SOURCE: Barracuda Networks; HMB Surf Group

Barracuda Networks; HMB Surf Group

January 19, 2011 13:34 ET

Jim Beam® Bourbon to Sponsor "The Jay at Mavericks' Big Wave Invitational"

HALF MOON BAY, CA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2011) - The HMB Surf Group Inc., which consists of a group of Maverick's competitors, community members, long-time event coordinators and sponsors, today announced that Jim Beam has signed on to sponsor this year's inaugural contest. 

"Jim Beam bourbon has proudly sponsored the contest for the past three years, and we stand behind the surfers and the community in this year's contest direction," said Paige Guzman, California Field Marketing Manager of Beam Global Spirits & Wine. "We are honored to support this amazing showcase for world-class surfers including Jim Beam sponsored hard chargers Anthony Tashnick and Chris Bertish."

As part of the agreement, Jim Beam bourbon will receive logo placement on contest signage, the championship jersey and other gear. Jim Beam bourbon will also serve as the official spirits sponsor of the contest, post-event ceremonies and plans to host promotions at local bars and restaurants leading up to the contest as well as webcast viewing parties on contest day.

In addition, Jim Beam will offer fans a limited edition contest label along with a $10,000 donation to benefit Save the Waves -- an environmental coalition dedicated to preserving the world's surf spots and their surrounding environments.

About Beam Global Spirits & Wine
Inspiring conversations around the world, Beam Global Spirits & Wine, Inc. is building brands people want to talk about. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for our brands, including Jim Beam® Bourbon, Sauza® Tequila, Canadian Club® Whisky, Courvoisier® Cognac, Maker's Mark® Bourbon, Laphroaig® Scotch Whisky, Cruzan® Rum, EFFEN® Vodka, Larios® Gin, Whisky DYC®, Teacher's® Scotch Whisky, DeKuyper® Cordials and Liqueurs and Knob Creek® Bourbon. Beam Global Spirits & Wine is part of Fortune Brands, Inc. (NYSE: FO), a leading consumer brands company. For more information on Beam Global Spirits & Wine, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.

About The Jay at Maverick's Big Wave Invitational
Launched in 2010 with the support of Maverick's Big Wave competitors -- including all previous Maverick's Champions -- The Jay at Maverick's Big Wave Invitational was designed to create a legacy befitting one of the world's great natural wonders, and a tribute to one of its favorite sons, Jay Moriarity. The Jay at Maverick's is sponsored by Barracuda Networks, a leading provider of content security, data protection and application delivery solutions based in Campbell, Calif. For more information, please visit The Jay at Maverick's official Web site: http://www.thejayatmavericks.com or its official Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TheJayAtMavericks. "The Jay at Maverick's Big Wave Invitational" and HMB Surf Group Inc. are not affiliated with, nor sponsored by, MSV Inc. or Evolve Sports Management LLC.

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