ORLANDO, Fla. (June 12, 2016) – The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) will once again partner with FloSports this summer to provide live coverage for 13 AAU track and field events across the country on FloTrack.com. The partnership includes live coverage of the 51st annual AAU Junior Olympic Games from Ypsilanti, Mich. July 29-Aug. 5.
“I am very excited to be able to announce that we have renewed our partnership with FloTrack,” said Charles Oliver, AAU Track and Field National Chair. “FloSports has been extremely supportive of our mission to promote the development of track and field. We are truly excited about the opportunity to bring the outstanding athletes of the AAU into the homes around the world.”
FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, operates a network of more than 20 dedicated sports websites, including FloTrack.com and MileSplit.com. The alignment marks the second consecutive year in which AAU track and field regional qualifying events will be streamed live and available for more than 60,000 AAU Track and Field athletes.
"We're thrilled to expand on our partnership with the AAU to showcase the best youth track & field athletes in the world to a global audience of fans on FloTrack,” FloSports SVP of Global Rights Acquisition and Subscription Phil Wendler said. "Our mission to grow the sports, the events, the athletes and the fans aligns with the AAU’s goals, and we anticipate the 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games will be the best yet."
Elite athletes who have participated in the AAU Track and Field program include Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson.
ABOUT THE AAU:
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest- non-profit volunteer sports organizations in the country. As a multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports programs. Founded in 1888, the AAU philosophy of “Sports For All, Forever” is now shared by nearly 700,000 members and 150,000 volunteers across 35 sports programs and 55 US districts. Visit www.aausports.org for more information.
FloSports, the innovator in live digital sports and original content, partners with event rights holders and governing bodies to unlock a world of sports coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Through live streaming of premier events, original video programming, and weekly studio shows, FloSports is growing the sports, the events, the athletes and the fans. Current verticals under the FloSports header are Basketball, MMA, Wrestling, Track, Gymnastics and more.