Smack Sportswear, the maker of custom-designed volleyball apparel for indoor and beach volleyball players, announced a partnership with the Ohio Valley Region Inc. (OVR). With nearly 20,000 active members, OVR is one of the largest regional volleyball associations in the country. Smack was named the official beach volleyball apparel supplier for OVR.

Smack will create custom-designed team attire to be worn by OVR members throughout the 2013 Sand Volleyball Series. In addition, Smack will provide event prizing, retail support at beach tournaments, and coordinate appearances with Smack pro athletes at OVR-sponsored and other key events. Additionally, the two companies will engage in cross-promotional activities, including promoting each other on their respective websites, literature and on-site at events. In addition, Smack will offer bulk discounts to all OVR club directors, allowing directors to pass on additional savings to roughly 20,000 active members.

Bill Sigler, CEO of Smack Sportswear, stated, “With established roots as the premier beach volleyball brand since 1994, Smack is pleased to extend our promotional and sales efforts with OVR. Our goal is to continue to partner with, support and promote the premier organizations in the sport, such as USA Beach Volleyball, the NCSCA and now the OVR.”

The Ohio Valley Region (OVR), Inc. is one of the largest of the 40 regional volleyball associations (RVAs) of USA Volleyball (USAV). The OVR is a nonprofit corporation, whose main purpose as an amateur athletic sports association is to promote and establish quality volleyball through participation by both adults and juniors, according to the standards set forth by USAV and the Amateur Sports Act of 1978. Geographically, the Ohio Valley Region includes the states of Ohio and West Virginia, and bordering counties (Erie, Crawford, Mercer, Lawrence, Beaver, Washington, Green) of Western Pennsylvania.

The OVR provides opportunities for our members to participate at local, regional, zonal, and national competitions. A large and active membership grants OVR the flexibility to offer exceptional opportunities such as holding both Adult and Junior Regional Championships in a metropolitan convention center. OVR also sponsors High Performance teams for elite juniors and coaches who wish to excel and to challenge their abilities at a highly competitive level of play. The OVR offers many educational avenues to our members who wish to become more effective club directors, coaches, officials, and clinicians. Beyond those immediately tangible benefits, OVR recognizes the physical fitness, health, and social opportunities of a sport such as volleyball can last a lifetime.

Founded in 1994, Smack Sportswear is the leading brand of custom designed volleyball apparel for both indoor and beach volleyball players. Smack manufactures its Southern California inspired apparel in the USA.