Tagged: basketball

Harlem Globetrotters Team Up With CrowdRise For New American Red Cross Initiative

On Tuesday, famous traveling basketball organization the Harlem Globetrotters announced it has teamed up with crowdfunding platform CrowdRise for a new American Red Cross initiative. According to the team, this new initiative will offer fans a chance to win a trip for four to Hawaii… Read More

Gotham Ballers Basketball Team Seeks a Minimum of $50,000 Through StartEngine Initiative

Gotham Ballers, a New York basketball team that is set to be a part of the new Champions Basketball League, has recently launched a StartEngine Reg CF campaign. The team is seeking a minimum of $50,000 (max $1 million) as it prepares to make its… Read More

Cheers: Basketball Phenom Yao Ming Secures over $2M in Napa Wine Crowdfunder Campaign

Luxury wine brand Yao Family Wines, founded and owned (25%)  by  retired Houston Rockets basketball star and  humanitarian Yao Ming, has raised over $2,020,000  toward its  $3 million crowdfunding goal on Crowdfunder.  Pre-money valued at $15M, Yao Family Wines develops, produces, markets and sells Napa Valley wine brands in… Read More

Basketball Star Yao Ming Crowdfunds Napa Valley Luxury Wine Brand, Yao Family Wines, With China and US Distribution

If the Chinese characters on your bottle of very fine wine recall bygone basketball games, here’s to Yao Ming. Luxury wine brand Yao Family Wines, founded by Yao Ming, retired basketball star with the Houston Rockets and a global humanitarian, is now crowdfunding on Crowdfunder, with a $3 million goal…. Read More

Penn State Fans Rally Behind Basketball Coach Pat Chambers; Launches GoFundMe Campaign to Pay $10,000 Big Ten Fine

Earlier this month, Penn State’s basketball coach Pat Chambers was hit with a $10,000 fine for making a comment about a “bad call” that was made by NCAA officials during the Maryland game on February 4th.  Now the university’s fans and students are rallying behind… Read More

Funds for Arsenio Hall Failed Crowdfunding Bid Set to Go to Charity

Actor, comedian and talk show host Arsenio Hall launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo a couple weeks ago to raise a ridiculous $1 billion to buy the Los Angeles Clippers from infamous Donald Sterling. Perhaps Arsenio was hoping for a new day job as his… Read More

With No VC Backing, The Biz of Baseball Turns Crowdfunds On Indiegogo

The Biz of Sports network has had to shutter three of their four core products. Verticals centered on basketball and football have already been archived, and the team says that the Biz of Hockey website will soon suffer the same fate. In an effort to… Read More

Creative Urban Budget Solution of the Day: Crowdfunding City Programs

Is this the future of city budgeting? Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking to expand the city’s basketball league for at-risk youth. But instead of funding “Windy City Hoops” through raised taxes or a rejiggered budget, Emanuel is crowdsourcing the project, complete with a page… Read More

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