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.
DALLAS, Sept. 1, 2015 -- Fanwish today unveiled the first-ever, free mobile application that will change the way people win and participate in professional athlete and celebrity VIP experiences. The unveiling serves as the official launch of the brand's exclusive partnerships with the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Dallas Stars. While the company is featuring Dallas-based experiences at launch, future plans include additional US Markets followed by a global expansion to include music, entertainment and fashion-based experiences.
As part of the launch and professional team partnerships, Fanwish will create and deliver unique, one-of-a-kind experiences that focus on the characteristics and personalities of today's greatest sports stars and celebrities. The experiences will feature some of the most popular and recognizable athletes in the NFL, NBA, and NHL along with legends of the game, including, Tony Romo (Dallas Cowboys), Jason Witten (Dallas Cowboys), Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys Owner), Tim Tebow (Philadelphia Eagles), Drew Pearson (Retired NFL), Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks), and Michael Irvin (Pro Football Hall of Fame), among others.
"Fanwish was created on the principle of giving fans the chance to live their dreams," said Rob Wechsler, Chairman of Fanwish. "Our partnerships with local Dallas franchise teams provide us with the unique opportunity to create individual experiences inspired by the athlete's personalities off the field. We want to give fans a chance to get up close and personal with their heroes and put them in situations they previously only dreamed about."
Featuring more than 50 professional athletes, Fanwish is set to change the way people participate in sports. The app is free to download, free to play and most importantly, free to win. The more fans participate and use the app, the more chances they will have to win. New experiences will be announced weekly and prizes will be awarded daily.
"When Rob (Wechsler) approached me about the idea behind Fanwish, I immediately wanted to be involved," said Tony Romo, Quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. "Fanwish is all about giving the fans a unique experience they never thought possible; like everyone else, I have a Fanwish and believe this is where dreams will come true."
Visit www.fanwish.com for more information and follow us on Twitter @myfanwish.
Fanwish believes personal interactions with athletes and celebrities should be available to everyone. We want the world to experience what makes these talented people so special up close and personal at the best sporting events, concerts, and entertainment celebrations. Fanwish is brought to you by successful entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and prolific sports owners who share a common love: sports, entertainment and sharing experiences with their friends. We want to give fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet their heroes, sit front row or watch from backstage, and win the chance to be a VIP.
BROOKINGS, S.D. – Sept. 1, 2015 – Daktronics (NASDAQ-DAKT) of Brookings, South Dakota, has partnered with the University of Mississippi to design, manufacture and install the largest centerhung video display system in terms of total square footage in college sports with a total of roughly 2,255 square feet of active LED display space. Installation is taking place this summer prior to the opening of The Pavilion at Ole Miss.
“We’re excited to partner with Daktronics to bring the largest centerhung video board in college basketball to The Pavilion at Ole Miss,” said Ross Bjork, University of Mississippi Director of Athletics. “The amenities of the Pavilion, especially the video and audio experience, will provide our fans with a world class entertainment destination in heart of the most beautiful campus in America.”
The centerhung configuration will consist of 11 video displays for a total of more than 3.6 million LEDs. It includes four main video displays, each measuring approximately 11.5 feet high by 22 feet wide, and four corner displays each measuring approximately 13.5 feet high by 5 feet wide. These displays feature a tight 6 millimeter line spacing and wide angle visibility ensuring a clear, crisp image from any seat in the facility. Variable content zoning allows the displays to show a single large image or be divided into separate windows filled with any combination of live video, instant replays, up-to-the-minute statistics, animations, scoring information and sponsor highlights.
Three ring displays will be incorporated in the centerhung configuration. They will measure roughly 3 feet high by 116.5 feet in circumference, 4 feet high by 91.5 feet in circumference and 3 feet high by 83 feet in circumference. All of the ring displays feature a 10 millimeter line spacing. The installation will also include a large fascia display with 15 millimeter line spacing that measures roughly 2.5 feet high by 586 feet wide and a box office display with a 6 millimeter line spacing that measures roughly 9 feet high by 16 feet wide. These displays can be used to show versatile content to enhance the game-day atmosphere and highlight sponsors.
“We’re proud to partner with Ole Miss to bring a top-notch video display system that will contribute to a great game-day atmosphere,” said Daktronics Vice President of Live Events Jay Parker. “As the largest centerhung project we’ve ever done in the college market, we’re excited to see the final installation having a positive impact for the fans early in 2016.”
“It was a lot of fun to work on this project and we’re honored to continue our long-standing partnership with Ole Miss athletics,” added Andrew Rice, Daktronics sales representative.
Daktronics LED video and messaging display technology offers a long lifetime with consistent, industry-leading performance and low power consumption, providing value and excitement for years to come.
About The University of Mississippi
The University of Mississippi, which is known as OIe Miss, is a member of the NCAA and Southeastern Conference and features 18 varsity sports in its athletics department. Bearing the nickname Rebels and wearing the colors Cardinal Red and Navy Blue, these teams have produced 18 national championships and 125 conference titles since 1893, when the football program fielded the school's first varsity squad. Based in Oxford, Miss., with a student enrollment of over 22,000, Ole Miss operates with a $96 million athletics budget.
