• Sport Jiu-jitsu International Federation
  • Monday, July 30 2018

Travel For SJJIF Members Just Got Better

SJJIF has announced a strategic partnership with TeamRunner (SJJIF Team Runner), a leader in sports travel. This partnership will provide added value to SJJIF’s national and global members by providing one-stop-shop travel.

The landmark partnership will redefine the way travel is arranged by streamlining the process and reducing costs whenever possible. SJJIF is a true leader in the Jiu-Jitsu world and provides real value for its federations, associations, tournaments, coaches, players, referees and families.

"We are excited about today's announcement to partner with TeamRunner as we focus our combined energies to broaden SJJIF’s range of services,” said Joao Silva, SJJIF Founder & President. “This is another step in our journey to build on our foundation of strong partnerships and enhance our programs and portfolio of services to our members. This relationship will help us fully deliver improved travel services in support of our key programs, now and into the future."

“TeamRunner is thrilled to be the travel provider for SJJIF, one of the most prestigious Jiu-Jitsu organizations in the world. We are committed to eliminating many of the hassles involved in traveling and making life better for SJJIF members, federations and families,” said Ziad Tleimat, Founder and CEO.

“Our collaboration platform allows you to tap into the power of your network and ours to easily work with everyone involved in organizing a sporting event. Whether you’re the director of a small local tournament or in charge of a national 3,000 team event, TeamRunner organizes your tasks seamlessly in one place — from hotels, venues and restaurants RFPs, event e-commerce to parking — generating a One-Stop Marketplace for participants and fans so you can focus on what matters most: creating the best sporting event and great customer experience,” said Tleimat.

Summer Casebere, General Secretary of SJJIF said, “TeamRunner delivers a state of the art AI cloud solution that can help member organizations with all their travel needs while guaranteeing the best values and support for our members.”

“Our goal is to create a positive experience for all participants from families, fans, athletes, teams and sports organizations to businesses,” said Tleimat. “participants and fans receive the best rates on hotels, restaurants and services and TeamRunner saves the most valuable resource of all —time.”

“TeamRunner was founded due to the trials and tribulations we experienced when arranging sports team travel for our own kids and teams. We wanted to create a one stop shop where all hotels bookings, dining reservations, parking passes, admission tickets and gear purchases could be made for all sports,” said David Anderson, Founder - VP Engineering.

“Our goal is to provide our members with more valued services,” said Casebere. “In an effort to make the travel process simpler, more efficient and economical for all of our, members, teams, federations and sanctioned events, TeamRunner will provide travel support members can take advantage of for all SJJIF events."