The Ottawa Senators announced a sponsorship agreement with golfer Brad Fritsch, who grew up in Manotick. Fritsch will sport the Senators logo on his golf shirts and on his golf bag during the 2013 PGA season.
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Brad Fritsch will be sporting Ottawa Senators colours as he competes against Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and the rest of the PGA Tour next season.
One day after Fritsch earned his PGA Tour card, the Senators announced a sponsorship agreement with the 34-year-old golfer, who grew up in Manotick. Fritsch will sport the Senators logo on his golf shirts and on his golf bag during the 2013 PGA season.
“I am overjoyed to partner with and represent the NHL team that I’ve grown up with the last 20 years,” said Fritsch. “It’s an honour and a pleasure to be associated with the Senators and my hope is that this is a partnership that will last for many, many years.”
The Senators began their their “promotional partnership” with Fritsch in the summer.
“We want to congratulate Brad on achieving his goal and earning his PGA tour card,” Senators vice-president of marketing Jeff Kyle said in a statement. “We entered into this partnership with Brad because we believe that many of his best qualities, including his dedication and perseverance, reflect much of what the Ottawa Senators organization is all about.”
In exchange for wearing the Senators logo, the NHL team will provide him with an undisclosed amount of financial support. Fritsch will also take part in several Senators-oriented community events.
Fritsch finished in a ninth-place tie at the Web.com Tour Championship event in Texas on Sunday, finishing the season 18th on the Web.com money list with earnings of $212,168 U.S. The top 25 players on that list earned automatic PGA Tour cards for the 2013 season, which begins in January.
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