Sports and Activities News - Page 8

Page 8 of Sports and Activities News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



SuperCoach International Announces the First Fully Programmable Tennis Ball Machine on the Market – the Most Advanced in the World Today

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Until a few years ago all tennis ball machines were practically the same, ranging in price from a few hundred dollars (providing one type of ball return) to about $10,000.00 (providing up to 8 variations) per cycle. Then the SuperCoach appeared on the market in 2004 (Version 1.0). (VIDEO – VNR)

Expert Skin Care Author Wins Guinness World Record for Longest Wall Sit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Thienna Ho, founder of Thienna, Inc., a skin care company that focuses on health, is no stranger to setting world records. She is the current Guinness World Records’ holder for the most sumo squats in one hour. And, on Saturday, December 20, she completed yet another world record – the longest wall sit.

January 2009: Flag Football National Tournament Kicks Off in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev., Dec. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FlagMag.com, an interactive web site for flag football and touch players in the U.S. and around the world, is accepting teams for its Flag Football National Tournament scheduled for January 17 and 18, 2009 at Anthem Hills Park in Henderson, Nev. The deadline to register for the event is January 10. Flag football is a version of American football. The basic rules of the game are similar to those of regular football.

Synthetic Ice Embraced by Skating Coaches

CLEARWATER, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Global Synthetic Ice, a worldwide leader in the development of synthetic ice has announced the support of professional ice skating coaches for their Super-Glide synthetic ice products. What if the ice in skating rinks never melted? What if the ‘ice’ was not real ice at all, but synthetic ice minus the slippery feel and all the maintenance headaches and costs of frozen water?

Burgess’s Conduct Not the Norm for Athletes

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Peter Grandich, managing member of Trinity Financial, Sports & Entertainment Management Company, is on a mission to promote the good things that professional athletes do. In the wake of the Plaxico Burress incident which led the NY Giants wide receiver to surrender to police this morning, Grandich is pounding the pavement to remind people that although Burress’s conduct may be getting headlines, it’s not representative of how most professional athletes live.

Expert Skin Care Author Will Attempt Guinness World Record for Longest Wall Sit

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Thienna Ho, founder of Thienna, Inc., a skin care company that focuses on health, is also the current Guinness World Records’ holder for the most sumo squats in one hour. On Saturday, December 20 at 10:00 a.m. PST, she will attempt to break yet another world record for the longest wall sit. The event will take place at World Team USA Gymnasium at: 2575 Ocean Avenue in San Francisco.

Java Juice Coffee Geek Technique Produces Portable Perk

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Stop the French presses. A new-school brew developed by Java Juice, Inc. fuels the future of coffee and allows coffee lovers to toss their brewers, grinders, filters and energy-sucking coffee machinery aside. Java Juice may eventually render whole beans as old-school fuel.

Feature Film: Action Thriller Horror, ‘RULES’ by Filmmaker Zak Lee Guarnaccia

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Italian-born filmmaker Zak Lee Guarnaccia with ZASH Productions has just completed producing and directing his first feature film, an action / thriller / horror project titled, ‘Rules’ inspired by a true story. Zak is an award winning actor, world martial arts champion and fitness expert with several successful exercise videos on the market. Zak was also inspired and motivated by the WGA strike and the threat of SAG strike.

Beijing’s ‘Blue Sky Olympic Prayer’ Guided By Native Americans

TUCSON, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘Members of the Apache Nation extend a gracious gesture of solidarity with all Indigenous Peoples, in inviting our Earth Family to join in prayer for a Blue Sky Opening Ceremonies in Beijing on 8.8.08,’ said Olympic skier, Suzy Chaffee, co-chairman of Native Voices Foundation, just renamed the Native American Olympic Team Foundation (NAOTF) by Apache leaders.

Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Stephen Schneider Hails Tribal Snow Contributions: ‘Whatever Works, Go For It!’

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I think it is wonderful that ski areas have been inviting the tribes back to ski and snowboard, which inspired them this winter to share their earth-honoring prayers and snowdances for all U.S. Ski Areas. It would be wise to further explore and expand such cross-fertilization,’ said Stanford Climatologist Dr. Stephen Schneider, 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Winner as part of the Intergovernmental Panel for Change Climate (IPCC) team, who has been working with the Native Voices Foundation.

