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The below press releases, and any others released prior to October 2012, you will see references to SGMA throughout it that pre-date our transition from SGMA to SFIA.

2014

7/21/14 Physical Activity Tax Incentive (PHIT Act) Clears Major Hurdle in Congress
7/15/14 Sports Technology set to Score at New Sports Tech Marketplace at the 2015 International CES
7/11/14 HumanX by Harbinger & WOD Talk Magazine Announce “Get to the Games” Sweepstakes Winners
7/11/14 SFIA Legal Task Force to Host Helmet Webinar
7/7/14 SFIA Rallies Against Funding Cuts to Physical Activity Infrastructures
7/7/14 USA Volleyball Partners with VERT Wearable Jump Technology
7/1/14 Pelé demonstrates revolutionary shin guard technology at the World Cup host city
6/26/14 NIKE Partners with GARED for Largest Single-Venue Basketball Tournament in History.
6/25/14 Harbinger & HumanX Launch 2014 Brand Ambassador Program
6/25/14 Largest Ever Team Dealer Market Just Held
6/25/14 Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Strongly Opposes D.C. Gym Tax
6/25/14 SFIA Concerned of Potential West Coast Port Strike’s Impact on Members
6/11/14 SFIA State of the Industry Report: Technology Driving Product Interest and Sales
6/2/14 Physical Activity Incentive “PHIT Act” Hits 40 Co-Sponsors
5/30/14 SFIA Applauds NFL, NCAA, Department of Defense Research Pledge on Concussions
5/28/14 SFIA Opens Call for 2014 Future Industry Leaders Scholarship Program
5/20/14 SFIA Proud to Receive “Good Sport in Philanthropy” Award
5/20/14 SFIA to Host Cyber Security Webinar on May 22
5/15/14 HumanX by Harbinger and WOD Talk Magazine Partner to Create “Get to the Games” Sweepstakes
5/12/14 SFIA Report: Fitness Activities Dominate Top Ten List of Core Participants
5/7/14 Sports and Fitness Industry Surpasses $80 Billion in Wholesale Sales
5/1/14 Over 80 Million Americans Still Inactive
4/29/14 SPORTS INDUSTRY LEADERS GATHER IN INDY FOR RULES TALK
4/10/14 Stericycle ExpertSOLUTIONS Becomes an SFIA Silver Corporate Partner
4/10/14 New Balance Signs World Class Triathlete Non Stanford to Team New Balance
4/9/14 Harbinger Celebrates 25 Years of Leadership in Fitness Industry
3/25/14 Industry Experts to Discuss Youth Sports Injuries at SFIA Litigation & Risk Management Summit
3/18/14 RRCA Launches Animated Message to Educate Runners
3/17/14 SFIA Pulse Report: Consumer Confidence in Sports and Fitness Industry Affected by Cold Weather
3/12/14 Action Wipes Now Available in 10-Sheet Soft Dispenser
3/12/14 Rawling's David Hill and Xenith's Chuck Huggins Chosen to Lead SFIA Football Council
3/6/14 SFIA National Health Through Fitness Day Garners Bipartisan Support
2/24/14 SFIA Football Council Endorses USA Football's Heads Up Football Program
2/19/14 SFIA Congratulates National Health Through Fitness Day Supporter Elana Meyers on Winning Silver in Sochi
2/13/14 X3 Competition Gloves bring SpiderGrip™ to Functional Training market
2/12/14 Mock Trial on Product Liability Issues Added to 2014 SFIA Litigation & Risk Management Summit Agenda
2/11/14 SFIA Members and Decorated Athletes to Lobby Congress for Physical Activity at SFIA’s National Health Through Fitness Day
2/7/14 SFIA to be Featured in ESPN Town Hall on Kids and Sports Airing Sunday, February 9th
2/6/14 Brain Sentry Introduces Head Hit Count System
2/6/14 Performance Lacrosse Provides Players with Brain Sentry Impact Sensors
2/6/14 Helmet-Mounted Device Helps ID Players Who Need to be Evaluated for Concussion
2/4/14 PING’s Rawleigh Grove Elected as Chairman to SFIA’s U.S. Golf Manufacturers Council (USGMC)
1/15/14 Core Participation Grows in Majority of Team Sports According to Latest SFIA U.S. Trends in Team Sports Report
1/13/14 Key Trade Bills Introduced in Congress Could Break Log Jam Blocking Tariff Relief on Sporting Goods
1/10/14 2014 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit to be Held in Chicago
1/8/14 ACTION WIPES SUPPORTS FLOOD AFFECTED COMMUNITY IN COLORADO
1/8/14 OC Sports Inks Long Term Deal with Major League Baseball Properties
1/1/14 Harbinger Supports Active Military Troops with Massive Product Donation

