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Florida Athletics Partners With CAMPUS for Fan Engagement & NIL Solutions
The University of Florida Athletics Department announced today an "all-in" partnership with CAMPUS to elevate its fan experience and provide NIL solutions for student-athletes. CAMPUS, co-founded by Gators legend Tim Tebow, provides a turnkey NIL solution for athletic departments and student-athletes that upgrades fandom by creating new VIP experiences for fans.
"We believe this will be a game-changer for our football program to lead the nation in the NIL resources available to our student-athletes," said Florida head football coach Billy Napier. "I'm calling for all Gators fans to join CAMPUS and support our student-athletes, which will be critical as we strive to return our program to its championship tradition."
CAMPUS provides media, marketing, e-commerce and tech services to universities and athletes to sell Tokens (NFTs) featuring the school and/or athlete, which "unlock" special access to digital or real-life experiences that appeal to fans. Limited-edition CAMPUS Tokens featuring individual Florida student-athletes and groups of student-athletes will be released at CAMPUS.io throughout the upcoming football season. Each Token comes with exclusive ownership benefits and can even be re-sold on CAMPUS' marketplace, providing additional opportunities for the athlete to earn NIL income.
"CAMPUS is an outstanding solution for our athletic department to set the standard in NFTs and NIL support for student-athletes," said Florida director of athletics Scott Stricklin. "Giving our fans the best experience is essential and CAMPUS's approach and technology give us new and exciting ways to engage Gator Nation."
To start, fans can visit CAMPUS.io to register for a CAMPUS account. New student-athlete Tokens will "drop" each week throughout the season but each has a limited scarcity, meaning fans will need to visit CAMPUS.io consistently and act quickly to get the Tokens they want for their Program. As a fan, you can add Tokens to Build Your Program and move up CAMPUS Leaderboards which also helps Florida build its programs to move up in national rankings. Partnering with CAMPUS gives both current and potential student-athletes another compelling reason why Florida is an attractive choice for their college experience. Each time a Token featuring a student-athlete is sold, that student-athlete receives an instant royalty payment.
"Just how new tech led to a better gameday experience at The Swamp and new tech led to better behind-the-scenes content on social media, the new tech we're using will lead to better access and more memorable moments for fans," said CAMPUS co-Founder and CEO Christine Menedis. "We're empowering everyone involved. CAMPUS gives fans an opportunity to directly impact their team's roster in a way never before possible."
"I'm so pumped for how my alma mater is going to benefit from CAMPUS," said Tebow. "Gator Nation is going to love collecting these Tokens and receiving all the benefits they unlock."
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Annual Outerknown Tahiti Pro Opening Ceremony Signals What’s to Come for Paris 2024 Olympic Games in the Islands of Tahiti
PAPEETE, French Polynesia - August 16, 2022 - (Newswire.com)
Future site of the surfing competition for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the village of Teahupo'o, on the island of Tahiti, opened its annual surf competition Outerknown Tahiti Pro (Aug. 11-21) with cultural ceremonies and dance, remarks from several dignitaries, and representatives of the local and international surf communities.
Occurring in just two short years, the Paris 2024 Olympic Games provide a global spotlight on the most iconic swell in the Polynesian islands and one of the most famous in the world, the wave at Teahupo'o, legendarily one of "the deadliest waves in the world." At the competition, local surfers will challenge global competitors in their home surf, in the Polynesian islands where the sport was invented. The event will be a cultural milestone for the people of French Polynesia, also known as The Islands of Tahiti.
The swelling of national pride was present at the opening day's event as government Minister of Youth and Sports Naea Bennett took the stage.
"We are proud to welcome the world elite of surfing — these 36 athletes including 12 women who will give us, without a doubt, an extraordinary spectacle during this competition. We are proud to have among the world surfing elite children of Fenua (our country)," declared Bennett. "Surfing, this Polynesian sport, is recognized worldwide and has been included in the program of the 2024 Olympic Games."
World Junior Championship winner and Tahitian local Vahine Fierro, 22, was in attendance alongside veteran Tahitian surfing icons Michel Bourez and Kauli Vaast, named as the "children of Fenua" noted in the speech.
Teahupo'o, the Paris 2024 Olympic Games site, will soon welcome the arrival of Tony Estanguet, President of the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (OCOG) of 2024.
The wave at Teahupo'o will be the 10th and last stage of the World Tour within the framework of the professional world championships organized by the World Surf League (WSL). Indeed, this legendary wave (sometimes surging as high as 50 feet) inspires awe and fear in even the most elite surfers with its unparalleled power and menacing reef break.
"We are proud to have been chosen by the Organizing Committee of the 2024 Olympic Games to host the surfing events," Bennett also remarked.
Surfing, due to the wonder it inspires, has become an important economic activity in The Islands of Tahiti through retail sales of products but also the many surf schools run by educators in the discipline. It is also an important cultural export, providing a sense of pride and showcasing the athleticism and symbiosis with nature that is embodied by the Polynesian people.
