Thursday, August 8, 2013
Yasiel Puig Signs Endorsement Deal with Italian Sunglass Brand Rudy Project
There is a chance that I'm going to be giving away a few glasses. Stay tuned....
From e-Rudy Glasses -
Rudy Project, Italian designers and engineers of precision sunglasses and helmets, is proud to announce a partnership with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig to wear its technologically advanced eyewear while on the baseball field for the remainder of his rookie Major League season in 2013.
The 22-year-old Cuban has rocketed into stardom after making his Major League Baseball debut with the Dodgers on June 3. With 44 hits in June, registering as the second-most in MLB history for a player during their debut month, Puig became the first player in baseball history to simultaneously win both the National League Rookie of the Month and Player of the Month Awards.
“Although Rudy Project is more commonly known in cycling and running sports, having an athlete like Yasiel Puig wear our sunglasses while playing for the Dodgers will allow our brand to be widely recognized as we enter into the baseball market,” remarked Rudy Project North America Co-owner Steve Wagner. “All of us within the company are proud that Puig chose Rudy Project eyewear and sunglasses to be his choice on and off the field. We’ll keep making the best eyewear in the world and hope Puig just keeps everyone in awe of his play.”
Rudy Project is the premier brand of Running and Cycling Enterprises (RACE) and is a global leader in technologically advanced sports helmets, clothing and sunglasses – with award-winning frames, lenses and many prescription technologies. For more than 25 years, Rudy Project has designed sport sunglasses for elite and professional athletes, meeting the requirements for a wide variety of sports, including cycling, running, golf, shooting, tennis and fishing. Puig has become Rudy Project’s first premier MLB athlete endorser as the brand enters into the baseball market.
The Rudy Project sunglasses Puig wears on the field and other eyewear products are available online at www.e-rudy.com or at various retailers throughout the U.S., including optometrist offices, running stores and bicycle shops. For a limited time, consumers can take advantage of the Puig Special Offer and receive a free casual sunglass model when purchasing his favorite sports sunglass model or RX on the company’s website at e-rudy.com
While smashing records on the field, one of Puig’s go-to glasses has been the Rudy Project Magster. Crafted through a tedious but very effective digital modeling system, the Magster incorporates a number of breakthrough technical components including a stainless steel perforated grill built directly into the frame which allows optimal airflow to prevent fogging – a must while playing baseball. Another unique innovation, the Magster utilizes anti-shock pads made from megol, a highly engineered designer plastic compound embedded into both the frame and lens to create a vibration dampening system. Combined with Rudy Project’s fully adjustable nose pads and temple tips for a precise and custom fit, the Magster becomes an indispensable pair of sports eyewear.