AstroTurf and The Catholic National Athletic Association Continue Partnership

CONCORD, Calif. (PRWEB) December 13, 2019

The Catholic National Athletic Association and AstroTurf are pleased to announce the continuation of their valued partnership. AstroTurf, the inventor of synthetic turf and the most innovative company in the industry, once again leads the way by partnering with visionaries and pioneers in athletics.

CNAA was born out of a need to represent the voice of Catholic Educational Athletics in local, regional and national governing bodies. CNAA also provides a platform for professional development including education, training and peer forums, as well as buying opportunities created by collective bargaining power.

With this partnership, CNAA has found a willing partner–one that has supported the organization and the schools it represents with opportunities, education, advice, promotion and consultation. AstroTurf provides financial support to assist CNAA in bolstering the reputation of catholic educational athletics and bettering its members’ athletic departments though education and training. Another major benefit of the partnership is that AstroTurf offers a discount on synthetic turf fields for CNAA members.

“We are very particular who we partner with,” said Leo Lopoz, founder of CNAA and President of Athletics at De La Salle High School. “Our relationship with AstroTurf® gives us a valued partner that has a mission that aligns with our own – to help kids succeed in sports and beyond. Their support has been instrumental in the growth of our organization and we look forward to what the next year brings with us working together to accomplish our goals.”

CNAA members are Athletic Administrators representing Catholic schools across the United States. All Catholic school programs large, small, old and new are welcome to join as members. CNAA is your organization providing a multitude of benefits all with the intent to serve you its members and all Catholic Athletic programs.

The partnership formed out of a long-standing relationship between CNAA and AstroTurf that started before CNAA took its organization to the national level. When CNAA took that step, it felt natural to form an official partnership with AstroTurf.

“AstroTurf has long had a tremendous relationship with Catholic educational institutions and we look at this partnership as a way to strengthen and improve those relationships while also looking for opportunities to build new ones,” said AstroTurf General Manager, Dominick Berarducci.

About CNAA

The mission of CNAA is to represent the voice of Catholic Educational Athletics in local, regional and national governing bodies. CNAA also provides a platform for professional development including education, training and peer forums, as well as buying opportunities created by our collective bargaining power. Learn more at

About AstroTurf:

For athletes and sport enthusiasts, AstroTurf® has redefined the way the game is played. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art, multi-sport and specialized synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit AstroTurf’s website at

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US Sports Camps Announces New California Nike Tennis Camp in Palm Springs

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (PRWEB) December 13, 2019

Minutes outside of Palm Springs, the Omni Rancho Resort is a relaxing oasis, perfect for campers, junior and adult, to experience a once-in-a-lifetime program directed by some of the world's greatest tennis coaches. Tom Fey, Lynne Rolley, and Greg Patton individually bring over 40 years of coaching experience at both a collegiate and national level.

Greg Patton, previously a Head Coach for Boise State and UC Irvine, more recently has been the U.S. Collegiate Masters’U Team Coach for eight years. During this stint, Patton guided the team to seven world championships, as well as one runner-up finish in 2010. Prior to that, Patton coached the U.S. Junior National team, leading the National Boys’ 14’s to the 2003 World Cup Championship, defeating teams from Argentina and Spain in the process.

“We are thrilled to work with Coach Fey, Rolley and Patton this summer,” says Matt Kurlander, VP of Nike Tennis Camps. “They are dedicated and knowledgeable coaches that give tennis players the tools to improve and enjoy the game.”

The Easter Bowl Junior Nike Tennis Camp runs March 27-29 and is designed for girls and boys, ages 9-18, of all skill levels.

The Nike Adult Tennis Camp at Rancho Las Palmas runs five weeks of camp from January through March.

