|Montreal, Canada, February 21, 2019 – Mikasa Canada is very proud to announce a new partnership with Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan – the beach volleyball duo occupying the third spot in the FIVB ranking. They are the first women and first Canadians to have won a gold medal in beach volleyball at the Commonwealth Games. The partnership agreement is effective immediately and will continue until the end of 2022.|
“Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan represent a model of perseverance and determination for young Canadian athletes. It is an honor for Mikasa Canada to be able to support them as they climb to the highest peaks of their discipline and to the Olympic podium,” said Félix Dion, owner of Catsports and official distributor of Mikasa Canada. After only one season of hard work and collaboration, the beach volleyball duo managed to finish the 2017 FIVB World Tour volleyball circuit by winning a gold medal, two silver medals and a bronze medal.
With their eyes on the top spot of the podium at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan look forward to their new role as Mikasa Canada ambassadors and say, “We are delighted to be part of the Mikasa Canada team and are proud to represent the brand globally. For us, the Mikasa volleyball equipment is a symbol of reliability and performance, which is why our collaboration with Mikasa Canada was a natural fit.”
Mikasa has been the official supplier of volleyballs for all FIVB matches since 1985, as well as for the Olympic Games since volleyball was added to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
As a major sponsor of the sports duo Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan, Mikasa Canada is honored to offer them the best beach volleyball equipment on the market. Over the next years, Mikasa Canada will support this duo of athletes’ path towards success and the achievement of their greatest goals. Mikasa Canada will follow its ambassadors’ performances with great enthusiasm and wishes them much success for their next 4-star tournament, the Xiamen Open, to be held in China from April 24 to 28, 2019.
About Mikasa Canada
We all have a defining moment when the sport we play becomes the sport we love, the moment the game becomes a part of who we are. The passion and desire from that point is embedded in our spirit to achieve and compete at the highest level possible. Every morning practice, every once of sweat spilled defines who we are as athletes striving for the ultimate goal of championships and golden cups.
This focus on the game is the driving force behind Mikasa Canada. What’s your game? Our game is supplying you with the highest quality equipment, and we’ll prove it right here.
For further information, visit www.mikasasports.ca/ambassadors or follow us on Facebook: Facebook: @mikasasportscanada
About Mikasa Canada Ambassadors – Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan
Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan are a beach volleyball duo who is currently ranked third in the world. They were the first women to win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2018. In addition, they are a part of Team Canada and also proudly represent Mikasa Canada.For further information, follow them on:
Twitter/Instagram: @melissa_hp10 (Twitter) / @melissahumanaparedes (Instagram)
Twitter/Instagram/Website: @SarahPavan (Twitter) / sarah_pavan (Instagram) / www.sarahpavan.com
Facebook: @Melissa Humana-Paredes – Athlete / @SarahPavanOfficial