(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-
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