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Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones and wearables. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the world’s top 5 PC companies. It employs 7,000 people worldwide and has a presence in over 160 countries.
For more information visit: www.acer.com
As official airline of the LPGA, All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the 13th largest airline in the world by revenues (2013) and the largest airline in Japan by revenues and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, ANA flies today on 72 international routes and 115 domestic routes with a fleet of about 240 aircraft. ANA offers trans-Pacific connections between Asia through the gateway of Japan and 9 North American destinations. ANA Group has 33,000 employees. In 2013, it carried 46 million passengers and generated revenues of 1.6 trillion Japanese yen. ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint-ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes. Its Frequent Flyer Program, ANA Mileage Club, has more than 26 million members. ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World Magazine, and was awarded five stars in 2013 and 2014 by the world's leading Airline and Airport review site, SKYTRAX. ANA is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
As official medical directors of the LPGA, the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center offers orthopaedic and sports medicine services to LPGA players with sports injuries through the Top Tier LPGA Sports Medicine Trailer, a portable health/fitness facility. World-renowned doctor and LPGA Co-Medical Director, Dr. James R. Andrews offers customized programs designed to help LPGA professionals prevent injuries and continue to compete on Tour at maximum performance levels.
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions. Aon’s 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
Aon is the Official Professional Services Firm of the LPGA and are proud to introduce a unique, season long golf competition in partnership with the LPGA. The Aon Risk Reward Challenge will highlight the world’s best professional golfers as they tackle the most strategically challenging holes across not only the LPGA, but also the PGA TOUR regular season. The winning player from both Tours will each win an equal $1 million prize. Aon.com
A leader in the transportation industry for more than 100 years, Arpin Van Lines is proud to be the “Official Mover of the LPGA." In this capacity, Arpin provides transportation for the Smucker's LPGA Child Development Center, a quality learning environment for the athletes' children while on Tour, and the LPGA Sports Medicine Trailer, a 48-foot state-of-the-art mobile sports medicine facility that provides rehabilitative and preventive care for LPGA Tour members. Additionally, Arpin offers members of the LPGA family, its sponsors and licensees a special package of competitively priced relocation services for domestic and international moves. Arpin Van Lines is a division of the Arpin Group, Inc., which also includes Arpin International Group, Creative Storage Solutions and Arpin Renewable Energy. For more information call 1-800-343-3500 or visit www.arpin.com.
An Official Marketing Partner of the LPGA, 18Birdies has become the fastest growing golf utility app in the industry and recently won the Golf Digest Editor's Choice Award for Best Game Analyzer App. It offers a wide range of feature for all skill levels including a GPS rangefinder for 35,000+ courses around the world, score/round/side-game/stat tracking and a one-of-a-kind rewards program that lets users win daily prizes and monthly dream golf experiences. 18Birdies also has several social features that allow you to discover and connect with other golfers and share your rounds and favorite golf experiences with friends and family. Its mission is to make golf more fun, engaging and inclusive for all golfers.
For more information, visit www.18Birdies.com
Consumer Cellular, a top-rated U.S. based wireless phone provider, has been named an Official Marketing Partner of the LPGA. Ranked #1 by J.D. Power four times in a row as highest in customer service among non-contract value wireless providers, Consumer Cellular will align with the LPGA and help tell the story of what is “Worth Talking About” at LPGA Tour events.
Consumer Cellular provides no-contract cellphones and service plans primarily to those 50+. The company has been an AARP provider since 2008 and offers AARP members special discounts on service. Founded more than 20 years ago on the belief that everyone should have affordable access to the safety and convenience of cellular service, Consumer Cellular serves over 2.75 million customers and is privately held with more than 1,800 employees. The Portland, Ore.-based company utilizes the nation's largest voice and data networks, which covers more than 300 million people – or 99 percent of the U.S. population. Consumer Cellular's wireless phones and plans are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Target, as well as direct to consumers at ConsumerCellular.com or (888) 345-5509.
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at www.dow.com.
Getty Images is the LPGA’s Exclusive Worldwide Imagery Licensing Partner. Getty Images participates at all LPGA sanctioned events around the world.
