SOURCE: The Decathlon

The Decathlon

October 03, 2011 10:29 ET

Super Bowl Champion Willie Gault Challenges Wall Street's Fastest Man in Charity Race

Sponsored by Private Aviation Firm, XOJET, Race Will Be Featured Event at The Decathlon

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 3, 2011) - Speed is a coveted trait sought in sports and as it plays an increasing role in Wall Street's success, speed has become ever more valuable.

XOJET, Inc., one of the fastest growing private aviation companies in history, is taking the importance of speed to a new level by sponsoring a matchup pitting retired Super Bowl Champion and head of Athletes For Life, Willie Gault, against "Wall Street's Fastest Man" in a 40 yard dash competition as part of The Decathlon.

The Decathlon brings together professionals from many of the world's preeminent financial services firms including Barclays Capital and Goldman Sachs to compete in 10 events such as 400m run, bench press and rowing, while raising money to benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the world's oldest and largest private cancer center. The event occurs on October 22nd in New York City.

"XOJET opened their New York office earlier this year. Their service and commitment to the community has been exceptional," notes The Decathlon's co-creator, Marc Hodulich, whose mother is a breast cancer survivor. ''XOJET and Gault's involvement in the 40yd Dash bring excitement to the event while encouraging spectators to wager donations on the winner. Their commitment exemplifies the potential for The Decathlon to marry athletics, entertainment and donations in the way of charity betting."

XOJET joins industry leaders like Bloomberg, RBC Capital Markets, Equinox Fitness, and luxury time piece maker IWC, as sponsors.

The Decathlon crowns an overall winner --"Wall Street's Best Athlete." Competitors are required to raise a minimum of $3,000 in order to compete.

"XOJET is proud to be part of The Decathlon and to sponsor our friend, Willie Gault, in a challenge match against 'Wall Street's Fastest Man,'" said Blair LaCorte, CEO of XOJET. "This is truly a challenge. We challenge Wall Street athletes to come out to see if they can beat the one of the best athletes in the world."

Since 2009, The Decathlon has raised over $325,000 for cancer and aims to raise $500,000 in 2011.

About The Decathlon
The Decathlon is an athletic event created and organized by Dave Maloney and Marc Hodulich where financial services professionals compete for the title of "Wall Street's Best Athlete" and raise money supporting Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. www.thedecathlon.org

About XOJET, Inc.
XOJET is a TPG portfolio company. Founded in 2006, XOJET has become one of the fastest-growing private aviation companies in history, serving more than 3,000 customers worldwide. Our unique business model combines private jet membership and on-demand charter with a singular focus on providing the highest level of customer service at every point of the client's experience. www.xojet.com

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