Free Buchalter & Exponent PFAS Webinar: December 1, 2022

PFAS: A Scientific, Legal, and Regulatory Overview of Risk, Trends, and Best Practices Webinar

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) (aka forever chemicals) are an emerging concern for business. With legislation taking effect in 2023, companies need to understand their risks and compliance obligations, as well as potential legal actions.

PFAS are commonly found in various consumer products, including cookware, textiles, outerwear, and food packaging, and currently are at the forefront of environmental scrutiny by regulators, NGOs, and the media. There is a growing patchwork of laws that companies must comply with, including a significant cross-over with California’s Prop. 65. Additionally, even products and raw materials that claim to be PFAS-free may actually contain PFAS, especially in light of the varying and increasingly inclusive definitions of the term “PFAS”.

This webinar from Buchalter and Exponent will provide an overview of the states and laws at the forefront of PFAS legislation, litigation trends involving PFAS, and practical tips for handling compliance throughout the supply chain. The presenters will discuss:
· Evolving regulations and liability climate that is impacting consumer products
· Strategies to address evolving compliance requirements and evolving liability risks
· PFAS detection, quantification methods, and the challenges faced when adapting these methodologies to consumer products

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | 11:00 AM PT

Speakers
Anne Marie Ellis | Shareholder, Buchalter (Irvine, CA)
Sarahann M. Rackl, Ph.D., P.E. | Exponent
Brian Drollette, Ph.D. | Exponent

Click here to register for the free webinar.

*Approved for 1-Hour MCLE Credit in California*

Monday, November 14


The SFIA Council meetings are historically held in January at the various coaches’ conventions, but a number of them will move to April 17, 2023, as part of the revised SFIA/NFHS/NCAA Scholastic Team Sports Conference. This includes Baseball/Softball, Lacrosse, Football, Volleyball, and Soccer Councils.

We are moving these Council meetings to April to provide more value and content for the various sport categories at the April meeting. The meetings will incorporate participation reports, NOCSAE updates, rules updates by the Federation and the NCAA, and content specific to the business of those sports in the scholastic environment.

The Council meetings listed above will take place on Monday,  April 17th, followed by a full day of content-rich presentations focused on the scholastic team sports world on Tuesday, April 18th. We will be at the Conrad Hilton Hotel in Indianapolis, the same location as last year’s in-person conference.

Please mark the dates in your calendar right now. More information on the SFIA/NFHS/NCAA Scholastic Team Sports Conference will be available soon. We look forward to working with the NFHS and the NCAA to produce an outstanding opportunity to bring the industry together in April.

For more information or for questions, please contact [email protected].

Pickleheads, an SFIA startup member, is building the #1 online destination for pickleball players. Think Strava for pickleball.

They’ve just launched their court finder and it’s already the best one out there. Organic traffic is up 10x since Aug 1st. Soon, users will be able to organize sessions, join leagues, buy gear and more.

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America due to its social nature and accessibility. Insiders believe the sport will reach 40M players in the next decade. Lebron James, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Gary Vee and others are pouring money into the sport.

If you’re a brand or accredited investor who’s interested in a conversation, please reach out to [email protected].

Arena Pro Sound Systems designed to meet the unique audio needs of indoor venues of all sizes

EDWARDSVILLE, IL, June 24, 2022 – Nevco Sports, LLC today announced the expansion of their audio solutions line with their new Arena Pro indoor sound system series.

The Arena Pro 1000 and 2000 are designed for full court and crowd coverage, projecting clear and intelligible concert-quality sound from fully-aimable speakers that reach the ears of every spectator over crowd noise itself.

Like Nevco’s Stadium Pro™ 1000 and 2000 that cater to the unique needs of outdoor venues large and small, Arena Pro sound systems are designed with those same principles in mind. The Arena Pro 1000 is a wall-mounted system made for complete coverage of smaller venues, ideal for a space no larger than 130’ by 120’ in size, while the Arena Pro 2000is designed as a center-hung cluster, dedicated to larger venues with a size of 160’ by 120’, respectively.

