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Grand Prize Winner – Move It Challenge

June 14, 2011

Congratulations to Nic from Pearl River, NY!

He is the Grand Prize Winner of the Sports Authority Move It Challenge. Nic proved in front of his peers, fellow finalists and the Senior Management of Sports Authority that he had what it took to get out there and to get moving and to win the Grand Prize.

Nic invented the Tic-Tac-Tag, a simple but ingenious concept where he combined a game of mental skill and a game of pure excitement. With with prototype in one hand and confidence in the other Nic explained and defended his invention. In no time at all Nic walked out with $10,000 and a new relationship with Sports Authority, the preeminent full-line sporting goods chain in the country.

Nic with David Campisi, CEO and president of Sports Authority.

Grand Prize Winner Announcement COMING SOON!!!!

May 9, 2011

The Sports Authority Move It Challenge asked young innovators to create new sporting inventions. The winner receives $10,000 and a celebration at Coors Field during a Colorado Rockies game!

The finalists are:

* Dunk -N – James, Plumas Lake, CA
* Extreme Toss – Will, Sherwood Forest, MD
* Sweet Impact – Adam, Denver, CO
* Tic Tac Tag – Nicholas, Pearl River, NY
* VB Buddy – Sierra, Westminster, MD

Follow us on Twitter and check this blog on Friday to get live updates on the Grand Prize Ceremony and announcement this weekend!

Vote For Your Favorite Idea Today!

April 26, 2011

The Sports Authority Move It Challenge asked young innovators to create new sporting inventions. The winner receives $10,000 and a celebration at Coors Field during a Colorado Rockies game!

The finalists are:

  • Dunk -N – James, Plumas Lake, CA
  • Extreme Toss – Will, Sherwood Forest, MD
  • Sweet Impact – Adam, Denver, CO
  • Tic Tac Tag – Nicholas, Pearl River, NY
  • VB Buddy – Sierra, Westminster, MD

Read more about the five finalists and vote for your favorite today here.

Vote for your favorite idea!

April 18, 2011

Voting is now live for the Move It Challenge! Don’t forget to vote every day for your favorite idea!

Drumroll please…the finalists are:

You can vote here – one vote per day!

Congratulations to Sports Authority Move It Challenge Semi-Finalist Lillith B. from Ava, NY

April 6, 2011

Lillith invented Jump Your Waist Away and is one of the Sports Authority Move It Challenge semifinalists.

Jump Your Waist Away works by using a jump rope to exercise and to measure your progress along the way. On the first day of exercise, you measure your waist with the jump rope and mark your waist measurements. As you continue to exercise you measure your waist with the jump rope and use the different color markers to show the improvement. It gives you a way to monitor your fitness without numbers and scales. Instead you move through the rainbow color markers to a smaller waist.

“Jumping rope is one of the best ways to get into shape and become toned,” said 7th grader Lillith. “My invention works because it gives people an easy way to see if their exercise program is working and you can take it anywhere. A jump rope is very portable.”

Congratulations to Sports Authority Move It Challenge Semi-Finalist James T. from Plumas Lake, CA

April 6, 2011

James invented the Dunk-N and presented his idea to Sports Authority executives on Friday March 25, 2011.

Dunk-N allows players to practice proper positioning and form when they are developing their slam dunk skills. It works by attaching a C-shaped removable mounting ball reset shield to a basketball hoop. The C-shaped attachment has a flex bungee type cord which runs across the open side from end to end of the basketball hoop. The player then tosses the basketball into the hoop where the inward slanted plastic ball reset shield will roll the basketball into position onto the ball suspender which readies the ball. Dunk-N allows players to practice on their own and focus on their jumping strength.

“Slam dunking is the golden egg on the basketball court,” said 11th grader James. “Dunk-N is different because it focuses on a players jump to dunk skills. It allows them to gain confidence and become more comfortable with dunking the ball. Learning how to slam dunk is not only a crucial part of the game, but it is also very fun!

Congratulations to Sports Authority Move It Challenge Semi-Finalist Fabian F-H. from Conroe, TX

April 6, 2011

Two of Fabian’s inventions made it into the semifinals. Fabian’s first invention is Art Soccer.

Art Soccer creates an artistic memento of a soccer game by capturing the dynamic movements of the players and the soccer ball through RFID (radio frequency identification) tags that are embedded in the players shoes and ball. These movements are then transferred to a software program that turns the game into a piece of artwork. Different colors can also be selected to represent different players and teams and Art Soccer will be available as a smart phone app so fans can track their favorite players.

“I came up with this idea because Art Soccer turns an exciting and physical game into a unique piece of artwork that can always be remembered,” said 7th grader Fabian. “No other toy or game can do that.”

Fabian’s second invention is the Griffin Exercise and Diet Tracker. It is an accurate and convenient way to track exercise and diet. It will also help you improve them. It does this through a smart phone app. You download a survey for the Griffin app to help you track your progress that includes weight, age and height. It also tracks your favorite food and tells you how much of it you can have.

“Most diet and exercise programs are not portable or convenient,” said Fabian. “Griffin is portable, convenient and accurate so you can take it anywhere and always be aware of what you are doing.”

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