SOURCE: Digital Ally, Inc.

Digital Ally, Inc.

Digital Ally, Inc.

April 03, 2015 11:05 ET

Digital Ally Named Title Sponsor of Web.com Tour's Kansas City Event in Five-Year Deal

Digital Ally Is Leader in Law Enforcement Digital Video Solutions, Including Digital HD Body Cameras and In-Car Video Systems

S.A.F.E., C.O.P.S., National Fallen Firefighter's Foundation and Children's Mercy Kansas City to Benefit

LENEXA, KS--(Marketwired - Apr 3, 2015) - The PGA TOUR and the Kansas City Crusaders, the host organization of the Web.com Tour's Kansas City-area event, today announced at a press conference a five-year agreement naming Digital Ally, Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY) the tournament's new title sponsor, effective immediately and running through 2019.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Midwest Classic has been officially renamed the Digital Ally Open.

Based in the Kansas City suburb of Lenexa, Digital Ally (www.digitalally.com) is a technology-driven company that boasts the best in technology and innovation in the field of advanced video police cameras, fleet event recorders and law enforcement surveillance equipment.

The 2015 Digital Ally Open will be played August 6th through 9th at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate in nearby Overland Park. A week-long schedule of events beginning on August 3rd will include a Pro-Am on Wednesday, August 5th

A unique component to the Digital Ally sponsorship involves the beneficiary relationships with local and national charities, including:

  • S.A.F.E. (http://www.survivingspouseandfamily.org) - Provides the comfort of financial support for the families of sworn law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel who lose their lives in the performance of their duties.

  • C.O.P.S. (http://www.nationalcops.org) - Provides resources to assist in rebuilding the lives of surviving families of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. 

  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (http://www.firehero.org) - Mission is to honor and remember America's fallen fire heroes, to provide resources to assist their survivors in rebuilding their lives, and to work within the fire service community to reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.

  • Children's Mercy Kansas City (http://www.childrensmercy.org) - National and international leader recognized for advancing pediatric health and delivering optimal health outcomes through innovation within a high-value, integrated system of care.

"This Web.com Tour event has been fantastic for our community and, when presented with the opportunity, we knew it would be a perfect fit," stated Stanton E. Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Ally, Inc. "More importantly, the Digital Ally Open will bring attention and support to the local and national charities involved."

"It is with a great deal of pleasure that the PGA TOUR welcomes Digital Ally to the Web.com Tour's family of sponsors," said Web.com Tour president Bill Calfee.  "Digital Ally is a unique company that is based within a few miles of the tournament's home at Nicklaus Golf Club at LionsGate. We think this hometown synergy and the charitable ties with S.A.F.E., C.O.P.S., National Fallen Firefighter's Foundation and Children's Mercy Kansas City position the Digital Ally Open for much success in the future. We congratulate the Kansas City Crusaders on their efforts in bringing Digital Ally to the Web.com Tour."

"The Kansas City Crusaders are honored to welcome Digital Ally as the title sponsor of our Web.com Tour event," said Kansas City Crusaders president Matt Henderson. "We have a shared vision of making the Digital Ally Open a cornerstone community event each summer that supports businesses as well as local and national charities. We look forward to a long partnership with Digital Ally in providing a platform that helps them achieve their goals."

"The Digital Ally Open will be our Company's first engagement with a major sports sponsorship," added Ross. "The Company plans to activate its partnership by introducing and integrating its products in unique ways during pre-tournament and tournament-week activities. The tournament will coincide with Digital Ally's first Annual Analysts and Investors Day and will be held during a week when law enforcement officers from around the U.S. and from several nations are attending various educational and product familiarization classes at Digital Ally's headquarters facility in Lenexa."

The 2015 tournament will mark the sixth time the Web.com Tour has played a tournament at LionsGate. Zack Sucher, who graduated to the PGA TOUR at the conclusion of the 2014 season, won last year's championship by three shots over Kansas State graduate Aaron Watkins.

ABOUT DIGITAL ALLY, INC.

Digital Ally, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets advanced technology products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial applications. The Company's primary focus is digital video imaging, storage and management solutions. Some of the Company's flagship new products include the DVM-800 In-Car Video System, the FirstVU HD body-worn camera, the VuLink connectivity system, and the VuVault.net cloud storage and management solution. For additional information, visit www.digitalallyinc.com.

The Company is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas, and its shares are traded on The NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "DGLY".

ABOUT THE DIGITAL ALLY OPEN

Founded in 2008, the Kansas City Crusaders is a not-for-profit 501(c) (6) organization. Its members are dedicated volunteers and business professionals who live and work throughout the greater Kansas City area. Their mission is to create a positive economic impact on area businesses and offer transforming support to local charitable organizations through the promotion of professional golf in the Kansas City Metro Area. The Crusaders have been successful in adding an economic impact of $6.2 million to the Kansas City area each year and helping local charities raise more than $450,000 since their first Web.com Tour tournament in 2011. The 2015 Digital Ally Open (www.DigitalAllyOpen.org) will mark the fifth year the Kansas City Crusaders have hosted Kansas City's Web.com Tour stop.

ABOUT THE WEB.COM TOUR

Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Web.Com Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf's biggest stage. In 2013, the Web.com Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Web.com Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Web.com Tour Finals. Web.com became the Tour's umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012. A 10-year agreement (through 2021) is in place. The Tour completed its 25th year of competition in 2014. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Web.com Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won 404 PGA TOUR titles, including 19 majors, five PLAYERS Championships and four FedExCups. The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, surpassed $2 billion in charitable giving in Jan. 2014. To learn more about the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

ABOUT WEB.COM

Web.com Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: WWWW) provides a full range of Internet services to small businesses to help them compete and succeed online. Web.com is owner of several global domain registrars and further meets the needs of small businesses anywhere along their lifecycle with affordable, subscription-based solutions including website design and management, search engine optimization, online marketing campaigns, local sales leads, social media, mobile products, eCommerce solutions and call center services. To get more information, visit www.web.com; follow Web.com on Twitter @webdotcom or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/web.com. For additional online marketing resources and small business networking, please visit Web.com's Small Business Summit.

Contact Information

  • For Additional Information, Please Contact:

    For Digital Ally
    Jules Feiler
    The Pitching Staff
    Tel: 212-585-0973
    Email: julesfeiler@thepitchingstaff.com

    For Kansas City Crusaders
    Kelly Eddy
    Executive Director
    Cell: 913-708-2676
    Email: keddy@midwestclassic.com

    For PGA TOUR
    Jeff Adams
    Director of Communications, Web.com Tour
    c/o PGA TOUR
    Tel: 904-273-3397
    Cell: 904-607-6142
    Email: jadams@pgatourhq.com

    Chris Smith
    Director of Public Relations, Business
    c/o PGA TOUR
    Tel: 904-273-3379
    Cell: 904-607-0867
    Email: chrissmith@pgatourhq.com