FLW announced that Rayovac, a worldwide leader in battery power and innovation, will return as a sponsor in 2013 and remain the official dry cell battery of the world’s largest tournament fishing organization. Financial terms of the deal were not released.
Rayovac will continue to receive exposure across all of FLW’s platforms, including its tournaments and Expos, multiple websites, FLW Bass Fishing magazine and the “FLW” television show on NBC Sports Network. “FLW” is broadcast Sundays in high-definition (HD) to more than 559 million households worldwide, making it the most widely distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.
Jason Christie of Park Hill, Okla., will again represent Rayovac throughout the 2013 season. A former junior high basketball coach, Christie has transformed into one of the most successful anglers in the sport today by qualifying for four straight Forrest Wood Cups and accumulating nearly $650,000 in winnings in just five years as a professional with FLW.
The Andy Roddick Foundation (ARF) will host its inaugural celebrity golf tournament April 14-15, 2013 in Austin Texas.
The tournament will take place at the Spanish Oaks Golf Club, lauded by Golf Digestas one of the top courses in Texas.
Many of Roddick’s friends – professional athletes as well as entertainers – as well as other high profile personalities will participate in the event. “I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of great performers and athletes over the years, and we’ve been able to support each others’ efforts to make a difference in our respective communities. I’m looking forward to many of them joining me in Austin for this first-ever event,” Roddick said.
Amateur golfers of all skill levels are invited to compete in a four-person scramble format. This annual 18-hole golf classic will feature a variety of games and competitions, including longest drive and closest-to-the-pin contests as well as a silent auction and raffle. The kick-off party will feature the 1980s cover band Spazmatics on April 14, and the tournament will begin with a 10 a.m. shotgun start on Monday, April 15. Read more
The 2012 season sees Formula 1 racing return to the United States for the first time since 2007 with an all-new venue in Austin, Texas. To help launch this very special weekend, Massa joined invited media guests from around the world to give them a first glimpse of the 5.5-kilometre (3.4-mile) Grand Prix circuit.
Visiting a new track is nothing Scuderia Ferrari and its Technical Partner Shell are not used to. The secret of success is being able to anticipate the challenge before you arrive – thus making work done in the simulators and engine test bays critical. Having worked together since the birth of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the pair have encountered many races at unfamiliar tracks and Shell scientists have worked closely with Ferrari engineers to develop innovative products and deliver a premium fuel, which meets one of the most tightly controlled and specific fuel requirements in the racing world. With the knowledge gained from testing on the track with Ferrari, Shell scientists developed Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline® for cars on the road to deliver maximum protection for optimum performance.
“We already have a good understanding of the challenge the COTA will give us and have undertaken several virtual long runs in Italy. We actually run programs to replicate the entire race weekend so, although there is no real substitute for being here, we already know which products are going to give Scuderia Ferrari the best advantage in Texas.” Read more
Goliath Film and Media Holdings announced it has completed production of A.C. Green’s induction into the College Hall of Fame in January 2012. Goliath filmed the induction which includes commentary by Green and several of his peers.
Green was honored for his four years of outstanding play at Oregon State University. Goliath CEO Lamont Roberts stated, “This is an insightful short documentary on one of College Basketball’s greatest players.” He continued, “AC is an inspiration both on and off the court.” The completed short documentary will be available to the market in October 2012.
Goliath has also begun production on Hanging with the Ironman, a documentary on the life of A.C. Green. The former Los Angeles Laker played in a record breaking 1,192 consecutive games and came to be known as the Iron Man for his endurance and longevity. Green also gained fame by leading the Lakers in rebounds in six of his eight years on the court. Hanging with the Iron Man will be exploring Green’s career on the court as well as his spiritual convictions as a Man of Faith. Read more