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New Era Unveils MLS Jersey Hook Collection Inspired by Home and Away Jerseys

New Era Cap launches the New Era 2019 Official MLS Jersey Hook Collection, featuring notable elements of each teams’ home and away jerseys. Proudly representing all 24 teams, the collection is available in a mix of silhouettes including the 59FIFTY® fitted, 9FIFTY® snapback, 9TWENTY® adjustable and 39THIRTY® stretch. Each team logo is placed on the front of the crown while the MLS logo is on the back. A variety of defining team attributes such as a mascot, establish date and slogan are also embroidered on the right-side panel of each cap.

The New Era 2019 Official MLS Jersey Hook Collection is available now for $31.99 – $37.99 USD onNewEraCap.com and at most headwear retailers

 

New Soccer Program

Special Olympics New York and Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC) have partnered to launch a new soccer program for children with intellectual disabilities. The program is a free 8-week program designed for ages 12-21. It will introduce participants to basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and goal shooting. The program which is open to the community, offers an opportunity to share in the joy of soccer and being part of a team.

In preparation for Downtown United Soccer Club’s Fall Season, registration for this program is now open. To register, click here. If you do not have an account with Sports Sign Up, you will be asked to create one prior to registration.

Media are invited to attend an official kick-off Saturday, September 7th at 8:30AM at Chelsea Park, located at West 27th Street & 9th Ave, New York, NY. The soccer program will immediately follow at 9AM.

New athletes will meet every Saturday beginning September 7th and run through November 9th at Chelsea Park. The program will foster motor skills development, as well as cognitive and social skill development through participation in age-appropriate and fun activities. DUSC staff and volunteers will work one-on-one and in groups with children rotating through various activity stations.

“We believe that all people, no matter their ability, deserve the opportunity to grow as individuals through programs like the one being offered by Downtown United Soccer Club,” said Special Olympics New York President and CEO Stacey Hengsterman. “Thank you Downtown United Soccer Club for partnering with us to champion this new soccer program and making a lasting difference in the lives of these athletes.”

“We are thrilled to collaborate in this innovative partnership to provide opportunities for all players to be active and engaged in the beautiful game of soccer,” said Tom Frambach, General Manager at Downtown United Soccer Club.

To learn more about the Downtown United Soccer Club (DUSC) Soccer Program, please contact info@dusc.net or visit dusc.net.

About Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 67,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with nearly 150 schools statewide to offer unified sports. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers.  Learn more at www.specialolympicsNY.org and #SpecialOlympicsNY.

About Downtown United Soccer Club
Downtown United Soccer Club, Inc. is organized as a 501c(3) not for profit entity to educate, train and inspire youth soccer players of all ages and abilities in a positive, respectful, supportive environment. To foster a community that reflects the diversity of New York City in which children can develop a lifelong love for the beautiful game and realize their full potential as both players and people

Rucker Park Basketball

On Saturday, June 22, 2019, Harlem will be celebrating basketball returning to Rucker Park! Continuing in the tradition of Holcomb Rucker  – who founded the legendary Rucker Park basketball association in 1947 – and the late Greg Marius – who in 1982 extended the brand with the creation of the Entertainers Basketball Classic (EBC) – Harlem welcomes the newly formed Rucker Park Prep as the next phase of this staple Harlem institution that has greatly served New York city and its surrounding communities.  
 
Globally known as “The Rucker” and hailed as the temple of street basketball; where legends and greats like Julius “Dr. J” Erving, Kareem Abdul Jabar, Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant have gone to earn their rites of passage.  Put through the gauntlet by basketball street legends like Earl “The GOAT” Manigault, Pee Wee Kirkland, Kareem “The Best Kept Secret” Reid, Ali Moe, “A Butta” and “Skip To My Lou”.  The Rucker is where NBA stars such as Vince Carter and Lebron James have sought street cred, and still more show up to be battle-tested.  

Def Jam Recordings – the legendary record label with deep roots in Harlem’s Basketball culture – joins Rucker Park Prep as it’s official launch sponsor and the newest extension of the Rucker legacy. 

Rather than “Street Ball” Rucker Park Prep is instead a 14U (and up) High School youth division that will feature the best high school players from in and around the New York tri-state area. Leading the Games will be Rucker Park Prep’s Co-Founder and Commissioner Steve Barnett, the principal authority at the Rucker who has for decades not only provided College Scholarships for hundreds of young people but has coached countless elite Basketball Players in the country. Through his efforts and commitment to youth development many of his players have achieved the highest accolades in both university basketball of which many have gone on to play in the NBA.
 
