October 30, 2002-Dallas, Texas
Diadora, one of the worlds premier soccer brands, announced today that they have joined forces with Dallas Cup, the worlds foremost international youth soccer tournament, as the Official Equipment Sponsor.
The Dallas Cup Tournament, now in its 24th year, draws elite boys youth teams ranging from 12-19 years of age from countries around the world.
Teams that have competed in this prestigious tournament include Real Madrid of Spain, Ajax from the Netherlands, AC Milan of Italy, Manchester United from England, Boca Juniors of Argentina, Sao Paulo FC, Brazil, Bayer Leverkussen, Germany and Guadalajara of Mexico..
Ray Mackey, President of the Dallas Cup Board of Directors stated, We are delighted to join with Diadora. It was apparent from our initial discussions that Diadora has the same passion and vision to take the tournament to another level.
Diadora President, Bill Nuttall added, Its a perfect union.The Dallas Cup represents the best in youth talent and because Diadora is one of the most recognized international soccer companies, it seemed like this was the right fit. We sponsor a lot of youth tournaments and camps, but this is the largest event. Some of the other youth events include the Seattle Cup and the Pegasus Cup of San Diego. Kyle Mertel, National Sales Manager for Soccer, echoes Nuttalls sentiments, The Dallas Cup will be the highlight of Diadoras continued support and success in youth soccer.
Diadora America, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of performance footwear and apparel for soccer, running, and tennis. Based in Kent, Washington since 1983, Diadora America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Diadora/Invicta, a 53-year-old leader in sports footwear, apparel and equipment. Diadora products are available nationwide at leading specialty retailers, sports specialty catalogues, and online retailers.