Royersford, PA (PRWEB) February 28, 2013
AAE (Aluminum Athletic Equipment Co.), a leading U.S. manufacturer of sports equipment, has become an Alliance Sponsor of PHIT America, a new national educational campaign to combat the obesity and sedentary crisis seriously affecting health care costs in the U.S. This non-profit, started by the sport & fitness industry, will promote grassroots programs and new legislation to influence Americans to be more active, fit and healthy through a consumer website: http://www.PHITAmerica.org.
“Just look around any community in the U.S. You can see the obesity issue is a serious issue in every city and state," said Leigh Diskin, Director of Marketing at AAE. "And now, almost 1 in 4 Americans are totally sedentary. We need to get America more active, fit and healthier in order to help them prevent and reduce health care costs. AAE is proud to promote PHIT America and to influence active, healthy lifestyles.”
PHIT America has been enlisting participation of companies and organizations from the sports and fitness industry for the past few months to achieve its objectives of education, advocacy, and fundraising for grassroots and PE programs. Today there are seven Founding Sponsors: SFIA, NSGA, Sears, The Active Network, the United States Tennis Association, The American College of Sports Medicine, Midtown Athletic Clubs and Didgebridge. Overall, there are more than 110 companies and organizations that have already committed to be PHIT America Alliance Sponsors for 2013.
AAE has prided itself on this type of innovation since inventing and patenting the aluminum rocker hurdle in 1950 for the track marketplace. Over the decades, AAE has introduced a multitude of new products for use by coaches and athletes worldwide. With the use of advanced technology and design innovations, the firm makes over 500 items, including: track hurdles; track starting blocks; discus cages; hammer cages; shot cages; pole vault pits; high jump pits; long jump pits; permanent football goalposts, portable football goal posts, rotating or hinged football goal posts; semi-permanent or portable soccer goals; field hockey goals; lacrosse goals; baseball batting cages; baseball foul poles; ball stopper protective sports netting; portable press boxes; team benches; portable bleachers and Kronum goals. AAE develops, fabricates and assembles most products at its Royersford headquarters and manufacturing location near Philadelphia. For product information call 800-523-5471 or visit myAAEworld.com.
About PHIT America:
PHIT America is an educational and advocacy campaign creating a Movement for a Fit and Healthy America. PHIT America will communicate to millions of Americans starting in early 2013 through over 110 industry supporters called Alliance Sponsors. PHIT America was started by the SFIA (Sports and Fitness Industry Association). For more information about PHIT America, contact http://www.PHITAmerica.org.