New Haven, Conn – Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies announces two new sponsors for 2017. The tournament has added philanthropic companies Clear Fin Clothing, LLC and Bombas as the official apparel sponsor and official sock provider, respectively. The uniforms will be provided to volunteers, ball kids and officials. “We are delighted to welcome two charitable organizations as new sponsors for the Connecticut Open,” said Anne Worcester, tournament director, Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies. “Beyond providing premium products, it was important for us to partner with companies that share in our non-profit mission to have a positive impact on the community.”
Clear Fin Clothing, LLC
Clear Fin Clothing joins the Connecticut Open as the official apparel sponsor and will supply uniforms for ball kids, volunteers and officials. Furthermore, guests can purchase Clear Fin merchandise in the Pro Shop during the tournament. Beginning as a small dorm-room operation, Clear Fin, founded by Vincent Senerchia, has blossomed into an athletic apparel powerhouse providing exceptional, innovative products at an affordable price – while simultaneously raising awareness to protect sharks and the ocean. As the official apparel sponsor, Clear Fin is afforded a prominent platform to boost brand recognition in a target market while taking a major step towards building a universally-known philanthropic athletic brand. For more information, or to voice a suggestion, please visit clearfinclothing.com.
New-York based Bombas is now the official sock of the Connecticut Open. Its unique name, derived from the Latin word for bumblebee, is symbolic of its mission to work together like bees and make the “hive” a better place. Founded in 2013 after discovering socks are the most requested clothing item in homeless shelters, Bombas donates a pair of socks for every pair sold. To date, more than 2 million pairs of socks have been provided to those in need, and Bombas is contributing 500 more to both a New Haven and Hartford organization as part of its sponsorship. These socks are specifically designed for a longer life span, featuring reinforced seams; darker colors and an anti-microbial treatment for infrequent washing. The company’s proprietary SockTech design has substantially improved the comfort, performance and design of a traditional sock and they will be worn prominently by all ball kids throughout the tournament. To learn more, please visit bombas.com.
The Connecticut Open is currently accepting registrations for volunteers and ball kids. Those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience with some of the best women’s tennis players in the world, and an opportunity to try some of these exciting new products, are encouraged to visit ctopen.org/volunteers to sign-up.
The Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies will take place August 18 – August 26 at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven. For tickets and additional details, please visit ctopen.org or call 855-464-8366.
About Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies:
Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies is a women’s-only WTA tournament held at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale featuring five different competitions, including WTA qualifying, WTA singles, WTA doubles, and PowerShares Men’s Legends. As a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization, its mission is to leverage the excitement of world-class women’s tennis to benefit the community and maximize support for women’s, youth and other causes in Connecticut. Owned by the State of Connecticut, the tournament generates $10 million in regional economic impact. The Connecticut Open is prominently featured domestically through 40 hours of combined coverage on ESPN2 and ESPN3. The event is also broadcast internationally to 160 countries and delivers more than 15 million viewers worldwide. For details about the tournament and tickets, visit ww.ctopen.org or call 1-855-464-8366.
About United Technologies:
United Technologies, based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. For more information, visit our website at www.utc.com or follow us on Twitter: @UTC.