Irvine, CA – March XX, 2021 – KAP7 International, Inc., the preeminent water polo equipment company, has renewed their agreement to serve as the official ball of USA Water Polo. The multi-year agreement will have KAP7 International, Inc., founded by water polo Olympians Bradley Schumacher and Wolf Wigo, continue to place their signature KAP7 water polo balls into play at a variety of USAWP events. The four-year extension will also see KAP7 as the new title sponsor of Champions Cup, USA Water Polo’s premier 14U National Championship. In addition, KAP7 will support event sanctioning efforts and USAWP’s mobile coaching app.
"KAP7 is extremely excited to extend our longstanding partnership with USA Water Polo by continuing to provide the Women’s and Men’s National Teams with the best water polo ball in the world. Working together through this difficult year, it was evident that KAP7 and USA Water Polo could accomplish more in the area of water polo development by extending our partnership,” said Bradley Schumacher and Wolf Wigo, KAP7 Founders. “The work being done by USAWP to foster diversity and equity in our sport, is directly aligned with KAP7’s mission to grow the sport of water polo for all athletes, worldwide. To support this goal, KAP7 is dedicated to creating and providing the equipment necessary to break down barriers to starting new water polo programs. We look forward to 2021 as a year of recovery and resilience. We are especially excited to follow our Women’s and Men’s National Teams on their journey to bring home Olympic Gold in Tokyo!"“KAP7 International has quickly established themselves as a leader in the water polo ball business. KAP7 balls are found at all levels of play in the United States (collegiate, high school and age group) and abroad. In addition to producing a world-class water polo ball, supporting our Olympians in founders Wolf Wigo and Bradley Schumacher, we remain very much aligned in vision...continue to grow the game of water polo!” said Nancy Atufunwa, USAWP Director of Marketing Since 2017 KAP7 balls are used in many USA Water Polo hosted competitions including the Junior Olympics, KAP7 Champions Cup, Rock-tober PCA 12 & Under Classic, and all Olympic Development Program events.
As part of their efforts to grow water polo and provide easier access to the sport, the new KAP7 Water Polo Trainer (a revolutionary new float device that helps start kids playing water polo as early as Age 4!), as well as a tremendous toolkit for groups looking to start water polo programs in underserved and new areas.About KAP7 International, Inc.KAP7 was formed to design and build innovative world-class products for the water polo community. The company's products are "Built by Water Polo Players, For Water Polo Players". KAP7 is committed to growing the sport of water polo around the world. A portion of every sale goes back to the sport. We are club athletes. We were collegiate athletes. We are Olympians. We are fans. We are coaches. We love providing the best products. We love water polo. We are water polo.Founders: Bradley Schumacher (2 x Olympic Gold Medalist) & Wolf Wigo (3 x Olympian & World Champion)www.KAP7.com
About USA Water PoloUSA Water Polo, Inc., is the national governing body for water polo in America, overseeing our United States Olympic program as well as 20 different championship events annually, such as Junior Olympics and Masters National Championships. With more than 50,000 members, USAWP also is the sanctioning authority for more than 500 member clubs and more than 400 tournaments nationwide. USAWP is committed to the development of the sport throughout the U.S., fostering grass-roots expansion while providing a national system of affiliated clubs, certified coaches, and officials. For more information, visit www.usawaterpolo.org.