Source: Good Sports Boston, April 3, 2013 - More than 350 business and sports industry leaders joined the national nonprofit Good Sports for its 10th Annual Legends of the Ball fundraiser on Tuesday, April 2. Local sports media icons Glenn Ordway and Tom Caron emceed the cocktail reception, dinner and live and silent auctions, which ultimately raised $210,000 for the organization - 27 percent more than last year's event proceeds. Good Sports, dedicated to providing athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged youth across the country, is also celebrating its 10th anniversary as a nonprofit, and a milestone of serving 500,000 kids. Good Sports honored two of its most prominent partners at the event, Easton-Bell Sports and The Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation, both recognized for their impressive work in youth sports and fitness nationwide. Easton-Bell donated more than $500,000 worth of equipment to organizations in 20 different states in 2012, allowing 23,000 disadvantaged youth to take the field and become more active. Since partnering with Good Sports in 2010, the Atlanta Falcons Youth Foundation has donated more than $350,000 in sports and fitness equipment to youth across the state of Georgia. Easton-Bell earned the "Good Sport in Philanthropy" Award and the Falcons Youth Foundation won the "Good Sport in Sports" Award for their generous work. The live and silent auctions featured unique experiential items, including: an opportunity to play backyard Wiffle Ball with Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, which auctioned for $5,600; a private dinner with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, which auctioned for $4,500; a chance to watch a 2013 Red Sox game in the same luxury box as General Manager Ben Cherington, with a winning bid of $3,000; a 10-person private dinner at Stephanie's on Newbury or Stephi's on Tremont with celebrity chef Corey Comeau, which went for $4,250; and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help keep score behind Fenway Park's iconic Green Monster, with a winning bid of $3,000. The Legends of the Ball event also boasted top-tier sponsors, including "MVP" supporters NESN, WEEI , CSX Corporation and The Boston Globe , and "All Star" sponsors Donoghue, Barrett and Singa, FiveStar Senior Living, Sullivan & Worcester and Thomson Reuters . About Good SportsGood Sports helps lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports gets crucial equipment to kids who need it most, getting them in the game. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided more than $8 million worth of equipment to 1,000 youth programs, impacting more than 500,000 kids.
- by Emily Attwood
- April 2013
Woodinville, WA — July 29, 2015 —Precor®, a leading provider of personalized fitness solutions, today announced the integration of leading functional training systems provider Queenax into its range of offerings. Precor parent company Amer Sports acquired Queenax, which will operate within the Amer Sports Fitness Division under the Precor brand. The acquisition enhances the Precor fitness platform, which includes traditional strength, cardio and networked fitness offerings. With the addition of Queenax, Precor expands on its ability to give operators a comprehensive set of fitness solutions that allow them to meet exercisers’ ever-changing fitness needs.read more
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