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HER NEXT PLAY Announces Sports Summit for Teen Girls

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Fresh off a competitive community contest win, a team of young Edina women are investing their prize earnings in an event designed for teen girl athletes. The Her Next Play Edina Girls' Sports Summit will take place September 30, 2019 at Life Time Sport in Eagan, Minn.

More than 140 Edina middle school girls are registered for the summit featuring presentations by high profile professional and Olympic athletes; sports psychologists, broadcasters, influencers and more. Agility training, soccer and yoga are also part of the day's line-up that runs 8:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Registration remains open: https://ecfoundation.formstack.com/forms/her_next_play

Her Next Play JV Team Leadership

Her Next Play, a Minneapolis-based non-profit, is dedicated to empowering female athletes to confidently launch successful careers. Recognizing the power of the teen girl voice, the executive team installed a Junior Varsity board of 9 middle and high school girls to help support the organization's mission. The Junior Varsity teen board adopted a #PlayBold attitude, pitched and won the Edina Community Foundation "Bold New Idea" contest to help fund the summit. In the future, Her Next Play intends to scale and replicate the sports summit for an all-city, all-girl event.

"It's been inspiring to see the Junior Varsity board members take the lead on this summit and create an event that will motivate girls to lead in sports and life," says Sara Wegmann, Her Next Play president and founder. "Our organization believes an early investment in young female athletes across all backgrounds and abilities will help build the pipeline of future women leaders."

Edina Girls' Sports Summit Line-Up
Throughout the day, participants will hear directly from athletic and academic all-stars including:

Lee Stecklein, USA Olympic Hockey Player
Olympic Gold Medal winner as part of the United States women's national hockey team and part of the 2019 Isobel Cup champions for the Minnesota Whitecaps.

Carrie Tollefson, Olympic Runner
Elite middle distance runner and Olympian; 5-time NCAA champion and 13-time Minnesota State track and field and cross country champion.

Erin Ayala, Sports Psychologist
Works with athletes to identify goals, enhance self-awareness and motivation to reach peak performance.

Cori Kennedy, Sports Broadcaster; Social Media Manager
Sports commentator for professional softball. Known for her viral softball tutorial videos with over 2 million views.

Ellie Smart, Professional Cliff Diver
Currently the youngest high diver representing the United States and, after medaling at the FINA World Cup in Abu Dhabi, recently became a permanent diver on the 2019 Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.

Kyndra de St. Aubin, MN United FC Commentator
Television analyst for Minnesota United FC. Currently the only full time major league female color commentator.

Coley Ries, Professional Softball Player
Professional softball player for the Aussie Peppers of the National Professional Fastpitch League. 2017 DII National Player of the Year and National Champion.

Marissa Brandt, Olympic Hockey Player
Member of the 2018 South Korean National Olympic Ice Hockey Team, and International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Champion.

About Her Next Play:

Her Next Play is an emerging Minneapolis non-profit organization empowering female athletes to launch successful careers. Playing sports builds powerful leadership skills and female athletes have enormous career potential. Research shows 52% of women leaders in C-suite positions played sports at the college level. Her Next Play launched in March 2019 to help female athletes translate their athletic skills and experiences into powerful careers. To date, Her Next Play leadership and volunteers have engaged 425 female athletes through outreach programs and special events, with plans to serve another 750 by Summer 2020.

Her Next Play also sponsors the nationally recognized SEE US movement, initiated by Her Next Play Varsity Board member, Court Place, to spread awareness about female athletes being underrepresented, sexualized, and judged based on appearance rather than ability. The organization offers camps and workshops at clubs and schools to engage, empower and inspire female athletes.

Her Next Play is possible with the support of Minnesota's sports-oriented communities. Minnesota has the highest percentage participation of girls in high school sports in America with a championship WNBA team (Lynx), and women's hockey team (Minnesota's Whitecaps) who won the Isobel Cup in their inaugural season and sold-out every home game. Minnesota leads the way in women's sports, and has an engaged and committed community of business, sports, and non-profit leaders who have come out to support Her Next Play.

