Uncle Matt’s Sponsors Local Senior Citizen Basketball Team, Winner of the 2009 Summer National Senior Games

Uncle Matt’s Organic is pleased to announce that one of its sponsored organizations has put Clermont on the map... at least in the active senior world of sports! Local area Magic Seniors basketball team went all the way to first place in the 2009 Summer National Senior Games held at Stanford University in San Francisco during the first two weeks in August. The National Senior Games Association is a non-profit member of the United States Olympic Committee and the tournament is the fastest growing and largest multi-sport event in the world for seniors. The team took first place in the 80+ male basketball division.

Hugh Ressler, member of the team, noted “We played five games and won them all. We beat California in the semi-finals and Louisiana in the final game. All of the games were close.” Team members included John Read (Bellview), Norval Brown (Clermont), Ron Harp (Clermont), Bud Smith (St. Petersburg) and Hugh Ressler (Clermont). “We all feel a great sense of gratitude for the support we have received from Uncle Matt’s Organic to make this dream come true. Not to mention the vim and vigor that Uncle Matt’s Organic Orange Juice provides each day as a part of our healthy diet!” added Ressler.

According to Matt McLean, Founder and CEO, “We are so proud of our local Magic Senior basketball team for this major sports accomplishment. This sponsorship is part of our Project Sunshine program, where Uncle Matt’s Organic supports community based projects like Magic Seniors that make a difference in the quality of life for our families and the environment.”

Uncle Matt’s Organic offers premium quality organic juices and organic citrus produce. The company’s products have no synthetic additives or preservatives. To further assure high quality standards, the juice is certified Kosher and Pareve by Orthodox Union. Produce and finished products are produced under the strict regulation and guidelines of Quality Certification Services, the largest and most respected organic certifier in Florida. Products are available in health food stores and supermarkets around the country. The company is an active member of OTA and supports the Organic Farming Research Foundation. For more information, see www.unclematts.com.

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