New York, NY
Capelli Sport is proud to announce a new partnership with Professional Referee Organization (PRO). With a multi-year agreement in place, Capelli Sport will become the Official and Exclusive Uniform and Apparel Supplier for the referee organization responsible for managing the officiating program in professional soccer leagues in the United States.
PRO, a thriving referee organization that works alongside the top men’s and women’s professional leagues throughout the United States, and Capelli Sport, the international sportswear and team wear brand, have announced a long-term partnership between the organizations. Per the terms of the agreement, Capelli Sport will become the Official and Exclusive Uniform and Apparel Supplier for PRO officials working in Major League Soccer starting in 2021.
“We are thrilled to partner with this elite referee organization at the forefront of professional soccer in our country,” said Capelli Sport President and CEO George Altirs. “Producing top match officials is paramount to the success and growth of international soccer, and we are proud to be a part of it. We look forward to supporting the organization, officials and staff members on and off the field,” Altirs continued.
"Our officials are very enthusiastic about this new partnership with Capelli Sport,” PRO’s General Manager Howard Webb said. “As a growing company based in our geographic region, Capelli Sport offers a quality product and a sharp, fresh look for our officials. We are delighted to have partnered with Capelli Sport and look forward to developing a strong, fruitful relationship in the coming years.”
PRO works alongside US Soccer, Major League Soccer, the United Soccer League, and the National Women’s Soccer League. The organization’s mission is to increase the quality of officiating in U.S. professional leagues, produce professional-quality officials, and develop officials who will represent the United States in FIFA and Concacaf competitions.
Capelli Sport was founded in 2011 by President and CEO George Altirs, with the mission to provide quality, functionality and design for high-level performance on the field. Altirs’ more than 30 years in the apparel, fashion and accessory business with parent company, GMA Accessories, led to the creation of Capelli Sport. The brand’s innovative, world-class training gear, equipment and uniforms have yielded many global recreational, youth, club, collegiate, semi-professional and professional sports partnerships.
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