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Press Release

Micro Fantasy Brings Real-time Prediction Contest Technology to Yakima Valley Pippins in 2018

Digital fan engagement platform expands into West Coast League

Brecksville, Ohio, USA – Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Micro Fantasy LLC has announced a partnership with the Yakima Valley Pippins to provide its Micro Fantasy play-by-play prediction contests for all 2018 home games. The Pippins are a collegiate summer baseball team located in Yakima, Washington. The team began play in the West Coast League in 2014.

 

All attendees of 2018 Yakima Valley Pippins’ home games with the Micro Fantasy app installed on their mobile phones (iPhone or Android) can participate in Micro Fantasy prediction contests. Those listening to games on the radio (1460 ESPN Yakima) can also participate in the contests.

 

The Pippins will open the 2018 season by hosting the Walla Walla Sweets on June 1 as part of a three game series.  Fans will get to take part in the in-stadium Micro Fantasy experience, which includes a little friendly competition amongst friends and groups of fans, as well as prizes for contest winners from the team and its sponsors.

“I’m thrilled for our fans this year, who will be able to engage with the action on the field with a new, fun experience," said Jeff Garretson, General Manager of the Pippins.  "The prediction contests require no in-depth knowledge of the game, and I believe all ages of Pippins fans will be excited to play all season long.”

The Micro Fantasy prediction contest mobile app is currently available for download through the Apple App Store and Google Play.  An online version is also available on microfantasy.com. Micro Fantasy contests are available for baseball/softball and football games. Contests can be scaled for every level of play from pro to youth. Contests for other sports are in development.

 

“Our team is excited to partner with a forward thinking organization in the Yakima Valley Pippins who prioritize innovation.  Their management team & sponsors recognize the value of delivering a unique fan engagement experience in 2018 and beyond,” said Micro Fantasy Founder and CEO Joel Crites. “Fans in the West Coast League will get to enjoy a new layer of fun while watching Pippins baseball by getting recognized every 3 innings for their predictive skill both in stadium and online.  Micro Fantasy provides family fun in the digital age - a perfect match for community centered baseball.”

 

About Yakima Valley Pippins

Yakima Valley Pippins are entering their fifth year in the collegiate summer wood-bat West Coast League and are owned by Pacific Baseball Ventures (PBV), Holdco. PBV is a group of civic-minded individuals with strong ties to Yakima, the Columbia Valley and the game of baseball. PBV strives to provide fans, sponsors, business partners, and investors with the very best in competitive baseball and entertainment, including atmosphere, comfort, food & beverage, safety, competition, fun and value. PBV also owns and operates the Walla Walla Sweets.

About Micro Fantasy LLC

Micro Fantasy LLC was formed in 2015 in Brecksville, Ohio. Its mission is to increase fan enjoyment in live sporting events thru real-time, play-by play prediction contests. Prediction contests are delivered through the proprietary Micro Fantasy mobile app and web portal. The simple interface is easy to learn and content is suitable for all ages. No gambling is facilitated through the mobile app or web portal. For more information about Micro Fantasy prediction contests, visit microfantasy.com or email kevin@microfantasy.com.

 

For more information about Micro Fantasy prediction contests, visit microfantasy.com or email kevin@microfantasy.com.