Kilroy Realty Corporation has partnered with U.S. Sailing to serve as a primary sponsor of the U.S. Sailing Team. The commercial real estate company will support the team at major international events, including selection events, world championships and the World Cup Series in the lead-up to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
“The U.S. Sailing Team is thrilled to work closely with Kilroy Realty to support our athletes in their quest for excellence,” said Jack Gierhart, CEO of U.S. Sailing. “Our partnership creates a strong platform that will advance the competitiveness of our team. Kilroy Realty is committed to supporting our athletes’ Olympic dreams, and I am confident that our sailors will be wonderful ambassadors to promote Kilroy Realty’s brand and core values of leadership, innovation and sustainability.”
Kilroy Realty has a history of supporting the U.S. Sailing Team and growing the sport of sailing in the United States. The company currently sponsors national team members Stephanie Roble and Maggie Shea.
The new partnership will support the athletes by funding the advancement of technology, fitness training, coaching, research and development, and vital campaign costs including specialized support personnel and equipment upgrades.
“We are excited to be the primary sponsor of the U.S. Sailing Team and their international competitive sailing program,” said John Kilroy, chairman and CEO of Kilroy Realty. “At Kilroy Realty, our corporate giving program reflects a core belief that strong communities, growing industries and a healthy planet are critical for a thriving future. We pride ourselves on our commitment to programs that promote these ideals, including competitive sports, sustainability initiatives, innovative technology and women in leadership. These programs provide an opportunity for people, communities and organizations to achieve their dreams.”
The U.S. Sailing Team features the top-performing athletes in 10 Olympic classes. Additional sponsors of the team including Helly Hansen, Harken, McLube, Groupe Beneteau and Marlow Ropes.