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UIL Announces Spalding as Official Ball Provider

Media Contact: Kate Hector
Phone: 512-471-5883
Fax: 512-471-6589

Date: Jul 21, 2017
Category: Athletics


AUSTIN, TX—The University Interscholastic League is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with Spalding as the official ball provider of the UIL beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Spalding will provide athletic balls for all UIL state and regional tournaments.

“We are excited to partner with Spalding and bring high quality products with a proven history of excellence to the athletes of Texas,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt.

“Spalding is very excited to be back working with the UIL,” stated John Salay, Spalding Director of Sales. “Our partnership with the UIL and their member schools is important to our team business and we are especially pleased to be able to include gymnasium equipment support into our agreement.” added Salay 

The goal of the UIL is to provide quality equipment to student-athletes at state and regional tournaments. For more information on Spalding as the “official” ball provider of the UIL and their gymnasium equipment offerings please visit the UIL website at:

About the UIL

The University Interscholastic League was created by The University of Texas at Austin to provide leadership and guidance to public school debate and athletic teachers. Since 1910 the UIL has grown into the largest inter-school organization of its kind in the world. The UIL continues to operate as part of the University of Texas, under the auspices of the Vice President for Diversity & Community Engagement. 

The UIL exists to provide educational extracurricular academic, athletic, and music contests. Representing quality educational competitions administered by school people on an equitable basis.

About Spalding

Spalding is the “Official” Basketball of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), the “Official” Backboard of the NBA and NCAA, the “Official” Volleyball of the King of the Beach Volleyball Tour, and the “Official” Ball for many high school associations throughout the country. In addition to being the leading producer and marketer of basketballs, footballs, baseballs, volleyballs and soccer balls, Spalding produces softballs under the Dudley brand. The Spalding and Dudley trademarks are owned by Russell Brands, LLC

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