Monini Extra Virgin Olive
Oil Sponsors Events and Feeds Athletes
NEW HAVEN, Conn., August , 2004
The health benefits of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
are underscored by Monini’s sponsorship
of two leading area athletic events.
In August, Monini Extra Virgin Olive
Oil will be sponsoring the 2004
Pilot Pen Tennis tournament.
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 20 with a qualifying draw including
50 athletes and ends on August 28. Monini’s
six foot olive mascot, Oliver, will be present
for Kid’s Day on August 22 as well as
during the final days of the event.
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.
at the Pilot Pen - by Kristen Cusato - WTNH
Watch the interview at Registered
Dietician Mary Malloy from the Hospital
of St. Raphael.