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Sporting Goods Retailers & Team Dealers
Pick Top Five Sports Products at The Super Show/98

Contact: Mike May (561)-840-1165 mmsgma@aol.com


NORTH PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - February 16, 1998 - New products topped the excitement of The Super Show¨/98 (February 5-8; Atlanta, GA), the world's largest sports products and apparel event, as the five finalists were chosen in the Sports Product of the Year competition.

The five products, chosen from 16 semi-finalists judged earlier this year, are: (in alphabetical order)

From California Innovations:
Mel Mogil
(416) 590-7700 ext. 222 12-Can Golfpack Cooler - No more misplaced beverages on the golf course. Now a favorite beverage can be as close as a golf bag, with this leakproof cooler that attaches directly to a golf bag or golf cart.

From Rave Sports
Jeff Carlson

(612) 490-0011 Aquajump Water Trampoline - The first-ever trampoline made to be used in the water! It's a 20 foot diameter water trampoline that sits 3¸ feet above the water surface, for fun and safety. A floatin island with the ultimate playground feature.

From Jumpsport:
Mark Publicover

(408) 866-3120 Jump Court - Never before has protection and performance been so perfectly meshed as with the new "Trampoline Court," the first safety device to provide 360 degrees of protection on the trampoline through use of a structurally sound netting that completely circles the perimeter of the trampoline.

From Rawlings:
Randy Black

(314) 349-3500 Radar Ball - It's a baseball. It's a radar gun. It's both! The first baseball with a built-in "radar." It accurately measures the speed at which the ball is thrown and displays it on an LCD on the ball for the pitcher to get immediate feedback. Amazingly accurate!

From Rolbak:
Malcom Pearson

(905) 945-0018 Rolbak - A net arrangement for stopping and returning basketballs, preventing personal property damage to plants, cars, and windows.

The finalists were chosen by sports products retailers from around the world who attended The Super Show¨/98. The top product will be announced this spring after a final round of voting by media outlets worldwide.

The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), the trade association of North American manufacturers, producers, and distributors of sports apparel, athletic footwear, and sporting goods equipment, is dedicated to increasing participation in sports and fostering industry growth and vitality.

SPORTING GOODS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION
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