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Atlanta Hawks Choose SnapSports® for 50th Anniversary Court Gift

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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.”

About SnapSports:

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:

SnapSports Kicks Off Spring at US Futsal Northwest Regional

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

‘Tis the season for snow melt, sunny skies, and blooming flowers. It’s also the season for US Futsal to kick into high gear. Following a successful showing at the Northeast Regional in Wildwood, New Jersey, the road to the US Futsal National Championship continued with the US Futsal Northwest Regional Championship in San Jose, California. All games, tournaments, and championships are played on 67,000 square feet of SnapSports Indoor BounceBack with ShockTower technology.

With a decade-long partnership still going strong, we know why US Futsal chose us.

Our SnapSports BounceBack sports surfacing with ShockTower Technology is the only surface on the modular market which offers a built-in shock absorption system. The benefits of this surface choice are many. Most, if not all, US Futsal tournaments and events travel and are held in convention or event centers in various cities. Typically, any portable surface set on concrete requires something underneath. BounceBack eliminates the need for using a rubber underlayment, making for a much faster assembly and disassembly, saving time and labor costs. For top US Futsal officials, an even more important concern is athlete safety. US Futsal tournaments feature athletes of all ages and levels competing for several hours a day running, jumping, and performing various other high-impact movements.  SnapSports ShockTower technology gives an added “cush” to the floor—reducing impact upon contact with the surface and protecting joints. For an organization like US Futsal that experiences exponential growth each year, player safety and tournament economics are at the top of the list when choosing a sports surfacing partner.

About Futsal

Futsal (derived from a combination of the Spanish or Portuguese words for soccer and indoor) began as 5-a-side soccer in Uruguay in 1930. Futsal gained popularity throughout South America and Europe and was eventually founded in the US in 1981. Games are played both indoors and out without the use of sidewalls, creating the need for a durable, easy-to-transport, safe futsal surface. Since its inception in 1980, US Futsal has grown to include over 40,000 members, 90% of which are youth. We at SnapSports immediately saw the growth potential of the US Futsal organization and were excited to offer our expertise in the sports flooring arena.

As US Futsal and its tournaments continue to expand, we are looking forward to continually offering innovative sports surface products designed and engineered with premier sports organizations in mind.

Why Made in the USA Matters.

Friday, September 16th, 2016

“Made in the USA” is more than a catchy slogan. It’s about supporting American jobs, factories, and the environment.

For the sports flooring companies that produce their products outside of the U.S., offshoring is all about making a larger profit through the exploitation of dirt-cheap labor. It’s very rare that product quality, corrupt political systems, human rights, or horrific environmental costs are ever considered when exporting manufacturing overseas. Not to mention consideration of the cost to U.S. economy by exporting not only jobs but also the closing of our factories right here in our hometowns.

All SnapSports Athletic Surfaces are made in the USA

SnapSports is a family run company. We design, engineer, manufacture, and ship all of our modular sports flooring products from our headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. We are honored to support the local economy by providing well-paying jobs to more than 125 employees and to support an even larger dealer network.

Through our “keeping it green” initiative we’re deeply committed to the environment. As a result, SnapSports meets California environmental standards for manufacturing and residential installation. And since we don’t ship our entire product line across the pacific, we drastically reduce our potential carbon footprint.

Quality and value are what drives us. We make our flooring in our factory; a third party overseas vendor does not manufacture it. Therefore, we directly control the quality of our products. Because of our management system, commitment to manufacturing high-quality products, and excellent customer service, we have been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification. The quality and value of our flooring are why so many top names in athletics, like the NBA and AUU, choose to use our floors.

Keeping it Green

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

SnapSports is one of the most “Green” ISO quality manufacturing facilities in the sports flooring industry.

  • SnapSports only the highest-grade virgin polypropylene in their proprietary manufacturing processes, which is all 100% recyclable
  • Polypropylene is manufactured from propylene monomer, a relatively safe gas, which is a waste byproduct of the petroleum industry that used to be burned off into the atmosphere contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. As a result, the more polypropylene used in SnapSports flooring products helps in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Polypropylene is 100% recyclable
  • Any waste material SnapSports produces in their manufacturing is recycled to make other flooring products, ensuring 0% waste
  • SnapSports manufacturing process is safe, low in emissions and meets all California Standards, including the standard for residential community installations
  • The cooling systems used by SnapSports to control temperatures for all of our manufacturing presses are operated on a closed loop, so it’s 100% recycled
  • All of the steel used in SnapSports molds and athletic components is 100% recyclable
  • The warehouse structure within our 180,000 square foot facility was engineered to use natural sunlight
  • SnapSports has led the industry with numerous manufacturing processes and technologies to allow them to consume less energy to produce their global leading athletic flooring lineup
  • SnapSports sport floors and outdoor courts are manufactured in Salt Lake City, Utah in their ISO Quality Systems certified facility

Recovering Your Gym After Flood Damage

Friday, August 19th, 2016

If your athletic facility incurred water damage from a natural disaster or major water main break, you may be looking a lot of missed games. With the long-term residual moisture following a flood, hardwood floors can’t be installed right away; your gym will need to dry out.

SnapSports can help your school, church, or athletic organization get back on its feet fast. Unlike hardwood, SnapSports surfaces are waterproof and don’t require expensive HVAC systems prior to or during the install, nor when maintaining your gym. Our easy-to-install athletic surfaces can recover devastated and destroyed gyms in as little as one day!

Key Benefits of a SnapSports retrofit:

  • Industry-leading expertise in court repair and refurbishment
  • Create a new floor or retrofit most gyms in 24 – 48 hours
  • Waterproof
  • All-weather courts for year round use
  • High level sports performance for tenis, basketball, futsal, handball, hockey, volleyball, and more
  • Five indoor and three outdoor surface families available
  • Suspended cushion for player and user safety
  • Excellent coefficient of friction for athletic movement
  • Low initial investment and annual upkeep costs
  • Covers unsightly cracks, stains, wear, and puddles
  • Free-floating — no anchors or adhesives required
  • No need for moisture barriers or expensive subsurface sealants
  • Numerous color and design options
  • Custom logos, graphics and line designs available
  • 16-Year warranty
  • Recyclable
  • Made in the USA

“I could not believe the transformation over the weekend. The best thing about it was we didn’t have to cancel P.E. classes or the JV game on Monday.”

~ Mike Smith – Head Basketball Coach at Summit High School

 

Before and After Images