Volvo Becomes Title Sponsor of the Santa Monica Classic

May 25, 2023

Longtime automotive sponsor of the Los Angeles Marathon, steps up into high profile partnership for Southern California’s kickoff to the fall racing season on Sunday, Sept 10

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 25, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The McCourt Foundation (TMF) today announces that Volvo Car USA has expanded its on-going sponsorship of TMF events by becoming the Title Sponsor of the 2023 Volvo Santa Monica Classic presented by ASICS in September.

Through its title sponsorship of the Volvo Santa Monica Classic, Volvo Car USA will feature its annual support for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF). ALSF first caught the attention of Volvo when Alexandra “Alex” Scott received an inaugural Volvo for Life award nomination IN 2002. The award program honors hometown heroes doing extraordinary things in their communities.

“We are excited that our partnership with Volvo continues to develop”, said John Duke, Senior Director of Partnerships for TMF. “Leveraging the Santa Monica Classic to assist Volvo to further its support for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation perfectly aligns with our mission to empower communities to build a healthier world. We’re proud to collaborate with Volvo to increase awareness and support for such a crucial health cause.”

On September 10, 2023, the Volvo Santa Monica Classic will host over 6,000 runners along the 5K/10K course along the Pacific Ocean that finishes near the world famous Santa Monica Pier. As the kickoff to the fall racing season, the event is a long-time staple on the Southern California calendar and annually sells out.

“Volvo Car USA is proud to continue its support of the Santa Monica Classic,” said Aleck Brownstein, Vice President Western Region, Volvo Car USA. “It’s our pleasure to support an organization that shares our human-centric values and gives back so much to Southern California communities.”

For more information, or to register for the Volvo Santa Monica Classic presented by ASICS, visit santamonicaclassic.com. Further information about Volvo’s work as a founding sponsor of ALSF is available here.

About Volvo Car USA:

Volvo Car USA LLC, (www.volvocars.com/us) is a subsidiary of Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. VCUSA provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the United States. For more information, please refer to the VCUSA media website at: http://www.media.volvocars.com/us.

About The McCourt Foundation

The Volvo Santa Monica Classic presented by ASICS is operated by The McCourt Foundation. Since 1992, The McCourt Foundation (TMF) has been an organization whose mission is to empower individuals and communities to build a healthier world and make a difference through the support of neurology research, hosting educational forums, and using its events as a platform to raise funds for charity partners. Further information about the 2023 VOLVO Santa Monica Classic presented by ASICS can be found online at santamonicaclassic.com and follow along on social media @LAMarathon.

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