2013

12/12/13 NEW 4-PACK LARGE SINGLES BY ACTION WIPES
12/6/13 NEW - X4 COMPETITION SPEED ROPE FROM HUMANX BY HARBINGER
12/5/13 HumanX by Harbinger Joins as Sponsor of NEW Online Fitness Competition -- Raw Fitness Combine
11/22/13 OC Sports Releases CapBuilder App
11/21/13 HumanX by Harbinger Joining as Sponsor of NLI Championship Event on December 14, 2013
11/18/13 Fitness Participation Rates Continue to Rank among the Highest According to Latest SFIA Tracking the Fitness Movement Report
11/14/13 Harbinger Partners with SMAK Strategies as PR Agency of Record
11/7/13 SFIA Mourns Passing of Carol M. White, Author of Physical Education Program (PEP) Act
10/30/13 PHIT Hits All-Time High with 28th Co-Sponsor; Creates Tax Break for Activity Expenses
10/24/13 Gold's Gym International Approves Harbinger as Preferred Vendor
10/17/13 The WFSGI's Future of Manufacturing Forum Supported By SFIA
10/16/13 CRAMER PRODUCTS TO INTRODUCE A LINE OF PROTECTIVE FOOTBALL APPAREL
10/2/13 Department of Education Announces $32 million in 2013 PEP Awards
9/27/13 Action Wipes partners with REI on National Public Lands Day Saturday September 28, 2013
9/26/13 SPORTS AND FITNESS EXECUTIVES PRAISE INAUGURAL SFIA INDUSTRY LEADERS SUMMIT
9/17/13 INAUGURAL SFIA INDUSTRY LEADERS SUMMIT SOLD OUT
9/11/13 Action Wipes Brings the Dirtbag Challenge to Interbike’s 2013 OutDoor Demo Days
9/10/13 First Lady Applauds Sports Products Industry Leaders for Working Together to Promote Physical Activity
9/4/13 SFIA Encouraged by Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiators Reaffirmation to Wrap up Agreement by Year’s End
8/28/13 SFIA and Exponent Agree to Gold Level Corporate Partner Program Relationship
8/20/13 Harbinger’s New PowerAmp™ xXx FlexFast™ Cables are next generation in Resistance Training
8/14/13 PHIT America Announces National Launch of Mayor’s Fitness Challenge
8/14/13 National Talk Show Host Hugh Hewitt to Deliver Dinner Keynote at 2013 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit
7/31/13 RetailNet Group President Dan O’Connor to Deliver Retail Keynote at 2013 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit
7/23/13 Action Wipes Brings the Dirtbag Challenge to Open Air Demo Day at OR 2013
7/19/13 SFIA Announces Inaugural Class of Future Industry Leaders Scholarship Recipients
6/25/13 Harbinger's New Wrist Supports Developed for Traditional Weightlifting and Non-traditional Multidiscipline Workouts
6/24/13 Sports and Fitness Industry Predicts Domestic and International Sales Growth According to SFIA State of the Industry
6/19/13 Democrats Thrash Republicans in 52nd Congressional Baseball Game
6/14/13 Harbinger Introduces Kettlebell Arm Guards to Avoid Bruising and Extend Training Time
5/29/13 Grassroots Influencers Welcome To Join PHIT America Alliance As ‘Ambassadors’
5/24/13 Good Sports Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with Major Milestone
5/22/13 Rob DeMartini and Tom Farrey to Speak at 2013 SFIA Industry Leaders Summit
5/15/13 PHIT Included in Congressional Report on Suggested Tax Reforms
5/15/13 Amy Latimer Joins Good Sports Board of Directors
5/14/13 PHIT America Names Sports Industry Hall of Fame Inductee Rusty Saunders to Board of Directors
5/1/13 Physical Activity Council Study Reveals 33% of Americans Active to a Healthy Level
5/1/13 SFIA Members Convene in Indianapolis for Annual High School and University Rules Meeting
4/23/13 PHIT Bill Gains 10 Congressional Sponsors Thanks to SFIA's National Health through Fitness Day Efforts
4/16/13 SFIA Launches Future Industry Leaders Scholarship Program
4/9/13 Kwik Goal and U.S. Futsal Agree to Partnership
4/8/13 Forceout Official Press Release
4/4/13 Good Sports Honors Outstanding Partners at Annual Legends of the Ball at Fenway Park
3/27/13 New Balance Licensee Releases Orthotic Sandal Technology
3/26/13 Fitness EM® Partners with Krenzien, Krenzien, and Associates
3/25/13 Cramer Products...along with athletic training and sports medicine...celebrates 95 years
3/22/13 Harbinger Announces New HumanX Line of Functional Training Gear
3/21/13 Ripken Baseball Partners with OC Sports
3/14/13 Over 125 Congressional Meetings Held During SFIA’s National Health through Fitness Day
3/6/13 SFIA Announces Powerhouse Lineup for 2013 Industry Leaders Summit - Registration Now Open
3/6/13 PHIT America Calls for PEP/PHIT Act Support
3/4/13 SFIA’s 14th National Health Through Fitness Day Kicks Off Next Week
3/1/13 Harbinger appoints Bob Brasser, vice president of sales
2/20/13 Licensees Again Permitted to Attend the Standards Portion of the NOCSAE Board Meeting
2/14/13 Electronic Transaction Systems Corporation (ETS) Becomes Platinum Level SFIA Corporate Program Partner
2/13/13 Sports & Fitness Industry Association Forms Football Council
2/13/13 Kwik Goal Hires Jamie Hartley as Territory Manager for Southwest Region
2/12/13 SFIA Pulse Report: Consumer Confidence Continues to Rise as Increased Participation Anticipated
2/12/13 Harbinger signs exclusive agreement with Action Wipes
2/5/13 SFIA Members Based in Gulf Coast may be Eligible for BP Oil Spill Claim
1/30/13 New Balance and Athletics Ireland Announce New Partnership
1/30/13 Escalade® Sports Fortifies Selling Team
1/23/13 Fight Obesity and Support Cost Effective Solutions on National Health Through Fitness Day
1/23/13 SFIA Proud to be part of Sports & Fitness Coalition that Announces PHIT America: An Exciting Consumer Campaign to Fight the Obesity and Sedentary Crisis and Increase Sports and Fitness Participation
1/16/13 Sports & Fitness Industry Association Launches Lacrosse Council
1/15/13 Fitness EM appoints Rob Horvath Vice President of Sales
1/3/13 Tariff Relief Not Included in 'Fiscal Cliff' Bill But SFIA Remains Optimistic

