The 2020 NBA All-Star and Jr. NBA Weekend is the First Event to Showcase New HALO TuffShield Flooring
SnapSports teamed up again with the NBA for the 2020 All-Star and Jr. NBA weekend in Chicago this year. We installed over 30,000 square feet of our Maple TuffShield surfacing for the 4-day marathon event of basketball tournaments and skills challenges. NBA Pro athletes from all over the country worked out with kids of all ages on our floors.
We chose this event to unveil our newest addition to the SnapSports product family, introducing our new line of iridescent HALOTuffShield color options. The Blue HALO TuffShield finish showcased in each basketball key provided a stunning contrast with the Maple TuffShield courts–certainly a unique and interesting focal point! Not only are these new finishes good-looking, the HALO TuffShield options are designed to hold up to the serious play of competitions like the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend. This flooring continues the SnapSports legacy with the advanced patented technology that athletes have come to expect.
A huge thank you to our production team for producing all of the product without any delays and to the quality standards that make the SnapSports brand the best in the industry. And a shout out to our shipping team for taking great care to get the product delivered and picked up on schedule. This was a great event to kick off what will most certainly be another stellar year for SnapSports!
Photos from the 2020 NBA All-Star and Jr. NBA Weekend:
Festivities for the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend were officially underway last weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.
SnapSports, for the sixth consecutive year, was chosen as the flooring provider for Jr. NBA and Gatorade events happening throughout the weekend. Current and former NBA stars volunteered as coaches for the Jr. NBA skills clinic. The clinic took place on 4 full courts and 6 half courts comprised of over 33,000 square feet of SnapSports patented Maple TuffShield™ basketball surfacing. Boys and girls of all ages picked up tips and tricks from the likes of former MVP and current Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry, current Detroit Pistons PF Blake Griffin, and fan favorite, former Atlanta Hawk Dikembe Mutombo—just to name a few!
Following the Jr. NBA Clinics, the SnapSports indoor basketball courts installed for All-Star weekend will also be the selected site for the Quarter, Semi and Final rounds of the 19th annual Gatorade Jr. NBA All-Star Invitational. The free single elimination tournament features middle school aged boys and girls from the Charlotte Area.
The NBA All-Star game, first held in 1951, features the NBA’s biggest and brightest stars from coast to coast vying for the spotlight with 3 pointers, no look passes, and insane dunks. Over the years, the NBA has added additional aspects to All-Star weekend, outside of the game itself including: the NBA All-Star Celebrity game, the rising Stars Challenge, and several versions of “Jam Session” the main fan attraction. For the NBA, SnapSports’ versatile, high performance, portable yet safe surfaces are ideal for Jam Session, Jr. NBA, and Gatorade events.
The 50th anniversary of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks commemorated with donation of SnapSports outdoor basketball court on January 21, 2019
As part of the organization’s commitment to community in 2015, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation pledged to build and revamp 25 metro Atlanta basketball courts by 2020. Making good on that 5 year promise, the Hawks installed the 23rd of 25 courts Monday at Selena S. Butler Park, adjacent to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation and Aquatic Center. The court, comprised entirely of SnapSports NEW Outdoor Revolution® surfacing, was the first court to feature a custom gold and black design celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Atlanta Hawks. The color scheme notably also pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, honoring his national and local contributions. SnapSports, based in Utah, was ecstatic to have their product chosen for such an incredible event.
“We are proud to partner with the Atlanta Hawks Foundation on a joint mission to increase youth play, leadership skills and delivering a positive impact in local communities. The team at SnapSports is honored to have our SnapSports® Outdoor Basketball Courts chosen for these community courts,” – Jorgen Moller, CEO SnapSports
The 58′ x 102′ SnapSports Outdoor Revolution Court done in alloy, black and gold showcases a custom painted 20′ x 20′ center court logo commemorating the Hawks 50 year anniversary. The Hawks chose SnapSports Outdoor Revolution, the newest court product in the SnapSports family, for its seamless design, durability, and excellent performance metrics: including industry leading wet/dry traction and superior ball play suitable for players of all ages. The Atlanta Hawks will finish their project commitment, installing 12,000 square feet of SnapSports surfacing for courts number 24 and 25 in the summer of 2019.
The Atlanta Hawks organization, founded in 1968, embodies a strong focus on community using their ‘Building Bridges through Basketball’ programming. Outside of their commitment to revamping and building new community courts, the Hawks also offer Jr. Hawks Camps and Clinics, an academy for Coaches Education, and over 4,000 hours of community service. As written in the Building Bridges Brochure, the Hawks believe that “every child deserves the right to safe places to play and in the power of sports and the social, emotional, and physical benefits they offer kids.”
SnapSports, a family owned company, has a similar philosophy to that of the Hawks. Their ‘Never Stop Playing’ marketing campaign is meant to encourage families of all ages to get out and play! SnapSports manufactures and distributes both indoor and outdoor game courts from their 100,000 square foot ISO certified facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Photos of the Atlanta Hawks 50th Anniversary Court:
Utah-based SnapSports® Athletic Surfaces, official provider of basketball courts for Jr. NBA presented by Under Armour events throughout the 2018 All-Star Weekend taking place February 16–18th in Los Angeles, CA.
SnapSports, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of indoor and outdoor athletic courts, is once again taking part in the NBA All-Star weekend, this time as the official court provider for the Jr. NBA, presented by Under Armour Events. The 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, taking place February 16th–18th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, is action-packed with events geared toward NBA enthusiasts, fans, and players of all ages. SnapSports, entering their fourth year working with the NBA organization, is excited to be a part of the festivities.
“The entire team at SnapSports is proud that the NBA, the world’s premier basketball organization, chose SnapSports for this year’s Jr. NBA Basketball Courts during NBA All-Star weekend. 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
Joining the All-Star Weekend Festivities for the first time, Jr. NBA events includes clinics, the Gatorade Jr. NBA All-Star Invitational, skills challenge, and coaches forum. All events are led by current and former NBA and WNBA players and take place on the courts provided by SnapSports.
For the Jr. NBA 2018 All-Star weekend events, SnapSports provided eight half and three full indoor basketball courts comprised of their patented Revolution surfacing. The roughly 35,000 square feet of basketball surfacing was chosen by the NBA events team for its unmatched performance and player safety. SnapSports patented sport floors also offer easy and fast installation–key for a large event with notably high attendance.
The Jr. NBA is the official youth basketball participation program of the NBA with participants being boys and girls ages 6–14. The Jr. NBA hosts tournaments and events worldwide, teaching fundamentals of basketball while emphasizing teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship.
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah—the team at SnapSports has been, engineering, manufacturing and providing the world’s leading outdoor multi-courts, basketball courts and modular sport surfaces for nearly four decades! As the pioneers of the modular sports surfacing and outdoor multi-court industries you play on today, the family at SnapSports continues to develop the most advanced, multi-patented, modular sport surfacing and outdoor multi-courts for top athletes the world over. With unparalleled experience and a high-performance product line, SnapSports is the industry’s undisputed champion. SnapSports manufactures 24/7, in a 160,000 square foot ISO 9001:2008 quality certified facility in Salt Lake City, UT, and is supported by an authorized global network. SnapSports is a family owned and operated company.
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™.