Texas Sports

Aerus Expands Healthy Home Footprint in Europe with Vitha Group S.P.A. Partnership

01 01 1970

Joe Urso (Aerus LLC) and Marco Reato (Vitha Group S.P.A.) The availability of the Aerus ActivePure Technology across Europe means that more families are experiencing the benefits of cleaner, fresher air in their homes and facing fewer bouts of asthma and allergy symptoms. DALLAS October 16, 2017 The executive team from Aerus LLC, the Healthy Home leader creating clean, safe and healthy indoor environments for over 50 million customers in North America, recently met with representatives from Vitha Group S.P.A., a joint venture of Italian entrepreneurs committed to providing families with both healthy products for their home and new business opportunities, to plan further profitable expansion and help address some of the indoor air quality challenges facing clients and customers in Europe. Vitha Group S.P.A. leader Marco Reato and his team flew from Rome, Italy to Dallas, Texas to meet with Aerus CEO Joe Urso for a long weekend to discuss their enduring partnership, future industry...

ACTIVE Network Expands Its Technology Portfolio For The Sports Market

01 01 1970

DALLAS, April 11, 2017 -- ACTIVE Network®, the premier global marketplace for activities and events and an industry-leading provider of intelligence solutions, today announced that it has acquired TeamPages. ACTIVE's existing product portfolio provides sports organizers with a scalable product suite to handle all aspects of software for their leagues and teams, including online registration, scheduling, rostering, reporting and communications. With the addition of TeamPages, ACTIVE now offers a comprehensive website creation and design tool that gives organizers the ability to create and manage intuitive, mobile-optimized websites. "ACTIVE's acquisition of TeamPages reaffirms our commitment to delivering the technologies sports organizations need to grow and engage with their participants," said Dana Jones, chief executive officer at ACTIVE Network. "TeamPages' robust, self-setup website creation and management tools help round out ACTIVE's sports product...

Academy Sports + Outdoors Names Sam Johnson Executive Vice President, Retail Operations

01 01 1970

KATY, Texas, April 7, 2017 -- Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors ("Academy"), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, appointed Sam Johnson as its Executive Vice President of Retail Operations, effective April 24, 2017. Sam, 50, joins Academy after seven years with hhgregg, Inc. ("hhgregg") where he most recently served as Chief Retail Officer. At hhgregg, Sam led store operations, customer relations, commercial sales, real estate and visual merchandising. Prior to that, he spent more than 20 years in various leadership roles with Sears Holding Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Health from East Tennessee State University. "I'm thrilled to join the Academy Sports + Outdoors team," says Sam Johnson. "I believe in Academy's everyday low price approach, community and customer focus. On behalf of the more than 20,000 store team members, we look forward to continuing to elevate our game on behalf of customers and local communities...

Academy Providing More Than $2.5m In Aid; Has Transformed Headquarters Into Command Center And Shelter For Hundreds Of First Responders

01 01 1970

Since the rescue efforts began on Monday, Academy has provided food, shelter, rescue boats, equipment and dry clothing to first responders as they continue to assist in relief efforts. In recent days, more than 400 first responders have been sheltering at Academy, and as they are transitioning out, 700 U.S. Army soldiers are now moving onsite. Academy is also host to the National Forestry Service as they ready for evacuations, along with a mobile surgical unit and 50 ambulances on standby. "These individuals are making the ultimate sacrifice by risking their lives to save others," said J.K. Symancyk, chief executive officer, Academy Sports + Outdoors. "The least we can do is provide supplies to keep them safe and give them a warm, dry place to rest, recharge and refuel." The greater Houston area is also home to approximately 5,500 of Academy's 23,000 team members....

79 Schools Catch a 2017 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from...

01 01 1970

California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program California Casualty has been supporting educators for more than 65 years, and we understand the correlation between participation in sports and higher performance in the classroom. San Mateo, CA April 03, 2017 Athletes at 79 public schools in 33 states will be gaining a competitive edge thanks to the California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. A total of $83,000 was given to help middle and high school sports programs across the country purchase equipment, improve player safety and offset participation fees. Some schools received more than one grant. The program is named after California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Thomas R. Brown, an avid sportsman himself. Since its inception in 2011, more than 500 schools across the nation have received over $580,000. The 82 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants awarded this year will help: Provide participation fees and uniforms for Pennsylvania’s Rochester Middle School...

