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Ports Release App, First of its Kind in Minors
03/21/2013 5:48 PM ET
 
Ports Release App, First of its Kind in Minors
Ports partner with local company Tapgift to develop gifting app for fans
 
STOCKTON, Calif.-The Stockton Ports announced today the launch of the official Stockton Ports Tapgift application for download on the Apple App Store or Google Play. The Ports are the first Minor League Baseball Team in the country to release an application that will revolutionize fan engagement at the ballpark. Tapgift is the official gifting and fan engagement app for the Stockton Ports.
 
The Ports partnered with Tapgift, a local development company out of Redwood City, to develop this unique application. Unlike most traditional baseball team applications, Ports fans will have the opportunity to "gift" food, merchandise, and beverages to other fans via the Ports Tapgift app for iPhones and Android devices.
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"One of the many great features of this application is that fans can send gifts to other fans even if they are not at the ballpark" said Luke Reiff Ports General Manager. "Friends at home can send gifts using the Tapgift mobile app or the Tapgift Web site. In addition to the gifting feature, fans have a chance to participate in exclusive events such as player meet and greets and pregame play catch events."
 
•Other Tapgift features include:
Regifting: fans can collect gifts and regift them to friends;
Text chats: fans can find friends at the game and text chat about the action on the field
Special offers: fans can receive, share, and redeem special offers directly from the Ports
Pre-purchasing: fans can pre-purchase items to save for use throughout the season
 
About Tapgift
Tapgift™ is the first mobile commerce platform for contextual promotions and social gifting in sports entertainment venues. Fans use Tapgift to send and receive real gifts of food, beverage, and merchandise they can redeem instantly at a favorite venue. For more information and easy download links, visit www.Tapgift.com.
 
Fans can purchase tickets at the Ports ticket office, online at www.stocktonports.com or by phone at (209) 644-1900. The Ports ticket office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the season. Opening Night is Thursday, April 4 at 7:05 p.m. against the Bakersfield Blaze.
 
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