“Rucker Park Prep is proud to be a part of the long-standing tradition and legacy of the Rucker Park – We are so excited to have Def Jam Recordings as a launch partner for Rucker Park Prep. The entertainment industry and Rucker Parks relationship is historic stated Haqq Islam, President and CEO of Rucker Park Prep.

“We are excited and honored to join Rucker Park Prep as a presenting sponsor this summer,” said Rich Isaacson, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Def Jam Recordings. “The Rucker and Def Jam are two New York institutions that strive to enrich the cultural fabric of this city and this community. We couldn’t imagine a better opportunity to unite, inspire and empower young people through sports, music and the one-of-a-kind vibrancy that is summer in New York City.”
 
On the first game day -Saturday June 22nd at 3:00pm – Rucker Park Prep in conjunction with Def Jam Recording will be sponsoring a community and family day, providing free food from local Harlem vendors to all guests of the game in the park. 
 
The game will start at 4:30pm and will feature this counties top High School teams The Patrick School vs. Upper Room. On Saturday June 29th the Patrick School will play the Country Day School.
 
Commissioner Steve Barnett proudly states “RPP is a Premier Showcase for High School Basketbal.”
 
On Saturday June 29th at 5:30pm, Rucker Park Prep will be joined in a press conference with Councilwomen Inez Dickens, Harlem Assemblyman Al Taylor,  State Senator Brian Benjamín as well as Borough Manhattan President Gail Brewer will be bestowing honors to the following:  Def Jam Recordings, The Greg Marius Family, Darold “D- Ferg” Thomas who is the father platinum Polo Ground Entertainment/Sony recording Artist and Harlem native A$AP Ferg; Adrian “A Butta” Walton, considered one of the Greatest Street Ball Players in Rucker History and The Legendary Longtime Rucker Park Coach Bob McCullagh Founder of Each One Teach One, who has both played and coached at the Rucker Games for over fifty years.  
 
The Rucker can an also be credited with birthing stars like Stephon Marbury, Cal Ramsey, and Hall of Famer, Nate “Tiny” Archibald. Similarly, Rucker Park Prep aims to help youth in the New York tri-state area earn more access to scholarships and other opportunities for exposure.  Furthermore, the goal and objective of Rucker Park Prep is to enable students to excel in all areas of their high school experience, academically, socially as well as athletically.  
 
“The EBC Organization and the Marius Family supports Rucker Park Prep in their mission of fostering and empowering youth in their athletic abilities in baseball” stated by Cheryl Marius and Family
 
Through Rucker Park Prep Foundation, Life skills workshops combined with high level basketball instruction will aid in the building of character and help instill core values such as integrity, hard work, perseverance, self-confidence, personal responsibility, leadership, respect for the game, and overall sportsmanship. Rucker Park Prep will strive to be a resource, both for students and parents, serving as a guide to help families navigate through the pitfalls and challenges that prevent student athletes from reaching their full potential. By taking a holistic approach to sports education and training, our goal is to help create the next generation of leaders inside and outside of the sports arena.   

2019 NBA Authentics

Today, international sports and lifestyle brand, New Era Cap Co., Inc., launches the New Era 2019 NBA Authentics: Draft Series, a cap collection that features elements of a varsity jacket including a custom felt team patch and team-specific striping. The New Era 2019 NBA Authentics: Draft Series is available now at neweracap.com, as well as select sporting goods and headwear retailers. Prices range from  range of $30-$38 USD.

“As the Authentic Cap of the NBA, we’re excited to be the first piece of team gear that these draftees put on as they begin their journey to become stars in this league,” said John Connors, Director of Basketball at New Era Cap. “The New Era 2019 NBA Authentics: Draft Series pays homage to the varsity jacket including elements like a custom felt patch, team striping and embroidered team information.”

The New Era 2019 NBA Authentics: Draft Series offers a mix of silhouettes including the 9FIFTY® snapback that will be worn by draftees as they begin their NBA career. The collection is also available in 59FIFTY® fitted, 9TWENTY® adjustable, 39THIRTY® stretch, 29TWENTY® and knit silhouettes.  Each cap features a custom felt patch with a gold team identifying mark, an official team logo pin, team specific striping detail and embroidery on the side that details the team’s established date, location and anthem.

