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SharkNinja named Official Partner of the AJGA

Leading brand becomes Title Sponsor of AJGA Junior All-Star Series
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The American Junior Golf Association announced a three-year Official Partnership with SharkNinja, industry-leader of home appliances.

Dedicated to engineering five-star products that exceed customer expectations, Ninja is the number one brand in small kitchen appliances*. With top-rated products across the kitchenware category, Ninja will support junior golf as the Title Sponsor of the AJGA’s Junior All-Star Series.

The announcement marks the first official partnership for Ninja within the sports industry. The support from Ninja will elevate the overall player experience with upgraded venues and increased playing opportunities.

We are excited for our first title sponsorship with the AJGA, a leader in the development of young, aspiring athletes. Ninja aims to create a better food experience for all in the kitchen or on the go, and we are excited to share our products with the next generation of junior golf champions to help fuel their success on and off the golf course.
Neil Shah, Chief Commercialization Officer at SharkNinja

The Ninja Junior All-Star Series is a collection of events specifically designed for junior golfers, ages 12-15. The competition provides an opportunity for younger members to develop their skills and build status to earn entry into Open tournaments.

The 2022 Ninja Junior All-Star Series consists of a minimum 15 events for the top 12–15-year-olds around the world. SharkNinja will also incorporate donated product on-site at Junior All-Star and Junior-Am Fundraising events.

Highlights of the 2022 Ninja Junior All-Star series include a full slate of events running March through September. The schedule features notable courses including Papago Golf Club, RTJ at Grand National, The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Stanford Golf Course and Royal Oaks Country Club.

In addition to their support of the Ninja Junior All-Star Series, Ninja will also provide products for AJGA National Headquarters and AJGA traveling staff and interns. In the digital space, Ninja will have a presence through AJGA social media channels offering giveaways. There will also be an exclusive discount for AJGA members for Shark and Ninja products available through the Player Center.

The Junior All-Star Series has many notable past participants and champions who have used the Series to launch their junior golf careers. Names such as: Sam Burns, Alison Lee, Collin Morikawa, Inbee Park, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas and Matthew Wolff all started their AJGA and national junior golf careers through the Junior All-Star Series.

The AJGA is honored to be the first sports-related partnership for such a prestigious brand in SharkNinja. We are looking forward to elevating the Junior All-Star Series and creating unique experiences for our members with the support of SharkNinja for years to come.
AJGA Chief Business Officer Jason Etzen

About Ninja: Ninja believes that you should be proud of what you make. We're here to help you do exactly that in ways that are fast, easy, and delicious, with our innovative and versatile product assortment.  If you want to cook at home, you can. If you want to experiment more with recipes and ingredients, you can. If you want to cook dinner every single night, you can. If you want to be proud of what you're serving your family, you, without a doubt, can. We design tools and appliances that help you achieve endless opportunities with food, regardless of how much experience you have.

* Source: The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, 12ME December 2020, U.S dollar sales.