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Woodridge, IL, United States, 2010/02/01 - McDavid, Inc., the leader in sports medicine and protective apparel, inked an endorsement deal with snowboarder Nick Baumgartner, who will represent the US in Vancouver for the winter games later this month.
Baumgartner will wear McDavid’s newest line of HexPad® protective apparel during the games, which kick off on Feb. 12, and is the first snowboarder to officially represent McDavid in competition.
"As a pro snowboarder, HexPad® provides me with the protection I need without the restrictions of typical protective gear,” said Baumgartner. “To me, HexPad® feels like a second skin and I never have to worry about any bumps or bruises that I may get jockeying for position out of the gate or on the course.”
Baumgartner wore HexPad® protective apparel during last month’s World Cup event and Winter X games, but made his endorsement official today. The line, which was developed specifically for snow sports, features HexPad® technology in regions of the body that get the most beating, like the tailbone, hips, thighs, knees and spine.
"We are all excited to have Nick round out the McDavid HexPad® Team,” said Rey Corpuz, Marketing Director for McDavid, Inc. “His style of riding and the speeds he hits on that snowboard is a perfect way to hype the performance benefits of HexPad®. As the sole athlete to represent McDavid in the Vancouver winter games, we look to him to do big things and are proud to support him in any way we can."
Baumgartner joins a team of professional athletes – including the NBA’s Dwayne Wade and Cory Maggette, the NFL’s Knowshon Moreno, professional lacrosse player Ryan Boyle, and many others – who wear HexPad protection during practices and games/competitions.
Watch Corpuz talk about the snow sports line and HexPad® technology here.
About McDavid, Inc.
The company's roots can be traced back to 1969, when Dr. Robert F. McDavid designed and developed what was to become the first widely used lateral protective knee brace in football. From a basement in Bellwood, IL, to its production facility and global headquarters in Woodridge, IL, McDavid manufactures and markets over 400 different innovative products for athletes and active people of all ages. McDavid (McDavidUSA.com) is the most widely used and recommended brand of braces among sports medical professionals and the industry leader in sports medical products, technical performance athletic wear and consumer merchandising. Find out more at mcdavidusa.com and facebook.com/McDavidUSA.