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AAU Welcomes Back SnapSports® As Official Court Of This Year’s AAU Basketball ‘Jam On It’ Memorial Day Tournament

June 12th, 2015

SnapSports® to be the Official Courts for the 2nd Annual AAU / Jam On It Memorial Day Tournament in Las Vegas.

SnapSports® will be on the road again this Memorial Day Weekend as they join AAU for the 2nd Annual Las Vegas Memorial Day Tournament, being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, May 23th-25th.  The ‘Jam On It’ Vegas Tournament, in its second year, is a unique tournament as it will host both basketball and volleyball competitors, boys and girls ages elementary through varsity.  To accommodate the complexity of a dual sport event, athletes will play on SnapSports® BounceBack® Surfacing, chosen for its superior high performance and player safety.

I’ve tried nearly every modular sports product and I can say, unequivocally, that SnapSports products are the best available!  It is the responsibility of AAU to provide high performing, safe and dependable courts for our athletes.  That is why we purchased SnapSports for all our courts.” – Matt Williams, AAU, Second Vice President

The 2015 ‘Jam On It” Las Vegas Memorial Day Tournament will feature over 120 teams competing on 10 ShockTower® Championship Courts. The multi-patented ShockTower® technology is the only surface on the market to incorporate a shock absorption system into the understructure of the floor. 16 individual shocks per square foot ease the impact on player’s joints, guaranteeing a safer surface for any sport including basketball and volleyball. The versatility and high performance of SnapSports’ product line has made them a favorite of athletes, coaches, and event facilitators.

‘Jam On It’ is recognized as one of the world’s premier event organizers with 23 years of experience. As a proud member of the AAU, Jam On It has been selected to host local, regional, and national AAU events.  Jam On It also manages two multi-court facilities in Northern California housing 20 courts between the two facilities.

“ When an elite organization such as AAU Jam On It sets out to chose the best performing and safe play court for their tournaments and they choose SnapSports as their ‘Official Court’, it makes everyone here very proud. “   -Jorgen Moller Jr., CEO SnapSports

SnapSports manufactures 24/7 in their 150,000 square foot ISO 9001:2008 Quality certified facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. SnapSports is the Official Court of AAU Basketball Jam On it, AAU All Under one Roof,  The Big South, The United States Futsal Federation, NBA Jam Session, NBA Nation, 2015 NBA House, 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 3X3, The Vanilla Ice.

SnapSports® Teams up with the largest AAU Basketball Tournament in US

June 12th, 2015
Thousands of players from across the country meet for the largest AAU tournament of the season.

A bird’s eye view of the Reno facility and SnapSports playing surfaces

SnapSports® returns as the Official Championship and Tournament sports surface for the AAU Jam On It Memorial Day Tournament In Reno, May 23-25

Athletes and spectators will flock to sunny Reno, Nevada this Memorial Day Weekend for the 14th Annual Reno Memorial Day Tournament which will take place at the Reno Convention Center May 23rd-25th.  The ‘Jam On It’ Reno Memorial Day Tournament will host over 1000 teams, tightly holding its reputation as the World’s largest AAU basketball Tournament.  Throughout the three day tournament, athletes, coaches, and AAU representative look forward to, again, using SnapSports tournament basketball courts. Having been chosen for its unmatched durability, ease of installation, high performance, and safe play, SnapSports  is proud to continue its longstanding partnership with ‘Jam On It’ as the official sports flooring.

“Everyone at SnapSports is proud that the world’s largest basketball tournament chose SnapSports Athletic Surfaces as the ‘Official Basketball Court’ over all others, a testament to the fact that when it comes to durability, performance and player safety, we are unmatched.”  Jorgen Moller Jr, CEO SnapSports

During the Tournament both qualifying and championship play will take place on over 85 courts featuring the multi-patented SnapSports  BounceBack® ShockTower® surfacing.  SnapSports BounceBack® sports flooring with ShockTower® technology is the ONLY modular sports surfacing featuring actual shock absorbers built into the flooring structure – a multi-patented “resilient shock” technology that was designed with superior performance and player safety in mind. With over 16 individual shocks per square foot, ShockTower® is the OneCourt® that stands above all others.

“Over the years, we’ve used nearly every indoor modular surface, but SnapSports products are the best in the industry. These young athletes can play upward of a dozen times during an event, but with the incredible structural support of ShockTower, the players are never fatigued from floor impact.” – Matt Williams, AAU, Second Vice President, ‘Jam On It’ President

SnapSports manufactures 24/7 in their 150,000 square foot ISO 9001:2008 Quality certified facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. SnapSports is the Official Court of AAU Basketball Jam On it, AAU All Under one Roof,  The Big South, The United States Futsal Federation, NBA Jam Session, NBA Nation, 2015 NBA House, 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 3X3, The Vanilla Ice Project, World Police & Fire Games and The National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championship to name a few. SnapSports surfaces are made in the USA and played on around the world.

