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Molten Introduces X-Series Basketballs Featuring Improved Touch and Enhanced Visibility

Reno, NV – Molten USA, a manufacturer of competition quality sports balls and equipment, has announced the release of the elite Molten X-Series basketballs in the United States, Canada and Latin America. The new Molten X-Series basketballs will succeed the popular BGL, BGG, and BGM basketball series. The X-Series combines Molten’s Advanced Basketball Technology with subtle modifications to provide even more functionality for elite athletes across the globe. Included in the changes are a uniform surface texture and an increase in the color contrast of the signature 12-panel GUIGIARO design. By integrating tradition with innovation, Molten’s X-Series aims for maximum grip and control, consistency in contact, and increased visibility. The X-Series BGL7X and BGL6X models will be used as the official basketballs in all FIBA sanctioned international games as well as the official ball of numerous elite leagues and organizations through 2018. Molten continues to develop and provide products with sophisticated design and superb functionality for the entire basketball community and maintain its commitment to the brand statement, “for the real game.” ■ X-Series Product Features 1. Consistent Touch To improve consistency of touch, the shape and placement of each pebble was modified and aligned to create a uniform surface texture, revolutionizing the traditional pebble pattern. Traditional pebble placement Uniform pebble alignment 2. Enhanced Visibility Increased contrast between the ball’s feature colors provides the ultimate experience in ball visibility. Players can focus on every movement of the ball. Additionally, the rotation of the ball can be seen at greater distances, allowing fans to see every detail of play. ■ Product Overview ModelBGLXBGGXBGMXTechFlat Pebble Surface, Full Flat Seams, X-Series TechnologyX-Series TechnologyX-Series TechnologyCoverGenuine LeatherPremium Composite LeatherSynthetic LeatherUsageIndoor UseIndoor UseIndoor / Outdoor UseSizesOfficial 7, Intermediate 6Official 7, Intermediate 6Official 7, Intermediate 6, Junior 5■ Official Game Ball of FIBA As a global sponsor of FIBA, Molten has been their official game ball supplier since 1982 and Molten’s top leather basketballs have served as the official game ball for numerous international tournaments, competitions and associations across the globe. The newly designed GL7X and GL6X will continue to be used as the official basketballs in all FIBA international games.

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Molten USA Partner FUNDaFIELD Helps to ‘Pass it Forward’

Reno, NV – Molten USA has enjoyed a successful partnership this year with Kyle Weiss and the FUNDaFIELD organization. Weiss, founder of FUNDaFIELD, is a World of Children Award Honoree that created the organization to build soccer fields for vulnerable children in the developing world. Often referred to as ‘The Nobel Peace Prize for child advocacy’, the World [...]

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World of Children® Award Partners with Molten USA to ‘Pass it Forward’

Reno, NV – World of Children Award and Molten USA have joined together to help promote youth leadership through Molten’s Pass it Forward program. The partnership will include collaboration on a variety of levels to not only advance the Pass it Forward program, but to inspire Pass it Forward participants to learn about World of Children Award’s youth leaders and the efforts they are making to improve the lives of vulnerable children around the globe. One important element of the partnership is the annual selection of a World of Children Honoree to become a [...]

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USA Volleyball Partners with Molten USA to 'Pass it Forward'

Reno, NV – USA Volleyball has partnered with Molten USA to further their efforts to spread the joy of sport and play through Molten’s Pass it Forward Program. An interactive and educational program, Pass it Forward aims to promote youth sport participation while creating a space to discuss topics such as philanthropy, sportsmanship and accountability. Learn more at: http://moltenusa.com/passitforward “Through Pass it Forward, we have the opportunity to educate youth regarding the value of participation in sports as well as the importance of leading a responsible, active and healthy lifestyle," said Melissa Dawson, President of Molten USA. "By providing youth [...]

