Pottstown, PA—Schuylkill Valley Sports President, Jerry Williams, serves on the board of the National Sporting Goods Association and recently visited Congress to lobby on behalf of the PHIT Act (Personal Health Investment Today).  SVS continues to support this bipartisan piece of legislation that will allow the use of Pre-Tax Medical Accounts, such as Flexible Spending Accounts or Health Saving Accounts, towards physical activity.  If passed that money could be used to cover physical activity expenses such as:

  • youth & adult sports league fees
  • health club memberships
  • exercise classes
  • sports & fitness equipment
  • youth camps & more

As healthcare costs continue to skyrocket, reports show that youth are becoming more and more inactive, contributing to one in three now overweight.  Jerry Williams mentioned, “there surprisingly was bi-partisan support, has already passed in the House of Representatives and has a good chance to be enacted into law this year”.

About SVSports: Founded in 1971, Schuylkill Valley Sports is a full-service sporting goods retailer and team athletic dealer with 13 current store locations and a comprehensive e-commerce website, and has been serving the Tri-State area for over 48 years.  Schuylkill Valley Sports carries all major athletic brands of footwear, clothing, equipment, fan gear and licensed collectibles- featuring top brands Adidas, UnderArmour, Nike, Rawlings, Easton, Wilson, New Balance and Asics. The company also offers custom screen-printing and embroidery services, outfitting teams, leagues, businesses, organizations, high schools, and colleges…as well as free custom webpages for spirtwear fundraisers for its team & group customers.  For more information visit svsports.com.  Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram for the latest information on local appearances, special events and new product releases.