Peak Sports unveils USA Team apparel for 2015 Summer Universiade
June 19, 2015– Seattle, WA– BTI Events and Peak Sports are proud to announce their continued partnership in providing the official USA Team apparel for the 2015 Summer Universiade (World University Games) this July in Gwangju, Korea. The world’s second largest multi-sport international competition, behind the Olympics, will be held July 3-14 and the United States will be competing in 21 sports. More than 575 USA athletes, coaches, trainers, and officials will comprise the USA contingent, making it the largest U.S. delegation in the Universiade’s 65-plus year history.
Peak Sports will dress the United States delegation head-to-toe in red, white and blue apparel custom-designed and exclusive to USA Team.
“North America is a strategic market for Peak. It’s an incredible opportunity to be the exclusive official apparel partner of USA Team who represents the youth generation of America. We at Peak wish USA Team the best to achieve their glory in the 28th Summer World University Games!” said Mr. Zhihua Xu, CEO of Peak.
U.S. collegiate teams and individual athletes from across the American university system, including Stanford, UCLA, Kansas, Penn State, and over 100 other schools, will have an opportunity to chase Gold. Medal hopefuls will receive their exclusive team gear when they arrive in Gwangju for the Games.
“We are honored to have Peak provide the exclusive USA apparel once again for our World University Games teams during the 2015 Gwangju Summer Games,” said Nels Hawkinson, Deputy Head of USA Delegation. “USA Team will represent 21 sports and will wear this beautiful gear during the opening ceremonies and on the medal stands for every gold, sliver or bronze medal that our USA teams bring home from competition. We hope to provide each student-athlete with the best possible experience and we know that they will be proud to wear this incredible gear!” said Hawkinson.
Opening ceremonies for the 2015 World University Games take place on July 3rd where the USA team will showcase the apparel for the first time together. For more information about USA teams and to view USA Peak apparel photos please visit WUGUSA.com.
The World University Games or “Universiade” is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The name is a combination of the words “University” and “olympiad“. The Universiade is staged every two years in a different city. It is second only to the Olympic Games. The Summer Universiade consists of 10 compulsory sports with 13 compulsory disciplines and up to 3 optional sports chosen by the host country. The record figures are 10,622 participants in Shenzhen, China, in 2011 and 174 countries in Daegu, Korea, in 2003. The United States teams are organized and selected by BTI Events and the United States International Sports Federation (US-IUSF) in coordination with each respective sport’s National Governing Body (NGB).
Embracing FISU’s motto of ‘Excellence in Mind and Body’, the Summer Universiade incorporates educational and cultural aspects into 12 days of sports competitions, allowing university student-athletes from all over the world to celebrate with the host city in a true spirit of friendship and sportsmanship.