Source: Sports Legacy Institute(BOSTON) - The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI), a Boston-based non-profit organization founded to advance the study, treatment, and prevention of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups, has launched the SLI Concussion Checklist, available online at ConcussionChecklist.org, to help sports programs assess and improve their concussion safety efforts. The SLI Concussion Checklist is a resource for parents, coaches, administrators, and athletic trainers that is designed to identify educational programs, tests, tools, and policies in 10 assessment areas that allow them to provide the safest possible environment for their athletes. Visitors can evaluate their program through a comprehensive 30 question test, with questions such as, "Does your program mandate concussion education for athletes?" Upon completion, visitors are offered customized links to strategies and resources that can help improve the safety of their programs. The majority of the resources are free and easily accessible. Programs and teams of all levels can benefit from the SLI Concussion Checklist, and SLI encourages parents in particular to use the tool annually to evaluate the safety of their child's program and advocate on behalf of their child to add as many components as possible. The SLI Concussion Checklist was created because the lack of concussion safety in some youth sports programs is not caused by the absence of appropriate programs and tools; rather, it is the poor utilization of existing resources. ConcussionChecklist.org is a one-stop shop to assess your program and find safety solutions. The SLI Concussion Checklist covers the ten major components of concussion safety:1. Education2. Prevention3. Remove-from-Play Protocols4. Return-to-Play Protocols5. Return-to-School Protocols6. Return-to-Life Protocols7. Medical Infrastructure8. Equipment9. Rules and Penalties10. Playing Areas and Surfaces
Source: Value Vinyls
Value Vinyls is pleased to announce Marc Shellshear as our new Director of Sales – Structure Fabrics.read more
Source: Kings Public Relations
–Kings become 15th NBA Team to Own an NBA D-League Affiliate
Sacramento, Calif.—The NBA Development League and the Sacramento Kings today announced that the team has acquired a controlling interest in the NBA D-League’s Reno Bighorns. With the purchase, the Kings become the 15th NBA team to own and operate its NBA D-League affiliate.
ST. LOUIS, MO (10.19.16) - Foundry St. Louis and CannonDesign, an integrated global design firm, officially unveiled initial renderings for a potential Major League Soccer (MLS) Stadium that could help bring MLS soccer to the city. The unveiling was part of a public engagement forum to collect feedback and discuss ideas from St. Louis community members and local soccer fans. It also comes in the wake of an announcement from MLS Commissioner Don Garber that St. Louis is one of three leading candidates for the league’s next round of expansion.read more
Source: Brinkley Sargent Wigington Architects
Jim Browne’s planning and programming work has won more than 75 awards
HOUSTON — Jim Browne, with more than 40 years of experience in the public parks and recreation sector, joined Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects, a Texas-based firm with offices in Dallas, Waco, and Austin, in September.read more
Source: Life Fitness
Life Fitness restructures manufacturing operations to better support Company growth
Rosemont, Ill., Oct. 20, 2016 – Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, today announced a restructuring plan for its Cybex manufacturing operations that results in the transition of production and support operations now at the Company’s Medway, Massachusetts, facility to existing facilities in Minnesota and Illinois.
Source: Sports Turf Managers Association
Open from October 21 through November 18; Winner Announced December 2
(LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) – the professional organization for 2,600 men and women who manage sports fields worldwide who are critical to the safety of athletes and coaches – kicks off the fourth annual “Mowing Patterns Contest” tomorrow, October 21.
Source: Escape Fitness
Interactive, cloud-based, multi-device solution brings challenges, gamification and personalization to functional fitness
Cincinnati, Ohio, October 20, 2016—Global functional fitness market leader Escape Fitness, in partnership with Dutch distributor FunXtion, is launching the FunXtion Interactive Platform—a cloud-based, multi-device solution that makes functional training safe, effective, accessible, motivational and fun inside and outside of the club environment for exercisers of all skill levels.read more
Source: AtmosAir Solutions
We spend 90% of our lives inside - Shouldn’t we enjoy it?
Leading indoor air purification company, AtmosAir™, (www.atmosair.com) has quietly been taking over the air we breathe in sports arenas (Dallas Cowboys, University of Southern California, Atlanta Braves), commercial buildings, hospitals (Yale New Haven, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center), casinos (Philadelphia Sugarhouse Casino, Pittsburgh Rivers Casino), hotels (Hilton, Loews) and our very own homes!read more