Although it is not MMA news, this definitely bears mentioning. As many of you probably know, Silver Star sponsors athletes across a number of extreme sports. With the addition of Jerome Le Banner, Silver Star has officially thrown its hat into the ring of another combat sport – kickboxing.

(IRVINE, CA) – Silver Star Casting Company has inked their first kickboxer sponsorship with K-1 kickboxing superstar, Jerome Le Banner. Details of the sponsorship include a signature walkout tee for his K-1 World Grand Prix 2009 Final fight on December 5, 2009 against Semmy Schilt in Yokohama, Japan.

Le Banner is famous for his aggressive fighting style, and knockout power. His upcoming fight will mark his 11th appearance at the World Grand Prix Finals.

I am very excited to have kickboxing’s biggest champion as part of the Silver Star team,” said Silver Star president and CEO, Luke Burrett. “I have a ton of respect for kickboxing and am honored to be working with Jerome Le Banner.”

The Le Banner signature tee will be available online at with a full collection rollout for Spring 2010.

Silver Star Casting Company is an “in demand” lifestyle clothing brand with an innovative style. Based in the apparel hub of So. California, Silver Star delivers trend setting merchandise to retailers nationwide. Seen on athletes and celebrities alike the brand is available through Macy’s, Dillard’s, Tilly’s, Journey’s, Pac Sun, and more. In over 3,000 doors nationally and over 45 countries globally, Silver Star has been defining and setting apparel trends for over 16 years.

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Silver Star has quickly made its way up the sponsorship ladder, in both MMA and other sports, and the addition of Le Banner is another noticeable one.

For some inside information, and a look behind the scenes at Silver Star, check out an interview I did a while back with Luke Burrett.

-By Brian Furby

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