Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball Senior Manager of Media Relations, Phone: 719-228-6800, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meghan Simons, Sports Imports Graphics and Communications Specialist, Phone: 614-777-2399, Email: email@example.com
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (July 1, 2013) — USA Volleyball and Sports Imports have agreed to a partnership, making Sports Imports the official indoor and outdoor net system of USA Volleyball through 2016.
Sports Imports was the first to bring a safe, in-ground net system to the United States, simplifying net set up and vastly improving the safety of the sport. Since then, Sports Imports has supplied net systems for both Men’s and Women’s NCAA Championships, the AVCA Collegiate Sand Championships and the Olympic Games.
“USA Volleyball is pleased to announce this partnership with such a trusted authority in the volleyball world,” said Kerry Klostermann, secretary general of USA Volleyball. “Sports Imports has been the equipment of choice for the Olympic Games since inception, and we are proud to partner with this world-class company.”
Through this partnership, Sports Imports will provide net systems for USAV events and facilities including the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships, USA Volleyball Beach High Performance, National Team and FIVB World League events, and the National Sitting team, as well as support USAV Coaching Education endeavors such as CAP Certifications.
“Sports Imports is excited to partner with USA Volleyball to provide safe and reliable net systems as well as support Coaching Education,” said Chief Executive Officer of Sports Imports Cyndie Dunlap-Cullinan. “It is our passion to continue to raise the standard and further the growth of the game. USA Volleyball programs and events as well as the success of the Indoor and Beach National teams directly reflect what we are trying to accomplish.”
Upcoming USAV events include the Girls’ Junior National Championships in Dallas (June 28-July 5) and the Boys’ Junior National Championships (June 27-July 4) in Reno, Nev. The USA Volleyball High Performance Beach Championships will be held July 17-21 in Hermosa Beach, Calif., while the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships for indoor is set for July 23-27 at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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 www.usavolleyball.org.
About Sports Imports
Founded in 1976 by people who love volleyball, Sports Imports is recognized as the renowned authority in national and international Volleyball competitions. Sports Imports has provided quality net systems for every Olympic volleyball competition and NCAA championship since inception. As the first company to bring safe, in-ground net systems to the United States, Sports Imports’ experienced team provides expert advice with customized solutions and support to assure the best possible value.
Sports Imports was founded with a mission to provide a safe and dependable net system for competitive volleyball. Three decades later, with installations in 20,000 gymnasiums across the U.S. and over 88 percent of all division I programs, the company is still totally focused on the needs of coaches and the volleyball industry.
To learn more about what products and services are available at Sports Imports, visit www.sportsimports.com.