19 October 2013 |
San Sebastian, Spain –
will be the Official Coffee Supplier to The 2014 Ryder Cup to be held at Gleneagles in Scotland. The announcement was made during the Nespresso
Trophy Final held in San Sebastían on 19th October 2013, the home town of Nespresso’s
Golf Ambassador José María Olazábal.
“The Ryder Cup is one of the most prestigious and historic golfing events in the world. The matches between the U.S.A. and Europe creates worldwide interest way beyond the two competitive continents, no other competition comes close to the emotion, intensity and atmosphere,” said Stephane Detaille, International Sponsoring and Events Manager for Nespresso. “The passion, excellence and winning team spirit that define The Ryder Cup are values which are shared by Nespresso and therefore, provide the perfect platform for our partnership.”
“The Ryder Cup is one of world´s biggest sporting events with a proud history, unique team spirit and the fact that a player represents his continent and country, makes this event one of a kind”, said José María Olazábal. “I have been collaborating with Nespresso for many years now and know that it is a brand that is clearly driven by passion, and a commitment to excellence, and therefore I see the Ryder Cup partnership in Gleneagles as a perfect match.”
Together with José María Olazábal, Nespresso will bring unique golfing and coffee experiences to The 2014 Ryder Cup through a series of events hosted by Olazábal and Nespresso, both prior to The Ryder Cup and during the week itself.
From left to right: José María Olazábal, Stephane Detaille
and Richard Hills
Richard Hills, European Ryder Cup Director, said: “Nespresso has shown its dedication to the game of golf for more than two decades. In addition to The Ryder Cup, Nespresso has a rich history with other major golfing events on The European Tour such as the BMW PGA Championship, the BMW International Open, the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and many more. Their continued commitment is greatly appreciated”.
For three days in September 2014, Nespresso will provide an estimated 500,000 Grand Cru coffees to players and guests.