At Her Next Play, we #playbold, and are part of the #boldnorth because it's all #forthenextgirl.

Learn more at: https://www.hernextplay.org/

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Out-of-the-box Augmented Reality Experiences Disrupt the Sports Industry

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The application of Augmented Reality techniques, immersing fans in multiple elements of their favorite sports, has taken fan engagement to new levels, says AR innovator, INDE. The passive consumption of a matches or games is fading into the past. Today it's possible to involve spectators in ways that were previously unheard of, and that's where out-of-the-box marketing tools come into the picture.

Award-winning company INDE is no stranger to creating unique fan experiences that harness the power of immersive technologies, having already developed and deployed installations for some of the most well-known sports leagues and teams.

In 2018 INDE created an Augmented Reality experience that allowed Adidas Tango League participants to impress (or disappoint!) Brasil and Real Madrid football star Marcelo Vieira with their football tricks. Snapshots of this experience - and the entire performance - was automatically captured by INDE's AR system, and could be shared instantly on social channels.

INDE's innovation didn't stop there. 2019 started with a fan-centric campaign for PizzaHut that allowed NFL fans to meet - and dance - with football stars Antonio Brown and JuJu Smith-Schuster at Super Bowl LIII. The large-screen AR installation was part of the fan-centric campaign that Pizza Hut, the Official Pizza Sponsor" of the NFL, introduced in the lead-up to the new season. The success of this project's debut led to a roll-out where fans could then meet their idols at the NFL draft too.

For both projects, athletes were captured in a special environment. "INDE's approach to AR content production is characterised by bringing together techniques that simplify the production and deployment process. Over the past year our BroadcastAR interactive product has been adapted, allowing us to mix green screen capture techniques with a videogame production approach, linking behaviours in the characters that the system displays," explained Xava Fragoso, INDE's CDO.

Alex Alanson COO added: "Augmented reality gives fans the ability to interact with their heroes in a way that would otherwise be virtually impossible to deliver. This delivers true fan engagement, which is a key objective of any sponsor and team."

For more information visit https://www.indestry.com/

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Brent Grablachoff Appoints 3 New Coaches to Kicking World Staff

AUSTIN, Texas -- Kicking World expanded its reach today by deploying three new coaches who will service the football enthused states of New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Owner Brent Grablachoff made the announcement.

"These three young men have done phenomenal jobs assisting as student coaches at our camps over the last few seasons. After having come through our program as campers, and more recently as student coaches, we realized it was the right time to enlist them as regional kicking coaches to help grow our national presence even further," said Brent Grablachoff, owner of Kicking World.

Pat Davis
The Lacey Township (Lacey, NJ) native Pat Davis has been a student of Kicking World since the 8th grade. The new kicking coach studied under Coach Brent Grablachoff throughout HS and College and is wrapping up his final season at Pace University. Pat will handle Kicking World's very popular NJ/NYC corridor.

Patrick Sandler
The Roncalli HS (Indianapolis, IN) standout kicked 2 game-winning field goals in the Indiana HS state playoffs. Patrick Sandler attends the University of Dayton in Ohio and serves as a student coach at Kicking World camps across the Midwest. Patrick will now offer kicking lessons in Indianapolis.

David Carney
The Johnstown (PA) native has studied under Kicking World lead snapping coach Steve Terlesky. David Carney had a standout long-snapping career at Division II programs - Bloomsburg University / California University of Pennsylvania. The new long snapping coach will handle Kicking World's Pittsburgh and Central PA regions.

About Kicking World
Kicking World (www.kickingworld.com/) is the leading football kicking, punting & snapping instruction provider in the world. The Company, based in Austin, Texas holds over 50 national kicking camps in 34 major cities in 20 states training over 1,500 students a season. Coach Brent Grablachoff and his staff also provide year-round private instruction. Kicking World's clients include hundreds of students from all levels including Professional, Collegiate, High School and Youth from various geographic locations across the world.