"Long live surfing, long live sport and long live French Polynesia," concluded Bennett.
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Solar Cannabis Co. Announces Inaugural ‘Solar Invitational’ Disc Golf Tournament and B2B Networking Event at Maple Hill on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022
Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) today announced its inaugural "Solar Invitational" Disc Golf Tournament and Cannabis Industry Networking Event at Maple Hill in Leicester, MA on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, from 2-8 p.m.
Solar (a leading vertically integrated cannabis operator in the State of Massachusetts) is set to launch its very own "Solar Invitational" - a cannabis industry disc golf tournament at Maple Hill, the world's top-rated course. The event will welcome all industry operators, vendors and advocates to partake in a scramble-style tournament while enjoying a cannabis-friendly environment with a wide variety of local food and beverage vendors and live music.
"We couldn't be more proud to bring a first-of-its-kind event centered around disc golf and cannabis to the greater Worcester community," said Edward Dow, CEO of Solar Cannabis Co. "We wanted to create a unique experience that would be inclusive of all operators, vendors and supporters within the cannabis industry and build it around a day of fun and competitive disc golf play."
The inaugural Solar Invitational is aimed to defy the stereotypical corporate outings and B2B networking events. Competition play is a mixed foursome comprising 18 total teams on Maple Hill's intermediate "reds course." There will be no shortage of opportunities to engage with high-minded individuals from all areas of the industry. Every attendee is guaranteed to leave with new, genuine connections, good conversation, some laughs, and a larger network.
"I really believe there's a distinct connection between cannabis and disc golf," said Dow. "We want everyone that will be attending to enjoy a relaxed, cannabis-friendly environment with great vendors, food and drink and live entertainment. Even if they choose to not participate in the tournament, they're going to have a great time and leave with some new connections within the industry."
The disc golf movement, which has been known to have evolved from the "hippie culture" in Southern California nearly 40 years ago, is now an established sport with millions of players and massively attended national and international tournaments. Over its evolution, the nature of the game has created an inclusive and casual sport where individuals who tend to seek an alternative to "the links" can play a more laid-back, but competitive game.
Those who wish to participate in the Solar Invitational disc golf tournament, inquire about sponsorship, or become a vendor can learn more here.
About Solar Cannabis Co.
Based in Somerset, MA., Solar Cannabis Co. (Solar) is a 67,000-sq.-ft., vertically-integrated cannabis operator that cultivates and produces recreational marijuana/marijuana-infused products. To date, Solar is unlike any indoor cannabis manufacturing facility in America. With a commitment to sustainable and innovative practices, Solar's flagship facility was designed to reshape the way cannabis is cultivated. Through the implementation of microgrid assets (solar arrays and high-efficiency, combined heat & power units), LED lighting and 90% water reclamation, Solar is able to produce premium cannabis while lowering its overall energy profile as well as generating over five megawatts (MW) of clean power on-site. Learn more at www.solarcannabis.co.
About Maple Hill
Maple Hill is a championship-caliber disc golf course located in Leicester, MA, which features multiple ponds, wooded holes, open fields and multiple changes in elevation. A four-course configuration ranging in length from 5,071' to 8,415', tests all levels of play, from beginner to professional. Maple Hill is home to one of the most coveted stops on the Disc Golf Pro Tour — "the MVP Open" — and has been ranked the #1 Disc Golf Course in the World by UDisc® in both 2021 and 2022. In addition, Maple Hill features its "Sap House," which is a complete Pro Shop where golf discs, bags, baskets, accessories, food and beverage are sold. In addition, the Sap House also features a second-floor clubhouse game room with vintage video games, pool table and a deck overlooking the 18th hole available to its patrons. To reserve a tee time and learn more, visit maplehilldiscgolf.com.
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The Good Dog Foundation to Ring NYSE Closing Bell
NEW YORK, June 2, 2023 (Newswire.com) - The Good Dog Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to training and deploying therapy dogs to help adults and children recover from stress, trauma, and disease, today announced that Rachel McPherson, Founder, along with two therapy dogs - Magnus and Atticus - will ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) today, Friday, June 2, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. ET.
"At The Good Dog Foundation, we believe in the healing power of the human-animal bond. Therapy dogs, when trained properly, offer uniquely effective nonverbal, nonjudgmental support for those in need of stress relief, morale boosting, or emotional healing," said Rachel McPherson, Founder of The Good Dog Foundation. "Ringing the closing bell at NYSE is a wonderful way to honor our 25th year and reflect on the meaningful work our therapy dogs have done. I am so proud of The Good Dog Foundation and the thousands of therapy dogs and their owners who are making a difference in lives every day."
About The Good Dog Foundation
For 25 years, The Good Dog Foundation has trained and deployed thousands of therapy dogs to help adults and children recover from stress, trauma and disease or cope with disabilities and learning issues. Founded on the belief in the healing power of the dog to human connection, Good Dogs have provided services to hospitals, colleges, nursing homes, disaster relief efforts as well as corporate partners. Learn more at https://thegooddogfoundation.org.Contact Information:
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