We received an American Inventor Final 4 Update on Erik Thompson, the inventor of the CatchVest.
THE PITCH COACH PRESS RELEASEErik & Danard
For Immediate Release
ABC AMERICAN INVENTOR FINALIST ERIK THOMPSON SCORES A TOUCHDOWN! WITH THE INVENTOR SHOW, MR. THOMPSON'S "CATCHVEST" WAS PICK-UP BY THE SHOW AND HE WAS AWARD $50,000 AS AN ADVANCE ON FUTURE ROYALTIES, THE PRODUCT IS BEING ENDORSE BY ALL- PRO WIDE RECIEVER JERRY RICE.
Detroit, Michigan August 06, 2006-- The CATCH VEST, aka the receiver trainer pole, helps train receivers to catch the football out in front with their hands instead of with their chest.
ABC, Freemantle Media North America Inc. and it's affiliates of the show American Inventor have agreed to pickup the rights to manufacture and produce Mr. Thompson's CATCH VEST. As an added bonus All- Pro wide receiver JERRY RICE has endorse the product.
Mr. Thompson was awarded $50,000 as an advancement toward future royalties
and will be presenting other sports training products at the American Football
Coaches Association in January of 2007 in San Antonio, Texas.
This is truly a brilliant invention. It is simple, yet the hundreds of millions of football fans and players would never have realized it's affect. This device appears to dramatically reduce the learning curve for catching a football. Quarterbacks everywhere are celebrating.
After being a finalist on the American Inventor, Erik Thompson and Danard Bailey have started their own website called thepitchcoach.com where you can hire Erik and Danard to motivate your team or company and will soon be selling a DVD called "the Pitch Coach" to teach other inventors how to pitch their inventions to industry.
Erik and Danard are currently preparing to do a nationwide tour of seven major cities to help fellow inventors prepare their pitch for the upcoming second season of American Inventor.
Its good to hear that Erik is doing well. Erik and Danard, good luck on your new venture. Please keep us up to date on what happens next.