Tuesday, July 29, 2014

185.000 Kids will be exposed to Floorball in Texas thanks to the Dallas Stars! (this year)

We quote:
"Dallas Stars President and CEO Jim Lites announced today the expansion of the team's Fitness Stars program to 279 new schools for 2014-15, bringing the total to 307 schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex impacting over 185,000 children.

"The response during the first year of the program has been far greater than we initially expected," Lites said. "Physical education teachers have found Fitness Stars easy to integrate into their current curriculum and the donation of hockey equipment from the Dallas Stars Foundation has given children an opportunity to stay active while learning about the sport of hockey.""

We add a picture (screen dump):

Last Year Dallas Stars introduced their Fitness Program to fight Obesity (with Floorball) to 26 schools - what they do now for 2014-2015 is to ad 279 new schools

Let us quote some more:
"Through the Fitness Stars program, our campuses have the equipment and training to engage students in fun and motivational physical activity," Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD Athletic Director Renee Putter said. "We value physical fitness as an integral aspect of student success in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District because physical activity helps engage a student's brain at a higher and deeper level."

And another picture (screen dump) maybe:?

Source material is to be found at:

Without too much thinking the math speaks for itself... 185.000 kids exposed as potential customers of a Floorball stick is well using rough numbers approximately 20% of the yearly production of global Floorball sticks...

Talkin' about big news? And hey this is only one NHL team...

We have also learned earlier that most text books in school in the USA often are written for Texas - so maybe some Text books for PE now should have a few lines about Floorball in them too?


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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!