FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brett Pegler
Medina, OH – BADASS Dash™, one of the world’s leading producers of Obstacle Course Challenges & Adventure Racing and whose events benefit Autism Speaks, is proud to welcome Sports Authority, one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico, as a marketing partner for the series. One component of this partnership will include Sports Authority being named the official packet pick-up location for all of the races in 2014.
Grant Reeves, CEO for BADASS Dash™ states, “Sports Authority has a rich history, dating back almost a century, of being an industry leader in providing a wide assortment of quality, brand-name sporting goods.” Reeves further points out, “Their customers are passionate about both the sports and athletic activities they pursue as they want to run faster, jump higher and carry themselves or their teams to victory. We know this passion comes with being dedicated to a goal and considering Sports Authority staff throughout the country are dedicated to helping people take things to the next level, we saw this as a perfect fit for the message of our races and racers.”
“Sports Authority is excited to partner with an organization that not only has a passion for all sports but a deep commitment to their community both locally and globally,” said Tom Chesson, Director of Community Marketing and Team Sales for Sports Authority. “BADASS Dash works hard to present a fun and challenging athletic event with a portion of their focus being on raising awareness and funds for Autism Speaks. We look forward to an exciting race series as we move forward.”
About BADASS Dash™
BADASS Dash™ benefits Autism Speaks, an organization dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and cure for autism; to raising public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society; and to bringing hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. It is Autism Speaks firm belief that, working together, we will find the missing pieces of the puzzle. We are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals. The cause is bigger than the obstacles. For more information, visit www.badassdash.com. Find BADASS Dash™ on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
About Sports Authority
Headquartered in Englewood, CO, Sports Authority is one of the nation’s largest full-line sporting goods retailers, with 477 locations across 43 states and Puerto Rico. Sports Authority offers a broad range of sporting goods from leading brands and is the active family’s destination for footwear, apparel, fitness, team sports and outdoor recreation. The League by Sports Authority, a free and easy rewards program, offers members 5% back after they earn 100 points or more during a quarterly period. For a list of store locations and information or to shop online, visit www.sportsauthority.com. Sports Authority also owns and operates nine S.A. Elite by Sports Authority locations that offer a premier assortment of high-end performance apparel, footwear and accessories. Visit www.saelite.com for more information. Follow Sports Authority on Facebook http://facebook.com/sportsauthority and Twitter http://twitter.com/sportsauthority.