LOS ALAMITOS, CALIF., December 9, 2005 – USA Water Polo and S&R Sport announced today that their existing partnership is expanding to include S&R Sport's title sponsorship of the 2006 S&R Sport National Junior Olympics.
USA Water Polo's 2006 S&R Sport National Junior Olympics will be held July 30-August 7 in Los Angeles, Calif., home of one of two S&R Sport locations (The second is in St. Louis, Mo.). The expanded contract will also include the S&R Sport/USA Water Polo Athlete of the Week program and support of the USA Water Polo sport development program.
"We are pleased to enhance our existing partnership with S&R Sport. Their presence in the Los Angeles are is a natural fit for the 2006 Junior Olympics and their commitment to excellence is a shared vision for both organizations," said USA Water Polo Executive Director Tom Seitz.
Steve and Rob Granick, co-owners of S&R Sport added, "Junior Olympics in the USA is the premier grass roots water polo tournament in the world. To become the title sponsor of such an extraordinary event adds to our position as a positive force in the water polo community. One important element of our involvement in this tournament is sponsoring initiatives to improve the desk management at Junior Olympics. Making the tournament more professional is a goal shared by S&R Sport and USA Water Polo."
USA Water Polo is the National Governing Body for the sport of water polo in the United States. The Junior Olympics is the largest annual water polo tournament in America with over 450 boys and girls teams competing for age group titles. The 2005 event was held in San Jose, Calif.