2012

12/19/12 The Physical Activity Council Readies its Survey for the 2013 Collection
12/19/12 As Post-Olympic Participation in Volleyball Grows, the SFIA Volleyball Council Comes Together to Plan for Sustaining this Growth
12/12/12 SFIA Promotes Staff as Part of Reorganization
12/11/12 Brian Anderson Named CEO of Madd Gear
12/11/12 MAYFONK ATHLETIC introduces VERT for Everyone.
11/21/12 SFIA Analyzes Holiday Shopping Scene for Sports & Fitness Industry
11/15/12 SFIA Addresses Impact of the Election on Sports/Fitness Industry
11/13/12 SFIA Q3 Pulse Report Shows Consumers and Industry Poised for Positive Movement – Just in Time for Holidays
11/9/12 SFIA Addresses Impact of the Election on Sports/Fitness Industry
11/1/12 SFIA Elects Bob Puccini of Mizuno USA as Chairman
10/31/12 John Smith and BRUTE… A Quarter Century of Excellence
10/31/12 Brute Donates 4,000 Gear Bags to Beat The Streets Wrestling Program
10/10/12 Baseball: Not Just a Game for Children
10/10/12 SGMA Membership Approves Name Change to Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA)
10/9/12 Obituary for Donald Charles Sonandres: Founder of the ADA
10/2/12 UFC Champion Cung Le Joins Brain-Pad Team In Promoting Athelets Safety
9/28/12 Harbinger launches new packaging, programming and website
9/27/12 Harbinger Recognizes 20 Years with Academy Sports and Outdoors
9/27/12 Female Participation Is Key To Team Sports Future
9/27/12 Kwik Tek Has Signed A Licensing Agreement with Endemol USA
9/26/12 How Does The Democratic Platform Impact Sports Industry?
9/26/12 HOW DOES THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM IMPACT SPORTS INDUSTRY?
9/12/12 SFIA Supports National PSA Campaign To Defeat Childhood Obesity
9/12/12 SGMA Launches New Strategic Plan and Rebranding, Will Become Sports & Fitness Industry Association
9/11/12 OdorBalance® Introduces Groundbreaking Sports Equipment Cleaning Products
9/6/12 SGMA Reports That Team Sports in the U.S. Are Evolving
8/31/12 How Does the GOP Platform Affect the Sports Industry?
8/29/12 Harbinger Expands Line with new Women’s Belt and Red Line Wrist Wraps
8/20/12 Former SGMA Chairman John Parish Ready for Hall of Fame Induction
8/14/12 U.S. Department of Education Announces NEW PEP Awards
8/13/12 SGMA Honors National Health Through Fitness Day Athletes Who Won Gold in London
8/7/12 “Up Close and Personal” with America’s Olympic ‘Host'
8/1/12 SGMA's 'Olympic Top 20' Participation Study
8/1/12 Q & A with U.S. Olympic/ WNBA Superstar Tamika Catchings
7/31/12 SGMA Optimistic About the Industry Sales & Participation
7/27/12 Female Specific Singlet the Next Step for Women’s Wrestling
7/26/12 Schutt Donates Helmet to Military Veteran Semi-Pro Football Player
7/25/12 Class-Based Fitness Is ‘All the Rage’ at U.S. Health Clubs
7/24/12 SGMA Salutes Recent National Health Through Fitness Day Athletes Participating In London Olympics
7/23/12 Fitness manufacturer Harbinger Recognizes 20 Years of Partnership
7/20/12 CRAMER PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES PROMOTIONS AND NEW HIRES
7/19/12 SFIA TO LAUNCH INDUSTRY LEADERS SUMMIT IN SEPTEMBER 2013
7/17/12 SGMA Members Help to Sponsor the 2012 Congressional Softball and Baseball Games
6/29/12 Larry Doby: One of Baseball's Legendary Figures
6/29/12 SGMA & Its Member Companies Support Congressional Baseball Game
6/27/12 A Day in the Life of Herschel Walker - In Our Nation's Capital
6/21/12 Congresswomen & Media Play Ball in D.C.
6/14/12 PEP Funding For FY 2013 Is Off to Great Start
6/12/12 SGMA Reveals Sports/Fitness Industry Is Steady, Strong & Evolving
6/12/12 SFIA Announces National Product Donation/Distribution Partnership with Good Sports
6/4/12 “Warning Will Robinson, Warning”! A Primer in Warnings
5/23/12 SGMA's Wholesale Study Reports $77+ Billion In Sales
5/22/12 Golfing Great Johnny Miller Q & A with SGMA's Mike May
5/22/12 SGMA Participation Reports Available: On A Sports-By-Sport Basis'
5/15/12 SGMA’s VJ Mayor Tabbed for Association Executive Leadership Program
5/15/12 Harbinger expands 6” Padded Leather Weightlifting Belt to XXL
5/14/12 Schutt Sports Continues to Educate Safety to Athletes across the Nation
5/8/12 Joe Henson passed away at the age of 90.
5/8/12 SGMA Supports National Fitness Study Findings
5/7/12 Rep. Dold Delivers Baseball Equipment to the North Chicago Community H.S. Baseball Team
5/1/12 Baden Named as Official Basketball of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletics Association
4/27/12 Online Marketing Is A Vital Cog In Today's World
4/25/12 SGMA, NFHS, & NCAA Official Host Rules Discussion In Indy
4/24/12 Bowyer Inducted into National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
4/20/12 SFIA Research Unveils New Participation Tracking Technology
4/19/12 Cool Point™ is a Big Winner at the Boston Marathon
4/18/12 Reduction of Impact Forces to the Base of Skull
4/16/12 California Basketball Coach Wins "Brockness" Bracket Challenge By Intrepid Sportswear
4/11/12 Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) Delivers Keynote Address at SGMA’s Litigation & Risk Management Summit
4/11/12 Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) Delivers Keynote Address at SGMA’s Litigation & Risk Management Summit
4/9/12 SGMA Says: 220 Million Americans Are ‘Active’, Yet 68 Million Americans Are ‘Inactive’
4/3/12 SGMA Says: April 30 Deadline for Tariff Relief Bills on Sporting Goods
3/29/12 Inactivity Levels in the U.S. Rise to 68.2 Million People
3/26/12 NFL Draft Hopefuls Pledge Their Loyalty to Schutt Helmets
3/20/12 Trigger Point Performance Endorsed By Two Top CrossFitters
3/19/12 Escalade® Sports Continues to Add Outside Sales Rep Horsepower
3/15/12 Over 26 Million Americans Play Basketball
3/13/12 Involve Gains Technogym USA Account Expanding Its Active Lifestyle Client Roster
3/12/12 Top 2012 NFL Draft Picks Branded by 180 Communications
3/12/12 SGMA's National Health Through Fitness Day: Quotes & Comments
3/12/12 SGMA Says The Olympics Do Impact Sports Participation
3/9/12 CRAMER PRODUCTS' NEW WEBSITE READY FOR VISITORS!
3/8/12 SGMA Identifies Today’s American Sports Fan
3/5/12 SGMA Members Stress Importance of Physical Activity Bills to Congress
3/5/12 SGMA Members Stressed Importance of Physical Activity Bills to Congress
3/5/12 Spitzer Golf Continues to Brand Itself on the Cutting Edge of Sports Technology
2/27/12 SGMA’s Lobby Day in D.C. Attracts BSN Sports As Transportation Sponsor
2/22/12 SGMA Names Ron Rosenbaum as SVP, Marketing & Business Development
2/21/12 Brute Wrestling Launches New Footwear Line
2/17/12 Effective Online Marketing Drives Offline Sales
2/13/12 Capitol Hill Event to Honor Former Redskin
2/13/12 A Capitol Hill Special Event
2/9/12 Volleyball Uniform Requirements to Change in 2016
2/9/12 SGMA Applauds NFHS Decision To Delay Implementation of Football Glove Standard
2/7/12 Schutt Sports Congratulates NFL Champion New York Giants
2/7/12 Top Sports Industry Brands + Decorated Athletes Headline SGMA's National Health Through Fitness Day
2/3/12 NOCSAE Board of Directors Takes Action On Football and Baseball/Softball Equipment Standards
1/30/12 NOCSAE Makes Standards Decisions on Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Football, and Baseball/Softball
1/24/12 Summary of NOCSAE Meeting: January 20-21
1/23/12 FACT SHEET: SGMA's 13th National Health Through Fitness Day