 

Father’s Day: Gift Ideas for Golf Dads!

M5 & M6 Drivers

The 2019 drivers from TaylorMade are built with the latest tech innovation in golf, Speed Injected Twist Face. Played by the top athletes on Tour (Tiger, Rory, Dustin Johnson), Speed Injected Twist Face drivers feature a revolutionary process of calibrating every individual club head to the threshold of the legal speed limit allowed by the USGA and R&A.

Spider X

Spider X revolutionizes the way we achieve optimal stability and alignment by reengineering the mass properties of the head and introducing a new optically engineered alignment. Pure Roll™ meets the all-new True Path™ alignment to make the #1 Putter Model on the PGA TOUR even better.

TaylorMade Performance Apparel designed by Peter Millar

Designed specifically for TaylorMade, this collaboration with Peter Millar features premium fabric and sophisticated styling with performance-enhancing benefits like four-way stretch, moisture-wicking, odor control, shape retention, wrinkle resistance, UPF 50+ sun protection and easy-care. This line of polos, pullovers, sweaters, and T-shirts will surely help enhance your game and elevate your style. 

2019 TP5 & TP5X Balls

After five years of development, the new 2019 golf balls are here to take their game farther than ever before.TP5 and TP5x feature a Tri-Fast Core and Dual-Spin Cover that combine for a 5-layer golf ball construction specifically engineered to perform with every club in your bag.

 

LIQUI MOLY remains loyal to Mercedes Cup

Lubricant specialist continues sponsorship of ATP tennis tournament in Germany.

The Pentecost weekend will see the start of this year’s MercedesCup. It marks LIQUI MOLY’s eighth year as premium sponsor of the renowned tennis event, which will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, from 8 to 16 June. There is method behind this far-sighted approach.

“Dependability and commitment are important constants in our relationships with customers, suppliers and advertising partners,” says LIQUI MOLY Managing Director Ernst Prost. “That’s why we generally opt for longer-term sponsorship commitments that – ideally – develop further.”

And this is exactly the case with the MercedesCup. The event, held at the Weissenhof tennis complex in Stuttgart, is constantly evolving. Although the felt ball was initially thrashed over the net on a clay court, the tournament has been played on grass since 2015. There is also motion as far as play is concerned: This year’s competition is very strong. In order to participate, players must occupy at least 55th place in the world rankings.

“Here, too, there are parallels with our company. Our product range too has changed and developed over more than 60 years. And when it comes to product and service quality, we’re always looking for the potential to get one tick better. This is what we demand of ourselves as a premium brand,” Ernst Prost emphasizes.

And just as LIQUI MOLY’s range of products and services is a very special one, the MercedesCup also occupies a very special place in the ATP World Tour: It is one of the few competitions held on lawn. The event is correspondingly popular with spectators and players alike.

This in turn generates great media interest: More than 100 journalists from all over the world will report on the tournament. As a brand with an increasing international share – LIQUI MOLY now generates more than 60 percent of its sales outside its home market of Germany – international sporting events are at the top of the list of communication vehicles for this medium-sized enterprise from Ulm. “As the most popular motor oil brand in Germany, we do not just want to be at the top in our domestic market: we want to be on top all over the world,” explains the Managing Director.

About LIQUI MOLY

With around 4,000 items, LIQUI MOLY offers a global, uniquely broad range of automotive chemicals: Motor oils and additives, greases and pastes, sprays and car care, glues and sealants. Founded in 1957, LIQUI MOLY develops and produces exclusively in Germany. There it is the undisputed market leader for additives and is repeatedly voted the best oil brand. The company sells its products in more than 120 countries and generated € 544 million in sales in 2018.

TAILOR-MADE TRIPS FOR DADS

Sports and Resorts: Tailor-Made Trips for Dads

For outdoorsy dads, there’s no better Father’s Day gift than a vacation designed to get outside and get moving, making memories with the whole family along for the adventure. At these hotels and resorts, dads can kick back in comfort by night and hit the links, the waves, or the trails every day on a vacation that’s tailor-made for them.  

