XY Announces Top Sports Professionals as 2019 Brand Ambassadors

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/BrandAmbassadors?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#BrandAmbassadorslt;/agt;–XYO,
the technology bringing blockchain to the real world, continues to build
out its Brand Ambassador program, drawing top athletic talent from many
different backgrounds and sports. XY – The Persistent Company, and the
XYO brand are committed to aligning with leading athletes who reflect
the company’s focus on authenticity, innovation and overall persistence
in their careers and rise to the top of their respective sports.

We’re proud to announce the 2019 Brand Ambassadors for XY – Persistent
Company and for XYO, as the following professional athletes, each
bringing a unique background and vibe to the XYO community:

Jeromy became a
professional skateboarder in 2016 at age 19. He has invented and
popularized tricks in skateboarding including the popular “Gainer
Caveman,” and is well-known for his unique style and trick selection. In
late 2018, Jeromy became one of only 18 people to successfully roll away
from Tony Hawk’s “Loop of Death.” Additional sponsors include Triple 8
Helmets, Earth Skateboards, 187 Killer pads, Speedlab Wheels, and adidas.

Justin turned pro in 2012 and has
since racked up multiple supercross first and second-place standings in
events nationwide, including the 2014 East Coast 250 Supercross
Championship. In 2017 the momentum continued and among other
accomplishments, Justin captured the overall win at the Budds Creek
Motocross, which helped him secure sixth place overall in the final
championship standings. Bogle has earned multiple regional and national
titles for both indoor and outdoor events. This year, Bogle is expected
to become a consistent presence inside the top five during Supercross
and Motocross races nationally.

Corinne Quiggle grew up in
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. After graduating early from high school,
Corinne moved to California to pursue her beach volleyball career. At
17, Corinne began her collegiate career at Pepperdine University where
she quickly made an impact, earning WCC Player of the Year honors and
becoming a two-time All-American. Later, she established herself on the
AVP and FIVB tours with a career-best third place finish overseas and
fifth place at the AVP Manhattan Beach Open and P1440 Huntington. When
not in training, Corinne enjoys surfing, traveling and playing the
ukulele and piano.

Collette Davis is a
professional racecar driver, stunt driver, entrepreneur and national TV
Host. She attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for Mechanical
Engineering, then moved to Silicon Valley at 18 to be mentored by
legendary VC Tim Draper at Draper University. With numerous wins under
her belt across multiple forms of racing, she’s now competing in sports
cars, drifting competitions, drives the 6-ton Wonder Woman Monster Jam
truck, and is the popular face of KIA’s automotive campaign in which she
is featured jumping a 2019 KIA Forte. Combining her love for STEM and a
fearless personality, Collette works to popularize STEM for the masses
while sharing her story to encourage female empowerment in
male-dominated industries.

With a family steeped in motor
sport success, Jagger Jones is articulate, talented, ambitious and
represents the next generation of up and coming champions. Jagger is
known for his fierce focus, racing intelligence and smooth driving
skills, often enabling him to successfully compete against racers with
many more years of racing experience. With multiple national and
international competitions under his belt, Jagger looks to maintain the
now 68-year-strong Jones family history of championships.

JR Hildebrand, hailed as
the most talented young American driver in open-wheel racing, deferred
an opportunity to attend the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of
Technology (MIT) to pursue a career in motorsports, and since graduating
from high school as a National Merit Scholar, he skyrocketed up the
open-wheel racing ladder. JR works with MIT on a STEM-based curriculum
for 9th – 12th graders, and serves as Adjunct Lecturer with the REVS
at Stanford University. With a years-long series of on-track
wins, podium placements and records, and his unparalleled support for
STEM education and automobile innovation, JR’s story and background are

Kaili Shafer is a
world-class halfpipe Snowboarder, currently ranked 13th in the United
States for Women’s Halfpipe. The 18 year-old has a years-long series of
halfpipe, slopestyle and rail jam wins and top ranking places, and is
the 2017 USASA Junior Women’s National Halfpipe Champion. She is
currently participating in the Toyota U.S. Revolution Tour, where she
took second place in Copper Mountain, Colorado on February 14th, and
looks forward to the next tour stop at Mammoth Mountain, CA, in March.

Michael is a former NFL star
quarterback and four-time former NFL Pro Bowler, with a distinguished
career before retiring from the NFL after the 2016 season as the
league’s all-time quarterback rushing leader. Vick currently works as a
studio analyst for FOX NFL KICKOFF and FS1 Studio shows. Off the field,
Michael is involved in community initiatives to provide opportunities
that effectively lead efforts for positive social change for youth.

“These Brand Ambassadors are top achievers in their sports for a variety
of reasons, and they all have unwavering persistence and a track record
of success — traits we highly value as an organization,” said Scott
Scheper, Co-Founder of XYO. “We’ve laid out an aggressive roadmap and
know challenges lie ahead. We’re going to meet them head on, and, like
our Brand Ambassadors, we’re committed to winning, and more importantly,
to creating something of value that endures. We’re proud to be aligned
with these Brand Ambassadors in 2019.”

About XYO

XYO is an effort to create a vast, geospatial, blockchain-powered
location network currently under development with the goal to provide
accurate, certainty-driven location data on everything from cars to
smartphones. By combining location beacons with IoT and mobile devices,
the XYO ecosystem plans to deliver the verified coordinates and data
needed to execute smart contracts, run smart cities, foster financial
transactions, and power a legion of location-centric applications. For
more information, please visit https://xyo.network.


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