SportCoatings; The North American Booster Club Association (NABCA); the Coatings Specialist Group New Booster Program Goes High Tech With Invisible Antimicrobial Defense

Thursday, August 23, 2007 General News
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ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Aug. 22 Industry leadingSportCoatings(TM) and the North American Booster Club Association (NABCA),enthusiastically introduce the FabricAide(TM) Boosters Program, a breakthroughprogram that allows parents to raise funds while being proactive against thethreat of microbial contamination.

FabricAide is a laundry additive that imparts a layer of activeantimicrobial onto all sports laundry including towels, socks, and equipmentbags. On old and new fabrics alike, FabricAide remains active 24/7 and is longlasting. It will not change the properties of the fabric and inhibits odor andstain causing bacteria from growth, eliminating the famous "sweat smell."

"With FabricAide, parents can obtain priceless peace-of-mind that theirstudent athletes are being protected with the most advanced antimicrobialavailable in the industry. This is an easy, unique, affordable program thathas benefits that go beyond just raising healthy profits," says Craig Andrews,CEO of SportCoatings.

According to the August 2007 Readers Digest article Deadly Superbugs, Dr.Henry Chambers, chief of infectious diseases at San Francisco General Hospitalstates, "People are bent out of shape about bird flu, but CA-MRSA is alreadyhere and, in my opinion, ranks second only to HIV as a public health threat."

As staph and MRSA are becoming prevalent in the sports community, doctors,sport administrations and media outlets across the nation are focusing theirattention on beating bacteria. FabricAide Boosters Program is a great way forparents to be proactive while simultaneously raising unparalleled funds forathletics.

"NABCA is excited to offer the FabricAide Boosters Program to parentsnationally. Defending against bacteria is a must in today's sports community,and now, parents can minimize bacterial infections while also raising money,"says Steve Beden, President of NABCA.

As part of the Sports Antimicrobial System(R) (SAS), a family oftreatments designed to inhibit and minimize microbial contamination on allsport surfaces for extended periods, FabricAide offers antimicrobial defenseto all textiles.

Powered by the AEGIS Microbe Shield(R) technology, used in medical andconsumer applications for over 30 years, all SAS treatments impart invisible,odorless antimicrobial protection. Registered with the EPA, the technologywill not leach any chemicals or heavy metals into the environment and will notrub off onto a player's skin. Since the microbes can not adapt to thetreatments, no "super bugs" can develop.

SAS also includes TurfAide(TM) and SportsAide(R). TurfAide providesantimicrobial protection for synthetic turf systems while SportsAide is usedon a wide range of sport surfaces including locker rooms, whirlpools, gymmats, and exercise equipment.

About NABCA: The North American Booster Club Association (NABCA)( is the governing body and first of its kind nationalbooster club association dedicated to providing booster clubs and theirextracurricular organizations throughout North America with the highest levelof Guidance, Education, Training and Support. NABCA supplies booster clubswith the most comprehensive portfolio of resources and club building toolsavailable to help build and manage successful clubs. Booster Clubs are a keycomponent to a successful extracurricular program as they provide funding,volunteer support, upkeep for facilities, fields and equipment, transportationand scholarships.

About SportCoatings: A division of the Coatings Specialist Group(TM)(CSG), SportCoatings is the leading developer of innovative products that areused everywhere from the NFL, NHL, and NBA down to the high school level. Formore information about SportCoatings, the Sports Antimicrobial System, or tobecome a FabricAide Boosters Program representative, log onto www.csgsport.comor call 888-510-2847.


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