July 18, 2012
-- YORK, PA – Perform Group, LLC®, a York county specialty apparel company, is proud to announce that this year they will be outfitting the Russian Olympic Men’s and Women’s gymnastics teams, as well as the Russian Olympic Men’s trampoline and tumbling teams. The 2012 Olympic Games will be televised from London beginning July 27 and will conclude August 12.
Alpha Factor®, the gymnastics apparel division of Perform Group, LLC, worked closely with Bosco®, the premier Russian Olympic apparel brand, to design and develop custom garments emblazoned with the Russian coat of arms and various patriotic red and white patterns. The women’s team will sport 8 different leotards- 6 of which come from Alpha Factor’s competitive catalog, and 2 custom designs. The men’s team will wear 2 separate custom designed uniforms.
“The teams love their new gymnastics competitive wear and remarked on the comfort of each piece. They say that Alpha Factor has provided the highest quality garments they have ever had!” – Olga Chernosvitova, Vice President of Marketing for Bosco.
The Russian national team is a true contender at the Olympic Games in London, slated to be in the top 3 overall spots along with the U.S. and China. USAToday.com sports journalist Vicki Michaelis predicts that the Russian Women’s team will win the silver medal, with the United States receiving gold, and China bronze.
This isn’t the first time the company has outfitted Olympic gymnastics teams. Olympic teams from the United States, Venezuela, Russia, Canada, Japan, Norway, and the Czech Republic have all sported Alpha Factor leotards and garments, made in York, PA.
Alpha Factor supplied leotards for Reebok® and the U.S. gymnastics women’s team the first and only time they won the team gold medal at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996.
Alpha Factor® is a division of Perform Group, LLC, a leader in providing high-quality performance apparel for the global markets of dance and gymnastics. Although Perform Group’s brands, Alpha Factor and Curtain Call®, can be found around the world, the large majority of the garments are designed, manufactured and marketed in York, PA.
“Perform Group, LLC is pleased to announce that, in light of the recent discussion in the news media in regard to what is and is not made in the USA, Russia’s garments will indeed read, ‘Made in the USA.’” Tighe King, CEO, Perform Group, LLC. “We are proud to have the opportunity to provide gymnasts with the apparel that is made with the innovation, excellence, and integrity that the world has come to expect from Alpha Factor.”