SnapSports® Basketball Surfacing Covers Premier Fan Events for 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend in NYC

June 11th, 2015
Fans enjoying NBA All Star Weekend 2015

Fans enjoying SnapSports indoor surfacing at NBA All Star Weekend 2015

New York City will be alive with elite athletes, celebrities, and NBA fan as we approach the much anticipated 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend.

SnapSports® Athletic Surfaces, chosen for its top rating in performance and safety, will have a major presence, supplying over 15,000 sqft of our industry leading athletic flooring for the NBA House presented by BBVA Compass Locations which will host the weekend’s premier fan events.

SnapSports custom athletic courts, manufactured especially for the NBA All Star Weekend Events, will provide the chance for NBA fans of all ages to participate in Skills Challenges, catch games featuring the best middle school teams in NY, as well as meet and greet current NBA stars and legends.

“Everyone on the SnapSports team is so excited to be in New York this weekend,” Said SnapSports CEO Jorgen Moller. “To have the NBA’s elite players, legends, and fans playing on our surfacing is incredible, we can’t wait to have a blast at the NBA House events.”

SnapSports is not only the Official Indoor Court of the 2015 NBA House presented by BBVA Compass, but has a successful relationship with other NBA events. The patented SnapSports technologies chosen by the NBA are also found in residential backyard courts and homes around the world.

SnapSports® provides key assist to NBA All-Star Jam Session 2015

June 11th, 2015
Fans enjoying SnapSports Maple XL flooring during the 2015 NBA All-Star Jam Session

Fans enjoying SnapSports Maple Revolution flooring during the 2015 NBA All Star Game

Following a successful 2014 NBA All-Star Jam Session and a record breaking NBA Nation Summer Tour partnership, SnapSports has been selected by the NBA as the Official Court of NBA House Presented by BBVA Compass which will be held during the 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend.

15,000 sqft of our TuffShield® Maple Revolution® athletic surfacing, chosen by the NBA due to the real wood look, performance, durability, and superior safe play ratings, will make up the courts used for the NBA House events presented by BBVA Compass.

“SnapSports has been great to work with throughout the last year, their level of expertise and commitment to customer service are unmatched,” said Adi Wilk, NBA Director of Events. “SnapSports Sports Flooring exemplifies the safety, performance, and quality that is important to the NBA.”  SnapSports is proud to be a part of the largest and most comprehensive NBA fan experience in the world.

“The NBA is recognized as the world’s premier basketball organization and is home to the world’s elite players and coaches,” said SnapSports CEO Jorgen Moller. “We are all very proud that the NBA recognized the technological advantages found throughout our sports flooring line and chose SnapSports as their partner of the future.”

SnapSports® and NBA Nation Tour End Record Setting Summer with Motor City Bash

June 11th, 2015
Sprite Slam Dunk Contest during NBA House Tour

Sprite Slam Dunk Contest during NBA Nation Tour in Detroit

It’s the end of summer and that means light jackets, back to school, and the end of the 2014 NBA Nation Tour, presented by Sprint. The NBA Nation Tour is the largest NBA mobile experience. This year the tour had a record attendance of over 3 million fans visiting 8 cities with their final destination Detroit, MI for the Arts, Beats, and Eats event. This labor Day finale will feature pistons legends Rich Mahorn and Earl Cureton, the Detroit Pistons Dancers and the high-flying dunk squad ‘Flight Crew’. These and other fan-friendly activities will take place on SnapSports® Outdoor Bounceback® ShowTower® surfacing, the official court of the NBA Nation Tour.

“SnapSports and the NBA Nation Tour have had a fantastic summer, we could not be mored pleased with each of the tour events,” said Jorgen Moller, SnapSports CEO. “Having our patented outdoor courts used by the NBA professionals and over three million NBA fans illustrates exactly what SnapSports is about: bringing top rated, safe surfaces to any backyard or facility with families and athletes at any level.”

SnapSports first partnered with the NBA during the 2014 All-Star Weekend in New Orleans, providing over 100,000 square feet of athletic surfacing for the NBA Jam Session. This partnership continued when SnapSports was selected as the Offical Court of the 2014 NBA Nation Tour. It was important to the NBA that they choose a surface that would guarantee safe play for millions of fans while still playing like a professional floor. SnapSports is proud to be recognized as the only surface in the industry with shock absorption system built right into the understructure. Both Snapsports and the NBA are ecstatic with the outcome of the 2014 Summer Tour.

“The NBA was proud to partner with SnapSports for the 2014 NBA Nation Tour,” said Patrick Sullivan, NBA Vice President of Events. “The quality, performance, and guaranteed safety of SnapSports surfacing played a big part in the success of the NBA’s largest mobile experience.”