Backed by the products of the leaders in audio technology, Electro-Voice and Dynacord, with over 160 years of combined experience in serving customers, the Arena Pro systems are complete solutions with everything needed to deliver the best audible experience for patrons.

“We are very excited to continue our long-standing partnership with Electro-Voice and Dynacord by developing these new game-changing indoor audio systems,” says Eric Light, Nevco’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Our customers are constantly looking for ways to enhance their game-day experience and these new audio systems will certainly help do just that, by delivering an incredible audio experience for the fans.”

Arena Pro systems come with best-in-market 3-year warranties on speakers, cabinets and subwoofers and, feature a turnkey approach with all components integrated and optimized by Nevco for complete compatibility with video and control room solutions.

If you are interested in learning more about Arena Pro sound systems, visit https://nevco.com/products/indoor-sound-systems/.

About Nevco Sports, LLC: Nevco is the largest private manufacturer and provider of display, scoring and audio solutions. For over 85 years, Nevco has provided athletic and recreational facilities of all sizes with the most innovative scoring and LED video display products in the industry. Nevco is known for its specialty in designing custom facility solutions, quality of products, and superior long term financial value. Today, Nevco scoring solutions are used to enhance the fan experience at events in more than 100,000 locations around the world.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Maria Manville at 618.659.7532 or email [email protected].

SportsEdTV announced today that Fernandinho, Brazilian soccer star, national team captain and Manchester City captain, who will return to Brazil later this year after announcing his retirement from Manchester City, has formalized his partnership with Miami-based SportsEdTV.

“Fernandinho is an icon and a gentleman of his sport,” said SportsEdTV Co-Founder, Chairman, and CMO Robert Mazzucchelli. He added, “Our relationship with him has been developing for years, and we are fortunate to have finalized a formal partnership for Fernandinho to own an equity stake in the company and become a contributor to our soccer content libraries. He is one of the most respected players in the world, admired by fans, coaches and players alike, and our members and viewers will improve greatly from the contributions he will make to our company.”

“SportsEdTV offers a ground-breaking global platform for sports improvement,” said Fernandinho. He added, “The team has done an exceptional job making world-class videos and attracting top soccer talent, and I look forward to helping the business through my content contributions, marketing activities, and to helping SportsEdTV build its presence in Brazil.”

Fernandinho is a legend in the world of soccer. He began his career at Brazilian club Atlético Paranaense before moving to Shakhtar Donetsk in 2005, where he became one of the best foreign players to ever play in the Ukrainian Premier League. With Shakhtar, he won six Ukrainian Premier League titles, four Ukrainian Cups and the 2008–09 UEFA Cup. He was voted by the Shakhtar Donetsk fans as the best Brazilian player to ever play for the team. In 2013, he joined Manchester City, where he has since won four Premier League titles, among other trophies.

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About SportsEdTV: SportsEdTV exists to help athletes, coaches and parents LEARN, WIN and CELEBRATE. We don’t expect everyone who uses our learning tools to become a world champion – that’s not our mission. We do expect people who use our educational resources to become their own champion, by whatever definition they view success in their chosen sport. For some, success is making the varsity team, for others it’s becoming country champion, and for others still, it may simply be gaining proficiency at a sport that offers a lifetime of fun and fitness. To us, no matter your aspirations in sport, if you are striving to improve, you are winning! As a leading sports education media company, we provide FREE video and blog content to anyone in the world with an internet connection. We also offer a global online community — where athletes, parents and coaches can interact, connect, chat, share content and find new friends — and a global directory of facilities and coaches. SportsEdTV videos feature coaching from world-class coaches and athletes – many of whom are or have coached world-champions – and have been watched by viewers in every country in the world.

SportsEdTV and its sponsor Volkl Tennis have been named recipients of the 2022 Hermes Creative Awards as announced by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals, administrators of the competition which drew 6500 entries.

SportsEdTV’s Corporate Image video earned a Platinum Hermes Creative Award, and the commercials they produced for and with Volkl Tennis received a Platinum for its Volkl Technology video and a Gold Hermes Award for its What’s In You commercial.

“We are honored to have our creative efforts recognized alongside several of the most respected global brands, and I should be quick to point out that our Volkl clients deserve kudos for vision, too,” said Robert Mazzucchelli, Founder, and Chairman of SportsEdTV.

