OS1st Sponsors World Record Attempt to Complete 48 Pickleball Matches in 48 States in 48 Days
HICKORY, NC (April 14, 2023) – OS1st, the leading brand of performance socks and compression bracing products, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge, a World Record attempt for the fastest time to complete 48 pickleball matches in 48 states in just 48 days.
Avid pilots and pickleball enthusiasts Dean Matt and Shannon Yeager are combining their two passions to set a world record by flying their single-engine Cessna Turbo 206H approximately 8,200 nautical miles to visit each state in the continental United States and meet up with pickleball pros and players to complete a series of pickleball matches.
“We are uniquely positioned as pilots and pickleball fanatics to show the uniting force of pickleball, the fastest-growing sport in America, by playing with pros and amateurs from all over the continental U.S.,” said Matt. “We want to share a story of connection by showcasing pickleball in different communities–the opportunity to set the world record is a bonus.”
"We are excited to support such a fun effort to celebrate and unite pickleball players across the states,” said President of OS1st, Josh Higgins. “The open and free spirit of the sport is what first drew our brand to pickleball and it’s why we’ve stayed. Plus, we knew Dean and Shannon would need some compression! They’ll be engaging in hard, intermittent activity paired with long periods of sitting, and our targeted compression products can really make an impact when you’re pushing your physical limits like that.”
The 48-48-48 Pickleball Challenge starts on May 1st in Mobile, AL and finishes on May 26th in Greater Tampa, FL, featuring pickleball players from all over the country. Follow the world record attempt via social media and the official blog linked below.
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OS1st® performance socks and compression bracing keep players on the pickleball court by targeting and preventing discomfort from a variety of conditions. Made with high-quality materials and Compression Zone® Technology, our products were designed together with podiatrists, athletes, and real people to target Plantar Fasciitis, bunions, knee injury and more. The science behind every OS1st product is what makes it the number one compression bracing product in United States specialty retail. OS1st® is the official sock and compression bracing product of Life Time® Pickleball and the Pro Pickleball Association (PPA) Tour.