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
Source: Eldorado Climbing Walls
BOULDER, Colorado (October 15, 2014) – Boulder, Colorado-based Eldorado Climbing Walls won the top prize at the fourth annual Wright Award. The award acknowledges Eldorado’s role as a Colorado lifestyle industry leader and the company’s positive impact on the business environment in the state. And living up to the company motto, “Everyone Should Climb”, Jerad Wells, CEO of Eldorado, donated the $3,000 award to Paradox Sports, an organization that improves people’s lives by creating physical adaptive sport communities, including climbing.read more
Source: Qualite Sports Lighting
HILLSDALE, Mich., Oct. 15, 2014 -- Qualite Sports Lighting, a leader in the sports lighting industry for more than 30 years, has selected Ephesus Lighting, Inc., a leader in developing high efficiency LED Lighting solutions, as the preferred supplier for outdoor LED sports lights as part of its new Q-LED™ System, an innovative lighting system for outdoor sports venues. The Q-LED™ System combines the Ephesus Lighting high impact outdoor Stadium LED lighting solution with Qualite's industry-leading pre-wired, pre-aiming technologies and mounting hardware. By choosing the Q-LED™ System, clients can be assured of a winning combination for their sports lighting needs.read more
Source: Gerflor USA
CHICAGO, IL – (OCTOBER 6, 2014) – Gerflor, a global leader in the design and manufacture of modern resilient flooring, today announced the launch of its “Floors for ReStore” program with a donation of nearly 185,000 square feet (more than three football fields) of its high quality commercial-grade flooring used in healthcare, education, sports, retail, and industrial environments to numerous Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity ReStore locations. These nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers sell building materials with a portion of the proceeds used to build affordable housing in the communities they serve.
The Habitat for Humanity ReStore concept of providing new or gently used building materials to the public aligns with Gerflor’s environmental philosophy of reuse and recycle. Similar to Gerflor’s environmental practices, this donation will help eliminate material waste, while improving the indoor air quality and operational efficiency of the spaces its used in. Gerflor’s resilient flooring is 100% recyclable, low-VOC, FloorScore™ certified, low maintenance, and has a lifecycle of more than 20 years.
“We are thrilled to accept this donation from Gerflor as they are known throughout the flooring industry as a provider of high quality flooring solutions,” says Marcus Hayes, Operations Manager of Habitat for Humanity ReStore Chicago. “Our customers can rest easy knowing they’ve selected a great product, and more importantly, that they’ve contributed to providing simple, decent, and affordable housing to families in the Chicagoland area through ReStore proceeds."
“Gerflor is a global company with a strong commitment to the U.S. and our local communities,” says Benjamin Bachman, CEO, Gerflor USA. “The donations are a win-win for everyone involved because it diverts potential waste from local landfills, gives ReStore customers access to a wide range of high-quality, environmentally-friendly flooring, and allows Gerflor to be a good corporate citizen. We are proud to support the development of affordable homes and healthy communities with Habitat for Humanity.”
To learn more about Habitat Humanity ReStores or to find one in your area, visit http://www.habitat.org/restores.
About Gerflor USA
For designers, installers and facility managers who want design-forward, sustainable, durable flooring solutions, Gerflor is the manufacturer of choice for commercial and sports environments. As a result of Gerflor’s cutting-edge technology, history of innovation, and manufacturing capabilities, Taraflex® is the world’s leading sports flooring, and Mipolam – the original homogeneous resilient sheet flooring – is a leading healthcare solution. Gerflor is present in 100 countries around the globe with more than 2500 employees. It has an excellent environmental record which includes outstanding whole life cycle performance, full compliance with ISO 14001 standards, and FloorScore™ certification. Find Gerflor USA on social media: Gerflor USA for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. For more information, visit www.gerflorusa.com, call 877-437-3567 or email email@example.com.
On Sept. 30, 2014, the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers and marketers in the sports products and fitness industry, announced the 2014 class for its Future Industry Leaders Scholarship Program.read more
New York – October 9th, 2014 – Ektio®, the leader in innovation in the prevention of ankle sprains on the basketball court, today announced a partnership with Dick’s Sporting Goods. The Alexio, Ektio’s newest basketball shoe, is now available for sale at DICKS.com.read more
Source: STANLEY Security
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – (October 7, 2014) – STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, announces nominations are now open to higher education institutions for this year’s TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS Grant Program.read more
(Clearwater, FL) October 6, 2014—The Sports Facilities Advisory, a company whose growth recently necessitated its expansion to include sister firm Sports Facilities Management (SFA|SFM), has announced the recent appointment of Emily Pfeiffer as Marketing Manager. SFA|SFM Chief Revenue Officer Eric Sullivan state that SFA’s market position as the industry leader is not something the company takes for granted, (1) making SFA|SFM’s new hire a natural progression in response to the growing market. As Marketing Manager, Emily will oversee and develop the company’s upcoming rebranding and launch of the new SFA SFM Website as well on on-going marketing efforts, including social media and print campaigns, in addition to authoring formal proposals for public and private prospects.read more
Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness is not a new name in the climbing facilities business. They currently operate one of the largest facilities in the country, located in San Diego, CA. Now with 4 years of success they look forward to opening a 2nd location in 2015 with the same business model.read more