Parents and Campers interested in the Nike Tennis Camp at Rancho Las Palmas can visit or call 1-800-645-3226 or email

About US Sports Camps

US Sports Camps (USSC), headquartered in San Rafael, California, is the world's largest sports camp network and the licensed operator of Nike Sports Camps. The company has offered summer camps since 1975 with the same mission that defines it today: to shape a lifelong enjoyment of athletics through high quality sports education and skill enhancement.

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Fort Lauderdale Country Club Celebrates Grand Opening of Renovated $3.7 Million North Course

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) December 13, 2019

Fort Lauderdale Country Club, the oldest private country club in Broward County, celebrated the grand opening of its newly renovated $3.7 million championship North Course on November 29. Members and staff officially cut the ribbon on the 18th green which was followed by a shotgun open. Later that evening guests mixed and mingled at a festive dinner.

The North Course project, begun in April 2019, underwent an extensive renovation including replacement of the greens and the provision of tees between 4,800 yards and 7,100 yards, making the course more enjoyable for both men and women of all abilities. The upgrades created an elevated level of excitement for members adding to the facility’s 18-Hole, Par 72 South Course which was built in 1926, remodeled twice and is often home to many corporate and non-profit events, annually. This renovation comes at a time when other local private golf and country clubs are closing their doors.

"We are thrilled to showcase our new North Course to existing and prospective members,” said Michael O'Brien, general manager of Fort Lauderdale Country Club. Reinvestment into a club's infrastructure is vital to the success of not only that club, but of the golf industry as a whole. This new course design will add another dimension to the extensive list of advantages that sets Fort Lauderdale Country Club apart from the competition.”

The North Course project was overseen by Kipp Schulties, principal architect of Kipp Schulties Golf Design (KSGD). Schulties’ experience in the design of championship caliber golf courses encompasses having worked with PGA Touring Professional Fred Couples and golf course architect Gene Bates for over seven years. As an independent designer, Kipp has master planned and/or designed two of the elite 27 golf resorts in the continental United States as rated by Great Golf Resorts of the World – 2000 edition. Those two facilities are the Boca Raton Resort & Club (Kipp Schulties Golf Design, Inc. with Gene Bates) and Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club.

In the Broward County area, which has numerous golf courses, Fort Lauderdale Country Club is the only private club that offers 36-holes of manicured championship golf in a forested park-like setting as well as the finest practice facility. Visually, the Club is truly a unique oasis as fairways are lined with stately native trees and palms and is lined with colorful beds of flowers, as opposed to houses.

“Our planning and design team has incorporated the newest technology to create a more strategic and challenging course for players of all abilities,” added Lee Patterson, president of Fort Lauderdale Country Club. "We couldn't be more elated with the North Course outcome and we expect it to attract new members and further our reputation for being the premier golf club in Broward County."

For more information about membership, please call (954) 318-0157, visit us online at, on Facebook at, on Instagram at @fortlauderdalecountryclub or on YouTube.

About Fort Lauderdale County Club (FLCC)

Established in 1926, Fort Lauderdale Country Club (FLCC) is the oldest private country club in Broward County. FLCC offers 36 holes of championship golf on the newly renovated North Course and South Course plus a driving range and multiple practice areas situated on 288 acres of forested parkland featuring rolling green fairways dotted with stately indigenous trees and accentuated with immaculately maintained foliage and flowers. FLCC includes a contemporary lakeside clubhouse with a center bar and sumptuous cuisine prepared by an award-winning chef. Golfers and guests can enjoy meals and snacks in the main dining room, Club Side, Men's Grill or Plantation Room. The club also houses upscale amenities including a well-stocked Pro Shop, bag storage and a cart barn offering state-of-the-art GPS-equipped electric carts. FLCC is proud to be the home of esteemed PGA teaching professionals and boasts one of the largest women’s golf associations in Broward County. FLCC is conveniently located just five miles from the beaches at 415 Country Club Circle in Fort Lauderdale. For more information about membership, please call (954) 587-4700, visit us online at, on Facebook at, on Instagram at @fortlauderdalecountryclub or on YouTube.

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