2theXtreme: MathAlive! Opens September 30 at the Witte Museum

01 01 1970

Press Release - updated: Sep 20, 2017 01:00 CDT SAN ANTONIO, Texas, September 20, 2017 - Design and play your own video game, edit your own animated movie, compete against others in a mountain bike race and program and control Curiosity, NASA’s latest Mars rover —  all at the Witte Museum! Experience how math is applied in video games, sports, music, entertainment, space and robotics at 2theXtreme: MathAlive!  starting Sept. 30, 2017 through Jan. 7, 2018, in the Kathleen and Curtis Gunn Gallery. Jump onto a pivoting snowboard and twist and torque your body, angle the board and fly over obstacles while you race other players at “Boardercross.” Find out how much server space is needed when your video goes viral at “Going Viral,” by working through linear animation that demonstrates the powers-of-ten formula through digital communications. Step onto a photo stage, pose and have your image captured in 360 degrees using the same freeze-motion technique...

2018 Water Ski Hall of Fame Award of Distinction Recipients Announced

01 01 1970

September 22, 2017 Brandi Hunt-Martin, Tom King, Jon Kretchman, Ham Wallace and Tom Weber will join the Hall of Fame Class of 2018! These outstanding individuals will be honored for their exceptional contributions to the sport on April 28th at the Water Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Walt Disney’s grand Fantasia Ballroom at the Contemporary Resort. The Hall of Fame Award of Distinction recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution as tournament skiers, innovators, industry leaders, officials and others responsible for landmark achievements in the development of water skiing as well as those whose long periods of dedicated and generous service deserve special recognition. Jon Kretchman 8- time world record holder and barefoot jump pioneer Jon Kretchman has been a key figure of barefoot water skiing since age 13. Under the mentorship of barefoot legend Mike Seipel, Kretchman became known as the “barefoot jumping wonder child.” In 1991, just...

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio - the New "Crossover of Texas" Champion - Wins Three Awards From the Texas Auto Writers Association

01 01 1970

2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio named "Crossover of Texas" and "Luxury Crossover of Texas" and took home "Most Drives" honor All Stelvio models feature a perfect 50/50 weight distribution, class-leading power and performance and an eight-speed automatic transmission with available steering column-mounted aluminum paddle shifters with gear shifts in less than 100 milliseconds Stelvio comes very well-equipped with many standard premium features, including a direct-injection 280-hp turbocharged and intercooled 2.0L engine, delivering 0-60 mph in 5.4 seconds, DNA drive mode selector, genuine leather interior, remote start with passive entry, bi-xenon headlamps, dual exhaust, class-exclusive carbon-fiber driveshaft, flat-bottom Formula One-inspired steering wheel, 7-inch TFT and much more Stelvio Ti (Turismo Internazionale) adds 19-inch wheels, genuine wood interior accents, an 8.8-inch widescreen entertainment and information display, heated seats, heated steering wheel and more ...

2017 to 2023 Youth and Amateur Adult League Sports Software Market Strategies and Growth Rate Outlook

01 01 1970

Orbis ResearchOrbis Research Present's Latest "Youth and Amateur Adult League Sports Software: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2017 to 2023" Report DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, July 25, 2017 -- Orbis Research announces that it has published a new study “Youth and Amateur Adult League Sports Software: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2017 to 2023”. The study has 737 pages, 419 tables and figures. Worldwide youth sports software markets are poised to achieve significant growth and enormous market consolidation as youth and recreational teams move to automated process. The youth sports software is sold or given away free to teams, leagues and tournaments. Often a league will distribute the software to teams, clubs, or tournaments. Sometimes teams and clubs buy the software directly. A lot of youth sports software had been homegrown functionality bolted onto a stable platform. This homegrown small market software...

13 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers' 2017 ‘Texas Rising Stars’ List

01 01 1970

October 19, 2017 The 2017 Texas Rising Stars edition of Super Lawyers magazine recognized 13 Texas attorneys from the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP. In addition, shareholder Joseph P. Griffith was named to the publication’s Up-and-Coming 100 list. According to the publication, attorneys selected were nominated by peers and reviewed through independent research. “Rising Stars” must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Only the top two and one-half percent of Texas attorneys were selected. The Greenberg Traurig Texas attorneys named Super Lawyers' 2017 ‘Texas Rising Stars’ include: Karl D. Burrer, Bankruptcy: Business (Houston) Audrey M. Chang, Banking; Mergers & Acquisitions; Energy & Natural Resources (Houston) David R. Eastlake, Bankruptcy: Business (Houston) Joseph P. Griffith, Business Litigation; Personal Injury - Products: Defense; Securities Litigation (Dallas) Jason Hopkins, Securities...

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