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gloProfessional and USA Field Hockey announce partnership

Check out this press release from teamusa.org

MAY 03, 2012

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo – Today USA Field Hockey announced a premier partnership with glōProfessional, a leading skin care, make-up and hair care company dedicated to the beauty and integrity of women. The multi-year agreement will feature glo on the front of the Women’s National Team jersey and represents the first ever corporate advertiser on the Women’s National Team uniform.

"Everyone at glōProfessional feels honored to be a part of the achievements of these world-class athletes," said Sean Butler, President of glo Professional.  "We're passionate about helping athletes perform their best when they're competing and we take great pride in their belief and trust in the benefits of our products. The field hockey team shows the power and grace that comes from feeling confident in your appearance, making them a natural fit for the glo brand. We are proud to work with these amazing women competing in the London 2012 Olympic Games."

As the official uniform sponsor, the glo brand will receive placement on the front of the Women’s National Team jersey and podium suits. Jersey-front sponsors are frequently seen amongst golfers, soccer teams around the world, Nascar and IndyCar drivers. In addition, the glo brand will have prominent placement across all National USA Field Hockey events and media.

“glōProfessional represents an exciting addition to our family of premier sponsors, said Steve Locke, Executive Director, USA Field Hockey. Securing a uniform sponsor is a testament to the success of the Women’s National Team qualifying for London and the increase in membership numbers over the last year. We are pleased to be partnering with an organization that shares similar values as USA Field Hockey and is committed to helping us grow the game from the grassroots to the Olympic level.”

glōProfessional will also partner with USA Field Hockey on the Sun Safe Play initiative, an educational program designed to raise awareness on the importance of playing and practicing safely in the sun and the prevention of melanoma and skin cancer.

"glōProfessional is proud to partner with the USA Field Hockey Team for the Sun Safe Play! program to raise awareness and prevention of melanoma and skin cancer and stress the importance of using sun protection properly every day,” said Lisa Bookman, Director of Marketing for glōProfessional.

Maria Whitehead, a former Junior National Team member lost her life to melanoma on November 1, 2006 at only the age of 25. Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and accounts for nearly half of all cancer in the United States. More than 2 million cases are found in the U.S. each year. Melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, will account for more than 75,000 cases of skin cancer in 2012. 

“Damaging UV rays can pass through clouds, haze and even windows so it is important to wear sun protection when you are inside as well as outside. Sun protection should be a part of your everyday personal care routine including your skin care, make-up and even hair care. All of glōProfessional’s product lines provide UV protection in their formulations, for healthy and proper sun protection," said Bookman.

“We are delighted to welcome glōProfessional as our official uniform sponsor and partner in the Sun Safe Play initiative,” said Simon Hoskins, Managing Director, Business Development. “The growth of field hockey in recent years has better positioned us to drive value to our sponsors and in glo we have a partner committed to work with us to develop our sport.

The U.S. Women’s National Team will reveal their new uniforms May 19, in the first match of a four game series against Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia.

About glōProfessional:

glōProfessional’s passionate commitment to research, education and innovation continues to inspire professional and at-home skin care, hair care and mineral-based make-up collections to deliver radiant beauty for healthy, glowing skin and hair. Including glō•therapeutics skin care, glō•minerals make-up and glō•essentials  hair care, glōProfessional is the premier resource for advanced skin therapies, for women and men of all ages. For more information, please visit www.gloprofessional.com. For media inquiries, please contact: EFG::Entertainment Fusion Group, Arielle Cohen Prichard Tel: 646.336.6420 X 105,Email: acohen@efgpr.com