FORT COLLINS, CO – In advance of February’s 2023 TC NIT volleyball event in Kansas City, Triple Crown Volleyball is excited to announce a partnership with The Protector Whistle, which will be the “Official Whistle” of the tournament. The Protector Whistle is the first and only hygienic whistle available and reduces consumable, expelled airborne particles by more than 98 percent.
Each team attending the event at the Kansas City Convention Center (Feb. 18-20) will receive one hygienic whistle, and every referee working the matches will be given one as well, with more than 700 whistles ultimately distributed. The idea for The Protector Whistle came in response to the COVID pandemic and discovery and understanding of the unnecessary risk introduced via standard whistles, designed and patented to cut down on airborne particles via a reduction from up and toward to down and away from players.
Protector Whistles reduce droplet concentration by more than 98 percent and allow for germ reduction without sacrificing performance.
“As a volleyball parent, the Triple Crown NIT is the ultimate volleyball event. When we figured out how many times a whistle blows over the NIT weekend, the choice to introduce The Protector Whistle to the volleyball community at the NIT was obvious,” said Julie Canaday, Director of Outreach at The Protector Whistle. “We are going to stop a lot of spit from flying out of whistles and take unnecessary risk off the table.”
“The Triple Crown NIT is a very people-intensive setting, with thousands of players, fans and coaches in motion at the KC Convention Center. We are pleased to offer our customers the extra protection that comes with the use of The Protector Whistle,” said Jared Rudiger, director of volleyball at Triple Crown. “These whistles are an effective solution in cutting down on a concern we all have, post-COVID, and teams and referees will be impressed with The Protector Whistle performance.”
About The Protector Whistle
Based in Pittsburgh, PA., The Protector Whistle is the first-of-its-kind hygienic whistle. The patented design redirects air down and away and reduces aerosol droplet concentration by 98 percent. The Protector Whistle is the obvious choice for school, officials and coaches.
About Triple Crown Sports
Based in Fort Collins, CO., Triple Crown Sports has been producing youth, high school and college events for 40 years. TCS runs both the preseason and postseason WNIT basketball events and produces the men’s and women’s DI Cancun Challenge tournaments in November. Triple Crown is also powering “WNIT” concept events in D-I softball (NISC) and volleyball (NIVC), with those two events debuting in 2017. Triple Crown’s PV College Challenge features more than 10 of the top DI college softball teams in the country each year in Puerto Vallarta, MX. Anchored by the 1,100-team Colorado 4th of July event, TC fastpitch tournaments draw the nation’s finest club programs, and hundreds of college coaches attend TCS events for recruiting purposes. TCS produces one of the largest youth baseball events in the world with the Omaha SlumpBuster during the College World Series. The Triple Crown Volleyball NIT has become the top-recruited club volleyball event in the country each February when 550 teams compete in Kansas City, MO.