Abby Wambach Joins Score Sports
Taking a step up in its leadership team, Score Sports, the maker of youth team sports uniforms and equipment, has added FIFA World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist Abby Wambach to its Board of Directors.
As a member of the Score Board of Directors, Wambach, a six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award and a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, will provide strategic counsel to support the company’s growth across youth sports.
Score Sports, which is based in Wilmington, CA, was acquired by Brand Velocity Group (BVG) in September. The company was founded in 1975 by two sisters and today provides gear for soccer, basketball, baseball/softball, flag football and volleyball through its vertically integrated, North American-based manufacturing operation.
“I’m really excited to join Score’s Board of Directors,” says Wambach. “This company is values-driven from the ground up, started by two women whose vision and mission align with my own. Score produces affordably priced high-quality uniforms and equipment, ‘leveling the playing field’ so that more children are able to learn the life lessons youth sports participation instills.”
“Score’s mission has always been to create nationwide access to youth sports opportunities,” adds Kevin Mahoney, president and CEO, Score Sports. “Abby is incredibly well-positioned to positively impact our industry. It’s exciting that she recognizes what we at Score work so hard to do and that we’re the team she wants to make her impact with.”
BVG’s acquisition included an elite group of investors at each of the league, team owner, and athlete levels, including Carmelo Anthony, Nolan Arenado, Andre Drummond, Steve Hutchinson, Carli Lloyd, the Manning family (Peyton, Eli, and Cooper), Weston McKennie, DK Metcalf, Khris Middleton, Kelly Olynyk, Marcus Smart, Tim Tebow, Isaiah Thomas, and Klay Thompson.