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Philadelphia KiXX Partner with Jako
Club Names German-based Apparel Company as Team's Official Uniform Supplier Through 2006-07 Campaign

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

By David Deal
Philadelphia KiXX Director of Communitions

Philadelphia KiXX Executive Vice President/General Manager Greg Bibb announced today that the club has partnered with German-based uniform supplier JAKO. As per League policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“It is with great pride that we introduce JAKO as our exclusive uniform provider,” Bibb stated. “The JAKO brand is synonymous throughout the world with quality and functionality. Our ability to partner with such a well-respected and recognizable soccer brand is yet another example of our ever-improving position on the professional sports landscape.”

Per the partnership, JAKO becomes the official uniform supplier of the KiXX through the 2006-07 campaign. JAKO will also provide the club with all training apparel, travel equipment and practice gear. In addition, JAKO becomes the official t-shirt supplier for both the upcoming Citizens Bank Philadelphia KiXX 3v3 Tournament and the 2005 Citizens Bank Philadelphia KiXX Summer Kamp program.

Based in Germany and founded 15 years ago, JAKO (pronounced YAW-ko) provides uniforms and equipment for many leading European clubs, including several Bundesliga sides. The JAKO brand stands for a proven line of soccer apparel and equipment that incorporates the latest technologies in material and design. For more information on the company, please visit their official website at

“We are delighted to be entering a corporate partnership with the Philadelphia KiXX,” stated Markus Maritz, President of JAKO USA. “The partnership with a well-known professional team such as the KiXX allows us to branch into a new market, continuing our expansion as an organization. We look forward to the upcoming season and many years to come.”

JAKO joins the Philadelphia KiXX corporate family, including Citizens Bank, Cherry Hill Nissan, Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, EwingCole, Meissner Chevrolet-Oldsmobile, Ramada Inn, and Wachovia. The KiXX become part of a growing family of USA based professional Soccer organizations now outfitted by JAKO, including the Harrisburg City Islanders, the Charlotte Eagles, the New Jersey Stallions and Tab Ramos’ New Jersey Soccer Academy.

The introduction of JAKO as the club’s official uniform provider comes three weeks prior to the team’s start of training camp, which is scheduled to begin September 13.

The KiXX have also scheduled an open tryout and an invitational combine for players (18 and older) interested in showcasing their skills and possibly becoming a member of the team. The open tryout will be held on September 9-10 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm ET, while the combine is slated for September 11-12 with training scheduled for 9:00 am to 1:00 pm ET on Saturday and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET on Sunday. Both sessions will be held at Tri-State Sports, the team’s official practice facility, which is located at 63 Concord Road in Aston, PA.

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