Story by NAIA national office
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The NAIA is featured on Select Sport America soccer ball packaging at national and regional sporting goods stores. Recently, 159 Dick's Sporting Goods stores and 80 Dunham's Sports stores have stocked Select balls for the consumer. Two NAIA women's programs and two NAIA men's programs are featured on the box.
Select Sport America is the official sponsor of the NAIA Men's and Women's National Soccer Coach and Player of the Year program and also developed a scholarship program for one selected student-athlete from each gender. The company provides NAIA member schools an opportunity to participate in the Select Sport America Ball Adoption Program. Select Sport balls are available to NAIA soccer-playing institutions with a product offer when you purchase three Super Elite NAIA match balls, you receive two free.
A percentage of each ball purchase will be donated to the NAIA Champions of Character program.
Select Sport America is one of the world's leading manufacturers of hand-sewn balls and produces approximately two million balls per year. The national office is located in Alpharetta, Ga. The first Select Sport ball was made in 1947 and has evolved to the point of FIFA partnering with Select Sport to establish criteria for their soccer balls.
For more information on NAIA corporate partnership, click here.