#PressRelease Former Athlete Turned Entrepreneur Launches World’s First Portable Basketball Shooting Machine. #GRINDBasketball


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(Houston, TX – May 15th, 2020) Thomas Fields, Founder & C.E.O. of GRIND Inc., a sports technology and athletic equipment provider, recently announced the launch of “GRIND Machine”, the world’s first portable basketball shooting machine designed to enhance independent drill training- anywhere and anytime.

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The revolutionary shooting machine has been proven to be effective in improving players’ catch & shoot efficiency, footwork, balance, explosion and follow through, while increasing player creativity & basketball IQ.
GRIND Machine allows the player to shoot up to 500 shots an hour by capturing rebounds and automatically passing the ball back to the player at any given spot on the court- including the NCAA 3pt regulation range. GRIND Basketball is equipped with a 12-foot net around the rim that strategically forces players to put more of an arch on their shot, translating to a higher percentage of made shots. This technique in repetition aims to increase muscle memory.

Fields believes this might be the most innovative, yet ideal shooting machine ever designed – “You practice ten times more efficiently using the shooting machine, so it was important to design this for practical use. I wanted to build something that basketball players, coaches, and trainers would love, because they could use it wherever and whenever.” said (Thomas Fields, Founder/Ceo of GRIND).

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Fully furnished, GRIND Machine seamlessly folds into a 4’x2’ weather-protective duffle bag, equipped with durable wheels for relaxed transportation.

 

Key Features:
● Portability at 48” L x 22” W x 22” H
● Weight: 100Ibs (equipped with wheels to easily transport)
● 500 shots an hour
● Manual 5 spot shooting
● Affordable (lowest market price with payment plan options)
● One-year complimentary warranty

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Training Benefits:
GRIND has a NO STANDING RULE, the GRIND Machine uses one ball and forces players to work hard and smart, simultaneously.
● Move without the ball
● Catch and attack
● Make shots under fatigue
● Perfect the footwork
GRIND Machine is now available for pre-orders for delivery November, 2020. For more information, please visit GrindBasketball.com. 

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ABOUT GRIND
Founded in 2016 by Thomas Fields, GRIND Inc. was created to equip underserved communities with innovative sports technology that enhances athlete performance, elevates the training experience, and allows athletes to practice anywhere, anytime. The company strives to inspire the youth to access pathways of entrepreneurship, engineering and technology through athletics and GRIND products.

ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest (Tampa) kicks off this weekend at Berkeley Prep w/ a LOADED Lineup

The ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest (TAMPA) is set to take place Friday, February 1st through Saturday, February 2nd at Berkeley Preparatory in Tampa, Florida.

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The multi-city basketball tournament (D.C., Dallas, Memphis, Tampa) is designed to match National recognized basketball programs against some of the area’s top teams. The ARS/Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest also serves as a fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital- in their initiative to give back – “because this is much bigger than basketball.”

This year, ESPNU will televise one of the most anticipated matchups of the year, Oak Hill Academy (VA) vs Montverde (FL) at 4:30pm Eastern Time.

“The tournament is a unique opportunity for people to see the nation’s best talent in a series of games- Travis Haddock (Event Director). With over 20 ESPN ranked high school prospects gearing up to play this weekend in Tampa, I would have to admit, this is definitely a lineup of the Nation’s best.

 

Click link to watch full games and highlights on BallerTV Live Stream:  ARS National Hoopfest Live Stream

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SCHEDULE: 

Friday, Feb 1st @ Berkeley Prep

5:00pm: Orlando Christian Prep vs Tampa Prep

6:30pm:  Huntington Prep (WV) vs Berkeley Prep

8:00pm: Montverde Academy vs IMG Academy (post grad)

 

Saturday, Feb 2 @ Berkeley Prep 

11:00am: St. Pete vs West Oaks

12:45pm: Tampa Catholic vs The Village

2:30pm: Berkeley Prep vs University School

**4:30pm Montverde Academy vs Oak Hill Academy (ESPNU game)**

6:00pm: Oak Ridge vs Huntington Prep

*** To purchase tickets click link: ARS National Hoopfest TAMPA

For more information email: HaddockSports@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

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The stage is set in the Greater Houston area for RCS Sports “Season Opener” Saturday, November 12th

rcs-sportsJim Hicks of RCS Sports delivers another anticipated event, tipping the season off with Houston’s top H.S. Basketball teams. The “Season Opener” has yet to fail our expectations in the basketball community with top talent, great match-ups, hospitality and more!

