NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jagermeister donates $50,000 to the newly formed Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in conjunction with "A Brother in Your Corner," the iconic brand's social responsibility campaign and consumer competition with legendary boxing trainer, Freddie Roach.
In February, Jagermeister announced a partnership with Hall of Fame boxing trainer, Freddie Roach, to launch the pioneering "A Brother in Your Corner" program developed to promote responsible consumption. The program challenged consumers to share their stories of how they too lived by the code of brotherhood and social responsibility for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Vegas with 3 friends where they will receive a private training session from Roach himself, ringside tickets to the weekend's top fight, dinner with the boxing great and VIP access to the weekend's most exclusive party.
In addition to honoring consumer's tales through the competition, Jagermeister is supporting the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, a non-profit corporation also dedicated to brotherhood and protecting one another, with a $50,000 donation. Founded in October 2012 by veteran broadcaster Rich Marotta, the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame was created to pay tribute to those who have played a key role in the sport's rich history and live by the same code as Jagermeister and Freddie Roach, the code of always having "A Brother in Your Corner."
"The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame is proud to be the recipient of this significant donation from Jagermeister. We are doubly proud because of the involvement of Freddie Roach, one of our first year inductees and force behind Jagermeister's 'A Brother in Your Corner' social responsibility program," says Rich Marotta, Founder and CEO of Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Marotta continues, "Freddie's sense of teamwork and care for his fighters rings loud and true with what this campaign is all about. The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame fully intends to apply the contribution from Jagermeister towards our ongoing efforts to display this same sense of brotherhood and social responsibility within the boxing community in Nevada."
Freddie Roach says,"I am proud to join Jagermeister on the 'A Brother in Your Corner' competition which challenged everyone to step up and show how strong their bonds are within their brotherhoods. Jagermeister not only awarded a worthy fan with an ultimate Vegas weekend based on stories of their bonds, but is now making a significant donation to the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, a strong brotherhood that I am fortunate enough to be a part of."
"Jagermeister, Freddie Roach and the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame have shared values and core beliefs, all anchored in protecting one another and fighting for what is right. We view this donation as our contribution towards this positive message and a complement of our social responsibility efforts," says Amanda Blanco, VP of Marketing for Jagermeister at Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc.
In May of 2012, Jagermeister unveiled "Stronger Bond," the brand's first ever television and 360 degree advertising campaign in the United States. Aimed at the 21-29 year old male demographic, Jagermeister brought together seven men at the top of their respective crafts to form the ultimate bond. Freddie Roach was among these men, who not only had to embody the untamed edge of Jagermeister, but also had to be a part of a group whose success relies on their strong bonds with others - one of the foremost social components of the brand.
The donation will be presented by Jagermeister and Freddie Roach at Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame's "Night with Boxing Legends" event. Visit nvbhof.com or facebook.com/nvbhof for additional information about the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame.
ABOUT JAGERMEISTER: Jagermeister, which translates to "master hunter," is the #1 selling imported liqueur in the United States and one of the top shot brands in the world. The liqueur is based on a secret recipe, combining 56 different natural ingredients, including select herbs, blossoms, roots and fruits. Jagermeister, with the distinctive square bottle, was developed in 1934 in Germany and the brand quickly gained global fame through its innovative marketing, unique taste profile and its association with good times. The brand recently unveiled its first-ever television and 360 degree advertising campaign in the United States. The bold and compelling "Stronger Bond" campaign features a pantheon of legends that speak to the 21-29 year old male demographic including All-Pro Wide Receiver - Keyshawn Johnson, Champion Boxing Trainer - Freddie Roach, Rock Icon - Kerry King, World Champion Bullfighter – Rob Smets, NASCAR Pit Crew Champion – Mike Lingerfelt, Famed Street and Tattoo Artist – Mister Cartoon and Big Wave Surfer – Nathan Fletcher. Jagermeister Liqueur is 35% Alc. /Vol. and imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY. Visit www.jager.com or www.facebook.com/JagerUSA for additional information. DRINK RESPONSIBLY
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