SFIA Member Rawlings to ring Opening Bell at NYSE

Photo by: RAWLINGS

Officials from Rawlings’ parent company, Jarden, will ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange tomorrow, November 7th. Rawlings’ annual Gold Glove awards ceremony will follow and be held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on Friday, November 8th. Mike Thompson, Rawlings senior vice president of marketing, said sponsors include Gold Sport Collectibles as the title, along with American Airlines, Bank of America, Baseball America and Sony.

Willie Mays will receive a lifetime achievement award and present the Gold Glove for center fielders. Other hall of famers presenting include Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan,Ozzie Smith, Al Kaline and Brooks Robinson.

Below is the full list of 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove winners:

2013 Gold Glove Winners
Position AL Winner Times Won NL Winner Times Won
C Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1 Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 6
1B Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 1 Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
2B Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox 3 Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds 4
3B Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles 1 Nolan Arenado, Colardo Rockies 1
SS J.J. Hardy, Baltimore Orioles 2 Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta Braves 1
LF Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals 3 Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies 3
CF Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles 3 Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers 1
RF Shane Victorino, Boston Red Sox 4 Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
P R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays 1 Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals 2

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The Future of Inactivity and its affect on our Industry


The future was the theme at this year’s inaugural SFIA Industry Leaders Summit: the future of the economy, the future of retail, the future of mergers and acquisitions. A recurring topic throughout the event was the future of participation. With participation in sports and fitness activities being the lifeblood of our industry, it was a relevant topic to dive into, especially considering what the forecast looks like as inactivity could cost the industry $28 Billion by 2018. Take a look at this PHIT America page, to see how we figured out that number (http://www.phitamerica.org/News_Archive/Inactivity_Cost_The_Industry.htm).

Due to the overwhelming feedback we received from attendees, the SFIA is hosting a webinar along with PHIT America on Tuesday, November 12th addressing Inactivity and the affect it will have on the business of our industry. The webinar will delve deeper into the State of the Industry presentation that was given by SFIA President and CEO Tom Cove. The webinar will also feature PHIT America founder Jim Baugh and his take on what our industry can do so we can rise the tide for all of our boats. Click here to register for the latest SFIA Thought Leadership webinar.

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