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11 May 2011

Wilson Becomes Official Sponsor of The National Volleyball League

The National Volleyball League (NVL) is proud to announce its partnership with Wilson Sporting Goods Co., the top name in volleyball indoor and outdoor equipment. Under the new sponsorship agreement, Wilson will be the exclusive volleyball of The NVL, and the Wilson volleyball will be the only ball of choice played at all NVL events with the best
players in the world across the United States. This partnership between Wilson and The NVL will provide an unmatchable continuity that cannot be equaled. The new NVL ball will be released later this year in September.

"Wilson is proud to sponsor the National Volleyball League (NVL) and to provide its players the best volleyballs for their volleyball tournaments and events across the United States," says Enrico DiMario, Wilson's Global Business Manager for Volleyball. "The NVL is showing the world that they are committed to becoming the premiere professional beach volleyball league in the USA, and Wilson is proud to be an integral partner in supporting their professional volleyball efforts. We look forward to an exciting inaugural season of the NVL, and continuing this partnership for many years to come."

"The goal of the NVL is to be the premiere domestic volleyball league and create the largest volleyball community worldwide," said NVL founder Albert "AL-B" Hannemann. "Having the strength of the Wilson brand partnering with The NVL speaks volumes about the credibility of our league. Wilson has a reputation for excellence in the sport of volleyball. We are proud to offer our players and fans the best ball on the beach. This partnership with Wilson is a major step toward growing our league for many years to come."

The National Volleyball League (NVL) is a player focused league that allows fans access to the sport's greatest stars. Through their events featuring the top players, charity events, grassroots clinic series, VIP lifestyle experiences and Volleyball Vacations, The NVL is creating a platform for players, fans, and sponsors to grow the sport and experience greatness.

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).