COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — USA Hockey announced today that Chipotle Mexican Grill has renewed its agreement as an official sponsor of USA Hockey, highlighted by its title sponsorship of the youth, girls and high school national championships that commence at the end of March.
“We’re thrilled to have Chipotle continue as part of our corporate partner family,” said Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey. “When our players and families think about a pre-game or post-game meal, Chipotle is a great choice. We look forward to enhancing our relationship and appreciate their engagement in growing and furthering our game.”
The 2019 Chipotle-USA Hockey High School National Championships, set for March 28-31 in Cleveland, Ohio, begin a two-week span of competition that culminates with the 2019 Chipotle-USA Hockey Youth and Girls National Championships that take place at the Tier I and Tier II levels at eight locations throughout the country.
“Part of accomplishing Chipotle’s goal of cultivating a better world is encouraging participation in active and healthy lifestyles for people of all ages,” said Chris Brandt, chief marketing officer of Chipotle. “We’re proud to support USA Hockey and serve as the destination of choice to provide real food for real athletes.”
Chipotle will also be an official sponsor of USA Hockey’s national Try Hockey for Free Days and its national Player Development Camps that take place each summer for boys and girls.
“It’s great to have a brand like Chipotle part of USA Hockey,” said Tony Driscoll, assistant executive director of marketing, communications and events for USA Hockey. “They are passionate about youth sports and its importance, and we value their support.”
ABOUT USA HOCKEY
USA Hockey, founded on October 29, 1937, and headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, provides the foundation for the sport of ice hockey in America; helps young people become leaders, sometimes Olympic heroes; and connects the game at every level while promoting a lifelong love of the sport. USA Hockey is more than a million strong, including players, coaches, officials and volunteers that span all 50 states. The National Governing Body for the sport in the United States, USA Hockey has important partnerships with the NHL, United States Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation. For more information, visit usahockey.com.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically-cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle had nearly 2,500 restaurants as of December 31, 2018 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants. With more than 70,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. Steve Ells, founder and Executive Chairman, first opened Chipotle with a single restaurant in Denver, Colorado in 1993. For more information or to place an order online, visit www.chipotle.com.