XanGo and Real Salt Lake (MLS) Unveil Landmark Jersey Sponsorship Deal
SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ — WHO/WHAT: A first for U.S. professional sports and Major League Soccer. Nutritionals leader XanGo and MLS team Real Salt Lake to announce landmark jersey front title sponsorship deal. Beginning in the 2007 MLS season, the XanGo name will be emblazoned across the chest of Real Salt Lake’s adidas/MLS game jerseys, following the European pro soccer model.
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Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer has enjoyed incredible support and popularity during its first two seasons of play, averaging 17,000 fans at home games. The team is slated to open a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue in the suburban Salt Lake community of Sandy in July 2008 (see http://www.realsaltlake.com/). Utah-based XanGo, LLC is a category creator, the first company to market a premium mangosteen beverage juice, XanGo(R) Juice, to consumers worldwide. Currently, XanGo Juice is sold in 14 international markets through a global network of independent distributors (see http://www.xango.com/).
WHEN: Friday, November 18, 2006 10:00 a.m. MST - Announcement and jersey unveiling to 10,000 supporters 11:30 a.m. MST/1:30 p.m. EST - News conference with XanGo executives, RSL officials and players WHERE: Salt Lake Palace Convention Center Salt Lake City, UT Interview & Visual Opportunities Include: * 10,000 XanGo distributors and soccer fans on-site for the announcement * On-Site Interviews with XanGo CEO Aaron Garrity and XanGo CMO Gordon Morton * On-Site Interviews with Real Salt Lake owner David W. Checketts and CEO Dean Howes * Live Satellite Feed Available * Satellite Coordinates: 13:30 to 14:30 EST Ku-Band C-Band SBS6 / K09 Galaxy 3C / C21 Uplink 14221 Vertical Uplink 6345 Vertical Downlink 11921 Horizontal Downlink 4120 Horizontal Audio 6.2, 6.8 Audio 6.2, 6.8 -- B-Roll Coordinates: 16:00 to 16:15 EST Ku-Band C-Band SBS6 / K09 Galaxy 3C / C21 Uplink 14221 Vertical Uplink 6345 Vertical Downlink 11921 Horizontal Downlink 4120 Horizontal Audio 6.2, 6.8 Audio 6.2, 6.8 * Visuals / On-Site interviews of Real Salt Lake players Jeff Cunningham, Eddie Pope, Jason Kreis, Andy Williams and others wearing 2007 XanGo Real Salt Lake adidas/MLS jerseys For Additional Information: XanGo Press Contacts: Bob Freeze, Bob.Freeze@xango.com, 801.330.6030 Alexandra Bowman, Alexandra.Bowman@xango.com, 801.380.6023 Real Salt Lake Contacts: Spencer Checketts, schecketts@RealSaltLake.com, 801.870.3150 Jamie Barton, jbarton@RealSaltLake.com, 801.633.8056 On-Site Contact: Mary Ortega, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312.375.9181
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CONTACT: XanGo – Bob Freeze, +1-801-330-6030, Bob.Freeze@xango.com,,or Alexandra Bowman, Alexandra.Bowman@xango.com, +1-801-380-6023; Real SaltLake Contacts: Spencer Checketts, +1-801-870-3150,schecketts@RealSaltLake.com,, or Jamie Barton, +1-801-633-8056,jbarton@RealSaltLake.com,; On-Site – Mary Ortega, +1-312-375-9181,firstname.lastname@example.org