ASICS and BSN SPORTS have announced the winners of the ASICS x BSN SPORTS Sound Mind, Sound Body Contest, which aims to support youth programs across the United States. The four winning schools are ASICS x BSN SPORTS Shelby County School District Cross Country Program in Columbiana, Alabama; Kankakee School District 111 Track and Field Program in Kankakee, Illinois; Shiloh High School Volleyball Program in Snellville, Georgia; and New Albany – Floyd County Unified School District Wrestling Program Albany, Indiana. Each winning school will receive a cash award of $12,000 to strengthen their programs and inspire confidence in their athletes.
BSN SPORTS President Terry Babila stated that all evaluated programs qualified for the award, adding that the passion, energy, and love of the young athletes for their respective sports was evident through their submission videos. With the cash prize, winning schools can obtain much-needed equipment and resources to support and improve their youth programs.
In addition to the cash prize, the four winning schools will also be awarded free professional development sessions through the Believe in You Empowerment Program. Developed by Varsity Brands, the parent company of BSN SPORTS, the program empowers teachers and coaches to promote character education and leadership development to guide students in unlocking their potential and striving for their goals. The program offers free resources and curricula.
Senior Director of Marketing at ASICS North America, Cat Ayers, expressed her excitement on how winning the Sound Mind, Sound Body Contest would lift athletes now and in the future. For more information about ASICS, visit www.asics.com. For more information on BSN SPORTS, visit www.bsnsports.com.
BSN SPORTS, a division of Varsity Brands, is a leading marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of sporting goods apparel and equipment. The company sells and distributes products through catalog, e-commerce, and direct sales to over 150,000 organized and team sports customers in colleges, middle schools, high schools, and recreational programs nationwide. Its more than 3,000 employees have been committed to team sports since 1972, with a focus on providing game-changing solutions through local partnerships, multi-brand selection, and one-stop shopping for equipment and uniforms.
ASICS Anima Sana In Corpore Saga, an old Latin phrase meaning “sound mind in a sound body,” is the origin of ASICS and the foundation on which the brand stands today. The company, founded by Kihachiro Onitsuka over 70 years ago, is now a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories. For more information, visit www.asics.com. ASICS can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for exclusive content and real-time news about ASICS products, events, and elite athletes.
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