2019-09-09
General Dynamics Teams Up with Carleton University to Support FIRST Robotics Competition in Ottawa
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada Exclusive Presenting Sponsor of Robotics Event in 2020Carleton University’s Faculty of Engineering and Design and FIRST Robotics Canada are proud to welcome General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada as the exclusive presenting sponsor of Ottawa’s inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition in 2020.With the generous support of General Dynamics, Carleton University will host its first annual FIRST Robotics Competition from March 13 – 15, 2020, where more than 20 robotics teams—along with their robots, built and programmed by Ontario high school students—will compete in an epic battle that combines sport, science, and teamwork.“General Dynamics believes in empowering and engaging youth in STEM,” said David Ibbetson, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems–International. “We support FIRST teams in Ontario and Alberta, while encouraging our employees to volunteer as mentors, sharing our engineering knowledge and expertise. We’re very proud to play an integral part in this exciting event in our nation’s capital.”FIRST Robotics Competitions typically attract over 1,000 high school students, parents, volunteers, judges and mentors and give FIRST teams the chance to compete in a program that is “more than robots.” Under strict time limitations, students design and build 120-pound robots that compete on a playing field to complete tasks. Students program and test their machines using skills in engineering, coding, and design. Teams also develop business and marketing plans, as well as outreach initiatives to fundraise and engage their local community.“Carleton University is extremely pleased to partner with General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada in hosting our first-ever FIRST Robotics competition in 2020,” said Larry Kostiuk, dean of the research-intensive Faculty of Engineering at Design. “Their support as the competition’s flagship sponsor will play a key role as we showcase and celebrate the next generation of STEM innovators at Carleton.”For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, please visit carleton.ca/firstrobotics.Click here to view General Dynamics' profile....
2019-09-09
Viking Announces Partnership With The Upcoming Downton Abbey Film And Expanded Privileged Access To Highclere Castle
New "Great Homes" Cruise Extension Offers Additional Privileged Access to Highclere Castle, the filming location of "Downton Abbey"Viking® (www.vikingcruises.com) today announced it has partnered with Focus Features, Universal Pictures and Carnival Films for the release of the new full-length film Downton Abbey, based on the Emmy® Award-winning series. Viking became a household name during its sponsorship of the celebrated series MASTERPIECE through the years Downton Abbey aired on PBS, and this new premier partnership builds on the company's continued commitment to enriching cultural programming. Today marks the film's global premiere in London, which will be in U.S. theaters on September 20.For years Viking has offered a variety of ways for its guests to experience life at Highclere Castle, the filming location of Downton Abbey. In celebration of the premiere, the company today unveiled a new Pre/Post Cruise Extension, Great Homes, Gardens & Gin, which was designed to give guests an exclusive look at several country estates that have served as the settings of acclaimed PBS and MASTERPIECE productions. Starting in 2021, the new five-day extension will be available on Viking's Rhine Getaway river cruise itinerary and British Isles Explorer ocean cruise itinerary and allows guests to explore Oxford and experience English country life. The program includes Viking's Privileged Access® tour of Highclere Castle, as well as a visit to Broughton Castle, home to the influential Fiennes family, whose members include the renowned British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and actors Ralph Fiennes and Joseph Fiennes. The castle also served as a setting for the award-winning MASTERPIECE series Wolf Hall. As part of the extension, guests will visit Chavenage House in the Cotswolds, best known for its appearance in the MASTERPIECE series Poldark – and stroll the gardens of Highgrove House, the private home of Charles, The Prince of Wales. While visiting Highclere Castle, guests will have an opportunity to taste the recently-launched Highclere Castle Gin, a super-premium London Dry Gin inspired by botanicals from the castle's gardens. The extension also includes a visit to the nearby Bombay Sapphire Distillery to learn the history and production of gin."Many of our guests were introduced to both Viking and Highclere Castle while watching the Downton Abbey series. For this reason, we are linked in the minds of many Downton Abbey fans," said Karine Hagen, Executive Vice President of Viking. "Partnering for the release of the new film is a natural extension of our close relationship with Highclere Castle and our close personal friendship with the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon – with whom we proudly created Viking's highest-rated cruise extension.""Not only are Viking and Highclere linked