Hermes in Greek mythology is the winged herald and messenger of the Olympian gods and represents the roles of contemporary messengers and creators, according to AMCP descriptions.

“These awards serve as a testament to the ingenuity, vision, and skill of our diverse creative solutions team, innovative executive management philosophy, and highly-supportive strategic partnerships,” added Jim Wallin, SportsEdTV Director of Video Content & Production.

“What’s impressive is the top-to-bottom depth of our world-class creative team that daily produces cinema-quality content for our audiences and advertisers,” added Victor Bergonzoli, CEO of SportsEdTV.

Shared credits for the trio of Hermes Creative Awards include Executive Producer and Video Editor, Jim Wallin; Co-Executive Producers John Hoffman and Sean Frost; Producers Daysi Espinal Salazar, John Eagleton, Christopher Fodde, Harry Cicma, Tim Hardaway, Sr., and Quenton Thomas; Co-Producers Jonny Amezcua Mark Buckley, Ciaran Dwyer; On-Site Production, John Hoffman Creative Group; Graphic Design, Artists Navel, Voiceover artists, Bruce Abels and Sally Day; Sound Design, Eugenio Fonesca and Studiosur Argentina.

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About SportsEdTV: SportsEdTV exists to help athletes, coaches and parents LEARN, WIN and CELEBRATE. We don’t expect everyone who uses our learning tools to become a world champion – that’s not our mission. We do expect people who use our educational resources to become their own champion, by whatever definition they view success in their chosen sport. For some, success is making the varsity team, for others it’s becoming country champion, and for others still, it may simply be gaining proficiency at a sport that offers a lifetime of fun and fitness. To us, no matter your aspirations in sport, if you are striving to improve, you are winning! As a leading sports education media company, we provide FREE video and blog content to anyone in the world with an internet connection. We also offer a global online community — where athletes, parents and coaches can interact, connect, chat, share content and find new friends — and a global directory of facilities and coaches. SportsEdTV videos feature coaching from world-class coaches and athletes – many of whom are or have coached world-champions – and have been watched by viewers in every country in the world.

FlipGive launches the only end-to-end fundraising and financial management platform, specifically designed for youth sports teams

TORONTO, April 11, 2022 /CNW/ – FlipGive today announces the launch of the leading, all-in-one platform for team fundraising, budgeting and finances. This continues the company’s mission to make sports more affordable and accessible for youth across North America. Having identified an equality gap in youth sports, FlipGive has tipped the financial scale for more than 50,000 teams, allowing more kids to access the physical and mental health benefits of sports.

FlipGive began with the goal of reducing the cost to play for families. By shopping for everyday items with more than 700 popular brands and retailers, teams and their supporters earn cashback rewards that are used to cover expenses including tournaments, player fees, and equipment. The platform now also includes easy-to-use financial tools that help busy team managers, parents and volunteers with budget planning, fee collection, tracking and transparency.

“We are thrilled to now offer an end-to-end solution for teams, alleviating the massive burden on volunteers who, in addition to being busy parents, have to manage team nances,” said Mark Bachman, CEO. “You can’t put a price tag on the benet of sports and recreational activities in a kid’s life. We have always aimed to remove barriers to accessing sports by lowering the cost associated with playing and by helping team managers save time, that should include managing team nances.”

The FlipGive platform has already had a significant impact on hundreds of thousands of families across North America having raised over US$25 million for youth sports teams. Momentum continues to build as FlipGive achieves record quarterly growth, member engagement, and team fundraising milestones.

“Thousands of children every day are denied the ability to participate in competitive sports and activities,” said Peter Misek, Founding Partner at Framework Venture Partners. “FlipGive began by solving the fundraising gap but realized the friction for access doesn’t end there. Parent volunteers are forced to use personal bank accounts, funds and spreadsheets to organize and manage team activities. These burdens have become overwhelming. FlipGive now also removes this burden and friction, and brings much-needed simplicity to the lives of managers and treasurers, while lessening the risk of mistakes, mismanagement and fraud.”

