DALLAS, June 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ben Joyce, pitcher for the University of Tennessee Volunteers baseball team, broke the college world record for the fastest pitch ever thrown in college baseball and is now partnering with Fanpage and Athlete Licensing Company to hit its first-ever NFT to commemorate this historic event.
Unless they were living under a rock on May 1, 2022, everyone has heard of the land. It was the field hardly seen in the world. Barely seen as it was moving at a speed of 105.5 mph, which is the fastest pitch ever recorded in college baseball history. And now, for a limited time, collectors will have the chance to own the NFT, which was created to commemorate this historic moment.
“NFTs are quickly becoming a go-to way for college athletes to monetize their name, image and likeness,” said Fanpage CEO Billy Rodgers. “This not only offers collectors the opportunity to invest in the future of up-and-coming athletes, but also gives fans, alumni and boosters the opportunity to help support these kids who dedicate so much of their lives to play sports and bring immense value to their universities.”
On June 8, this exclusive, one-of-a-kind NFT collectible will be auctioned off at benjoyce.fanpage.com. The auction for this 1 in 1 NFT Gold Edition will last for four days and is sure to be a treasured and coveted digital keepsake, to be minted on the Polygon blockchain. Additionally, a Silver, Bronze and Common edition has been created which will be sold at lower prices and in greater quantities to give baseball fans around the world the chance to own a piece of history.
To learn more or to set a reminder for the auction, visit benjoyce.fanpage.com.
About Ben Joyce:
Benjamin Alan Joyce is from Knoxville, Tennessee, and always dreamed of playing baseball for volunteers in his hometown. That dream came true two years ago, and now at 21, Ben takes the mound at Lindsey Nelson Stadium. Ben graduated from the University of Tennessee this year with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance. Prior to attending UT, Ben attended Walters State Community College which is known for showcasing his baseball talent through the JUCO ranks. Ben went to school at Farragut High School and played baseball for the Admirals with his twin brother Zach. His parents are Joni and Alan Joyce and they still reside in the Farragut area. For more information, contact [email protected]
Fanpage is a boutique NFT platform for music artists, athletes, brands and influencers with a mission to bring NFTs to the masses. The company works hand-in-hand with creators, from concept and creation to pricing, inventory and deployment strategy. Fanpage then provides its creators with the tools to sell their NFTs directly to their fans using a simple credit card transaction, while also catering to NFT enthusiasts by allowing Fanpage NFTs to be transferred and resold on third-party markets. To learn more, contact Fanpage at [email protected] or visit fanpage.com.
About the Athlete Licensing Corporation (ALC):
ALC is a Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) company that provides transparent NIL brand representation, administration and monetization to student athletes. ALC has extensive experience in the world of intellectual property and brings significant expertise in NCAA compliance requirements, technology-based brand management and administrative support with monthly royalty statements to athletes. Memberships start at $50 per month and include full NIL administration. To learn more, visit athletic-licensing.com or contact [email protected]
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Ben Joyce NFT
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