Global Rescue, the Official Travel Risk and Crisis Management Provider of the LPGA, is the world’s leading provider of medical, security, evacuation and travel risk management services to enterprises, governments and individuals. Founded in 2004, Global Rescue has exclusive relationships with the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Division of Special Operations and Elite Medical Group. The Company provides best-in-class services that identify, monitor and respond to client medical and security crises. Global Rescue has provided medical and security support to its clients, including Fortune 500 companies, governments and academic institutions, during every globally significant crisis of the last decade. For more information, visit globalrescue.com.
Ever since its establishment in May 2000, GOLFZON has expanded the golfing population in Korea by making the game accessible to all. It is GOLFZON's corporate philosophy to “PLAY DIFFERENT” by providing enjoyable golfing experience for everyone regardless of their social status or age. With simulation-based business model consisting of golf, IT and culture, GOLFZON has become the #1 golf simulator company in terms of market share in Korea. Its successful business model which now includes variety of products and network services, both on and offline, in addition to simulator business GOLFZON has become an innovative leader in the golf industry. GOLFZON’s products and services have been internationally recognized for the high quality and are currently being exported to more than 30 countries around the world. As the world’s leading company in the virtual golf industry, GOLFZON is committed to turning its passion in to creating a unique golf culture around the world.
For more information, call +82-10-4059-0161 or visit golfsimulator.golfzon.com
HotelPlanner.com is the hotel reservations sponsor to the LPGA and the leading provider of online reservation services in the global group hotel marketplace. Listed among the top 50 travel sites in the world and ranked number one in group travel, HotelPlanner.com is on track to produce nearly 1 million group leads this year. The company’s robust technology is customized for each LPGA event. Automated rate checkers provide event attendees with the guaranteed lowest available rates from a network of more than 100,000 quality hotel partners worldwide. The HotelPlanner team is proud to be an LPGA sponsor.
Kia Motors has continuously proven to be one of the world’s fastest moving global automotive brands, and proudly serves as the Official Automotive Partner of the LPGA, and as the Official Tournament Vehicle of 7 key events, including two Major tournaments: ANA Inspiration, and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Kia is also a title sponsor of the Kia Classic tournament in Carlsbad, CA, which has become a tour favorite among the players.
Kia outpaced the industry throughout 2016 (up 3.5% year-over-year), recording all-time best annual sales, and is continuing to challenge everything people think they know about this brand. A driver to that continued success is the partnerships held with high-profile sports marketing platforms, including their strong and consistent presence within the LPGA, which has led to staggering increases in consumer perception, awareness, and consideration for the brand.
Information about Kia Motors America, including its full vehicle lineup, can be found at Kia.com. For additional media information as well as photography, visit KiaMedia.com. To receive custom email notifications for immediate press releases related to the brand, subscribe at KiaMedia.com/us/en/newsalert.
Leaders Cosmetics is a recognized professional cosmeceutical brand worldwide. Headquartered in Korea, Leaders has joined the LPGA family as an Official Marketing Partner with the designation as Official Cosmetics Partner of the LPGA.
Leaders Cosmetics is a leading brand of facial sheet masks worldwide and headlines a “Fresh Face on the LPGA” rookie feature on Golf Channel, activation at 5 select tournaments, on-site branding and hospitality along with digital and social media elements.
MailChimp is the world’s most powerful marketing platform for small businesses. As the backbone for customer relationships, they provide sophisticated tools anyone can use to grow their business and be successful. Millions of businesses and individuals - from community organizations to Fortune 100 companies - trust MailChimp to publish the right content to the right place for the right people at the right time. Founded in 2001 and based in Atlanta, GA, MailChimp has 800+ employees and is privately held. Mailchimp.com
National Car Rental serves as the “Official Car Rental of the LPGA”. As part of the partnership, National Car Rental will provide discounted rates to all LPGA constituents and fans to make traveling to LPGA events more accessible. National will be able to drive rentals and generate new business while providing the LPGA Tour and golf fans around the globe with premium vehicles and a consistently remarkable rental experience.