Visit https://www.kickingworld.com/ for more information.

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Introducing HOOPLANDIA – Largest 3-on-3 Basketball Competition and Festival on East Coast Planned for Greater Springfield June 26-28, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Greater Springfield, Massachusetts is the birthplace of basketball. And now, the birthplace of an extraordinary new event to celebrate one of the great games on Planet Earth. Introducing HOOPLANDIA, the largest 3-on-3 basketball competition and celebration on the East Coast - planned for June 26-28, 2020 and hosted by Eastern States Exposition and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The event will feature hundreds of games for thousands of players of all ages and playing abilities, with divisions for young girls, boys, women, men, high school elite, college elite, pro-am, "over the hill," wheelchair, wounded warrior, special Olympians and more.

Other features:

* 100 outdoor blacktop courts throughout the roadway and parking lot network of the Eastern States Exposition fairgrounds in West Springfield.
* Slam-Dunk, 3-Point, Free Throw, Dribble Course, Vertical Jump and Full Court Shot skills competitions.
* Themed State Courts mobilized along the Exposition's famed Avenue of States, with replica capitol buildings of the six New England states.
* Showcase games in the historic Eastern States Coliseum and Hall of Fame's Court of Dreams.

"Eastern States is proud to co-host this new signature event for all of New England and beyond," said Eugene J. Cassidy, President and CEO, of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Mass. "We always look for paths to reinvent our role in promoting commerce and community and appreciate opportunities to collaborate with other regional icons, like the Basketball Hall of Fame. We are excited to transform our grounds into the magical kingdom of Hooplandia for thousands of visitors next summer."

John Doleva, President and CEO of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame added, "The role of Greater Springfield in the global growth of basketball is undeniable, from Dr. James Naismith to our annual Enshrinement Week at the Hall of Fame and points in-between. Hooplandia is a natural extension of this legacy, with a grassroots competition and celebration befitting this area and all of New England. We are thrilled to help launch and build this event, which we hope will inspire hoopsters of all ages from throughout the Northeast."

A year-long community outreach effort is underway. Registration opens on March 1, 2020. Information and engagement available now: https://hooplandia.com/ or Instagram: @hooplandia.

For more on the hosts, see: https://www.easternstatesexposition.com and http://www.hoophall.com.

The event is an initiative of Society Events + Experiences, a California-based company.

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HS Football Preview: The Top Kickers in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas -- The largest instructional kicking camp in the country, Kicking World, announced its 2019 list of the top kickers in Texas.

"The best HS kickers and punters are in the great state of Texas. With Kicking World based in Austin we're fortunate to work with them year-round. This year's list not only encompasses the best prep specialists in Texas, but some of the top kickers in the country," said Brent Grablachoff, owner of Kicking World.

:: Seniors (2020)

Jared Zirkel
Tivy HS - Kerrville, Texas
The cannon-legged Class of 2020 kicker is verbally committed to the University of Georgia on scholarship. It will be hard for the HS senior to improve on last year's wow season where he connected on a 59 yard field goal with 63 of his 70 (90%) kickoffs going for touchbacks. Jared Zirkel has undoubtedly the biggest kicking leg in the country. The 6'3 Hill Country kicker hit a 70 yard field goal at practice and several kickoffs over 80 yards and 4.3+ seconds putting his leg strength amongst NFL kickers.

Trey McTaggart
Muenster HS - Muenster, Texas
The small German town of Muenster houses one of the most consistent HS kickers in the nation. McTaggart had a perfect 100/100 PAT streak throughout 2017, amassing 127 points his sophomore season putting him at #2 in the entire country for points by a kicker. The 2x All-State kicker holds multiple offers and turned heads on the college camp circuit winning events at Notre Dame and finishing among the top at Wisconsin.

