POSTED ON 4/18/11 | Connor Sport Court Provides Gymnasium for ABC Television’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Last night’s ABC Television show, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, featured a gymnasium floor provided by Connor Sport Court International (CSCI).
The house was built from the ground up for Carl Hall and his family. Hall, a former Wichita State University baseball star, was paralyzed from the neck down after a traffic crash in Kingman County, Kansas, in June, 2010.
Hall, who was Missouri Valley Player of the Year in 1994, had been living with his wife and four children in a bi-level house in West Wichita but had to move since it wasn’t suitable for a wheelchair. They had been living in a rented two-bedroom duplex with a converted garage.
Connor Sport Court, with headquarters in Salt Lake City, provided the new house with sports flooring, a wall mounted hoop system, wall trim, labor to install the surface, as well as multiple accessories.
“We were glad to be invited to join the Wichita community and Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition, in honoring Carl Hall. His courage and indomitable spirit, despite incredible personal challenges, is something to be admired by everyone,” said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of Connor Sport Court International.
Sport Court team members from Kansas, Missouri, and Utah contributed to the success of the project, including James Burdett from Salt Lake City; Tim Green, Mike Brunsky and Craig Sherman, all of Kansas.
About Connor Sport Court International
More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Founded in 1872, Connor sports floors have established themselves as the standard for professional and collegiate sports. Connor is a member of the Maple Flooring Manufacturer’s Association. Connor also offers wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which identifies products from responsibly-managed forests. Hardwood used in the courts is from a renewable resource, with the U.S. growing six times more hardwood than is harvested each year. Sport Court® is a registered trade mark of Connor Sport Court International. Since 1974, it has identified the original and authentic modular sport surface, continuously improved and patented to provide the highest levels of quality and performance. Connor Sport Court is proud to be the only sports surfacing company in the world that is independently audited and verified as “Zero Waste” and fully ISO 9001:2008 certified.
For more Connor Sport Court information contact: Jeff Morton, Marketing Manager, Connor Sport Court 801-712-6411 [email protected]
About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now in its 8th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.