Hailed as the largest, most dynamic and most innovative National Games in the history of Special Olympics, the 2014 USA Games was held from June 14-21 at venues throughout Mercer County including The College of New Jersey, Rider University and Princeton University. Nearly 3,500 athletes competed in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 70,000 family, friends and spectators.
One of the most successful events at this years’ Games was Volleyball, for which SportProsUSA, in conjunction with Sport Court, donated and installed the courts.“We are proud to support these organizations in their efforts to bring joy and inspiration to the entire nation,” said Thomas Petersen, President of SportProsUSA.
Kate Maloney Allen, Head Coach of the New Jersey Traditional Volleyball Team, was especially pleased with the quality of the volleyball court. “I love the way [SportPros] amped up the facility,” Allen said. “The court is more forgiving, it’s easier to play on and fall on.” While Allen appreciated the versatility of the court, she was most impressed with the way it looked. “More than anything, I really love the aesthetic appeal that it adds to the stadium. It genuinely makes the athletes feel very special to be part of the team.”
Carolyn Cooper, Commissioner of Volleyball for the 2014 Games, appreciated SportProsUSA’
Dan Wollman, Director of Commercial Sales for Sport Court, is also appreciative of the new relationship with the Special Olympics. “We have been the official floor of USA Volleyball for 25 years and of the NCAA Volleyball Championships for 20 years,” Wollman said. “We are delighted to add a relationship with the Special Olympics and all that they stand for and achieve.” Wollman also sent a special thanks to SportProsUSA, Thomas Petersen, Raymond DeMilia and Shannon Hodges for all of their hard work in facilitating the event with Sport Court and the Special Olympics, and making it so successful.
“You can’t be involved in an event like the Special Olympics and not grow as a person,” reflects Petersen. “SportProsUSA is truly fortunate to have played a part in these Games.”
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