Everett Ornstein
Langham Creek HS - Houston, Texas
The Houston product is verbally committed to UTSA on scholarship. He has emerged as one of the top kicker/punter recruits in the state. Everett has a big leg and can do all 3 - field goals, kickoffs, and punts.

Anthony Ortiz
Royse City HS - Royse City, Texas
The 5A All-District kicker only started kicking 2 years ago and has evolved quickly. He's won several Kicking World field goal and kickoff events. Anthony completed his junior year football season with a perfect 9/9 FG and 14/14 PAT.

Perrin Teer
Huntington HS - Huntington, Texas
Perrin has a big kickoff leg and a field goal range from inside 55 yards. The All-District kicker shows a lot of potential and if he can get some in-game opportunities this season colleges should start coming around. Perrin has a 1240 SAT score.

Alejandro Chavarria
Central Catholic HS - San Antonio, Texas
Alejandro switched from soccer to football just a year ago and was very raw at the start but made huge progress in less than a few months. The quick learner can do all 3 (FG/KO/P) and has one of the strongest legs of HS kickers in San Antonio.

:: Juniors (2021)

Justin Bohrer
Cedar Park HS - Cedar Park, Texas
Last season the junior helped propel the Timberwolves into the 2nd round of the Texas HS Football state playoffs with a 37 yard game-winning overtime field goal. Justin Bohrer is listed as the top Class of 2021 kicker on the Kicking World Hot Prospect List, ranking him as one of the best kickers in the nation. The Cedar Park product is poised for a big junior season and is scholarship ready.

Garrett Stiles
Seguin HS - Seguin, Texas
The 6'2 kicker made All-District and All-Area honors last season. Garrett has a big kickoff leg and although he only had a few kicks in-game last year, he's got the big kick range and with more in-game opportunities this season he will get college offers.

Tripp Daniel
St Michael's Catholic Academy - Austin, Texas
The top private school kicker in Austin hit a 42 yard field goal last season with 7 of 8 made (88%) and 21 of his 22 PATs (95%) showing a very consistent sophomore campaign. The St Michael's kicker has a 29 ACT.

Nick Hernandez
Ronald Reagan HS - San Antonio, Texas
Following a very impressive HS career from former Reagan kicker Steven Opella who's now off to the University of Nevada, Nick looks to make his mark on Varsity this season. Hernandez can do all 3 - field goals, kickoffs, and punts, and shows a lot of upside and should start getting interest from colleges very soon.

:: Sophomores (2022)

Buck Buchanan
Hallsville HS - Hallsville, Texas
One of Kicking World's youngest Hot Prospects, Buck had an impressive performance at the 2018 National Showcase where he finished near the top of his class and in the upper tier of over 60 kickers who attended from over 20 states. The HS sophomore has shown he can kick field goals from 55 yards out and kickoffs deep in the end zone. He's an under-classmen kicker that should turn heads this season.


About Kicking World
Kicking World ( https://www.kickingworld.com/ ) is the leading football kicking, punting & snapping instruction provider in the world. The Company, based in Austin, Texas holds over 50 national kicking camps in 34 major cities in 20 states training over 1,500 students a season. Owner Brent Grablachoff provides year-round private instruction across the state of Texas.

Visit the Kicking World Hot Prospect List for bios, photos, video, and detailed write-ups on each of this year's top kickers in Texas: https://www.kickingworld.com/hot-prospect-list/

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Top California Volleyball Association Hits Technology Partnership with TeamSnap

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- 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.

As the governing body for volleyball in Northern California, NCVA is home to more than 25,000 players, coaches, administrators and volunteers across 1,400 teams and 400 member clubs. NCVA member clubs will be able to leverage TeamSnap's innovative and easy-to-use platform to improve communication and simplify payment collection.

