NEW ENGLAND PREMIERSHIP ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH HONEST GAME
Boston, Mass. (July 19, 2021) ― The NEP is thrilled to announce that we have forged our first partnership of the 2021-22 competitive season with our friends from Honest Game. Honest Game are academic eligibility experts and will be a virtual compliance tool for all NEP member clubs and their student athletes and families. Honest Game makes navigating NCAA academic eligibility to college sports simple, using unofficial transcript data to calculate and project NCAA academic eligibility. Honest Game gives NEP student-athletes a guided plan to become Academic Qualifiers, increasing access to college sports.
“The NEP is deeply committed to supporting all of our student athletes. We believe in providing support to our NEP Family not only on the field of play but off of it as well. All of our member clubs are dedicated to supporting their players and families as they look to reach their goals of playing at the collegiate level. As a league, we want to do all that we can to help this process and know that the addition of Honest Game as the official academic arm of the NEP will be a fantastic value add and resource. Through this partnership with Honest Game, our member clubs and their players / families will have discounted and affordable access to Honest Game’s amazing virtual platform that will provide immediate academic eligibility clarity and support in what can be a challenging area for aspiring student athletes and their families” noted Adam Scott, League Director of the New England Premiership.
About Honest Game
Honest Game, founded in 2019 by Kim Michelson and Joyce Anderson, is a Chicago startup in the sports technology space. Honest Game’s technology helps high school student-athletes navigate the college academic eligibility process and works with public and private high schools, coaches and counselors, club sports teams and individual athletes to ensure student-athletes complete the academic requirements required to play sports in college.
As a public benefit corporation, Honest Game is the first digital platform to track a student-athlete’s academic progress in real time so they can meet National Collegiate Athletic Association requirements and access available college athletic scholarships. The startup provides academic eligibility status for each player and can identify when a student needs summer school or credit recovery courses to become college eligible, allowing college coaches to know immediately if student-athletes meet academic eligibility requirements to be recruited.
Quote from Honest Game (Kim Michelson - CEO) “We are excited to be the official academic partner for the New England Premiership and are thankful for them valuing the holistic student-athlete. This partnership is a transformational opportunity for the New England Premiership and Honest Game to use sport as a vehicle to higher education and impact future generations”
To learn more about Honest Game and utilize our NEP membership perks, please visit their website here.