Connor Sport Court Again Chosen by USA Volleyball, Marking 20th Year of Official Partnership

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Sport Court Has Been "Critical Factor" in Allowing USA Volleyball to expand Championship and National Team Events.

-Connor Sport Court International and USA Volleyball (USAV) announced that they have renewed their partnership for four more years.

USA Volleyball is the governing body for the sport in the U.S. and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Connor Sport Court is headquartered in Salt Lake City.

The contract, which begins on Jan. 1, 2009 and continues through Dec. 31, 2012, continues a relationship which began 20 years ago.

Since the introduction of the Sport Court to volleyball, the sport has enjoyed a major expansion.

"USA Volleyball's long-term partnership with Sport Court has been the critical factor allowing us to expand our Championship and National Team events," said Kerry Klostermann, Secretary General of USAV.

"Whereas we once held our events scattered around a city in two-court facilities for a hundred teams, we now feature Championships "under one roof" in convention centers populated by up to 60 Sport Court surfaces and almost 800 teams -- providing excitement, quality and convenience to participants, coaches, families and spectators," Klostermann said.

In the new contract, Sport Court® is designated by USA Volleyball as the "Official Sport Flooring and Corporate Partner of USA Volleyball; Team; Team Events and Events."

Connor Sport Court, based in Salt Lake City, provides the official athletic flooring of USA Volleyball, its national teams and its indoor Junior Olympic volleyball championship events. Connor Sport Court International has been the official playing surface of USA Volleyball since 1989, as well as the official surface for the NCAA Championships since 1992

Each year Connor provides flooring for the USA Volleyball Open, the Girls and Boys Junior Olympic Volleyball Championships and the USA Volleyball National Team events.

Sport Court's patented modular playing surface was utilized exclusively at the 29th Annual Junior Olympic Boys Volleyball Championships played in July 2008 at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah.

Some 32 playing courts totaling more than 100,000 square feet of Sport Court® Responseā„¢ surfacing saw action during the championships, which drew more than 400 teams from the U.S, Puerto Rico, Guam and Canada. By way of economic impact, local officials estimated the games brought some $30 million to the area's economy.

The Junior Olympic Girls Championships were played in Dallas in June.

More athletic events are played on Connor Sport Court surfaces than on any other sports flooring in the world. Connor® hardwood floors have established themselves as the standard for professional and collegiate sports since the company was founded in 1872. Sport Court® is a registered trade mark of Connor Sport Court International. Since 1974, it has identified the original and authentic modular sport surface, continuously improved and patented to provide the highest levels of quality and performance

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