For Immediate Release
Greenwood Village, CO (April 2, 2014) – The Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) has teamed up with NIKE, Inc. to elevate soccer in Colorado. The three-year agreement provides soccer gear for CSA's youth and adult programs. By accessing Nike gear at a reduced price, the non-profit soccer association can leverage the Nike brand while providing quality equipment for the CSA membership.
"From the Nike perspective, the biggest benefit is we can continue growing the sport in the United States comprehensively from the grassroots level," said Nike's central region representative Tim Stork. "We're helping everyone from three- and four-year-olds to the U.S. National Team. Our goal is to be a part of the whole spectrum."
Stork added that the agreement "covers all the way up to adults in Colorado. We recognize that Colorado has a lot of talent."
CSA's Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams train and travel with Nike gear, and the partnership advances CSA's mission of improving performance against competing states in the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Region IV.
About Nike, Inc.
NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Ore., is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit www.nikeinc.com and follow @Nike.
About the Colorado Soccer Association
The Colorado Soccer Association (CSA) is a non-profit educational and service organization that oversees Colorado soccer. Providing benefits for players and members, CSA hopes to advance the game with critical infrastructure while promoting sportsmanship and fair play in a safe and enjoyable environment.
To learn more about the partnership between Nike and the CSA, please contact CSA at (303) 346-2777.