NEWTOWN, Conn., May 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- NYA Sports & Fitness Center, announced that Sports Facilities Management (SFM) based out of Clearwater, Florida will become the management firm tasked with providing strategic direction and daily oversight of the non-profit sports, fitness and recreation center in Newtown, CT.
Sports Facilities Management (SFM) will work closely with the NYA Board of Directors, led by Ms. Maggie Conway, and Founder, Mr. Peter D'Amico, a distinguished local businessman and entrepreneur, who founded the Newtown Youth Academy (NYA) in 2008, establishing it as a successful non-profit organization. Committed to improving the health and well-being of athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all ages, NYA continues to play an important role in serving both Newtown and the surrounding communities.
"We are proud of all that NYA has provided to the Newtown community over the years, and we are excited by the talent, experience and resources that SFM brings to the table. We know that their involvement will only enhance the quality of the programs, services and experiences that both our members and the community have come to know and respect from NYA," Board Chair for NYA, Maggie Conway shared.
"I firmly believe we have just begun to see the potential at NYA, and that SFM's national network and industry insight will provide us with unparalleled administrative infrastructure, customer facing amenities and marketing prowess that will help to provide a new level of service to Newtown and the surrounding communities."
NYA's 90,000 square foot building, located on the Fairfield Hill campus, consists of a fitness center that offers members access to state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, free weights, personal training and custom group fitness programs. It also includes a large indoor synthetic turf field, multiple courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis with 1/12-mile track. The facility is used year-round for indoor leagues, camps, clinics and tournaments in soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, football, volleyball, tennis, and more. There are also multi-purpose spaces that are used for birthday parties and corporate business events.
NYA Sports & Fitness has a history of going above and beyond what is expected — quietly opening their doors to pro-actively collaborate with a variety of strategic partners on many innovative community programs, events and social causes. The center has become a recognized platform for initiatives that've included everything from general physical fitness, health and well-being, to programs and events like SPARK; an after-school program focused on growing social emotional intelligence through music, arts and physical activity and events, as well as Unified Sports; a middle and high school sports program, focused on mentoring, improving skills, engaging in friendly competition and promoting sportsmanship.
SFM Founding Partner and CEO, Jason Clement remarked, "We are thrilled and humbled to work with NYA. For over nine years, the NYA Board and staff have provided an extraordinary vision and commitment to the community of Newtown and we are truly honored to build upon that legacy."
"We believe in the power of sports, fitness and recreation experiences and their ability to improve the health & economic vitality of the communities we serve — and are excited to work with the NYA Board and staff, as we bring our national resources and results-driven approach to help build upon and grow the NYA vision. Strengthening communities through sports and fitness is our passion, and our entire team considers it a privilege to serve NYA, which has already established itself as a cornerstone of the Newtown community — providing a unique place where athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all ages can play, train, and socialize together."
NYA Sports & Fitness Center will be hosting a series of open houses in the coming months and is currently providing fitness programs for adults and youth, summer camps, and a variety of sports, recreation & mentoring programs. For more info, visit: www.nyasportsfitness.com.
The Sports Facilities Management (SFM) and its sister company, Sports Facilities Advisory (SFA) was founded in 2003 with corporate offices in Clearwater, FL. SFM provides turn-key outsourced management for sports, fitness, recreation and events centers. Since 2014, SFM venues have hosted more than 50 million visitors in communities nationwide. For more information, visit: www.sportadvisory.com
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