Birmingham-based Shipt pledges support to international multi-sport event
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The World Games 2021 Birmingham today announced that Shipt, a membership-based online grocery marketplace, has joined Alabama Power, Protective Life and Regions Bank as a Foundation Partner of the Olympic-style event.
Highlighting the new partnership is The World Games 2021 Experience delivered by Shipt, an interactive mobile exhibit designed to spread awareness and generate excitement for The World Games 2021. The custom-designed Mercedes Sprinter Cargo Van and surrounding activation features a climbing wall, a sumo wrestling station, a powerlifting photo opportunity and an interactive trivia game with prizes.
“Birmingham is an integral part of the Shipt story, and we are thrilled that our home city will be featured on the world stage,” said Britney Summerville, Vice President of Community Engagement at Shipt. “We can’t wait to welcome the world to the Magic City in 2021.”
“We’re grateful for Shipt’s partnership and excited that, through their involvement, we’ll be able to deliver a taste of The World Games directly to the Birmingham community,” said DJ Mackovets, CEO of The World Games 2021 Birmingham. “The support we’ve received from our Foundation Partners, the City of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau and State of Alabama will allow us to create an incredible experience on behalf of the city we call home.”
The World Games 2021 Experience delivered by Shipt will make its official debut for an audience of more than 10,000 at the 15th Annual MortgageBanc Chili Cook-Off in Birmingham, Alabama, this weekend and will continue to make appearances across the region throughout 2019, 2020 and 2021. Fans can also request an appearance of The World Games 2021 Experience delivered by Shipt by visiting TheWorldGames2021.com/TWGExperience.
ABOUT THE WORLD GAMES 2021 BIRMINGHAM
The World Games 2021 Birmingham will be an extraordinary Olympic-style sports experience where elite athletes from all over the world compete for gold in 34 unique, multi-disciplinary sports. Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in more than 20 unique venues around the greater metropolitan area. The World Games 2021 Birmingham, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place from 15-25 July 2021 and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee. For more information visit theworldgames2021.com or find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Shipt is a membership-based online grocery marketplace delivering fresh foods and household essentials through a community of shoppers and a convenient app. Shipt offers quality, personalized grocery delivery to members for $99 per year, and is available to more than 80 million households in more than 250 markets across the country. Throughout 2019, Shipt will continue to expand on its nationwide presence by adding both additional Target stores and new retailer partners to its online marketplace. Shipt was founded in The Magic City, Birmingham, Alabama, and maintains offices in Birmingham and San Francisco. For more information, visit Shipt.com.