Merrell announced as Major Sponsor for 2022 Events

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Ledgestone TD Nate Heinold is happy to announce that Merrell has signed on as a major sponsor for all of the events the Ledgestone team is running in 2022: Ledgestone, Combined Worlds and DGLO. This announcement is the 11th and penultimate announcement in our series of announcements titled the Twelve Days of Ledgestone. Merrell has long been a target of Ledgestone TD Nate Heinold. “I first contacted Merrell back in 2015 and have been engaged with them off and on for many years. It is incredibly satisfying to get a deal inked and to help introduce Merrell into the sport of disc golf. I have used Merrell shoes my entire disc golf career and have hiked in ten different national parks with Merrell shoes, so I really believe in the product,” stated Heinold.

For over 40 years, Merrell has been the global leader in outdoor active footwear with a focus on merging performance, styling, and comfort to empower all people to confidently explore the outdoors. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Ledgestone to bring our outdoor heritage to disc golf. There are many synergies between disc golf and Merrell that made this partnership an easy choice for us,” says Ben Stark, Senior Brand Marketing Specialist at Merrell. “Merrell meets the unique footwear needs of disc golfers and we’re eager to get on the course to help athletes of all levels enjoy the sport and achieve their goals,” finished Stark. Check out this link for a full list of Merrell’s disc golf shoes. Use code BANGCHAINS for 20% off at Merrell’s site, with no exclusions. There is one use per email code, and the code is valid through 2/28/22.

Through the deal Merrell will be involved on the ground level at the events, with plans to have a physical presence at each event showcasing their product. Merrell will also get DGN advertising spots through the sponsorship arrangement, while Merrell will also be the “Official Shoe of the Ledgestone brand”, with all staff members being provided with Merrell Shoes at the event. Players at all three events will receive Merrell Shoes discount codes that can be used to purchase Merrell shoes at the company’s website. Our St Jude charity raffle will also see a few pairs of Merrell shoes being given away. “It is incredibly important for outside companies to get involved in the sport of disc golf, and for our players and fans to support those outside companies. We want to continue to see growth in our sport, and this deal with Merrell is another step forward with getting disc golf more into the mainstream,” finished Heinold.

The 12th Annual Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open will take place August 11th to the 14th in Central Illinois. Registration will take place exclusively at Disc Golf Scene and will open in early 2022. Registration for AM players and age protected professionals will take place here and registration for the DGPT event will take place here.

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Ricky Wysocki


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Previous Champions
  • 2021: C Heimburg/R Wysocki, Paige Pierce
  • 2020: Catrina Allen, Ricky Wysocki
  • 2019: Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce
  • 2018: Nate Sexton, Jessica Weese
  • 2017: Josh Anthon, Valarie Jenkins
  • 2016: Catrina Allen, Paul McBeth
  • 2015: Catrina Allen, Simon Lizotte
  • 2014: Catrina Allen, Nikko Locastro
  • 2013: Catrina Allen, Devan Owens
  • 2012: Sarah Hokom, Nikko Locastro
  • 2011: Al Hermosillo
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