TORONTO, October 15, 2020 – Score Media and Gaming Inc. (TSX: SCR) (“theScore” or “the Company”), is pleased to announce the appointment of sports business leader and four-time Olympian Angela Ruggiero to its Board of Directors.
Ms. Ruggiero, CEO and Co-Founder of technology-powered market research firm Sports Innovation Lab, joins the Board with immediate effect and will support theScore as it continues to grow its sports media and gaming operations across North America.
An accomplished athlete, Ms. Ruggiero medaled in four successive Winter Olympic Games as a member of the United States Women’s National Ice Hockey Team, including a gold medal in 1998. In 2015 she became only the second American woman to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and from 2010 to 2018 served as a member of the International Olympic Committee.
As CEO of Sports Innovation Lab, Ms. Ruggiero leads a team of analysts and strategists focused on identifying trends and evaluating technology products and services that drive the future of sport, working with more than 70 clients globally to deliver value to the end consumer through bold fan experiences.
“Angela is a successful sports business leader who knows what it takes to win, as demonstrated by her incredible achievements on and off the ice,” said John Levy, CEO and Founder of theScore. “She is an industry pioneer who understands the power of sports fandom and is the perfect addition to our Board as we continue to grow and establish theScore’s leadership position in mobile sports media, gaming, and esports.”
Ms. Ruggiero said: “theScore is an innovative industry leader, pushing the boundaries in uniquely fusing media with gaming, and we share the same fan-first philosophy in our approach to sports business. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to support John and his team as they continue to build their footprint across these exciting and fast-growing industries.”
theScore’s media app (iOS and Android) is one of the most popular multi-sport news and data apps in North America. Last month, theScore continued the multi-state expansion of its mobile sportsbook, theScore Bet (iOS and Android), launching in both Colorado and Indiana. theScore Bet also accepts wagers in New Jersey, and delivers an immersive and holistic mobile sports betting offering, including a wide range of pre-game and in-play betting across all major sports leagues and events, and a comprehensive variety of bet types.
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About Score Media and Gaming Inc.
Score Media and Gaming Inc. empowers millions of sports fans through its digital media and sports betting products. Its media app ‘theScore’ is one of the most popular in North America, delivering fans highly-personalized live scores, news, stats, and betting information from their favorite teams, leagues, and players. The Company’s sports betting app ‘theScore Bet’ delivers an immersive and holistic mobile sports betting experience and is currently available to place wagers in New Jersey, Colorado, and Indiana. Publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (SCR), theScore also creates and distributes innovative digital content through its web, social and esports platforms.
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