LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–O.N.E. Coconut Water announces its collaboration with pro beach volleyball star Erin Gray.
“O.N.E. Ambassadors are more than celebrities,” observes O.N.E. Marketing VP Chris Cook, “they are people who perform at exceptionally high levels, while living fulfilling lives, exhibiting deep concern for people and serving humanity in meaningful ways. Erin is a world-class athlete in a very demanding sport and a devoted mother of four young children. In addition to teaching inner city kids in the US how to play volleyball, Erin is playing a leading role in supporting young women in Turkey to learn volleyball and to form internationally competitive teams. We are thrilled to that Erin is serving as an Ambassador for our MOVE campaign!”
“I’m so excited that ONE is able to shine a light on beach volleyball, and these aspiring and inspiring girls and young women,” effuses Erin. “Initially, I thought my role was to come and be an example to this women as they begin their journey with beach volleyball, but I soon realized that they’re the true examples, the real heroes. In the USA, women athletes are honored and given great resources live their dreams, but here, in Turkey and many other places, women who believe in sports have to fight for everything they have. Every day they practice hard and self motivate just for a chance to be noticed and for that moment when they can be embraced and honored for their efforts. My job is to support and encourage these girls, help build their confidence, teach what I know, and watch them take beach volleyball to the next level, as they grow up to be strong role models for generations to come.”
“I am thrilled to work with O.N.E. to inspire people to MOVE!” comments Erin. “We share a passion for living life to its fullest, while supporting others to do the same. O.N.E. Coconut Water has been an essential ingredient in my volleyball training for years. Now O.N.E. is providing fuel for my other passions – teaching inner city kids how to MOVE in healthy ways and inspiring girls and young women to pursue their dreams.”
Erin joins two-time defending Olympic Gold Medalist (400m and 4x400m), sprinter LaShawn Merritt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master Rener Gracie and Yoga instructor Alex Crow as O.N.E. Ambassadors, inspiring and educating people or all ages to MOVE. DRINK. And GIVE – for their health, fitness and well-being, and for the good of all.
Erin Gray will be playing in the Florida Open Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament this weekend in Ft Lauderdale, Florida this weekend. DATE: May 25 – 27, 2012 LOCATION: Next to the Sheraton Hotel Ft. Lauderdale (Hotel address: 1140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
About O.N.E. Coconut Water
O.N.E. exists to foster excellence and well-being, through its beverages and engaging educational campaigns. O.N.E. inspires people to MOVE into life, DRINK to fuel their inspired journey, and GIVE with everything they’ve got – to live life to the fullest, while serving the greater good.
O.N.E. Coconut Water is available in over 50,000 retail outlets including Whole Foods Market, Publix, Kroger Stores, Safeway, 7 Eleven, Cost Plus World Markets, Vitamin Shoppe and on Amazon.com.