"Northern California Volleyball Association supports a wide-range of programs from grassroot community clubs to high-performance state teams. Partnering with a sophisticated digital platform like TeamSnap will help our clubs and coaches manage their day-to-day operations," said Donna Donaghy, CEO, Northern California Volleyball Association. "TeamSnap is a huge timesaver that will help us stay focused on growing the sport across the state."

As the industry leader in sports management, TeamSnap supports more than 20 million users, 2 million unique teams and 19,000 clubs across 100 different sports. The platform is used by thousands of volleyball clubs across North America including provincial sport organization Ontario Volleyball Association as well as NCVA member clubs: Marin Juniors Volleyball Club, Vibe Volleyball Club, Velocity Volleyball Club and Bay Area Volleyball.

"NCVA is the heart of the California volleyball community and a proven leader in growing the sport over the past 30 years. We look forward to working together to expand their operations and connect their clubs at every level-from parents and coaches to administrators and board members," said Greg Ludke, General Manager, Sports Organizations, TeamSnap.

About Northern California Volleyball Association:

The year 2019 marked the 37th anniversary of the Northern California Volleyball Association (NCVA), which services Northern California from the Oregon border to Bakersfield, including Northern Nevada. The NCVA is a 501(c)(3) organization that, in partnership with USA Volleyball, endeavors to promote participation in a quality program that provides a positive and safe athletic environment through a variety of developmental and competitive opportunities for players of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds. More information can be found at http://www.ncva.com/, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.

About TeamSnap:

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, TeamSnap has taken the organization of youth, recreational and competitive sports into the 21st century. Over 20 million coaches, administrators, players and parents use TeamSnap to sign up, schedule, communicate and coordinate everything for the team, the club and the season. For more information, visit https://www.teamsnap.com/.

Twitter: @TeamSnap #TeamSnap @NCVAVolleyball #NCVA #Volleyball #SportsTech #YouthSports

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My Sports Vote Launches New App and Website

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Since yelling at the TV just doesn't cut it, My Sports Vote has launched a new app for enthusiastic sports fans. It allows users to have their voices heard through votes and opinions, which are shared with teams and league offices.

My Sports Vote allows MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA fans to connect and engage with their favorite players and teams. Fans can read articles and view videos on topics they choose. Each story has a poll in which fans can vote. The app provides an excellent user experience, with a clear interface design and continually populating sports topics.

Fans are also able to comment with each other, answer trivia questions, and earn points as they interact. This gamification allows fans to move up in rankings, with the possibility of winning prizes and becoming the "ultimate sports fan."

"We found that 22% of sports fans are willing to switch teams and 30% already have in the past year," says sports writer, Dan Fergusson, "If teams don't listen to fan feedback and include them in their decision-making process, fans may not stick around for long." [*see note 1]

Fortunately, My Sports Vote is specifically designed for the purpose of connecting fans with their favorite teams. This increased engagement will not only make fans feel more connected with their teams, but also allow the teams themselves to hear the fans' voices.

The free app is available for download on the Apple and Google app stores.

About My Sports Vote (owned by Voter Connect, LLC):

The company was founded by Paul Stanley, who is a 10-year television sports broadcasting veteran. After running a billion-dollar region for a Fortune 500 company, he combined his resume skills into forming My Sports Vote. A team of app and sports experts have dedicated more than one year of development into creating this unique app and website.

Learn more at: https://www.mysportsvote.com/

[*note 1] Fergusson, Dan (2019, May 4th). "7 reasons why sports teams should listen to their fans." Retrieved from https://www.visioncritical.com.

For more information, contact:
Kevin vanBenthuysen
President - My Sports Vote
800-647-6008
kevin@mysportsvote.com

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Oklahoma Soccer Association Scores New Technology Partnership with TeamSnap

BOULDER, Colo. -- Oklahoma Soccer Association, a national state association of the United States Soccer Federation, announced today it has launched a new technology partnership with TeamSnap, the household name in integrated sports management.

As the official club and team communication application for Oklahoma Soccer Association, TeamSnap will support more than 40,000 players, coaches and volunteers across Oklahoma's 78 regional clubs.