“FlipGive has transformed how our teams fundraise, plan and track our team budgets,” said Stacy Carli, a multi-year FlipGive user and treasurer at Durham Attack Volleyball Club. “FlipGive lets us use our regular spending to lower player costs and the team money tools help standardize the financial processes for our teams, making it easier for me to support our parent representatives.”

Product Features

FlipGive Shop

FlipGive Budget

FlipGive Banking*

FlipGive Shop and Budget are available now across Canada. The complete team money platform, including FlipGive Banking,* is available in the U.S. and will be available in Canada later this year.

*FlipGive is a financial technology company and is not a bank. Banking services provided by Blue Ridge Bank, N.A.; Member FDIC. FlipGive Debit Card is issued by Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. and can be used anywhere Visa cards are accepted.

ABOUT FLIPGIVE: Founded in 2016, FlipGive offers youth sports teams free tools to make and manage money so they can play more and spend less. From preseason to postseason, teams shop and earn cashback toward expenses, manage their banking and budget, collect fee payments, and more. Teams across North America have earned US $25M and counting. FlipGive is a certified B- Corporation. For more information, please visit flipgive.com.

SOURCE: FlipGive

For further information: Kate Morris, [email protected], 647-712-3347

SportsEdTV has created an alliance with FITLIGHT, making them the Official Reaction Training Equipment of Miami-based SportsEdTV, which launched its leading sports learning ecosystem in July 2018.

“FITLIGHT makes excellent products to help athletes improve agility and cognitive functions such as reaction time, processing speed, and spatial awareness,” said SportsEdTV Co-Founder, Chairman, and CMO Robert Mazzucchelli. He added, “Training these cognitive functions is often overlooked by athletes and coaches, except at the very elite level. We hope the content we make with FITLIGHT products, the leading product in its category, and SportsEdTV coaches will help bring greater awareness about this type of training, and help athletes of all levels improve.”

“SportsEdTV offers a ground-breaking platform for sports improvement,” said Rob Bouw, Director of Sales of FITLIGHT. He added, “The fact that they provide world-class video instruction for free or nearly free will change the way people learn to play sports. They provide access to the highest level of coaching to people around the world who may never have been able to get that level of instruction. Having FITLIGHT associated with this exceptional learning ecosystem is a perfect way to present our products and educate athletes and coaches on the importance of reaction training, and exercises to improve it.”

As part of this exclusive marketing arrangement, FITLIGHT will provide SportsEdTV with their reaction training products that will be featured in training videos and sold through e-commerce activation of SportsEdTV channels.

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About SportsEdTV: SportsEdTV exists to help athletes, coaches and parents LEARN, WIN and CELEBRATE. We don’t expect everyone who uses our learning tools to become a world champion – that’s not our mission. We do expect people who use our educational resources to become their own champion, by whatever definition they view success in their chosen sport. For some, success is making the varsity team, for others it’s becoming country champion, and for others still, it may simply be gaining proficiency at a sport that offers a lifetime of fun and fitness. To us, no matter your aspirations in sport, if you are striving to improve, you are winning! As a leading sports education media company, we provide FREE video and blog content to anyone in the world with an internet connection. We also offer a global online community — where athletes, parents and coaches can interact, connect, chat, share content and find new friends — and a global directory of facilities and coaches. SportsEdTV videos feature coaching from world-class coaches and athletes – many of whom are or have coached world-champions – and have been watched by viewers in every country in the world.

About FITLIGHT: FITLIGHT specializes in designing and creating equipment and technology applicable in sports, healthcare, and tactical industries. With innovative, patented technology, the goal at FITLIGHT is to change the way performance is measured and to be the global leader in revolutionizing human performance by offering interactive, adaptable, and measurable training solutions and improving the relationship between the brain and body for all ages and abilities.

Date: 1/26/22

SportsEdTV and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) – the national resource office for the 2,600 YMCAs across the country — have announced a significant collaboration agreement.

SportsEdTV will provide Y-USA with a pair of 9-week popular sports instruction schematics and coaches training supported by SportsEdTV’s deep library of cinema-quality sports instruction videos in the first phase of the collaboration.

