ITTF World Tour Partners with GoDaddy
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF), governing body for all international table tennis associations, today announced a sponsorship agreement with GoDaddy, the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. Both companies will be working together to promote Table Tennis events in countries globally. GoDaddy branding will be featured at sponsored events beginning in June. GoDaddy is the latest major brand partner secured by the ITTF since taking the rights in-house at the beginning of 2017.
As a part of the sponsorship with the ITTF Marketing and Promotion office in Singapore, GoDaddy comes on board as the major sponsor of five (5) events on the newly revamped Seamaster 2017 ITTF World Tour. The events include:
- 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum, China Open in Chengdu, China, 22 to 25 June 2017
- 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum, Australia Open in Gold Coast, Australia, 4 to 7 July 2017
- 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum, Austrian Open in Linz, Austria, 21 to 24 September 2017
- 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum, German Open in Magdeburg, Germany, 10 to 12 November 2017
- 2017 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals, 14 to 17 December 2017, location to be decided
This extension comes on the back of two successful ITTF events that GoDaddy sponsored in 2016; the 2016 Women's World Cup and 2016 World Tour Grand Finals.
Sharing the sentiment is Mr. Thomas WEIKERT, President of the ITTF, who expressed: "We are very pleased to have GoDaddy continuing as an ITTF partner, and we look forward to a long term cooperation. It is fantastic to have an American partner come on board, and this is a result of the USA Table Tennis organizing the outstanding 2016 Women's World Cup, the first ever ITTF world title event in North America."
"GoDaddy is pleased to be working again with the ITTF by sponsoring Table Tennis Tour Events in countries around the world. We have found ITTF events to be an effective way of building relationships with small businesses and entrepreneurs, communicating the importance of having a strong online presence," said Roger CHEN Vice President of Asia, GoDaddy. "Table tennis is exceedingly popular in Asia, and resonates with the population in a unique way, and we are happy to extend our agreement with the ITTF for five more events this year."
GoDaddy worked with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE) to secure these ITTF sponsorships.
The ITTF World Tour resumes tomorrow with the qualification for the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Japan Open.