Source: Connor Sports® and Sport Court®
Veterans Compete on Championship Courts
CHICAGO (September, 2017) – Connor Sports® and Sport Court®, brands of the leading flooring manufacturer, Gerflor, proudly supported our nation’s military members at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games held this summer in Chicago, IL.
The Warrior Games, a multi-sport event for wounded, injured, or ill service personnel and veterans, had a need for portable competition surfaces for the sitting volleyball and wheelchair basketball teams. Gerflor’s Connor Sports and Sport Court brands provided the event with the perfect partner.
Sitting volleyball players bumped, set and spiked on Sport Court’s premium Maple Select™ surface at McCormick Place and the championship round at the United Center. Wheelchair basketball players shot threes and dropped dimes on Connor’s top-level QuickLock portable courts also at McCormick Place and the United Center on the same quality first-grade maple courts that NBA franchises and top college basketball programs use.
“Connor Sports and Sport Court and our Connor Sports Cares initiative values the commitment and sacrifice of our armed forces veterans and the opportunity to help support these courageous men and women as they compete athletically,” said Lauren Gillian, Director of Social Responsibility / Community Relations, Gerflor USA. “Our first priority in support of the Warrior Games was to provide the players with the same quality surfaces on which the world’s top athletes compete. Connor Sports’ Quicklock and Sport Court’s premium Maple Select, were the perfect fits, providing superior performance and safety for the athletes.”
ABOUT CONNOR SPORTS
Founded in 1872, Connor Sports® is the leader in hardwood sports flooring and is a preferred provider to the NCAA, NBA, FIBA and other organizations. Connor Sports has a proven commitment to sustainability with an excellent environmental record in responsible forestry including use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified materials and is the only flooring company with an Environmental Product Declaration. The company’s manufacturing facility in Amasa, MI is independently-audited and compliant with ISO 14001 standards. Connor Sports products also include leading vulcanized rubber sports surfaces. Connor Sports is a part of a Gerflor® company. Gerflor’s cutting-edge technology, history of innovation and design-forward products as an international leader in the flooring industry provides Connor Sports with global scope and enhanced research and technology. The Gerflor portfolio also includes Sport Court® and Taraflex® brands. Connor Sports is on the web at www.connorsports.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/connorsports and on Twitter @Connor_Sports.
ABOUT SPORT COURT
Founded in 1974, Sport Court® is dedicated to helping families and facilities unlock the potentials of athletes that play on its patented modular sports surfaces. As the Official Court of the world’s leading sports organizations, including the NCAA, FIBA, USTA, USA Volleyball and US Soccer Foundation, Sport Court(r) has helped major sports organizations take the game to the grassroots community. Sport Court is designed to be the Safest Court in the World™ and recycles 99% of its waste and is the only company in the product category with an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). Sport Court products and event solutions benefit from Gerflor’s cutting-edge technology, history of innovation and design-forward products as an international leader in the flooring industry. The Gerflor portfolio also includes Connor Sports® and Taraflex® brands. Sport Court is on the web at www.sportcourt.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SportCourt1974 and on Twitter @sportcourt1974. Sport Court® is a registered trademark of Gerflor.