April 5, 2022

Wintergreen Joins Collegiate Rugby Championship as Official Partner

5 April — Wintergreen, a new pain relief brand in the United States, joins National Collegiate Rugby as an Official Partner of the 2022 Collegiate Rugby Championships (CRC).

Wintergreen, distributed by Prime Brands International LLC, offers the world’s most comprehensive range of topical pain relief products for athletes, designed for warm up, performance and recovery. Rugby professionals, club and college athletes globally use Wintergreen products to enhance their game performance.

Founder and Managing Director of Prime Brands International LLC, Justin Clohessy said: “Our goal is to help all athletes adopt a professional mindset for looking after their bodies from effective warm-up to enhanced recovery. Through our partnership with the Collegiate Rugby Championship, we can support the largest gathering of college rugby players in the country.”

Jeremy Treece, National Collegiate Rugby CEO, commented, “We are fortunate to provide Wintergreen’s product range through the CRC’s medical staff and to make these products available to our players. Wintergreen will help our student athletes achieve their highest level of performance, and recover properly before their next match.”

Wintergreen is one of the biggest sponsors of rugby in the U.S., including partnerships with Major League Rugby and USA Rugby. During the CRC, Wintergreen will provide products to the medical staff, as well as product samples and tournament discounts to all players.

The Collegiate Rugby Championships is the largest collegiate rugby event in the country with 100 rugby 7s teams. The national championship will be held over Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, in New Orleans.

About Wintergreen

WINTERGREEN® offers the most comprehensive range of topical pain relief products, designed in consultation with sports professionals, to aid athletes to effectively warm-up (preventing strained muscles & sprains), enhance performance & speed up recovery. WINTERGREEN® gels, creams, sprays and soaks also contain therapeutic natural actives that soothe and support sore muscles and joints. Helping players and teams prepare their bodies to win. For more information and online sales visit wintergreensport.com.

About National Collegiate Rugby (NCR)

National Collegiate Rugby is the largest collegiate rugby organization with over 600 men's and women's teams. Evolving from the National Small College Rugby Organization, which was founded in 2007, NCR now serves small colleges, Division II and Division I programs. NCR's sole focus is the growth and development of college rugby through a range of competitions, championship pathways, member services and governance. For more information, visit ncrugby.org.

About the Collegiate Rugby Championship (May Madness 7s)

Since its founding in 2010, the Collegiate Rugby Championship has driven massive growth in college rugby 7s programs. The tournament draws over 20,000 fans, major sponsors and national broadcast partners, including its current partner CBS Sports. National Collegiate Rugby Championships, LLC took ownership of the event in 2020, partnering with Rhino Sports and Leisure LLC and Patrice Prusmack, wife of the late CRC founder Jon Prusmack. For more information, visit maymadness7s.com.

Wintergreen Media Contact:

Lauren Vermaak 

laurentyla@primebrands.co.za 

NCR Media Contact:

Wade Smith

wade@ncr.rugby

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