National Car Rental is a premium, internationally recognized brand serving the daily rental needs of the frequent airport traveler throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia.
NEC, as Official Technology Partner of the LPGA, is a leading technology integrator providing solutions that improve the way people live, work, and communicate. NEC delivers value for people, businesses and society, with a special focus on safety, security and improving the customer experience. Together, NEC and the LPGA are introducing solutions to improve the fan experience starting with a new Stats Center powered by NEC for media that will bring fans closer to their favorite players in 2018. For more information about NEC please visit www.necam.com/LPGA.
Passports and Visas.com is proud to be the “Official Passport and Visa Provider of the LPGA”. As a part of the partnership, Passports and Visas.com will be on-site at various tournament sites providing hands-on assistance to players and LPGA staff in obtaining the needed travel visas and passports to truly enable “golf’s global tour”.
With more than 20 years of experience, Passports and Visas.com is a leading provider of passport and travel visa services, enabling international travelers to expedite a passport or travel visa within 24 hours through a network of over eight regional offices. Offering an innovative travel document management system, comprehensive travel requirements online and providing expert customer service to make travel documents simple and effortless. For additional information, visit www.passportsandvisas.com
Prudential Financial, the “Official Financial Services Company & Umbrella Media Sponsor of the LPGA,” will continue their presentation of the ‘Up to the Challenge’ feature in select LPGA event telecasts. The program, an integrated media package includes in-telecast graphics and video features focusing on key tournament highlights and individual players who are ‘Up to the Challenge’, will be integrated on both GolfChannel.com, as well as LPGA.com, through a rotation of key placements on the home page, the marketing partners page, and the LPGA real-time scoring page. Following select tournaments, the lead story on LPGA.com will highlight the ‘Up to the Challenge’ feature.
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with approximately $641 billion of assets under management as of September 30, 2009, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. In the United States, the company's Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, investment management, and real estate services. For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com.
Pure Silk is proud to be the “Official Rich & Luxurious Shave Cream of the LPGA” and title sponsor of the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic. In addition, Pure Silk sponsors a roster of talented players on the LPGA Tour. Visit puresilkbahamasclassic.com to learn more!Pure Silk rich and luxurious moisturizing shave creams provide the smoothest, most touchable skin without irritation. The rich lather contains ingredients that give you a closer, longer lasting shave for legs that look and feel like Pure Silk. Available in seven aloe-infused, deliciously scented varieties, shaving with Pure Silk is the easiest way to love your legs! Pure Silk is available at mass merchandise, grocery and drugstores nationwide. Visit Pure-Silk.com to find your favorite!
Rolex supports the most prestigious events, players and organizations in golf and encourages the development of the game worldwide. Its contribution to excellence in the sport is based on a rich heritage that celebrates 50 years of involvement in 2017. The partnership between Rolex and the LPGA is based on mutual respect for tradition and shared values of integrity, excellence and world-class performance. Rolex celebrated 40 years as the official timepiece of the LPGA. In addition to all the Majors, the leading Swiss watchmaker supports key tournaments and top awards such as the Rolex Player of the Year award, the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award, the ROLEX Annika Major award, and the LPGA Tour's Rolex First-Time Winners. In addition, Rolex involvement includes support of the Rolex Rankings, the first-ever comprehensive world rankings system for women's golf as well as the foremost LPGA Tour players past and present, from golf’s living legend Annika Sorenstam to American Lexi Thompson and Lydia Ko.
Jeju SamDaSoo, the leading water company in South Korea, has joined the LPGA with the designation as the official water of the LPGA.
Jeju SamDaSoo is a premium water brand which is the number one water in market share, consumer preference and satisfaction in South Korea.
Though their partnership with the LPGA, Jeju SamDaSoo will headline a “Refreshing Round of the Day” feature on Golf Channel which will highlight a player with a phenomenal round from that day’s telecast. In addition, Jeju SamDaSoo will have a digital integration on LPGA.com, consumer sampling, branding and product placement on-site at designated events. Inbee Park is proudly sponsored by the brand.
