Hiroshima, Japan, February 27, 2023- NORCECA and Mikasa Corporation have announced a historical long-term partnership for eight years 2023-2030. The agreement between the governing body for volleyball in the North, Central American and Caribbean Continental Region and one of Japan’s leading manufacturers was signed in a special ceremony held at MIKASA Headquarters in the city of Hiroshima, Japan.
“Mikasa is a long-term and loyal partner for the FIVB, and we are pleased to establish this historical partnership with MIKASA Coorporation said NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, “Mikasa has supplied equipment for the FIVB since volleyball first appeared in the Olympic program, back in 1964. We are delighted to welcome MIKASA to NORCECA’s family, meaning that MIKASA will be the official ball and volleyball equipment provider for volleyball and beach volleyball events until 2030”.
“Mikasa shares our commitment to raising the profile of volleyball, beach volleyball in America, not only at the elite standard, but at the same time ensuring the develop of our sport at the grass-roots level, with a primary focus on those countries where there is still much room for improvement. We will work hard together to ensure the growth and success for our sport,” the NORCECA President added.
President of MIKASA Corporation Mr. Yuji Saeki said: “MIKASA Corporation is extremely honored to establish this important long term partnership with the NORCECA Confederation and to have the opportunity to support the growth of volleyball and beach volleyball in the North, Central American and Caribbean Continental Region. We are also excited to be a part of the sport’s by providing our products for people of all ages and backgrounds to play volleyball and beach volleyball.”
The signing of the agreement took place at MIKASA Headquarters in the city of Hiroshima, Japan, between NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz and Mr. Yuji Saeki, President of MIKASA CORPORATION.