Games begin at 9:30 a.m. @ M.O. Campbell Center (1865 Aldine Bender Houston, TX 77032). Tickets are now on sale for $5 and can be purchased at all 16 participating schools. Ticket prices will go up to $10 after November 1, 2016.

For more information log onto http://www.RCSSports.com or email Jim Hicks at Rcs@USA.com

Be sure to follow these two on twitter: @RcsSports  and @DJones8301

 

 

 

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HD3 Scouting Workout in Dallas, TX Oct. 8th

HD3 presents the Regional Scouting Workout. Come showcase your talent and skills in front of CFL and NFL Scouts Saturday, October 8th, 2016 from 8:30am- 3:30pm.

 

 

What: Free Agent Tryout – Fee is $100

When: Saturday, October 8th

Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

Where: Alfred J. Loos Athletic Complex (3815 Spring Valley Rd. Addison, TX 75001)

Event Contact: Bryan Beasley (214) 734-9649

Media Contact: Nina Zavala – NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

McDonalds announced as a sponsor for the 8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest

Hoopfest, who has featured 50 State Championship teams, 20 McDonald All-Americans, and 10 NBA Players announced the sponsorship with McDonalds.

September 27, 2016 (Dallas, TX) – The 8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest will once again set the stage for some of the Nations top talented High School boys, and recently added field- girls, to showcase their basketball skills. The event will take place at the Sandra Meadows Arena in Duncanville on Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th.

“We are extremely excited to be able to partner with McDonalds. With Hoopfest featuring multiple McDonald All Americans over the years, the synergy seemed fitting and we are looking forward to it.”- Hoopfest Director, Glenn Smith

The tournament schedule, releasing on Monday, October 3, 2016, has garnered much anticipation. Match-up debates via social media has delivered the tone for this years’ event, as fan enthusiast eagerly await.

The committed boys teams: Findlay Prep (Las Vegas, Nevada), Westlake (Austin, Texas); Carver (Ala.) Cedar Hill (Texas), Steele (Cibolo, Texas); Columbus (Miss.); Dallas Lincoln; Dallas Kimball, Dallas Skyline, Duncanville (Texas); Trinity (Euless, Texas), Hall (Ark.); Lafayette Christian (Lafayette, La.); Timberview (Mansfield, Texas); North Crowley (Texas); Prestonwood (Texas); Putnam City (Okla.); and South Garland (Texas).

Committed girls teams include event host Duncanville (Texas), Argyle (Texas), Dallas Lincoln, Liberty (Frisco, Texas), Mansfield Legacy (Texas), Timberview (Mansfield, Texas). Murrah High School (Jackson, MS).

 

Click here to Purchase Thanksgiving Hoopfest Tickets

Media Credentials email: NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

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8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest is guaranteed to deliver with new additions

Thanksgiving Hoopfest, traditionally known for their stacked High School boys roster and competitive match-ups, will be adding a series of games featuring the top High School girls’ basketball teams in the Nation

 (Duncanville, TX) September 7th, 2016 – The 8th Annual Thanksgiving Hoopfest, named by “USA Today HS Sports” as “One of the top ten HS Basketball Tournaments of the year to attend”, will commence on Friday, November 25th and continue Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at the Sandra Meadows Arena in Duncanville, TX. With the new additions of the top girls basketball teams, Hoopfest will be widely considered as the most anticipated event of the holiday season.

