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SELECT IS THE OFFICIAL SOCCER BALL OF THE DCSAA SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS

By Josh Barr, 11/08/22, 2:30PM EST

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2022

SELECT IS THE OFFICIAL SOCCER BALL OF THE DCSAA SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS

WASHINGTON – The District of Columbia State Athletic Association today proudly announced that Select will continue to be the Official Soccer Ball of the DCSAA. As part of the partnership, the Select Royale soccer ball will be used exclusively during this week’s DCSAA Boys and Girls Soccer State Championships. “As a former soccer player who continues to coach, I know the outstanding quality and performance of Select soccer balls and we are pleased to be using the Select Royale as the official ball of the DCSAA state championships,” DCSAA Executive Director Kenny Owens said. “We look forward to another great tournament and crowning this year’s state champions. Thank you to Select for their support of DCSAA soccer!” The DCSAA state tournament kicked off with first-round games Tuesday. The championship doubleheader will be played Sunday at Catholic University’s Carlini Field. “Select Sport is proud to be the official match ball of the District of Columbia State Athletic Association,” Select Sport Director of Sales Charley Dumphy said. “Founded in 1947, Select has been the leading innovator in soccer ball design and construction and has been producing performance soccer balls for 75 years. Select --- Dedicated to Quality!” CONTACT: Josh Barr, josh.barr@dc.gov About the District of Columbia State Athletic Association The District of Columbia State Academic Association has served District of Columbia public schools, public charter schools, and independent private and parochial schools since 2012. Studies regularly show that students who participate in extracurricular activities generally are better prepared to succeed beyond high school and under DCSAA guidance, studentathlete participation has risen 44 percent. DCSAA empowers its members. About Select Soccer Balls Select is the “Official Ball” of more countries’ top-level professional leagues than any other Brand, including the German Bundesliga with its sister company Derbystar and Liga Portugal among others. • Select is the “Official Ball” of all the USL Leagues, the NAIA, NJCAA, and 7 state high school associations. 2 • Select will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary as a producer of footballs (soccer balls) in 2022. • Select produces 3.5 million balls per year at its exclusive factory in Pakistan, Anwar Khawaja Industries, who does not produce balls for any other brand. 

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