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Year was good for NSGA: Growth continues

The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) has continued to grow and increase its member services, it reports in its year-end report.


The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) has continued to grow and increase its member services, it reports in its year-end report. “The Association has maintained membership stability, with more than 250 new members through the first 10 months of 2002,” said NSGA President & CEO James L. Faltinek. Among accomplishments in 2002: NSGA re-launched its website at www.nsga.org with an online version of the NSGA Buying Guide and the new NSGA Online New Products Directory. In the spring, the association fought against a proposed tax on sports licensed products considered by the Minnesota legislature in a bill to fund a new stadium for the Minnesota Twins. That unfair tax was eliminated from the final bill. NSGA also went to Washington, D.C, to lobby senators and representatives on behalf of the renamed Carol M. White Physical Education Program, which had been known as the PEP Act.