Ex-Kings coach Murray lands with Flyers' AHL team
I've always been able to relate well with anybody, from 18-year-old kids to 40-year-old veterans. "It's always been one of my strengths, so I'm going to use that." Laperriere missed the last two seasons due to a head injury. Last season, Laperriere won …
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LA Kings sign goalie Quick to 10-year extension
He took over the Kings' starting job midway through the 2008-09 season and never relinquished it, using his unorthodox, low-to-the-ice technique to improve in each season. Los Angeles has now locked up most of the core of its championship team with …
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Reading, PA (PRWEB) October 5, 2007
- GK/Elite Sportswear, L.P. is proud to have outfitted TEAM USA Gymnastics in competitive leotards and apparel for the 2007 Special Olympics World Games in Shanghai, China. USA Head Coach Renee Manworren, and team of 9 women and 2 men and staff, will compete at the Special Olympics World Games from Oct. 2-11th in GK’s Special Fit leotards.
GK Elite Sportswear has been working with Special Needs athletes, coaches and clubs for over a year and a half to develop a special fit for women’s and men’s competitive apparel and warm-ups.
There was an unquestionable need to develop a special fit for this market. Sallie Weaver, President of Elite Sportswear commented, “Developing a special fit for athletes with disabilities has long been a dream of mine. It has literally been on my ‘wish list’ for over 8 years. The special needs gymnastics market is not a very large market, but it’s a market that deserves to have gymnastics apparel that fits. I am extremely proud that we have accomplished our goal of being able to offer a special fit for these athletes. They have enough obstacles to overcome daily, having to get a leotard that fits should not be one of them.”
“Special Olympics coaches from across the country contacted me regarding sports specific apparel as soon as I was named head coach. They wanted me to assure them that our athletes would represent the United States with the dignity and elegance only the highest quality leotard company could promise,” Head Coach Renee Manworren commented. “Debbie Clay and the staff at GK Elite were incredible. They met every deadline and rushed to get our athletes fit to the perfection gymnastics demands. I asked for glamorous and they delivered.”
This is the first time that the Special Olympic World Summer Games has been held in Asia, and the second time held outside of the US. Almost 7,500 athletes will attend and will be joined by 40,000 volunteers and 3,500 event officials. Special Olympic athletes will compete in 25 different Olympic-type and demonstration sports such as: Aquatics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cricket, Cycling, Dragon Boat Racing, Equestrian, Football (Soccer), Golf, Gymnastics, Judo, Kayaking, Lion Dancing, Powerlifting, Roller Skating, Sailing, Softball, Table Tennis, Team Handball, Tennis and Volleyball, as well as Motor Activities Training Program.
For over 25 years GK has outfitted many of the World’s top athletes in apparel featuring superior styling and quality. Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, Elite Sportswear, L.P., the company behind the GK brand, continues its commitment to American-made quality and continuous innovation in designs for Gymnastics, Figure Skating, Cheerleading, Dance, and Track and Field apparel. See GK online: http://www.GK-EliteSportswear.com.
Special Olympics is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 30 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. You can find out more information about Special Olympics Team USA at their website http://www.specialolympicsteamusa.org.
For more information about the Special Olympics Summer World Games, visit their website at http://www.2007specialolympics.com/webenglish/Index.aspx.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2009
Having successfully founded two successful stock footage companies, Paula Lumbard is known for her visionary insight as well as her willingness to take a risk and enjoy an adventure. Combining all of these, Lumbard, founder of footagehead.com, a division of FootageBank HD specializing in downloadable, web ready, HD royalty free video clips, today announced that footagehead will sponsor the always ready-to-brawl Fight Crew, one of four teams in the extraordinarily popular L.A. Derby Dolls women’s roller derby league.
Competing on a banked track, roller derby is a full-contact sport played at breathtaking speeds and is the fastest growing female sport in the world.
“Besides attracting a creative and media savvy crowd, the L.A. Derby Dolls is a great organization to support and I believe in the power of women-owned businesses helping other women be successful,” said Lumbard. “This is a hard working, intelligent, athletic group of women active in community organizing and serving as role models to empower other women and young girls. You can’t help but cheer each of them on to success – both on the track and off.”
The 2006 champions Fight Crew will sport their new footagehead jerseys and fishnets in their next bout against The Swarm of the San Diego Derby Dolls on Saturday, March 28th at the Doll Factory, 1910 W. Temple Street, in Los Angeles.
“We’ve taken all the thrills of the old game and brought it up to date with a fresh and feisty new face. footagehead is doing the same thing with video content,” said league co-founder Rebecca Ninburg (a.k.a. Demolicious). “Since our fan base is dominated by people who shoot, use and view online and mobile media content, our connection with footagehead is a perfect fit.”
Nationally recognized, the L.A. Derby Dolls is one of just five leagues in the nation skating on a banked track. Banked track roller derby is fast, furious and fearless. Unlike flat track, the slopes of the banked track transform skaters into deadly, supersonic weapons. The pace is astonishing, the carnage is fascinating, the athleticism is second to none. Selling out nearly every 2008 event, the L.A. Derby Dolls highlight the do-it-yourself spirit in a new generation of roller derby.
“The resurgence of roller derby has been phenomenal,” added Demolicious. “From sold out crowds, documentaries, sitcoms and the upcoming movie, “Whip It!” directed by Drew Barrymore, people are learning about the art of this full contact sport and we have even started a league for young girls. Having the support of a woman-owned business like footagehead helps make it possible for us to keep the sport alive and definitely kicking.”
About L.A. Derby Dolls
Founded in September 2003, the L.A. Derby Dolls are the premiere all-female, banked-track, quad-skating rock ‘n’ roller derby league in the Southern California area. Athletic and alluring, the L.A. Derby Dolls strive to be the fastest, most fearless ladies in fishnets. Within the league, four fierce teams battle for dominance: The Fight Crew, The Sirens, The Tough Cookies and The Varsity Brawlers. While their uniforms may be stylish and their names playful, do not be fooled by appearances – the L.A. Derby Dolls only skate pure, unscripted, real roller derby. For more information visit http://www.derbydolls.com/la.
footagehead.com, a division of Los Angeles-based FootageBank HD, provides content for online and mobile platforms at one price point ($ 300) and at a rate lower than any other HD royalty-free sites. Clients can preview, purchase and immediately download royalty-free footage, mostly shot with Panasonic P2 and Sony XD cameras within the past six months. The HD 16 x 9 widescreen format is offered in its native codecs without compression. For rights-managed HD footage, FootageBank HD continues to be the only footage house specializing in HD content. For more information, please visit http://www.footagehead.com.
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