SIGVARIS enters into partnership with the Indianapolis Colts, supplying the NFL-team with Athletic Recovery Socks

Top Quote SIGVARIS is very pleased to announce that it will be providing Athletic Compression Socks to the Indianapolis Colts for the 2010-11and 2011-12 football seasons. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) January 17, 2010 - Atlanta, GA: SIGVARIS, the global leader of graduated compression garments, will supply the Indianapolis Colts with the "Athletic Recovery", a sports compression sock for post-game and post-practice recovery and as a travel-sock for games on the road.

    "We are very excited about our partnership with the Indianapolis Colts. Not only will the Colts help us grow the SIGVARIS name in the sport compression market, but SIGVARIS will also have the chance to provide a product which will help professional athletes optimize performance through faster recovery", said Jason Kern, product manager for SIGVARIS North America.

    The Colts have won more regular season games in the last ten years than any other NFL team has ever won in a decade (115) and the team has made the playoffs 9 of the past 10 years. The Indianapolis Colts are a national brand, typically appearing on prime time television 4 to 5 times each year.

    "We're very pleased to be partnering with SIGVARIS. The Colts believe in partnering with companies that share our passion to be the best, and SIGVARIS & the Athletic Recovery Socks fit the bill", said Tom Zupancic, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for the Indianapolis Colts.

    General SIGVARIS athletic sponsorship questions can be answered by calling 770-632-2930

    SIGVARIS, through the Athletic Recovery line of socks, already has several strategic partnerships in place with established endurance sports organizations in North America, such as: Road Runner's Club of America (RRCA), USProTri, Southern Crescent Cycling Club, and Cross Country Canada (CCC-skiing).


    Peachtree City, GA - On October 29, 2009, SIGVARIS introduced a new Sports Compression Sock called "Athletic Recovery", an Active Therapy graduated compression sock designed to boost endurance, improve athletic recovery and peak performance. The compression sock-Athletic Recovery helps to flush out the lactic acids built up in the leg muscles during exercise, as well as relieve tired, aching legs and exercise-induced muscle soreness.

    SIGVARIS created the Athletic Recovery for competitive athletes and weekend warriors as compression garments have become highly visible in all major sports. Whether it's during the actual event, after the event, or even while traveling, athletes are making graduated compression socks part of their everyday attire.

    "As the global leader of graduated compression socks, we are very excited to be entering this new and emerging market segment of Athletic Recovery. SIGVARIS brings unequalled quality and expertise to a new demographic of competitive athletes and weekend warriors, many of whom may have been previously unfamiliar with graduated compression garments. The Athletic Recovery Line is the first SIGVARIS Sock in the new Active Therapy series, with several additional products to be introduced in 2010", said Jonas Thelin, Director of Marketing, SIGVARIS North America.

    The Athletic Recovery is made of drirelease® yarns to accelerate the water release rate of wet fabric, and includes environmentally-friendly FreshGuard® to eliminate odors by blocking odor-causing sebaceous body oils from attaching to the fabric.

    Additional Athletic Recovery features & benefits include:
    • Lactic acid flush-out and relief of delayed onset leg muscle soreness
    • Superior Athletic Sizing Assortment, comfort and fit with 50+ years of graduated compression sock expertise
    • Patented drirelease® and latex-free yarns with an embedded environmentally-friendly Freshguard® treatment that virtually eliminates odors
    • True Graduated Compression from the global leader of graduated compression socks

    SIGVARIS created to provide consumers with information on the new sock - Athletic Recovery, as well as a forum for athletes to discuss their compression therapy experiences and results. The website also includes related medical studies that support the science behind the use of compression therapy for athletic performance and recovery.

    About the Indianapolis Colts
    COLTS ARE NFL'S WINNINGEST TEAM FROM 1999-2009: The Colts stand as the NFL's winningest team since the start of the 1999 season. The Colts own a 128-48 record during that span. The club became the first in NFL history to win at least seven consecutive games in five consecutive seasons. Manning won his record 4th AP NFL MVP award. In 56 years of National Football League competition, the Colts achieved a 444-408-7 record, including four World Championships and 17 Conference or Divisional titles.

    About SIGVARIS
    SIGVARIS® North America is part of an internationally active medical device group headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland that focuses on the development, production and distribution of medical compression garments, including hosiery and socks. With distribution in more than 50 countries on six continents, SIGVARIS is recognized as a global industry leader in the area of compression therapy for the management of venous and lymphatic disorders. Our US manufacturing plant is located in Peachtree City, GA. For more information, please visit SIGVARIS, LIFE FOR LEGS and the leg icon are registered trademarks of Ganzoni & Cie AG, St.Gallen/Switzerland and in many countries worldwide.

    About USPro Tri
    USPro Tri is the largest team of professional triathletes in the USA. Its 10 professional triathletes have recorded wins and top American results in Olympic, Half Ironman, and Ironman distance events. Triathlon (swim/bike/run) is one of the fastest growing sports in the US, and the mission of USPro Tri is to increase the abilities of American professionals. Keep track of the team and their sponsors at

    About RRCA
    The RRCA is the national association of running clubs, running events, and runners. The mission of the RRCA is to promote running as a competitive sport and healthy exercise. The RRCA achieves their mission by promoting the common interests of its members by providing educational opportunities, programs, and services. The organization's membership consists of over 980 Clubs and 195,000 Members.

    About CCC
    Cross Country Canada is the governing body of cross-country skiing in Canada. Its 51,000 members include athletes, coaches, officials and skiers of all ages and abilities, including those on Canada's National Ski Teams and Para-Nordic Ski Teams. Cross-country skiing is Canada's optimal winter sport and recreational activity with more than one million Canadians participating annually.

    About Southern Crescent Cycling Club
    Southern Crescent Cycling is South Atlanta's first cycling club, started in 2006. The club is USAC licensed. The club's membership is diversified to include recreational riders, mountain bike, road and track riders and even recumbent riders. SCC promotes competitive racing through the coaching and development of teams and promotes and encourages safe, recreational cycling. The mission of the Southern Crescent Cycling Club is to create a highly social, community-based organization that enables cyclist to gain ultimate satisfaction and enjoyment of cycling through group and cycling related activities.

    About Optimer Brands
    Optimer Brands, formerly known as Optimer Performance Fibers, a Sterling Capital Partners company, is based in Wilmington, DE. Founded in 2001, Optimer Brands conducts textile research, development and marketing and has a scientific staff credited with over 100 patents and developments.

    drirelease® is a registered trademark of Optimer Brands. It is a patented, intimate blend of synthetic (hydrophobic) and natural (hydrophilic) fibers that accelerates the water release rate of wet fabric. Rather than spreading the moisture across the surface of the fabric, drirelease® actually pushes it to the outside of a garment, releasing water and perspiration faster than any other performance fabric on the market. drirelease® includes the added benefit of FreshGuard, an odor neutralizer embedded in all drirelease® fabrics, that virtually eliminates odor without using harmful chemicals and won't wash out. For more information, visit

    FreshGuard® is a registered trademark of Optimer Brands. It is an odor neutralizer embedded in all drirelease® fabrics. It eliminates odors in garments by blocking odor-causing sebaceous body oils from attaching to the fabric - also stopping the attraction of odor-causing bacteria. Not an anti-microbial or anti-bacterial, which attack bacteria that possess positive functions, FreshGuard® is friendly to the environment. For more information, visit

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