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Business Profile: SubBuds Games of Maple Grove

Jun 05, 2018 09:55PM ● By Wendy Erlien

Maple Grove resident and SubBuds Games owner Tyson Jahn (submitted photo)

It all started when Maple Grove resident Tyson Jahn was short two players for his kickball team. 

"The idea and inspiration for came to me on a warm summer day before a kickball game that started at 6 p.m. We were short two players and had another stuck in rush hour traffic," Jahn said. "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!" 

Jahn started SubBuds Games in 2017, the main mission focusing on 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...our goal is to get people together, get moving and experiencing what their community has to offer," Jahn said. "The SubBuds Games new website will be able to impact community members vastly by connecting community/recreation centers, organizations and parks to individuals. With our real-time Gamefeed, these organizations can inform individuals of the sports and fitness events happening near them, announce sign up deadlines, charity events, upcoming tournaments, job opportunities, etc. within the realm of sports and fitness."

Whether it be through subbing, pickup play or fitness groups, Jahn said SubBuds helps connect members of the community to each other, keeps them informed of upcoming events, and gets people engaging in sports and fitness around them.
"Simply put, 'Connect. Play. Live.' We are providing the platform for users to connect and for SubBuds Games to be a part of our users lifestyle. We want new, and existing users, to have a positive experience whenever they utilize our website. Basically an uplifting website to be active and get to know your neighbors," he said. 
SubBuds Games also was chosen by the University of Minnesota’s student group Design U, according to Jahn. The non-profit consulting group specializes in solving challenging problems for local businesses and is helping with the website.  

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