Maria Sharapova’s flourishing business venture Sugarpova has been named as the new official sponsor and an underwriter of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum’s Kids Free program. The program aims to provide free museum admission for teenagers and kids under 16 years of age every day each year.
“I am honored and thrilled to partner Sugarpova with the International Tennis Hall Of Fame & Museum, particularly in support of such an important program,” Maria Sharapova said in a statement. “I was lucky to discover the game at a young age, and I hope that visiting the museum will inspire young people to see the opportunities in tennis and the potential that exists when someone commits oneself to a dream.”
The former world number one and one of the few to have achieved the Career Grand Slam is the founder and creative director of premium candy company Sugarpova. The dress that she won when she won the French Open title back in 2012 to secure a Career Grand Slam is one of the many items on display at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum.
“We are delighted and grateful to welcome Sugarpova as an official sponsor of the International Tennis Hall Of Fame & Museum,” CEO Mark Stenning said. “Maria is an extraordinary role model within the sport, and we appreciate her commitment toward our mission to inspire young people to get involved in tennis. The museum is an exciting place where families and children of all ages can explore the game’s rich history in an educational and entertaining way. By offering free admission to children we hope they will be inspired by the game’s traditions and become life-long players and fans.”
The Sugarpova products will be on display in three retails stores situated at the Hall of Fame compound in Newport. Fans will have opportunities to buy these items at a special rate as there are discount offers given throughout the year.
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