Gold medal skier Julia Mancuso has teamed up with ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water, joining Team ZICO–a collection of both amateur and pro athletes who represent the active lifestyle ZICO stands for. The partnership is a natural fit, given ZICO’s status as the Official Coconut Water of the Olympic Games. Mancuso will represent ZICO as a brand ambassador, and enjoy ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water as the official beverage fueling her Olympic training.
As Brand Ambassador, Julia features in advertisements and promotions throughout 2013 and 2014, as well as creating a behind-the-scenes video on her preparation for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
She says, ‘I’ve enjoyed ZICO for years, both as a delicious, refreshing beverage and as a tool to keep myself hydrated before, during and after grueling ski runs and training sessions. So for me to get involved with the company just feels natural; I can recommend the product because I love it.’
“We’re thrilled to have an athlete and competitor of Julia’s stature join us as a brand ambassador, particularly because she’s a great embodiment of what ZICO is all about – pushing yourself to bring out the best inside of you,” added CEO and founder of ZICO Beverages LLC., Mark Rampolla. “When we found out that she’s a fan of the brand, it was a no-brainer to work together.”
Founded in 2004 by Mark Rampolla , ZICO Beverages, LLC (pronounced Zee-co) is the maker of ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water. With five electrolytes and as much potassium as a banana, ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water is full of natural Oomph—and it’s all from coconuts. And because ZICO is the only major brand of pure premium coconut water available in both a tetra carton and a re-sealable, recyclable, on-the-go HDPE bottle, it truly is the ultimate hydration drink.
Julia Mancuso was the gold medalist in the giant slalom at the 2006 Winter Olympics and the silver medalist in both downhill and combined at the 2010 Winter Olympics. She has also won five medals (two silver and three bronze) at the World Championships and seven races in regular World Cup competition. Her three Olympic medals are the most ever for a female American alpine skier.