through Downton Abbey, but Karine and I are linked through life and our dogs, and we warmly welcome our extended Viking family to explore our home," said Lady Carnarvon.Viking & Highclere CastleToday's announcement of the new extension visiting Highclere Castle, the home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, builds on the success of Viking's longstanding relationship with the Carnarvon family. In addition to the new Great Homes, Gardens & Gin cruise extension, Viking also offers Oxford & Highclere Castle – its highest-rated Pre/Post Cruise Extension, which is available for guests on select river and ocean cruise itineraries. This Privileged Access extension was co-created and made possible by Karine Hagen and the Carnarvon family. The extension provides guests with an exclusive three-day experience in the rolling hills of England's countryside with a champagne welcome and a tour of the castle and estate. Earlier this year, Viking also announced the five-day British Collections of Ancient Egypt, a Pre-Cruise Extension for the Pharaohs & Pyramids Nile River cruise itinerary, which gives guests an introduction to Egyptian antiquities in preparation for their Nile experience, and includes retracing the steps of the world's most famous Egyptologist, Howard Carter, and his benefactor, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon. Guests experience Privileged Access to archives and museum exhibits not normally accessible to the public, and at Highclere Castle, have the opportunity view the earl's magnificent private collection of Egyptian artifacts.  The Viking WayThe Viking Way® of exploration goes beyond the expected and iconic, providing guests with itineraries that feature Local Life, Working World and Privileged Access experiences. Local Life excursions shine a light on everyday activities, such as Viking Chef-hosted trips to local farmers' markets, tea at home with local residents and visits with local schoolchildren. Working World excursions feature behind-the-scenes "making of" experiences, illuminating destinations through their most famous exports, such as factory and farm visits. Privileged Access excursions include experiences such visiting St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum "behind closed doors;" a private cooking class in a Tuscan castle; three different extensions that visit Highclere Castle, the filming location of Downton Abbey; and an exclusive dinner in the Churchill War Rooms in London.Booking DetailsFrom now through September 30, 2019, U.S. residents can take advantage of special savings on cruise fares, and up to free air on select 2019, 2020 and 2021 ocean and river itineraries.Click here to view Viking Cruises' profile....
2019-09-06
Northern Chill, a Premium & Naturally Alkaline Mineral Spring Water, Announces Sponsorship of a World Class Champion Snowmobile Ice Drag Racer
Donna Davidson #28, Snowmobile Ice Drag Racer and Five Time ISR World Class Champion gets "powered by" Northern Chill Naturally Alkaline Mineral Spring Water.Northern Chill, a Premium & Naturally Alkaline Mineral Spring Water, today announces its sponsorship of Donna Davidson #28, a snowmobile ice drag racer and five-time ISR World Class Champion. Donna races for the Strand Enterprises racing team owned by Kenton Strand. Donna will be drinking Northern Chill as part of her health routine and will also be sharing her enjoyment of Northern Chill with her fans throughout the year. Donna and Strand Enterprises share Northern Chill's commitment of having fun while helping people find a high quality and all-natural alkaline water. Donna and her team will make great Ambassadors for Northern Chill. "We are excited to be working with Donna and the Strand Enterprises racing team," says Curt Kufner, Northern Chill's President. "They are great advocates for the benefits of drinking a naturally alkaline water."ISR World Class Champion snowmobile ice drag racer, Donna Davidson #28, began her racing career in 2012, for Kenton Strand, Owner of Strand Enterprises. She is the recipient of five ISR World Class Champion titles, the only woman to have received the prestigious "High Points" Award – On Ice, at the King of the Bay Snowmobile Drag Races in Ashland, Wisconsin and currently serves as Brand Ambassador for Camso, Inc.; VP Racing Fuels; CastleX; and WiseCo.  Strand Enterprises is a family race team, which also includes: Dustin Strand, Taylor Strand and David Baldwin. "It's hard to explain, but once I leave the hole and go down the race track, I become one with the sled. We work together for the win," says Donna. Donna shares her passion throughout the year by talking with fans and future snowmobilers, educating them about the sport and snowmobile safety at schools, benefits, fundraisers, parades and promotes sponsors' products and services. At events, the race trailer becomes a hands-on display which creates a positive experience for children and adults of all ages to enjoy. She is also involved in many other community events that she is passionate about such as, the Feed My People Organization, community theater and dog adoptions. For more information about Donna and Strand Enterprises racing team, follow https://www.facebook.com/kentonstrand13 and https://www.instagram.com/kentonstrand.Click here to view Northern Chill's profile....