2011

12/22/11 Sand/Beach Volleyball: New Marketing Angle on Olympic Favorite
12/21/11 SGMA Announces National Study on Size/Scope of the Sporting Goods Industry
12/18/11 Congress Passes 2012 Federal Budget: PEP Gets Level Funding
12/7/11 Harbinger Supports Fairfield Schools with Annual Holiday Art Contest
12/5/11 Schutt Sports Features New Youth Helmet Designs, Provides Education at Pop Warner Super Bowl
11/29/11 SGMA Supports Strong Stance by Obama Administration on Counterfeiting
11/28/11 SGMA Is Focused on Stopping On-Line Sales of Counterfeit Products
11/11/11 Escalade Sports Adds Team Dealer Sales Agencies to Sales Force
11/10/11 McDavid USA Announces New Global Marketing Leadership Team
11/3/11 SGMA Takes The Lead In Supporting Congressional Flag Football Game
10/24/11 Baseball's Dedicated Core of Players Drive Sales
10/20/11 CONCUSSIONS ARE FOCUS OF U.S. SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING
10/19/11 Larry J. Franklin of Franklin Sports Re-Elected SGMA Chairman
10/18/11 Harbinger Introduces Red Line and Power Knee Wraps in Black
10/17/11 Fitness EM Appoints Mark Ish as National Sales Director
10/4/11 SGMA Supports Federal Bill Which Will Encourage Fitness in the Workplace
9/29/11 Department of Education Announces New PEP Awards
9/28/11 McDavid: Supported by Athletes, Loved by Mom
9/22/11 Senate Appropriations Funds PEP for 2012-2013 School Year
9/22/11 Schutt Sports Reports 15% Increase in Football Equipment Sales
9/22/11 State of Team Sports in America
9/21/11 SGMA President Calls for Reduced Trade Barriers to Promote Global Health
9/13/11 Porter Athletic, Gill Athletics Launches New Divisional Sales Structure
9/12/11 College Football Lineman Credits McDavid for Quick Comeback
9/12/11 Schutt Sports Launches Season-Long Facebook Competition
9/9/11 Fitness manufacturer Harbinger Donates Exercise Mats to
8/30/11 Schutt Sports Becomes Official Helmet for UT-Dallas
8/24/11 High School Football Players Gear Up for Another Season with McDavid
8/23/11 SGMA Product Integrity Program Knowledge Services Launched Via Webinar
8/23/11 President Obama Signs Consumer Product Safety Reform Bill Into Law
8/22/11 McDavid Ankle Brace Serving its Way Onto the ATP Tour in Time for the U.S. Open
8/3/11 Schutt Sports Becomes Official Helmet for Lone Star Conference Softball
7/29/11 SGMA Applauds Goals of National Youth Sports Week
7/26/11 PHIT Bill Is Being Re-Introduced on Capitol Hill
7/25/11 Study Proves McDavid Ankle Braces Significantly Prevent Injuries
7/25/11 Schutt Sports Sponsors Texas High School Coaches Association 2011 All-Star Games
7/21/11 Study Proves McDavid Ankle Braces Significantly Prevent Injuries
7/21/11 U.S.A. Women's Soccer Thriving Thanks To Youth Programs
7/18/11 SGMA Plays Prominent Role in Congressional Baseball Game
7/14/11 Social Networking Making its Mark on Fitness and Exercise
7/12/11 SGMA Announces Product Integrity Program For Its Members In Partnership With Bureau Veritas
7/11/11 The SGMA Congratulates Abby Wambach & The U.S. Women's World Cup Team For Their Historic Victory Over Brazil
6/29/11 SGMA Says: PEP Funding In Jeopardy For 2012
6/28/11 Chicago Fire Discuss Recovery in MLS with McDavid USA and Other Top Brands
6/27/11 McDavid USA Combats Dangerous Baseball Injuries with Protective Apparel
6/24/11 Congresswomen Play Ball For Fun, Fitness, & Charity
6/20/11 NFL Football Star, Ndamukong Suh, Seeks to Prevent Head Injuries With Endorsement Of New Sports Safety Product
6/17/11 Schutt Sports Acquires Adams USA Football Helmet & Faceguard Product Lines
6/17/11 Cramer Products Acquires Stromgren Athletics
6/15/11 SGMA's Single-Sport Participation Studies Identify Key Demographics
