Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 14, 2017)—USA Ultimate announced today a partnership with Kikko Socks to become the Official Sock of the U.S. National Team through 2018.
As part of the two-year agreement, athletes representing the United States at three major international competitions – the 2017 World Games and the 2018 WFDF World U-24 and Junior Ultimate Championships – will be outfitted with custom U.S. National Team Kikko Socks.
Kikko joins Five Ultimate and Friction Gloves as U.S. National Team sponsors and providers of officially licensed merchandise.
“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with USA Ultimate to bring the National Team its first ultimate sock,” commented Kikko Socks owner and former U.S. National Team player Lisa Pitcaithley. “We are excited to see the teams in complete unison from top to bottom. These USA socks were made to give our athletes the highest comfort and bring home the gold… Go USA!”
Five Ultimate, Friction Gloves and Kikko Socks are working together to develop a consistent look for ultimate’s top athletes as they prepare to represent the United States.
“We’re honored to add Kikko Socks to our growing list of National Team sponsors and licensees,” said Andy Lee, USA Ultimate Managing Director of Marketing, Communications and Brand. “As a National Team alum and elite-level club division athlete, Lisa has invested a ton of time, energy and passion into developing a sock specifically for ultimate players. The designs that are about to be rolled out complement the overall look and feel of the team uniform very well and strike the perfect balance between clean simplicity and patriotic flare. We’re very excited to have our National Team athletes wearing Kikko Socks as part of an integrated look from head to toe.”
Officially licensed U.S. National Team Kikko Socks will be available for purchase this spring with a small portion of the proceeds supporting the team.
To learn more about Kikko Socks, visit www.kikkosocks.com.