New Volleyball Partnerships in the Gulf Coast

MIKASA Sports is pleased to announce two new partnerships in the Gulf Coast area. One is with the Louisiana Outdoor Volleyball Association (LOVA) and White Sands Volleyball courts, a prominent beach volleyball complex in southeast Louisiana, and one is with Emerald Coast Volleyball, host of several beach volleyball tournaments in Florida. Both organizations have signed an exclusive agreement with MIKASA for 3 years that makes the King of the Beach Pro volleyball the official ball of all Emerald Coast and White Sands/LOVA leagues and tournaments.

“It is great to team up with a company that is committed to working with grassroots volleyball, as well as the world’s best,” says Bruce White of White Sands. Mike Minch of Emerald Coast states, “I am very excited to have the Mikasa King of the Beach ball back with us once again as the Official Ball of all of our Emerald Coast Volleyball events.”

“We are honored to have the opportunity to grow together as a new partner with premier beach volleyball venues and organizations, like White Sands Volleyball / LOVA and Emerald Coast Volleyball. We support athletes with the world’s leading products and services,” says Masayuki Fukui, CEO of Mikasa Sports USA.

White Sands Beach Volleyball is a great sand volleyball location for southeast Louisiana in the New Orleans area. The Louisiana Outdoor Volleyball Association (LOVA) has sanctioned over 744 events at complexes along the Gulf Coast since the first volleyball tournament in April 1980. LOVA has hosted national professional tournaments such as the AVP Tour, DeKyper/Playboy Tour, Coors Light WPVA Tour, Bud Light 4 Men & Women Tour, Planet Spike, Serve it Up, Spalding Gold Tour, Corona Wide Open Tour, AAU National Jr. Beach Doubles Championship and the Misty May Tour. During the past 27 years 24,700 six-person volleyball teams have competed in the leagues at LOVA complexes.

Find them at, FB: White Sands Beach Volleyball, Instagram: @whitesandsnola

Every year the Emerald Coast of Florida hosts two premiere volleyball events, the Emerald Coast Volleyball Week and the Emerald Coast Fall Classic that take place on the beautiful beaches of Okaloosa Island, Florida. These week-long events feature a multitude of volleyball activities, including bring your own doubles, co-ed doubles, king/queen of the beach and the famous Fudpucker 4 Player beach volleyball tournament.

Find them at, FB: Emerald Coast Volleyball, Instagram: @emeraldcoastvolleyball

MIKASA USA, headquartered in Corona, California, is a leading global sports brand specializing in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing and sales of a comprehensive range of volleyballs and volleyball equipment and accessories. MIKASA has a rich and storied volleyball heritage. Our focus on the game is the driving force behind MIKASA and our mission is to supply the highest quality equipment for the volleyball game – indoor, outdoor or beach.

Find us at, FB: Mikasa Sports USA, Instagram: @mikasasportsusa, Twitter: @MikasaUSA

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