6/9/11 Cramer Products Honored for Long-Term Employee Stock Ownership
6/8/11 SGMA Announces New Addition to NOCSAE Board
5/26/11 PEP Funding For FY2012 Is In Jeopardy
5/25/11 McDavid U.S.A. Hits a Home Run in Major League Baseball
5/24/11 NorthPole and Krenzien, Krenzien and Associates Form Partnership
5/23/11 Everlast Signs WBA Super Middleweight Champion, Andre Ward To An Exclusive Multi-Year Equipment And Apparel Contract
5/23/11 McDavid USA Hires New Sales Manager
5/20/11 NorthPole and Krenzien, Krenzien and Associates form partnership
5/19/11 SGMA Reveals Sports Industry Is ‘On The Rebound’
5/17/11 SGMA Applauds Announcement of $78.8 Million in PEP Grants in FY 2011
5/17/11 Schutt Reconditioning Sponsors Non-Profit Football Camp
5/12/11 Corporate Partnership Addresses Safety and Education in Youth Lacrosse
5/9/11 Active Network and the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA)
5/9/11 Oklahoma Athletic Trainers Association Host First Symposium on Jaw-Joint Concussion
5/4/11 McDavid Ultrarunner to Complete Appalachian Trail in 70 Straight Days
4/29/11 SGMA Board Member Jim Baugh Ready for Hall of Fame Induction
4/25/11 Ashaway Meets Demand for Softer Playing, More Powerful Tennis String with Dynamite® 17 Soft
4/25/11 The SGMA, NFHS, & NCAA Host High School & College Rules Meeting
4/20/11 Glove Color Rule – Delayed Implementation (2012)
4/18/11 McDavid Signs Second Endurance Team Athlete
4/18/11 Schutt Sports Responds to 10-Year-And-Out Helmet Rule Change with New Trade-In Program
4/13/11 The SGMA Survey Says ‘Social Networking’ Has Significant Impact on Sports Participation
4/12/11 McDavid Sponsors Rising Star on U.S. National Bobsled Team
4/12/11 PEP Survives Massive Federal Budget Cuts But Future Tenuous
4/6/11 SGMA’s Litigation & Risk Management Summit Successfully Tackles Current Issues
3/31/11 Schutt Sports Shares Company Standings with Group in New Jersey
3/30/11 2011 PEP Grant Awards Competition Opens March 29... Closes May 13
3/29/11 More Than 60 Million Americans Are Considered 'Couch Potatoes'
3/28/11 McDavid Donates to Relief Efforts in Japan
3/23/11 McDavid® to Reveal New Women’s Recovery Line
3/23/11 Sportcraft Launches Retail B2B Exchange
3/21/11 Future NCAA Stars Protected, Supported by McDavid
3/16/11 AFIRM Brings Showcase Tour to Washington D.C. Area
3/10/11 Ashaway Introduces UltraNick® 17 Squash String With Zyex® Multifilament Core
3/9/11 Q & A with Golf Legend Gary Player
3/2/11 Tampa Bay Derby Darlins “Gear Up” with McDavid® for Tournament
3/2/11 SGMA Members Educate Congress About Necessity Of Physical Activity Bills
3/1/11 FACT SHEET: SGMA’s CAPITOL HILL RECEPTION
3/1/11 Schutt Sports Launches All-New Virtual Catalog
2/28/11 Everlast CEO, Neil Morton to Join SGMA Delegates in Washington for National Health Through Fitness Day
2/28/11 McDavid® Focuses on Education in 2011
2/28/11 Industry Leaders Gathered On Capitol Hill To Save PEP Legislation
2/22/11 Schutt Reconditioning Signs Lease and Saves Jobs
2/22/11 McDavid Applauds the New NFHS Rules Changes
2/21/11 Ashaway Named for Third Term as Official String of USA Racquetball
2/7/11 AFIRM Fitness Showcase Tour Launches Successfully
2/4/11 Ashaway Extends Sponsorship Agreement with David Palmer
2/3/11 Superbowl Stars Face Hard Hits, Protected and Not
2/3/11 AFIRM Fitness Showcase Tour Has Solid Debut
1/20/11 Dwyane Wade Renews Endorsement Deal with McDavid
1/19/11 FACT SHEET: SGMA's 12th National Health Through Fitness Day
1/19/11 Leading Industry Brands + Celebrity Athletes Headline SGMA's National Health Through Fitness Day
1/11/11 Physical Education Funding Threatened by Budget Cuts and Department of Education Plan
1/4/11 Ashaway Introduces PowerNick® 19—Thinnest Squash String Ever