A partner of the LPGA since 1993, Smucker's is a long-time supporter of the LPGA Child Development Center. This enables Moms on Tour to continue their golf careers while traveling with their children. Program activities include active exploration and discovery through hands-on experiences, purposeful teacher interactions, and cultural experiences. As the official peanut butter and jelly sandwich of the LPGA, the Smucker’s Uncrustables brand is represented on tour through on-site branding, hospitality and 2 player outings each year with Smucker’s clients.
Smucker’s also sponsors a "Smucker's Smooth Swings" social video series along with the "Cart Cruisin' with Amy" video series on LPGA.com.
For more information go to www.Smuckers.com.
An official patron company of the LPGA, the Acushnet Company, comprised of Titleist & FootJoy brands, provides equipment support for the LPGA Tour and its players. In addition, the Acushnet Company is a platinum sponsor of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) Championship and supports several other ongoing education initiatives for LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals. The Acushnet Company's continued efforts to enhance breast cancer awareness in the golf industry include a significant annual donation to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the official national charity of the LPGA. Started in 2012, Titleist is the presenting sponsor of all LPGA digital leaderboards.
TransPerfect is the world's largest privately held provider of language services and technology solutions, with over $500 million in annual revenues. From offices in 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of translation, interpretation, and consulting services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. More than 3,000 global organizations employ TransPerfect’s GlobalLink® Product Suite to bridge cultural and language barriers and to manage multilingual content. TransPerfect has global headquarters in New York, with regional headquarters in London and Hong Kong.
Umbel, Official Marketing Partner of the LPGA, helps the most admired companies in sports and entertainment collect, unite, and act on first-party customer data to increase engagement, revenue, and fan loyalty. With unprecedented audience insights, teams, venues and brands keep audiences engaged throughout events. Founded in 2010, Umbel is headquartered in Austin, TX. For more information, visit umbel.com.
Versant Health is one of the nation’s leading managed vision care companies serving more than 33 million members nationwide. Through our Davis Vision plans and Superior Vision plans, we help members enjoy the wonders of sight through healthy eyes and vision. Providing vision and eye health solutions that range from routine vision benefits to medical management, Versant Health has a unique visibility and scale across the total eye health value chain. As a result, members enjoy a seamless experience, access to one of the broadest provider networks in the industry, and an exclusive frame collection. Commercial groups, individuals, third parties, and health plans that serve government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare are among our valued customers. For more information visit https://versanthealth.com/lpga/
Weatherman is the official umbrella of the LPGA and winner of the 2018 Golf Digest Editors’ Choice for Best Umbrella. Weatherman was conceived by meteorologist Rick Reichmuth, and represents the convergence of engineering, technology, and design. After years of experience forecasting and reporting on severe weather events, Rick was well-versed on what people need in a quality umbrella. He couldn't find one to meet those high standards, so, leveraging his expertise, he created Weatherman. Each umbrella is designed to withstand winds up to 55mph, has UPF 50+ sun protection, smart storage features like a mesh pocket under the canopy, and a bluetooth tracker so you never lose it. The golf model comes in six colors and two sizes, to fit every player's needs. For more information, please visit weathermanumbrella.com/golf.
XL Catlin, an official partner of the LPGA, is a global property and casualty insurance and reinsurance company that serves clients in more than 215 countries. As risk experts, XL Catlin’s underwriting, claims, risk management & risk engineering experts work closely together to anticipate & respond to clients’ needs, wherever they are based. They work with over 90% of the US Fortune 500 companies and 99% of the UK’s FTSE 100 companies. XL Catlin proudly serves as the Official Property/Casualty, Reinsurance, Auto and Professional Liability Insurance Sponsor of the LPGA. Additionally XL Catlin has partnered with LPGA on the season-long XL Catlin Volunteer Service Award, where the LPGA honors a deserving volunteer with the award at each LPGA Tournament during the 2018 season who has exemplified the spirit of volunteerism and gone above and beyond expectations in his/her role. For additional information, visit the XL Catlin website at www.xlcatlin.com.
For more information contact the LPGA Corporate Partnerships department at email@example.com.