Mizuno Inks Volleyball Athlete Ryan Millar to Endorsement Deal

July 20, 2011

Norcross, GA – (July 20, 2011) Mizuno USA, Inc.,announced today that the company has reached a multi-year endorsement deal with volleyball athlete Ryan Millar.  Millar is currently a member of the USA Men’s National Volleyball Team, in which Mizuno is the “Official Equipment and Apparel Supplier”.  In addition to serving as a Mizuno Volleyball Brand Ambassador, Millar will regularly contribute blog entries to the Mizuno USA volleyball website and participate in social media activities, as the US National Team sets out to defend their Gold Medal at the 2012 London Olympics.


A native of Alpine, Utah, Millar currently is a Middle Blocker for the US National Team.  He has been a member on the National Team since 1999, and was a key player in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, when the team won the Gold Medal.  Millar played collegiately at Brigham Young University, where he was a three time AVCA First-Team All-American, one of only five players in history to accomplish such a feat.  In addition to representing the United States in volleyball, he also owns and operates The Next Level Volleyball Camps, and offers camps across the country for aspiring young volleyball players ages 11-18.


“Ryan Millar is an extremely gifted and talented athlete,” said Brynn Murphy, Volleyball Promotions Coordinator, Mizuno USA.  “He has exemplified a tremendous amount of dedication and leadership to the US Men’s National Team and to the sport of volleyball over the past decade.  Ryan remains a positive role model for the youth and junior volleyball communities across the country as he continues to direct and operate his Next Level Volleyball Camps. He is an excellent ambassador for the sport of volleyball, the National Team, and for Mizuno. We are pleased to have Ryan as a Mizuno Volleyball Ambassador.”


Mizuno’s support of national teams extends far beyond Olympic competition all the way to the junior ranks.  Mizuno remains dedicated to developing technologies like DryLite™technology in apparel, and award winning Mizuno Wave®technology in footwear, which enhances performance and helps players of all ages perform at their very best.

Mizuno USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuno Corporation, one of the largest specialty sporting goods manufacturers in the world. Mizuno USA, Inc. manufactures and distributes golf, baseball, softball, running, track & field, and volleyball equipment, apparel, and footwear for North America.  Mizuno USA, Inc. is based in Norcross, Georgia.

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