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Maria Sharapova’s Sugarpova Partners with Tennis Hall Of Fame

Saturday, January 11, 2014

 

Currently ranked third in the world, Maria Sharapova has won twenty-nine WTA singles titles, including four Grand Slam singles titles.

Tennis superstar Maria Sharapova’s premium candy line Sugarpova has announced a new partnership with the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport. Sugarpova is the new official sponsor and an underwriter of the Hall of Fame’s Kids Free program, which provides free admission to the museum for children ages 16 and under, every day, year-round.

“I am honored and thrilled to partner Sugarpova with the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, particularly in support of such an important program,” said Sharapova, founder and creative director of Sugarpova “I was lucky to discover the game at a young age, and I hope that visiting the museum will inspire young people to see the opportunities in tennis and the potential that exists when someone commits oneself to following a dream.”

“We are delighted and grateful to welcome Sugarpova as an official sponsor of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Maria is an extraordinary role model within the sport, and we appreciate her commitment toward our mission to inspire young people to get involved in tennis,” said Mark L. Stenning, CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. “The museum is an exciting place where families and children of all ages can explore the game’s rich history in an educational and entertaining way. By offering free admission to children we hope they will be inspired by the game’s traditions and become life-long players and fans.”

Kids Free Program

Through the Kids Free program, the next generation of players and fans are invited to learn about the sport. In the museum, tennis’ greatest moments come to life through video and photo presentations. The museum incorporates an extensive collection of memorabilia to showcase the sport’s history and honor its great champions. Kids have the unique opportunity to get up close to some of the sport’s most coveted trophies, including the actual US Open trophies, which are on display, when not in New York.

To make the experience fun and educational for young visitors, children can participate in a Hall of Fame scavenger hunt, which guides them through the museum and encourages them to carefully examine the collections on display.

Sugarpova

In addition to sponsoring the Kids Free program, Sugarpova candy will be featured in the three retail stores on the Hall of Fame property in Newport, and Hall of Fame fans will have access to special offers throughout the year. The retail stores will offer all 15 variations of the brand, which includes gumballs, gummy candies, sours, and more, all styled in fun, unexpected types and shapes-with playful names to match. Sharapova created her own candy business in 2012 to offer an accessible bit of luxury, interpreting classic candies in her own signature style. A portion of sales from Sugarpova are donated to the Maria Sharapova Foundation, which supports her ongoing dedication to a charitable cause close to her heart.

Tennis Hall of Fame

The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is the sport’s official, global Hall of Fame and the world’s most comprehensive museum dedicated to the sport of tennis. For 60 years, the Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum has worked closely with tennis partners around the world to gather and preserve artifacts that showcase the sport’s rich history.

It is open daily from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. School groups, camps and other youth groups are welcome to utilize the Kids Free program and may call (401) 849-3990 to plan a visit. For more information visit http://www.tennisfame.com.
 

 

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