espnW Announces Sponsors for its Fifth Annual Women + Sports Summit
Today espnW announced the roster of sponsors for its fifth annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit presented by Toyota. This year’s Summit, held October 8-10 in Dana Point, Calif., is themed “Making an Impact” and will again gather thought leaders and influencers from the sports industry and beyond to focus on creating greater opportunity for women in sports. Toyota returns as the presenting sponsor, along with returning sponsors CoverGirl, Gatorade, JBL and Under Armour. The latest blue-chip company to join the roster is EY.
In addition to branding and on-site integrations, the sponsorships feature digital and social activations across espnW’s platforms. As presenting sponsor, Toyota will again recognize and honor three “Everyday Heroes,” an award that celebrates individuals making a difference for women and girls in their local communities through sports.
Beauty and cosmetics partner CoverGirl will showcase its #GirlsCan campaign through print and digital quote tiles featuring female athletes who have broken barriers throughout history. The brand will also gift guests with products at the Summit’s gifting suite.
Gatorade, the sports nutrition sponsor for the fourth consecutive year, will provide guests with Gatorade products at all “points of sweat” throughout the venue, including morning runs, core training, surfing, yoga and cycling. James Carter from the Gatorade Sports Science Institute will participate in the Summit’s performance panel, “Human Potential and Pushing Beyond Our Limits.”
JBL, the official sound partner, will gift guests with their latest JBL Reflect BT Wireless Sport headphones, a product developed with key insights and feedback provided by 2013 Summit attendees. JBL will also present Surf Camp at the Summit, with hands-on surf instructions in and out of the water during the Summit sport activities sessions.
Under Armour, the Summit’s official training partner, will gift all attendees with innovative apparel, footwear and accessories from their elevated women’s collection. The brand will also present Todd Durkin’s I.M.P.A.C.T Challenge, as well as yoga classes with international instructor Kathryn Budig, as part of the Summit’s sports activities.
The Summit’s newest partner, EY, will be featuring its Women Athletes Business Network, a program focused on harnessing the untapped leadership potential of female athletes after their retirement from sport. Athletes and executives will have an opportunity to sign up for the program in the gifting suite.
The Summit will be held for the second straight year at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort. For more information about The espnW: Women + Sports Summit and to see the complete agenda visit www.espnWsummit.com or follow on Twitter with @espnW and #espnWsummit.
espnW serves women who love sports. espnW.com provides an engaging environment that offers total access to female athletes and the sports they play, takes fans inside the biggest events, and shares a unique point of view on the sports stories that matter most to women. Founded in July, 2010, espnW lives across television, films, events, digital and social platforms. The annual espnW: Women + Sports Summit is the leading event of its kind in the sports industry. The Women’s Sports Foundation is a charity of choice for espnW.