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OVA and Mikasa Canada Announce New Five-Year Partnership

By Ontario Volleyball, 10/28/19, 1:45PM EDT

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(October 28, 2019) – The Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) has announced a renewed five-year partnership with Mikasa Canada, the country’s largest provider of volleyballs, as the official supplier of ball’s for OVA’s programming. This will include indoor, beach, grassroots and sitting volleyball disciplines. The agreement, effective as of Sept. 1st, 2019, will run until 2024.

As the official ball supplier, Mikasa will continue to provide clubs and athletes with stability and consistency with the use of the same quality volleyballs throughout the season. Marquee events like the Ontario Championships and the Eastern Elite Invitational will also be using Mikasa supplied balls. The OVA will continue to use the same volleyballs for the 2019/20 indoor and beach competition seasons:

Indoor

11U/12U | MVALITE
13U-18U | MVA200

Beach

Beach Tour | Mikasa VLS300
Adult Leagues | NVL PRO

For the 2020/21 season, the OVA will be using the following volleyballs for its programs as the MVA200 is phased out of production by Mikasa.

Indoor

11U/12U | MVALITE
13U-15U Club | Mikasa VQ200W*
16U018U Club | Mikasa V200W
Team Ontario / High Performance | Mikasa V200W

Beach

Beach Tour | Mikasa VLS300
Adult Leagues | NVL PRO
Team Ontario / High Performance | Mikasa VLS300

*The Mikasa VQ200W is an OVA branded volleyball.

"We're very pleased to continue our partnership with Mikasa," said OVA Director of Operations, Alishia Lidums. "For years they've provided OVA and its athletes with volleyballs of the highest standard. It speaks to their passion of the game and persistence to grow the sport in this province and provide the best performance possible for the athletes.

With the agreement, OVA and Mikasa build upon a strong relationship which enters its ninth year.

"It is our honour to continue to support the OVA as we have for the last nine years and into the future for another five years. As the volleyball participation rates grow steadily, it's a pleasure to continue this relationship with the Ontario Volleyball Association as we continue to focus on the development of volleyball across all ages,” said Felix Dion, owner of Catsports and official distributor of Mikasa Canada. “From junior to senior programing to referee equipment we are proud to help grow the sport of volleyball in Ontario we're excited to provide Canada and its provincial governing bodies the latest technology as we strive to improve the game for all players."

Mikasa’s presence in volleyball is long-standing, serving the International Federation of Volleyball (FIVB) as its official ball supplier since 1985 as well as being the Olympic Games’ supplier since 1964 when they were held in Tokyo. They also are the official supplier of Canadian institutions such as Volleyball Canada, USports and other provincial volleyball associations.

The OVA’s official gear partner, CanuckStuff will have all of the models available at great pricing on canuckstuff.com or by contacting the CanuckStuff sale team at 1-800-968-8306. The OVA branded ball can also be purchased when it becomes available. The OVA branded ball will be available for purchase in early summer 2020.

 

About OVA
The Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA) has been at the forefront of promoting, educating and ensuring the quality of the sport of volleyball in Ontario since 1929. As the official governing body for volleyball in the province, the OVA is involved in every facet of the sport by offering programs at all levels for both indoor and beach volleyball. Its athlete-centric mission and goal of providing opportunities for all Ontarians are strongly reflected in its “Volleyball for Life” belief.

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.


The V200W will be introduced once the current MVA200 is phased out of production.