PGA TOUR Pro Series Apparel Line Announces First Team of Player Ambassadors
Jason Dufner and Fellow PGA TOUR Professionals to Exclusively Wear Clothing
Line That Will Also Make Fans 'Feel Like Pros'
MIAMI, Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In an effort to further advance its
recent PGA TOUR Apparel expansion, Perry Ellis International, Inc.
(Nasdaq:PERY), through its license for PGA TOUR golf apparel, announced today
its first team of player ambassadors led by Jason Dufner, the 12^th ranked
player in the world, and Kevin Na. As brand ambassadors, they will wear the
PGA TOUR Apparel Pro Series line exclusively as they compete on the PGA TOUR.
Joining Dufner and Na on the roster will be Robert Streb, Darron Stiles, Jeff
Maggert and Wes Short Jr., adding to the cross-generational, cross-cultural
appeal of the brand, sold at retailers throughout the Americas.
"We are thrilled, not only to continue to strengthen our existing relationship
with PGA TOUR, broadening the reach of this powerful apparel brand into
exciting new markets, but to also further its impact with golf fans through
this strategic lineup of influential TOUR golf professionals," said Oscar
Feldenkreis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Perry Ellis
International. "The PGA TOUR continues to gain fantastic momentum across both
international and domestic markets and these new ambassadors will further
strengthen our vision for the brand."
The PGA TOUR is synonymous with high performance and a commitment to
excellence - qualities that have been incorporated into the pro styling of the
PGA TOUR Apparel Pro Series. The line offers superior quality, performance and
comfort for golfers and non-golfers alike.PGA TOUR Apparel Pro Series
performs like a champion while remaining a leader in fashion innovation.
When it comes to the PGA TOUR Apparel ambassadors, they too are excited. With
a game that often has him in contention, and lining up with his trademark
pre-swing waggle, Jason Dufner has become a fan favorite on the PGA TOUR for
his 'everyman' persona. Dufner became the TOUR's hottest player last spring
when he earned his first career victory at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans,
then followed it up with another victory three weeks later at the HP Byron
"Playing on the PGA TOUR is the dream of every golfer and I'm thrilled to be
living that dream," said Dufner. "Wearing the PGA TOUR Apparel Pro Series
clothing line will be a constant reminder for me of how fortunate I am - but
our hope is that fans who want to feel like pros, both on the golf course and
off, will see that this clothing line is for them too."
For more information about PGA TOUR apparel and the full Perry Ellis
International portfolio of brands, please visit: www.PERY.com.
About Perry Ellis International
Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and
licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women's apparel,
accessories and fragrances, as well as select children's apparel. The
Company's collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters,
dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and
men's and women's swimwear is available through all major levels of retail
distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a
portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including:
Perry Ellis®, Jantzen®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, C&C California®, Rafaella®,
Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Centro®, Solero®, Munsingwear®, Savane®, Original
Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Grand Slam®, Natural Issue®, Pro Player®, the
Havanera Co.®, Axis®, Gotcha®, Girl Star®, MCD®, John Henry®, Mondo di Marco®,
Redsand®, Manhattan®, Axist®, Farah®, Anchor Blue® and Miller's Outpost®. The
Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third
parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR® and
Champions Tour® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is
available at http://www.pery.com.
About PGA TOUR
The PGA TOUR is the world's premier membership organization for touring
professional golfers, co-sanctioning more than 100 tournaments on the PGA
TOUR, Champions Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR
Canada. The PGA TOUR's mission is to entertain and inspire its fans, deliver
substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back,
generate significant charitable and economic impact in the communities in
which it plays, and provide financial opportunities for TOUR players.
Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to nearly 945 million households
in 225 countries and territories in 32 languages. Virtually all tournaments
are organized as non-profit organizations in order to maximize charitable
giving. In 2012, tournaments across all Tours generated more than $122 million
for local charitable organizations, bringing the TOUR's all-time total of
charitable contributions to more than $1.8 billion. The PGA TOUR's web site is
PGATOUR.com, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
CONTACT: Jeremy Gerson
Director of Sports Marketing
Perry Ellis International
Director of Public Relations
PGA TOUR Business
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