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• The NFL has unveiled the Super Bowl Ticket Giveaway, an initiative this season to "surprise fans across the country with an invitation to attend Super Bowl LII in Minnesota on February 4, 2018. A total of 500 free tickets will be distributed under the program as a way to give back to dedicated NFL fans and provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience."
• Farmers Insurance has extended its alliance with PGA TOUR player Rickie Fowler for three years (2018-2020).  Fowler has been a brand ambassador since 2012. Fowler has been featured in the Farmers "We Know From Experience" advertising campaign, including the recent "Chauffeur Terrier" television commercial, along with other digital marketing platforms.
Heroes Evolved, featuring an in-game and playable Bruce Lee, has hit the multi-player online battle arena via R2Games and the Bruce Lee, LLC (owned and operated by Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee).
• In it's ninth season as the official wardrobe supplier for the National Basketball Coaches Assn., Men's Wearhouse said that 24 NBA head coaches would be outfitted with Joseph Abboud Custom suits for the 2017-18 season. According to Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, "With 82 games a season, it's important to look professional and have confidence on the court."

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MLB 2017 Awards Schedule
• Oct. 26
Rawlings Gold Glove finalists on Twitter (12 PM. ET)
• Nov. 6
BBWAA Awards Finalists MLB Network
• Nov .7
Rawlings Gold Glove Awards ESPN (9 PM. ET)
• Nov. 9
Louisville Silver Sluggers MLB Network, (6 PM. ET)
• Nov. 10
Wilson Defensive Players of the Year MLB Network (6 PM. ET)
• Nov. 13
Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year MLB Network (6 PM ET)
• Nov. 14
Managers of the Year MLB Network (6 PM. ET)
• Nov. 15
Cy Young Awards MLB Network( 6 PM ET)
• Nov. 16
Most Valuable Players MLB Network ( 6 PM ET)
• Nov. 17
Esurance MLB Awards MLB Network

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NBA Teams With Jersey-Patch Deals (To Date):

• Atlanta Hawks (Shareware)
• Boston Celtics (GE)
• Brooklyn Nets (Infor)
• Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear)
• Denver Nuggets (Western Union)
• Detroit Pistons (Flagstaff Bank)
• Golden State Warriors (Rakuten)
• Los Angeles Lakers (Wish)
• Miami Heat (Ultimate Software)
• Milwaukee Bucks (Harley Davidson)
• Minnesota Timberwolves (Fitbit)
• New York Knicks (Squarespace)
• Orlando Magic (Disney World)
• Philadelphia 76ers (StubHub)
• Sacramento Kings (Blue Diamond)
• Toronto Raptors (Sun Life)
• Utah Jazz (Qualtrics)
All patches will be 2.5 x 2.5 on the left side, with a Nike Swoosh logo on the right side.

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Feb142017

Gee Whiz: Gatorade Expands With NBA As Title Sponsor For Developmental League

By Barry Janoff

February 14, 2017: In 2001, the NBA formed the Developmental League as its official minor league entity to help prepare players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA.

Beginning next season, under what was called an unprecedented alliance, the D-League will be rebranded as the NBA Gatorade League, G-League for short.

Gatorade is a founding partner of the NBA D-League, and has been aligned with the NBA since 1984,

Financial terms were not shared.

As part of the multi-year partnership — which the NBA said "marks the first time a U.S. professional sports league has named an entitlement partner" — the NBA and Gatorade unveiled a new NBA G-League logo that will be featured across all game balls, team jerseys, on-court signage and league digital assets.

The deal comes just days before the NBA All-Star Game and weekend in New Orleans, where Gatorade plans to activate behind this an other hoops-related marketing.

Among the planned events are the D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire and the D-League Slam Dunk presented by Verizon, both of which will serve as platforms for Gatorade and the NBA to share with fans and marketing partners the transition of the D-League to the G-League.

A major part of the alliance will see Gatorade "incubate its latest product and equipment innovations into NBA G-League locker rooms."

Through the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), the brand, a division of PepsiCo, said it would  "collaborate with the NBA G-League on programs to enhance player sports performance and recovery."

Teams will have the opportunity to collaborate with Gatorade to help players maximize their athletic potential and on-court performance.

"This is about the future of how we an help athletes perform,” Brett O’Brien, sip and GM for Gatorade, said in a promo spot unveiled to coincide with the deal. "It’s about performance fuel and teaching athletes what they put into their bodies and how they can better under stand what their body does.

"It goes way beyond calling it the Gatorade League. The essence of what the Gatorade League stands for is about how do we create the next level of sports performance," said O’Brien.

Gatorade said it would continue to present the league's Gatorade Call-Up platform, which since 2001 has seen some 500 Gatorade Call-Ups from the NBA D-League to the NBA.

 "As one of the most iconic brands in the world and a founding partner of the NBA Development League, Gatorade is an ideal fit for this first-of-its-kind partnership," Mark Tatum, NBA deputy commissioner and COO, said in a statement.

"The NBA D-League has prepared hundreds of players for the NBA and Gatorade has always been focused on fueling players to perform at the highest level. We look forward to collaborating with the renowned GSSI team to enhance player development and our game," said Tatum.

According to the NBA, 40% of current NBA players have spent time in the NBA D-League and four current NBA head coaches had been coaches with NBA D-League teams.

The league has tripled in size from eight teams during the inaugural 2001-02 season to a record 25 teams for the 2017-18 campaign.

The NBA said its owners have “increasingly invested in the NBA D-League, with 15 NBA clubs purchasing an NBA D-League team since the 2012-13 season, bringing the total number of NBA-owned minor league franchises to 20 for next season.”

Recent changes to the NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement "have reinforced that synergy," said the NBA.

Under the new CBA, NBA teams beginning next season would be able to have as many as two "two-way players" on their rosters, allowing them to gain experience in the NBA but primarily play in the NBA G-League.

Under the expanded deal, the NBA and Gatorade  will collaborate on “custom, behind-the-scenes video content, which will capture NBA G-League players on their respective journeys, highlighting a shared commitment to enhancing performance through innovation.”

Gatorade said that since 1985, GSSI has helped athletes "optimize their sports performance and well-being through research, education, innovation and providing high-caliber sports nutrition science services."

According to Gatorade, GSSI scientists will partner with the NBA G-League on player nutrition and training programs, incorporating the newest technology and innovations in Gatorade testing, product and equipment.

"We have more than 50 years of experience working with athletes and using those insights to help improve athletic performance through innovative sports fuel and equipment," said O'Brien. “This expansion of our NBA partnership is a great opportunity to not only work with the elite athletes of the NBA G-League, but also continue to lead the evolution of basketball performance."   

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