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Landmark Study Reveals $2B Increase in Economic Impact of Sports in So. California, Revealing Significant Growth Post-Pandemic
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- LA Sports Council, the region's premier sports trade association, and the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) released "Sports in the Los Angeles Basin: The 2023 Economic Impact Analysis" at the Metro LA Sports Innovation Conference on Tuesday, detailing a region charging back with more growth on the horizon.
Tom Watson and his Watson Links program announce national expansion with First Tee – Greater Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Eight time Major Champion, Tom Watson and his Watson Links™ program, which was inspired to pave the road for the next generation of lifetime golfers, is expanding beyond its Kansas City base for the first time. Partnering with First Tee - Greater Sacramento, the program will offer free tee times to junior golfers who are connected with mentors on courses in the Sacramento area.
ONTARIO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) received support from the U.S. House of Representatives Soccer Caucus this week to help highly talented players be granted visas to play in the United States. Professional soccer players from around the world are currently being denied entry into the United States despite the clear intention of Congress to make sure professional athletes are able to enter the country.
World Open Water Swimming Association Announces Final Review on Nyad’s 2013 Cuba-Florida Swim: Ratification Denied
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The World Open Water Swimming Association's (WOWSA) Advisory Board reached a decision regarding Diana Nyad's submission for ratification for the Cuba to Florida swim in 2013. WOWSA supports a global community of open water swimmers committed to safety, sportsmanship, and adventure.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Having received Diana Nyad's submissions for official swim ratification twice, the World Open Water Swimming Association (WOWSA) would like to provide perspective on Netflix's upcoming film "Nyad" featuring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster. It is important for viewers to understand that this film is based on Diana Nyad's book, which has not been rigorously fact-checked . There is a potential risk that audiences might perceive this docudrama as a fully factual account of Nyad's swim from Cuba to Florida.
Addmotor M-330F Electric Trike Might Be The Ultimate Companion For Outdoor Enthusiasts for Summer Trips
EL MONTE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Addmotor, a rapidly expanding electric vehicle company, is delighted to unveil the latest upgrade to its Triketan M-330F electric trike, designed to redefine the riding experience for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. Engineered with a combination of power, versatility, and ruggedness, this etrike provides the ultimate companion for all your outdoor adventures.
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Elite 11, the renowned quarterback competition for high school football players, and Panini America, the world's largest licensed sports and entertainment collectibles company, have announced the renewal of their partnership to inspire and empower young athletes across the country. Elite 11, powered by Stack Sports, is in full swing hosting their highly anticipated finals, taking place this week, June 14-16, 2023.
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- lijah Walker got connected to We Are G.A.M.E in 2016 when DJ Reed - the G.A.M.E. alumnus who is now a cornerback with the New York Jets - introduced him to Blaze Bhence while he was in college. He was then introduced to Joyce Thigpen, co-founder of the nonprofit. She helped Walker develop a class schedule to move him forward in both his academic and athletic careers.
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Roberson brothers are two pictures of success. Jacen, the younger brother, was recently drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixteenth round. Meanwhile, his older brother, Cameron, graduated last year from the University of Mass. Amherst, which he attended on a full-ride scholarship. They attribute a portion of their combined athletic-academic success to their connection with We Are G.A.M.E. (Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education).
California State Soccer Association South (Cal South) Celebrates 20 Year Partnership with Sports Connect with Historic Extension
FULLERTON, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California State Soccer Association - South (Cal South), the official youth and adult state soccer association of the United States Soccer Federation, US Youth Soccer, and the United States Adult Soccer Association, has announced a multi-year partnership with Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, as the Exclusive Technology and Online Registration Provider for the state.
After mentoring DJ through High School, We Are GAME Alum DJ Reed’s NFL Career Demonstrates ‘It Takes a Village’
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Allen Thigpen, co-founder of We Are G.A.M.E., grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey rooting for the New York Jets, even back when they were the Titans. After graduating from Pennsylvania Military College (now Widener University), in Chester, Pennsylvania, Thigpen was commissioned as a second Lieutenant in the United States Army and served as an officer during the Vietnam era.
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Two more student-athletes who connected with We Are G.A.M.E. (Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education) have put what they learned to work. Now, their G.A.M.E. foundation has propelled them into success as they graduate with not just significant degrees, but also jobs.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The University of Los Angeles College of Divinity (ULACD) basketball team, led by one of California's most successful high school and college coaches, Michael Miller, posted the second-best record in the nation of any four-year college over the last four years.
We Are G.A.M.E. alumna graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy (AFA), concluding her storied collegiate basketball career
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On May 25, 2022, Haley Jones, one of the most distinguished We Are G.A.M.E. (Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education) alumna, graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy (AFA), concluding her storied collegiate basketball career.
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When DJ Reed connected with We Are G.A.M.E. (Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education) during his junior year of high school, he had big plans to play Division I football in college. He needed scholarships to do so, though, and scholarships didn't come. Fast forward nearly a decade, and Reed just inked a three-year, $33 million contract with the New York Jets.
