VeloVie and Essor USA are Official Bike Sponsors of HITS Triathlon…

first_img Related HITS Inc has confirmed that carbon bike specialist VeloVie and accessories company Essor USA will be the official bike sponsors of the HITS Triathlon Series nationwide US race tour.VeloVie’s claim to fame is its personalized, direct-to consumer approach and its ‘Pay a little and you get a lot’ mantra. According to the company, this translates into significant savings and excellent customer experience. In keeping with that philosophy, the company will provide additional discounts to HITS athletes, competitor swag and podium prizes at all HITS races.“VeloVie is proud to partner with HITS Triathlon Series,” said Mehdi Farsi, Co-Founder and CMO for VeloVie. “Our high calibre products fit hand-in-hand with all that HITS offers – a dedication to the sport and interest in helping both novice and experienced athletes achieve their goals.”In addition to VeloVie, its sister company Essor USA has joined the HITS Triathlon Series as Official Bike Accessory Sponsor. Offering carbon fibre bike products at reasonable prices, Essor USA was created by passionate cyclists and industry professionals. The company provides carbon fibre components, accessories and apparel that ‘take the art of cycling to a whole new level.’Essor USA, like VeloVie, “Is the perfect fit for anyone – those just beginning the cycling experience and those who want to intensify their competitive potential,” added Farsi. “We have high performance upgrades at prices that won’t break the bank. Our commitment to athletes is demonstrated through our rewards programs, outstanding warranty and customer service. Together with HITS, we will empower athletes to take their training and racing to great heights.”With three successful years of racing in the bag and growing numbers of participants, HITS Triathlon Series is dedicated to aligning with sponsors that are offer ‘exceptional service, value-driven pricing, customization and proven dedication to the sport.’ Both VeloVie and Essor USA are seen to exemplify these values, in keeping with HITS’ own.HITS North Country 140.6 champion Adam Folts, who rides a VeloVie bike while racing, said, “VeloVie and Essor are great companies for every athlete. They offer the same material and components as other competing brands at half the price.” Folts added, “They both offer top-notch products at a fraction of the cost. That is something I can stand (or swim, bike and run) behind.”While established in 2011, HITS Triathlon Series has quickly made its mark, gaining momentum and recognition in the multisport community, winning the support of both industry and mainstream sponsors. “It’s rewarding to see HITS’ sponsorships grow with our races,” noted Thomas Struzzieri, HITS President and CEO.“Partnering with companies as dedicated to advancing triathlon as we are, such as Velovie and Essor, benefits athletes and the sport in general. Our participants will appreciate their meticulous craftsmanship and value.”Formed in 2006 and based in Tempe, Arizona, VeloVie was founded on pure love for the sport of cycling and a commitment to creating the ultimate ride. Founder Homay Farsi, along with Mehdi Farsi, Reza Farsi and Eric Ferguson live for the bike, hence the name VeloVie. They offer individual customization on each bike they sell, ‘whittling the bicycle buying experience down to its most essential factors.’Essor, founded by the same partners, designs lightweight and affordable carbon fibre parts. Designed in the USA, these products ‘equip cycling enthusiasts with the tools they need to perform their best and pursue their passion.’HITS Triathlon Series events feature five distances geared to the needs, training, capacity and personal goals of every athlete. In addition to providing a product for the seasoned athlete with the Sprint, Olympic, Half and Full distance races, HITS also developed the entry-level Open format and ‘introduced the sport to those who never imagined themselves beginning or finishing such an event.’HITS Triathlon Series offers ten events in desirable locations across the United States, culminating with the HITS Championship in Palm Springs, California on 6-7 December 2014. The next event will take place this weekend on 16-17 August 2014 in Waconia, Minnesota.HITS Inc is a special events management company focused on producing endurance sports events and hunter/jumper horse shows. Based in upstate New York in the village of Saugerties, HITS is dedicated to ‘creating high-quality events in desirable destinations with unmatched, professional operations.’www.HitsEndurance.comwww.velovie.comlast_img read more

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UG receives $100M charitable education grant

first_imgA Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday between the University of Guyana (UG) and the Natural Resources Ministry for the disbursement of a 0 million philanthropic education grant for the year 2017-UG Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith (left) presented with a cheque for $45 million from Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman2018.The Faculty of Technology, the Faculty for Earth and Environmental Sciences and the Geology Department of the University of Guyana will see a significant boost following the signing of that MoU.Vice Chancellor of UG, Professor Ivelaw Griffith said the process started several months ago, where the Natural Resources Ministry made a commitment to invest in the university through the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC).“One hundred million Guyana dollars was the first tranche of the investment and today represents the delivery of that promise. The Minister (Raphael Trotman) presented a cheque to me for $45 million,” he said.The $45 million will go to faculties and schools other than engineering and the remainder will be used to purchase equipment for the geology laboratories and to assist with curriculum development, training, outreach and field research.“What we did today was to bring closure to that almost one year of negotiations and the Minister was quite laudatory in his intent not only to support what we are doing at the university not only in words but in deeds.”The grant will also provide for the collaboration on placement of students internship attachments with the Commission and sharing of technical publications based on assignments of the programme done by scholars of the Commission.The grant could be renewed annually.last_img read more

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