CLEARFIELD, Utah, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, most of us just expect the basketball hoop in our driveway to raise or lower in height to allow players of all ages, heights, and skill levels to play on the same system. But 25 years ago, an adjustable height basketball hoop was a brand new innovation that quickly revolutionized the basketball industry.
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of its industry-changing invention, Utah-based manufacturing company Lifetime Products is hosting a national "25 Hoops for 25 Years" giveaway. A total of 25 Lifetime adjustable height portable basketball hoops will be given away through random drawings on www.lifetime.com throughout the remainder of 2011.
Lifetime Products, now the world's largest manufacturer of residential basketball hoops, was founded in 1986 with the introduction of its Quick Adjust® basketball pole — the first complete basketball system you could raise up and down in just seconds with a broomstick. This convenient invention transformed the game of basketball by bringing it to your home and to your level.
Adjustable height basketball hoops raise or lower the backboard from 7.5 to 10 feet in set or infinite increments depending on the model. They are now the industry standard for residential basketball systems with various types of adjustment mechanisms.
"It is humbling to see the impact our innovations have had on the game of basketball," said Lifetime President Richard Hendrickson. "Our innovations have truly turned basketball into a fun family pastime allowing families with children of all ages to play basketball together in their own driveways, rather than being an exclusive sport for athletes at the gym."
Since inventing the first quickly adjustable home basketball system, Lifetime has continued to introduce breakthrough innovations in home basketball hoops. These innovations include: the first complete basketball system (backboard, rim, pole and base) to be packaged in one box which allowed for mass distribution at retail locations, the first blow-molded portable basketball base, and the first one-hand, pneumatic height adjustment mechanism.
Lifetime has manufactured more than 10 million adjustable basketball systems since its invention in 1986 and now sells basketball systems in 58 countries around the world.
For official "25 Hoops for 25 Years" giveaway rules and to enter, visit go.lifetime.com/25-hoops.
SOURCE Lifetime Products