Rec league company Baltimore Social is now Volo City - Technical.ly Baltimore

Business

Jun. 13, 2017 10:19 am

Rec league company Baltimore Social is now Volo City

Along with unifying multiple cities for its sports leagues, the company's CEO believes the move will help get more attention for its foundation work organizing youth leagues.

Nayla Bautista and Giovanni Marcantoni of Volo City.

(Photo by Stephen Babcock)

Over the last few years, the after-work sports company that started as Baltimore Social picked up NYC Social in an acquisition, and expanded into D.C. They’re also organizing leagues on the West Coast in Seattle and San Francisco.

“We’re in seven cities total now,” CEO Giovanni Marcantoni said at a Saturday event near Sagamore Rye’s new distillery in Port Covington.

With the map growing, Marcantoni wanted to bring the leagues one banner. The company is now called Volo City. Having a single brand helps with awareness, Marcantoni said, as people will be able to find the adult leagues in multiple cities.

Marcantoni is also particularly interested in raising awareness of the company’s affiliated foundation, which funds youth sports for kids. What started in 2015 as Bmore Kids Sports is now called the Volo City Kids Foundation, and they added an extra reminder with T-shirts that lay out the mission: “We play so that kids can play for free.”

Having started in Baltimore, the foundation is also looking to expand, said Executive Director Nayla Bautista.

“Baltimore will always be the headquarters, but we can now know what works and what doesn’t, and roll it to other cities and they can benefit from it.”

The company is a graduate of Betamore, and moved to City Garage in Port Covington last year.

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

How do you create a job that doesn’t exist?

SmartLogic is making a dev investment to help a Baltimore startup scale

Ion Storage Systems raises $8M for solid state battery development

SPONSORED

Baltimore

Building a data acquisition system? Don’t make this mistake

Baltimore

14 West

Senior Java Software Engineer

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Senior Data Engineer

Apply Now

Socially Determined wins $50K at LifeBridge Health/CareFirst Innovation Challenge

Why LifeBridge Health and CareFirst are collaborating on startup engagement

Alliance Data Systems acquires ‘select’ tech assets of Baltimore-based Blispay

SPONSORED

Baltimore

How SmartLogic accelerated these startups’ product growth trajectories

Baltimore, MD

SmartLogic

Product Designer

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD 21201

14 West

Customer Success Associate

Apply Now
Baltimore, MD

SmartLogic

Developer

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Baltimore

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!