Franklin Sports inked a multi-year agreement with the Pro Volleyball Federation (PVF), North America’s women’s pro volleyball league. As part of the partnership, Franklin’s newly designed Real Pro Volleyball will reportedly become the exclusive volleyball of the PVF.

The company said, “The partnership with PVF comes at the perfect time, with both organizations sharing a collective goal and commitment of bringing the highest level of women’s professional volleyball to the United States.”

“We are incredibly excited to partner with the Pro Volleyball Federation and to have Franklin’s Real Pro Volleyball designated as the exclusive volleyball of the federation,” said Adam Franklin, president of Franklin Sports. “This collaboration milestone highlights our commitment to innovation and quality, aligning with Pro Volleyball Federation’s vision for the sport’s future growth. The Real Pro Volleyball is not just a ball; it represents our shared dedication to empowering the players. We are beyond thrilled to be a part of Pro Volleyball Federation’s inaugural season and working together to shape a new era in women’s volleyball.”

“We always aimed to be able to design and produce our own ball for Pro Volleyball Federation that would stand up to any other ball in the world, and our partners at Franklin have helped us accomplish that goal,” said Dave Whinham, co-founder of the PVF. “From the start, Franklin expressed a desire to disrupt the status quo in the volleyball space and become a real leader in the production and development of the highest quality volleyballs. That commitment to excellence and its desire to disrupt made Franklin the perfect partner in developing this new ball for our League.”

Franklin also manufactures licensed products for Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Basketball Association, the National Football League, the National Hockey League, and USA Pickleball.

Seven teams for the inaugural season will compete, with squads in Atlanta, Columbus, Ohio, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Las Vegas, Omaha, Orlando, and San Diego. Two additional markets, Dallas and Kansas City, were announced for 2025.

The PVF will be showcased in three time zones in the U.S. in season one. Matches will take place on 67 different dates between January and May 2024, with opponents competing every day of the week.

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