Stadia Sports Grill Teams Up with YOUTH AID and Novusport to Host Olympics Viewing Parties on August 10 and 11, 2012

Houston, TX, August 04, 2012 --( Stadia Sports Grill, a local contemporary sports restaurant and lounge, YOUTH AID, an anti-bullying educational organization, and Novusport, a social media sports game, have partnered to host Olympics viewing parties at all five Houston area Stadia locations (Sugar Land, Pearland, Katy, Cinco Ranch and The Woodlands) on August 10 from 11:30a.m. to 8:30p.m. and August 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The parties provide a venue for patrons to enjoy the Olympics while cheering on our local athletes.

The competition coverage of Olympics Taekwondo champions and Sugar Land natives, Steve and Diana Lopez, is anticipated to air during the parties. Tormented by bullying from an early age, their motivational life story from hardships to healing through the disciplined techniques of martial arts will eventually reach millions around the world through their Olympics participation as well as YOUTH AID’s programs.

Invited guests include all the students (and their families) of the Lopez Taekwondo Academy, friends of the Lopezes, and other local VIPs. All three companies invite supporters to attend.

“Stadia Sports Grill wanted to be involved in the great heroism shown by our local Olympics athletes and support a great community event,” says Randall Sjolander, general manager of Stadia’s newest location in Sugar Land. “Collaborating with YOUTH AID and Novusport is a natural fit for Stadia’s community mindedness.”

Every seven minutes a child is bullied in Texas. YOUTH AID provides anti-bullying preventative educational programs throughout Texas. The Lopez family lends their support by speaking out against bullying and endorsing YOUTH AID’s mission: to focus on preventing bullying, cyberbullying, and other forms of abuse through educational efforts and resources.

“Hosting this event is an opportunity to show our appreciation for all our local Olympians,” says Jason Jimenez, YOUTH AID board vice president. “Specifically, the Lopez family has provided overwhelming support for YOUTH AID and our mission. Additionally, forming a relationship with growing local businesses such as Stadia and Novusport will help YOUTH AID communicate its message while creating awareness for these brands and their altruistic commitments to the community.”

The first 100 customers at each Stadia location will receive an American flag to wave. During the parties, a “Best Olympic Costume” Contest will take place and signed Lopez memorabilia will be raffled off. Novusport will be demonstrating their application for iPhones/ iPads. Customers can participate in athletic events and see how they compare to others via the application’s “Sports Graph” technology. Novusport will award gold, silver and bronze medals at each Stadia location on both days and will award a cash prize to the overall Stadia “Challenge” winner from all five locations. YOUTH AID t-shirts will also be sold.

More about YOUTH AID

YOUTH AID raises awareness and educates kids and teens along with adults through local school, community and media programs. The organization offers a variety of resources to engage, educate and inspire everyone to join their crusade against bullying.

For information about YOUTH AID, visit the website

More about Stadia Sports Grill

Stadia Sports Grill offers great dining, music, and a variety of sporting events displayed throughout contemporary dining, lounge, and bar areas. Unique sports decor, modern high resolution TV displays, and ice cold drinks enhance our customer’s sports experience.

For information about Stadia Sports Grill, visit the website

More about Novusport

Novusport is a social media sports game that creates global competition and allows users to create their unique “Sports Graph” using video validation. The application is designed to motivate people to have an active, healthy and positive lifestyle while having fun using the application’s social media sports gamification technology. Novusport strongly believes that sports activities have the power to unify people across cultures and develop a healthier lifestyle. Houston-based startup Novusport was recently awarded “fan favorite” at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Association show in New York City and is now a Startup America Partnership member. The application is currently in its final Beta stage.

For more information about Novusport, visit the website
Sally Jozwiak