We recently ran an online contest on Sport-Fan Connect called Capitals Fan Connect where we asked entrants to submit a video or written story explaining how they connect with Sports using social media. Roberto, Judy and Sofia Coquis (otherwise known on Twitter as @30ballparksbaby) were our winners.
We met them the night before the Washington Capitals home opener at the Baltimore Orioles game after finding them using the “Nearby” feature on Tweetie (Twitter iPhone application). Their story was the perfect example of how social media can connect fans with their favorite leagues, teams and other fans.
In this video, we show how we found them at the Orioles game using Twitter which eventually led to an interview at Camden Yards. We then chatted the following day in front of Capital Hill in Washington, DC to award them the Washington Capitals tickets. Finally, we put together a short piece that shows the excitement around the Washington Capitals home opener and wrap things up with a conversation at the game with our winners. Needless to say, the Washington Capitals and the NHL have inherited 3 new fans thanks to the power of social media!!
Stay tuned for another video where we talk about their amazing tour in more detail and they tell us a bit about their upcoming charity auction on October 28, 2009. You can check out their website for details on the items available for auction at http://30ballparksandababy.com