FREEMAN, SCIPIO JOIN NSGA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CONTACT:  Marty Maciaszek, Director of Communications and Team Dealer Division mmaciaszek@nsga.org (847) 296-6742, ext. 1260  DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (June 1, 2022) – The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) made two changes to its Board of Directors with the appointments of Troy M. Freeman (Winmark Corporation/Play It Again Sports) and John Scipio (SV Sports). Their three-year terms took effect … Continued

NSGA SPORTS PARTICIPATION REPORT SHOWS REBOUND FROM COVID-19 IN SOME AREAS

CONTACT:  Marty Maciaszek, Director of Communications mmaciaszek@nsga.org (847) 296-6742, ext. 1260  DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (May 17, 2022) – Relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, which gave people the ability to return to some of their traditional activities in 2021, was reflected in the 10 segments tracked for the 2022 edition of the National Sporting Goods Association’s (NSGA) Sports Participation in the U.S. report. The industry’s longest standing and most … Continued

THREE PANELS TACKLE KEY INDUSTRY ISSUES AT 2022 MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (April 21, 2022) – Supply chain issues, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) and Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) are three hot topics impacting society and sports.  The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) will have experts examine all three areas and their impact on the sporting goods industry in panel discussions at the 2022 NSGA Management … Continued

AARON THOMAS TO DELIVER POIGNANT MESSAGE ON ADVERSITY AT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE & TEAM DEALER SUMMIT

DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (April 12, 2022) – Aaron Thomas has experience turning tragedy into triumph.  Thomas will share his family’s story of handling adversity and turning it into opportunity when he kicks off the Tuesday, May 24 portion of the schedule at the NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Thomas is the principal and head basketball coach … Continued

HALL OF FAME SPEAKER WALDO WALDMAN KICKS OFF MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Marty Maciaszek, NSGA Director of Communicationsmmaciaszek@nsga.org(847) 296-NSGA (6742), ext. 1260  DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (March 31, 2022) – Lt. Col. Waldo Waldman understands conquering obstacles and performing under pressure as he overcame a fear of heights and claustrophobia to become a decorated F-16 fighter pilot who flew 65 combat missions.  Waldman, also known as “The Wingman,” … Continued

FOOTBALL LEGEND HERM EDWARDS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Marty Maciaszek, NSGA Director of Communicationsmmaciaszek@nsga.org (847) 296-NSGA (6742), ext. 1260  DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (March 24, 2022) – Herm Edwards has overcome significant challenges to achieve football success as a player, coach and television analyst.  Edwards’ famous phrase, “You play to win the game,” was born out of a difficult stretch in 2002 during his coaching … Continued

NAERA SPRING 2022 EQUIPMENT RECONDITIONING UPDATE

DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS (March 2, 2022) – The National Athletic Equipment Reconditioners Association (NAERA) sent out this letter regarding the reconditioning of athletic equipment and the impact supply chain and other issues may have on getting equipment, such as football helmets, in time for the 2022-2023 school year: NAERA is informing schools and organizations that NAERA members are … Continued

NIAAA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MIKE BLACKBURN TO RETIRE IN JANUARY 2023

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (February 24, 2022) – Dr. Mike Blackburn, CMAA, has announced his retirement as the executive director of the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), effective January 20, 2023. He will retire in his seventh year as executive director, after spending the previous 11 years as NIAAA associate executive director. Before joining the NIAAA as … Continued

IOWA ADDS GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (January 25, 2022) – The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU) Board of Directors voted unanimously to sanction girls wrestling as the organization’s 11th sport. The vote was made at the IGHSAU’s January 12 board of directors meeting and was announced prior to the start of the championship round of the IWCOA Girls … Continued