2010

12/22/10 SGMA Wins Bronze Award in Association TRENDS All-Media Contest
12/15/10 Legislation to Improve Impact of President's Council's Efforts
12/9/10 McDavid Hires Marketing Product Manager
12/3/10 McDavid Signs New Endurance Athlete
11/30/10 Tom Sculley Set to Receive the Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award
11/29/10 The SGMA Team Wins Congressional Football League
11/22/10 McDavid Snow-Sport Products Now Available at Retail
11/19/10 Schutt Sports Talks Youth Concussions on Sports Pro Community Network
11/16/10 Larry J. Franklin of Franklin Sports Re-Elected SGMA Chairman
11/11/10 FedEx and UPS to Raise Small Package Rates for 2011
11/11/10 The Expected Impact of the November Elections on U.S. Businesses
11/8/10 EvoShield Makes Custom Protective Gear for Eagles' Michael Vick
11/5/10 SGMA/NOCSAE Baseball/Softball Fielders Protective Headgear Draft Standard
11/5/10 Fitness EM Launches New Website For Empower Fitness Products
11/3/10 Schutt Sports Appears on “Expert Opinion”
11/1/10 Schutt Sports and Leon Lett Foundation Donate Gear to Youth
10/31/10 Schutt Sports Headquarters Visited by Japan NFL Club Video Crew
10/22/10 Team Sports In America: SGMA's Age Group Analysis
10/21/10 Cody Ross of the San Francisco Giants plays through injury with an Evoshield Wrist Guard to defeat Philadelphia Phillies.
10/18/10 Evoshield Rib Guard protects Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton
10/13/10 McDavid Inc. and NBA’s Corey Maggette Renew Relationship
10/1/10 New Workout Kits From SHAPE Magazine & Fitness EM Support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)
10/1/10 Department of Education Awards $80 Million in PEP Grants
9/29/10 Hall of Famer Rod Carew Offers Advice and Tips in his Series of Ongoing Columns
9/22/10 Team Sports in America: What Sports Are Popular? Who is Playing?
9/22/10 Ashaway Introduces Zyex-based UltraKill® 18 Racquetball String
9/16/10 Adrian Gonzalez and Tater Grip Connect for a Big Hit
9/7/10 SGMA Identifies America's Fittest Cities
9/1/10 Brain-Pad Selected as a Top New Products at Henry Schein
8/24/10 Hall of Famer Rod Carew to Throw Out First Pitch at National Youth Baseball Championships
8/11/10 The Sports Industry Loses Great Champion
8/11/10 SGMA Says Seniors Are the ‘Rock’ of Stability in Fitness Business
8/5/10 Ashaway Introduces New Dynamite® Soft Line of Zyex-Based Tennis Strings
8/3/10 5 Sports Safety Tips for Concussion Protection
8/3/10 News from NOCSAE: Football Gloves, Protective Helmets, and More
8/2/10 Rod Carew Baseball Sponsors National Youth Baseball Championships
7/30/10 SGMA Applauds Proposed $80 Million for PEP in 2011
7/27/10 "Dance Your Ass Off" Episode Features Hyper Best Pro Weight Vest
7/22/10 Ashaway Signs Daryl Selby
7/21/10 Federal Judge Rules No Infringement In Protective Headband Patent Case
7/21/10 U.S. House Passes Tariff Relief
7/20/10 SGMA Study Identifies Active Segments of U.S. Population
7/9/10 House Committee Includes SGMA-Backed Provisions in Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
7/6/10 SGMA Plays Prominent Role in Congressional Baseball Game
6/30/10 Boxing and Kickboxing: Two Effective Stress Relief Outlets
6/25/10 Rod Carew Baseball Teams Up with Diamond Sports
6/24/10 HOPSports, Inc. Adds Sandbells to Award-Winning Training System
6/18/10 2010 PEP Grant Awards Competition Opens June 18... Closes July 18
6/11/10 ‘The Beautiful Game' Is A Major Player In The Retail Sector
6/7/10 SGMA’s Single-Sport Participation Studies: Available Now
6/4/10 Rod Carew Baseball Launches with Flagship Product, the GAPHitter
5/20/10 New Ashaway ZyMax® 67 Offers Lowest Tension Loss of Any Badminton String
5/17/10 McDavid and Junior Rank Sponsor New Camp for Elite Young Athletes
5/14/10 SGMA and NSGA Meet To Discuss Working Together in the Future
5/11/10 SGMA's 2010 State of the Industry Report Released
4/23/10 SGMA, NFHS, & NCAA Coordinate High School and College Rules 'Summit'
4/20/10 Ashaway UltraNick® 18 Squash String with Zyex® Multifilament Fibers
4/6/10 SGMA's Wholesale Study Reports $71+ Billion in Sales
3/29/10 Physically Active Americans Want ‘Better Return’ From Their ‘Exercise Investment’
3/19/10 Ashaway Introduces Zyex-based UltraKill® 17 Racquetball String
3/18/10 New Partnership in Sports/Recreation Industry Announces Findings
3/16/10 Athletes Speak Out in Favor of P.E. and Physical Activity
3/16/10 ATHLETES SPEAK OUT IN FAVOR OF P.E. AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
3/10/10 SGMA LEADS SPORTS INDUSTRY DELEGATION TO CAPITOL HILL
3/10/10 SGMA LEADS SPORTS INDUSTRY DELEGATION TO CAPITOL HILL
3/5/10 Ashaway Introduces ZyMax® 62, the Lightest Badminton String Ever Made
3/3/10 Precor 9.31 Treadmill wins Top Treadmill award besting 28 competitors
3/1/10 SGMA's Annual Sports Participation Study to Examine Fandom
2/26/10 Henry Schein Dental Partners with Brain-Pad, Inc.
2/24/10 Football Great Tim Brown To Receive SGMA’s Lifetime Achievement Award
2/16/10 SGMA's National Health Through Fitness Day Has Celebrity Appeal
2/12/10 SGMA Applauds First Lady's Effort to Curb Childhood Obesity
2/4/10 Mizuno USA Drafts BooneOakley
2/2/10 2010 Girls Gymnastics Rules Changes Focus on Current Trends and Risk Minimization
2/1/10 Stamina Products Announces Sustainability Results for 2009
1/29/10 Golf Equipment Manufacturers Unite to Address Industry Issues
1/26/10 Athletic Directors and Coaches Get Their Chance to Speak Out
1/25/10 Record Number of Sponsors Backing SGMA's National Health Through Fitness DAy
1/25/10 European Help Desk Representatives Ready to Meet & Assist SGMA Members During Upcoming ISPO Trade Fair
1/19/10 SGMA Gathers Soccer Leaders To Discuss Major Off-the-Field Issues
1/15/10 Ashaway Racket Strings Celebrates 185th Birthday
1/13/10 New Ashaway Multifilament Core Packages Allow Thinner, Stronger Racquet Strings
1/4/10 FedEx and UPS Announce Rate Increases for 2010