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USA Volleyball Expands Sponsorship with Molten to Include Official Outdoor Volleyball

Colorado Springs, CO – USA Volleyball announced today that it has expanded its partnership with Molten USA by adding the designations “Official Outdoor Volleyball of USA Volleyball” and “Official Volleyball – Court, Sand and Grass” to the overall sponsorship relationship. In the summer of 2011, Molten renewed its current agreement as the “Official Sponsor of USA Volleyball, Its National Teams, High Performance Program, National Championships and Coaching Accreditation Program.” Both the existing and new sponsorships are effective through 2016 and will include collaboration on a variety of grassroots and cross-promotional elements as well the continuation of comprehensive joint social media initiatives and philanthropic programs, such as the Pass it Forward Program. “Molten USA has been a tremendous, forward-thinking partner over the past 17 years and it is exciting to expand this mutually beneficial sponsor relationship to include the sand and grass game through the 2016 Olympic quadrennial,” USA Volleyball Secretary General Kerry Klostermann said. “Molten USA’s support for USA Volleyball programs has been superb and we look forward to working together to grow and promote the sport of volleyball in new ways through this long-term partnership.” Molten has been the official volleyball of the U.S. National Teams since 1997. In 2001, Molten expanded the partnership to include the USA Volleyball High Performance programs, Coaching Accreditation Program, the USA Volleyball Girls’ and Boys’ Junior National Championships and the USA Volleyball Open National Championships for adult players. “Molten is excited to expand our partnership as the Official Outdoor Volleyball of USA Volleyball,” said Molten USA President Melissa Dawson. “Since our partnership began in 1997, it is clear that both partners are committed to the support and advancement of the sport of volleyball, from the court to the sand. Molten is dedicated to being at the forefront of technological innovation with the goal of providing the highest quality and value to athletes. Molten looks forward to a very successful future partnership with USA Volleyball and will continue to demonstrate its commitment to producing the absolute [...]

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Official Game Ball of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup to Feature a Custom Commemorative Design

Molten Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of competition quality sports balls, will provide the official game ball for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. This prestigious event, formerly known as the FIBA World Championships, is the flagship event of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and will take place in Spain from August 30, 2014 through September [...]

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Molten to be the Official Game Ball for the International Handball Federation

Molten Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of competition quality sports balls, and the International Handball Federation (IHF) have signed an agreement naming Molten the official game ball of the IHF. Beginning with the 2014 Women’s Junior World Championships held in Croatia on June 28, 2014, Molten’s elite X5000 Series Handballs will be used in all games [...]

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Molten FLISTATEC® Volleyball is the Official Volleyball for the 2014 USAV Boys' Junior National Championship and the Open Volleyball Championships

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Volleyball will utilize the latest advancements in volleyball technology at a majority of its upcoming 2014 National Championship events with the switch to Molten’s innovative V5M5000-3 FLISTATEC® volleyball.The USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championships and the USA Volleyball Open Volleyball Championships will use the red/white/blue V5M5000-3 model, which features patent pending FLISTATEC® Flight Stability Technology and a premium micro-fiber composite cover.“We have been using this ball at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships for the past four years, as well as the third year for the Men’s Open Division and second year of the Premier Volleyball League at the USA Volleyball Open Championships in 2013,” USA Volleyball Senior Director Tom Pingel said. “It has been positively received and we look forward to implementing the ball into our National programs and events on a wider basis.”“Molten USA is very excited for the 2014 transition to the FLISTATEC® volleyball for the USA Volleyball Boys’ Junior National Championship and the USA Volleyball Open National Championships,” said Melissa Dawson Ricketts, President of Molten USA. “The V5M5000 FLISTATEC® volleyball has had great success since the V5M5000 made its debut at the 2012 NCAA Men’s Volleyball Collegiate National Championship and Division III Championship. USA Volleyball has continued to enhance the level of play while providing cutting edge technology for its participants.”Molten is the “Official Sponsor of USA Volleyball, Its National Teams, High Performance Program, National Championships and Coaching Accreditation Program.”The Molten V5M5000-3 is the official volleyball for NORCECA (North America, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation) and the Italian professional league for both men and women.

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Molten Attending the 2013 AYSO NAGM

Reno, NV- As a proud sponsor and official ball of AYSO, Molten is pleased to announce their presence at AYSO's 2013 National Annual General Meeting (NAGM) in Washington DC.This year's NAGM is set for Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26, 2012, and will be located at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference [...]

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2013 NCAA® Men's Volleyball National Championships

Molten was proud to return to the court as the official volleyball of the 2013 NCAA® National Collegiate & DIII Men's Volleyball Championships.The National Collegiate Championships were help at Pauley Pavillion - UCLA, May 4th & 6th, 2013. UC Irvine proved their right to the at-large bid with their decisive victory over BYU in the [...]

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