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Blades have something to SHOUT about

18 March 2014

Sheffield United fans will have something to SHOUT about following a new sponsorship deal which could see supporters riding off on a superstar motorbike.

International online fan engagement leaders SHOUT's technology will enable Blades fans to compete against each other in an Ultimate Fan Challenge where the winner can win a world famous Ducati as well as cash prizes.

SHOUT is an American based company led by Darl McBride who has a passion for sports and mobile technology. The company's mobile Android and iPhone app provides engagement for fans before, during and after live events through platforms for continuous interaction whether or not they are physically at the event.

SHOUT's influential investors include Sheffield United co-owner Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz al Saud, NBA Star, Deron Williams, Managing Partner of Signal Peak Ventures, Ron Heinz and a number of successful angel investors.

Through real-time contests such as trivia, polls, fast finger questions and one-on-one "throwdowns," fans can participate in daily challenges and win over £35,000 in prizes, including two Ducatis. Fans participate by downloading the Shout application for their Apple or Android device.

The first Ducati will be given won by a victorious fan at the Club's 125th anniversary celebration when the Blades take on Wolverhampton Wanderers at Bramall Lane on Saturday 22 March 2014.

SHOUT, through the Ultimate Fans Challenge, gives brands and fans a broad new arena in which to engage, making every event a fun and memorable experience for all," said SHOUT Chief Executive Darl McBride.

"We are very proud to partner with Sheffield United and to launch the Ultimate Fan Challenge. The Club has such a loyal and dedicated fan base and we believe that SHOUT will give them a new way to engage and interact with the Club.

"Sheffield United plays in one of the oldest football stadiums in the world, Bramall Lane, and we are happy to bring their fans the newest technology in interactive fan engagement," added Mr McBride.

Sheffield United director Jim Phipps said: "This is a very exciting time for our football club and we are thrilled that the partnership and sponsorship with SHOUT gives our fans the opportunity to win cool rewards and prizes through the Sheffield United Ultimate Fan Challenge."

• As the leader in fan engagement, SHOUT works with teams, leagues, TV networks and celebrities to bring fans "the game within the game" and enhance their viewing experience. Over the coming months, SHOUT will reward winning contestants with prizes including eight Ducatis, cash, gift cards, iPads, Xbox Ones and cars. SHOUTcasts span a wide-range of live sporting and entertainment events such as NFL, NBA, MLB and football games, the Daytona 500, Oscars, Grammys and reality TV shows. For more information see - be social and follow SHOUT at: and @SHOUT2Win

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