Despite some resistence to sponsorship within American sailing, the Olympic team and US Sailing manage to keep attracting and retaining their sponsors. US Sailing Team Alphagraphics has announced that Sperry Top Sider, the performance boat shoe brand will extend their partnership through the next Olympic and Paralympic cycle.
Under the new agreement, Sperry Top-Sider is named an ‘Official Silver Partner of US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics’ and the Team’s official and exclusive footwear partner. US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics consists of 66 athletes who are training for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Weymouth, UK.
According to US Olympic Sailing Program Chair Dean Brenner,
‘Sperry Top-Sider has been providing our team with world-class products and critical resources for years. We are excited that a great American sailing brand like Sperry Top-Sider will be supporting our athletes and the program through 2012.’
Craig Reingold, President of Sperrry Top-Sider said:
‘We are proud to continue our long-term relationship with the country’s top sailors of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics. Like Sperry, these athletes share a clear passion for the sport. They have been invaluable in helping our brand create footwear for those who are dedicated to performing at the world’s top level.’
In addition to its support of the US Sailing Team AlphaGraphics, Sperry Top-Sider supports various other US SAILING events and programs, including the National Sailing Programs Symposium, USSTAG athletes Zach Railey, Debbie Capozzi, Brad Nichol and Andrew Campbell, and several U.S. Championships.