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2018-19 OHSAA News

Wilson to Serve as Official Soccer Ball of the OHSAA in Fall 2018

May 10, 2018
News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Executive Director Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
For Immediate Release – May 10, 2018
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, tstried@ohsaa.org
Wilson to Serve as Official Soccer Ball of the OHSAA in Fall 2018  
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association is proud to announce that Wilson Sporting Goods will provide the official soccer ball of the OHSAA, Executive Director Dr. Dan Ross has announced. Wilson has been the OHSAA’s official football partner for many years and provides the official game ball that is used in all OHSAA tournaments.
“We are pleased to have this opportunity to work with Wilson as the Official Soccer Ball of the OHSAA,” Dr. Ross said. “We highly value the relationship that we have with Wilson and the excellent products that they provide, which our member schools, coaches and student-athletes enjoy using throughout the tournaments.”
“The OHSAA’s dedication to young athletes across the state is tremendous and mirrors our own love of sports,” said Kevin Murphy, General Manager, Team Sports, Wilson. “We look forward to working with OHSAA towards further enriching their soccer programs and supporting coaches and students as they pursue their athletic goals.”
The Wilson Forte FYBrid II Soccer Ball is the official soccer ball of the OHSAA tournament for the 2018-19 school year. Key features include: 
  • Engineered geometric contact zones for more controlled, precise strikes with predictable ball flight.
  • A technologically-advanced ball cover that offers players more control, and that minimizes water and moisture absorption for extended durability.
  • A high-tech bladder that ensures a balanced, round shape with explosive rebound acceleration. 
Chicago-based Wilson Sporting Goods Co., a subsidiary of Amer Sports Corporation, is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance sports equipment, apparel, bags, and accessories. The Company invents, designs and partners to create consumer-driven, best-in-class products that push sports equipment into new territories. Celebrating more than a century in sports, the Company is the Official Soccer Ball of the NCAA Division I, II and III Men's and Women's Soccer Championships. Wilson is also the Official Soccer Ball of 30 high school athletic associations.
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