"TeamSnap's reputation in youth sports is second to none. Many of our coaches are already using their app everyday to manage their teams," said Sid Goodrich, Executive Director, Oklahoma Soccer Association. "This new technology partnership will give our clubs full access to TeamSnap's suite of connected solutions to streamline soccer management so that we can focus our attention on player development and growing the game across our beautiful state."

"This is an exciting new partnership for TeamSnap. We are fully committed to supporting OSA in their mission to grow soccer and further develop players," said Greg Ludke, General Manager, Sports Organizations, TeamSnap. "We are looking forward to delivering a comprehensive sports management solution that empowers administrators and coaches to lead with confidence and help everyone, including players and families across Oklahoma, minimize distractions throughout the season."

As the sport management industry leader, TeamSnap supports more than 20 million users, 2 million unique teams and 19,000 clubs across 100 different sports. The company also has successful partnerships with major sports organizations across North America including Hockey Canada, Rugby NorCal, Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, Ontario Volleyball and Softball BC.

For more information, visit: https://www.teamsnap.com/oklahoma-soccer-association

About TeamSnap

Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, TeamSnap has taken the organization of youth, recreational and competitive sports into the 21st century. Over 20 million coaches, administrators, players and parents use TeamSnap to sign up, schedule, communicate and coordinate everything for the team, the club and the season. For more information, visit: https://www.teamsnap.com/.

About Oklahoma Soccer Association

Since 1967, Oklahoma Soccer Association has worked to form teams, clubs, or leagues in communities throughout the state. OSA is a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association with over 3.5 million youth players nationwide and the United States Adult Soccer Association with thousands of adult players nationwide.

Oklahoma is the national state association of the United States Soccer Federation - the national governing body for organized soccer in America and itself a member of Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) which is the governing body for soccer worldwide. Learn more at: http://www.oksoccer.com.

Twitter: @TeamSnap #TeamSnap @oksoccer_osa #OklahomaSoccer #SoccerNews

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The Sport of Bubbleball is Born – BBA Bubbleball League is Coming to Southern California

IRVINE, Calif. -- 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.

It took 5 years to complete the first phase of a grand vision of creating a new American sport. After distributing thousands of bubbleballs globally, and working to create product standards, game rules and to educate new players on safety, the Bubbleball Business Association, the new moniker for Bubbleball Inc. is launching its next phase of industry development: turning a young game played by corporate teams, students and kids, into an emerging sports league.

"Changing the rules of the game to create a sport has been something we've been thinking about since the day we incorporated," says Mahdad Taheri, Founder and CEO of Bubbleball Inc. and creator of the sport. "Shoot for the moon. Land on the stars. Play to create." sums up the fundamental rules as well as the BBA brand. "We're aspirational, imaginative, and collaborative. Designed into the rules of the game are artistic and technical foundations that are going to evolve over time to continue to make bubbleball incredibly fun to watch and to play," says Taheri.

The announcement coincides with the release of two new videos: BBA Bubbleball Game Rules: Official Debut Video which shows the evolution of the game and the BBA's new rules, and Creating Bubbleball Documentary Trailer, taking fans on the behind the scenes entrepreneurial journey.

The sport is being showcased in the inaugural season of the BBA's Southern California league entitled Bubbles and Benefits. Designed from the ground up as a charity league to support causes important to millenials and post-millenials, the charities selected are in the health, education, environment and human/civil rights categories, and teams all play to create opportunities and raise funds for beneficiaries in these areas.

The BBA is aligning with brand partners, venues and non-profits to bring the events all together in an exciting inaugural season.

About Bubbleball Inc.:

Bubbleball Inc. is a distributor of highest quality bubbleball equipment, creator of the sport of bubbleball, and rights holder of the BBA(R). We support the development of community bubbleball businesses, technology, sponsorships, activations and events.

For more information visit https://bubbleball.us/ and https://bubbleball.us/bubbles-and-benefits/.

