Hacky Sack

Wham-O® toys form deep emotional connections with people over time. They're among the best-known outdoor brands, at a time when the backyard is the new vacation spot! You couldn’t be a kid and grow up without playing with Wham-O toys.

Wham-O is a lifestyle brand that has been synonymous with fun, play and active sports ever since Arthur “Spud” Mellin and Richard Knerr founded the company almost 75 years ago! Wham-O manufactures and markets some of the most highly recognizable consumer brands in the world today, including classics like Frisbee® discs, Slip ’N Slide® water slides, Hula Hoop® toy hoops, Hacky Sack®, Super Ball®, Trac-Ball®, and Boogie® Body Boards. Wham-O sports appeal to all ages! They're steeped in the cultural tradition of classic, well-made toys.

The Frisbee® and Hula Hoop® were inducted into the National Toy Industry Hall of Fame (1998, 1999). The Super Bowl name came from the Super Ball and is also on exhibit in the Strong Museum! Wham-O toys are sold in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Japan, Korea, and Australia. Watch a classic Wham-O Hacky Sack TV commercial!

Fun Facts about Hacky Sack:

*  By 2018 - Over 25 million footbags sold.
*  1972 - The Footbag (Hacky Sack) was invented by John Stalberger and Mick Marshall and sold 2 million prior to 1983.
*  1979 - Stalberger and Ted Huff formed NHSA, the National Hacky Sack Association.
*  1983 - Wham-O introduces Hacky Sack.
*  1984 - World Footbag Association (WFA) formed in Golden, Colorado.
*  Wham-O marketed Hacky Sack as a soccer training aid.
*  1984 - World Footbag Association (WFA) formed in Golden, Colorado.
*  1994 - International Footbag Players' Association (IFPA) serves as the intl governing body. *  *  2000 - International Footbag Committee (IFC) formed to sanction the rules.
*  Wham-O markets Hacky Sack as a soccer training aid.

Upcoming Birthday Celebrations:

2023 - Hacky Sack 40th birthday (1983 intro)

 

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