Blue Star Sports Acquires Bonzi in Landmark Transaction

Leading sports management software companies join forces to
provide youth sports organizations with turn-key technology solutions

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blue Star Sports (BSS), a youth sports payments and software management
company announced its acquisition of Bonzi, a leading provider of
technology and services for sports clubs, leagues, associations and
National Governing Bodies in the U.S. and Canada. With more than 3
million users across a wide range of sports, Bonzi offers an all-in-one
online software solution and turn-key services for sports organizations
and parents alike. The combined SaaS and mobile platform provides the
most comprehensive suite of products serving the youth sports ecosystem
– dynamic websites, streamlined online registration and payments, team
and roster management, scheduling, communications and back office
management.

Blue Star Sports and Bonzi share a similar passion for youth sports and
delivering a seamless experience to volunteers, coaches, parents and
players. As part of the merger, Amy Pate and Anthony Pate will continue
in their roles as CEO and CTO respectively for Bonzi as well as COO and
CTO for Blue Star Sports. Bonzi will integrate its management team,
teammates and technology under Blue Star Sports.

“We started Blue Star Sports to address the need to create a much easier
and more comprehensive solution to associations, clubs, leagues, teams,
coaches and parents. Our solutions allow everyone involved more time to
focus on what matters most – the game and the youth participants,” said
Rob Wechsler, Founder and CEO of Blue Star Sports.

“Bonzi’s technology earned the highest reputation in the market for its
platform, and after extensive research we were confident about the fit
with Blue Star Sports’ strategy, specifically as it relates to the
technology, culture and customer experience,” adds Wechsler. “Over 15
years of effort and the voice of the customer went into all of Bonzi’s
technology – and it shows.”

Amy Pate, Founder and CEO of Bonzi, said, “The entire team at Bonzi is
thrilled to become part of Blue Star Sports. We always wanted to take
our company to the next level and broaden our access to customers.
Joining Blue Star Sports opens up tremendous new opportunities for us,
as well as the wide array of customers that depend on our platform.”

“After conducting extensive market research we identified the leading
technology companies in the sports industry and shared with them our
clear vision of wanting to create the best experience for customers in
the youth sports ecosystem,” adds Wechsler. “Through this direct
approach, and combined with our tenured track record in payments,
software and sports, Blue Star Sports now has six additional strategic
acquisitions under letters of intent (LOI). Having the major market
players join forces to provide a one-stop solution for the sports
community serves as a great testament that the industry is ready for an
easier and better solution than exists today. The entire team is excited
and focused on bringing to market the best youth sports management
experience!”

To learn more about Blue Star Sports and its operations in the youth
sports industry, visit http://www.bluestarsports.com.

About Blue Star Sports

Blue Star Sports (BSS) is fast becoming the industry leader in youth
sports management by centralizing all operations and providing a
complete solution for all youth sports leagues, clubs and
associations. Backed by the owner, president and general manager of the
Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones and his family, Bain Capital Worldpay and
Providence Equity, Blue Star Sports is headquartered in Frisco, Texas,
and will host its executive team at The Star – the future world
headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. To learn more about how Blue Star
Sports will revolutionize youth sports management, visit www.BlueStarSports.com.

About Bonzi

By connecting the world of amateur sports through the use of
technology, Bonzi is a leading sports service and technology company
that serves 3 million users in the U.S. and Canada. First, they solve
the problem of running sports organizations by providing an all-in-one,
Software-as-a-Service product for governing bodies, leagues, clubs,
teams and referee associations. Then, they connect the parties who need
to work together so they can share information and data, and communicate
instantly. Users include players, parents, coaches, referees and other
organizations who are part of the Bonzi connected sports world. In the
end, Bonzi saves a lot of busy people a lot of time and makes it more
enjoyable for those who participate in or manage sports organizations.
You’ll find more information about Bonzi at www.gobonzi.com.

Contacts

Blue Star Sports
Hila Shpiegelman, 972-370-0777
hila@bluestarsports.com