KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI (September 8, 2021) – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) agreed to terms with volleyball manufacturer Baden Sports to extend the current deal to make it the “Official Women’s Volleyball of the NAIA” through December of 2022.
The agreement ensures the Baden “Perfection” volleyball will be used exclusively for NAIA postseason play.
“Baden has been a fantastic partner for the NAIA and we are happy to continue this relationship through the next two NAIA Women’s Volleyball Championships,” said Austin Bennett, NAIA Director of Championships.
The Perfection VX5EC is Baden’s top-of-the-line game ball and is made with full-grain leather tanned for optimal touch and feel. Its internal construction utilizes the lightest butyl bladder ever used for volleyball, a blended cotton wrap, and Baden’s Stealth Soft-Valve System, which reduces the amount of exposed valve rubber, for truer and more consistent play.
“Baden Sports is excited to move forward with our contract extension and the opportunity to work with NAIA Women’s Volleyball and its member schools,” says Richard Scott, Director of Volleyball at Baden Sports. “You couldn’t ask for a more valuable partnership between two organizations, one that continues to build on our brands and our commitments to each other.”
Baden has provided the “Official Women’s Volleyball of the NAIA” since 2017.