Game Prep Tech Firm, GamePlan powered by Stack Sports, helps lift Los Angeles Rams to first Super Bowl win since 1999
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- A National Football League team based in Los Angeles, California recently won the 2021 Super Bowl LVI. While everyone watched them play, what they didn't see was their preparation using GamePlan - a mobile game preparation tool from Stack Sports - to win the championship.
American Youth Soccer (AYSO) and Sports Connect Partnership for 2022 to Grow Participation in Youth Soccer
TORRANCE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is pleased to announce that it has renewed its official partnership with Sports Connect, powered by Stack Sports, as the Exclusive Registration and Member Management Platform for an additional four years. This partnership is aimed to create a more simplified registration and back-office experience, allowing AYSO volunteers and staff to focus on growing the game of soccer in their local community.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Southern California Conference (SCC) of Pop-Warner Football & Cheer announced today that it will host its annual Championship at So-Fi Stadium. It will be the first youth sports organization to play in the new Los Angeles So-Fi Stadium.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is releasing the first book by writer and comedian Kelsey Chittick. The hilarious and moving memoir, "Second Half: Surviving Loss and Finding Magic in the Missing" (ISBN: 978-1951407445), documents her experience losing her husband, NFL football player Nate Hobgood-Chittick, when he was 42 and then navigating love, loss and widowhood while raising two children.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- AAA Flag & Banner, the company that made headlines with its quick and innovative solution for filling empty Major League Baseball stadiums with cardboard cutout fans, has elevated its service to the next level with the rollout of custom online ordering portals for teams across the country.
University of L.A. College of Divinity Captures The First National Championship of 2020 ‘March Madness’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In only its third season of fielding a men's basketball team the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity (ULACD) overcomes all odds to win the ACCA national championship in Joplin, Missouri.
ULACD and Coach Mike Miller Notch Nation’s Second Best Two-Year Record of 56-4 Among All Four-Year Colleges from 2018-19 to 2019-20
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Association of Christian College Athletics announce 2020 Championship Tournament Bracket. Despite a wonderful record of 27-1 the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity (ULACD) has a very tough road ahead as the fourth seed.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KINONA, a collection of flattering, modern women's golf apparel designed to bring feminine sensibility to women's golf, announced today that LPGA legend Patty Sheehan has joined its Board of Advisors.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA) and TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports management, announced today they have reached a new partnership making TeamSnap the exclusive club and team management solution for one of the country's largest volleyball associations.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 years ago Bubbleball Inc. introduced the bubbleball to the world. Focus now turns to teaching players how to play the more challenging sport of BBA bubbleball, which combines elements of soccer, rugby, and football into one sport.
Stand Up Paddleboarding Clinics and Tours in San Francisco launched by Adventure Out LLC, California’s leader in outdoor adventure
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Adventure Out, California's leader in outdoor adventure, is now holding Stand Up Paddleboard clinics and tours at Mission Bay & Mission Creek Park in San Francisco. These programs will bring Adventure Out's professional and quality programming to the heart of San Francisco. On and off-board instruction will ensure that all participants are hitting the water safely and responsibly.
TEMECULA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Temecula United Soccer Club announces the hiring of Carlos Juarez to oversee the Club's Coaching Education Program. He will also coach the Boys 2003 and Boys 2007 teams at the Club. In what is seen as a major hiring coup by Temecula United, Carlos brings more than 30 years of top-level experience to the Club having worked at all levels of the game including the U.S. Men's National Team and Major League Soccer.
Jerron Wilbut Declares for the NBA Draft, Coach Michael Miller and the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity Announce
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Coach Michael Miller and the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity announce former Seton Hall recruit Jerron Wilbut's decision to declare for the NBA Draft. Wilbut, originally from Chicago, had a stellar season on and off the court while leading ULACD in scoring.
Temecula United Soccer Club announces the hiring of former Fulham FC Academy player and former Arsenal FC South coach, Aaron Kiely
TEMECULA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Temecula United Soccer Club announces the hiring of former Fulham FC Academy player and former Arsenal FC South coach, Aaron Kiely, as their new Technical Director and Head Coach.
TEMECULA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Temecula United Soccer Club announces the hiring of former Canadian Men's National Soccer Team player, Greg Ion, as their new Program Director. He will also coach the club's premier G2005 and G2006 teams for this upcoming season as he guides the club's strategic vision.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports management, confirmed today it has extended its partnership with Rugby NorCal - one of the largest state-run rugby organizations in the United States. With the extension, TeamSnap becomes Rugby NorCal's preferred team and sports organization management platform.
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Cloudvirga, a leading provider of digital mortgage software, helped raise more than $50,000 for wounded veterans and families affected by cancer as a corporate sponsor of the Finance of America Mortgage Charity Golf Tournament and Auction benefitting the Golden State Impact Project.
EPIC Insurance Hosts its Fourth Annual Invitational Golf Tournament Benefiting Nonprofit The Joyful Child Foundation
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has hosted its fourth annual EPIC Invitational Golf Tournament on behalf of The Joyful Child Foundation and its mission to keep children safe.
