The 2006 WSSA World Sport Stacking Championships Draw the Fastest Competitors from around the World; Over 1,000 Competitors Set to Compete in the Ultimate Sport Stacking Championship

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WHAT:      The 4th Annual WSSA World Sport Stacking Championships,
           sanctioned by the Colorado-based World Sport Stacking 
           Association (WSSA), are scheduled for Saturday, April 8, 
           2006, at the Denver Coliseum in Denver, Colo., from 8 a.m.
           to 6 p.m. MST.

           Sport stacking is an emerging individual and team sport
           where participants stack and unstack 12 specially designed
           high-tech cups (Speed Stacks(R)) in pre-determined
           sequences with lightning quickness. This unique sport 
           promotes hand-eye coordination, ambidexterity, 
           concentration and sportsmanship. Sport stacking 
           competitions take place locally, nationally and
           internationally throughout the year, leading up to the
           World Championships. The competitors, generally aged 6-17,
           compete individually or in pairs (called "Doubles") against
           the clock for the fastest time or on relay teams in
           head-to-head competition.

WHO:       Over 1,000 of the world's fastest sport stackers are 
           expected to compete in the 2006 WSSA World Sport Stacking 
           Championships. In addition to many American sport stackers 
           from more than 20 states, international competitors will be
           representing Canada, Japan, Australia, South Africa, 
           Germany and the U.K. Many world-class stackers will be 
           hoping to secure their place in the world-record book. Nate
           Florea, a 12-year-old from Colorado Springs, will be 
           looking to defend his championship time from last year's 
           competition. Britain's fastest stacker, Kate Parker, will 
           also be vying for top honors, as well as Miriam Christ and
           Timo Reuhl, who both recently claimed titles at the WSSA 
           German National Sport Stacking Championships. Current 
           world-record holder Emily Fox, age 18, will be on hand to 
           see if any new competitors are able to break her current 
           records.

EVENTS:    Sport Stacking Competitive Events include Individuals, 
           Doubles and 4-Person Team Relays in a variety of divisions,
           which include all ages. Stackers will race in the 
           competitive sequences known as the 3-3-3, 3-6-3 and the 
           Cycle. In addition to age divisions for kids, there are 
           stacking opportunities for adults including Collegiate 
           (19-24), Masters (25-59) and Seniors (60 and above). There 
           is also a Special Stackers division for competitors with 
           special needs. Visit www.worldsportstackingassociation.org.

HISTORY:   Sport stacking (originally called "cup stacking") began in
           the early 1980s, but it wasn't until 1995 that sport 
           stacking caught the attention of Bob Fox, a Colorado PE 
           teacher, who held the state's first sport stacking 
           tournament at his elementary school. With Bob's enthusiasm,
           the sport continued to grow throughout Colorado, and the 
           tradition of an annual state tournament began in 1997. The 
           sport soon expanded to other states, and a regional 
           tournament in 2002 attracted hundreds of stackers from 
           Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and Florida. Sport stacking is 
           now practiced in all 50 states and has generated tremendous
           interest in countries from around the world. The 2006 WSSA 
           World Sport Stacking Championships will be sanctioned by 
           the World Sport Stacking Association for the fourth year in
           a row.

THE LINGO: Sport Stacking - An individual or team sport where
           participants stack and unstack 12 specially designed sport
           stacking cups in pre-determined sequences as fast as they 
           can

           Speed Stacks(R) - The official cups sanctioned by the WSSA
           for sport stacking competitions

           A Sport Stacker - An athlete who plays or competes in
           sport stacking

           World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) - As the governing
           body for sport stacking, the WSSA standardizes rules and 
           regulations, provides a uniform framework for sport 
           stacking events and sanctions sport stacking competitions 
           and records. Formed in 2001, the WSSA promotes the 
           advancement of sport stacking worldwide. 
           (www.worldsportstackingassociation.org)

Contacts

World Sport Stacking Association
Pola Metz, 303-917-4171
pmetz@worldsportstackingassociation.org
or
Play Along, Inc.
Jen Bernstein, 954-596-2210
Mobile: 305-788-6878
jbernstein@playalongtoys.com

Contacts

World Sport Stacking Association
Pola Metz, 303-917-4171
pmetz@worldsportstackingassociation.org
or
Play Along, Inc.
Jen Bernstein, 954-596-2210
Mobile: 305-788-6878
jbernstein@playalongtoys.com