Daktronics helps its customers to impact their audiences throughout the world with large-format LED video displays, message displays, scoreboards, digital billboards and control systems in sport, business and transportation applications. Founded in 1968 as a USA-based manufacturing company, Daktronics has grown into the world leader in audio-visual systems and implementation with offices around the globe. Discover more at www.daktronics.com.
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Cautionary Notice: In addition to statements of historical fact, this news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is intended to enjoy the protection of that Act. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company's expectations or beliefs concerning future events. The Company cautions that these and similar statements involve risk and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations, including, but not limited to, changes in economic and market conditions, management of growth, timing and magnitude of future contracts, fluctuations in margins, the introduction of new products and technology, the impact of adverse weather conditions and other risks noted in the Company's SEC filings, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for its 2015 fiscal year. Forward-looking statements are made in the context of information available as of the date stated. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise such statements to reflect new circumstances or unanticipated events as they occur.read more
Source: PHIT America
SILVER SPRING, MD – September 1, 2015 – PHIT America and the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) announced today that more than 50,000 U.S. children are being introduced to an active, healthy lifestyle through GO! Grants. These GO! Grants are going to 156 school-based programs in 22 states throughout the U.S. and funded by some of the leading sports & fitness brands in the industry. The purpose of GO! Grants is to jumpstart increased physical activity in schools, increasing physical literacy skills, health and academic performance among students aged 5-12.read more
Oshkosh, Wis.—Continental Girbau Inc. (Continental) recently partnered with two new on-premise laundry distributors – Atlantic Laundry Equipment, in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and The Laundry Shop, in Pembroke Pines, Fla. Both companies will represent the Continental E-Series, L-Series, G-Flex and LG Washer lines; Pro-Series II and LG Dryer lines; and the Continental feeder, ironer, folder and stacker lines.
Originally established in 1943 as Harold Snow Service Group – a commercial food and laundry sales, parts and service provider – Atlantic Laundry Equipment became a separate brand focused only on commercial laundry in 2014. A one-stop-shop for parts, equipment, service and support, Atlantic Laundry Equipment provides Continental on-premise and vended laundry equipment throughout the provinces of Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Known for unrivaled service, Atlantic Laundry Equipment works with on-premise and commercial laundries to improve production using less energy and labor. Led by President Trevor Melendy, Atlantic Laundry Equipment offers 24/7 emergency service and personal customer care.
“While the Atlantic Laundry Equipment name is relatively new, its service to customers in the on-premise laundry industry isn’t,” said Joel Jorgensen, Continental vice president of sales and customer services. “The Atlantic Laundry team is highly experienced and responsive – offering high-caliber on-premise laundry expertise.”
Learn more about Atlantic Laundry Equipment at www.atlanticlaundry.ca, or call 855-602-7278 for the St. John’s office, or 888-567-6123 for the Halifax office.
The Laundry Shop, co-owned by Ron Jansen and George Rionda, now provides on-premise and vended laundry equipment, sales, parts and service to the Florida counties of Monroe, Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie. The company works closely with on-premise laundries at fire departments, resorts, hotels, nursing homes, hospitals, spas, beauty salons and vet clinics, among many others. The Laundry Shop, which offers a total solution and innovation, operates with the mission, “Invest in Excellence.”
“Geographically located in south Florida, The Laundry Shop is operated by industry-trusted laundry experts,” said Jorgensen. “Both Ron and George have successfully sold hundreds of Continental on-premise laundry products over the years. They have excellent reputations, follow-through and character. We are happy to be partners with them as they serve south Florida.”
Discover more about The Laundry Shop at www.thelaundryshop.com or call 855-888-WASH.
To find out more about Continental laundry products, visit www.continentalgirbau.com or call 800-256-1073.
The largest of 15 Girbau Group subsidiaries, Continental Girbau Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary during 2015! Girbau laundry products – marketed throughout 90 countries worldwide – meet rigorous environmental and safety standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Girbau S.A. holds both ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications. Ever focused on laundry efficiency, Continental Girbau is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGB), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.read more
Source: Shock Doctor
August 25, 2015 (Minnetonka, MN): Shock Doctor Sports and McDavid Inc. today unveiled United Sports Brands as the name of their combined global organization. With an innovative portfolio of performance and protective sports products, United Sports Brands will serve as the corporate parent for Shock Doctor, McDavid, Cutters and XO sporting goods brands.read more
SOURCE: Club Spa and Fitness Association
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA, USA (August 26, 2015) The Club Spa and Fitness Association (CSFA) completed its annual conference Aug. 2-4 in Orlando, Fla., by introducing its first-ever certification curriculum and announcing a number of corporate partners.
SOURCE: American Council on Exercise
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.-- IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, announced today that VERT, a leader in wearable athletic technology, has been named title sponsor of the VERT Challenge, a women's volleyball showcase involving IMG partner schools.read more
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