D3O, the global leader in impact protection, is excited to announce that it has been recognised by the National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) as the winner of its Industry Catalyst All-Star award. D3O will formally receive the prestigious accolade at the US based association’s 53rd Annual Management Conference and 19th Annual team Dealer Summit, taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona from 21-24 May 2017.

The All-Star awards aim to commend the efforts and achievements made by companies within the sporting goods industry during the previous year. The Industry Catalyst Award, which has been presented to the likes of VICIS, Inc., Bauer Hockey and OrderMyGear in the past, recognises companies that implement measures to advance and spark innovation in the sporting goods industry, raising the standard and excellence through innovation.

Louise Wilson, Head of Marketing & Communications at D3O said:

D3O impact protection technologies were born out of the sports market and we are honoured to be recognised by NSGA. This award further validates our ongoing commitment to keep athletes safe in sport through the development of innovative, high performance protective solutions with our global partner brands.

The award, which now enters its sixth year, is one of two to be handed out in Arizona in May. Fleet Feet Sports Baton Rouge has been recognised as the Community Collaboration winner for 2017 for its grassroots relief work during the summer flooding in and around Baton Rouge, LA. Award winners were chosen by a committee of NSGA members through a nomination process.

Matt Carlson, NSGA President & CEO said:

“The worthy recipients of this year’s All-Star Awards have gone above and beyond supporting the Sporting Goods Industry. It is a tremendous honour to be able to recognize their contributions at our annual Management Conference and Team Dealer Summit this. May and to celebrate their accomplishments with their industry peers.”

D3O was born out of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, where its low profile, protective gear was used by winter sports brand Spyder in the US and Canadian ski team race suits. Over a decade later, D3O continues to pioneer in sport, delivering impact protection solutions to applications in American football, baseball, ice hockey, snowboarding, mountain biking, lacrosse, water sports and more. D3O® technology is used by global sports brands including Schutt Sports, CCM Hockey, Scott Sports, Under Armour, ENERTOR and Warrior.

To read more about the 2017 NSGA All-Star Awards and past winners, click here.

More about the Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit
The NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit is the longest-running, most successful leadership event in the sporting goods industry. Top executives and decision makers from sporting goods retailers, team dealers, manufacturers, sales agencies and industry supporting vendor companies gather for education, best-in-class networking, impactful speakers and industry recognition. During the event, Larry Aasheim, retired President and founder of Universal Athletic, and Kevin Plank, CEO and Founder of Under Armour will join the iconic list of more than 160 men and women in the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame. For more information about the Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit, please visit nsga.org/conference.

About NSGA
Since 1929, the National Sporting Goods Association has been the leading voice and go-to resource for the sporting goods industry. NSGA helps the sporting goods industry grow its businesses through research, advocacy and networking. For more information about membership or NSGA’s products and services, please visit nsga.org.