ACE™ Brand from 3M Company is partnering with reality star and weekend warrior, Ryan Sutter, to launch the ACE Brand Champion Challenge, asking people nationwide, “ what makes you a champion?” Beginning today, through Monday, August 19, 2013, the ACE Brand is encouraging participants to share stories and photographs on ACEBrand.com/Champions that showcase what makes them or someone they know a champion.
ACE Brand Partners with Ryan Sutter and FIRST DESCENTS to Launch the ACE Brand Champion Challenge (Photo: 3M)
The first 10,000 participants to submit their champion stories will receive a free ACE Elastic Bandage in black, a limited-edition color available exclusively through the Champion Challenge. Additionally, everyone who participates will be entered for a chance to win the grand prize of a $2,500 gift card that can be used toward their next adventure. The grand prize winner and other prize winners will be selected at random and notified in early September. “The ACE Brand Champion Challenge allows us to celebrate the everyday triumphs and accomplishments of champions across America,” said Scott Erickson, brand manager, ACE Brand Products, Consumer Health Care Division. “With nearly 100 years of expertise and real world experience, the ACE Brand is dedicated to providing performance when it counts to those committed to staying active and healthy. This is how we define champions.” This year, the ACE Brand Champion Challenge will benefit FIRST DESCENTS, a non-profit organization that offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors outdoor adventure experiences, designed to empower through physical activity to help them defy their cancer, reclaim their lives and connect with others who are doing the same. Each story shared through the ACE Brand Champion Challenge will support FIRST DESCENTS. “I am inspired by the work of FIRST DESCENTS, and the champions who participate and assist in their programs,” said Ryan Sutter. “It is motivation for me to embrace being a champion in my daily routine by always staying active so I never have to miss out on an opportunity, whether this means running a race on behalf of FIRST DESCENTS, or playing with my kids in the backyard.”