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D1 Sports Training Facilities Adopt TurfAide(TM) Antimicrobial to New Synthetic Turf Fields from AstroTurf(R)
Date:9/22/2007

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. and Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ --The D1 Sports Training facilities of Nashville, Tennessee and Huntsville, Alabama are demonstrating their proactive stance on combating bacteria with the addition of the high-tech TurfAide(TM) antimicrobial from SportCoatings(TM).

D1 Sport Facilities are treating the indoor GameDay Grass System fields, from Astroturf(R), at their Huntsville and Nashville facility locations with TurfAide. Provided by industry leading SportCoatings of Rochester Hills, MI and partner General Sports Venue(TM), TurfAide is a unique treatment that provides antimicrobial protection to synthetic turf systems.

"D1 is committed to providing proactive techniques for optimal athletic performance in our facilities. Adopting TurfAide to our synthetic turf systems will ensure that our athletes are defended from microbial contamination with the best technology available," said Ron Rickel, D1 Sport Trainings director of marketing.

Both indoor fields at D1 are industry leading AstroTurf-branded systems from General Sports Venue (GSV), which specializes in turnkey sports venue solutions. GSV is the provider of artificial athletic turf systems from AstroTurf, one of the fastest growing synthetic surface and sports venue development specialists in the U.S., focused on brining innovative products and services to its clients in professional, collegiate and amateur sports. (http://www.astroturfusa.com)

"TurfAide is a ground breaking technology that we are proud to present to athletic facilities nationwide. With bacterial contamination becoming more and more prevalent in the sports community at all levels, adopting this treatment gives a competitive advantage to coaches, administrators, and players; offering peace of mind that their facilities have the best microbial defense available," said Jon Pritchett, president of GSV.

TurfAide is part of the Sports Antimicrobial System(R) (SAS), a powerful family of treatments designed to minimize and defend against microbial contamination on all sport surfaces for extended periods. Also made up of SportsAide(R) and FabricAide(TM), SAS provides state-of-the-art antimicrobial protection for all sports equipment, facilities, textiles and turf.

TurfAide and the SAS family of products are registered with the EPA and powered by the AEGIS Microbe Shield(R) technology, which has been safely used in consumer goods and medical applications for more than 30 years. SportCoatings is the first and only to bring this unique antimicrobial to the athletic industry.

Selling partner of SportCoatings and contributor to D1's Nashville facility treatment of TurfAide is Pioneer Athletics. With 100 years history, Pioneer Athletics is the leading developer and manufacturer of paints, coatings and striping equipment for both natural and synthetic turf. Over 18,000 professional, collegiate and high school teams across North America and Europe rely on Pioneer Athletics portfolio of reliable and durable athletic field maintenance products. (http://www.pioneerathletics.com)

SportCoatings is the leading developer of innovative products that are used everywhere from the NFL, NHL, and NBA to high schools all over North America. For more information about SportCoatings or the Sports Antimicrobial System, log onto http://www.csgsport.com or call 888-510-2847.


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