2019-09-06
OWC Kicks Off Sponsorship of High School Nation Fall 2019 Tour
World-renowned tech manufacturer serves as computer hardware and storage solution sponsor during cross-country tour introducing teens to a deeper dive into music production and technologyOWC®; a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company and one of the world's most respected providers of SSDs, PC & Mac docking solutions, Used Macs, and performance upgrade kits, today announced support for the High School Nation Fall 2019 Tour. The tour launches in Seattle on September 9thand runs through 40 dates, concluding in Florida in November.The High School Nation tour brings musical acts and programming to schools across the United States, engaging students in musical appreciation, journalism, film and performing arts. Each event consists of a two-hour concert and festival with live music, sponsor zones, giveaways, and creative opportunities. Musical performances during the Fall 2019 Tour will include: Silento (of 'Watch Me Whip, Watch Me Nae Nae' fame), pop singer Kerri Medders (CBS' Seal Team and Netflix's Alexa & Katie), Hollywood Records/Disney's newest young band Almost Monday and on select dates The Plain White T's ('Hey There Delilah'), as well as many up and coming artists who will support each show.   As part of the program, schools receive studio elements including gear, instruments, technology equipment, and training on how to put it all together, inspiring creativity and highlighting available career paths in the arts. As the exclusive computer hardware and storage solution sponsor for the Fall 2019 Tour, the OWC Zone will offer a tech experience at each tour stop, where student attendees can professionally record themselves singing, work with other students to make digital music and experience top-of-the-line DJ equipment."OWC has partnered with numerous educational campaigns over our 31 years," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO of OWC. "Not only is it imperative to us that we educate our customers on how to extend the life of their technology, but we are proud to take part in programs that expose so many kids across the country to arts and technology, to help them learn and see how these are connected, and what a wide range of career options they can have. We are proud to be sponsoring High School Nation and the work they do and will be happy to help bring music and tech to more students than ever this fall.""High School Nation has been aware of OWC and their capabilities for years. We are thrilled to be able to partner with them on this program. We believe they are the perfect partner to bring these opportunities to public high schools and their students. We know how these events are changing the lives of teens and we are very proud of all of our partnerships," said Jimmy Cantillon, Founder and CEO of High School Nation.OWC provides a wide variety of production equipment to assist the High School Nation engineers and production team in their Mobile Recording Studio including the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock and OWC Mercury Elite Pro Dual. OWC also contributed reconditioned Mac Pro and iPad Air 2 systems to the team behind the tour and offers a full line of fully inspected and certified refurbished Macs at better-than-new pricing and capacities. All of the equipment helps keep the High School Nation team consistently connected to their work and able to securely back-up what they produce while on the road.The tour can be followed this fall on OWC's social accounts at: Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.Click here to view OWC's profile....