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No stranger to DFW, Thanksgiving Hoopfest has annually delivered the future of College and NBA basketball. Over the past 7 years this event has showcased 50 State Champions, 20 Mc Donald All-Americans, and 10 current NBA Players. Just to name a few, Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Isaiah Austin (NBA Ambassador), Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics), Julius Randle (LA Lakers), Terrance Ferguson (Professional Overseas), Keith Frazier (UNT), De’Aaron Fox (Kentucky), Aaron Harrison (Kentucky), Marques Bolden (Duke), and many more.

This will be the first year implementing the top High School girls’ basketball teams, which has peaked interest among media, sponsors, and basketball fan enthusiast.

“Bringing the girls into this equation was a strategic move and I couldn’t be any happier with the decision.” says Thanksgiving Hoopfest Director- Glenn Smith

Be ready to witness elite team/players match-ups with an array of talent, enjoy fan giveaways, contests, interactive stations, vendor booths, celebrity appearances, and more- definitely something for the whole family!

Sponsors for this years’ Thanksgiving Hoopfest include: Nike, Gatorade, Witherspoon Law Group, and LD Unlimited.

 

Committed GIRL TEAMS

Argyle, Dallas Lincoln, Duncanville, Frisco Liberty, Mansfield Legacy, Mansfield Timberview, Prestonwood, Riverdale Baptist (MD)

Committed BOY TEAMS

Austin Westlake, Carver (AL), Cedar Hill, Cibolo Steele, Columbus (MS), Dallas Lincoln, dallas kimball, Dallas Skyline, Duncanville, Euless Trinity, Hall (AR), Lafayette Christian Academy (LA), Mansfield Timberview, North Crowley, Prestonwood, Putnam City (OK), South Garland

 

To purchase tickets or more information log onto: www.ThanksgivingHoopfest.com

Media Credentials email: Nina Zavala at NinaZavalaGroup@gmail.com

Sponsorship/Vendor Booth email: Tracy Moore at SportsMixLive@gmail.com

 

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***MEDIA ALERT*** SNOOP JOHNSON BASKETBALL presents “BIG MONDAY”

snoop johnsonThe API Bulldogs will be battling against the Lancaster Tigers on Monday, December 7, 2015 at “Big Monday” Tournament in Lancaster, Texas. Presented by Snoop Johnson Basketball, this is an experience you won’t forget! Currently, Lancaster is ranked No.1 in the State 5A poll, while Tigers finished their 2014-15 season with a record of 34-4. Top ranked players this year from Lancaster include- Jacolby Pemberton, Deon Barrett, Nate Morris, T.J Starks, while the top ranked players from API include: Terrance Ferguson, Trevon Duval, Mark Vital, Billy Preston, and Stevie Jordan. API (Advanced Preparatory International) is ranked No. 4 in USA Today H.S. Sports “Super 25”. This game is going to be the highlight of DFW basketball season!

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***All Media Request Must Be Sent To Nina Zavala at  nina@ninazavalagroup.com***

What: BIG MONDAY

Where: Lancaster High School, 200 E. Wintergreen Road, Lancaster, TX.

When: December 7, 2015 | *Doors open at 6pm | Game starts at 6:30pm

About API

Advanced Preparatory International is accredited by the National Association of Private Schools.  Upon requirement completion, students will receive a diploma and transcript certified and bearing the seal of the National Association of Private Schools.  API students join other students who have graduated from NAPS accredited schools to attend colleges and universities including: community, regional, state, and technical schools, military services, church and educational ministries, business ownerships, and the workforce.

About Lancaster Athletics

The Lancaster Athletic Department is committed to providing opportunities that enhance the experiences of student athletes in their specific sports. The department believes that participation in sports produces lessons that will be used in life as well as competition. Interscholastic sports promote an awareness of the positive impact of hard work, the value of developing measurable skills, the importance of attending to detail, and the ability to persevere through adversity. Utilizing a strong work ethic and disciplined judgment, the athlete values team accomplishments above personal achievement. Through consistent analysis and reflection, athletes come to a better understanding of their sport, teammates, and the spirit of competition.

