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The Funding Zone partners with Circle W Sports

The Funding Zone partners with Circle W Sports

April 15, 2019

Wilkes Barre, PA & Wellsboro, PA - The Funding Zone Fundraising is proud to announce their partnership with up and coming company Circle W Sports.

The Funding Zone has been the leading fundraising company for high school sports programs in Pennsylvania for nearly 20 years raising millions of dollars along the way.

Circle W Sports, LLC is an online service that provides a platform for high school teams and sports organizations to promote coaches, programs, and student-athletes.

The Funding Zone is offering an interest free financing solution for any teams, or entire even athletic departments, who need this technology but may not immediately have the funds in their budget.

"Our company's mission has always been to help scholastic sports," said Mike DeFrancesco, Founder of The Funding Zone. "With continued budget cuts the demand for our fundraising services has never been higher. After meeting Circle W Sports owner Ed Weaver at the PSFCA Clinic earlier this year, and viewing the unbelievable platform he has developed to provide high school sports programs collegiate and professional grade promotion, I knew this was something we wanted to get behind as a company and help local schools be able to use Circle W Sports' technology immediately."

DeFrancesco also went on to add "We will happily loan teams the money necessary to immediately purchase the software and then help them fundraise in the future to pay off their balance. It's a win-win-win for the school, Circle W Sports, and The Funding Zone and we could not be more proud to have partnered with such a great new company that Ed has created."

Circle W Sports found its beginnings in 2006 when owner Ed Weaver launched, the flagship website promoting the Wellsboro Hornet Football team. The organization provides the latest up-to-date scores, statistics, and coverage in this region. Since 2006, has recorded over a half million page views and has spawned other websites including,,,,,,, and Each website provides player information, rosters, schedules, statistics, and history about each Wellsboro team.

Circle W Sports also runs and manages websites for PIAA District IV, the Northern Tier League, the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame, Vaportrail 24/7, and the PIAA District 4 Football Coaches Association, provides statistical data to Pennsylvania Football News,, Home Page Sports, Fox Sports Williamsport, and the Valley Sports Report, and has launched websites for Athens Foootball, Loyalsock Football, Southern Columbia Football, Selinsgrove Football, Bucktail Football, Midd-West Football, and the Canton Warriors, Selinsgrove Seals, and Loyalsock Lancers Athletic Departments.

"This is an absolute game changer for Circle W Sports," owner Ed Weaver said. "We have slowly been building the brand for the past couple of years, but this new partnership with The Funding Zone will open so many new doors for both companies. More athletic departments and teams will now be able to utilize Circle W Sports' top of the line products, including our primary website platform, StatTracker, PerformanceTracker, mobile and messaging apps in a manner that eliminates stress of budgetary concerns while raising money for their program at the same time. We have witnessed first hand how much The Funding Zone can help teams out with their fundraising, and look forward to a long and lucrative partnership with Mike and his staff."

"This is exciting news for us as we continue to grow as an organization," Managing Editor Brett Crossley said. "Loyalsock's website will stand as an example of what this platform is capable of providing. We have worked with students and teachers, who have both shown the initiative to help build their websites. This expansion will allow us to provide more in-depth coverage in the form of game stories, features, and pictures."

For more information on this program, or for any fundraisers, please contact Mike DeFrancesco at (570) 574-1595 or