November 6, 2014 – Vancouver, British Columbia - Respect Your Universe, Inc. (OTCQB:RYUN) TSX Venture (RYU.V) (“RYU”).
The Achilles International Track and Field Society is pleased to announce today that global performance fitness and training brand Respect Your Universe has been confirmed as a sponsor for The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic. RYU will also sponsor the Jerome Indoor Games and The Province Gran Forza.
“We are thrilled to have the RYU brand join our amazing team in promoting physical activity through the sport of track and field to the youth of Canada” said Peter Diemer, Co-Chair of Marketing & Sponsorship for the Achilles International Track and Field Society.
The Harry Jerome International Track Classic is held annually in honour of Harry Jerome, BC’s original multi-discipline athlete whose talent and tenacity on and off the track inspired a generation of Canadians to “never give up” when pursuing their own endeavors. His legacy of athletic excellence and commitment to youth and sport remain pillars of motivation and inspiration today.
“RYU is proud and honored to support such a wonderful organization and event”, stated Marcello Leone, President and CEO. “The athletes and their families, and all the volunteers and organizers, are great examples of dedication to training and fitness. Not just for fame or money, but as an overall commitment to a healthy and happy lifestyle”.
The Jerome Indoor Games will be held February 7, 2015, followed by The Province Gran Forza on April 11, 2015 at the Richmond Olympic Oval and will culminate with The Vancouver Sun Harry Jerome International Track Classic on June 8, 2015 at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, BC. About RYU Respect Your Universe Inc. is a global training and fitness apparel brand with origins in the movements and philosophy of martial artistry. Created specifically for the unique demands of the multi-discipline athlete, we exist to facilitate the best in human performance by delivering uncompromising style, comfort, durability and function for our athletes.
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About Achilles International Track and Field Society
Developing track and field has been the goal of the Achilles International Track and Field Society since a group of international athletes, coaches and athletics enthusiasts formed the organization back in 1963. Since then world and Olympic champions, world record holders, Canadian stars and young hopefuls have thrilled spectators, achieved personal bests thanks to the vision of the Society and continued in their quest to become – “Faster, Higher and Stronger”.
For more information visit: www.harryjerome.com