Mizuno to be the exclusive provider of performance apparel and footwear for USA Volleyball.
NORCROSS, Ga. (January 3, 2022) — Mizuno, the global specialty sporting goods company, and USA Volleyball, the U.S. national governing body for the sport of volleyball, have announced details on a new multi-year partnership beginning in January of 2022 and lasting through the 2024 Olympics in Paris and the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.
Mizuno will exclusively provide uniforms and apparel to all national teams, footwear to any athletes that choose, and will outfit all USAV staff both corporately and at USAV-owned amateur events. Mizuno will also have a dedicated presence at USAV events both from an activation and a retail store perspective.
“We are thrilled to welcome USA Volleyball back into the Mizuno family,” said Clint Sammons, Team Sports Director at Mizuno USA. “Mizuno is—and always will be—committed to growing the sport of volleyball across the United States and the globe, and we firmly believe our goals align perfectly with those of USA Volleyball.”
Formerly longtime partners, Mizuno and USA Volleyball look to continue to build upon the success that they shared in the volleyball community for many years.
“USA Volleyball is excited to be collaborating again with Mizuno,” said Jamie Davis, President and CEO of USA Volleyball. “As a leader in performance apparel and footwear, I know that our athletes, coaches, officials, staff and members will enjoy wearing their top-quality products and that Mizuno will be a key partner in helping us grow the sport of volleyball over the next seven years.”
In addition to supplying performance apparel and footwear to all respective men and women’s national teams (indoor, beach, sitting, beach ParaVolley, and the up-and-coming sport of snow volleyball), Mizuno will work closely with USAV to maximize the promotional value and exposure of the partnership, as the sport continues to gain global popularity.
“By agreeing to a multi-year partnership covering the next two Olympic Games, we are committed to supporting not only the fantastic national teams in their respective quests for gold through 2028, but also to doing our part to continue growing the great game of volleyball at every level,” said Sammons.
USA Volleyball joins Mizuno’s roster of industry-leading partnerships. For more information about Mizuno products available in the U.S. visit www.MizunoUSA.com, follow us on social @MizunoUSA, and subscribe to our YouTube channel Mizuno USA for the latest on news and product releases.
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About Mizuno USA:
Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, training, swimming, tennis, soccer and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America. Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in greater Atlanta, Ga.
About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and World ParaVolley as the National Governing Body for the sport of volleyball including the disciplines of beach, indoor, sitting, snow and beach ParaVolley in the United States. With more than 425,000 registered members, USA Volleyball conducts national championship events, coaching and officials certification programs, and grassroots development across all disciplines in a lifetime sport in which all can participate. USA Volleyball’s teams have won an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, five Paralympic medals since 2004 and numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball’s women’s teams are the reigning gold medalists in the Olympic indoor, beach and Paralympic events. The United States is the first country to have won a gold medal in each discipline at a single Summer Games. For more information on USA Volleyball, visit www.usavolleyball.org. #PathtothePodium
B.J. Hoeptner Evans