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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.
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.
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
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 Sun Care Product of the LPGA
Leaders Cosmetics is a leading brand of facial sheet masks worldwide and will activate their LPGA partnership with the start of the 2017 season. Leaders will headline 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.
Global brand, MCKAYSON, is the newest marketing partner to join the LPGA family. McKayson will title sponsor the 2017 McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open in Auckland, New Zealand in September. McKayson supplies high quality products through launch of complete identity of own design team and high quality apparel through cooperation with enterprises in the textile industry, which owns high-level technology. Also, they focus on globalization of the brand through business and academic cooperation in art and science. Another MCS SPORTS’ task is building a distribution network to offer various sports goods in one platform that can supply all around the world. McKayson is establishing the online mall and offline mall including showroom and flagship store. You can encounter McKayson everywhere
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.
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. In 2017, Rolex celebrates some 40 years as the official timepiece of the LPGA in a partnership that began in 1980. 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 Alexis Thompson and current World No. 1 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, #2 player in the world, 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 “Top 5” and “Top 10” shots recap during select months on both LPGA.com and social media outlets.
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.
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.
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.
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.