Golf News for Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | Sponsorship

Bionic Gloves' first-ever "Swing with the Stars" Sweepstakes

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The most feature-rich glove on the market, Bionic Gloves, is partnering with Tee It Up Radio Network to be the Official Glove Sponsor of the Eighth Annual Tee It Up Celebrity Golf Classic. And Bionic is sending one lucky golfer and guest to hit the fairways with the famous.

That's right, Bionic is offering golfers a chance to win a round of golf with a celebrity in its first-ever "Swing with the Stars" Sweepstakes. This year's Tee It Up Celebrity Golf Classic, benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project, will be held October 7 at Mountain Gate Country Club in Los Angeles, Calif. The winner and guest of their choice will be flown to L.A. for the event.

"It's an honor to support the Wounded Warrior Project by partnering with Tee It Up Radio Network in one of the most popular nonprofessional golf events in the U.S.," said Cheryl Fink, Bionic's marketing director.

Past celebrity participants include Kevin Sorbo, Smokey Robinson, Angie Everhart, Joe Mantegna, Kristy Swanson, Cheech Marin, Carlos Mencia and Michael Rooker, to name a few. The "Swing With The Stars" Sweepstakes starts now and runs through June 16, 2013. There is no purchase necessary, but participants must be at least 21 years of age and able to produce proof of an official golf handicap. For official rules and prize details, visit www.bionicgloves.com.

In conjunction with the sweepstakes, Bionic is also offering $5 off StableGrip™ and PerformanceGrip™ Golf Gloves, modifying the price to $19.99 and $24.99, respectively. This promotion will run through June 16, 2013, at retail locations and online.

"We are temporarily lowering the price to not only reward our Bionic fans for being so loyal, but to also introduce our brand to new golfers," said Fink. "The combination of our patented pad technology in all of our gloves and their durability to last twice as long as the competition is what separates Bionic from other glove brands."

About Bionic Gloves:
For more than a decade, Bionic has been at the forefront of glove technology in many sports - golf, baseball, hockey, fitness (weightlifting), tennis, racquetball, equestrian events and others. Bionic Gloves have received numerous awards and recognition, including the National Home Gardening Club Seal of Approval, the National Health & Wellness Club Seal of Approval, the Handyman's Club of America Member Tested Seal of Approval and the PGA Tour Partners Magazine Member Tested Seal of Approval.

Bionic is a division of the family-owned Hillerich & Bradsby, Co., based in Louisville, Ky. Other H&B divisions include PowerBilt®, maker of golf clubs since 1916, and Louisville Slugger®, the most famous brand of baseball and softball bats and equipment in the world.

Contact:
Hillerich & Bradsby Co. • 800 W. Main St. • Louisville, KY 40202 • (502) 585-5226 • www.bionicgloves.com
Media contact • Rachael Feldman • rfeldman@doeanderson.com • (502) 815-3265