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Tallahassee, FL, United States, 2010/05/05 - The leading manufacturer of sports medical products & protective apparel has teamed up with one of the fastest growing sporting goods chains to be presenting sponsors for National Underclassmen Combine's Top Prospects and Ultimate 100 Football Camps.
McDavid, Inc., in partnership with Hibbett Sporting Goods, announced a partnership with Schuman’s 2010 National Underclassmen Football Combine (NUC) as official sponsors of these events, which will be held in various locations throughout the country from March through June. There are a total of 59 different camp locations throughout the United States, with more than 40,000 participants. The best performers will be invited to the Top Prospects Camp, and finally to the Ultimate 100. Both of these elite camp series will be presented by McDavid and Hibbett Sporting Goods.
“The National Underclassmen Combine is an amazing opportunity for young athletes to showcase their talents, as well as for college recruiters and recruiting organizations to identify talent at the high school level,” said Rey Corpuz, marketing director for McDavid, Inc. “Our focus is to help young athletes perform at their very best so they can move on to become tomorrow’s college and professional stars.”
Athletes that qualify and participate in the NUC’s Top Prospects Camp and Ultimate 100 Camps will wear McDavid’s latest HEXPAD® protective apparel line developed specifically for high impact and high intensity sports like football. The protective apparel is comprised of a series of hexagonal shaped pads permanently bonded into the fabric of compression garments, and is often used as a replacement for traditional football pads.
"Hibbett Sports is dedicated to giving serious athletes the tools they need to excel,” said Joy McCord, vice president of marketing at Hibbett Sports. “Our partnership with McDavid in the National Underclassmen Combine is an exciting, vital way to continue that tradition. We're proud of more than 30 years of partnership with McDavid, providing quality equipment that helps young athletes push the limits of their talents while maximizing safety and performance."
Combine participants join a long roster of athletes that wear McDavid – including the NBA’s Dwayne Wade and Cory Maggette, the NFL’s Knowshon Moreno, professional lacrosse player Ryan Boyle, and many others – who wear HexPad protection during practices and games/competitions.
About McDavid, Inc.
The company's roots can be traced back to 1969, when Dr. Robert F. McDavid designed and developed what was to become the first widely used lateral protective knee brace in football. From a basement in Bellwood, IL, to its production facility and global headquarters in Woodridge, IL, McDavid manufactures and markets over 400 different innovative products for athletes and active people of all ages. McDavid (mcdavidusa.com) is the most widely used and recommended brand of braces among sports medical professionals and the industry leader in sports medical products, technical performance athletic wear and consumer merchandising.