KonaRed Becomes Official Supplier for 2014 USAV Cup

By Bill Kauffman | March 10, 2014, 5:34 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (March 10, 2014) – USA Volleyball has signed an agreement with KonaRed Corporation (KonaRed.com) (OTCBB:KRED) designating the beverage producer as an Official Supplier for the USA Volleyball Cup 2014, a series of events featuring the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball Teams that will be held in July and August. The deal was jointly announced by USA Volleyball Secretary General Kerry Klostermann and KonaRed Corporation CEO Shaun Roberts.

KonaRed manufactures antioxidant beverages, organic green teas and on-the-go packs developed from antioxidant extracts and powders from exclusive Hawaiian coffee fruit. As an official supplier to the USA Volleyball Cup, KonaRed will further promote its brand, showcase its product and proactively target the sports industry.

“USA Volleyball is extremely pleased to partner with KonaRed as an Official Supplier for our USA Volleyball Cup events to be held this summer in the United States,” Klostermann said. “KonaRed’s assortment of healthy fruit juices is a perfect match with the values of our sport.”

KonaRed will be recognized on all USA Volleyball Cup promotions, press and public relations for the series of competitions. KonaRed and/or its logo will be included in press backdrops, email promotions and social media/digital marketing efforts. In addition KonaRed will receive venue signage, public address announcer recognition during events, and product sampling opportunities.

“We are very excited to be a part of USA Volleyball Cup 2014,” Roberts said. “This opportunity will not only enable us to increase brand visibility, but it will also allow us to gain new customers and market share while enhancing our competitive position in the marketplace.”

The USA Volleyball Cup is in its second year in bringing elite teams to the United States to compete in an annual tour series. After the U.S. Women hosted Japan last summer for three matches in Southern California packed arenas, the No. 2 ranked team in the world will host No. 1 and two-time defending Olympic champion Brazil in July in a series of matches. Likewise, the U.S. Men will host a yet-to-be-determined elite opponent this August as part of the USA Volleyball Cup.

KonaRed is also proud to announce that its Coconut Water with Hawaiian Superfruit was selected as Product of the Week by NutraSolutions.com. The Product of the Week article can be found by clicking here. NutraSolutions, started in 2000, appears multiple times a year as a special section within Prepared Foods and thus has a 43,000-plus BPA audited circulation to qualified technical, marketing, purchasing and other key management positions at food, dietary supplement and other nutritional companies.

"We are very proud to have our Coconut Water with Hawaiian Super Fruit chosen as Product of the Week by NutraSolutions,” Roberts said. “We will be officially introducing this great product at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California from March 7-9. Trade show attendees can learn all about KonaRed and our product line-up by visiting us at booth 8423 during the expo.”

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 KonaRed Corporation
KonaRed Corporation is in the business of bringing the health and wellness attributes of Hawaiian Coffee fruit to the masses. KonaRed Corporation has developed an innovative, state of the art, proprietary process that produces antioxidant extracts and powders from Hawaiian Coffee Fruit which are used in its Antioxidant Juices, Organic Green Teas, and On-the-Go Packs. The company is headquartered in Koloa, Hawaii, and its products are sold in select Whole Foods, Safeway, Sprouts, Wal-Mart, 7-Eleven, and many other retail outlets throughout the US and Canada. For Investor Relations information about the company, contact IR@KonaRed.com. For Media Inquiries, contact PR@KonaRed.com.

Contacts: Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball Senior Manager of Communications
Email: bill.kauffman@usav.org * Phone: 719-228-6800
Website: www.usavolleyball.org

KonaRed Corporation Investor Relations
Email: IR@KonaRed.com
Website: www.KonaRed.com