Minnesota Sports

LGI Homes Opens New Community in Houston

14 12 2017

HOUSTON, Dec. 14, 2017 -- LGI Homes, Inc. (Nasdaq:LGIH) announces it is now selling in its newest community in Houston, Villa North. Conveniently located just west of I-45 in the heart of north Houston, Villa North presents a rare opportunity to buyers looking for affordable new homes with easy access to downtown.Homeowners in Villa North are positioned for reduced commutes to Houston’s most sought-after employment centers, shopping, dining and recreation. For outdoor activities, several nearby parks offer playgrounds, sports fields and walking trails, including Sylvester Turner Park, Lincoln Park and Stuebner Airline Park. Additionally, Villa North is just a short drive from many of north Houston’s most popular attractions, including Willowbrook Mall, Wet ‘N’ Wild Splashtown, and Sam Houston Race Park.With homes priced from the $160s, Villa North offers spacious floor plans designed for today’s active families. These one- and two-story homes feature...

Pond Hockey Tournament in Grand Rapids to Support Water Well Development in Drought-Ravaged East Africa

11 12 2017

Northwoods Pond Hockey tournament to draw dozens of teams. “Pond hockey seems a perfect venue to blend a love of winter sports with a chance to help total strangers living in a far different environment.”- Jon Scally, tournament organizer. GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. December 11, 2017 Amateur hockey teams from around Minnesota will play a unique role in the development of water wells for people desperately needing clean drinking water in Africa. Organizers of the annual Northwoods Pond Hockey Tournament today announced registration details for the third annual event, which is designed to get people outside to enjoy Minnesota’s premier winter sport in its authentic setting – a frozen lake. The all-day Northwoods Pond Hockey Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, February 10, from 8 am to 7 pm. This year’s event will take place on McKinney Lake, adjacent to the IRA Civic Center in Grand Rapids. Billed as a fun, entertaining event for players and teams of all skill levels, the event...

Ice Breakers Brand Creates Team Unicorn to Spark “Unicorn Moments” through Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018

06 12 2017

HERSHEY, Pa., Dec. 06, 2017 -- During the lead up to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, Ice Breakers — a leading mint and gum brand from The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) — will rally fans to pursue their #UnicornMoment. The brand is dubbing #UnicornMoment, a personal accomplishment sparked by a boost of confidence to take on challenges. And with unicorns symbolizing the inner confidence of every individual to achieve their dreams, the brand created Team Unicorn — a roster of U.S. Olympic athletes and hopefuls who exude the swagger necessary to crush it no matter the circumstance.Team Unicorn will be the ultimate inspiration for those seeking their #UnicornMoment. Whether it’s skiing their way to an Olympic gold medal in slopestyle or setting a personal high in Instagram likes, Ice Breakers mints and gum are the go-to icy boost to trigger the confidence needed to achieve greatness in any aspect of life. With the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 approaching, Ice...

Stadium & Sports Security Expert Dan Donovan Joins T&M

01 12 2017

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2017 -- T&M Protection Resources, LLC, a global security and investigations firm based in New York City, is pleased to announce that Dan Donovan, a nationally recognized expert in stadium security design and major sporting event security consulting, has joined T&M as Vice President of Sport & Entertainment Security. Dan Donovan, a nationally recognized expert in stadium security design and major sporting event security consulting, joins T&M as Vice President of Sport & Entertainment Security. Mr. Donovan brings to T&M an impressive 20 years of specialized consulting experience with numerous stadiums and professional sports teams around the world (Manchester Arena re-opening; Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the NFL Atlanta Falcons and MLS Atlanta United; SunTrust Park, home of MLB Atlanta Braves; Chase Center, future home of the NBA Golden State Warriors; Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Center, future home of the NBA Milwaukee...

Ryan Dungey Credits Iconic Career to Midwest Mentality

30 11 2017

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30, 2017 -- Earlier this year, one of the most accomplished motocross riders in the world, Ryan Dungey, shocked the world by announcing his retirement at the peak of his career. Although the seven-time AMA champion walked away from competing, that doesn't mean he's going out quietly. In a testament to the industriousness of the community and driven disposition of those from the American Midwest, Dungey delivers "Homegrown," the definitive statement to his career that reflects his personal mantra of believing in commitment, hard work and sacrifice produced by Red Bull Media House.In "Homegrown," the Minnesota native showcases his incredibly fast and consistent riding in a one-of-a-kind 10-acre cornfield-turned-motocross track with the same mentality he was raised on – put in the work, see results. While the track itself may bewilder some, it symbolizes the region that Ryan calls home and the effort that was put into his career."Success comes in...

