Professional Golfers Kenny Perry and Josh Teater to Endorse Russell Athletic® Apparel in 2012
Kentucky natives to wear new Dri-Power® performance line during PGA Tour competitions
BOWLING GREEN, KY (Jan. 26, 2012) – Russell Athletic Brands, LLC, today announced professional golfers Kenny Perry and Josh Teater will serve as golf ambassadors for the Russell Athletic® brand. Both Kentucky natives, Perry and Teater will wear apparel from the Russell Athletic Dri-Power® performance line, which incorporates moisture transfer properties that help keep the athlete’s skin drier and more comfortable, on the PGA Tour this season. They will also utilize the full line of Russell Athletic® apparel in their off-course training and fitness routines.
“We’re extremely excited to have two of the world’s best golfers join our family at Russell Athletic,” said Gary Barfield, executive vice president, Russell Brands, LLC. “Both are professionals on and off the golf course. We are proud to have Kenny and Josh wear the Russell Athletic ‘R’ in 2012.”
Perry is entering his 26th consecutive year as a member of the PGA Tour, where he has earned 14 wins and is 9th on the all-time money list. He was also ranked in the top-10 on the Official World Golf Rankings for more than 100 weeks from 2003–2005 and 2009-2010 and finished tied for second at the 2009 Masters Tournament. In 2009 Perry was honored with the Payne Stewart Award, which is given by the PGA to “a player who shows respect for the traditions of the game, commitment to uphold the game's heritage of charitable support and professional and meticulous presentation of himself and the sport through his dress and conduct.”
“I’m proud to be wearing Russell Athletic, a brand with a great history and a fantastic line of performance products,” said Perry. “As I’ve learned over the years, when you feel good on the course, chances are you’re going to play better. I’m looking forward to having a successful 2012 season in Russell.”
Josh Teater is entering his 11th year as a professional golfer and third full season on the PGA Tour. He earned his first professional victory on the Nationwide Tour at the 2009 Utah Championship.
“I’m excited to be wearing Russell Athletic this season. The fit and feel of the apparel is great,” said Teater. “To be one of the brand’s first golf ambassadors is an honor and I’m looking forward to a successful partnership in 2012.”
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About RUSSELL ATHLETIC®
For more than 100 years, Russell Athletic, a division of Russell Brands, LLC, has supplied America’s athletes and teams with the latest innovations to help them perform at their best and is a leading supplier of team uniforms at the high school, college and professional levels. Russell Athletic’s active wear and collegiate licensed products are broadly distributed and marketed through department stores, sports specialty stores, retail chains and college bookstores. For more information, please visit www.RussellAthletic.com.
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