Newark, NJ, February 17, 2023 –Edge, the region’s nonprofit research and education network and technology partner, has announced a partnership with Keystone Sports Construction, to make their design-build and support services for technology-enabled sports surfaces available via EdgeMarket. EdgeMarket provides safe, simple, smart technology procurement options for higher education and public sector entities. As the result of a thorough RFP process, EdgeMarket has awarded a contract which will give its participants the ability to efficiently and affordably procure smart athletic surfaces.
Technology-enabled athletic surfaces allow institutions, athletes, and coaches to optimize athletic performance and health outcomes via a wealth of data generated during the course of athletic activity. With years of experience in the industry and as a member of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), Keystone Sports Construction (Keystone) has the credentials and expertise to design, engineer, construct and care for a variety of cutting edge smart athletic surfaces.
“As the internet of things has evolved and matured, technology has become integrated with activities we once thought unimaginable,” said Dan Miller, Associate Vice President, EdgeMarket. Miller continued, “Flash forward to 2023 and smart athletic surfaces represent a burgeoning and ever-evolving technological innovation–one that Edge is pleased to bring to its member community. . With access to Keystone’s solutions and services, we’re able to help our community achieve the athletic components of their respective missions by enabling athletic departments to better serve their student-athletes through the use of technology and data.”
“At Keystone, we have served hundreds of educational clients in New Jersey and the surrounding Mid-Atlantic region, including Union City Public Schools, Millburn Township Public Schools, and Stockton University,” said Benjamin Seleznow, Vice President of Keystone Sports Construction. “Our surfaces have provided an enhanced athletic experience for hundreds of thousands of student-athletes and we are thrilled to now be able to offer these cutting-edge solutions to even more institutions nationwide through our partnership with Edge”
In addition to providing top-of-the-line athletic facilities, Keystone’s partnership with Edge will also support the many benefits that sports and physical activity bring to students and community members. Studies have shown that participation in sports can improve physical and mental health, increase academic achievement, and foster teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. Sports also bring communities together and provide a sense of pride and unity. Keystone is committed to supporting these positive impacts through its high-quality sports construction solutions.
Existing Edge members and other institutions interested in leveraging the EdgeMarket purchasing consortium for access to Keystone’s smart athletic surface solutions can learn more about streamlined technology purchasing and preferred pricing at https://njedge.net/solutions/edgemarket/.
Founded in 2000, Edge, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, serves as a purpose-built research and education wide area network and technology solutions partner. Edge connects members with affordable, easy access to high-performance optical networking, commodity Internet and Internet2 services, and a variety of technology-powered products, solutions, and services. The Edge member consortium consists of colleges and universities, K-12 schools and districts, government entities, healthcare networks, and businesses spread throughout the continental US. The group is governed by the New Jersey Presidents’ Council with offices in Newark, Princeton, and Wall Township, NJ. For more information, please visit: www.njedge.net.
AVP for Marketing and Communications, Edge