Virgin Olive Oil Sponsors Events and Feeds
In August, Monini
Extra Virgin Olive Oil will be
sponsoring the 2003 New York City
Cycling Classic and the 2003
Pilot Pen Tennis tournament.
The health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive
Oil are underscored by Monini’s
sponsorship of two leading area athletic
Pilot Pen Participation
Extra Virgin Olive Oil will be among the
sponsors of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament,
returning to New Haven, CT this August.
This internationally recognized tournament
is played at the Connecticut Tennis Center
at Yale University and is the preceding
WTA tournament to the US Open. It has
been one of the major stops on the worldwide
WTA tour since 1988. Past champions include
Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Martina Navratilova,
Lindsay Davenport, and Venus Williams.
The tournament begins August 15 with a
qualifying draw including 50 athletes
and ends on August 23. Monini’s
six foot olive mascot, Oliver, will be
present for Kid’s Day on August
17 as well as during the final days of
By special arrangement, Monini Extra Virgin
Olive Oil also will be served to the participating
athletes during the weeklong tournament.
Studies have shown that extra virgin olive
oil contributes to a healthy digestive
system, is excellent for brain activity
and bone mineralization, and reduces the
rate of cardiovascular illness by lowering
cholesterol levels. Monini is
the leading extra virgin olive oil in
Italy. In 1995, the Journal of National
Cancer Institute reported that olive oil
offers strong protection in the fight
against breast cancer.
“It’s the prefect
partnership to have Monini sponsor these
events,” remarked Marco
Petrini, president of Monini North America.
“To be healthy you need
to eat well and exercise. Monini Extra
Virgin Olive Oil is excellent for athletes
of all levels.”
A Healthy Cycle
Monini also returns this year as a sponsor
of the second annual New York
City Cycling Championship. One
of seven official events on the 2003 Pro
Cycling Tour, it is a world-class professional
bicycle race featuring the best cycling
teams in America. The race returns to
Lower Manhattan Sunday, August 3, 2003.