"Our experience thus far with Sport Chalet has been excellent. Our ability to outfit our teams has been made much more efficient, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Sport Chalet." In addition to creating convenient access to top apparel and equipment offered by Sport Chalet, this collaboration also includes the following benefits: Existing and new Sport Chalet Action Pass members will have the opportunity within their account profile to designate Pepperdine University as their school of choice. Upon selection, Sport Chalet will automatically donate 3.3 percent of every purchase made by the corresponding Action Pass member (in store or online) to the Waves athletics program. Sport Chalet's Thousand Oaks location will offer Pepperdine merchandise to help fans, spectators and alumni get in the school spirit. Sport Chalet Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Craig Levra commented, "We are passionate about supporting athletes at all levels, and the collegiate arena is increasingly breeding top talent. Together with Pepperdine University's Department of Athletics, we deliver a convenient and reliable channel to equip team members with the proper gear and apparel needed for training and competition. Additionally, we created an easy avenue through our Action Pass program that now allows the student body, fan and alumni communities to give back to Pepperdine's athletics program." For more information about the Pepperdine University Department of Athletics, visit: www.pepperdinesports.com . To find a Sport Chalet location or to learn more about the Action Pass program visit: www.sportchalet.com . About Sport Chalet, Inc. Sport Chalet (Nasdaq: SPCHA, SPCHB) is a premier, full service specialty sporting goods retailer featuring the industry's top sports brands in apparel, footwear, and sports equipment. Founded in 1959 by Norbert Olberz, the company has 51 stores in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah; an online store at www.sportchalet.com ; a Team Sales division; and offers more than 50 specialty services for the sports enthusiast, including online same day delivery, climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, avalanche education, and mountain trekking instruction, car rack installation, snowboard and ski rental and repair, Scuba training and certification, Scuba boat charters, team sales, gait analysis, baseball/softball glove steaming and lacing, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair at its store locations. For more information, visit Sport Chalet at www.sportchalet.com . About Pepperdine Athletics Pepperdine University boasts a one-of-a-kind athletic department with unprecedented success for a school of its size. The Waves have won NCAA Division I championships in five different men's sports one of just 16 schools to have accomplished this feat and nine overall. Of this elite group, Pepperdine has the smallest undergraduate enrollment and is the only school not affiliated with a BCS-level conference. The Waves have earned the Division I-AAA All-Sports Trophy, an award based on postseason success that's given to the top non-football school, three times (most recently in 2011-12). Located in scenic Malibu, Calif., the university overlooks the Pacific Ocean and its campus and athletic facilities are regularly voted among the nation's most beautiful.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
A man describes an unhappy episode in his life, with the camera focusing first on his face. He is an African-American with a sad voice and sad eyes. The man describes how hazard brutally interrupted what might have been the game of his life, and you automatically pictures MBA scenes against the white wall behind him. You think that is a hospital wall, you believe that a remote controller is what an excellent athlete has left from his dynamic former life, and you sympathize.
But, as the camera backs off, and the story is more precise, your mental picture is contradicted. The wall belongs to a nice sitting room where this couch potato is perfectly happy with a joystick, not a remote controller in his hand, while depicting himself as a victim of his electricity provider. This hilarious commercial expresses credibly the ineffectiveness of serious solicitors when faced with imaginary trauma, but ends with a commonsensical advice which only reinforces the funny side: Don't forget, you need to be injured!
Apart from commercials, the internet presents curious readers with lots of funny quotes taken directly from real life reimbursement requests. The more serious the situation we perceive underneath, the funniest we find the way claimants expressed it. If these quotes are not faked, descriptions such as: "An invisible car came out of nowhere, hit my car and vanished", "A truck backed through my windshield into my wife's face", or the truly murderous "A pedestrian hit me and went under my car" have actually been written by legally responsible adults filling in claim forms.
Nevertheless, in a solicitor's office these twisted testimonies are no object of fun. Experienced solicitors know many of these apparently funny stories are the result of claiming, for the good reasons or not, very soon after the collision occurred. They are the direct expression of an emotional and mental gap between unwanted irreversible events and the natural incapacity of the involved to adjust.
When the person who is legally responsible for a mishap is equally or even more severely affected by its consequences than the victim, no one involved remains untouched. The solicitors might lack the kind of humor that we are debating here. But they will use all their skill, their legal experience and their capacity to handle sensitive events for turning apparently funny and in true terribly sad personal injury accident claims into legal formulas of restoring normality in real victims' lives.