IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – Nov 15, 2012) - Bazi International, Inc. (OTCQB: BAZI), and its operating subsidiary True Drinks, Inc. (“Bazi”), today announced an international rights agreement for its AquaBall brand flavored water drink with Football Ventures (www.footballventures.com).
Football Ventures is a US-based company that invests in various sectors of the football or soccer industry including, but not limited to, the professional, developmental and grassroots areas of the game. This agreement will allow Football Ventures to create partnerships with its global network of football clubs to customize the Aquaball for their teams. Clubs can sell the custom branded AquaBalls in their stadiums and can benefit from regional retail distribution, and key global club brands can benefit from global distribution into key markets.
Lance Leonard, Chief Executive Officer of Bazi, commented, “We are excited about partnering with Football Ventures and the opportunity to bring AquaBall into the International marketplace. We believe that our partnership with Football Ventures will enable us to reach a wider audience that will appreciate having a healthy, great tasting beverage alternative as they enjoy supporting their favorite football clubs. These clubs have the widest range of fans in the sporting world offering us the opportunity to expand our sales in a short time frame. Additionally, our overall brand will benefit greatly from this global exposure.”
Mike Gosselin, Head of Licensing at Football Ventures, stated, “We are eager to offer our network of football clubs the opportunity to brand themselves on Aquaball’s unique bottle. Football is synonymous with being in the best physical shape possible and Aquaball’s healthy, refreshing beverage fits perfectly into this lifestyle. We look forward to working with their team and building a strong working relationship.”
About Bazi International, Inc.:
Bazi International, Inc., through its operating subsidiary True Drinks, Inc., is a beverage company with licensing agreements with major entertainment and media companies for use of their characters on its proprietary, patented bottles. AquaBall, the company’s naturally-flavored, vitamin-enhanced water drink that was created as a low-calorie, low-sugar alternative to juice and soda for kids, is currently being sold into mass-market retailers throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.theaquaball.com and www.truedrinks.com.
About Football Ventures:
Football Ventures is a US-based company that invests in various sectors of the football industry including, but not limited to, the Professional, Developmental and Grassroots areas of the game. In addition, from time to time Football Ventures launches its own or closely held football business initiatives. The company is based in historic Charleston, South Carolina and invests in various projects globally.