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MZD to market volleyball sponsorships

August 29, 2009

Locally based MZD Advertising has signed a contract to market sponsorships and a trade show for the Mizuno Volleyball Mid East Qualifier, to be held in 2010 in Indianapolis and St. Louis.

MZD will be responsible for creating a trade show of vendors interested in an audience of parents, teenage girls, coaches and fans who are actively involved in competitive volleyball. MZD also will develop sponsorship programs for companies interested in reaching the same audience.

The Mizuno tournaments will be here March 26-28 and feature players 15, 17 and 18 years old.  Players ages 12, 13, 14 and 16 will meet in St. Louis March 19-21.

The tournament is also expected to attract more than 350 college coaches to watch many of the country’s top volleyball players. Players from more than 40 states are expected to participate. The tournament is being organized by Plainfield-based Capital Sports Center Inc.

The Mizuno Volleyball Mid East Qualifier came to Indianapolis last March, drawing 20,000 players, coaches and spectators who occupied some 12,000 hotel rooms.

From March 6-8, the 2009 Mizuno Mid East Qualifier featured 520 teams and 6,000 girls ages 16, 17 and 18.•

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