VersaHoop Selected for Inaugural Innovations Arena of the 51st National Sporting Goods Association Event

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VersaHoop, a mini-basketball set that is versatile and portable for many unique playing applications, has been selected as one of 21 companies featured by the National Sporting Goods Association in the Inaugural NSGA INNOVATIONS ARENA. The exclusive event will be held in conjunction with the 51st Annual NSGA Management Conference & 17th Annual Team Dealer Summit May 3-6 in Austin, Texas.

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The NSGA INNOVATIONS ARENA has also been endorsed by renowned entrepreneur Daymond John, one of the stars of ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank.”

VersaHoop, a mini-basketball set that is versatile and portable for many unique playing applications, has been selected as one of 21 companies featured by the National Sporting Goods Association in the Inaugural NSGA INNOVATIONS ARENA. The exclusive event will be held in conjunction with the 51st Annual NSGA Management Conference & 17th Annual Team Dealer Summit May 3-6 in Austin, Texas.

The NSGA INNOVATIONS ARENA was developed to give people trying to break into the industry the opportunity to showcase a new sporting goods or retail technology product to some of the leading executives from the sporting goods industry. The companies chosen for the NSGA INNOVATIONS ARENA went through an application process, were vetted for relevance and were reviewed by the NSGA Board of Directors.

VersaHoop and the other participants in the NSGA INNOVATIONS ARENA will display their products during the Monday (May 4) and Tuesday (May 5) sessions of the Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit. The longest-running event of its kind in the sporting goods industry will be held at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa.

The NSGA INNOVATIONS ARENA has also been endorsed by renowned entrepreneur Daymond John, one of the stars of ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank.” John went from making hats and selling them on the streets of Queens, New York to creating the apparel brand FUBU, which has grown to more than $6 billion in sales.

“As a true believer in the entrepreneurial spirit, I am in awe of the unending supply of new ideas that business owners bring to the show,” John said. “The NSGA Innovations Arena is founded on the same concept – providing new products and technology companies with a platform to showcase their innovative concepts.”

VersaHoop can be used on a trampoline, boat, beach, RV or while tailgating. The patent pending VersaBrackets clamp on horizontal and vertical tubes up to 2.25 inches in diameter. The SnapUp Breakaway rim provides instant portability, player safety and product durability.

VersaHoop (Clamp On version) is currently available for retail with full-color packaging. VersaHoop Stick On and VersaHoop Hook On versions are available for ecommerce. VersaHoop also provides accessories for angled trampoline poles, an auger pole for the beach, sand bar and yard and a fishing rod holder adapter to for center console boats that can be seen at http://www.VersaHoop.com

“VersaHoop is the type of product that fits the profile of what we are trying to accomplish with the NSGA INNOVATIONS ARENA,” said NSGA President & CEO Matt Carlson. “The VersaHoop is an excellent way to add to the enjoyment people are getting from another outdoor activity.

“We frequently hear from companies looking for ways to break into the sporting goods market and from retailers trying to find new products for their stores. The NSGA INNOVATIONS ARENA is a great opportunity for both groups to achieve their goals.”

The National Sporting Goods Association is devoted to providing a competitive edge to sporting goods retailers and team dealers through relevant and reliable industry research, and insights; networking and educational opportunities; advocacy; exclusive business solutions; personalized support and specialty divisions.

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