It's party time as Yotme and USA Luge announce partnership

Nov. 02, 2018, 10:56 a.m. (ET)

This December, USA Luge and Yotme are forging and ground breaking partnering to bring fans together around televised World Cup Luge events.

The goal of the partnership between USA Luge is simple: To support USA Luge athletes and programs, while creating enthusiasm around the team’s races this fall.
With NBC Sports Network televising all three North American World Cup events this fall, USA Luge and Yotme are seeking luge fans and winter sports fanatics to host and attend themed Apres Ski "Watch Parties" at their homes or other venues.

To get involved, hosts will invite friends and family, and charge them a nominal ticket fee, typically $10 or $20, via the Yotme platform.  Those proceeds are channeled directly to USA Luge to support their athletes and programs.

To sign up with Yotme, click here.

Setting up a USA Luge "Watch Party" is easy and effective thanks to Yotme's simple "Micro Benefit Strategy", whereby many people can get together around a shared occasion, in multiple locations, and all give a little bit, to make a big difference.

Using Yotme, a host can cover the cost of the event by deducting proceeds for expenses, (if desired), but more often than not, Yotme Watch Parties see everyone pitching in together by bringing a dish and a beverage in more of community 'potluck' affair.

“Working with Yotme, we hope to see multiple events taking part simultaneously in different parts of the country, for each World Cup event,” said Gordy Sheer, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship at USA Luge. “So, if your interested in being a host in our new ‘virtual community’ please raise your hand, set yourself up on Yotme and gather your friends to watch our go for gold this fall.”

There is no cost to use Yotme and a  support team is always on hand to answer any questions hosts or attendees may have. Get yourself on Yotme and get ready for #AllDayApres”

The partnership between Yotme and USA Luge follows the announcement earlier this year that Yotme founder and Boston Tech Entrepreneur Barry Hinckley had launched a pioneering new "IPO" (Initial Philanthropic Offering) with the Boston Foundation, in which he pledged up 10% of his company to nonprofit organizations that partner with Yotme during its initial rollout.

The launch of Yotme and the IPO was heralded as great news for 501(c)3 charities, such as the USA Luge, who get access to its invite, event marketing, ticketing, and Social Relationship Management (SRM) platform for free.

Barry Hinkley on the partnership with USA Luge: “In a sadly divided world, I want to create a social network that brings people together and rewards them for positive social activity. By sharing our technology and growth with USA Luge, we believe we can nurture a community of people who strive to have a great time, while making friends and all while making the world a better place.”

NBC Sports Network Broadcast Schedule:
Whistler World Cup: December 2, 7:00-9:00 PM ET
Calgary World Cup: December 9, 8:00 – 10:00 PM ET
Lake Placid World Cup: December 16, 4:00 – 6:00 PM ET

About Yotme

Yotme is an event ticketing and social relationship management (SRM) platform that can be used many ways to bring people together around shared experiences, beyond “Watch Parties”. Often times Yotme is used to not only invite people and manage events but to raise money for supporting foundations or non-profits like USA Luge. Learn more at