2019-09-05
KeyBank Begins Multi-Year Court Sponsorship at Ladera Sports Center
Ladera Sports Center announced today that KeyBank has signed a multi-year court sponsorship at its 63,000-square-foot facility.The court sponsorship includes court branding, a 10-foot premium banner located next to the scoreboard, a 15-second, constantly rotating video projected on the facility's video board, interactive media package, and a declaration announced to all guests of the sports center."We are very pleased to have KeyBank, one of the nation's most recognized bank-based financial services companies, as a sponsor for Ladera Sports Center," said Steve Williams, chief executive officer of the facility. "Our sponsorship program provides businesses a premier promotional opportunity by displaying their brand to more than 750,000 people who attend the more than 100 events held at Ladera Sports Center each year."Ladera Sports Center has several sponsorship packages available, including building naming rights, court branding, facility signage, video and digital packages, courtside banners and designated display areas. Sponsorship packages are customizable to generate the most return on investment for each individual business."Ladera Sports Center is a well-attended and highly respected facility that serves a prominent role in the local community," said Christopher T. Neil, CFA, senior banker, KeyBank. "This is an ideal sponsorship for our brand, and we are pleased to be working with Ladera Sports Center to support such a vibrant community."Since its opening in 2016, Ladera Sports Center has become an increasingly popular venue for a wide range of regional, national and international athletic competitions, camps and classes. In 2018 and 2019 the facility hosted the Adidas Gauntlet Summer Championships and the Adidas Gauntlet Finale, respectively, as well as the Klay Thompson Basketball Camp. Ladera Sports Center has also earned the Reader's Choice Award for Best Indoor Sports Facility by Parenting OC Magazine for 2018 and 2019.Click here to view KeyBank's profile....
2019-09-05
Favor Named Proud Partner Of The Dallas Cowboys
Texas-based on-demand delivery company to deliver unique fan experiences to Cowboys NationFavor, the Austin-based on-demand delivery company that operates in over 130 Texas cities, today announced a multi-year partnership with the Dallas Cowboys, naming Favor a Proud Partner of the Dallas Cowboys."It is an honor to partner with a brand that shares our Texas roots, as well as a passion for innovation and delivering the best possible experience," said Eric Sudol, Dallas Cowboys vice president of corporate partnerships sales and marketing. "Favor has built an incredible brand as the leading on-demand delivery service here in our home state, and we are thrilled to welcome Favor to the Cowboys family."As a Proud Partner of the Dallas Cowboys, Favor will make it easier than ever for the team to get their favorite post-game or practice meals and snacks delivered quickly and will deliver a number of promotions and experiences to Cowboys Nation at AT&T Stadium and throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Throughout the season, Favor plans to offer unique fan experiences, including the potential for surprise deliveries made by Cowboys players, the chance to win tickets and merchandise on social media and more."We are incredibly proud to partner with a fellow Texas company that is also one of the most successful and beloved sports organizations in the world," said Fernando Trueba, chief marketing officer of Favor. "We look forward to collaborating with the Cowboys to add to the fan experience and introduce even more of Texas to Favor."This partnership marks Favor's first with an NFL team and complements the on-demand delivery company's strategic marketing efforts across Texas, including the recent launch of Favor's first statewide brand campaign that features television commercials, digital brand media, streaming services, strategic sponsorships and out-of-home media.Click here to view Favor's profile....
2019-09-04
Visual College of Art and Design Proud to Sponsor Bard on the Beach's Operas and Arias
With another season of Bard on the Beach winding down, the Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) is proud to have sponsored this year's Operas and Arias: Verdi and More!As an arts educator and supporter of community art and design, VCAD believes that you should do what you love and pursue what you are passionate about, making the sponsorship of Bard on the Beach for the past eight seasons a perfect fit.This year's Operas and Arias featured UBC Opera Ensemble, directed by Nancy Hermiston, was joined by the VancouverOpera Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Leslie Dala. Preforming excerpts from Verdi's La Traviata and Rigoletto, as well as highlights from Manon Lescaut, Tales of Hoffman, Lakmé, and Carmen.Guests were also treated to a special guest during the performances, UBC Opera alumna Simone Osborne. Now an internationally-acclaimed soprano living in Frankfurt, Simone was delighted to be back in Vancouver performing on the Bard stage, one of the first places she performed in the beginning of her career.VCAD is excited to see the world-class programming continue next season at Bard on the Beach. To catch one of the final shows of the 2019 season, visit bardonthebeach.org.Click here to view VCAD's profile....
