I just got some fantastic news. Last night I was checking my emails after getting back from my weekly spinning class at Michael's Body Scenes in Boca Raton. I received an email from Steve DeKoker, who is the Brooks Sports Marketing Coordinator. He wanted to let me know that he received my sponsorship application and that I was accepted into the Brooks I.D. red level sponsorship program for the 2009 race season. SWEET!
Brooks Shoes & Clothing
I will be getting a bunch of Brooks gear, including running shoes and racing apparel, which I will be wearing at all my running and duathlon events. Brooks I.D. stands for inspire daily. The Brooks I.D. program has three levels of sponsorship for the amateur through semi-pro athlete. The red level sponsorship level, is their second tier of sponsorship.
Being relatively new to the sport of running, I thought I would be accepted into their basic, white level, but was pleasantly surprised to be accepted into the red level. Perhaps it's because I have a lot of events planned for the 2009 race season, and/or that I am a freelance writer and can give Brooks a lot of publicity on the various sites I write for. Whatever the reason, I am happy to be able to represent Brooks as a sponsored athlete.
So I'll be working hard to represent the Brooks brand, training with Brooks running shoes, and wearing Brooks clothing throughout 2009. There is even a slight chance that I can be promoted to the top tier level, or blue sponsorship for next year based on my 2009 results. Hey, one can always dream, can't they!?!
Brooks I.D. Program
Accoring to the Brooks website; "Brooks I.D. stands for Inspire Daily. These two simple words guide the principles of the program. Brooks I.D. is made up of over 800 members who are active in their running communities and share a passion for the Brooks brand. They are runners who are winners in their own right: Winning their age divisions, accomplishing their personal goals, pushing their own limits, and, by extension, encouraging others to do the same. They are coaches, mentors, and leaders."
Lynn Smythe AKA the Run Diva