Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 10, 2023)—USA Ultimate, the national governing body (NGB) for the sport of ultimate in the United States, and Thorne HealthTech, Inc. (“Thorne HealthTech” or “Thorne”) (NASDAQ: THRN), a leader in developing innovative solutions for a personalized approach to health and wellness, announced today a three-year partnership naming Thorne as USA Ultimate’s Official Performance Nutrition Partner.
As part of the NGB partnership, Thorne will supply the U.S. National Team with the highest quality, NSF-Certified for Sport® nutritional supplements and provide the ultimate community – including USA Ultimate’s 60,000+ members – with an exclusive discount on Thorne’s safe and effective products via a dedicated USA Ultimate storefront.
“We are extremely excited to welcome our new partner to the ultimate family,” commented Tom Crawford, CEO of USA Ultimate. “Thorne has a strong and impeccable reputation as a science-driven wellness company with a history of supporting world-class professional and Olympic athletes across a wide spectrum of sports. With ultimate being a highly competitive sport that often utilizes a grueling multi-game tournament format, nutrition plays a critical role in players’ preparation, performance, and recovery. Thorne provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to offer our athletes a safe and effective way to support their performance with nutritional supplements.”
“Our partnership with USA Ultimate continues to showcase the importance of performance nutrition and integrating high-quality supplements into an athlete’s health and wellness regimen,” said Paul Jacobson, CEO of Thorne HealthTech. “We look forward to providing USA Ultimate athletes and members with efficacious products, solutions, and resources to optimize peak performance.”
The NSF Certified for Sport® program provides the highest possible level of safety and testing to ensure products do not contain contaminants, banned substances, or masking agents and is the only independent, third-party certification program recognized by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and recommended by most major professional sports leagues. Thorne’s production facility is NSF Certified and manufactures 28 Certified for Sport® products, giving athletes complete confidence in Thorne.
About USA Ultimate
USA Ultimate is the National Governing Body for the sport of ultimate in the United States and proud member of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. USA Ultimate is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit membership organization with its national headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo. Founded in 1979 as the Ultimate Players Association, USA Ultimate is the largest flying disc organization in the world with more than 60,000 members, including athletes, coaches, observers and league and event organizers. USA Ultimate organizes the entire spectrum of competitive ultimate in the U.S., including national championships for youth, college, elite and masters divisions, as well as the Triple Crown Tour – the highest level of competitive ultimate for men’s, mixed and women’s divisions. As one of 105 member nations of the World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF), USA Ultimate is also responsible for the selection of U.S. National Teams for all major international events, including junior, U-24, elite and masters world championships and the quadrennial World Games.
About Thorne HealthTech:
Thorne HealthTech is a leader in developing innovative solutions for delivering personalized approaches to health and wellness. As a science-driven wellness company that empowers individuals with the support, education, and solutions they need to achieve healthy aging – living healthier longer – Thorne utilizes testing and data to create improved product efficacy and to deliver personalized solutions to consumers, health professionals, and corporations. Predicated on the power of the individual, Thorne leverages artificial intelligence models to provide insights and personalized data, products, and services that help individuals take a proactive and actionable approach to improve and maintain their health over a lifetime. Thorne is the only supplement manufacturer that collaborates with Mayo Clinic on health and wellness research and content, and is trusted by more than five million customers, 46,000+ health-care professionals, thousands of professional athletes, and more than 100 professional sports teams and U.S. National Teams. For more information, visit Thorne.com.