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Fun for Everyone at The Main Line Bike Race in Ardmore on August 11 2019

ARDMORE, Pa. -- On Sunday, August 11, thousands of spectators will come to Ardmore to cheer on amateur and professional cyclists at the third annual Main Line Bike Race from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. announced Narberth Ambulance. Cycling fanatics from across the region will descend upon downtown Ardmore to watch as some of the sport's top athletes race through town. Fans will also enjoy free activities in the Family Fun Zone from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

"This event brings our communities together for an action-packed day of racing and family fun," said Chris Flanagan, Narberth Ambulance Chief. "The event proceeds benefit our first responders and the state-of-the-art equipment we need to save lives."

The team - comprised of career and volunteers from Narberth Ambulance, in conjunction with support from Lower Merion Township, Ardmore Business Association, Ardmore Initiative and many others are working hard to ensure a successful presentation of a first-class event for a first-class township.

This criterium style bike race, consisting of a one-mile closed circuit loop through the business district of Ardmore, including Lancaster Avenue, provides a unique experience for local families to get an up close and personal view as professional cyclists from around the United States race by at top speeds. As the competitors pedal dozens of laps around the course right in front of them, there are plenty of opportunities to cheer and ring those cow bells!

The new Family Fun Zone, free and open to the general public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers something fun for everyone! Children of all ages are welcome to get in on the action for FREE at Schauffele Plaza at 99 Cricket Terrace. A roaming magician will stroll and entertain. Kids will go crazy for face painting & body art! Take flight and soar up to 25 feet in the air on a four station Eurobungy. Jump, flip or try something new on this gravity defying ride. Slide down a giant, double lane, circus themed slide. Soccer darts, the newest sporting craze gaining national attention, is BIG fun for everyone! Players kick a Velcro-covered ball to a giant bulls-eye target to collect points.

Fans can enjoy live music throughout the day in Schauffele Plaza sponsored by Ardmore Music Hall, including a kids band, and check out the classic car exhibit on Lancaster Ave. Tired Hands Brewing Company is operating a beer garden with specialty sandwiches. Plenty of restaurants and stores in Ardmore, many on the race path, will be ready to serve.

The Main Line Bike Race, a series of eight criterium-style races, is open to all male and female Cat 1-5 riders with "masters races" (45+, 55+) giving every skill level access to a great US cycling approved course. All children between the ages of 4 and 9 are invited to take part in a sprint style race for free at 1:10 p.m. For anyone over 10 years of age who wants to experience the thrill of the course, at 1:30 p.m., and for $20 per person, the Family Race Course Experience will get you a racer number and a rare taste at this race circuit.

The finale races, sponsored by Independence Blue Cross and Lankenau Medical Center, begin at 2 p.m. Of course, all riders will be required to wear helmets and all participants can register at https://www.mainlinebikerace.com/.

Proceeds from the event benefit Narberth Ambulance, and help with the modernization of their fleet of 911 ambulances that for 75 years have provided lifesaving treatments to our surrounding communities.

Sponsors of the event include Independence Blue Cross, Main Line Health (Lankenau Medical Center), Trek Bikes, Air Methods, Albrecht Events, Aqua, Bryn Mawr Trust, Casale Events, K&S Towing, Mark. J. Fisher Roofing, Malvern Federal, US Supply, Restaurant Marokko, Flip and Baileys Bar/Restaurant Montgomery County Department of Public Safety, Porsche of Main Line, QCW, Tired Hands Brewing Company, Valley Forge Sports, V.E. Ralph, Walsh & Nicholson Financial Group and White and Williams. To register or for more information, visit https://www.mainlinebikerace.com/.

About Narberth Ambulance:

Narberth Ambulance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, provides 24/7 911 prehospital medical care to the Lower Merion, Narberth, Haverford, Conshohocken and West Conshohocken communities. More information: https://www.narberthambulance.org/

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