Under Armour and AVCA to Host 3rd Annual All-America Match
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Under Armour, Inc® (NYSE:UA) and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) will present the 2010 Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition at Municipal Auditorium in downtown Kansas City, Mo. Tickets for the second-annual event will go on sale Friday, June 18 at 10 a.m. CDT.
The 2010 Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition will be played Saturday, December 18 at 3 p.m. CST, as part of the AVCA Annual Convention in Kansas City. The Saturday playing date is a change from the first two years of the event, which had been held on the Sunday following the AVCA Convention.
The match will feature 24 Under Armour Girls High School All-Americans as selected by the AVCA, competing in a three-set match, in addition to a series of individual competitions that will showcase the athletes' superlative skills.
"Under Armour is excited to continue our partnership with the AVCA and highlight the skills of such talented female athletes," said Tori Hanna, Director of Women's Sports Marketing. "It is our mission to make all athletes better and this event exemplifies our commitment to these athletes and the sport of volleyball."
"Each year this event gets better and better," said Kathy DeBoer, AVCA Executive Director. "Under Armour is an outstanding partner with quality products and great staff. They allow us to make this a memorable experience for both participants and spectators."
Municipal Auditorium has held nearly every type of event since the arena opened in 1936, including the most NCAA® Final Four® championships hosted by any venue in the country. It is currently the home of the Missouri State High School Athletic Association Girls Volleyball State Championships and the University of Missouri-Kansas City men's basketball team.
Tickets to the 2010 Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match & Skills Competition are $10.00 a piece, and are available exclusively through Ticketmaster and the Municipal Auditorium box office.
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About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand's moisture-wicking synthetic fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate. The Company's products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland, with European headquarters in Amsterdam's Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.underarmour.com.
The AVCA, with its headquarters in Lexington, Ky., is managed by IMG Associations, a division of IMG, the world's premier and most diversified sports, entertainment and media company. The mission of the AVCA is to develop and grow the sport of volleyball; with a membership of over 5,000 and counting, the AVCA provides a professional network for those individuals and companies dedicated to enhancing and developing the sport. Members are comprised of national and international coaches, collegiate, high school, club, youth and Olympic coaches, as well as club directors. Other members include former players, officials, media members and other friends of volleyball. As a group, the AVCA is committed to the development, growth, advancement and publicity of volleyball throughout the world. Further information is available at www.avca.org.