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SFIA Proud to Receive “Good Sport in Philanthropy” Award

Date: 5/20/14

Silver Spring, MD – May 20, 2014 – The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) received the “Good Sport in Philanthropy” award on Monday night from Good Sports, for its work in youth sports and fitness nationwide. SFIA has served as an important gateway for Good Sports to the industry, resulting in more than $2 million in donations through that partnership.

“We’re honored to receive this award from our great partners at Good Sports,” said SFIA President and CEO Tom Cove, who received the reward on behalf of the organization. “The award is a reflection of our overall mission to promote sports and fitness participation. Our relationship with Good Sports allows our industry to give back to communities that may not otherwise have the opportunity.”
 
The “Good Sport in Philanthropy” award was given during the 11th Annual Legends of the Ball fundraiser held on Monday, May 19 at Fenway Park. 
 
The Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) is the leading global trade association of manufacturers, retailers, and marketers in the sports and fitness product industry. SFIA’s membership represents 1,000+ premier brands who account for more than $150 billion in annual sales. As the #1 source for sport and fitness research, the SFIA serves as the voice of the sports and fitness industry in the media and on Capitol Hill. 
 
ABOUT GOOD SPORTS 
Good Sports helps lay the foundation for healthy, active lifestyles by providing athletic equipment, footwear and apparel to disadvantaged young people nationwide. By partnering with sporting goods manufacturers, Good Sports gets crucial equipment to kids who need it most, getting them in the game. Since 2003, Good Sports has provided more than $10 million worth of equipment to 1,400 youth programs, impacting more than 920,000 kids. For more information on how you can support Good Sports, please visit www.goodsports.org.
 

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