Central Penn College announced that Capelli Sport, the international sportswear and team-wear brand, will serve as the new uniform and equipment supplier for the men’s and women’s soccer teams.
Per the terms of the multi-year agreement, Capelli Sport will supply its innovative uniforms and apparel, as well as the brand’s FIFA-regulated soccer balls, to the school’s soccer programs beginning fall 2018.
“Our players are excited to be outfitted in uniforms provided by Capelli Sport,” said Ubaldo Murillo, head coach for the CPC women’s soccer team. “Capelli is recognized as a leader in sports gear, especially in the world of soccer. Having quality equipment is a commitment to our program’s success,” said Murillo.
Central Penn College men’s and women’s soccer teams kick off the 2018 season with away games against Penn State Lehigh Valley on August 27. The men’s 16-game schedule includes contests against Penn State Mont Alto, Penn State Schuylkill and Patrick Henry. The women’s team plays a 15-game schedule that includes matches against Notre Dame of Maryland as well as many of the same opponents as the men’s team.
“Our sports teams provide our students the opportunity to receive a well-rounded education at Central Penn College,” said Athletic Director Dave Baker, who also serves as the college’s student retention officer. “This year, we’re expecting to field our strongest squads in recent years,” he said.
Capelli Sport was founded in 2011 by President George Altirs, with the mission to provide quality, functionality and design for high-level performance on the field. Altirs’ more than 25 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, club, semi-professional and professional sports partnerships.
In seven years of operation, Capelli Sport has become the official outfitter for a number of internationally recognized sporting organizations and clubs including, but not limited to, MSV Duisburg of Germany’s 2. Bundesliga, Penn FC of the United Soccer League, Fútbol Consultants Moravia of the Liga De Ascenso in Costa Rica, Montego Bay United FC of Jamaica’s National Premier League, and Inter Allies FC of the Ghana Premier League. Additionally, Capelli Sport outfits Panachaiki FC of the Second Division in Greece, and Deportes Temuco and San Luis De Quillota of the Primera División in Chile.
“We are looking forward to partnering with Central Penn College as Capelli Sport continues its growth throughout Pennsylvania,” Capelli Sport President George Altirs said. “With Capelli Sport uniforms, apparel, and gear, both the men’s and women’s soccer teams will be properly outfitted and equipped for training and matches this coming season.”