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SnapSports Surfaces Featured in USA Team Handball 42nd USA Team Handball Championship

Friday, May 21st, 2010

The 42nd USA Team Handball Championship, being held May 21 – 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada will feature thousands of handball athletes competing in the Men’s Elite, Men’s Open and Women’s Elite divisions. The event is presented by USA Team Handball in conjunction with Visit Las Vegas!, the Las Vegas Scorpions Handball Club and the Salt Lake Handball Club.

SnapSports is the official flooring provider for USA Team Handball and tournament games are generally played on the company’s BounceBack ShockTower surfacing.

“As always, it’s exciting when our products are involved in such a high profile event. We’re proud of the fact USA Team Handball keeps coming back to us. We think it says a lot about our products,” says Jorgen Moller, CEO of SnapSports, Inc.

First Big Apple Handball Event to Feature SnapSports® Flooring

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The first ever Big Apple Team Handball (http://www.usateamhandball.org) Tournament will be held on January 2nd through the 3rd and will feature US National Club champions, New York City Team Handball, in a game against a star-studded cast of European professionals. The six-team tournament will feature five of Germany’s top professional teams and is being held in the US to build awareness of the sport.

Team handball, as it’s known in the US, is played in 159 nations by 39 million people. It is an Olympic sport which bares more in common with soccer and basketball than American handball. Teams of seven players play two 30 minutes halves and attempt to get a ball, about 8″ in diameter, past a goalkeeper. Games often score into the 30s.

Games will be played on a custom “ShockTower” surface by SnapSports, the official flooring provider for USA Team Handball. SnapSports will install a 9,176 square foot court 2 days before the tournament. The event, to be held at Park West High School in Manhattan, will consist of two-day tournament capped by an all-star game featuring Germany’s best players against the US National champions.

SnapSports® Named Official Playing Surface Provider of USA Team Handball

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

With SnapSports® accepting a seat on the USA Team Handball National Board of Directors and providing its premium sports flooring system in customized red-white-and-blue for USA Team Handball’s signature events,they have committed to a four-year comprehensive alliance with a great organization. The first competition to take place on “National Court” will be the 2009 Club Championships in Elgin, Illinois.

SnapSports Vice-President of Sales, Dan Wollman, is currently with the USA Team Handball directors and management at the 21st IHF World Championships in Zagreb Croatia, where he is hosting some of the company’s European distributors.

“Snapsports is excited to team up with USA Team Handball. We feel the sport has great potential for growth in the United States with the development plan and outstanding leadership they’ve assembled at USA Team Handball,” said Wollman. “As one of the most popular Olympic team sports, we knew it was important for our company to establish a strong relationship and global presence with the U.S. national governing body. We look forward to getting world class athletes of this exciting sport on our new Bounceback® ShockTower® suspended game courts.”

SnapSports’ multi-patent athletic surfaces simply “snap” together and assemble easily in just a few hours. The flooring provides both lateral and vertical “give” – reducing injuries to athletes. SnapSports is a worldwide leader in residential and commercial athletic surfaces. SnapLock Industries and its SnapSports®, RaceDeck®, DuraGrid® and SnapLock® brands have been recognized among Utah’s 100 leading companies and as one of America’s fastest growing companies by Inc. Magazine. CEO, Jorgen Moller, was also among Utah’s Entrepreneur of the Year finalists in 2008.

“SnapSports is providing a top performing state-of-the-art product that handball enthusiasts instantly recognize and appreciate,” said Steve Pastorino, general manager of USA Team Handball. “Additionally, they have pledged to open doors for us to thousands of clients across America with SnapSports’ athletic surfaces – places where handball can quickly develop a following. In return, we will collaborate with their sales force to introduce them to new domestic and international markets.”