Synthetic Ice Brings Olympic Experience to North Carolina Kids

GREENVILLE, S.C., June 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ice Rink Engineering is making it possible for kids to enjoy hands-on hockey play this summer at the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, N.C. The Marbles Kids Museum will be opening their Marbles Olympics summer exhibit, featuring the EZ Glide 350(TM) synthetic ice rink as Center Ice on July 12. The games will take place through August 24.

‘Easy’ is the Best Word to Describe This New Family Fun Sport Product – The Wind Chaser(R) Land Sailor

VENTURA, Calif., May 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wind Chaser(R)from Action Products(R), LLC, has created an affordable, family oriented, ‘eco-friendly’ land-sailor that is easy to use and easy to get the family together to enjoy a recreation that everyone can share – regardless of age.

Ski Areas End ‘Awesome Season’ with Gratitude Ceremonies

ASPEN, Colo., May 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘On Closing Day at Spirit Mountain, Wisconsin, 14 year old ‘Honor the Earth Princess,’ Mariah Cooper (Ojibwe-Oneida), a Native American Olympic Hopeful, led their first Snow Gratitude Ceremony. They joined Steamboat, Telluride, Ascutney (Vt) and Arizona SnowBowl in ceremonies during April expressing appreciation for one of America’s best snow years,’ said amazed Olympic skier Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee, Native Voices Foundation’s (NVF) facilitator.

Spooner Brings Indian Youth Closer to London Olympics

SPOONER, Wis., April 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the sparring behind the scenes rivaling the boxing superstars in the ring, Native Voices Foundation’s (NVF) ‘Future Olympian’s Day Benefit in Spooner April 16, turned out an uplifting landmark for American Indian youth competing in the London Olympics,’ according to Olympic skier, Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee, NVF’s organizer.

Six Year-Old Indian Is Nastar National Ski Champion

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo., March 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘I won the gold because everyone helped me,’ said 6 year-old Oglala-Sioux, Delaney Tyon, at Nastar’s National Ski Championships, according to Olympic skier Suzy ‘Chapstick’ Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF). The event including Canada and Australia, was held at Steamboat Springs, Colorado, last week.

Mr. Golf Etiquette and Keepers of the Game Prescribe Sanction for Hawk-Killing Golfer

SEATTLE, Wash., March 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Most people are aware of the controversy created when professional golfer Tripp Isenhour killed a red-shouldered hawk by intentionally hitting golf balls at it. Isenhour’s claim that he was merely trying to scare the bird away and that it was a million-to-one shot seem unlikely at best and a blatant lie at worst.

Public Service Emergency Care Seminars Offered

HEATHSVILLE, Va. – Feb. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Safe Return! Wilderness Emergency Care & Survival Training Center, an independent American Safety and Health Institute authorized training center, is offering schools, groups, and organizations with outdoor and public safety interests free medical emergency care seminars as an outreach and public information service.

Leading Skin Care Author Sets New Guinness Book World Record for Most Sumo Squats in One Hour

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On December 16, at the age of almost 40, Dr. Thienna Ho, a leading skin care author who is conscious of health and fitness on all levels, broke the Guinness Book World Record for the most Sumo squats in one hour. The event was overseen by an official adjudicator from the U.K. at the San Francisco State University Basketball Gymnasium. (VIDEO)

Leading Skin Expert Author Attempts to Break Guinness Book World Record for Most Squats in One Hour

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Sunday, December 16 at 2:00 p.m., a Guinness World Records (GWR) adjudicator from the United Kingdom will attend a record-breaking attempt by Dr. Thienna Ho. Dr. Thienna is challenging the current record of 4,656 squats in one hour. The event will be held at the San Francisco State University Basketball Gymnasium.

BudoTV.com Launches a New Video Share Site for Martial Artists and MMA Fans

TORRANCE, Calif. – Aug. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Otane, Inc. has launched a new service for martial artists and MMA fans called BudoTV.com. The video sharing site allows users to upload their videos for free, participate in ongoing forums, receive up-to-date news via RSS, and allow groups and clubs to be formed within the site.

