Franklin Sports announced that it has partnered with beach volleyball star and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings to develop and launch a full line of volleyball apparel and equipment. The items will be available on and at Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The partnership includes a signature apparel brand featuring athletic wear and lifestyle clothing and specially designed balls, nets, kneepads and training accessories. The volleyballs are the first products to launch from the collection. Walsh Jennings has been involved in developing the range.

“I’ve been a Franklin Sports kid my whole life, so this is a dream come true,” said Walsh Jennings. “My first love in sports was baseball, and Franklin was our go-to choice. I had plans to be the first female pitcher in the major leagues, but things took a turn when I found volleyball. This partnership means the world to me. I aspire to spread my love and joy for the game to as many people as possible, and this partnership will allow me to do just that. Franklin stands for what’s most important in life – integrity, family, playfulness, and excellence. I’m honored to walk this path with them, and I can’t wait to share everything we’ve created with the world.”

“We’re thrilled to partner with Kerri Walsh Jennings, a true American sports icon who has been at the apex of her sport for the better part of the last two decades,” said Adam Franklin, president of Franklin Sports. “Nobody knows volleyball as well as Kerri does, and through her work with p1440, she has her finger on the pulse of where the game stands today and what it needs to reach its growth potential. This partnership with Kerri is really about our shared passion for reaching more athletes and growing the sport. Through our development work with Kerri, we have created a collection of accessible, high-quality volleyball apparel and equipment that will launch at a very exciting time for the sport.”

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