INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 28, 2013 — AT&T (NYSE: T) and USA Gymnastics announced today that AT&T will continue its support of America's gymnasts as an official sponsor of USA Gymnastics. The company will also continue its title sponsorship of the AT&T American Cup, the prestigious international invitational scheduled for March 2 at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.
AT&T has sponsored USA Gymnastics for the past eight years and been involved in several events and initiatives, providing support, products and services to aid in the training of America's gymnasts. Other activities include: USA Gymnastics' Going Green campaign, where AT&T-enabled technology allows the team to limit use of paper materials on-and-off of the field of play; "USA Gymnastics: Behind the Team", presented by AT&T, an ongoing web series that follows the nation's best as they train and compete; and an ongoing support of individual, aspirational athletes.
"USA Gymnastics and AT&T have enjoyed a productive and beneficial relationship since 2006, and we expect it to only improve in the coming years," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. "AT&T's support has helped our athletes achieve incredible success, both here and abroad, as well as assist in building awareness of our athletes through the popular 'Behind the Team' web series. AT&T is recognized for its integrity and excellence, which are characteristics associated with USA Gymnastics and its athletes"
"AT&T is proud to continue our sponsorship of USA Gymnastics because we believe in them as part of the overall Olympic movement," said Bill Moseley, Director of Corporate Sponsorships, AT&T. "We feel that our support helps these young men and women experience success both in and out of the gym."
AT&T will serve as the official telecommunications sponsor for USA Gymnastics, with exclusivity in the communications and wireless communications services. As part of this arrangement, AT&T will have a presence at several USA Gymnastics events, including the 2013-16 U.S. Gymnastics Championships, USA Gymnastics Congress and Trade Show, and AT&T American Cup (2013-16).
The AT&T American Cup, an International Gymnastics Federation World Cup event, is one of the most prestigious international invitationals. The list of former American Cup champions comprises some of the sport's best-known names, including Bart Conner, Paul Hamm, Jonathan Horton, Shawn Johnson, Danell Leyva, Nastia Liukin, Shannon Miller, Carly Patterson, Mary Lou Retton, Peter Vidmar and Jordyn Wieber.
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