2009

12/23/09 Athletes Turn to Brain-Pad Mouth Guards for Concussion Protection
12/15/09 SGMA Creates Association of Fitness Industry Retailers & Manufacturers (AFIRM)
12/9/09 Fact Sheet: SGMA's 11th Annual National Health Through Fitness Day
12/8/09 SGMA Working With Congress To Extend Duty Suspension For Producers Of Volleyballs & Basketballs
12/7/09 SGMA Gets LinkedIn
11/23/09 SGMA's Efforts to Push Physical Activity Can Make A Difference
11/19/09 Pinnacle Sports Triad Titanium Necklaces
11/17/09 16 Eurozone Countries Out of Recession
11/3/09 SGMA, Nike, and NFL Take the Lead in Supporting Congressional Flag Football Game
10/27/09 Thoughts from One of Baseball's Broadcasting Greats
10/27/09 St.Vincent Sports Performance Announces Historic Partnerships with Three National Governing Bodies
10/23/09 Larry J. Franklin of Franklin Sports Elected SGMA Chairman
10/22/09 Ashaway Introduces ZyMax® 70 for Badminton, the Strongest 0.70 mm String Ever Made
10/16/09 Profiting from the Economic Upturn
10/8/09 SGMA & Its Membership Use Football To Support A Good Cause
10/6/09 SGMA Says Fitness Participation Remains Stable, Despite Decline in Fitness Sales
10/5/09 The Mizuno Wave Ascend 4 Awarded "Best Update" By Runner's World Magazine
9/24/09 New NatureZone™ Ozone Chamber Kills Deadly Bacteria Found On Mouth Guards and all Oral Appliances!
9/23/09 U.S. Decision on China Tire Exports Could Impact Sporting Goods Exports To China
9/9/09 SGMA Members Offered Exclusive Opportunity For European Business Development
9/9/09 Monitoring Your Efforts To Grow Your Sport
9/3/09 Altus Athletic Appoints Mark Ish as National Sales Director
9/2/09 Team Sports Participation Affected by Many Outside Factors
8/28/09 New Ashaway ZyWeaVe™ Technology Produces Lightest, Strongest Badminton Strings
8/20/09 TriActive America Unveils Accessible Multi-Gyms, Designed for Those with Limited Mobility and Other Special Needs
8/19/09 SGMA Members Can Now Save On Shipping With PartnerShip
8/14/09 Mizuno's "Run With Us" Campaign Recognizes 10,000th Visitor
8/5/09 Rate of New Participants Says A Lot About Your Sport
7/30/09 Team Sports & Fitness Dominate, But The Sports Landscape Is Changing
7/27/09 Regent Hits “Grand Slam” with Diamond Brand
7/24/09 CPSC Issues Guidance on New Tracking Label Requirement
7/15/09 Department of Education Awards $78 Million in PEP Grants
7/8/09 Grow Grassroots Sports Participation To Grow The Business
6/30/09 U.S. Congress Moving on Health Care Reform
6/29/09 SGMA Supports Preserving the Status Quo of Lacey Act
6/29/09 ATTENTION: Bicycle Industry
6/29/09 The 'Leaky Bucket' Effect
6/23/09 Organized Sport Play Dominates Team Sports Market
6/18/09 SGMA Addresses Industry Concerns On CPSIA Legislation
6/17/09 SGMA Supports Converting 'Tryers' Into 'Buyers'
6/12/09 Mizuno Reaches Agreement with Runner Corey Nowitzke
6/8/09 Cross Sports Participation Holds Keys to Growth
6/3/09 Mizuno Sponsored Washington Softball Wins 2009 NCAA National Championship
6/1/09 Peak Age Analysis Reveals Keys to Growing Team Sports
5/29/09 New Made-in-America TriActive Fitness E-Line Outdoor Exercise Products Awarded Contractor Status for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule
5/18/09 SGMA Says "Boomers Are Embracing Fitness”
5/8/09 Economic Struggles Are Impacting Female Sports Participation Trends
5/7/09 Lacrosse Play Moving at Torrid Pace
4/30/09 Recreational Tennis Players Increasingly Disillusioned with High-Tech Strings
4/29/09 SGMA Reports PHIT Bill Introduced in Congress
4/24/09 SGMA Helps Organize High School And College Rules 'Summit'
4/22/09 McDavid Introduces Protective Apparel That Can Save Lives On The Ball Field
4/2/09 Sporting Goods Down 3.2% in 2008, But Industry Outperforms National Consumer Durable Goods GDP
3/26/09 Mizuno to be Exclusive and Official Ankle Brace Provider for USA Volleyball
3/20/09 McDAVID PARTNERS WITH SCOUT COMBINE TO KICK-OFF NINTH ANNUAL SERIES OF REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COMBINES
3/18/09 Fitness, Family, & Social Activities Drive Sports Participation
3/16/09 SGMA Says Sales Of Euipment, Shoes & More Exceed $66 Billion
3/13/09 SGMA’s 10th National Health Through Fitness Day Was Dynamic
2/25/09 Mizuno Inks Four-Year Deal with Runner Jason Schoener
2/23/09 McDavid Partners with Inside Lacrose to Boost On-Field Presence
2/19/09 2009 National Federation Football Rules Changes
2/18/09 McDAVID HIRES POOLE TO NEW POSITION OF MARKETING PRODUCT MANAGER
2/18/09 McDavid Now Open For Business 24/7
2/10/09 Mizuno Running Shoes Earn American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Acceptance
2/6/09 Court Rules Phthalates Ban is Retroactive
2/2/09 FACT SHEET: SGMA’s 10th National Health Through Fitness Day
2/2/09 SGMA Says CPSC Stay on Testing & Certification Is a Positive Step,
1/27/09 SGMA’s 10th National Health Through Fitness Day - Football Great Tim Brown To Receive Special Honor
1/23/09 25+ Sponsors & 15 Celebritiy Athletes Headline SGMA's National Health Through Fitness Day
1/19/09 Mizuno Introduces Gender Engineering Technology in Running Shoes
1/12/09 SGMA & Disney Delivered Fitness Tips To Consumers On TV
1/7/09 Mizuno USA, Inc. 'Cuts Ribbon' On New Distribution Center
1/5/09 Mizuno Signs University Of Washington Softball To Equipment Contract
1/5/09 SGMA Ready to Broadcast Fitness/ Exercise Tips to Consumers

