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Mike Ditka's to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell



What:, a kid's sports social networking website, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite on December 23. In celebration of the occasion, Founder and CEO Mark Monaco and NFL legend Mike Ditka will be joined by the employees, friends, and families of to officially ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell. 


NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio


Friday, December 23rd, 2011 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET         


Mark Monaco

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

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About My MVPs:

MyMVPs is a kid's sports social networking website, and we are growing rapidly. Our corporate offices are in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. The site launched a little more than a  year ago, and we already have about 10,000 kids registered and it is growing daily through word of mouth advertising as we have never spent a penny to recruit kids. We are sort of a hybrid of Facebook, Youtube, and ESPN but for amateur athletes, boys and girls, any age, and any sport. We are growing as fast as Facebook did in their first year in business as they took about a year to get to 10,000 members just as we have. All our revenue comes from advertisers, and we are looking to partner/link with media companies and sports companies around the world to help increase membership on

The Chicago Tribune business section did a spotlight article about us a few months ago and our CEO, Mark Monaco, was interviewed on WGN radio a few months ago for a segment called "The Business of Sports," so we are already pretty well known in Chicagoland.

Our site is a completely FREE site, and it helps kids connect with other kids, coaches, parents, other family members, and college recruiters by posting their videos/pictures of great plays they make in a game, and in this bad economy, with college costs continuing to skyrocket, parents are more determined than ever before to see their kids get academic and athletic scholarships and we help kids get "Discovered" by scouts and recruiters that would otherwise never hear about these kids.   The site also has Instant Messaging, so kids can chat with their friends.  We also have a number of content driven categories like Polls, Discussions, Blogs, etc, where kids can discuss whatever sports topics that they would like. 

The company is continually upgrading the functionality of the site, we are currently on MyMVPs 2.0, but 3.0 is being built as we speak with many enhancements including Team Pages, Sports Advice Columns from famous athletes, and live streaming video of amateur sports events for anyone to watch.


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