Gridiron Football, the fastest-growing youth football league in the world, ignites payment innovation in youth sports by providing interest-free financing with Sezzle.
– Sezzle reaches key audiences by introducing interest-free financing to youth sport registration.
– Created and staffed by former NCAA and NFL players, Gridiron Football streamlines sports programming with all-in-one gear, game play, and registration access–positioning themselves as the ‘Amazon’ of youth football.
Sezzle reaches key audiences by becoming first-ever BNPL provider to offer financing for youth sport registration
MINNEAPOLIS, June 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Sezzle Inc. (ASX: SZL) (Sezzle or Company) // – Sezzle, a leader in the Buy Now, Pay Later industry, is pleased to announce its partnership with Gridiron––providing the fastest growing youth football league in the US with their innovative digital payment solution.
Sezzle’s “BNPL” online payment option is growing in popularity, as millions of shoppers opt for the convenience of paying in four easy installments, over six weeks, with zero interest. Among similar buy now, pay later platforms, Sezzle is gaining traction as the most user-friendly, trusted and performance-driven pay later solution for retailers. Expanding into sports registration and equipment with Gridiron Football is a natural step for Sezzle. As it focuses on bringing flexible payments to consumers across all verticals.
Traditionally, youth sports help kids stay fit, build character and make lifelong friends––but if families are not careful, sports can also upend tight finances and cut into necessary budget allocations. In order to combat this financial burden that hundreds of thousands of parents face each year, Gridiron Football partnered with Sezzle to offer families the ability to let their children play now, and pay in four installments with no interest or fees.
Did you know?: Youth Sport Finances
- The Aspen Institute found the average amount of spending on sport was approximately $692. That’s per child, per sport and per year.
- 2018, only 38% of kids aged 6 to 12 played team sports on a regular basis — down from 45% a decade earlier
“It’s often said, you can leave the game of football — but the game never leaves you! Upon finishing my NFL career, I knew I was never going to be the behind-the-desk employee. I had to launch and build a business that represented my love for the game and, more importantly, develop a program that could help kids with my same passion pursue their dreams starting from a young age. The idea of Gridiron Football, a safer and more innovative way to reimagine and enjoy youth non-contact football, was born,” said Joey LaRocque, Founder & CEO, Gridiron Football. “Bringing Sezzle on board to ease the financial worries of families was a natural yet groundbreaking next step in the company’s journey, we want every kid to have the same opportunity. “
This partnership comes just in time for thousands of shoppers to use Sezzle’s convenient and interest-free payment option when they sign up for Gridiron’s Summer and Fall football leagues. Beginning September 1st (for the Fall) and July 5th (for the Summer), girls and boys of all ages across the United States will begin the largest season yet of Gridiron’s rapidly growing football league. https://www.gridironfootball.com.
About Sezzle Inc.
Sezzle is a rapidly growing fintech company on a mission to financially empower the next generation. Sezzle’s payment platform increases the purchasing power for millions of Active Consumers by offering interest-free installment plans at over 34,000 online stores and select in-store locations. When consumers apply, approval is instant, and their credit scores are not impacted, unless the consumer elects to opt-in to a credit building feature, called Sezzle Up.
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