MIKASA SPORTS USA INKS DEAL TO BE THE OFFICIAL BALL PROVIDER OF THE NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Irvine, Calif. – January 30, 2013 – Mikasa Sports, a world leader in the manufacturing of volleyballs and other sports equipment, has continued to demonstrate its commitment to the sport of volleyball by signing a four year, six-figure sponsorship deal with the National Volleyball League (“NVL”). Mikasa will partner with the NVL and other sponsors in helping to drive the sport’s growth in the United States.
As a part of their partnership, Mikasa will provide their state of the art, FIVB approved volleyballs to all NVL events as well as other youth and community events organized by the NVL. In keeping with both companies’ desire to grow the sport, Mikasa will be launching a new series of NVL balls with exciting and edgy colors in the near future.
“We are thrilled and proud to partner with the NVL. Mikasa shares the NVL’s passion for the game and its desire to expand volleyball’s reach in the USA” said Henry Hasegawa, CEO of Mikasa USA. Mikasa has been the official indoor volleyball of the Olympics’ since 1964 and has been the official outdoor volleyball from its inception as an Olympic Sport.
“We look forward to partnering with Mikasa who will help us to showcase the players, sport and lifestyle of beach volleyball among new and existing audiences nationwide,” said Albert Hannemann, Founder of the NVL. “Ultimately, we see this as a perfect fit and are looking forward to our long term partnership with an industry leader that shares the same goals to grow the sport. The best players in the world use Mikasa volleyballs and the NVL is where the best players compete.”
ABOUT MIKASA In 1973 Mikasa arrived in California to set up headquarters where it could better satisfy the demand of North American athletes. We understand the passion and inspiration it takes to be an athlete, no matter what level. We feel the same way about our athletic game balls and all of the athletic wear we produce. ABOUT THE
NATIONAL VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE The National Volleyball League is the premiere professional beach volleyball Association in the U.S. Founded in 2010 by 18-year professional beach volleyball veteran Albert Hannemann, The NVL has been created and designed to fully support the needs of the players, fans and sponsors.