Teva sponsors Vail-based raft teams |

Teva sponsors Vail-based raft teams

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
C.J. Scharf

VAIL, Colorado – Teva announced Tuesday a partnership with the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Whitewater Raft Teams. Teva will be the title sponsor of both teams and the paddlers will help with Teva’s product testing and development.

“Teva has long been a supporter of the national raft teams and we’re proud to become their title sponsors,” said Global Marketing Director Joel Heath. “Our brand has built its reputation on building the world’s best water footwear and we’re excited that we can help two of the best whitewater raft teams achieve their goals, while they help us to continue to create great product.”

Both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Whitewater Raft Teams are based in Vail. The teams train year-round to compete in international slalom, sprint and downriver rafting competitions against teams from around the globe. The teams are currently preparing the Teva Mountain Games in Vail June 3-6, and the Teva World Rafting Championships July 12-17 in the Netherlands, where they will compete against 50 teams from 25 countries.

“I’ve been wearing Tevas on the river for almost 15 years,” said men’s raft team captain Mike Reid. “We’re incredibly grateful for Teva’s support, which will help us travel to the World Championships, where will proudly represent our country.”

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