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SnapSports Championship Basketball Courts Dominant Throughout Local Event

Friday, June 30th, 2017

What is better than being a major partner of one of the fastest-growing AAU basketball events? Being a major partner of one of the fastest-growing AAU basketball events in your own backyard! The SnapSports® Salt Lake City-based corporate team has had the pleasure of taking part in Big Mountain Jam and The Rocky Mountain Showcase, consecutive weekend tournaments hosted by AAU’s Jam On It Academy. Rocky Mountain Showcase, taking place this weekend at South Towne Expo center, is the culmination of two stellar weekends of intense basketball competition – together forming the largest basketball event in Utah.

Big Mountain Jam has experienced exponential growth since its original kick off. This inaugural dual weekend tournament was created to accommodate the hundreds of teams turned away from the competition in previous years. SnapSports, a consistent partner with all Big Mountain Jam events, is thrilled with the tournament growth. Between the two weekends, over 900 teams from all over the Western United States will compete on 30+ courts comprised of SnapSports Championship Basketball Surfacing – BounceBack ShockTower®. Boys and girls of all ages will go head-to-head on SnapSports tournament game courts, with winners proudly crowned as Rocky and Big Mountain champs. AAU has consistently chosen SnapSports ShockTower surfacing for its built-in shock absorption system, the only surface on the modular market with such technology.

SnapSports has been a proud partner of AAU Jam On it for many years and enjoys supporting an organization that is focused on the growth and development of amateur athletics.

 

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SnapSports Outdoor Championship Basketball Courts Return to Dew NBA 3X Tournament

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Following a successful inaugural year, the Dew NBA 3X tournament is back in action, kicking off the 2017 schedule of events in Chicago May 13th – 14th. The two-day event showcased premier 3×3 teams competing for the Chicago title on custom SnapSports® BounceBack® Basketball courts. Female and male winners are awarded a cash prize and a trip to the Championship, held in Los Angeles in September. SnapSports Athletic Surfaces will be there every step of the way, providing our patented Bounceback outdoor tournament flooring with patented ShockLock® technology. SnapSports’ ShockLock system delivers built-in “give” easing player joint impact and creating a safer athletic surface, making it an easy choice for the NBA.

The Dew NBA 3X is an elite 3×3 basketball competition combining unique basketball lifestyle and entertainment elements. Each day of the 2-day event features more than 30 selected men’s and women’s teams. The Championship teams will qualify for the 2017 USA Basketball 3×3 Tournament, which qualifies for the NBA global 3×3 Championship. The League’s global 3-on-3 platform is part of the NBA’s ongoing commitment to growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Each event on the 6-city tournament tour features live music, entertainment and fan interactions with current and former NBA stars.

New to the program:

One featured artist from each city will be given the opportunity to display their talent on a section of the SnapSports championship basketball court. With six participating artists, the court will be a one-of-a-kind representation of the 2017 Dew NBA 3X come September. Salt Lake City-based SnapSports is thrilled to have again been selected to provide courts for the most elite 3×3 basketball competition in the nation.

“Everyone at SnapSports is proud that the NBA, the world’s premier basketball organization, chose SnapSports Athletic Surfaces, as the ‘championship Basketball Court’ of NBA 3X Tour. This is a testament to the fact that when it comes to durability, performance and player safety, we are unmatched.” – Jorgen Moller Jr, CEO SnapSports

SnapSports manufactures 24/7 in our 180,000 square foot ISO 9001:2008 Quality certified facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. SnapSports is the Official Court of DEW NBA 3X, 2016 NBA Centre Court, NBA Nation, 2015 NBA House, NBA 3X, AAU Basketball Jam On it, AAU All Under one Roof, The Big South, The United States Futsal Federation, USA Basketball, Big Mountain Jam, and USA Team Handball. SnapSports is an official FIBA Technical Partner and has been a proud partner of The Special Olympics, The National Veterans Wheelchair Games, The Volleyball Festival, Gus Macker 3×3, World Police & Fire Games and The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championship, to name a few. SnapSports surfaces are Made in the U.S.A. – Played on Around The World™.

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Why a Backyard Court is More Popular Than a Backyard Pool

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

What is a backyard court? Typically, it’s an area in the backyard where you have a concrete slab poured to the size of game court with a modular athletic surface on top for safer play, performance, and all-weather playability. There are several companies who manufacture and provide these surfaces, but SnapSports® Athletic Surfaces of Salt Lake City is the clear leader.

An outdoor multi-purpose court is much more practical than a pool, which kids typically stop using after a few years. Then there is the costly maintenance and constant upkeep with a pool, unlike a backyard court.

Typically with companies like SnapSports, you can easily convert your court from just basketball to include any additional sports such as volleyball, inline hockey, pickleball, paddle tennis, shuffleboard, and many other sports and activities.

So why are these backyard courts becoming so popular?

  • Convenience – What’s better than having your own custom backyard rec center?
  • Safety – You’ll always know where you kids are and who they are with.
  • Health – Promotes a lifelong habit of healthy sports fun

With the advent of these safer all-weather sports surfaces being adopted by not only families around the country, but top level sports organizations like NBA, AAU, FIBA, US Futsal, Volleyball associations and more, it is safe to say that you will see many more backyard courts in your neighborhood soon.

SnapSports Teams Up with Dew NBA 3X National Tour

Friday, July 15th, 2016

The Dew NBA 3X basketball competition, played exclusively on SnapSports® BounceBack® outdoor athletic surfacing, kicked off in Atlanta on May 21st. The inaugural U.S. tour will visit Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Houston, and conclude on October 23rd in Los Angeles with the Dew NBA 3X National Finals. The NBA League’s global 3-on-3 platform, NBA 3X, is a way to celebrate and grow a widespread appreciation for the game of basketball.

This elite, invite-only competition visits six cities, with each 2-day event featuring more than 30 recruited men’s and women’s adult teams. The events uniquely combine entertainment and basketball lifestyle elements, including interactive appearances and activations by the NBA team itself and local talent. The events also include local food trucks and basketball-influenced art installations.

Men’s and Women’s Championship Teams will qualify for the USA Basketball 3×3 Tournament in 2017.

Gary Payton, NBA Legend and Hall of Famer, will make appearances at all six stops as the Dew NBA 3X Ambassador.

The next event is July 30-31 in Dallas.
For more information, visit the official Dew NBA 3X website.

NBA Centre Court Toronto

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

We recently returned from the exciting NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto, Canada where we provide 125,000 sq. ft. of Revolution® with TuffShield® and Pro36™ premium basketball flooring to the NBA Centre Court held at the Enercare Centre. It took the SnapSports installation team under three days to install over 40 basketball courts! The NBA Centre Court was an Interactive fan event featuring hands on basketball clinics from current and former NBA and WNBA athletes, skills and activity competitions, dunks squads and dance teams. Fans had an opportunity to test and hone their skills on SnapSports indoor basketball flooring a well as meet some of their favorite players.

We were very happy to have been chosen by the NBA for the 3rd year in a row to provide flooring for this exciting fan event and to be a part of the history making as they held the NBA All-Star weekend outside the United States for the first time in All-Star history!

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