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Jarden Corporation Names Subsidiary Company Zoot Sports as Premier Sponsor of 2015 Westchester Triathlon
RYE, NY– February 25, 2015- Jarden Corporation, lead sponsor for the Westchester Triathlon, is pleased to announce that subsidiary company Zoot Sports, global leader in endurance sports, will now be the multi-year premier sponsor for the Westchester Triathlon.
“We are thrilled to welcome Zoot Sports as the lead sponsor of the Westchester Triathlon,” said Westchester Triathlon Chair Arthur Henderson. The Olympic Triathlon, best known for its community outreach and charitable giving, is a natural fit for a company like Zoot Sports, which has already been outfitting many of our athletes for the past few years.”
Zoot Sports is 100% focused on providing the athlete with the ultimate in performance apparel. For over 25 years Zoot Sports has been pioneering innovative product solutions that cover the athlete from start to finish, head to toe. “We are proud and excited to be the official sponsor for the Westchester Triathlon as we understand athletes and their concerns to excel,” explains Erik Vervloet, Vice President and General Manager of Zoot Sports. “We have been involved with this race for some time and now take great pride to be the premier sponsor. There is nothing more fun than seeing 1,200 athletes lined up on the beachfront proudly wearing ZOOT swim caps among other accessories ready for the race start. It just adds a layer of pride,” Vervloet adds.
The next event, the 31st Westchester Triathlon, will be September 27, 2015. The Olympic race will once again be host to over 1,200 athletes from around the country. The Olympic distance event includes a .9-mile swim, 25-mile bike and a 6.2-mile run beginning at Rye Town Park.
About Westchester Triathlon
For more information and online registration for Westchester Triathlon events including the Westchester Super Sprint and The Kids Westchester Triathlon, visit, www.westchestertriathlon.org. Now in its 31st year, the Westchester Triathlon is one of the northeast’s premier Olympic distance races, making generous donations to charitable causes including The Blazeman Foundation for ALS, Challenged Athletes Foundation, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society /Team in Training, MAC Angels, The Rye YMCA and The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). A portion of the registration fee is tax deductible as the Westchester Triathlon is a 501C(3) charitable organization.
About Jarden Corporation
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of consumer products with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well-recognized brands. Headquartered in Florida, with offices in Rye, NY, Jarden ranks #356 on the Fortune 500 and has more than 30,000 employees worldwide. For more information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com
About Zoot Sports
Zoot Sports,www.zoot.com, distributed across 22 countries, is known for performance apparel, ‘wetzoots’ and accessories with the introduction of the first Triathlon- Specific Footwear Line. The brand was founded in Kona, Hawaii and has a rich tradition, with a huge following among triathletes globally and as a go to race day partner.