“Big Monday” API Bulldogs VS Lancaster Tigers

DFW is gearing up for one of the most anticipated basketball games of the
season featuring API Bulldogs vs Lancaster Tigers.

 

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The API Bulldogs will be battling against the Lancaster Tigers on Monday, December
7, 2015 at “Big Monday” Tournament in Lancaster, Texas. Presented by Snoop
Johnson Basketball, this is an experience you won’t forget! Currently, Lancaster is
ranked No.1 in the State 5A poll, while Tigers finished their 2014-15 season with a
record of 34-4. Top ranked players this year from Lancaster include- Jacolby
Pemberton, Deon Barrett, Nate Morris, T.J Starks, while the top ranked players
from API include: Terrance Ferguson, Trevon Duval, Mark Vital, Billy Preston, and
Stevie Jordan. API (Advanced Preparatory International) is ranked No. 4 in USA
Today H.S. Sports “Super 25”. This game is going to be the highlight of DFW
basketball season!

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The event will be held at Lancaster High School, 200 E. Wintergreen Road, with the
Junior Varsity Game starting at 5 PM and the High School Game starting at 6:30
PM. For media credentials or sponsorships, contact Nina Zavala at
nina@ninazavalagroup.com

About API
Advanced Preparatory International is accredited by the National Association of
Private Schools.  Upon requirement completion, students will receive a diploma and
transcript certified and bearing the seal of the National Association of Private
Schools.  API students join other students who have graduated from NAPS
accredited schools to attend colleges and universities including: community,
regional, state, and technical schools, military services, church and educational
ministries, business ownerships, and the workforce.

About Lancaster Athletics
The Lancaster Athletic Department is committed to providing opportunities that
enhance the experiences of student athletes in their specific sports. The department
believes that participation in sports produces lessons that will be used in life as well
as competition. Interscholastic sports promote an awareness of the positive impact
of hard work, the value of developing measurable skills, the importance of
attending to detail, and the ability to persevere through adversity. Utilizing a strong
work ethic and disciplined judgment, the athlete values team accomplishments
above personal achievement. Through consistent analysis and reflection, athletes
come to a better understanding of their sport, teammates, and the spirit of
competition

API Basketball Season kicks off with Live Concert from Bankroll Mafia featuring T.I. and More

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Advanced Preparatory International has put together an impressive Midnight Madness event with confirmed celebrities, music artist, and professional athletes, set for October 17, 2015

Dallas, TX. – One of the newest editions to the Private School community, Advanced Preparatory International is leading the nation with three of H.S. basketball top players. API will be holding their 1st Annual “API Midnight Madness” event which will showcase more than the hottest high school ballers in the country. Starting with API Boys Basketball Team vs API Staff and celebrity players. Trevon Duval, Terrance Ferguson and Billy Preston will lead the high school squad and allow the Dallas community to see what’s hot in the city.

IMG_2745The API Midnight Madness event also has some of music and sports industry’s biggest names taking part. Starting with global recording artist and TV Star “T.I.”. He and the BankRoll Mafia will entertain the crowd with a full concert and showcasing the music industry’s newest talent. Hometown favorite DORROUGH MUSIC will provide the “Halftime” performance during the Slam Dunk contest; which will be judged by NFL & NBA players. National touring dj “DJ DUFFEY” will wow the crowd by engaging them with her sweet blends of intoxicating mixes and sounds. In addition the evenings game and entertainment, the A.W. Brown Steppers will stomp the hardwood floor to a different rhythmic sound. Gelling all this madness together is none other than 97.9FM The Beat’s own “ROCK T”, who will be the evening’s Master of Ceremony.

