FLW, Mars Chocolate North America Continue Sponsorship For 2013 Season
Alabama's Newton set to debut as TWIX® pro
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 7, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --FLW announced today that Mars
Chocolate North America has extended their sponsorship throughout the upcoming
2013 season with the world's largest tournament-fishing organization.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Mars Chocolate North America brands that will continue to be featured by
FLW include M&M'S® and SNICKERS®, as well as the addition of the TWIX® brand
to the stable of Mars anglers. The brands will be featured across FLW's
multiple platforms, including its tournaments and Expos, multiple websites,
FLW Bass Fishing magazine and the "FLW" television show on NBC Sports Network.
"FLW" is broadcast Sundays in high-definition (HD) on NBC Sports Network to
more than 559 million households worldwide, making it the most widely
distributed weekly outdoors-sports television show in the world.
Three of the most consistent anglers on the Walmart FLW Tour will be
representing Mars Chocolate North America as brand ambassadors in 2013. Jim
Moynagh of Carver, Minn., who finished 2012 ranked third in FLW Angler of The
Year standings, will again be representing the M&M's brand. Chris Baumgardner
of Gastonia, N.C., who had two top-10 FLW Tour tournament finishes in 2012,
will once again represent Snickers. Jonathan Newton of Rogersville, Ala., will
join the Mars team and represent the Twix brand. Newton has more than $530,000
in career winnings in his nine years as an FLW Tour professional.
FLW is the industry's premier tournament-fishing organization, providing
unparalleled fishing resources and entertainment to our sponsors, fans and
host communities. FLW is offering anglers of all skill levels the opportunity
to compete for millions in prize money nationwide in 2013 over the course of
220 tournaments across five tournament circuits, four of which provide an
avenue to the sport's richest payday and most coveted championship trophy –
the Forrest Wood Cup. FLW is committed to providing a lifestyle experience
that is the "Best in Fishing, On and Off the Water," through a variety of
platforms including tournaments, outdoor expos and FLW Fantasy Fishing. For
more information about FLW and FLW Fantasy Fishing, visit FLWOutdoors.com or
FantasyFishing.com and look for FLW on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and
ABOUT MARS CHOCOLATE NORTH AMERICA
In 1911, Frank C. Mars made the first Mars candies in his Tacoma, Wash.,
kitchen and established Mars' first roots as a confectionery company. In the
1920s, Forrest E. Mars Sr. joined his father in business and together they
launched the MILKY WAY® bar. In 1932, Forrest Sr. moved to the United Kingdom
with a dream of building a business based on the objective of creating a
"mutuality of benefits for all stakeholders" – this objective serves as the
foundation of Mars, Incorporated today. Based in McLean, Va., Mars has net
sales of more than $30 billion, six business segments including petcare,
chocolate, Wrigley, food, drinks, Symbioscience, and more than 70,000
Associates worldwide that are putting its Principles into action to make a
difference for people and the planet through its performance.
Mars brands include: Petcare – PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, KITEKAT®,
BANFIELD® Pet Hospital and NUTRO®; Chocolate – M&M'S®, SNICKERS®, DOVE®,
GALAXY®, MARS®, MILKY WAY® and TWIX®; Wrigley – DOUBLEMINT®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®
and 5™ chewing gums, SKITTLES® and STARBURST® candies, and ALTOIDS® AND
LIFESAVERS® mints. Food – UNCLE BEN'S®, DOLMIO®, EBLY®, MASTERFOODS®, SEEDS
OF CHANGE® and ROYCO®; Drinks – ALTERRA COFFEE ROASTERS™, THE BRIGHT TEA
COMPANY™, KLIX® and FLAVIA®; Symbioscience – COCOAVIA™, WISDOM PANEL™ and
For more information, please visit www.mars.com.
Contact: Chad Gay, Director of Public Relations, +1-270-703-3346,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Joe Opager, Communications Specialist, +1-612-337-1989
(w), +1-218-434-0748 (m), email@example.com, Brady Bolin,
Communications Specialist, +1-612-337-1958 (w), +1-612-202-5108 (m),
firstname.lastname@example.org, Julie Huber, Social Media Manager/Strategist,
+1-612-337-1810 (w), +1-612-812-9512 (m), email@example.com
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