Mansfield, Mass. - The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) is proud to announce it has agreed to a partnership with the National Football League Alumni Association (NFLAA). The two entities will work together in promotional efforts specifically with regards to the conference’s recently-announced partnership with ESTV as the league’s official exclusive linear TV provider.
The NECC announced its intention to sponsor esports earlier this year and will officially begin their inaugural season this fall.
The NFL Alumni Association is a non-profit organization composed of former NFL players, coaches, team staff members and associate members who work voluntarily to raise funds for youth-oriented causes and engage in hands-on service to foster the development of "youth through sports and sports through youth."
“We’re very excited to announce this partnership with the NFL Alumni Association,” said NECC Commissioner Jacob VanRyn. “Anytime you can align yourself with a brand such as the NFL in any way, it’s going to be huge. We’re thrilled to work with this new partner for the enhancement of our upcoming esports season.”
The NECC’s partnership with the NFL Alumni Association came about from the conference’s recently-announced partnership with ESTV. ESTV is the exclusive media broadcast partner of the NFLA. The partnership between the NECC and the NFL Alumni Association and ESTV will involve a number of different elements, including celebrity casters, access to different tournaments and challenges, and other vehicles to be announced.
As part of the recently-formed partnership, former NFL players Ahman Green and Brock Vereen broadcasted the NECC’s first-ever Xbox NBA2K Championship.
ABOUT NFL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The focus of NFL Alumni is to serve, assist, and inform players in their post-NFL lives. The Association offers a variety of medical, financial, educational, and social programs to keep members and their families healthy, productive, and connected. For more information, please visit nflalumni.org
ABOUT NECC ESPORTS
The NECC announced its intention to sponsor esports in the fall of 2019. Recognizing the growing marketplace, the conference is committed to sponsoring esports in a manner that is similar to any of its other traditional sports. The NECC will begin play in the fall of 2020 and is planning on sponsoring regular season play and championships in a wide variety of titles.
ABOUT THE NECC
The NECC began competition in the 2008-09 academic year and current member institutions compete across 16 sports. The NECC membership focuses on providing athletic competition among institutions that share similar academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sport. Bay Path University, Becker College, Eastern Nazarene College, Elms College, Lesley University, Mitchell College and New England College are the conference’s current members. For more information, please visit neccathletics.com