Top Sport Analytics Experts to Gather in Minneapolis During Super Bowl Week

30 11 2017

...a wide array of experts, analysts, and thought leaders from all parts of the sports world Past News Releases RSS Minneapolis, Minnesota November 30, 2017 MinneAnalytics (http://www.MinneAnalytics.org), the largest regional community and events organization in the U.S. focused on data and analytics, announced today it will be presenting its second annual sport analytics conference here during the week leading up to Super Bowl 2018. The event, called “SportCon,” will take place Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Optum headquarters in Eden Prairie, a southwest suburb of Minneapolis. “We expect at least 1000 participants based on the huge success of last year’s event,” said Dan Atkins, cofounder and executive director of MinneAnalytics. “It drew a wide array of experts, analysts, and thought leaders from all parts of the sports world -- and that included management personnel from every one of our Minnesota professional sports teams.” More than 70 speakers will present...

FansUnited.org Launches "Million Fan Demand" Petition for 12 Team NCAA Football Playoff - Challenges NCAA bureaucracy

29 11 2017

Fans Demand NCAA Football Tournament "December Madness" Attention: Fans of Ohio State, Michigan State, Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland, Rutgers, Minnesota,Northwestern The current playoff format with just four teams is far too narrow and much too subjective to produce a true champion. The fans demand more! We propose a mini-version of March Madness with 12 teams.” — Patrick J Healy, CEO and Founder FansUnited.org CHEVY CHASE, MARYLAND, USA, November 29, 2017 -- “For far too long the passionate desires of the fans have taken a back seat to the financial interests of the NCAA’s bowl format.” says Patrick Healy, CEO of FansUnited.org. “Through the power of social media, we seek to do the unthinkable – cause the entrenched establishment (the NCAA) to place the fans interests ahead of their own.”In a series of emails and social media posts to the Top 25 NCAA Division I schools, FansUnited.org has enlisted the support of the student...

Bullseye Event Group announces FOX Sports’ Charissa Thompson as Official Emcee of 2018 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl 52

27 11 2017

Charissa Thompson - Official Emcee of 2018 Players Tailgate The host and emcee of our signature Players Tailgate is something we take great pride in, with the 2018 Players Tailgate in Minneapolis being no different. And we are ecstatic to be able to add Charissa to that list of great Players Tailgate emcees. INDIANAPOLIS November 27, 2017 Bullseye Event Group is excited to announce the Emmy-award winning FOX Sports personality and longtime sports reporter Charissa Thompson as the official host and emcee of the 2018 Players Tailgate at Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis, Minnesota! “The host and emcee of our signature Players Tailgate is something we take great pride in, with the 2018 Players Tailgate in Minneapolis being no different,” Bullseye Event Group CEO Kyle Kinnett said. “Each year, we take our time, selecting someone who is not only on top of their game, but captures what we’re about at Bullseye Event Group. When you’ve had names such as Michael Strahan, Erin Andrews,...

Holiday Tables and Tail Gates Rejoice: The Beyond Burger Expands to the Meat Case at More Than 150 Shaw’s Locations Throughout the Northeast

27 11 2017

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--Winter is rolling into the Northeast, but the demand for plant-based burgers is still sizzling hot with the recent addition of 153 Shaw’s locations carrying the wildly popular Beyond Burger. Shaw’s locations throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont will begin carrying The Beyond Burger on-shelf starting November 20. The Beyond Burger is the world’s first plant-based burger that looks, cooks and satisfies so much like beef, it’s sold in the meat case at more than 4,300 grocery stores nationwide. “The rapid growth in demand and distribution for the Beyond Burger speaks to a powerful shift among consumers toward plant-based protein, one we are pleased to respond to and further fuel with the taste and overall performance of The Beyond Burger,” said Ethan Brown, founder and CEO of Beyond Meat. This holiday season, The Beyond Burger isn’t just for burgers. Perfect for holiday classics like Sourdough Stuffing, Holiday Farro and...

Detroit Lions App Now Supports Indoor Positioning, Making It Easier For Fans To Navigate Their Way Through Ford Field

22 11 2017

DETROIT, Nov. 22, 2017 -- Detroit Lions fans are finding it easier than ever to navigate their way through Ford Field and experience all of the facility's new amenities this season thanks to new way-finding features that were integrated into the club's official mobile app.Through a collaboration with YinzCam, the mobile app and software developer based in Pittsburgh, the Lions became the first team in the NFL to implement Apple Indoor Positioning into their iOS app, an important consideration as part of the stadium's $100 million renovation during the offseason. By simply accepting the app request for location services, Lions fans will see their current position on the app's interactive map, identified by a blue dot that moves throughout the venue as they do. An intuitive filtering system allows them to select from a variety of new clubs, bars and popular Detroit restaurants now represented inside the stadium, and even view the menu of local flavors offered. Upon...

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