USAV Partners with Lucky Dog Volleyball

By Bill Kauffman (bill.kauffman@usav.org) | Feb. 02, 2017, 4:58 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 2, 2017) – USA Volleyball is pleased to announce its partnership with Lucky Dog Volleyball, which becomes the “Official Championship Event Merchandiser of USA Volleyball” through 2020.

Lucky Dog Volleyball is one of the nation's leaders in the volleyball retail industry. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Lucky Dog retails volleyball equipment and apparel while hosting volleyball tournaments and recruiting showcases.

“USA Volleyball is very fortunate to have created this partnership with Lucky Dog Volleyball as they will bring event merchandising expertise as well as an in-depth understanding of the volleyball market to this relationship for the benefit of both parties,” USA Volleyball Secretary General Kerry Klostermann said.

Lucky Dog will have the right to merchandise onsite at four USA Volleyball’s premier events including the USA Volleyball Girls’ 18s Junior National Championships, the USA Volleyball Open National Championships, the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships and the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships.

“Lucky Dog Volleyball is excited to enter this partnership with USA Volleyball,” Lucky Dog Volleyball CEO Kris Britton said. “We believe that both organizations value the volleyball community and the development of the sport. Lucky Dog looks forward to growing new relationships with volleyball players, coaches, officials and families during the next quadrennial.”

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 disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and sitting volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball has over 325,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $31 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men's and women's senior national team programs for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball; youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education, certification programs and grassroots development across all disciplines. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, four Paralympic medals since 2004 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 on USA Volleyball, visit usavolleyball.org.

About Lucky Dog
In 1987 a volleyball team in search of uniforms reached out for help. A meager investment of $500 marked the beginning of Winston Court Sports in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Since that time, owner Maria Byars has built a brand with the focus of helping the volleyball community and improving its culture. The company changed its name to Lucky Dog Volleyball in 2006, after the owner rescued an abused beagle puppy (aptly named Lucky) from the streets of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Lucky Dog Volleyball works for the volleyball community, guided by five simple values: people over profits, win-win negotiations, customer focus, equity of access, and personal responsiveness. The company is committed to conducting business by doing what it right – all the time, even when doing do costs more time or money. Business deals are negotiated with the belief that a deal is only good if all parties benefit and walk away feeling lucky. Volleyball players, coaches, officials, parents and fans remain at the center of Lucky Dog Volleyball merchandise designs and services. The company encourages feedback from the volleyball community and uses it to improve and grow with the sport. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Lucky Dog volleyball currently serves the volleyball community from four major divisions of the company: website sales, volleyball tournament stores, consignment partnerships, and volleyball events management. Ultimately the company aims to design volleyball gear that is original, functional and stylish while providing resources and services to the volleyball community. For more information about Lucky Dog Volleyball, visit luckydogvolleyball.com.