Sports and Activities News - Page 9

Page 9 of Sports and Activities News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



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.

Ijeoma Egbunine to Fight Valerie Mahfood for WIBF Light Heavyweight Title

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fight fans get ready! Ring of Dreams presents Fight Night Saturday, February 18, 2006, at the LJVM Coliseum Annex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at 8:00 p.m. Headlining the night will be Ijeoma ‘The Praise’ Egbunine versus Valerie ‘Wolfe’ Mahfood for the WIBF Light Heavyweight Title currently held by Mahfood. Mahfood is currently ranked 5th in the Light Heavyweight Division and is a veteran boxer with 31 total fights.

Pete Rose’s $103,631 Corked Bat to Be Sawed in Half

SEAFORD, NY – Dec. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GoldenPalace.com to reveal the truth about legend’s allegedly corked bat. The Internet casino that bought baseball legend Pete Rose’s allegedly corked bat now plans to saw it in half to reveal the truth to the world.

New Interactive Board Game – First Down Derby(TM)

LONG ISLAND, NY – Nov. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — First Down Derby Inc., a newly formed manufacturing corporation located in Baldwin, Long Island, has started shipping a new Football related interactive board game that is played while watching or listening to any football game. The board game, totally made in USA, is based on predicting when an offensive team does or does not achieve a first down during a series of downs.

Local Chef To Present Special Creations at Hormel Foods Mi Sabor(TM) Soccer Clinic

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – September 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Well-known Latino chef and restaurateur Mario Canela, Jr., will highlight the food and tasting opportunities at the festival surrounding the 4th Annual Hormel Foods Mi Sabor(TM) Soccer Clinic, presented by Hormel Foods Corporation and Herdez Corporation. The event takes place at the Track & Field stadium of the Home Depot Center on October 2, 2005 from 1 – 6 p.m. and is open to youths and their families for fun, soccer and delicious food creations featuring Hormel and Herdez products.

Media Advisory: New England-Canada Business Council Welcomes Russ Conway, Eagle-Tribune, at its September Luncheon Meeting

BOSTON, Mass. – September 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — New England-Canada Business Council announced today a luncheon with author and sports journalist Russ Conway, on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at the Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane, Boston. Russ Conway is Associate Editor of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Eagle-Tribune in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Undefeated Witherspoon to Fight Bellamy for WBE World Heavyweight Title

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – July 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — At 8pm on August 13, 2005, the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Annex in Winston-Salem, NC, Ring of Dreams presents Fight Night, an event taut with anticipation and excitement. The Main Event will rock the house as undefeated heavyweight Moultrie Witherspoon (10-0), of South Carolina, steps into the ring to do battle with Ron Bellamy (14-2) of North Carolina in a quest for currently vacant World Boxing Empire (WBE) heavyweight world title.

Learn Fantasy Football from the Expert – Mike Harmon of Yahoo! Sports

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – July 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fantasy Football season has just kicked off! With games starting soon and drafts under way, get your tips from the pro – Mike Harmon from Yahoo! Sports. Mike has been talking Fantasy Sports on the radio non-stop for the past week, and his new book is out just in time to kick off the Fantasy Football Season! ‘The Savvy Guide to Fantasy Sports’ from Indy-Tech Publishing (ISBN 0-7906-1313-1) is a comprehensive guide to this growing Internet-based activity.

TriviaShootout Announces a 30-Day-Free Offer to Win Cash in its Online Subscription Game

NEW YORK, NY – May 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TriviaShootout.com LLC, a leading producer of interactive trivia games, are offering something very different. The free opportunity for first time players to play free and win cash prizes based on their sports knowledge. Thousands of players have already signed up at www.triviashootout.com to play this new fast-moving beat the clock sports trivia game. TriviaShootout believes that the 30-day free trial will show sports enthusiasts across the country how much fun it is to play this sports trivia game on espn.com and how easy it is to win.

Company Gets to The Bottom of Sports Sponsorship

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Internet casino GoldenPalace.com scored prime exposure with their latest eBay purchase, by winning a $2,225 auction for advertising space on the rear of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu champion Gazzy Parman’s shorts for her historic competition in an elite submission grappling tournament that has never before included women.

Xpert Sports Announces Partnership with WCOFF

ROCHESTER, NY — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Xpert Sports (formerly Xpert Leagues) announced on Monday that the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) has contracted it to be its official online league management system for the 2005 season. As a part of the agreement, Xpert Sports will host all 56 of WCOFF’s individual leagues on its servers and provide roster management, league reports, live scoring, and customer support.

Former World Heavyweight Champion Oliver McCall to Continue His Comeback on April 16

WINSTON-SALEM, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ — On April 16, 2005, Oliver ‘The Atomic Bull’ McCall (42-8-0, 31KOs) will face Cornelius Ellis in the Ring of Dreams Fight Night Main Event at the M.C. Benton Jr. Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. McCall, best known for winning the WBC World Heavyweight Champion title after knocking out then champion Lennox Lewis in the second round of the 1994 world championship fight, is staging a comeback that he hopes will lead to another world title shot. McCall, who calls this a ‘tune-up fight,’ also intends to extend his record of never having been knocked down or knocked out.

Texas Fence Association And Grand Slam For Youth Baseball Help Cut Ribbon On Newly Fenced Youth Ball Field Near Houston’s Ship Channel

HOUSTON, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — On March 22nd, representatives from the Texas Fence Association, Grand Slam for Youth Baseball, the City of Houston, Magnolia Little League, and the Houston community cut the ribbon on the newly fenced youth ball field at Hidalgo Park. Participating in the event was John Gamble, President of the Texas Fence Association; Fred Arnold, Grand Slam For Youth Baseball Project Manager from Minute Maid; Marian Harper, Vice President of Community Development for the Houston Astros; Carol Alvarado, Mayor Pro-Tem and City Council Member District I; Joe Turner. Director of Houston Parks and Recreation Department; organizers and youth ball players from Magnolia Little League; and supporters of Hidalgo Park.

Texas Fence Association Teams Up With Grand Slam For Youth Baseball For New ‘Going For The Fences’ Program

HOUSTON, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — Grand Slam for Youth Baseball (GSFYB), a partnership between the Houston Astros and the makers of Minute Maid, announced today a new program in conjunction with the Texas Fence Association – Going for the Fences. Under the new program, one youth ball field per year in the Houston area will receive new fencing and installation courtesy of the Texas Fence Association (TFA).