Along with a group of other possible providing agencies such as the American Hiking Society and the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association, the Outdoor Industry Association took part in a daylong discussion with federal agencies in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. The meeting was to help the associations and other interested parties focus on what they can do to help bring President Bush's fitness initiative to fruition (Click here for our story on that initiative). Said OIA attendee, President Frank Hugelmeyer, "This is clearly going to take some time to build some momentum." It seems the government hopes for the goals to be realized but so far hasn't put any money behind it, although Congress supports the proposals.
SGMA fitness advocacy event in D.C. postponed
The first-ever fitness industry advocacy event planned for Washington, D.C., by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association has been postponed from its early March date to late September. With the date coming fast, a key legislative representative in the association's office ...read more