Montreal Canada, September 5th, 2019 — Volleyball BC and Mikasa Canada have announced a new partnership, effective September 1st, making Mikasa the exclusive indoor and outdoor volleyball supplier for Volleyball BC. The agreement will begin immediately and run through to 2024. Mikasa is currently the official supplier of volleyballs for the FIVB, 2020 Olympics, Volleyball Canada, U Sports, as well as numerous Canadian and international organizations.
“Partnering with Mikasa Canada is an exciting opportunity, not only for our organization, but also for our athletes,” explains Volleyball BC CEO Chris Densmore. “This new agreement means that Volleyball BC players will be able to use the same volleyballs throughout the season, including the Volleyball BC Provincial Championships and Volleyball Canada National Indoor Championships.”
Mikasa has recently formed official partnerships with Volleyball Canada and other Canadian volleyball governing bodies, giving Mikasa a very strong presence across Canada.
“At Mikasa, we’re dedicated to the development of the sport of volleyball at all levels. Partnering with both the provincial and national governing bodies for volleyball in Canada is an honor and we look forward to providing Volleyball BC our latest advances in technology,” said Felix Dion, owner of Catsports, and official distributor of Mikasa Canada.
The specific Mikasa Volleyballs to be used for 2019-2020 Volleyball BC programs are as follows:
TEAM BC / High Performance – Mikasa V200W
17U/18U Club – Mikasa V200W
13U-16U Club – Mikasa VQ2000W*
12U Club – Mikasa MVALITE
Adult Provincial Championships – Mikasa V200W
Adult Leagues – Mikasa VQ2000W
Adult Tournaments / Beach Tour – Mikasa VLS300
Team BC / High Performance – Mikasa VLS300
Youth Tournaments – Mikasa Competition ball**
Volleyball BC’s official gear partner, Canuck Volleyball, will offer all of these models for sale through their Vancouver retail location. Any clubs looking to purchase balls for the upcoming season may contact Natasha Kroll at 604-336-5570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Volleyball BC will be using the new 18 panel design VQ2000W Volleyball BC branded ball. This ball is currently in production and will be available to clubs by February. The interim recommended ball is the current VQ2000 model – this ball is a similar performance ball (slightly different panel design), but comes in up to 18 different color schemes.
** Volleyball BC will be creating a custom branded Competition ball for the 2020 youth beach season.
About Mikasa Canada
We all have a defining moment when the sport we play becomes the sport we love, the moment the game becomes a part of who we are. The passion and desire from that point is embedded in our spirit to achieve and compete at the highest level possible. Every morning practice, every once of sweat spilled defines who we are as athletes striving for the ultimate goal of championships and golden cups.
This focus on the game is the driving force behind Mikasa Canada. What’s your game? Our game is supplying you with the highest quality equipment, and we’ll prove it right here.
For more on Mikasa Canada : https://www.mikasasports.ca/en/
About Volleyball BC
Volleyball BC is a non-profit organization that actively encourages participation and fosters the development of volleyball in BC. As a provincial sport governing body, we are dedicated to making volleyball accessible to all British Columbians. Volleyball BC offers programs for athletes of all ages ranging from grassroots to high performance, as well as coaches and officials. As part of our mission, Volleyball BC is proud to host provincial, national and international events to showcase the sport of volleyball to all members of our province.
For more on Volleyball BC: www.volleyballbc.org