Source: Connor Sports
CHICAGO (Oct. 17, 2017) – Connor Sports and their Atlanta-area dealer, Norcross, GA-based CBA Sports, partnered with the Atlanta Hawks, Jr. NBA and the Atlanta Police Department to support Ballin 4 Peace on Saturday, Oct. 14.
Ballin 4 Peace was a full-day event held at the Rosel Fann Recreation Center in Atlanta that included a series of workshops and listening sessions for youth age 10 to 18 centered on gang violence, bullying, interacting with police and making positive decisions.
The event also featured a Parents Resource Center offering crime-prevention tips from members of the Atlanta Police Department, a job fair and an information forum with Hope Inside Atlanta.
The event concluded with a celebrity basketball game featuring former Atlanta Hawks’ Salim Stoudamire; Sedric Toney; Joe Smith; Theo Ratliff and others.
“Connor Sports through our Connor Sports Cares initiative and with our local Atlanta dealer CBA Sports, was proud to partner with the Atlanta Hawks and Jr. NBA to support Ballin 4 Peace as a positive resource for local youth and their parents using the popularity and life skills of sports to help make a difference in the Atlanta community,” said Lauren Gillian, Director of Social Responsibility / Community Relations, Gerflor USA.
ABOUT CONNOR SPORTS
Founded in 1872, Connor Sports® is the leader in hardwood sports flooring and is a preferred provider to the NCAA, NBA, FIBA and other organizations. Connor Sports has a proven commitment to sustainability with an excellent environmental record in responsible forestry including use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified materials and is the only flooring company with an Environmental Product Declaration. The company’s manufacturing facility in Amasa, MI is independently-audited and compliant with ISO 14001 standards. Connor Sports products also include leading vulcanized rubber sports surfaces. Connor Sports is a part of a Gerflor®company. Gerflor’s cutting-edge technology, history of innovation and design-forward products as an international leader in the flooring industry provides Connor Sports with global scope and enhanced research and technology. The Gerflor portfolio also includes Sport Court® and Taraflex® brands. Connor Sports is on the web at www.connorsports.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/connorsports and on Twitter @Connor_Sports.
ABOUT CBA SPORTS
Founded in 1992, CBA Sports is a sports construction firm specializing in performance athletic surfacing, sports floor systems, and sports components for both indoor and outdoor sports flooring projects. Our company is one of the largest and most proficient sports construction firms and is driven by the passion and commitment of its people. Every project, regardless of size or scope, gets the same attention to detail from a single flooring component to an entire sports complex; this is our philosophy and pride.
From indoor gymnasium flooring, running tracks and weight rooms to outdoor basketball and tennis courts, CBA Sports is a sports construction industry leader. Our clients range from UGA, Georgia Tech, GSU, FSU, Atlanta Hawks to a host of professional athletes, public and private sports facilities and homeowners throughout the world.