Champion System Named Official Apparel Sponsor of Race2Rebuild
Champion System Triathlete Matty Reed Joins Race2Rebuild Team
for New York City Triathlon


New York, June 17, 2014—Champion System, a worldwide leader in custom technical apparel, announced its official partnership as the technical apparel partner to Race2Rebuild, the endurance charity racing organization founded by athletes after Hurricane Sandy to help families come home. Two-time U.S. Champion and U.S. Olympian Triathlete Matty Reed, a longtime Champion System athlete, will race with Race2Rebuild at the New York City Triathlon on August 3, 2014.

Champion System has created a unique design for Race2Rebuild’s running, cycling and triathlon apparel. The apparel will be worn by the teams and athletes racing to raise awareness and funds for the organization.

 Reed, along with several age group athletes, will race and raise funds to support Race2Rebuild’s disaster relief projects with national nonprofit Rebuilding Together. Following the race, the athletes will have the opportunity to volunteer with the building process and meet the family they support.

“I believe that we can bring families home by racing,” said Reed. “I’m proud to be on the Race2Rebuild team and will race hard in support of the thousands of families still recovering from Hurricane Sandy.” He and his family plan to join the other Race2Rebuild athletes and volunteer to help rebuild the family’s home and will make subsequent trips back to the area later in the year.

“We’re very grateful to Matty for joining the Race2Rebuild team and racing hard in support of our mission,” said Race2Rebuild president Sarah Hartmann. “We love racing in Champion System and are tremendously honored to partner with them to rebuild communities, homes and lives through racing. It truly makes this a family event having Matty and Champion System as a part of our efforts.”

“Our company is proud to be a part of Race2Rebuild. Our US Corporate office is located in Brooklyn and we are part of the New York region community. To combine our passion for endurance sports with an amazing and productive organization like Race2Rebuild is a great thing and we are excited to partner with them,” said Champion System Co-Founder Scott Kaylin. “We are proud to have Matty racing for this cause at the New York City Triathlon and taking part in bringing a family back home after Hurricane Sandy’s devastation.”

Reed is racing as part of Race2Rebuild’s “TEAM 1” program, where athletes use their own race entries, raise a minimum of $1000 and receive benefits such as Champion System apparel, training programs, a coached open water swim and more. Athletes racing the NYC Tri may join Race2Rebuild’s TEAM 1 by visiting https://www.crowdrise.com/Team1NYCTri/fundraiser/mattyreed

About Race2Rebuild
Race2Rebuild believes in safe, strong, healthy homes and communities for all. Created in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy by a team of volunteer athletes to help bring families home, we fund Rebuilding Together’s disaster relief projects. Following each race, athletes have the opportunity to volunteer, meet the family they support and help rebuild their home. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and visit us at www.race2rebuild.org. Race hard. Race with resolve. Race2Rebuild.

About Rebuilding Together
Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes community starts at home. Our focus provides critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Our 187 affiliates completed 10,400 rebuild projects in 2012 thanks to the efforts of 100,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trade professionals and every day good citizens. Join us – visit www.rebuildingtogether.org.

About Champion System
Champion System, a worldwide leader in custom technical apparel, was founded in 2005 and has quickly earned the reputation as a company offering the finest quality handmade garments for a wide range of sports and activities. Strong customer relationships and close collaboration with the world’s top athletes has been the key to Champion System’s success. Its’ distinctive and stylish garments are worn by Olympians, National and World Champions and recreational athletes of all levels. Champion System’s goal is to allow the customer to be their own brand and be known for its commitment to pioneering innovative, race-proven garments that can be customized with virtually any design. It has revolutionized sublimation printing, redefined garment construction and simplified the custom ordering process. With offices in 22 countries Champion System continues to set the standard in the custom apparel industry.