SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DealerSocket, provider of the leading automotive dealership technology platform, has announced its sponsorship of Casey Patterson, 2016 U.S. Olympian in beach volleyball. The sponsorship will help see Patterson to the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he will kick off his quest for Olympic gold Aug. 6 at 3:30 p.m. ET versus Qatar on the sands of Copacabana Beach.
On July 17, Patterson, along with teammate Jake Gibb, won the Manhattan Beach Open. The tournament is widely considered the elite event on the AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) tour, and gives the pair confidence and momentum heading into the 31st Olympiad.
"In its industry, DealerSocket is synonymous with passion, respect, and progressive innovation — attributes that I admire and try to bring to my own game every day," said Patterson. "I am proud to represent my country, the sport I love, and an amazing partner in DealerSocket."
As Patterson battles it out on the sands of Rio, DealerSocket is preparing for the biggest product release in its history. The curtain will be pulled back at DealerSocket User Summit 2016 (DSUS16), the company's annual dealer convention, to be held at the JW Marriott in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 3–5.
Patterson himself will join in the DSUS16 festivities in San Antonio as he tees off in the event's golf tournament and presents his own TED Talk–style keynote presentation. Rounding out the keynote lineup are adventurist and National Geographic photographer Cory Richards and LinkedIn Influencer Brian Solis. DSUS16 will also host the most relevant interactive classes in the industry, the opportunity to network with over 1,100 industry professionals and product experts, and the industry party of the year, headlined by folk rocker Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Attendees will be the first in the world to preview DealerSocket's forthcoming game-changing product release.
"We work every day to bring qualities similar to Casey's to our business," said Jonathan Ord, co-founder and CEO of DealerSocket. "We love getting close to and learning from great examples like him."
DealerSocket User Summit 2016 will be held at the JW Marriott in San Antonio's picturesque Hill Country Oct. 3–5. Registration is open now at usersummit.dealersocket.com.
Patterson and Gibb begin their Olympic run Saturday, Aug. 6, at 3:30 p.m. ET. Check your local listings.
Follow Casey Patterson on Instagram at @caseypatt.
DealerSocket is a leading automotive technology platform that helps dealerships in the United States, Canada and Australia improve profitability through a fully integrated suite of marketing, sales, service, customer experience, DMS, data mining, digital marketing, website, and inventory management solutions. Headquartered in San Clemente, Calif., DealerSocket employs more than 1,000 people, serves more than 10,000 dealerships and 300,000 active users in the United States, Canada and Australia. DealerSocket's advanced technology provides benchmarking data that paces the industry, and its insightful experts identify trends and develop strategic roadmaps that help dealers optimize processes and operate more profitably. Visit DealerSocket.com for more information.