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SHOCK DOCTOR® DONATES MOUTHGUARDS TO SEMPER FIDELIS ALL-AMERICAN BOWL TO HELP PROTECT ELITE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS

Elite High School Football Players to Wear Shock Doctor Mouthguards During Inaugural Collegiate Spotlight Game

MINNEAPOLIS – (Dec. 30, 2011) – Shock Doctor® – the authentic market leader and creators of innovative, unique performance-driven sports protection and the undisputed leader in mouthguard technology – announced today it is supplying mouthguards to elite high school football players participating in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and accompanying Proving Ground Football Combine at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. The Proving Ground Football Combine is an invitation-only football combine designed to showcase the next generation of football talent, and will air nationally on CBS Sports Network on Monday, Jan. 2 at 1 p.m. MST. The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, which will feature 100 of the nation’s elite high school football players, will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at 4 p.m. MST.

The Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, which partnered with JuniorRank Sports and the United States Marine Corps (USMC), spotlights elite high school football players who embody athletic, academic and character excellence and are making the transition to the college game. Players are nominated and selected based upon their national rankings as well as their ability to immediately impact their chosen college program. The JuniorRank and USMC partnership was designed to introduce young adults to the organizations’ shared belief that athletic excellence, high academic performance and core character development are key elements to creating well-rounded individuals.

“Shock Doctor is committed to athlete safety and to continually developing best-in-class sports protection,” said Jay Turkbas, Shock Doctor Senior Vice President of Product Development and Marketing. “We are happy to provide high quality mouthguards to these elite athletes who embody the spirit of our brand.”

As an expert in mouthguard science, performance and safety, Shock Doctor designs and produces the most comfortable, ultra protective mouthguards available, keeping the focus on playing a sport, not wearing a mouthguard. A variety of Shock Doctor mouthguards use Shock Doctor’s exclusive MORA (Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Appliance) performance enhancement technology to position the lower jaw down and forward to allow optimal muscular function of head and neck muscles. This has been shown in independent studies to translate to an increase in overall muscular strength and improved athletic performance. All Shock Doctor mouthguards are designed to stay firmly and comfortably in place, making it easier to breathe, speak and focus on the game.

College and professional athletes around the world, including San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin, currently use Shock Doctor’s sports protection products, having discovered Shock Doctor’s revolutionary products are proving to be vital for improved performance and superior sports protection. “Because of our leadership position in performance sports and protection, athletes know they can count on Shock Doctor for innovative products that enable them to optimize their performance while providing best-in-class protection,” said Turkbas.

In addition to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, Shock Doctor donates sports protection products to a wide variety of causes; on the forefront is military support. In 2011 Shock Doctor donated mouthguards to the Ohio Combat Veterans and forged a partnership with the military non-profit organization Defending The Blue Line.

About Shock Doctor

Shock Doctor is known as the undisputed leader in mouthguard technology and considered the leading innovator in sports protection around the globe. Their belief in combining design and technology to achieve better protection and performance is now trusted by fearless athletes in a growing number of products and sports, from youth to amateur to pro.
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About the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl

One hundred of the nation’s elite high school football players will face off in a traditional East versus West gridiron matchup, showcasing athletes who embody the Marine Corps values of honor, courage and commitment. The Proving Ground Football Combine will give viewers the chance to watch 400 of the country’s best high school football stars participate in skills competitions, showing a national audience why these impressive athletes comprise the next generation of collegiate football talent.
Learn more at www.semperfidelisbowl.com.