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Valparaiso, Indiana (PRWeb) June 2010—Valparaiso University will become the first NCAA® Division I
College to select Connor Sport’s Flooring’s new environmentally and performance-designed
athletic flooring system.

“With the subfloor manufactured from recycled engineered polymer, Connor’s GreenPlay system not only
is the most environmentally friendly sports surface, it meets and exceeds the most demanding DIN
standards for athletic floors,” said Ron Cerny, President and CEO of Connor Sport Court International.

“The subfloor panels offer the capability to be recycled again when the life of the floor is
complete.” GreenPlay also helps contribute toward building LEED certification, Cerny added.
For more details on GreenPlay go to

First grade maple hardwood will be used on
the surface of the main floor. Total floor size
will be 25,000 square feet.

Mark LaBarbera, Valparaiso’s Director of
Athletics, will oversee the project, due for
completion in August. Working with him
is Ron Dudzik, Midwest Regional Manager
for Connor Sports Flooring.

“We are excited to be installing the GreenPlay
flooring system in the Athletics-Recreation
Center here on our campus. Our coaches
were impressed with the overall feel of the
floor and the quality of Connor installations.
This system is a great opportunity for Valpo to provide our student-athletes with a better practice and
competition environment in a more ecologically friendly manner,” said LaBarbera. For more information
about Valparaiso University go to

“Connor’s new GreenPlay sacrifices nothing in terms of performance,” said Dudzik. “In fact
GreenPlay’s unique Impact Isolation Panel design controls the ‘area of deflection’ for optimum
shock absorption across the entire floor.”

GreenPlay also offers “Two-Stage Resilience,” with specifically-located isolation ridges that
provide quick response for lighter loads, and a second stage response for more aggressive
impact, said Dudzik.

Valparaiso University is home to the Crusaders, who compete in the Horizon League
Conference. They played their first basketball during the 1917-18 season. Valpo’s basketball
team has appeared in seven NCAA Tournaments. Under Men’s Head Coach Homer Drew the
men’s basketball team became a conference power beginning in 1988.
Valparaiso University to Install New GreenPlay™ Athletic Flooring System by Connor
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