Pride Football Club Uses UNEQUAL EXO Armor to Create "The Most Protected Football Team in America"

Wed May 30, 2012 12:44pm EDT

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  FORNEY, TX, May 30 (Marketwire) -- 
Pride Football Club is proud to announce that it has created the "Most
Protected Football Team in America" using advanced, proprietary EXO Armor
provided by UNEQUAL Technologies(R), the premier provider of head and
body armor for soldiers and athletes. Pride Football Club, based in
Forney, TX, is committed to promoting safety in sports, ensuring kids
play against opponents their own age, which is both safer and allows
players to see more time on the field. UNEQUAL(R) is a national sponsor
of the Pride Football Club and shares its passion for safety in sports.
The company will provide EXO Armor, its military grade gear fused with
Kevlar(R), to Pride's youth football players in an effort to
significantly reduce the potential for bodily and head injuries.

    According to Safe Kids USA, more than 3.5 million kids under age 14
receive medical treatment for sports injuries each year and injuries
associated with participation in sports and recreational activities
account for 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries among children in
the United States. In addition, and among athletes ages 5 to 14, 28
percent of youth football players incur an injury during the season. A
2011 study conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and
Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital found
that an estimated 5.25 million football-related injuries among children
and adolescents between 6 and 17 years of age were treated in U.S.
emergency departments between 1990 and 2007.

    "Football is one of the most popular sports played by young athletes, but
unfortunately, it is also the number one sport associated with youth
athletic injuries," stated Rob Vito, president of UNEQUAL Technologies.
"UNEQUAL is committed to protecting athletes against the potential of
injuries associated with high impact sports -- such as football. We are
thrilled to provide Pride advanced protection so their players can safely
enjoy the game to its fullest. We wish all the Pride teams luck in the
2012 season."

    To increase safety on the field, all Pride football helmets will be
fitted with UNEQUAL CRT (concussion reduction technology). CRT is a
supplemental pad that may reduce the possibility of head injury. CRT,
constructed with military grade composite fused with Kevlar(R), can be
customized and conformed to virtually any shape or size. Just cut, peel
and stick it to the existing helmet padding for extra protection in all
types of helmets including football, baseball, lacrosse, hockey, skating,
snowboarding, skate boarding, climbing, equestrian, biking, motorcycling
and other sports or activities that require helmets.

    "We're excited to partner with Unequal and their amazing protection. Our
board unanimously agreed that it was our obligation to provide the safest
equipment available to all of our players. Our players will go into the
2012 season more protected and ready for battle," stated Don Vrana
managing member of the Pride Football Club.

    About UNEQUAL Technologies
 UNEQUAL Technologies is the leading provider
of supplemental protection for sports and military. UNEQUAL EXO Armor was
born on the battlefield and forged on the gridiron. EXO is a highly
advanced supplemental protection that may reduce the possibility of
injury. It is a military grade composite fused with Kevlar(R) engineered
for maximum protection. EXO produces superior shock-blocking properties
that may help dramatically reduce impact shock and blunt force trauma
generated by sports and military encounters. EXO Armor is worn by
professionals, college athletes and youth athletes in football, baseball,
lacrosse, X-treme sports, contact sports and other activities. With more
than 67 US and International patents and patents pending, UNEQUAL EXO has
been tested by independent and OEM facilities. In addition, top
universities have validated Unequal's effectiveness in reducing blunt
force impact. For more information, visit www.unequal.com.

    About Pride Football Club
 The Pride Football Club is one of the most
progressive youth football organizations in the country. Pride players
have the opportunity to play against kids their own age in our age-pure
system. Each player is taught age-appropriate fundamental football in a
positive environment. The team is committed to teaching sportsmanship
while building self-esteem and confidence in our young athletes. Each
member of the coaching staff undergoes a background check and is
certified by USA Football, a nationally recognized governing organization
for youth athletics. Each year Pride football players and cheerleaders
get to experience what it is like to play and perform in first class high
school stadiums, SMU's Ford Stadium, and Cowboys Stadium. In partnership
with USA Football, the Pride hosted the 2011 North Texas Association of
Youth Football regional playoffs and the first annual USAF Texas State
championships. To learn more about the Pride Football Club, visit
www.prideyouthfootball.com. 

    

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