|02 May 2014|
|FIBA Europe Secretary General Kamil Novak and Spalding representative Stefan Schey|
FIBA Europe and Spalding have announced a partnership for the 2014 3x3 EuroTour, giving Spalding the status of Official Ball Supplier for the Tour.
The agreement means that the Spalding TF33 will be used as the official game ball at the various events this summer. Spalding will also provide clothing equipment for the participating teams.
This summer's Tour includes three qualifying tournaments for the inaugural 3x3 European Championships which are to be staged in Bucharest, Romania, from 5-7 September.
"We have found in Spalding a partner that has immediately identified themselves with our concept and vision for the 3x3 project," FIBA Europe Secretary General Kamil Novak said following the conclusion of the agreement.
"Moreover they completely understand our needs and are ready to help us grow the project which is exactly what we aim for in the future."
Stefan Schey, Spalding Brand Manager in Germany added:
"Spalding is very proud and happy to be a partner of the 3x3 EuroTour. It is a great opportunity to grow our reputation of providing the most authentic and high quality sporting goods equipment out on the courts.
"We completely support and join FIBA Europe's philosophy of bringing basketball to the people and helping to create opportunities for everybody to play basketball."