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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 4, 2013
Ludus Tours and USA Curling partner to launch Follow The Team tour packages
(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - Today Ludus Tours, a travel and hospitality company that specializes on packages to major global sporting and cultural events, signed a partnership with the United States Curling Association (d.b.a. USA Curling) to be its Official Tour and Hospitality Supplier. Through this sponsorship, USA Curling members are now offered exclusive Follow USA Curling Tour Packages and discounts to see their teams compete at various global events, including the 2014 Winter Games and the 2014 Continental Cup of Curling.
"As curling grows in popularity nationally and internationally, we want to be able to offer fans more opportunities to feel a part of the action," said Rick Patzke, chief operating officer for USA Curling. "Ludus Tours brings a solid reputation and insider knowledge to the fan experience and hospitality business. We want to help all fans get there, wherever there may be, and Ludus can help make a good curling experience great."
Follow USA Curling Tour Packages will include handpicked accommodations, private airport transfers, exclusive access to VIP hospitality and various other perks. USA Curling fans can now travel together to watch the sport's star athletes compete at events such as the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the 2014 World Financial Group Continental Cup of Curling (Jan. 16-19, 2014, in Las Vegas), which will be the first time this event is held outside of Canada. The Sochi Winter Olympic Games will take place two weeks later from Feb. 7-23, 2014. The XXII Olympiad marks the first time the Winter Olympics will take place in Russia.
"We are thrilled to be able to offer our packages and hospitality support to the USA Curling community," said Adam Dailey, managing director of Ludus Tours. "I love curling and we're looking forward to working with Rick (Patzke) and his team. We are really going to create and enhance the fan travel experience at curling events."
Ludus Tours is the Official Tour Operator for USA Luge and US Speedskating. Fans can view Sochi travel online at www.wintergames.travel. Ludus offers special discounts on most tour packages for USA Curling members.
About Ludus Tours Ludus Tours provides complete travel, tour and hospitality packages to the world's premier sporting and cultural events, including the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, and Munich's Oktoberfest, among others. Tours is based in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit www.LudusTours.com.
USA Curling is sponsored by AtomAmpd, Nike, Brooms Up Curling Supplies, Sitrin, and The RAM Restaurant & Brewery and is partnered with Ludus Tours, CurlingZone, and RJM Licensing, Inc.
Visit the USA Curling website at www.usacurl.org and connect with USA Curling on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.
Media contacts: Larkin Geyer, Ludus Tours
Terry Kolesar USA Curling
firstname.lastname@example.org, 715-344-1199, Ext. 202, 608-338-9900 (cell)
Please view this special greeting from Rick Patzke, our chief operating officer: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=c25268f54c595689f237b4786&id=c84fb52...
USA Curling has been awarded a grant from The Chicago Community Trust in support of the growth of the sport.
Through use of these funds, the organization plans to improve resources available to both existing and emerging clubs. Examples of targeted projects include improving existing certification programs, developing resources for emerging clubs, and identifying successful recruiting and retention practices. The Trust has awarded grants to the association every year since 2006.
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