Event Sponsor: Isaiah Austin’s “Dream Again Foundation”.
The Isaiah Austin Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides support for the awareness and research of Marfan syndrome and those affected by it.
Established in 2014 by Baylor University college basketball star Isaiah Austin, the Foundation will also support related disorders and other charitable causes.
Its mission is to inspire others to DREAM AGAIN

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What: API Midnight Madness
Where: Cedar Valley College, 3030 N Dallas Ave, Lancaster, TX.
When: October 17, 2015 | *Doors open at 6pm | Game starts at 7pm

API Vision: www.apiprivateschool.com
To be a world-class educational institution that guides students, both Nationally and Internationally, to their destinies through the areas of academics, athletics, personal character, college and career experiences, while utilizing a sustainable transformation model.
Accreditation and Acceptance:
Advanced Preparatory International is accredited by the National Association of Private Schools. Upon requirement completion, students will receive a diploma and transcript certified and bearing the seal of the National Association of Private Schools. API students join other students who have graduated from NAPS accredited schools to attend colleges and universities including: community, regional, state, and technical schools; military services; church and educational ministries; business ownerships; and the workforce.* API is the process of registering for the ACT/SAT testing programs and NCAA membership. High school graduation requires course completion that is aligned with the Graduation Requirements of the State of Texas.
Institutional Certification:
Advanced Preparatory International is recognized by the State of Texas as an educational institution and as a non-profit organization.

THE BIG D WELCOMES AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE

Contact: Nina Zavala
Telephone: 254-220-8178
Email: Nina@NinaZavalaGroup.com
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MOOD DFW PRESENTS AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE’S “WELCOME TO DALLAS” STAR STUDDED, RED CARPET EVENT. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE AMAR’E STOUDEMIRE FOUNDATION

DALLAS, TX March 8, 2015 – After the Mavericks game on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Dallas will join together to welcome professional basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire to the city. The red carpet extravaganza will be lined with celebrities, VIPs and The socialites of Dallas. The event will take place at Sfuzzi’s, located at (2600 Cedar Spring Rd). Doors will open at 9pm.

CH8oMXGiAcquired by the Mavericks on a contract buyout from the New York Knicks, Amar’e Stoudemire is a 6 time All Star who provides innumerable talents both on and off the court. The power forward once named as Florida’s “Mr. Basketball”, is also known to many as an actor, author, producer, motivational speaker and a philanthropist.
The event will include appearances from the Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Stars and more.
Sponsors and contributors to the Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation include Belvedere Vodka, Villa Shoes, Triple D Clothing and Mood DFW.

About Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation

The Amar’e and Alexis Stoudemire Foundation improves the lives of at-risk youth through education opportunities. NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire is a well-respected professional basketball player who has not only left his mark on the game, but also on the community through his award-winning outreach. He is an honored member of the African country of Mali’s basketball commission and he was named Good Will Ambassador to the country of Sierra Leone. Through his Foundation, Amar’e has been able to provide needed resources for students, high school travel teams, basketball tournaments and projects abroad.
www.amarestoudemire.com

About Mood DFW

Mood DFW was created by two of Dallas’ most ambitious nightlife enthusiasts. Nightlife influencer, socialite and VIP host Michelle Milton also known as Chelley Bee and celebrity DJ and photographer Latosha Duffey also known as Dj Duffey. The premise of Mood DFW is to provide one of a kind pop up parties, and one-off special events crafted to the needs of each individual project. With an extensive list of celebrity clientele and VIP connections throughout the country, the brand hopes to bring and emulate the excitement of popular branded cities such as Miami, Las Vegas, L.A, and New York to Dallas.
www.mooddfw.net

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For more information or Media Credentials please contact Nina Zavala by email at Nina@NinaZavalaGroup.com or by phone 254-220-8178

Who: Belvedere Vodka, MoodDFW, and Amar’e Stoudemire Foundation
When: Tuesday March 10, 2015 9:00pm (CST)
Where: SFUZZI (2600 Cedar Springs RD) – Gables Villa Rosa