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JAN 2017

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January 2017 10 www.sportseventsmagazine.com t SPORTS Talk Tech Tools Below are tech tools recently introduced to the world of sports. Know of a cool tool or gadget? E-mail us at info@sportseventsmagazine.com. For Improved Performance Sleep Tight And Recover t Polar has introduced the Polar Team Pro Shirt, its first heart- rate-monitoring and GPS-tracking apparel that integrates heart-rate technology directly onto the fabric as well as provides GPS technology via a corresponding sensor. Polar Team Pro Shirt allows coaches to gain insight into their players' effort, speed recovery and other metrics throughout the season. Optimized for professional athletes, Polar Team Pro Shirt is a sleeveless, base-layer shirt that replaces the need for a chest- strap monitor. The interior of Polar Team Pro Shirt features two thin, unobtrusive heart-rate capture points built directly into the fabric, which track heart-rate metrics as well as remove the added bulk of a heart-rate unit. Team Pro system is for advanced team sports coaching. Sensors broadcast live training data to a coach's iPad, providing athlete-performance data in real time. The Polar Team Pro Shirt will be available in March 2017 in light grey. Sizes will range from male S-XL with additional sizes available in May. n t Shirt Boasts Heart Rate, GPS Tracking Ever wish you could get more out of a good night's sleep? Under Armour has released its Athlete Recovery Sleepwear to help you do just that. Taking advantage of Far Infrared energy that has several benefits for the human body, Under Armour's TB12 technology was developed to harness that energy on the infrared spectrum even when you're resting. The soft bioceramic print on the inside of the garment absorbs the body's natural heat and reflects Far Infrared back to the skin, which helps the body recover faster, promotes better sleep, reduces inflammation and regulates cell metabolism, according to Under Armour. The sleepwear includes shirts, shorts and pants. Shorts start at $79.99 and shirts and pants begin at $99.99, and can be purchased on the website. n More information: www.underarmour. com/en-us/tb12 More information: www.polar.com/teampro Fieldhouse and what opportuni- ties and experiences it will bring to the east side of our city." Per the agreement, Klipsch- Card will be responsible for all capital, operating costs and maintenance. A tax abatement is not included in the deal. The facility, part of Finch Creek Park, will be completed in phases and ground is expect- ed to be broken on the facility in the spring of 2017. Carnation Parks Gets $50,000 Grant CARNATION, WA — Carna- tion officials received a $50,000 grant to fund city parks in December when King County Councilwoman Kathy Lam- bert attended a meeting of the city council, according to the ValleyRecord.com. Lambert presented the city council with the award, from the King County budget, to be used specifically for parks in the city. The funding is from a one- time bonding of revenue from car rental taxes that originally went to the building of King County's sports stadiums. Part of that revenue was dedicated to youth sports facilities grants in 2016. City Administrator Phil Messina said the council would start talking about how to use the funds in the first part of 2017. "I'm very pleased that these funds can go toward youth sports in Carnation," Lambert said. Cedar Valley Names Johnson Executive Director CEDAR FALLS, IA — Cedar Falls native Ashley Johnson has been hired as the new executive director of the Cedar Valley Sports Commission. Johnson replaces Jim Marlin, who is resigned from the posi- tion at the end of 2016. Johnson comes to the CVSC from Cedar Falls Community Main Street. She has previously worked for the Central Florida Sports Commission, Disney Sports at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Women's Basketball program. Johnson earned her bache- lor's degree in Economics from UNI and her master's degree in Sport Administration at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. n

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