The Greater Columbus Sports Commission has partnered with Sports Imports, the industry leader in designing, engineering, and manufacturing volleyball equipment in the Americas since 1976. Sports Imports President Danielle Calo will join the Sports Commission Board of Commissioners.

Headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, Sports Imports proudly serves as the trusted partner and official net system of the NCAA, NJCAA, USAV, NFHS, and AVCA. More than 90% of NCAA Division I programs use its equipment. In 2010, Sports Imports was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame for its contributions and commitment to the volleyball industry. In 2023, Sports Imports proudly became a 100% employee-owned business, strengthening its commitment to excellence.

“This partnership is a great opportunity to further invest in the enrichment of our community through sport,” Calo said. “We believe sports are the great unifier of cultures and communities and look forward to contributing to the mission of the Sports Commission as a resource and advocate for our city to thrive.” 

Sports Imports has demonstrated its investment in the community through its partnership and volunteerism at Community Youth Camp, the Sports Commission’s annual sports sampling camp that provides equitable opportunities for kids in Columbus to learn more than a dozen sports.

Located at the core of USA Volleyball’s largest region, Columbus has hosted five USA Volleyball national championships and two NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championships in the last 10 years. Columbus will welcome the Columbus Fury of Pro Volleyball Federation and the USA Volleyball Open National Championship in 2024. For more information about volleyball in Columbus, click here.

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