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SFIA Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of PHIT Act

Representatives Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee have introduced the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act.  The PHIT Act would allow consumers to use their pre-tax medical accounts to get reimbursed for physical activity expenses that complement a healthy lifestyle, such as school sports fees, sports league registration fees, health club dues, entry fees for road races, and other sport-specific equipment purchases.

20 SPORTS STARS ON CAPITOL HILL FOR PRO-ACTIVITY GAME PLAN

Twenty champions of sport will be on Capitol Hill on March 4 to help Americans prevent and reduce health care costs.  The occasion is National Health Through Fitness Day.  That day, they will be meeting with members of Congress to aggressively address the importance of getting federal pro-physical activity legislation passed and funded.  With 80 million Americans currently ‘inactive,’ something needs to be done to reverse this country’s ‘Inactivity Pandemic.’  It begins with daily P.E. in our schools.  This group of accomplished athletes includes five Olympic gold medalists, one Olympic silver medalist, one Heisman Trophy winner, and two Super Bowl champions, among others!

Top Sports Industry Brands + Decorated Athletes Headline SFIA’s National Health Through Fitness Day

Five Olympic gold medalists, two Super Bowl champions, one Heisman Trophy winner, one Olympic silver medalist, more than 100 leaders from organizations in the sports and fitness industries, and  athletes from MLB, NHL, NBA, USA Swimming, Easton, Puma, ASICS, Evoshield, Polar, Franklin, Speedo and Under Armour will join together on March 4th to meet with the U.S. Congress and request support for federal legislation to help this country win its own ‘Battle of the Bulge’ and reverse the current ‘Inactivity Pandemic.’  The event is the 16th Annual National Health Through Fitness Day in Washington, D.C. – organized by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine and sponsored by PHIT America.

Veteran Sportscaster Ted Robinson to Headline Tennis Industry Conference

Two-time Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Ted Robinson, coaching legend Nick Bollettieri, and WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster will be among the keynote speakers at two important tennis industry conference to be held March 17-19 in Indian Wells, Calif., during the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament.

Facility Owners & Managers—Don’t Miss 2015 T.O.M. Conference

Reserve your spot now for the 2015 Tennis Owners and Managers (T.O.M.) Conference, which will be March 18-19 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif. This second annual conference will bring together leading experts in facility management, programming and other vital areas to provide practical information to grow tennis businesses and bring in more tennis players.

Tennis Summit to Bring Together Key Industry Execs

The 2015 TIA Tennis Summit will be March 17-18 at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, Calif., and will bring together tennis industry executives, legends, pros, coaches and other sports and business personalities. The Summit (TennisSummit.com) will examine the state of the tennis industry and the sport and discuss how tennis and the business of tennis will grow in the future.

Key Tennis Industry Conferences Set for March in Indian Wells, CA

Two key tennis industry conferences are set for March in Indian Wells, Calif., bringing together tennis industry executives, legends, pros, coaches and other sports and business personalities. The events are the 2015 Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Summit March 17-18, followed by the Tennis Owners and Managers (T.O.M.) Conference March 18-19. Both will be at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa and will take place during the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s pro tennis tournament.

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