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Gillette, athlete Tyson Gay to donate $25,000 to Lafayette High School

BY Antoinette Alexander

BOSTON — Gillette has teamed up with three-time World Champion and 100-meter American Record Holder Tyson Gay to donate $25,000 to Lafayette High School in Lexington, Ky. — the same high school that gave Tyson his start in his track career — as part of its “Get Started” campaign.

Through the “Get Started” campaign, Gillette has partnered with 25 global ambassadors from around the world to help them give back to their respective organizations and communities where they received their start in athletics, and in life. In addition to Gay, Gillette also is working with such athletes as Ryan Lochte (USA, swimming); Roger Federer (Switzerland, tennis); Sir Chris Hoy (Great Britain, cycling); and Rudy Fernandez (Spain, basketball).

With the donation, Lafayette High School plans to upgrade a majority of its track and field equipment, including purchasing such items as new starting blocks for the track and new uniforms for the students. In addition, the school is looking into hosting a major track invitational meet in the next year.

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AAFES launches 7UP Harley-Davidson Sweepstakes

BY Allison Cerra

DALLAS — The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is offering shoppers a chance to win a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

From June 15 to 28, military shoppers can visit their local AAFES and enter to win in the 7UP Harley-Davidson Sweepstakes. One lcustomer will win a 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight, valued at $11,000. Entry is limited to shoppers ages 18 years and older who have a valid driver’s license.

"We expect this contest will get shoppers’ ‘motors running,’ so anyone interested in winning should get in gear and take a ride to their nearest Exchange," AAFES chief of staff Col. Thomas Ockenfels said.

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Nuk introduces new baby items

BY Allison Cerra

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Nuk has expanded its portfolio to include two new products.

The Nuk OrthoStar advanced orthodontic pacifier, made of 100% silicone, features a flexible heart-shaped shield to provide greater comfort while the nipple mimics the shape of mom’s nipple during breast-feeding. The pacifier also features a scoop nipple cavity to maximize tongue movement (to build strength) and a thinner neck to lessen jaw pressure while integrated channels are designed to lessen palate pressure. Available for children ages zero to six months, the pacifier carries a suggested retail price of $3.99.

Nuk also has introduced Babytalk Learner cups, which are designed to help babies transition to sippy cups. The cups feature a spill-proof, soft spout is designed to be gentle on gums and removable easy-grip handles with antislip grips. The 5-oz. cups carry a suggested retail price fo $7.99 each.

"The Nuk brand provides parents with a complete, best-of-class solution for nurturing babies through important milestones," Nuk USA VP marketing Walter Lehneis said. "By making a relatively small investment in the right early childhood products, parents can set their children on the right path physically and emotionally while helping to save themselves big money on curative procedures in the future."

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