MLU Sponsors Holly Finley

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Major League Ultimate announces sponsorship of PDGA player Holly Finley
PHILADELPHIA— Major League Ultimate announced today the sponsorship of pro-disc golfer Holly Finley during the 2014 Professional Disc Golf Association season. With the arrangement, MLU hopes to further strengthen its commitment to disc sports and the disc sport community.

Finley, an Innova Discs Ambassador and international fashion model, will serve as a representative of MLU as she competes on the PDGA Tour series throughout the year. The sponsorship will also include joint multimedia projects and cross-sport promotions by Finley and MLU.

I’m excited for the opportunity to represent Major League Ultimate during the PDGA Tour series. The MLU shares my commitment to bringing awareness to the world of flying discs sports, whether it’s disc golf or Ultimate. It was a perfect mashup. Perhaps I can even convince a few Ultimate players to join me for a friendly tournament or two along the way.

– Holly Finley

Finley earned a fourth-place finish at the Amateur World Championships and tallied 16 first-place finishes during her first competitive year as an amateur in 2012. Finley competed as a professional in 2013, earning the PDGA Rookie of the Year award for her outstanding play on the national and international stage. “Holly is an incredible athlete, and it’s great that we get to sponsor her efforts in the disc golf world,” said Commissioner Jeff Snader. “We’re excited to bring more awareness to the great sport of disc golf and all the great athletes who play.” In 2012, Finley connected with Grass Roots Disc Golf and the Cape Town Ultimate Group in South Africa to hold youth clinics and donate discs and equipment.

“When she was having difficulty getting the word out in South Africa, she set up baskets in a city park and started putting. Eventually, local disc organizations stepped up to help her host two youth clinics. Now she’s a Celebrity Ambassador for Innova. That’s the kind of dedication we admire at the MLU,” said Executive Vice President Nic Darling.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKZ_Uz9NLmg 420 260] Finley can be followed on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, as well as on her website DuchessOfDiscGolf.com.

About MLU

Major League Ultimate (MLU), the premier professional Ultimate league, seeks to bring Ultimate to a worldwide audience by making it accessible and exciting for our fans, rewarding for our players, profitable for our investors and productive for our partners. The league is a leading member in the Ultimate community in establishing a space for the sport to grow and flourish at the professional, collegiate and youth levels.

MLU was founded by Jeff Snader and Nic Darling in 2012 and is headquartered in Philadelphia. Major League Ultimate began play in April 2013 and was formed out of a long held belief in the bright future of Ultimate. MLU The league, entering its second season, has quickly established a major national following with live, online broadcasts of its games, an array of multimedia available on its websites, and a strong presence on social media.

The league is comprised of eight teams: Boston Whitecaps, D.C. Current, New York Rumble, Philadelphia Spinners, Portland Stags, San Francisco Dogfish, Seattle Rainmakers and Vancouver Nighthawks. For more information, visit us at www.mlultimate.com, or on Twitter or Facebook.