Team Worldwide Extends USA Luge Sponsorship Through 2018
Team Worldwide has extended its USA Luge sponsorship contract through 2018. In making the announcement Tuesday, the global forwarder will continue its role as the official cargo carrier for the USA Luge team for the next four years of competition and to PyeongChang, South Korea, which has been elected host city of the XXIII Winter Games.
Upon advisement of the continued partnership, USA Luge Executive Director Jim Leahy commented, “Thanks to the entire Team Worldwide ownership group. Your partnership with USA Luge puts us in a great position to insure the success of our athletes over the next four years.”
Speaking from experience, Mark Grimmette, USA Luge Sport Program Director and Olympic silver and bronze medalist, added, “As we move around the world for luge competitions, travel logistics can get somewhat interesting. It is nice to know that with Team Worldwide moving our gear, not only will the equipment and luggage arrive as scheduled, but there are times when our cargo actually beats us to the destination. Team Worldwide gives us peace of mind.”
Team Worldwide CEO Jason Brunson said, “We are proud to continue to support the USA Luge organization and its athletes through the next Winter Games - here is to great ‘runs’, both for the athletes and for our continued partnership.”
For over 16 years, luge athletes, exceptional young men and women, have relied on the cargo logistics and personal interest from Team Worldwide. Team Worldwide’s role is to have the equipment there on time, every time, across the nation or across the world.
As USA Luge is not government funded, every dollar and every competition counts as their sustainability is contingent upon sponsorship and private donations.
Coming off a great year with Remsen, N.Y. native Erin Hamlin making luge history with the team’s first Olympic singles medal, Team Worldwide supports USA Luge as they meet their next challenges toward another historic Games in South Korea.
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