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Golf Great Scottie Scheffler, Country Star Zach Bryan, More NFL Players Invest in Major League Pickleball Team

by Adam Forziati on

Major League Pickleball's Texas Ranchers team has announced a new ownership group of over 30 people from sports, fashion, business, music, and entertainment, including

The list of new investors includes:

  • #1 ranked golfer in the world Scottie Scheffler
  • Award-winning country music star Zach Bryan
  • Veteran managers Danny Kang and Stefan Max
  • United Talent Agency partner Mike G; Partner at Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks Kenny Meisalas
  • Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons
  • Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud
  • Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett
  • Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson
  • #1 ranked American tennis player Taylor Fritz
  • One of the NFL’s top agents David Mulugheta
  • Radio personality Bobby Bones
  • Founder and jewelry designer Kendra Scott
  • Raising Cane's founder Todd Graves
  • Leading marketing group Get Engaged Media and its co-founders and partners Cam Fordham, Alex Dermer and Ben Hiott
  • Hollywood brand amplifiers Ken Hertz and Liz Heller.

Some noteworthy names

From a fast food chain owner to a jewelry designer, pro pickleball seems to attract investors from all corners of the professional world.

Taylor Fritz is the ninth-ranked tennis player in the world.

Golf pro Scottie Scheffler has shown his love for pickleball by previously competing in a PPA Tour celebrity athlete pro-am tournament.

Zach Bryan is a Navy veteran whose music initially went viral on YouTube. He joins fellow country music stars Dierks Bentley and Brett Eldredge in his appreciation for pickleball.

Let's briefly note Ajay Nwosu, CEO of Teqball & Co-founder of COACT Capital.

Ajay's involvement marks a milestone in Major League Pickleball investment: the first of its kind from a figure in another rapidly-growing niche sport, Teqball.

If you're unfamiliar with Teqball, it's a cross between table tennis and soccer. Take a look:

From creating eco-friendly merchandise to revitalizing urban spaces through court installations and igniting excitement at cultural events, the Texas Ranchers players and ownership group are embarking on a range of initiatives far beyond the pickleball court.

The next MLP event takes place in Atlanta, Georgia September 21st through the 24th.

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