Source: Michigan High School Athletic AssociationEAST LANSING, Mich. - July 23 - More than 1,100 Michigan High School Athletic Association officials are scheduled to attend "Officiate Michigan Day" on Saturday, July 27, at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, where they will receive training from 40 of the best in the officiating field. Officials representing the amateur, collegiate and professional ranks will speak and provide training during four instructional workshops throughout the day plus additional sessions mid-day and at the end of the afternoon. "Officiate Michigan Day" is the kickoff event to the National Association of Sports Officials' (NASO) annual Sports Officiating Summit, which will follow July 28-30 in Grand Rapids. MHSAA Executive Director John E. "Jack" Roberts and Barry Mano, founder and president of NASO, will give the opening address. Four-time Super Bowl official Jerry Markbreit will speak to close the event. Four instructional sessions will focus on sport-specific training in officiating the following: baseball, basketball, competitive cheer, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, ice hockey, soccer, softball, track & field, volleyball and wrestling. "We're expecting this to be one of the largest gatherings of sports officials ever held in the United States," said MHSAA assistant director Mark Uyl, who oversees the association's officials program. "It will be a historic day of learning and training for our officials." Among scheduled clinicians are current National Basketball Association officials Joe Crawford and Bill Kennedy, NCAA National Coordinator of Volleyball Officials Joan Powell, National Hockey League Senior Vice President and Director of Officiating Terry Gregson and official Dan O'Halloran, and National Football League officials Perry Paganelli, Carl Paganelli, Jr., and Dino Paganelli. All three Paganellis have officiated Super Bowls, and O'Halloran is coming off working his fourth straight Stanley Cup Final. Crawford and Kennedy both officiated during the recent NBA Finals, and Powell also served as team leader of the U.S. women's national volleyball team that won the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics. "Officiate Michigan Day" is open to all officials, including those not registered with the MHSAA, and cost to attend is $35. It is recommended officials sign up online by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 25. To register for the conference or see the schedule and list of presenters and clinicians, visit the MHSAA Website at www.mhsaa.com, click on the "Officials" tab in the top menu bar and then on the "Officiate Michigan Day" link. The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary membership by more than 1,500 public and private senior high schools and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common rules for athletic eligibility and competition. No government funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament entry fees from schools. Member schools which enforce these rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments, which attract approximately 1.6 million spectators each year.
Source: Sink Combs Dethlefs Architects
Sink Combs Dethlefs, a nationally recognized architectural firm headquartered in Denver, is pleased to announce the promotion of two long-time employees, Lindsey Peckinpaugh and Lee Sterrett, to Associate Principal. Lindsey and Lee have 15 and 18 years with the firm respectively. They were both actively involved in one of the largest and most successful projects ever completed by the Sink Combs Dethlefs the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The project includes a 10,000 seat arena and a hotel that are part of a one million square foot mixed used development.read more
Source: PHIT America
SILVER SPRING, MD – April 22, 2015 – Physical inactivity in America has reached a record high. Nearly 30 percent of the current U.S. population is not engaged in any kind of exercise. According to recently released figures from the Physical Activity Council this week, 82.7 million Americans are now leading totally stationary and sedentary lives. America’s ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ is the real deal.read more
Source: Volt Athletics Inc.
Colorado Springs, CO; Seattle, WA – Wednesday, April 22, 2015: Volt Athletics Inc., the global leader in technology solutions for sport performance training, has announced a partnership with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning. The agreement establishes a mutually beneficial relationship to improve athletic performance and fitness, and to continue shaping the future of the strength and conditioning industry. The NSCA recently conducted a review of Volt Athletics’ online training platform, stating:
Source: Dollamur Sport Surfaces
(FORT WORTH, Tex.) – Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance sports flooring for wrestling, martial arts, mixed martial arts, CrossFit, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – today announces it will supply mats to the 2015 Pan American (Pan Am) Games in Toronto, Canada July 10-26.read more
ST. LOUIS, MO, April 22, 2015 – Accella’s suite of recycled rubber companies (RB Rubber, RTH, and Ultimate Systems) recently announced a new name; Ultimate RB. Ultimate RB is a unique combination of 30 years manufacturing experience in recycled tire, rubber crumb, EPDM custom colored crumb, and industry leading matting, rubber tiles and rolled goods.read more
Source: STANLEY Security
Indianapolis, IN – (April 21, 2015) – STANLEY Security, a leading global manufacturer and integrator of comprehensive security solutions for a wide range of industries, has been awarded an extensive contract with Arizona State University (ASU) – a public, flagship research university located on multiple campuses across the state of Arizona and throughout the U.S. Through the agreement, STANLEY will provide installation of security systems and accompanied support services, alarm monitoring, repair and preventive life cycle maintenance of integrated security platforms at all campus buildings and entities owned and occupied by ASU.read more
Source: Sports & Fitness Industry Association
Silver Spring, MD – April 20, 2015 – The sports and fitness industry grew 3.5% in 2014, representing $84.3 billion in wholesale sales in the United States, according to the 2015 Manufacturers’ Sales by Category Report published by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA). The $84.3 billion is an increase of over $10 billion from 2010 when the industry topped $74 billion wholesale.read more
Source: USA Football, FieldTurf
For the fourth consecutive year, USA Football and FieldTurf will be accepting applications for their annual Field Building Grants Program. Municipalities, school systems and tax-exempt youth leagues are eligible for a grant, in the form of a $50,000 credit, to be used toward the purchase of a FieldTurf synthetic field.read more