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RAPIDFORCE, AVP Partner On Chicago Championships This Weekend

RapidForceThe Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) has added RAPIDFORCE as a sponsor for the AVP Championships in Chicago, at which April Ross and Phil Dalhausser will be competing wearing RAPIDFORCE’s innovative shapes for muscle support and pain relief. The tournament, which runs Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 1-4, 2016, is free to the public all weekend long. For more information about the championships please visit, http://avp.com/event/avp-championships-in-chicago/.

Ross is a 2012 Olympian and World Champion with 40 international tournament wins, who won bronze with Kerri Walsh Jennings in the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Dalhausser is a 2008 Olympian and World Champion who has 79 international tournament wins. They are among elite athletes competing in AVP’s final tournament of the year. Both athletes wear RAPIDFORCE shapes that represent the next generation of kinesiology tape – 15 times stronger than traditional tape, yet highly flexible, durable and reliable to reduce pain and swelling while increasing blood flow.

“The number one thing I like about RAPIDFORCE is that it is way more supportive,” Ross said. “I can choose from whatever shape I need for any area of my body. It has helped me with every ache and pain I’ve had since using it. I have full faith in it!”

“We are proud to see our shapes on elite athletes who choose the science and comfort that our advanced products provide to improve performance and safety on the court,” said Jeff Smith, president of RAPIDFORCE, who will attend the championships and conduct on-site product demonstrations. “AVP is the premiere beach volleyball tour to demonstrate how our shape technology advances kinesiology tape for high-performance sports – and this is how kinesiology tape is evolving to benefit all levels of athletes.”

Ross and Dalhausser will join Smith for several RAPIDFORCE shapes demonstrations during the championships to show how they use the product and to sign autographs. A complete schedule of the demonstrations will be available on RAPIDFORCE’s Facebook page, RAPIDFORCE phs.

“We are pleased to welcome RAPIDFORCE as a partner at our season-ending Championships,” said Donald Sun, Managing Partner of the AVP. “AVP players compete at the highest level of the sport, making them ideal for the technology RAPIDFORCE has developed.”

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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