Capelli Sport to become the Official Uniform and Equipment supplier for Bend FC
Capelli Sport is pleased to announce a new long-term partnership with Bend FC. This agreement will make Capelli Sport the official and exclusive provider of game day uniforms for the Bend, Oregon–based organization. In addition to uniforms, Capelli Sport will also provide equipment, training apparel and coaches’ apparel, as well as clothing and merchandise for fans. The partnership is scheduled to begin with the 2024/2025 season, and will run for 10 years. Capelli Sport will outfit all of Bend FC’s 2,600 players from U6-U18.
Founded in 1994, Bend FC’s mission is to provide an elite player development environment for children at every level of the game that is safe, fun and competitive in nature. The club fields teams for athletes from the recreational to youth premier level, which includes the four phases of Bend FC’s competitive programs pyramid: Future STARS (U6-U7), Junior Development Academy (U8-U10), Youth Premier Academy (U11-U14), and High School Premier Academy (U15-U19).
Executive Director of Bend FC, Wayne Price said:
"I can't thank Capelli Sport enough for the sheer professionalism that they have shown through this entire process. When we started talking some months ago, it was obvious from very early on that Capelli Sport is more than a uniform provider. While we know the youth players and coaches will look sharp on the field in Capelli Sport apparel, it is the support that they are also providing on and off the turf that set them apart. There is so much more to be revealed as we enter into this partnership, but I couldn't be happier with the outcome. From the sales department to marketing, design and soccer divisions within the Capelli Sport organization, we couldn't be in better hands for many years to come. Not one email or phone call has not been answered or returned and we couldn't be happier to welcome Capelli Sport into the Bend FC family and I know they are delighted to welcome us to theirs. Thank you Capelli Sport."
President and CEO of Capelli Sport, George Altirs said:
“Capelli Sport is proud to be able to work with an extraordinary organization like Bend FC. Wayne and his club have been such a pleasure to get to know and collaborate with over these last few months and we are just as excited to reveal to the whole club what we have been working on. It’s great to see a club develop such great individuals on and off the field and we are thrilled they will be competing in our kits.”