost of the reservation to an even-dollar figure. For example, if the cost of a tee time totals $34.65, the golfer can elect to round up the cost to $35, with the additional $0.35 helping GolfNow and TeeOff support the Special Olympics. The Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, giving their athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience the joy of participation.

GolfNow and TeeOff comprise the largest online tee-time marketplace in golf and the industry’s leading providers of golf course operations software and services to more than 11,000 courses worldwide. In the two years since its conception, NBC Sports Next’s round-up campaigns have collectively raised nearly $4 million for various charities.

“We’re proud of the positive impact our Better Together initiative has made for both communities and organizations in need,” said Jerramy Hainline, EVP, NBC Sports Next & Fandango. “Our golfers continue to show their generosity with each of our round-up campaigns and we’re honored to represent them for all these great causes, including the Special Olympics throughout March.”

About NBC Sports Next
NBC Sports Next is a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within Golf and Youth & Recreational Sports. Known for its sports technology product innovation, NBC Sports Next equips more than 30 million players, coaches, athletes, sports administrators and fans in 40 countries with more than 25 sports solution products, including GolfNow, the leading online tee time marketplace and provider of golf course operations technology and services; GolfPass, ultimate golf membership that connects golfers to exclusive content, tee time credits, coaching, tips and other benefits; and SportsEngine, the industry leader in youth sports club, league and team management technology and youth sports editorial content. NBC Sports Next is fueled by its mission to innovate, create larger-than-life events and connect with sports fans through technology to provide the ultimate in immersive experiences.

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Dan Higgins
NBC Sports Next