2019-09-04
Suburban Propane, LP, Announces Expansion of Relationship with Syracuse University Athletics
Domestic Energy Leader Inks Deal to Become A Proud Partner of Syracuse University AthleticsSuburban Propane, LP, today announced an exciting expansion of their promising relationship with Syracuse University Athletics for their fully owned subsidiary, Agway Energy Services. Following a successful sponsorship of Syracuse Men's and Women's Basketball last season, Agway Energy Services is becoming a proud partner of Syracuse University Athletics overall.The relationship will include social media campaigns, presence on the CUSE.com website, giveaways and radio promotions. "We are very excited for the opportunity to expand our partnership with Syracuse University Athletics. We at Suburban Propane by way of our fully owned subsidiary, Agway Energy Services, are honored to be a part of this great university and its dedicated fan base covering virtually all sports and seasons. We look forward to becoming a larger part of the New York state community and Team Orange. Go CUSE!" said Nandini Sankara, Spokesperson, Suburban Propane."Suburban Propane, by way of Agway Energy Services, has proven to be the perfect partner for Syracuse UniversityAthletics and our Football and Men's and Women's Basketball programs, and we are thrilled to be expanding the partnership into new and exciting areas this upcoming season. We feel that teaming up with these brands is a natural fit, and right where we need to be: organizations with the power & pride of Upstate New York"; said Kerry Atkinson, General Manager, Syracuse Sports Properties, Learfield IMG College.Click here to view Suburban Propane's profile....
2019-09-04
Resonado Becomes Official Sound Partner Of Notre Dame Athletics
Notre Dame Global Partnerships has entered into a new partnership with Resonado, an award-winning startup company founded on the University's campus. As the new "Official Sound Partner of Notre Dame Athletics," Resonado's logo will adorn the headsets for the Fighting Irish football coaching staff."This partnership with Resonado highlights an uncompromising commitment to excellence in academics and athletics," said University Vice President and James E. Rohr Director of Athletics Jack Swarbrick. "As a company founded by talented Notre Dame students and incubated at Notre Dame's IDEA Center, Resonado is an ideal partner for our football program."Resonado was founded in 2017 by four Notre Dame students: Brian Cho, Christian Femrite, Erikc Perez-Perez and Peter Moeckel. Motivated by a shared passion for innovation and a desire to enhance the world around them, the team focused on developing an audio technology that would change the industry for years to come.Resonado's thinner, lighter and more versatile Flat Core Speaker (FCS) architecture gives manufacturers across dozens of industries greater flexibility to create and integrate audio products without the century-old constraint of traditional speaker geometry. The company has won numerous awards including invitations to TechCrunch Disrupt as a 'Top Pick' and taking home First Place in the McCloskey Business Plan Competition at Notre Dame's own IDEA Week."Partnering with Notre Dame is truly special for us as we met on campus and it's where our company was founded and developed," said Brian Cho, Resonado CEO.This marketing partnership was secured through Notre Dame Global Partnerships, the joint venture company formed in 2018 between Legends and JMI Sports to oversee Notre Dame's athletics sales, marketing, sponsorship, hospitality, multimedia rights and branding services on a local and national level."Notre Dame Athletics is excited to help Resonado achieve its ambitious vision by promoting their technology via our platform, while also collaborating to identify new growth opportunities," said President of Notre Dame Global Partnerships Theodore Loehrke. "We are committed to leverage their patented technology to become the new standard for audio design, reinventing the shape of sound in sports and beyond."Click here to view Resonado's profile....
