June 10, 2011 12:13 pm;
Colorado Springs, CO – Defense Soap, producer of body cleaners and foam barriers specifically for wrestlers, judokas and other mat athletes, has signed to be an official sponsor of USA Judo.
“USA Judo is very pleased to be entering into a partnership with Defense Soap,” said Sherrie Phillips, Director of Marketing for USA Judo. “This is a product that is developed specifically to address the needs of athletes that are in mat sports. We are excited to be able to provide a product to our athletes that they can use and need on a daily basis.”
As part of the sponsorship agreement, USA Judo clubs will have the opportunity to market and sell Defense Soap products as a way to raise money for their programs by becoming a commissioned based distributor, explained Phillips.
USA Judo’s Chief Executive Officer Jose Rodriguez described the sponsorship as “a natural. We look forward to a long relationship with Defense Soap,” he said.
“We’re very excited to be an official partner of USA Judo,” said Guy Sako, founder of Defense Soap. Sako has been a Cleveland Police Officer for 21 years and youth wrestling coach for 16 years.
“We are both honored and humbled that such a prestigious organization is relying upon Defense Soap to help protect their athletes. We are more than up for the challenge and cannot wait to move even further ahead with USA Judo,” Sako said.
Defense Soap products are clinically tested and contains natural antimicrobial ingredients shown to be effective against common viruses such as MRSA, Staph, Ringworm, Impetigo & Herpes.
Defense Soap was founded in November of 2005. Originally, created to help protect youth wrestlers from skin infections, the Cleveland-based company has expanded to provide a full line of personal hygiene products for combat athletes, including bars, shower gel, body wipes and barrier foam. For more information, go to their website at www.defensesoap.com.
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