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Ektelon Becomes Official Racquet of USA Racquetball and Presenting Partner of Three National Championships

Colorado Springs, Colo. & Omaha, Neb. – USA Racquetball and Ektelon have announced a multi-year partnership through which Ektelon will become the Official Racquet of the sport’s National Governing Body through 2015 and serve as a Presenting Partner of the National Doubles, National Intercollegiate, and National Singles Championships.

“Ektelon is known as the First Brand in Racquetball. We couldn’t be more pleased to recognize it as the Official Racquet of USA Racquetball and for it to serve as a Presenting Partner for three of our most prestigious National Championships,” remarked Steve Czarnecki, USA Racquetball Executive Director. “Ektelon has long been a strong supporter of USA Racquetball and all-around promoter of the sport.”

“Our partnership with USA Racquetball comes at an ideal time for us,” remarked Scott Winters, Vice President of Ektelon. “We are introducing a completely revamped racquet line from top to bottom this summer with new revolutionary technology and we couldn’t think of a better partner to kick off the launch with than USA Racquetball."

Learn more about the USA Racquetball National Championships sponsored by Ektelon at USARacquetball.com

About USA Racquetball

USA Racquetball, founded in 1969, is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport. The organization annually conducts six national championships and sanctions hundreds of tournaments for players of all ages and skill levels. The organization also organizes the Adult and Junior National Racquetball Teams, oversees the Official Rules of Racquetball, administers National Player Rankings, manages a college scholarship program, and supports the introduction of new players to the sport.

About Ektelon

Based in Omaha, NE, Ektelon is a division of Active Brands Company. Ektelon has enjoyed the longest, most successful reign of dominance in the sport of racquetball. Ektelon's heritage includes some of the top players in the sport’s history including racquetball legends who helped shape the sport such as Charlie Brumfield, Dr. Bud Muehleisen and Bill Schmidtke and in more recent years, former No. 1 players Mike Yellen, Dave Peck, Ruben Gonzalez, Lynn Adams and Rhonda Rajsich.  In addition, Ektelon has introduced more revolutionary technologies and programs to the sport than any other company. Ektelon innovations include oversized racquetball racquets, the Racquet Taper System (RTS), Power Ring® racquets and Total Racquet Customization, VisionGrip and EXO3 among others.  For more information please contact us at 800-283-2635 or log onto our website at www.ektelon.com.

Contacts
Steve Czarnecki
Executive Director
USA Racquetball
(719) 635-5396
sczarnecki@usra.org

Cort Irish
Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Active Brands Company
(800) 283-2635
cort@battless.com

Websites
USARacquetball.com
ektelon.com