SubBuds Games is proud to be a Minnesota grown start-up. The idea for SubBuds Games came to me on a warm summer day before a kickball game that started at 6 pm. We were short two players and had another stuck in rush hour traffic. I jokingly said to another teammate, "I wish we could just order up a few subs like you would do if you were placing an online pizza order." And here the idea for SubBuds Games was born!
SubBuds Games is a way for individuals to stay active, meet new people and play sports for free without long-term commitments. Our website is a tool for all users, regardless of gender, age and fitness level. Our goal is to get people together, get moving and experiencing what their community has to offer. SubBuds Games offers instant access to sporting events and fitness activities going on at this very moment. And by having the widest variety of these events and activities available to our users, they have the opportunity to sub on sports teams in need and create pick-up games.
SubBuds Games utilizes a sports “Gamefeed” and mapping that are constantly being updated by users. Upon setting up an account with SubBuds Games, a user will set up his or her free customizable profile. From this profile they are matched to various sporting events and fitness activities as well as with other users within the location radius they have selected. The user’s “Gamefeed” is updated based on the preferences they have set up in their profile. If the user sees an event they are interested in the “Gamefeed” they can click on it for more information and contact the user that has set up the event for more information. Once the user is accepted as a sub or for a pick-up game, they will receive an email with directions to the event or activity. After the event or activity has been completed, both the user and the user that posted the game will be asked to provide a rating for each other based on timeliness and sportsmanship.
Tyson Jahn, second from the left on the bottom row, founder of SubBuds Games. This website is a combination of today's technology teaming up with yesterday's old school neighborhood shoutouts. It is dedicated to a time when we got out of the house to get to know the people around us and be active.