Tee Off Mountainside in Vail, Colorado at Sonnenalp Hotel

Take to the greens in Vail, Colorado, at the Sonnenalp Hotel’s semi-private, 7,100-yard championship links style golf course. Take the whole family for 18 holes that cater to golfers of every skill level.  Add in some extra time to take in the breathtaking Rocky Mountain views, as the Sonnenalp Club is oriented to allow dramatic morning and afternoon sun to highlight the mountains’ natural radiance. Back at the Sonnenalp Hotel enjoy an exquisite spa experience, relaxing indoor and outdoor whirlpools with views of Gore Creek, and luxury lodging that perfectly captures the rustic charm of the Sonnenalp’s surroundings.

Make Memories Naturally with Discover Outdoors

The best gifts are memories that will last a lifetime. For a dad who can’t get enough of nature’s splendors, gift a trip with adventure guide company Discover Outdoors. For dads who don’t like surprises, gift cards are also available so they can choose their own adventure. Discover Outdoors’ goal is to connect people to the outdoors, to their community and to themselves through guided adventures in North America and around the world. Some of this summer’s most spectacular trips include:

• 7 day hiking trip on the Mount Ranier Wonderland Trail

• 6 days backpacking through 3 national parks of the Canadian Rockies

• Day trip hiking the strenuous Devil’s Path trail in the Catskills

• Day trip summitting 14 scenic peaks in the Hudson River Valley

Hit the Swiss Road with the Giardino Group

For a man who likes to get behind the wheel, Giardino Group has planned the perfect driving routes for a scenic journey through the Swiss Alps, on which dads can easily discover some of the most beautiful corners of Switzerland. These thrilling drives take you past majestic mountain passes, breathtaking valleys, and the shimmering waters of Swiss lakes. The Giardino hotels in Zurich, St. Moritz, Ascona and Locarno are the starting points and destinations for each route. In between the hotels, the routes allow you to experience up close the majestic panoramic views and the breathtaking natural scenery of the Alps. At the day’s end, Dad and the family can enjoy personalized Ayurveda spa treatments and Michelin starred dining at Ecco, Giardino’s coveted gourmet hot spot with locations in Zurich, St. Moritz, and Ascona. 

Golf in the Algarve with Martinhal Sagres 

For a golf aficionado, Portugal’s Algarve region is a bucket-list destination. The Algarve contains more than thirty golf courses, four of which are within 20-40 minutes of the Martinhal Sagres resort — a perfectly centralized, family-friendly home base for dad’s vacation. Only 30 minutes from the resort, the Palmares course commands magnificent views of both the bay of Lagos and the Monchique hills in the distance. The closest course, 20 minutes away, is Boavista, a Championship golf course designed by Howard Swan. If you venture an hour out of the resort, the two stunning championship courses of Amendoeiras spread across the Algarve, both designed by legendary golf names Sir Nick Faldo and Christy O’Connor Junior. Beyond golf, Martinhal Sagres offers sporty travelers adventure opportunities through amenities such as a water sports center on the beach, tennis courts, five swimming pools, and a bike station.

Spend Summertime in Belize at San Ignacio Resort Hotel

San Ignacio Resort Hotel in Belize has an adventure for every kind of dad. For the nature-lover, cave tours take guests into caverns used by ancient Mayans. The caves of Actun Tunichil Muknal, for one, feature burial chambers, artifacts, and calcified human remains. Guests can even climb cave waterfalls with rappel ropes and dive into their invigorating cascades. San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s in-house tour guides lead guests on jungle tours, horseback riding expeditions, and bird-watching excursions, to name a few opportunities to explore the outdoors in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. For dads enthralled by cultural experiences, tours of Mayan ruins, medicinal plant tours, and trips into San Ignacio and the surrounding Mayan villages are available. Through the end of June, take advantage of San Ignacio Resort Hotel’s unmissable Dads and Grads Special.

Luxury Links in the UAE at Al Bait Sharjah

Swing into the spirit of the modern-day Middle East, where golfers can play at the championship greens of the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Guests of Al Bait Sharjah, a luxury hotel composed of a collection of converted historic manor houses, can train at the nearby Club with a certified coach who specializes in the latest sports psychology strategies to improve their game. Dads can truly relax in style at The Library at Al Bait Sharjah, with its extensive book collection, as well as in the sophisticated Cigar Lounge or restaurants with mocktails and unique dining offerings inspired by Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cuisines. For a dad in need of pampering, Al Bait Sharjah offers a full menu of men-only spa services such as men’s facials, nurturing envelopment rituals, and therapeutic massages. 

