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.
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!
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.
The USTA will host thousands of events throughout the country this March in celebration of World Tennis Day, a nationwide effort to get families excited and active in tennis. Help grow the game and your business by signing up to host an event. The first 2,000 registrants will receive a special offer to help promote their events.
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.
The 2014 holiday shopping season was a welcomed boost to tennis racquet sales in the pro/specialty retail market this year. From October to December, traditionally peak "shopping" season in the U.S., tennis racquet unit sales increased 4% over the same period last year.
Attendees at the Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference and the TIA Tennis Summit in March in Indian Wells will have a chance to see and learn more about some of the latest products and services designed to help tennis facilities and providers get more people on the courts and boost their business.
Life Time Founder and CEO Bahram Akradi will be among the keynote speakers at important tennis industry conferences to be held in March in Indian Wells, Calif., during the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament.
Don’t miss this chance to boost your business and bring more people into tennis with the industry-supported “Try Tennis Free” campaign, which will run throughout the month of May. Sign up now at PlayTennis.com.