By Michael T. Bello
Published Oct 25, 2010 at 7:21 AM ET; Updated Oct 25, 2010 at 7:21 AM ET

Northampton, MA (USA) and New York, NY (USA), October 25, 2010 (Press Release) — The College Squash Association (CSA), the governing body for men’s and women’s intercollegiate squash in the United States, and Marquis Jet, the leader in private jet cards, officially announced a fifteen-month sponsorship agreement today.

The sponsorship agreement will raise awareness of the category-leading Marquis Jet Card program — NetJets 25 hours at a time — amongst parents, fans, and players in this rapidly growing sport. Squash, a racquet sport played in over 140 countries, is one of the fastest growing intercollegiate sports in the United States. Over the past decade, college squash has expanded from its New England roots and now includes approximately 60 men’s and 40 women’s teams throughout the United States. Thanks to the partnership with Marquis Jet, college squash is set to take off and continue its growth.

“Successful intercollegiate squash players combine technical skill, maximum effort, and strategy on a daily basis,” notes Shona Kerr, the CSA women’s president. “Those qualities of excellence are also embodied by Marquis Jet.”

According to Marquis Jet’s Chief Marketing Officer Randy Brandoff, “Marquis Jet is excited to support these terrific student athletes and the continued U.S. growth of this exciting, global game.  The Marquis Jet Card program is a very effective tool to enable the parents and relatives of these competitors to travel to and from the Individual and Team Championships in comfort and safety, while maximizing and retaining control of their demanding schedules.”

Marquis Jet will have a presence at the Women’s National Team Championships – Howe Cup (February 18th – 21st, hosted by Princeton University), the Men’s National Team Championships (February 25th – 27th, hosted by Harvard University), and the Individual Championships (March 4th – 6th, hosted by Dartmouth College).

“College Squash is thrilled to have Marquis Jet join us as one of our corporate sponsors,” states Bob Callahan, the CSA men’s president. “They are a world-class company committed to exceptional service and we look forward to working with them for years to come.”

About Marquis Jet: Marquis Jet is the leader in private jet cards. Through its exclusive alliance with NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. company (NYSE:BRKA), Marquis Jet provides the convenience, quality and safety of the world’s premier fractional aircraft ownership program 25 hours at a time. The Marquis Jet Card is available throughout North America, catering to businesses and individuals who desire access to the world’s best fleet and service. Business Traveler Magazine, Executive Travel Magazine, Robb Report and Flight International have recognized the Marquis Jet Card as the number one private jet card program. For additional information, visit the Company’s website at www.MarquisJet.com or call 1-866-JET-1400.

Marquis Jet Card Program flights are operated by NetJets companies under their respective FAR Part 135 Air Carrier Certificates. Marquis Jet Card Owners acquire a sublease in a pre-paid NetJets fractional aircraft ownership interest. Marquis Jet is an independent company not affiliated with NetJets and through its exclusive U.S. alliance sells the Marquis Jet Card. Please refer to Marquis Program Documents for more complete details.

About the College Squash Association: The College Squash Association (CSA) is the governing body for men’s and women’s intercollegiate squash in the United States. It ranks players and teams, establishes and enforces rules, hosts annual individual and team championships, and archives college squash history. There are approximately 100 men’s and women’s collegiate squash programs in the United States.  The CSA is dedicated to growing college squash. For additional information, visit http://CollegeSquashAssociation.com.