New Era Training Camp Collection Launches

Today, international sports and lifestyle brand, New Era Cap Co., Inc., launches the New Era 2019 Official NFL Training Camp Collectionfeaturing a performance fabric and an impactful yet understated design with simplified team logos on a white cap. The New Era 2019 Official NFL Training Camp Collection, featuring the NFL 100 logo on the cap’s closure, is available at neweracap.com, as well as major sporting goods and headwear retailers for a retail price range of $30-$40 USD.

“With the New Era 2019 Official NFL Training Camp Collection, we have created a stylish performance cap that will show your team pride while keeping you cool and dry,” said Ryan DiNunzio, Director of Football and Soccer at New Era Cap. “Whether you’re in the middle of an intense workout out or completing an athleisure look, this collection has an option for everyone.”

The New Era 2019 Official NFL Training Camp Collection offers a mix of silhouettes for men and women, including the 39THIRTYStretch-Fit, 9TWENTY Adjustable, 9FIFTY Snapback, Women’s 9TWENTY Adjustable, Panama Bucket, Training Bucket and Training Visor. Each cap features a team logo on the front with a unique team color stripe on the front of the brim and the back of the cap. These caps will be worn by NFL players during NFL Training Camp this year.

New Era is also excited to introduce its ambassadors for the 2019 NFL season who will be featured in New Era creative campaigns for the brand’s NFL products. This year’s lineup includes newcomers like Carolina Panthers’ running back Christian McCaffrey, Chicago Bears’ running back Tarik Cohen and Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver Tyler Lockett. Returning ambassadors include San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo,Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, New York Jets’ safety Jamal Adams and New York Giants’ wide receiver Sterling Shepard. 

ABOUT NEW ERA CAP:

New Era Cap Co., Inc. is an international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage that dates back over 90 years. Best known for being the official on-field cap for Major League Baseball and the National Football League, New Era Cap is the brand of choice not only for its headwear collection, but also for its accessories and apparel lines for men, women and youth. The brand is worn as a symbol of self-expression by athletes, artists and some of the most interesting people around the globe. New Era Cap encourages people to truly express their personal style and individuality through its products. The Company is headquartered in Buffalo, NY and operates facilities in Canada, Europe, Brazil, Japan, and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.neweracap.com.

G-SHOCK, 360 MAGAZINE, CASINO, Kanoa Igarashi

KANOA IGARASHI X CASIO G-SHOCK

CASIO G-SHOCK ANNOUNCES LATEST G-LIDE MODEL IN COLLABORATION WITH PRO SURFER KANOA IGARASHI

New Timepiece Arrives in Translucent Case and Band with Premium Surf Data Tracking Capabilities

Today, Casio G-SHOCK unveils an all-new, limited-edition G-LIDE timepiece, in collaboration with professional surfer and G-SHOCK athlete, Kanoa Igarashi. Boasting superior functionality in surf data tracking and performance, the GLX5600KI-7 arrives in a translu1cent case with silver accents and boasts Kanoa’s signature on the case back, face and band.

The new watch is based on the G-LIDE GLX5600 which features a tide graph, an indispensable tool for surfers. The thin, square shape of the watch ensures that it does not obstruct the wrist while surfing. The GLX5600KI-7 features a semi-transparent body that evokes the ocean and is paired with a mirror finish face that gives the watch a simple, cool look. Igarashi’s “Kanoa” signature is inscribed on the upper center of the watch face and on the strap keeper and case back, as well as in illumination when the backlight is turned on.

At just 21 years old, the Huntington Beach, CA native has been in the professional surf scene for over a decade. Kanoa was an instant talent from the time he first jumped in the water at the age of 3, and by the time he was 11 he set a new record for the most victories in a single season. He has gone on to win a number of major surfing competitions and is currently a world-class professional surfer competing on the World Surf League Championship Tour at the top of the sport.

The new model features technical capabilities to match with Kanoa’s impressive surf skills, including Tide & Moon graphs and a Moon Age data that anchors the face of the timepiece, for anticipating tide and surf swell of the rider’s current location.

A video highlighting the collaboration timepiece has been created – watch here: http://bit.ly/G-SHOCKxKanoa

The new model also comes equipped with standard G-SHOCK technology such as:

  • 200M water resistance
  • Shock resistance
  • World time (29 time zones / 48 cities)
  • Auto EL backlight
  • Flash alert
  • Stopwatch and countdown timer
  • 2 Multi function alarms

The GLX5600KI-7 will retail for $130 and will be available for purchase starting this July at select jewelers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store and gshock.com.