Signs With @USANAinc, Launches Annual "Aces for Humanity" Campaign
SALT LAKE CITY, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When you compete at the highest levels your health is key, which is why the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) World No.5 ranked player Caroline Wozniacki is the newest advocate of USANA Health Sciences. The former world No.1 joins more than 700-plus elite athletes who trust their health to USANA, including fellow Brand Ambassadors Genie Bouchard (CAN), Madison Keys (USA), Samantha Stosur (AUS), Sloane Stephens (USA), Monica Puig (PUR), Zhang Shuai (CHN), and newly signed Zheng Saisai (CHN).
Caroline Wozniacki signs with USANA Health Sciences.
"Right now I feel very passionate about my game and that I am playing better now than I have in past years," said Wozniacki. "I feel better mentally and physically than I did this time last year and am excited to see what opportunities this season brings my way. I'm thankful to be able to team up with a company like USANA that cares about my well-being and I know we can do great things together."
The 24-year-old Danish star, who has recently made headlines for her impressive finish in the 2014 NYC Marathon and an appearance in the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, is currently in her tenth year on tour, and holds an impressive 23 WTA titles to her name. Wozniacki has also represented Denmark in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games.
"For nearly 10 years we have we have been proud and honored to associate ourselves with the WTA and its elite female athletes from around the world," said Dan Macuga, USANA chief communications officer. "We are thrilled to welcome Caroline to Team USANA and look forward to watching her excel in all of her endeavors."
Through her partnership, Wozniacki has also helped kick-start the nutritional company and WTA's annual "Aces for Humanity" campaign to aid the USANA True Health Foundation whose mission is to provide critical nutrition to those who are suffering or in need. Beginning at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, every ace served at Premier-level WTA events will translate into a donation for the Foundation. For every ace served by Wozniacki and USANA's seven other Ambassadors the WTA will donate $10, and for every ace served by any other player, the WTA will donate $5.
"I'm really impressed by USANA's commitment to helping others and what the USANA True Health Foundation has accomplished over the past three years," said Wozniacki. "I'm proud to join the WTA and USANA in their efforts and am excited to help kick off this year's 'Aces for Humanity' campaign to help bring more awareness to this cause."
Collectively, USANA's Ambassadors hit 412 of the 4,314 aces served last season leading to an overall $25,000 donation to the not-for-profit charity. Funds from the initiative helped aid those affected in the Philippines by typhoon Haiyan, providing medical aid, supplies to build new boats, and restoring clean water systems.
USANA has been the Official Health Supplement Supplier of the WTA since 2006 and continues to provide its high-quality, NSF-tested nutritional products to more than 170 WTA athletes, including 15 athletes in the WTA Top 20, and eight of the Top 10.
*The mentioned athletes are either distributors or dedicated users who have received compensation for their partnership and/or complimentary USANA products.
Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care and energy products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. Learn more about USANA by visiting our website http://www.usana.com or the official USANA blog http://whatsupusana.com
The WTA is the global leader in women's professional sport with more than 2,500 players representing 92 nations competing for a record $129 million in prize money at the WTA's 55 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries. Nearly 5.4 million fans attended women's tennis events in 2014 with millions more watching on television and digital channels around the world. The 2015 WTA competitive season concludes with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, presented by SC Global, from October 23-November 1, 2015 and the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China, from November 2-8, 2015. Further information on the WTA can be found at www.wtatennis.com ; facebook.com/WTA and twitter.com/WTA.
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