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16 March 2011

Wilson Celebrates More Volleyball Partnerships with the California Beach Volleyball Assocation

Wilson continues to be the official volleyball of the CBVA and continues their dominance in volleyball on the beaches of California.

CHICAGO, IL - March 1, 2011 - Wilson Sporting Goods Co. and the California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) are pleased to announce the extension of their partnership through 2013.  Wilson will be the exclusive volleyball supplier of the CBVA, and the Wilson volleyball will be the only ball of choice played at all CBVA events on the beaches in California. 

This partnership between the Wilson and the CBVA will provide an unmatchable continuity that cannot be equaled. The Wilson/CBVA partnership will give the volleyball community an unfragmented path for "All Levels of Players" to reach their professional volleyball goals.  This partnership will provide all volleyball players an opportunity to be playing with the very best volleyball equipment at some of the best volleyball events in California.

"Wilson is honored to continue our partnership with the CBVA and provide its players the best volleyballs for their volleyball events in California.  This partnership represents Wilson's continued commitment to the sport of volleyball in California and the entire USA," says Enrico DiMario, Wilson's Business Manager for Volleyball. "The USA has some of the best professional volleyball players in the world, and we feel privileged to be associated with these top professional volleyball athletes and organizations in the sport of volleyball."

Wilson, the top name in the sport of volleyball, is a proud sponsor of many volleyball tournaments throughout the USA that feature the highest level of play and volleyball's biggest stars. In addition to it tournament sponsorships, Wilson is proud to sponsor a staff of the top professional volleyball players in the world, including two-time gold medalist Kerri Walsh-Jennings, April Ross, Cayley Thurlby, Jake Gibb, and Sean Rosenthal.

"The CBVA is proud to extend our partnership with the "True Leader" in the manufacturing of the highest quality beach volleyballs. The Wilson Game Ball suits our "All levels of Play" tournaments, as well as complimenting aspiring Olympians who will be participating in our Youth and Adult schedules! Wilson is the un-sung hero of supporting the sport of Beach Volleyball," said CBVA Director of Marketing, Mr. Scott Hubbell.

Chicago-based 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, Football, Basketball, Softball, Bats, Volleyball, Soccer, Youth Sports, Uniforms/Apparel, Golf, Footwear, and Racquet Sports (Tennis, Racquetball, Squash, Badminton and Platform Tennis).

The California Beach Volleyball Association Inc. (CBVA)  is a non-profit organization which has nurtured, sponsored and promoted Beach Volleyball since 1965. Our organization is made up of 22 tournament directors who stage over 200 events each year. The tournaments take place up and down the coast at 20 different beaches from San Diego to Santa Cruz.  The CBVA is responsible for the scheduling, rule making and the promoting of Amateur Beach Volleyball in California. We pride ourselves in providing a training ground for every age group and "All Levels of Play". The scope of our Youth programs as well as our Adult Schedule feeder programs into the International arena is unparalleled! The CBVA leads the nation in the evolution of Beach Volleyball.