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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. The company is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer is devoted to designing IT products that improve usability and add value to customer needs -- be it at work or leisure. Acer believes innovation is not the mere creation of new technologies and solutions, but the guarantee that users receive the benefits of these developments, and feel truly empowered.
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, Dr. James R. Andrews offers customized programs designed to help LPGA professionals prevent injuries and continue to compete on Tour at maximum performance levels.
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.
Getty Images will continue to be the LPGA’s Exclusive Worldwide Imagery Licensing Partner through 2015. Getty Images participates at all LPGA sanctioned events around the world.
GRGS is a revolutionary tool for web and mobile providing an enhanced coaching experience to golfers and instructors alike. GRGS enables any golfer to record every shot in a round of golf to analyze their game in comprehensive detail and connect with other golfers and instructors to share and compare statistics.
GRGS activates onsite at LPGA Tour events and has a presence on LPGA.com and social media platforms as well as other branded collateral. They will also have product promotion at the LPGA T&CP National Championship.
The applications’ features prove to be beneficial to golfers of all levels, enabling them to track their games over time, and to connect with other golfers, including professionals. The unique GRGS Clubhouse feature can be a valuable resource to both players, teachers and coaches to send, share and receive information and feedback. Consumers can purchase annual and monthly memberships to utilize the product or use the free level with limited statistics.
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
Kia Motors is one of the world’s fastest-moving global automotive brands and proudly serves as the Official Automotive Partner of the LPGA, the Official Tournament Vehicle of five key events, and title sponsor of the annual Kia Classic tournament. The Kia Performance Awards recognize players for outstanding achievement on- and off-the-course, and Michelle Wie has appeared in multiple advertisements as a global brand ambassador for the brand.
Kia is one of only three auto brands to increase U.S. sales in each of the past four, and one of the keys to our momentum has been our roster of high-profile sports marketing initiatives, including our presence with the LPGA, which has led to dramatic increases in consumer perception, awareness and consideration for the brand
Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is available at its website – www.kia.com. For media information, including photography, visit www.kiamedia.com. To receive custom email notifications for press releases the moment they are published, subscribe at http://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/newsalert.
Life Fitness is the global leader in providing commercial fitness equipment, manufacturing and selling strength and cardiovascular equipment under the brand names Life Fitness and Hammer Strength. Their commercial, professional, and home fitness products have a reputation for being durable, reliable, and on the cutting edge of both technology and design. Their mission is to offer a wide range of fitness solutions, customizable options and technological advancements that make their workout spaces stand out and their businesses thrive. As the Preferred Cardiovascular and Strength Training Equipment Supplier of the LPGA, Life Fitness provides discounts on equipment to LPGA Players, Symetra Players, LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals, and LPGA Staff.
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.
As the Leading Education Partner of the LPGA, Northeastern University – through its College of Professional Studies – offers LPGA the incredible opportunity to earn the degree they have always wanted. By providing 25% off the charge of tuition, LPGA Players, Symetra Players, LPGA Staff, and LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals all have the chance to continue their education through online courses. This allows all players/members to take classes whenever and wherever is convenient for them. Northeastern University also arranges a set number of on-site academic programming relevant to the current needs of the players/members attending. Northeastern University is a private nonprofit research university located in Boston Massachusetts. For additional information, visit www.northeastern.edu
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!
In 2014, Rolex, the official timepiece of the LPGA, celebrates its 34th year with the LPGA. Rolex sponsors the LPGA's top awards such as the Rolex Player of the Year award, the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award and honors the LPGA Tour's Rolex First-Time Winners. In addition, Rolex sponsors the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional (T&CP) membership's Ellen Griffin Rolex Award and is a supporting sponsor of the LPGA T&CP Championship. Rolex provides the official time at selected LPGA Tour events. Rolex is also represented by LPGA Tour players including Lexi Thompson. In 2006, Rolex became the title sponsor of the Rolex Women's World Golf Rankings, the first-ever world rankings system for women's golf.
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, #2 player in the world, is proudly sponsored by the brand.
Smucker's has expanded upon their existing relationship with the LPGA Tour, which includes title sponsorship of the Smucker's LPGA Child Development Center, to form Team Smucker's Uncrustables. The team consists of 15 Moms on Tour who act as ambassadors for the Uncrustables brand, the official peanut butter and jelly sandwich of the LPGA.
The Moms representing Team Smucker's Uncrustables use social media outlets to share their stories and offer tips to Unstoppable Moms.
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 and field trips that lead to valuable learning. For more information go to www.Smuckers.com.
Tiffany & Co., the world’s premier jeweler and America’s house of design since 1837, has become the Official Fine Gifts and Awards Company for the LPGA Tour. As an Official Marketing Partner of the LPGA Tour, Tiffany & Co. will provide a silver necklace to each new winner on the 2013 tournament schedule. Tiffany & Co. will also produce a unique trophy for the LPGA Commissioner’s Award and will provide a special purchase program for LPGA constituents.
Tiffany & Co. operates luxury jewelry stores and manufactures products through its subsidiary corporations. Its principal subsidiary is Tiffany and Company. The Company operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores and boutiques in the Americas, Japan, Asia-Pacific and Europe and engages in direct selling through Internet, catalog and business gift operations.
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.
Volvik, the Korean golf ball company, is now a Marketing Partner of the LPGA, the Symetra Tour, LPGA-USGA Girls Golf and the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals. Highlights of the deal include exposure on LPGA Tour telecasts on Golf Channel, exclusivity as the Official Ball of both the Symetra Tour and LPGA-USGA Girls Golf, and Presenting Sponsorship of the Teaching & Club Professional’s Front Row Experience.
For more information contact the LPGA Corporate Partnerships department at email@example.com.