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Girls Rugby, Inc. Fuels Tomorrow's Star Athletes with Pickle Power

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DALLAS, Sept. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Girls Rugby, Inc. (Girls Rugby) is pleased to announce an exciting new sponsorship with The Pickle Juice Company for the 2018 pilot programs in Colorado, Oregon, Southwest Washington and Southern California regions this fall.

Girls Rugby, founded in April 2018, is on a mission to help young women reach their potential through the sport of rugby, instilling core values like teamwork and leadership. The organization will launch 13 pilot programs across major markets in the U.S. that offer non-contact, flag rugby programming for girls in grades 2-8. With only 1,000 girls currently registered with USA Rugby, Girls Rugby aims to encourage young female rugby players to join the game while inspiring these leaders to achieve success off the field as well.

The Pickle Juice Company creates and supplies the best kept secret in the Athletic Trainer and Elite Athletic communities, the original Pickle Juice®. Pickle Juice is a scientifically backed, revolutionary product that provides instant relief during the onset of muscle cramping by stopping cramps and fatigue at the neurological source while simultaneously replenishing electrolytes and aiding in hydration. In fact, Pickle Juice contains 10 times the electrolytes of common sports drinks and is the premier healthy alternative, containing no sugars, artificial flavors and is certified USDA organic. Pickle Juice is a proud a champion of Girls Rugby and the organization's mission to empower young women leaders both on and off the field. As an event sponsor, Pickle Juice will have a constant presence at practices and matches, supplying these talented girls with Pickle Juice to provide hydration and prevent muscle cramping as the athletes improve their game.

"When it comes to Rugby, we know exactly what athletes need to perform at their absolute best," said Filip Keuppens, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at The Pickle Juice Company. "Whether playing at the professional level or kid just discovering the game, Pickle Juice is the only choice when it comes to preventing and stopping muscle cramps and fatigue. We believe in Girls Rugby and their mission to introduce young women to the sport and cannot be more excited to cheer on the girls as the leading partner for the Girls Rugby pilot program."

In the spirit of fostering leadership for young women, The Pickle Juice Company and Girls Rugby will host The Pickle Power Player of the Week every Friday highlighting one of Girls Rugby's athletes starting in September 2018 as the pilot program kicks-off, recognizing these women for their achievements, superior athletic performance and teamwork skills.

"We are grateful to The Pickle Juice Company for their sponsorship of Girls Rugby," stated Girls Rugby Co-Founder, Erin Kennedy. "The support that they are providing will help make our pilot programs a success and help us reach more girls through rugby. We are excited to educate our athletes about cramp prevention and hydration by collaborating with The Pickle Juice Company."

Girls Rugby will officially start in September and will then open in programs in Southern California this November. For more information on Girls Rugby and to register for programs, please visit girlsrugbyinc.com. For more information on Pickle Juice Sport, check out picklepower.com.

About Girls Rugby, Inc.
Girls Rugby was established in 2018 with the goal of providing access for girls to learn vital skills and core values such as leadership, empowerment, achievement, respect and sportsmanship all while enjoying the experience of playing all-girls, non-contact rugby. Girls Rugby embodies the philosophy of developing young girls through sport and understands the positive benefits that participation in team sports has on their lives. Programming is available in Colorado, Oregon, and Southern California with plans for expansion in 2019 and beyond. For more information on Girls Rugby and to sign up for programs, visit: www.girlsrugbyinc.com.

About The Pickle Juice Company
Established in 2001, The Pickle Juice Company's proprietary recipe was developed specifically to help prevent dehydration and muscle cramping caused by heat and muscle exertion. Due to its proven functionality for muscle cramps and its efficiency as a hydration aid, Pickle Juice is becoming more and more commonly used by athletes, the military, people working in strenuous or hot environments and the elderly who suffer from nighttime muscle cramps. The Pickle Juice Company has been recognized at a national level several times for its effective formula. Most recently, the company was named among 2018's Top 10 Fastest Growing Food & Beverage Companies by The Silicon Review. For more information or to purchase products from The Pickle Juice Company visit: picklepower.com

Media Contact – Pickle Juice
Kim Haller, Weber Shandwick
Khaller@webershandwick.com

Media Contact – Girls Rugby
Hannah Harper, Girls Rugby
Hannah@girlsrugbyinc.com

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