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Sperry Top-Sider Pairs Up with the Mayor’s Cup

December 21, 2007 – Miami, Florida – Tournament anglers demand the best out of their equipment.  They want the fastest boats, the strongest rods, and the best footwear.  It made perfect sense for the world’s leading brand of footwear for ocean enthusiasts to become the exclusive footwear of the world-class billfish tournament , the Sea Vee/Mercury Mayor’s Cup.

“The best anglers and captains in the world fish in South Florida and fish the Mayor’s Cup, “explains Tony Albelo, tournament director.  “It’s a natural match for the world’s best shoes to be on the feet o the world’s best teams.” This continues a practice of only allowing top-tier sponsors to be involved with their tournaments.  “We want to make sure that we promote only the best products on the market.  This is an example of that,” Albelo added.

The Mayor’s Cup takes place this January 24-27, 2008 at Monty’s in Coconut Grove, Florida.  Teams will battle it out for over $200,000.00 in cash prizes.  Last year “Wound Up” took home first place and $93,000.00 in cash.  In addition to all the cash prizes, “The Cup” is up for grabs again and will reside in the winning team’s hometown city hall for a year.  The first year of the Mayor’s Cup was a surprise when a team from Chicago won “The Cup.” Since then, it has been returned successfully to Miami for four straight years.  The Mayor’s Cup is also the second and final leg of the Dewar’s 12 Billfish Championship Series.  The top team will win a $10,000.00 bonus and four gold and diamond championship rings.

The Mayor’s Cup is leading the industry with real-time LIVE! streaming and “ReleaseTek” a real-time leaderboard and scoring system.  Teams from across the world have been watching and listening in. The links will be available during streaming hours directly on www.MayorsCupTournament.com

About Sperry Top-Sider
Since 1935, Sperry Top-Sider has been the leading brand of footwear for those who love the water. From its introduction of the world’s first siped rubber outsole for nonmarking traction to advanced technical fabrication to combat the elements, Sperry Top-Sider remains the vanguard of high-performance amphibious footwear and apparel. Available around the globe in fine independent, marine, outdoor and department stores, Sperry Top-Sider is the official footwear of US Sailing, National Safe Boating Council and Team 7, the gold medal favorites for the 2008 Olympic Games. Based in historic Lexington, Massachusetts, Sperry Top-Sider supports a wide range of water-related activities through its many sponsorships, including Acura Key West, National Safe Boating Council and Sperry Top-Sider NOOD Regattas. For more information, please visit sperrytopsider.com.

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