Volleyball Canada


Four Year Partnership with Active Ankle and Cramer

Feb. 09, 2017: Volleyball Canada has announced a four-year agreement with Active Ankle and Cramer Sports Medicine, part of the Performance Health family of brands.

"We are very pleased to build on this partnership moving forward. Active Ankle has been a long-term Volleyball Canada partner, and Cramer products is a new addition to the agreement. It is mutually beneficial to work to together to support the performance of Canadian volleyball athletes at all levels."

Mark Eckert — President and CEO, Volleyball Canada

Active Ankle will continue to be endorsed as the official ankle brace of Volleyball Canada, including 2017-2020 events, such as Nationals, and Canada’s Men’s and Women’s Indoor Volleyball National Teams. Volleyball Canada will also now recognize Cramer as the official athletic training product supplier.

Active Ankle and Cramer are committed to developing products that protect and help prevent injury for athletes participating at the highest levels of the sport. The companies will participate in joint marketing and social media efforts with Volleyball Canada, and explore additional solutions to enhance the product experience for both players and other Active Ankle and Cramer users. By working directly with Volleyball Canada, Active Ankle and Cramer will receive feedback from some of the highest performing athletes in the sport, which will fuel product development and continue to drive Active Ankle and Cramer’s commitment to providing best-in-class products to meet all athletes’ and athletic trainers’ needs.

We’re honored to form this strategic partnership with Volleyball Canada. There’s an incredibly strong alignment between our two organizations’ commitments to promoting performance, health, and safety to all athletes, especially those performing at levels of such high intensity and competitive standards. Volleyball Canada is a world-class organization, we could not have asked for a better partner."

Tim Dunphy — Senior Brand and Category Director, Active Ankle

Through the use of Active Ankle and Cramer products and services, Performance Health will continue to contribute to the support and advancement of competitive sports.

About Volleyball Canada

Volleyball Canada is the National Sport Organization for volleyball, and has approximately 64,000 registered participants. Volleyball Canada fosters the growth and development of the sport in Canada, and oversees the national programs for indoor, beach and sitting volleyball. For more information, see www.volleyball.ca

About Active Ankle

Leading the ankle brace category for more than 25 years, Active Ankle has continued to revolutionize the ankle protection market. Since the development of the original Trainer Rigid Ankle Brace, Active Ankle has been at the forefront of innovation in the ankle brace category. These products serve athletes and allow them to perform their best while providing unmatched support and design.

About Cramer

Cramer, part of the Performance Health family of brands, began in the sports medicine industry more than 95 years ago. Founding member of the National Athletic Trainer's Association, Chuck Cramer created the original Cramer Athletic Liniment in his family kitchen to treat an ankle injury before a track meet. Along with his older brother Frank, they built the business over decades, advancing and promoting the practice of athletic training throughout the nation.

About Performance Health

Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded rehabilitation and wellness products sold into a variety of U.S. clinical markets, leading national retailers and in over sixty countries through a multi-national network of distribution partners. The Company's product offering includes an innovative line of market-leading topical analgesics and a broad range of rehabilitation and wellness products. Performance Health markets its diverse product offering under the well-known and highly recognized Active Ankle®, TheraBand™, Biofreeze®, Perform®, Cramer®, Bon Vital'® and Hygenic® brandnames.