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USA Volleyball Signs Partnership with Liberty Mutual Insurance

By Bill Kauffman | Dec. 10, 2012, 4:50 p.m. (ET)

Bill Kauffman
USA Volleyball Communications
Phone: 719-228-6800
Email: bill.kauffman@usav.org
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 10, 2012) – USA Volleyball announced today that Liberty Mutual Insurance has signed a sponsorship agreement to become the National Governing Body’s “Official Insurance Company Partner of USA Volleyball” and “Official Insurance Company Partner of the USA Volleyball National Teams.” The agreement extends through Sept. 30, 2016.

“USA Volleyball is pleased and proud to announce Liberty Mutual as our Official Insurance Partner and to embrace its Responsible Sports initiative,” USA Volleyball Secretary General Kerry Klostermann said. “The values and mission of Liberty Mutual and USA Volleyball are deeply aligned and we look forward to a long and mutually supportive relationship.”

Liberty Mutual Insurance has a history of supporting youth and amateur sports, celebrating responsibility in sport in America. Through its Responsible Sports™ program, Liberty Mutual supports volunteer youth sports coaches and parents who help children succeed both on and off the field. Since 2007, the Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports program has formed partnerships with the Positive Coaching Alliance, Amateur Softball Association of America, American Youth Soccer Organization, USA Hockey, USA Wrestling and US Youth Soccer to support their goals.

Under the USA Volleyball agreement, Liberty Mutual Insurance will continue to promote its brand through the Responsible Sports program to USA Volleyball members and fans with web content, newsletters, magazine articles and event integration. For more information on the Responsible Sports program, visit www.responsiblesports.com.

“Community embodiment of sportsmanship and personal responsibility is essential to provide an enriching youth sports environment,” said Julie Brassard, Liberty Mutual Insurance director of sponsorships. “We value partners like USA Volleyball that share a similar passion for championing the positive life lessons taught through youth sports.”

About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the sport of Volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball is responsible for both the Olympic disciplines of indoor volleyball and beach volleyball. USA Volleyball has 300,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $20 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men’s and women’s senior national team programs, youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education and certification programs, grassroots development, and programs for the disabled and Paralympic Teams. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information please visit usavolleyball.org.

About Liberty Mutual Insurance
“Helping people live safer, more secure lives” since 1912, Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified global insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2011 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 84th on the Fortune 500 list of largest U.S. corporations based on 2011 revenue. The company has over 50,000 employees located in more than 900 offices throughout the world.

The sixth-largest auto and home insurer in the U.S., Liberty Mutual Insurance (www.libertymutual.com) sells full lines of coverage for automobile, homeowners, valuable possessions, personal liability, and individual life insurance. The company is an industry leader in affinity partnerships, offering auto and home insurance to employees and members of more than 14,000 companies, credit unions, professional associations and alumni groups.

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