HYDRO BALLS, HOOPS & LACROSSE STICKS LOOK GOOD, PERFORM GREAT SO KIDS MAKE A SPLASH EVERYTIME!

Choose Your Favorite Sport At Booth 4901 Then Sample Over A Dozen Games Boasting Trend-Forward Patterns In This Year’s Tribal or Taper

Virginia Beach, VA (February 1, 2017) – Pickleball, Football, Volleyball? With Hydro’s incredible line of all-condition recreational sports gear, kids are enticed to get out there and make a splash every day. The backyard, lakeside or pool are ideal spots for these 100% waterproof toys that allow uninterrupted play. Plus they look good and perform great! Toss or take a swing with Hydro Football ($12.99), Hydro Lacrosse ($12.99) or Hydro Spring Hoops ($19.99) at COOP Sports’ Booth 4901 at the American International Toy Fair.

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The COOP brand originated with a simple idea to make sports products from neoprene – the same material used in wetsuits. Their popular Hydro line has been a consistent best seller. As their website, http://www.coop-sports.com, explains, “all COOP Hydro balls feature covers with trend-forward graphics that we change every year to reflect the styles kids want the most. The covers aren’t just nice to look at – they are made from a high-quality material that won’t get heavy or waterlogged when it hits the water and provides virtually sting-less play.”

New for 2017 play are two Hydro designs: Tribal and Taper. Look for the surfer-inspired equipment at Walmart, Target, Toys R Us, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and of course, online.

When it’s time for play, kids are introduced to various sports at school and around the neighborhood. While soccer, basketball and football games continue to fill the bleachers; other sports can be just as fun. COOP suggests a round with these water sports — Whistle Dart ($8.99), Paddle Pickle Ball ($7.99) or Subskate ($14.99) among many outdoor options.

One sport kids might try – and is gaining popularity nationwide — is lacrosse. Instead of on turf, practice in the water with Hydro Lacrosse. With its contoured design and soft foam handles, this is the perfect lacrosse set to introduce boys and girls to catching, scooping, cradling & throwing. It’s 100% waterproof so kids can practice lacrosse skills at the beach or pool. As they grow with the sport, they might take up game positions on land such as Attack, Midi, Defense or Goalie.

“Traditionally, the northeast has been known as the hotbed of lacrosse in the United States,” reported the Boston Globe in 2016. “It remains a very popular sport in Massachusetts, and New York still yields the most youth players in the country. But the sport has seen large spikes in growth throughout the south, as well as the west coast. In 2015, the University of Denver became the first NCAA Men’s Division I champion outside the Eastern Time Zone.”

Putting aside dreams of an athletic scholarship (!), the right recreational equipment is a great way to get kids to move and have a blast (or a splash). Hydro’s ball line is 100% waterproof. Its quality-patented gear performs at a big league level! That combo makes them easy to grab. For example, Hydro Football boasts tough stitching that stands up in all seasons. And their play balls are sized just right for smaller hands, so kids of all ages can join in the fun.

Hydro Football • Ages 5+ • $12.99Hydro Football • Ages 5+ • $12.99
Ready for some football? This 9.25” cool ball has real laces and a waterproof cover in bright colors. It’s sized right for hands of all ages whether the game is taking place in the backyard, in the pool or at the beach. Great features like heavy duty stitching and a durable inflatable bladder makes this a bargain at an allowance-friendly price sticker. Note to older brothers and dads, the double-tuck synthetic laces makes throwing spirals easier! This model is 100% waterproof and offers an incredible grip in or out of the water.

Hydro Lacrosse • Ages 5+ • $12.99Hydro Lacrosse • Ages 5+ • $12.99
This good-looking game set is perfect for pool, beach or backyard play. Colorful, on-trend graphics add to the fun. Includes two lacrosse sticks and one ball in each set. At this price point, pick up a few sets!

Hydro Spring Hoops • Ages 5+ • $19.99
Set up these baskets in the pool and bring your game for an inflatable basketball court. The patented inner spring provides stability in the water. Kids and grown-ups appreciate the fabric cover features sporting on-trend graphics. The enclosed inflatable ball boasts a textured grip for non-slip performance. The whole set has a twist-and-fold design for easy portability and storage. When play is over, fold the base flat and compact to tuck inside the carry/storage bag.

Hydro Wake Breaker • Ages 5+ $7.99Hydro Wake Breaker • Ages 5+ $7.99
Impress your friends with this ball that floats. Throw it like you’re skipping a rock and watch how it bounces on water! This ball is designed not to absorb water so it’s always easy to retrieve, floating atop the lake, ocean or pool. No more searching for a sunken ball. At just $7.99, the Wake Breaker won’t break the family budget either!

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About COOP Sports
At COOP, a brand marketed by Swimways Corp, we believe there’s nothing better than living an active lifestyle surrounded by friends, family, and community. COOP products support this idea by providing all conditions recreational sports gear for fun play whether you are in the backyard or at the beach. COOP’s attention to detail shows in quality construction and on-trend graphics for everyone – at any skill level. For more information about COOP, visit http://www.COOP-sports.com.

About Swimways Corp.
Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Swimways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spin Master Ltd., is a leisure and recreational water products manufacturer whose mission is making free time more fun through innovation. It is a company rich in traditional values and respected for the quality and integrity of its products and services. With distribution in over 20,000 storefronts, it markets three unique brands: SwimWays®, Kelsyus® and COOP®. The company’s diverse staff is passionate about developing fun and engaging products for kids. They are equally passionate about making sure kids are safe in and around the water and believe learning to swim is an important life skill. In 2012 they established National Learn to Swim Day, the third Saturday of May each year, dedicated to educating parents and children about water safety and the importance and benefits of learning to swim. Swimways has been helping kids learn to swim for over 50 years — longer than anyone else (except parents, of course!). For more information about Swimways, visit http://www.Swimways.com.

About Spin Master
Spin Master is a leading global children’s entertainment company that creates, designs, manufactures and markets a diversified portfolio of innovative toys, games, products and entertainment properties. Spin Master is best known for award-winning brands including Zoomer™ Dino, Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, Air Hogs®, and 2016 Toys of The Year, Bunchems and Meccanoid G15. Since 2005, Spin Master has received 82 TIA Toy of The Year (TOTY) nominations with 18 wins across a variety of product categories. Spin Master has been recognized with 13 TOTY nominations for Innovative Toy of the Year, more than any of its competitors. Spin Master is among a limited number of companies that not only develop and produce global entertainment properties, characters and content, but also monetize that content through the creation, sale and licensing of products. To date, Spin Master has produced six television series, including 2007 hit series Bakugan Battle Brawlers and its current hit PAW Patrol, which is broadcast in over 160 countries and territories globally. Spin Master employs over 1,000 people globally with offices in Canada, United States, Mexico, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and Australia.

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