2008

12/18/08 Mizuno USA Signs USA Volleyball Player Ryan Millar
12/16/08 Mizuno Signs Endorsement Deal With Runner Antonio Vega
12/12/08 SGMA Prepares For 10th National Health Through Fitness Day In D.C.
12/9/08 Introducing New Oral Appliance Technology that Kills Deadly Bacteria, Viruses and Fungi
12/4/08 dmg world media/SGMA Postpones Next SGMA Team Sporting Goods Shows
12/3/08 Natalie Grainger Says Ashaway AMPS™ 301 Shoes Feel & "Like Slippers"
12/3/08 Ashaway Extends String and Shoe Sponsorship Deal with Jack Huczek
11/21/08 Mizuno Inks Olympic Hopeful Megan Hepp To 4-Year Deal
11/20/08 SGMA Industry Alert: CPSC Relaxes Phthalates Restrictions
11/13/08 SGMA News Alert: Formal Certification of Compliance with Product Safety Laws Now Required
11/10/08 The Obama Impact On The Overall Sports Industry: Favorable Or Unfavorable?
11/7/08 Baird Adds Two Senior Investment Bankers, Opens Charlotte Office
11/5/08 SGMA Message: CPSC Perspective on Phthalates Ban in Sporting Goods
10/30/08 Soccer Is Always In Season, Especially In Stores
10/20/08 Baseball's Dedicated Core of Players Drive Sales
10/13/08 Treadmills: More than 50 Million People Enjoy Its 'Sweat Appeal' -- Especially Seniors
10/3/08 Schutt Sports will Market Brain-Pad Mouth Guards
10/2/08 Sanctioned Team Sports Play In the US Remains Strong, But...
9/25/08 SGMA's Sports Licensing Satellite Media Tour Generated Coast-to-Coast News Coverage for Sports Licensed Products
9/4/08 High School Sports Participation Increases Again; Boys, Girls and Overall Participation Reach All-time Highs
8/22/08 Ashaway Adds 512 Model to Line of AMPS Squash Shoes
8/21/08 SGMA’s TV Tailgate Party To Showcase Sports Licensed Products- SGMA Initiative Coincides With College Colors Day
8/19/08 ASICS GEL-Evolution™ 4 Earns 'Editor's Choice' Award From Runner's World
8/18/08 President Bush Signs Bill To Strengthen Product Safety Laws- Sporting Goods Industry Will Be Impacted In Several Areas
8/15/08 U.S. Fitness Industry: Treadmills Are #1 Attraction
8/11/08 SGMA Survey Says: Millions of Americans Are Involved in Fitness and Sports on a Regular Basis... But Too Many Are Underactive or Inactive
8/6/08 US Olympic Swim Team: A Microcosm Of American Swimming- SGMA Studies Show Senior Swimming Trend
8/4/08 SGMA Coordinates Congressional Testimony On Youth Fitness
8/4/08 Basketball: Alive & Well Around The World- SGMA Figures Showcase Strength of ‘Hoops’ in the U.S.
7/31/08 Legislation Affecting New Product Safety Laws Appears Imminent
7/24/08 SGMA Coordinates Congressional Testimony on Youth Fitness
7/18/08 SGMA Plays Prominent Role in Congressional Baseball Thriller
7/16/08 Ashaway Racket Strings Sponsors Squash Great Natalie Grainger
7/16/08 David Palmer Signs Multi-Year Sponsorship Deal with Ashaway and Black Knight
7/16/08 Markwort Sporting Goods Company Acquires Vettex ® Mouthguards
7/16/08 SGMA Pleased with Announcement of $75 Million in PEP Grant Awards for '08
7/15/08 Sports Industry Alert: TV News Opportunity
7/7/08 Extreme Sports: An Ever-Popular Attraction
7/7/08 Extreme Sports: An Ever-Popular Attraction
6/9/08 U.S. Sports Industry: Nearly a $70 Billion Business
5/21/08 The Canadian Sports Market: Up and Coming
5/14/08 The American Sports Scene: An Analysis of Sports Participation in the U.S.
4/14/08 SGMA Offers Sporting Goods & Fitness Manufacturers Opportunity to Participate in Online Buyers Guide
4/10/08 U.S. Sporting Goods and Fitness Equipment Manufacturers' Sales Continue To Outperform National GDP
3/18/08 SGMA's National Health-through-Fitness Day is a Winner
3/16/08 NEW Pro Ash and Pro Maple
3/13/08 Players to be Penalized in High School Soccer for Illegal Equipment
3/4/08 Nearly 20 Champions of Sport Will Attend SGMA’s 9th National Health-through-Fitness Day in D.C.
2/25/08 SGMA's 9th National-Health-through-Fitness Day Fact Sheet
2/21/08 U.S. Dep’t of Education Now Accepting PEP Grant Applications
2/13/08 SGMA’S National Health-through-Fitness Day Helps Your Bottom Line
2/13/08 Uniform Change Highlights 2008-09 Field Hockey Revisions
2/12/08 2008 High School Football Rules Changes Announced
2/8/08 New Spirit Rules Help Minimize Risk
1/30/08 SGMA’s National Health-through-Fitness Day
1/17/08 SGMA Prepares for National Health-through-Fitness Day in D.C.
1/15/08 SGMA Applauds Announcement of $75.5 Million in PEP Grants in '08
1/11/08 SGMA Promotes Fitness and Exercise ‘ON THE AIR’

2007

8/13/07 Boys Lacrosse Rules Changes Address Risk Minimization
8/2/07 Girls Gymnastics Rules Changes Approved for Immediate Implementation
7/9/07 Obstruction to Bases Prohibited in 2008 Baseball Rules
7/9/07 Pole Vaulters Allowed to Leave Ground Without Breaking Plane
7/9/07 High School Softball Rules Amended to Permit Metal Cleats in 2008
6/7/07 Product Standards Issues, Report From The NOCSAE Winter Meeting
5/11/07 Risk Minimization Rules Highlight Ice Hockey Changes for 2007-08
5/7/07 Replacement Time for Disqualified Players Decreases in High School Basketball
4/16/07 Wrestling Rules Changes Aim for Clarity
2/20/07 Coaches to Receive Caution for Improperly Equipped Players in High School Soccer
2/12/07 Football Rules Changes Focus on Illegal Helmet Contact
1/21/07 Field Hockey Rules Changes for Upcoming Season

2006

8/18/06 Boys Lacrosse Revision Addresses Misapplication of Rule
7/18/06 Baseball Teams with Fewer than Nine Players May Return to Nine
7/5/06 Softball Right-of-Way Rules Go Into Effect in 2007
5/5/06 State Association Penalty Authority Among Ice Hockey Changes
4/19/06 Only One Warning to Be Given for Delay Situations in High School Basketball
4/11/06 False start recall eliminated in high school swimming
4/10/06 Overtime Procedure, 275-Pound Weight Class Changed in High School Wrestling
2/2/06 Greater Skill, Athleticism Bring New Spirit Rules Changes
2/2/06 Protective Face Masks to be Allowed in High School Soccer
1/31/06 Use of Libero Player in High School Volleyball Takes Full Effect in 2006-07
1/31/06 Changes Made in Spearing Rule, Uniforms in High School Football
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