Industry News | May 26, 2007

Pizza Patron Signs Top Watersports Racer

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Pizza Patron announced that it signed local Dallas Jet Ski Racer, Freddy Vaca, for the 2007 APBA (American Power Boat Association) U.S. Watercross National Tour. Vaca will pilot the new Patron Racing Yamaha and Kawasaki race crafts powered by Judge Motor Sports, Inc., the company founded by legendary racer Tim Judge.

The newly formed strategic partnership between Freddy Vaca and Pizza Patron will not be limited to the sport of Jet Ski racing, but will also include various local and nationally recognized community events in Texas and throughout the U.S. "I am very excited about the opportunity to align myself with such a prestigious organization that is doing amazing things in the Hispanic community and stands behind its commitment" says Vaca. Most recently, Vaca and Pizza Patron hosted a DISD (Dallas Independent School District) career day with over 500 5th graders in attendance.

"If I can encourage just one child, then I have done my part. It is our job as role models and individuals to help shape our youth and show them the meaning of opportunity and what can be accomplished in life," Vaca says.

This endorsement marks the first time that Pizza Patron has aligned itself with a public figure of any kind. Both parties share a similar vision for the Latino-Hispano community and together form a very complimentary relationship.

"Teaming up with Freddy was an easy decision for us," said Andrew Gamm, director of Brand Development for Pizza Patron. "He is a world-class talent with a strong passion for the community so we are thrilled to have him as a partner."

For the last three years in a row, Vaca has finished in the top three at national events and is currently the only Hispanic racer on tour.