Source: Easton-Bell SportsNovember 9, 2011; (Van Nuys, CA) - - Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. - a leading designer, developer and marketer of branded sports equipment and accessories under the Easton, Bell, Giro, Riddell and Blackburn brands - today announced its largest and most aggressive commitment in skate innovation through its recent purchase of MLX Skate's technology. The newly created Easton Speed Institute will combine MLX's innovative skate insights with Easton's design and engineering prowess, leading to a new skate concept expected to be in market for the 2013 hockey season. "As a brand, Easton is at its best when it reinvents categories with game-changing innovation," said Chris Zimmerman, president of Easton brands. "We believe there is a unique opportunity to provide a new approach to the art and speed of skating. I am excited that Easton is committing to the skate category in a way that parallels our leadership in hockey and lacrosse sticks, baseball and softball bats, and helmets." Dave Cruikshank, four-time Olympian speed skater and founder of MLX, has joined the Easton Speed Institute as Chief of Speed, bringing with him a lifetime of work, skate research and development, and a new approach to making hockey players faster. As an international skater for 16 years, Cruikshank has achieved numerous skating accomplishments including: Junior World Champion 500m; Olympic Trials Gold Medalist; World Cup Medalist; and four-time USA Olympic Team Member. "The Easton Speed Institute is about innovating a fresh approach to hockey skate designs that speaks to optimizing speed and creating the ultimate skater's skate. The Easton Speed Institute will reinvent how a hockey skate performs, and I am thrilled to be a part of this new team that will create game-changing products," said Cruikshank. "Bringing Dave and MLX's technology into the Easton family gives us the ability to reinvent skates in a way no one has before. Dave's remarkable insights into the world of power skating are an exceptional compliment to Easton's expertise in performance engineering and design," said Zimmerman. Cruikshank founded MLX to optimize the potential of both National Hockey League players and grassroots athletes by designing superior equipment with the key elements of comfort, protection and performance. The company's roots are based in using a powerful new approach to skate performance that has been known to speed skaters for the past two decades. With the development of Easton's new skate, the MLX skate brand will no longer be marketed. Cruikshank will be joined by Easton veteran Dmitry Rusakov, who will lead a team of designers, engineers, developers and biomechanical experts to drive innovation. The Easton Speed Institute will be located at Easton's headquarters in Van Nuys, California and in West Allis, Wisconsin. About Easton SportsEaston Sports is a developer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of baseball, softball, hockey, and lacrosse equipment for both sports professionals and enthusiasts. Easton Sports focuses on its ability to innovate and create products of unmatched quality and performance including the #1 bat in the College World Series®, Women's College World Series®, Little League World Series®, and Slow-Pitch Softball, as well as the #1 stick and #1 glove in the National Hockey League. Headquartered in Van Nuys, Calif., Easton Sports employs over 1,200 people worldwide and maintains facilities in Utah, California, Mexico, Canada and Sweden. For further information, please visit the company online at www.eastonsports.com. About Easton-Bell Sports, Inc.Easton-Bell Sports, Inc. is a leading designer, developer and marketer of branded sports equipment, protective products and related accessories. The company markets and licenses products under such well-known brands as Easton, Bell, Giro, Riddell and Blackburn. Its products incorporate leading technology and designs and are used by professional athletes and enthusiasts alike. Headquartered in Van Nuys, California, the company has 31 facilities worldwide. More information is available at www.eastonbellsports.com.
Source: The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC)
Decatur, Ga., July 28, 2015 —The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) announces that CMAHC members will be voting on more than 150 proposed changes to the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) this October. The CMAHC is the non-profit machine that drives the MAHC change process. People are encouraged to join CMAHC so they can have a voice in the MAHC update. The voting will take place electronically during, and for two weeks after, the first CMAHC Vote on the Code 2015 Biennial Conference. The conference is slated for October 6-7, 2015, at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Scottsdale, Ariz., just prior to the 12th World Aquatic Health Conference at the same location.read more
The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) announced the release of TOPVenue, a software system designed to address the needs of training, operations and planning during the 2015 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition on July 6-9 in Orlando, Fla.read more
BROOKINGS, S.D. – July 27, 2015 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has partnered with Stanford University to design, manufacture and install a Daktronics centerhung display system. Installation is slated for this summer at Maples Pavilion in Stanford, California.read more
Source: Witt Industries
MASON, OHIO (July 27, 2015) —Witt Industries proudly introduces the Stadium Series® Edge Receptacle. After years of being the leading provider for waste and recycling receptacles in the stadium, arena and ballpark venues with Witt's round Stadium Series® line of custom logo receptacles, we are proud to introduce our new square receptacle. The Edge is designed to align flush against walls and columns to reduce obstructions and allow for maximum capacity in tight spaces. All four sides are able to be customized with a logo or message panel for maximum branding value to customers.read more
Source: National Swimming Pool Foundation
Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 23, 2015 - The twelfth World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will host several unique and educational events to help leaders shape the future of aquatics, pools, and spas at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The National Swimming Pool Foundation hosted event will take place October 7-9.
This scientific and leadership conference promises a packed schedule and a robust networking environment. In conjunction with the WAHC, there will be two other aquatic-related conferences before and after the WAHC at the same hotel. “Vote on the Code 2015” by the Council of the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) will be held October 6-7. The WAHC will then start with a keynote address by Olympian and legendary announcer, Rowdy Gaines on Thursday, October 8. Following the end of WAHC will be the USA Swimming “Build-A-Pool” conference from October 10-11.
Source: National Volleyball League
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla./MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – The National Volleyball League (NVL) is proud to announce that Smack Sportswear will be the official apparel supplier for the NVL RIZE amateur series and the Club Med NVL Volleyball Academies programs for both beach and indoor clinics, camps and teams. As part of the deal, Smack will design and distribute a line of NVL licensed performance apparel, incorporating styles, fabrics and fits to meet the needs of NVL players of all ages.read more
PORTLAND, Ore., July 23, 2015 – adidas introduces Boost Experience by adidas, an interactive space celebrating adidas products and technologies that will set out on tour at the country’s premier running events. With an objective to build awareness through education and drive trial for Boost technology, the mobile buildout is scalable depending on event and space.read more
Source: National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)
Dallas, July 22, 2015 – World Cup soccer has made international headlines in recent weeks and with fall sports around the corner, a focus on the sport continues. Soccer players use hamstring muscles to provide speed, quickness and power to navigate field position and increase their intensity of activity. When strains occur, what determines a player’s return to participation (RTP) and what other considerations should be reviewed?read more