OC Jiu-Jitsu Holds Inaugural Fundraising Event and Continuing Campaign to Support National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Orange County Jiu-Jitsu (OC Jiu-Jitsu), a Clark Gracie Academy, and Hot Head Clothing, an apparel line designed solely to benefit child cancer patients, announced that they recently held a unique fundraising event to heighten awareness and raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to combat childhood cancer.
Basketball Coach Michael ‘Mike’ Miller found not guilty in 12-0 vote in jury trial verdict in Los Angeles Superior Court
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former Los Angeles City College (LACC) Coach and current CBA Commissioner, Michael Miller, exonerated on all charges in jury trial, the California Basketball Association (CBA) announced today.
Calif. Assemblymembers McCarty and Gonzalez Fletcher Will Continue Push to Make Youth Football Safer
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D – San Diego) this past week reaffirmed their commitment to pursuing legislation that will make youth football as safe as possible through the “Safe Youth Football Act,” which will protect children from brain injury by establishing a minimum age of 12 to play in organized tackle football programs.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- KINONA, a collection of flattering, modern women's golf apparel designed to bring feminine sensibility to women's golf, announced today that Nathan Boroff, former TravisMathew Apparel CFO, has joined its Board of Advisors.
Calif. Assemblymembers McCarty and Gonzalez Fletcher Announce ‘Safe Youth Football Act’ to Protect Children from Brain Injury
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D- Sacramento) and Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D – San Diego) this month announced the “Safe Youth Football Act”, which will protect children from brain injury by establishing a minimum age to play in organized tackle football programs. This bill would follow the advice of medical professions and allow high-contact elements from football programs only at the high school level.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The annual LA Watts Summer Classic Basketball Tournament returned to action last week on June 16, 17 and 18 at various sites throughout Los Angeles. Over 20 boys and girls teams participated in the basketball event announced the California Basketball Association.
Calif. Assemblymember Frazier Honors Great Deeds of Special Olympics, declaring May 22, 2017 as Special Olympics Day
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Monday, Calif. Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D - Discovery Bay) passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 64 declaring May 22, 2017 as Special Olympics Day, and subsequently honored the Special Olympics of Northern California (SONC) and the Special Olympics of Southern California (SOSC) by presenting Assembly proclamations for their continued commitment to provide outstanding programs for Californians with and without disabilities.
First California ‘Capitol Cup’ match between Democratic and Republican Legislators raising money for Saint John’s Program for Real Change
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood), and Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), released the following statement today announcing the inaugural Capitol Cup soccer match scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thomas Tom Oseransky, Prime Time Softball League (PTSL) board member, congratulates "Lethal Weapon #1" who beat "Pure Genius" 12 to 11 to win the Championship. It was an exciting game that went back and forth and was finally over after an eighth and extra inning.
The Los Angeles Classic Basketball Event announces ‘Time Out with Coach Miller’ as Main Sponsor for 2017
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The annual Los Angeles Classic Basketball Event is set for April 1, 2017 and will be again held at East Los Angeles College in Monterey Park, Calif. The main sponsor this year has been announced as the popular web based Television program "Time Out with Coach Miller."
IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- 5 BARS(R), a premier provider of wireless solutions, set a new record for any single-day wireless data usage event on the Wi-Fi system installed and operating at NRG Stadium. During Super Bowl LI, the Wi-Fi system recorded data usage of 12.2 TB, exceeding last year's record from Levi Stadium.
Mike Miller Recognized as First Coach in California History to Win State Titles for High School and Community College
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Coach Michael "Mike" Miller has been recognized by the California Basketball Association for being the first coach in California history to win State Titles at the high school and Community College levels announced the California Basketball Association.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property & casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Bill Bergstrom has joined the firm to lead the operations and growth initiatives of its Golf Insurance Services Program, which has provided insurance and risk management solutions to golf courses and country clubs since 1985.
Former LA City College Basketball Coach Michael Miller Hosts New TV Show ‘Time Out with Coach Miller’
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Long time LACC basketball coach Michael Miller is hosting his own live TV show "Time Out with Coach Miller." Coach Michael "Mike" Miller who broke numerous national records as head basketball coach at Los Angeles City College (LACC) is tearing it up in the world of live television with his new show "Time Out with Coach Miller" seen live twice a month.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that it has been named the 2016 "Excellence in Achievement" award winner for the second year in a row by BoardRoom Magazine as the "Insurance Provider of the Year."
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Former Los Angeles City College (LACC) and Junior College coaching legend Mike Miller has been named head coach of the CBA - California Basketball Association's newest expansion team, the Los Angeles Skyline. From 1992 to 2008 coach Mike Miller led LACC's basketball program into a national prominence.
SUNLAND, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- JRL GOLF is excited to announce their open house for the JRL GOLF Junior Academy, Saturday June 4, 2016 at Angeles National Golf Club from 10:30 a .m. - 5 p.m. JRL GOLF's open house provides the opportunity for junior golfers and their parents to experience the academy, meet the instructors, learn about our teaching philosophy, and hear from guest speakers, such as Chris Zambri Head Golf Coach at USC.
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