ATHENS, Ga., Aug. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports Illustrated's Peter King, author of the popular "Monday Morning Quarterback" column on SI.com, has embarked on his annual NFL training camp tour and EvoShield, the nation's fastest-growing maker of protective sports gear, is driving the bus.
King, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated who is well-regarded as the NFL's ultimate insider, is calling on some two dozen pro training camps throughout August, providing the most up-to-date insight on the season ahead. From the Southeast to the Northeast and then into the Midwest, the award-winning sports journalist and his staffers are traveling in the state-of-the-art EvoShield RV. Their latest team-by-team updates and behind-the-scenes training camp accounts are available on SI.com and King's Twitter page.
"The training camp tour is something I look forward to every year – it's a fun, exciting time to be around the league. With all that's happening with each club, our preseason NFL diaries have a huge fan following," said King. "EvoShield makes for a great tour partner, and they're a great fit given that more than 350 college and pro teams are on board with their products."
Washington Redskins rookie quarterback and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner, Robert Griffin III, has been wearing EvoShield's protective gear since his Freshman year at Baylor and signed a partnership with the Company earlier this year. EvoShield's line of protective apparel has attracted a legion of additional supporters from the NFL ranks, including Matthew Stafford, Michael Vick, Kevin Kolb, Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas and Colt McCoy.
EvoShield's unique "Gel-to-Shell" fitting process allows athletes to mold their own lightweight protective equipment, for a custom fit to their bodies. The distinctive Shields, made of ultra-thin, composite material, disperse energy better than traditional foam and plastic gear, providing players the protection they need without any sacrifice of performance.
"Our products are designed to protect the best athletes in football," said Bob Pinckney, the chief executive officer of EvoShield, which is based in Bogart, Ga., near Athens. "By partnering up with SI.com and Peter King – pro football's premier writer – for the 2012 SI-EvoShield NFL Training Camp Trip, we're able to remind entire team rosters about the importance of wearing the right protective gear."
EvoShield products deliver superior protection not just for professional athletes, but for sports competitors of all ages. The groundbreaking safety gear is designed to protect participants at all levels and across a number of sports, including football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, ice hockey and more. Available nationwide, EvoShield products are sold in a variety of retail outlets. For more information, visit www.evoshield.com.
For the latest in-depth football intelligence from the SI-EvoShield NFL Training Camp Trip, visit Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback column on SI.com.