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Championship Productions Wins “Sports Training Video of the Year” Award!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, June 4, 2007

(Ames, IA) Championship Productions’ DVD, The Way of the Champion: Developing Team Unity and Leadership, has been named the 2007 ION® Training Video of the Year. Featuring noted sports psychologist, international speaker, and author Dr. Jerry Lynch, the video teaches athletes how to become leaders and to come together as one.

“Championship Productions’ The Way of the Champion: Developing Team Unity and Leadership stood out from the other entries and we have high regard for the vision and teaching behind the product,” said Positive Ions CEO/Founder Dave Behar.

The ION® Sports Product of the Year Awards highlight the sports industry’s success in developing new and innovative products while engaging retailers, sports purists, parents, and kids. As an annual, globally marketed program, the ION® Awards play a highly effective role in helping introduce, launch and place products at retail for emerging and mature companies, while engaging the active, decision making consumer. Product submissions are judged on innovation, activation, and contribution to the Sports market.

The ION® Network features a unique broadcast and social media network with 1,000+ vertical ION Channels. The ION® Network provides users with user submitted video, TV shows, video, events, information, goods and services all tailored to their interests and locale, with an emphasis on sports, kids, and family-related activities. The Network also includes original programming via the ION® Sports Channels, the ION® Cities Station Group (ionCities.com), ION® Kids Network, and several websites. ION® Contact: Steve McFadden 909.725.2750 steve@ions.com

Championship Productions, founded in 1976 by Bill Bergan, is the world’s No. 1 producer and distributor of sports instructional DVDs, videos and books. Located in Ames, IA, Championship Productions produces instructional DVDs, commercials, and also does CD/DVD duplication. Website: www.ChampionshipProductions.com

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Championship Productions Nets 3rd Telly Award in Two Years!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, May 11, 2007

(Ames, IA) For the third time in the past two years, Championship Productions has been awarded a Telly Award for excellence in video production. The award-winning title in 2007 is The Way of the Champion: Developing Team Unity and Leadership featuring Sport Psychologist, corporate consultant, and internationally-renowned speaker Jerry Lynch, PhD, who is also a national class athlete and an author of several books.

The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. The Championship Productions team unity/leadership-development title was among 13,379 entries that covered all 50 states and five continents.

The Way of the Champion: Developing Team Unity and Leadership received a “bronze” award (The Telly Awards’ second-highest honor). The bronze award scores from 7.0 to 8.9 on a 10-point scale; 18 – 25% of entrants receive a bronze.Lonnie Kragel, Championship Productions’ Senior Product Manager, said: “Every person at Championship Productions is directly tied to carrying out our mission, which is helping individuals and teams achieve success toward realizing their fullest potential … winning this award, in back-to-back years, confirms that our attention to detail, and quality, is both recognizable and noteworthy … this award is the ultimate confirmation of the quality of our product.”The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 by David E. Carter, a past Emmy® and Clio® winner, to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. Judges evaluate entries to recognize distinction in creative work — and the entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Past winners, in addition to Championship Productions, have included producers for HBO, A&E, The Discovery Channel, Sony Pictures Television, Best Western International and TBS.

Championship Productions, founded in 1976 by Bill Bergan, is the world’s No. 1 producer and distributor of sports instructional DVDs, videos and books. Located in Ames, IA, Championship Productions produces instructional DVDs, commercials, and does DVD duplication. Website: www.ChampionshipProductions.com

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Championship Productions Wins two Telly Awards!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, May 15, 2006

(Ames, IA) Championship Productions was recently honored with two Telly Awards for excellence in video production. The two award-winning titles were Duke Basketball – Breaking the Press featuring Duke University Head Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski (received the Silver Telly – the highest honor) and Introduction to Laboratory Safety, a chemistry lab safety video distributed by Flinn Scientific of Batavia, IL (received the Bronze Telly – the second-highest honor).

The Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. The two Championship Productions titles were among 12,500 entries that covered all 50 states and five continents.

“To be awarded the highest, and second-highest award for excellence in video production is a testament to the foundation of our company priorities … everything we create is centered on teamwork, personal improvement, a positive attitude, and a commitment to excellence.” said Championship Productions’ Vice President, Darryl Bennett.

The Duke Basketball – Breaking the Press video received a “silver” award, which signifies a 9.0 or higher on a 10-point scale and is their highest honor. Only 7-10% of entrants receive a silver award. The Introduction to Laboratory Safety Flinn Scientific video received a “bronze” award. The bronze award scores from 7.0 to 8.9 and 18 – 25% of entrants receive a bronze.

Lonnie Kragel, Championship Productions’ Director of Video Productions since 1993, said: “Every person at Championship Productions is directly tied to carrying out our mission, which is helping individuals and teams achieve success toward realizing their fullest potential … the awards confirm that our attention to detail and quality is both recognizable and noteworthy … earning the awards is the ultimate confirmation of the quality of our product.”

The Telly Awards was founded in 1978 by David E. Carter, a past Emmy® and Clio® winner, to honor excellence in local, regional and cable TV commercials. Today, the Telly is one of the most sought-after awards by industry leaders, from large international firms to local production companies and ad agencies. Judges evaluate entries to recognize distinction in creative work — and the entries are judged against a high standard of merit. Past winners have included producers for HBO, A&E, The Discovery Channel, Sony Pictures Television, Best Western International and TBS.

Championship Productions, founded in 1976 by Bill Bergan, is the world’s No. 1 producer and distributor of instructional DVDs, videos and books. Located in Ames, IA, Championship Productions produces instructional materials for coaches and athletes in over 20 sports.

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