“The benefits of this partnership combine the Y’s longstanding purpose to strengthen communities by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other with our 21st-century values to provide high-tech free video sports instruction so everyone has the opportunity to learn how to play sports from world-class coaches,” said SportsEdTV Founder and Chairman Robert Mazzucchelli.

SportsEdTV has reached 3.5 million monthly online visitors and has more than half a million social media followers. Nationwide, the Y serves 11 million people, 77% of whom live within 10 miles of a Y facility.

“Our partnership with SportsEdTV will give YMCAs nationwide access to world-class learning and coaching tools, creating new and exciting ways for Ys to strengthen their communities and provide all people with opportunities to reach their full potential,” said Suzanne McCormick, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Y-USA.

SportsEdTV CEO Victor Bergonzoli said, “Our two organizations will continue discussions to expand the scope of shared projects, including the potential for co-branded and/or co-created content to be shared on our respective public platforms.”

About Y-USA

Driven by its founding mission, the Y has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community for more than 175 years. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships, and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives, and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across 10,000 communities nationwide. For more information about the Y, visit ymca.org.

For more information about Y-USA
Emily Waldren
[email protected]
312-419-8418

About SportsEdTV

SportsEdTV exists to help athletes, coaches and parents LEARN, WIN, and CELEBRATE. We don’t expect everyone who uses our learning tools to become a world champion – that’s not our mission.

We do expect people who use our educational resources to become their champion, by whatever definition they view success in their chosen sport. For some, success is making the varsity team, for others, it’s becoming country champion, and for others still, it may simply be gaining proficiency at a sport that offers a lifetime of fun and fitness. “

To us, no matter your aspirations in sport, if you are striving to improve, you are winning! As a leading sports education media company, we provide FREE video and blog content to anyone in the world with an internet connection.
We also offer a global online community, where athletes, parents, and coaches can interact, connect, chat, share content and find new friends. SportsEdTV videos feature coaching from world-class coaches and athletes – many of whom are or have coached world champions – and have been watched by viewers in every country in the world.

Robert Mazzucchelli
SportsEdTV
[email protected]

The acquisition expands Nevco’s industry leading scoring and display solutions product line to include industry leading photo-finish timing and results technology.

EDWARDSVILLE, IL, January 5, 2022 – Nevco Sports, LLC today announced the acquisition of Lynx System Developers, Inc., a sports technology data company based out of Haverhill, MA. The acquisition of this sports timing pioneer will further enhance Nevco’s position as the industry leader in end-to-end scoring and display solutions for sporting facilities worldwide.

“Lynx System Developers has been a trusted partner to Nevco for many years,” says Jeff Fiorini, CEO of Nevco Sports. “Their state-of-the-art timing and results technology solutions paired with an impeccable reputation made for a natural fit into the Nevco brand. This addition to our product portfolio will be pivotal in enhancing the race-day experience for our customers”.

“We are excited to integrate our technology and timing systems to expand Nevco’s product line,” says President and CTO of Lynx System Developers, Inc., Doug DeAngelis. “Together, we look forward to providing sporting facilities of all sizes with the highest quality scoring and display solutions combined with our photo-finish timing and results technology solutions.”

Lynx System Developers, Inc. will maintain operations in Haverhill, MA. To learn more about Lynx solutions please visit www.finishlynx.com.

About Nevco Sports, LLC: Nevco is the largest private manufacturer and provider of display, scoring and audio solutions. For over 85 years, Nevco has provided athletic and recreational facilities of all sizes with the most innovative scoring and LED video display products in the industry. Nevco is known for its specialty in designing custom facility solutions, quality of products, and superior long term financial value. Today, Nevco scoring solutions are used to enhance the fan experience at events in more than 100,000 locations around the world.  

About Lynx System Developers, Inc.: Lynx System Developers, Inc. is the maker of FinishLynx photo-finish technology and produces fully automatic timing systems, line-scan cameras, and athlete tracking technology for sports markets across the world.

Today, FinishLynx is arguably the most popular and powerful photo-finish results technology in the world. It is used at major sporting events across the globe, including the Olympic Trials, Kentucky Derby and NASCAR.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Maria Manville at 618.659.7532 or email [email protected]

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