THAXTON: Amir ‘Khan’ Get Me in The Ring for Free – GoldenPalace.com to Offer Purse for Thaxton

LONDON, England – July 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jon Thaxton believes he has found a novel way to cut through boxing politics and secure a marquee showdown against Olympic Silver Medalist Amir Khan. With the assistance of his promoter Hennessy Sports, the British Lightweight champion has secured backing from Internet Casino giant GoldenPalace.com that would allow him to fight his Commonwealth counterpart without the need for a purse from the event promoter.

Maine-based Bar Harbor Camping Resorts’ $4.5 Million Renovation Responds to Growing RV Population

BAR HARBOR, Maine – May 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to a recent Recreation Vehicle Industry Association study, more than 7 million U.S. families own RVs. That number is expected to grow to 8 million by 2010 as baby boomers age into their prime RV-buying years – ten percent of all Americans 55 and older are RV owners.

World Peace through Youth Sports – Dubai Attending WYBT 2007 in Hawaii

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii – Apr. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 9th Annual Spalding World Youth Basketball Tournament, being held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, July 24th – July 29th, 2007, is proud to announce that even the Middle East will be represented. The American School of Dubai will be participating this summer. Along with teams from New Zealand, Canada, Guam, Native Hawaiian, Native American Indian.

Spokane Horse Has Been Invited to Compete in The FEI World Cup Invitational

SPOKANE, Wash. – Apr. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foxy Horse and Hound congratulates Jeremy Steinberg and Parocco! Jennifer Smith’s horse, Parocco, has been invited to the Federation Equestrian International (FEI) World Cup Invitational. Jennifer and Brent own Marshland Equestrian Center in Cheney Washington, a university town just outside of Spokane.

Reception Leader Excels at Pro Day – Prepares to Visit NFL Teams

IRVINE, Calif. – Apr. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite not being invited to the NFL Combine, Maurice Price, the nations leading receiver in 2006, has impressed NFL scouts. His agent, Bert Briones of Hip Athletics, reports that a number of clubs have invited him to visit their facilities and hope to draft him. Next week, Price will visit the Kansas City Chiefs and also attend an additional individual workout.

Houston Astros Choose Pitcher’s Eye(R) Training Aid

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Apr. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Houston Astros Major League Baseball(R) team, under the direction of Dewey Robinson, director of pitching development, are using custom and prototype designs of the Pitcher’s Eye(R) training aid, made by 4 Seam Inc., at all levels of the organization.

Leading Sports Online Social Network Hosts Interactive eChats with Celebrity Athletes

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Apr. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The first interactive eChat with Joe Klecko, former NFL Defensive End for the New York Jets and the Indiana Colts, took place in February, 2007; it was such a success that SportsGist.com has many more planned.

NY GIANTS Help Build Body, Inspire Mind of Inner-City Kids

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Mar. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 80 boys from the Link Community School will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to mentor with members of the NY Giants at the 2007 Youth Football Experience, Tuesday, April 10. The event, sponsored by Athletes in Action and Trinity Financial Sports and Entertainment Management Company, will take place in the ‘Giants Bubble’ next to Giants Stadium.

Billion Person Prayer Brings Snow to Europe – General Schwarzkopf Saluted by Olympians

ASCUTNEY, Vt. – Mar. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following a billion praying to help heal our Earth Mother of the man-made part of the global warming starting on February 14 – U.S. Valentines Day and New Years for many cultures – ‘She’ responded! ‘We were blessed in February with enough snow to turn spring into winter so our European ski areas could open. Thank you, thank you,’ reported French Princess Caroline Murat, Native Voices Foundation’s (NVF) Euro leader ‘of the Napoleon Tribe.’

The Fight is On in Winston-Salem: Undefeated Derek ‘The Black Lion’ Edwards Seeks 21st Win

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Mar. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fight fans get ready! Ring of Dreams presents Fight Night Saturday, April 14, 2007, at the LJVM Coliseum Annex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at 8:00 p.m. Undefeated Super Middleweight Derek ‘The Black Lion’ Edwards (20-0-0) will square off against the also undefeated Joe Green (14-0-0) in a showdown that is sure to rock the house.

