COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- USA Volleyball and Blue Diamond Almond Breeze have partnered for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, making Almond Breeze the organization's Official almondmilk. Blue Diamond, the world's largest almond processing company, will be providing Almond Breeze to USA Volleyball team members, coaches, trainers, chefs and nutritionists as a good alternative to dairy beverages.
"USA Volleyball welcomes Blue Diamond Almond Breeze to our growing list of valued partners," USA Volleyball Secretary General Kerry Klostermann said. "By partnering with Almond Breeze, a beverage that offers consumers and athletes a healthy lifestyle option, we can provide added value to our National Team athletes and support staff to promote greater success in training and competition. Our athletes serve as healthy, strong and courageous role models for our hundreds of thousands of junior athletes, and this partnership helps connect the two groups with better-for-you choices."
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze will not only help fuel Team USA Volleyball athletes, but will have a presence at select USA Volleyball events, including the USA Junior Beach Tour and Tour Championships, 2016 USA Volleyball Girls' Junior National Championships, 2016 USA Volleyball Boys' Junior National Championships and the USA Volleyball Open National Championships.
"We are thrilled to partner with and support Team USA Volleyball as they prepare for GOLD in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic games," said Suzanne Hagener, Group Marketing Manager at Blue Diamond Growers. "Blue Diamond Growers has been a longtime supporter and partner of various US teams. The USA Volleyball Teams are tireless in their efforts to train and perform, and Almond Breeze could not be more proud to support and fuel these athletes with our variety of almondmilk."
Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk comes in a wide range of sizes and flavors – many of which are available in both refrigerated and shelf-stable varieties. Refrigerated varieties can be immediately poured over cereal or consumed chilled in a standalone glass; shelf-stable varieties offer the convenience of Almond Breeze any time, but do not need to be refrigerated until opened. Most recently, Almond Breeze introduced its newest offering – the Almond Breeze Almondmilk Cashewmilk.
About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and sitting volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball has over 325,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of 28 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men's and women's senior national team programs for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball; youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education, certification programs and grassroots development across all disciplines. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, three Paralympic medals since 2004 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information please visit www.usavolleyball.org.
About Almond Breeze
Almond Breeze Almondmilk has become a top-selling non-dairy milk alternative. Its Unsweetened Original and Unsweetened Vanilla varieties are low calorie and a rich source of calcium, providing a great dairy alternative consumers can implement into active lifestyles. Almond Breeze's rich creamy taste is available in a wide choice of flavors that can be easily enjoyed alone, in smoothies, on cereal or cooked in delicious dishes. For more information, visit www.AlmondBreeze.com or follow us via Facebook (facebook.com/almondbreeze), Twitter (@AlmondBreeze), Instagram (@almondbreeze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/almondbreeze/).
About Blue Diamond
Blue Diamond Growers is the world's largest almond marketer and processor. It created the almond industry in 1910 and opened world markets over 100 years ago when Spain and Italy were the major producers of almonds. While the U.S. market is the largest single market for almonds, over 70 percent of them are exported to 95 countries worldwide. Almonds are California's largest food export and they rank among the top ten food exports in America. California produces over 80 percent of the world's supply. For more information, visit www.bluediamond.com.
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