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4 April 2012

Championship Volleyball Announces Partnership with Wilson Sporting Goods Co.

Tempe, AZ - Championship Volleyball, Inc. (CV) and Wilson Sporting Goods Co. (Wilson) are teaming up to offer the new standard in both the indoor and outdoor volleyball worlds.  Under this new sponsorship agreement, Wilson will be the exclusive volleyball supplier of CV, and the Wilson volleyball will be the only ball of choice played at all CV clinics and events, featuring the best volleyball players across the United States and world.  The expected release date of the new CV/Wilson Volleyball will be August 1st, 2012.  In addition to volleyballs, the CV/Wilson sponsorship agreement will extend to kneepads, backpacks and other volleyball related equipment.
"It's exciting to have a partnership with Wilson - a strong corporate supporter of both sand volleyball and indoor volleyball," says Ron Shaffer, Championship Volleyball's President.  "Wilson's involvement in our junior, amateur, and professional events, as well as our CV clinics, will have a major impact on the growth of the sport."
Championship Volleyball along with its founders, Olympic Gold Medalists Kerri Walsh, Todd Rogers, and Phil Dalhausser will offer a wide variety of first-class volleyball events. These events include instructional volleyball camps and clinics, indoor and outdoor junior volleyball showcases, as well as professional beach volleyball competitions and exhibitions.
 "Wilson is proud to sponsor CV and to provide its Olympians and players the best volleyballs for their clinics and tournaments across the United States," says Enrico Di Mario, Wilson Global Business Manager for Volleyball. "We look forward to an exciting inaugural season of Championship Volleyball and continuing this partnership for many years to come."
Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a division of Amer Sports, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of sports equipment. The company designs, manufactures and distributes advanced equipment that helps players improve their performance. Wilson's core categories include: Baseball, Basketball, Bats, Football, Footwear, Golf, Racquet, Soccer, Softball, Uniforms/Apparel, Volleyball, and Youth Sports.
Championship Volleyball, Inc. - In early 2011, the top professional volleyball players in the United States, and their key representatives, launched Championship Volleyball, Inc.  The Company's objective is to establish a nationwide business that can serve the growing widespread popularity of volleyball across the United States, in both the indoor and outdoor game. In order to develop a vigorous and diversified business, the Company established three operating divisions: event management, sponsorships, and facility development. Championship Volleyball is backed by Royal Blue Capital of Leawood, Kansas and Iconic Ventures of Palm Beach, Florida.
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