Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table
Client SinceAugust 2019
For more than forty years the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table has supported student athletes in the greater Santa Barbara area.
The Athletic Round Table provides a public forum for area athletic coaches and athletes; grants financial support to organizations, teams, and individuals to further their participation in sports; and publicly honors athletic performance, scholastic achievement, and exemplary ethical behavior.
During the fall of 2019 Hop Studios got to work closely with the fine folks at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, a volunteer-run organization that supports student athletes in Santa Barbara, California. Their website, while functional, needed some improvements and new functionality to make it better serve the organization and its audience.
Hop Studios and SBART worked together to find a new WordPress theme that offered all the features needed for the current website, while also presenting the site in a responsive, mobile-friendly format more suited to the ways in which students and coaches use the web today. We customized and tweaked the new theme for a professional and clean look, while making sure the shift didn’t also require a ton of changes to the site architecture and many years of content posts.
We also did a bunch of behind-the-scenes work to set up Stripe and WooCommerce so that SBART could start handling their memberships, event ticketing, and sponsorship payments online.
It’s a convenience for members and attendees of course, but it also replaced a cumbersome and complicated process of maintaining membership lists, sending renewal reminders, managing event invites and tickets via email, and several other rather formidable administrative tasks.
We can’t promise that SBART doesn’t still have to send an occasional reminder email or deal with a paper check, but the site now handles a great number of those tasks automatically—a real boon for a volunteer-run organization!
We've Blogged About This Project
- September 8, 2020
SBART Website Updates Add Efficiency, Functionality