Owens Launches Corporate Challenge Support North Star Grand Prix

St. Paul, Minn. (April 29, 2019) — Owens Companies President, John Owens, has launched a Corporate Challenge to support the fundraising efforts of the North Star Grand Prix. John Owens has been an advocate for the event and has opened his home to host athletes from around the world while they were competing at the North Star Grand Prix. As a family-owned Twin Cities-based company, the Owens Companies value the Minnesota community and the events which enrich the lives of the community members. In the midst of the ongoing crowdfunding and sponsorship efforts, Owens approached the event organizers and offered to launch a corporate challenge in support of the North Star Grand Prix.

“The Twin Cities area is our home, it’s our neighborhood,” said Owens Companies President John Owens. “And events like the North Star Grand Prix benefit this entire community. We’re proud to support this event, and we challenge all companies in the area to join us in our support.”

Built from the generosity of the Owens Companies, the three-day North Star Grand Prix, slated for June 14-16, 2019, will feature a three-tiered Corporate Challenge. It is the hope of Owens Companies and the North Star Grand Prix that this corporate challenge will allow the 2019 event to ‘Bring the World to Minnesota’. Corporations are encouraged to contribute at the Bronze, Silver or Gold level so that the North Star Grand Prix can raise the necessary support for 2019.

“John Owens has been a friend of the event and we were honored when he approached us with this idea,” said Race Director Brendon Hale. “We have received great support from the Minnesota community, but we know that great communities and great community events need the support of area corporations.

We are honored that the family-owned Twin Cities-based Owens Companies has initiated this corporate challenge.”

If you are interested in contributing to the Corporate Challenge please email sponsorship@northstargrandprix.com. The North Star Grand Prix has set a May 3rd date for raising the necessary funds to host the 2019 event. If you are interested in donating to support the race please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/huxs9-a-cause-i-care-about-needs-help.

About the Corporate Challenge Recognition

Companies or Corporations which contribute will receive the following benefits associated with their contributions.

Gold Level ($20,000 and up) – Four (4) 30 second commercials aired during the daily livestream broadcast (2 during each race; men’s and women’s), includes eight 4×8 fence line banners, two 10X10 booths at each Expo venue, 16 social media posts/promotions, logo on digital and print materials, logo on podium back drop, eight VIP tickets Silver Level ($10,000 to $19,999) – Two (2) 30 second commercials aired during the daily livestream broadcast (1 during each race; men’s and women’s), includes four 4×8 fence line banners, one 10×10 booth at each Expo venue, eight social media posts/promotions, logo on digital and print materials, logo on podium back drop, four VIP tickets Bronze Level ($5,000 to $9,999) – includes two (2) 4×8 fence line banners, one 10X10 booth at each Expo venue, four social media posts/promotions, logo on digital and print materials, logo on podium back drop, two VIP tickets About Owens Companies

Owens Companies founder, the late Bob Owens, believed they should “treat every building as if it were our own.” That isn’t just a slogan: it’s the heart of everything Owens Companies does. The company has been owned by the Owens family ever since it was founded in 1957. Bob’s son, John Owens, continues the proud legacy of industry leadership in the Twin Cities. Owens’ mission is to be the Twin Cities’ premier commercial and residential HVAC and energy management company. They’ve been industry pioneers in preventive maintenance, energy retrofit, design/build, and energy management for decades.

About the North Star Grand Prix

The annual North Star Grand Prix is a multi-day, multi-location celebration of cycling. Held on June 12th – 16th in locations across Minnesota, the Grand Prix features a wide range of events, which include kid’s races, beer gardens, food trucks, and events for recreational cyclists. To date, the North Star Grand Prix has attracted more than 2,500 of the country’s top professional and elite cyclists, including 32 Olympians. Get the details at northstargrandprix.com.

About the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour

The USA Cycling Pro Road Tour (PRT) showcases the premier domestic road calendar events in the U.S., including criteriums, road races, stage races and omniums. Over six months and spanning from coast to coast, the PRT will include overall individual and team rankings for men and women, crowning PRT Champions following the 21-event calendar. The Pro Road Tour features the nation’s top road events and is open to both professional and amateur cyclists. 

Get more information at: https://www.usacycling.org/find-event/national-calendars/pro-road-tour

About the Union Cycliste International

Founded in 1900, in Paris (France), the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the worldwide governing body for cycling. It develops and oversees cycling in all its forms, for all people as a competitive sport, as a healthy recreational activity, as a means of transport, and also just for fun. It represents, for sporting and public institutions alike, the interests of 190 National Federations, five Continental Confederations, more than 1,500 professional riders, more than half a million licensed competitors, several million cycling enthusiasts and two billion bicycle users all over the world.

The UCI’s commitment is to lead the development of cycling as a competitive sport and activity in all its forms, across the world. We commit to the highest standards in all our activity, and to earn and maintain a reputation as an international sporting federation of outstanding performance and integrity.

Get more information at www.uci.org.

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