Java Juice(R) Brings Joe-To-Go to Military, Rescue Personnel and Campers

VENICE, Calif. – Feb. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Originally, Java Juice(R) was created for, and embraced by, the outdoor-adventure industry. The success of the just-add-water, single-serving version of the product promoted awareness of a need to get the lightweight packets to American soldiers, say the folks at Java Juice, Inc.

Ricky Miller Accepts Invitation to College All Star Game

IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Former Tustin High School football star Ricky Miller, announced Wednesday that he has accepted an invitation to play in the upcoming college all star game ‘Texas vs. The Nation.’ Bert Briones, Miller’s agent and president of Hip Athletics, reports that the selection committee was pleased to add Miller to the roster.

Nation’s Reception Leader Maurice Price Accepts Invitation to College All Star Game

IRVINE, Calif. – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The nation’s leading receiver, Maurice Price, announced Tuesday that he has accepted an invitation to play in the upcoming college all star game ‘Texas vs. The Nation.’ Bert Briones, Price’s attorney and president of Hip Athletics, reports that the selection committee was pleased to add Price to the roster.

Nation’s Reception Leader Declares for NFL Draft

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Jan. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Nation’s leading receiver, Maurice Price, announced Monday that he has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. Price led all of Division I football in receiving last year with 103 receptions, becoming just the seventh player in Division I-AA history to record more than 100 receptions in a single season.

Native Voices Foundation Celebrates Olympic Progress on 10th Anniversary

SEDONA, Ariz. – Dec. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On the 10th Anniversary of Native Voices Foundation, the board held an election and celebrated some phenomenal progress for Indian youth. As newly elected Co-Chairman, Gary Lake (Shasta Vice Chair) said, ‘A single tribe cannot get their youth to the Olympics, but together we can.’ ‘Thanks to key leaders of Indian Country uniting behind the Indian Olympic Bid, these dreams for their youth are within their grasp,’ according to re-elected Co-Chair, Suzy Chaffee, an Olympic skier.

Vermont Ski Hall of Fame Inducts Billy Kidd and Warren Witherell

STOWE, Vt. – Oct. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A blanket of snow turned Vermont’s Green Mountains white as Billy Kidd, the first American male to win an Olympic (silver) Medal in Alpine Ski Racing, was inducted into the Vermont Ski Hall of Fame at the Snowflake Lodge in his hometown of Stowe on Sunday. ‘Though not fully proven, it took the fearlessness of his Abenaki Indian and Pirate (Captain William Kidd) blood to break the glass ceiling,’ said fellow Olympian Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation.

Team Tri-Dubai Triathletes Tell All in Kona Secret Cell Phone Diaries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ES Interactive announces that it has teamed up with Wiggle Wireless to offer fans personal access to their favorite pros with the Kona Secret Cell Phone Diaries. Five of the hottest contenders for the Ford Ironman World Championship will be text-messaging fans all the way to Kona!

Masters of South Texas to Participate in World Swimming Competition with Hand from HomeSwimmer, Nike

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Aug. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — San Antonio-based HomeSwimmer Ltd, creator of a new, portable stationary swimming system, has agreed to co-sponsor Masters of South Texas, MOST’s participation in the XI Fina Masters World Championship to be held at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, August 3rd through the 17th.

GEL-BOT, a Water Bottle System that Provides Energy and Hydration During Endurance Sports, is Unveiled

MENLO PARK, CA – Mar. 21, 2006 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ventureDESIGNworks announces the launch of GEL-BOT, a revolutionary water bottle system for endurance athletes. GEL-BOT is a sports bottle that provides access to both water and energy gel in one container. Perfect for cycling, running, triathlon or any sport that requires extensive refueling, GEL-BOT will help athletes achieve peak performance through proper energy and hydration.

NBA All-Star Game is in the Cards

GLENDALE, CA – Feb. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just in time for the 2006 NBA All-Star game, publisher AllPro Deal, Inc. announces the release of the 2006 NBA Sports Playing Cards. Following the success of last season’s product debut, the 2006 edition contains new players and rankings for those NBA All-Stars popular enough to make the cut. A proven collectible souvenir and NBA favorite for fans and game players, the Sports Playing Cards offer 52 full-color hand-painted caricature portraits of the NBA’s best on a deck of casino-quality playing cards.