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NAIA and Tachikara Extend Partnership to 2017

December 18, 2012
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that Tachikara U.S.A., Inc. will continue their status as the "Official Volleyball Supplier of the NAIA" for women's volleyball effective through December 2017. Tachikara has been an integral part of every NAIA Women's Volleyball National Championship since the sport was added in 1980. As part of the sponsorship Tachikara will also provide support for the NAIA Men's Volleyball Invitational Tournament.  

"Tachikara is a special partner and supporter of the NAIA and consistently delivers quality products and exceptional customer service to our member institutions," said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO. "I would like to thank Tachikara for its support of character driven intercollegiate athletics. I am proud of our rewarding partnership."

The Tachikara SV-5W is the "Official Volleyball of the NAIA" and will be featured at each NAIA women's volleyball national championship event. This partnership designates Tachikara as the presenting sponsor for the NAIA Women's Volleyball Banquet of Champions, National Championship All-Tournament Team, National Championship Most Valuable Player and All-America team awards. In the agreement, Tachikara will be the title sponsor of the Men's Volleyball National Poll and the presenting sponsor of the NAIA Men's Volleyball Invitational All-Tournament Team, as well as all other awards presented.

"The NAIA, its coaches, and its athletes produce championship-level competition consistent with the Tachikara brand," said Chris Morton, Tachikara Marketing and Advertising Manager. "Tachikara is excited to continue this long-standing relationship."

A leader in NAIA volleyball, Tachikara is the world leader in advanced manufacturing methods and innovative materials for athletic balls. The company was established in 1915 and incorporated in 1920.

Tachikara is committed to the NAIA and putting collegiate grade product in the hands of its top student-athletes. The company stays on the cutting-edge of design, manufacturing, materials and supply of innovative and quality products with unparalleled values always with avid players in mind.

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