2019-09-04
Oracle to Add More Than 25 New Pro Tournaments in the United States
Oracle Pro Series Creates More Than 40 Percent New Playing Opportunities in the U.S. for Tennis ProfessionalsOracle announced today the creation of the Oracle Pro Series, a schedule of more than 25 new ATP, WTA and ITF World Tennis Tour professional tournaments to be held across the United States over the course of 2019 and 2020. The Oracle Pro Series will create more than 40 percent new playing opportunities in the United States for tennis professionals. Nearly all the tournaments will be combined men's and women's events with equal prize money ranging from $25,000to $108,000 per tournament. The six combined tournaments scheduled for the fall of 2019 offer equal prize money of $25,000 and will be played in California, Texas and Florida. The 2019 Oracle Pro Series schedule is as follows:October 6 – 13 – The Claremont Club – Los Angeles, Calif.October 13 – 20 – Baylor University – Waco, TexasOctober 20 – 27 – Texas Christian University – Fort Worth, Texas (ATP)October 20 – 27 – Southern Methodist University – Dallas, Texas (WTA)November 4 – 10 – Pepperdine University – Malibu, Calif.November 11 – 17 – USTA National Campus – Orlando, Fla.November 17 – 24 – Sanchez-Casal Academy – Naples, Fla.The final schedule for 2020 will include more than 20 tournaments, most of which will be combined events. Locations will be announced later this year. "At Oracle, we're looking at this holistically," said Oracle CEO Mark Hurd. "We want more exposure for tennis at all levels in the United States. All of our efforts, from awards to tournament series to collegiate sponsorships and strategic partnerships, are pieces of an overall plan to raise the quality of American tennis."In addition to more playing opportunities in the U.S., the Oracle Pro Series will expand the pathway for the next generation of aspiring champions from college tennis up to the ATP Tour and the WTA Tour. The Oracle Pro Series will reward success with immediate access to higher level tournaments by connecting all Oracle events into one merit-based path to the highest levels of international professional tennis.Oracle is partnering with InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, led by former World No. 1 and Hall of Famer Jim Courier and his business partner Jon Venison, to manage the Oracle Pro Series. InsideOut brings more than 15 years of experience producing live and televised events. "The Oracle Pro Series is an unprecedented expansion in the number of U.S. professional tournaments and reinforces Oracle's commitment to advancing the sport," said Courier. "We are thrilled to be partnering with Oracle to give up-and-coming players more opportunities to compete for prize money, improve their rankings and launch their careers. Together, we will play a big part influencing the future of tennis in the U.S."Oracle also supports collegiate tennis through sponsorship of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). This includes hosting several marquee ITA championship events throughout the year such as the Oracle ITA Masters and the Oracle ITA Fall Championships. At the grassroots level, Oracle supports tennis through its strategic partnership with Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). UTR leverages Oracle's industry leading cloud technology to power its algorithm-based, big-data rating system and digital platform.Tennis Associations Endorse Oracle Pro Series"This series of events has been created to provide an unprecedented level of opportunities for aspiring young players to compete and earn the valuable WTA ranking points needed to earn a ranking that will provide them the ability to realize their dreams of playing at the highest levels of the sport." ~ Steve Simon, WTA Chairman and CEO"The ATP continues to focus on enhancing and strengthening the ATP Challenger Tour, and we welcome Oracle's growing involvement at this level of the sport. The Oracle Pro Series will provide increased opportunities for players competing on the pathway to the ATP Tour, and we look forward to seeing the series come to life."  ~ Ross Hutchins, ATP Chief Player Officer"We are incredibly excited that Oracle is providing even more opportunities for American players to compete throughout the year, as well as more opportunities for fans to attend professional tennis events throughout the country. These events help develop American talent and serve as a stepping stone for players to reach the highest levels of the game, while at the same time inspire kids across the nation to pick up a racket and play this sport." ~ Stacey Allaster, USTA Chief Executive, Professional TennisClick here to view Oracle's profile....