FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEPTEMBER 16, 2013
USA Racquetball and World Outdoor Racquetball Expand Partnership
Colorado Springs, Colo. and Lake Oswego, Ore. – USA Racquetball and World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) today announced the expansion of their partnership. Known as the preeminent organization in outdoor racquetball, WOR will continue to sanction its tournaments with USA Racquetball through 2014.
Beyond providing sanctioning services, USA Racquetball looks forward to increasing collaboration with WOR to increase participation in and coverage of its events. “USA Racquetball is proud to continue its partnership with WOR and expand our collaboration efforts,” remarked Steve Czarnecki, USA Racquetball Executive Director. “We view outdoor racquetball as a very important and growing part of the sport.”
"WOR appreciates and is excited to expand our agreement and support from USA Racquetball and looks forward to a partnership that promotes the entire sport of racquetball," said Hank Marcus, WOR Executive Director.
Greg Lewerenz, WOR National Director commented, "WOR is excited and proud to continue partnering with USA Racquetball to jointly promote and grow the sport. It will be due to this cooperation and leadership between these two leading organizations, that racquetball will see a return to national prominence."
About USA Racquetball
USA Racquetball, founded in 1969, is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport. The organization annually conducts six national championships and sanctions hundreds of tournaments for players of all ages and skill levels. The organization also organizes the Adult and Junior National Racquetball Teams, oversees the Official Rules of Racquetball, administers National Player Rankings, manages a college scholarship program, and supports the introduction of new players to the sport.
About World Outdoor Racquetball
WOR, founded in 2004, is the parallel universe to the traditional sport of racquetball played by millions in clubs throughout the country. The rules are the same, the racquets and ball are similar but the attitude and action take this variation of the sport to a whole new level in the fresh air and bright sunshine. WOR hosts events throughout the United States and Mexico including the annual WOR Championships in Huntington Beach, Calif. and the 3 Wallball World Championships on the Strip in Las Vegas.
Steve Czarnecki, Executive Director, USA Racquetball, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hank Marcus, Executive Director, WOR, WORoutdoorRBall@aol.com