September 13, 2012 09:00 ET

Vernon Davis Teams Up With GoPago to Dish Out His Appreciation to Thousands of Fans

Davis Made "The Grab" Last Season; Now Davis Wants Fans to Grab Some Grub, as a Gift From Him

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - Vernon Davis, one of the NFL's top tight ends, and GoPago, the nation's only provider of free cloud-based payment systems, announced a partnership today. The football standout will thank his San Francisco-based Facebook fans and over a million Twitter followers with a $10 credit for any Bay Area restaurant using the GoPago mobile app.

"I do almost everything using my phone, so I think this is a great way to thank my fans at the start of a new season," Davis said. "Plus, I get a chance to help local store owners get more business. As an entrepreneur myself, I'm a huge supporter of anyone who has the courage to go out on their own and build a business."

On Thursday, Sept. 13, GoPago and Davis will help fans score big with their favorite local merchants when Davis shares the code "Vernon" with his 1 million Twitter followers and 35,000 Facebook fans. New users of GoPago can download the mobile app on their iOS or Android smartphone, enter the $10 code, and redeem it at one of the hundreds of participating Bay Area restaurants including local favorites A.G. Ferrari Foods, Pearl's Deluxe Burgers, Green Chile Kitchen, and Osha Thai.

Leo Rocco, GoPago CEO, said collaborating with Davis was a natural fit.

"Vernon is a tech-savvy San Francisco icon who has mastered using social media to connect with his fans," Rocco said. "GoPago is opening a direct channel to show these fans his appreciation by connecting them to the merchants they love. And we're doing it on a massive scale. We think that's a game changer in the relationship between athletes and their fans."

In July, thousands of fans of Tim Lincecum, pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, used Facebook and their phones to accept his offer of a free "fan appreciation" lunch in partnership with GoPago.

Friend Vernon on Facebook or follow him on Twitter to get the free code. Check out GoPago at

GoPago, Inc. is re-imagining the way consumers and brick-and-mortar businesses use smartphones and tablets for mobile commerce -- giving merchants a total payment solution that creates operational efficiency while building customer loyalty and engagement. The San Francisco-based company backed by JPMorgan Chase was founded in 2009, received funding from JPMorgan Chase in February 2012, and expanded nationwide with the launch of GoPago LIVE in August 2012.

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