Source: Connor Sports
Custom Court Installed at Okinawa Base by Marine
CHICAGO (Nov. 13, 2015) – Connor Sports®, the industry leader in premium-quality sports surfaces provided and installed a custom hardwood basketball court for the 2015 Armed Forces Classic to be played today at 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time between Gonzaga and Pittsburgh at Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan.
Connor Sports Technical Supervisor Bruce Haroldson is a Marine Corps veteran who led the court installation process of the official Armed Forces Classic QuickLock™ court at the base. Haroldson was raised as a military “brat” until age 10 on a Marine Corps base by his Marine father and his mother a former Army flight nurse who met in the South Pacific during World War II and were married on the island where they served.
“Connor Sports is extremely proud to again be a part of the prestigious Armed Forces Classic event and to support the Marine Corps and all branches of the U.S. military,” said Jon Isaac, President & General Manager, Connor Sports. “Through our Connor Sports Cares Champions of Community initiative, we believe in a commitment to share our talent, time and resources in the global communities we do business in and to also honor the veterans in our company and their family members who have proudly served our country.”
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More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court International surfaces than on any other sports courts in the world. Founded in 1872, Connor Sport Court International has established themselves as the standard for professional and collegiate sports. Hardwood used in the courts is from a renewable resource, with the U.S. growing six times more hardwood than is harvested each year. Sport Court® is a registered trade mark of Connor Sport Court International. Since 1974, it has identified the original and authentic modular sport surface, continuously improved and patented to provide the highest levels of quality and performance. Connor Sport Court International is proud to be the only sports surfacing company in the world that is independently audited and verified as “Zero Waste” and fully ISO 9001:2008 certified.
The Armed Forces Classic is owned and operated by ESPN Events, a division of ESPN. http://espnevents.com/armed-forces-classic/about/
The Armed Forces Classic brings premier college basketball games to our nation’s troops wherever they are stationed around the world. Through five years, the U.S. Department of Defense and ESPN will present the Armed Forces Classic in a rotation among bases of the various military branches, which will serve as a host location.
2012: Air Force hosted the game at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
2013: Army hosted at Camp Humphreys in Korea, Nov. 8, 2013.
2014: The Coast Guard hosted Nov. 14 at Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico
2015: The United States Marine Corps will host the fourth annual Armed Forces Classic at Camp Foster in Okinawa, Japan. The game will feature the first meeting between 2014 NCAA Championships participants Gonzaga and Pittsburgh.