Weplay Receives Not-so-wee Backing
There are a lot of social networking sites on the net these days, and odds are you, or someone you know, is a member of at least one. Celebrity involvement in social networking sites is nothing new (musicians have set up shop on MySpace in droves), but a newer site promises even bigger names; multi-million dollar names in the form of star athletes. Weplay.com is a social networking site geared towards youth athletes, parents, coaches and other sports enthusiasts. It's designed as a place where people can share their sports experiences with others, while also allowing users to track their favorite teams. Now, with the recent flux of funding, users could be networking alongside their favorite athletes. New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (all all-stars and considered some of the best players in their respective sports, mind you) have joined to help fund the Weplay site, which has acquired $8.6 million in its second round of funding.