Vanta Becomes the Official Partner for TAPPS Esports
Fort Worth, TX (June 12, 2023) – The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools has announced a multi-year partnership with Vanta, as TAPPS’ Official Esports Partner. The two organizations have partnered to grow TAPPS’s high school esports league and launch a competitive middle school league to expand participation and grow the TAPPS esports pipeline. TAPPS esports leagues will be powered by Vanta’s kid-safe, COPPA compliant platform and enable member schools to compete in top esports titles while focusing on in-game skill development, teamwork, communication, leadership, and other essential life skills.
As the official esports partner for TAPPS, Vanta will not only power TAPPS esports leagues, but also offer supplemental coaching and development services including esports coaches for teams, esports development programming, training camps, and professional development for TAPPS esports coaches and educators.
Please continue to check the TAPPS website (tapps.biz/tapps-esports) and your email for additional information on the specifics of how to join and compete for the fall of 2023.
Bryan Bunselmeyer, TAPPS Executive Director, states, “TAPPS’ initial entrance into the ESports arena provided our member schools with a competition platform for their school based teams. As our ESports league continues to develop, this spring TAPPS reviewed several platforms to provide the best user experience possible. TAPPS partnership with Vanta provides the skilled provider and partner for our continued growth.”
“We are thrilled to embark on this transformative journey with TAPPS,” says Patrick Cronin, CEO of Vanta. “By combining our expertise and resources, we can shape a future where esports is recognized as a powerful force for positive change within the educational landscape. Together, we will provide TAPPS students with unparalleled opportunities for growth, fostering a sense of community, sportsmanship, and accomplishment that will leave a lasting impact on their lives.”
Chartered in 1978, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) serves to organize, stimulate, encourage and promote the academic, athletic and fine arts programs in an effort to foster a spirit of fair play, good fellowship, true sportsmanship and wholesome competition for boys and girls. From a humble beginning of 20 member schools in 1978, twelve of which remain members, TAPPS has grown to a membership of 238 schools with a combined enrollment of over 40,000 students. Schools are presently aligned in six (6) classifications with districts across the state of Texas.
Vanta is a pioneering force in the scholastic esports ecosystem, dedicated to creating an inclusive platform that enables students to thrive. Through a combination of accessible competition, expert coaching, and immersive development programs, Vanta empowers the next generation of gaming champions while instilling essential life skills. With a steadfast commitment to excellence and a vision for transforming development, Vanta is redefining what it means to compete, learn, and grow in the digital age.
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