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NAIA and Big Game USA Sign New Partnership

December 15, 2016
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Kansas City, Mo. December 15, 2016 – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today it has entered a partnership with Big Game USA as the “Official Football of the NAIA.”

Big Game USA is the leading manufacturer of official college and high school game balls. Its premium quality footballs, from regulation to commemorative, are all handmade at Big Game’s state-of-the-art facility in Dallas, Texas. The company is the largest American-owned football factory and builds more FBS collegiate footballs than any other company on the planet.

“It’s affirming to be chosen by the NAIA as the maker of their official football,” said Chis Calandro, Owner of Big Game USA. “Our team works very hard to provide the market a better option, so it’s nice to be acknowledged by an organization that’s rich in history, tradition and forging into the future. We’re honored to partner with the NAIA.”

Starting in the fall of 2017, all schools’ football programs will be required to use the Big Game USA football during NAIA Football postseason play.

“We are very excited to be partnering with a company that prides themselves on creating such an impressive, durable product, like Big Game USA,” said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO. “With such a great product, it was easy for us to choose this company and we are excited to see what the future holds.”

Based in Dallas, Texas, Big Game USA produces about 70,000 footballs per year with over 100 college teams throughout the USA using their product. Currently Big Game USA has about 45 skilled craftsmen and women who create handmade footballs for not only the college level, but for high school, youth, junior and pee wee teams. Big Game, USA is proud to say that their product is 100% American made.

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