Gold Medal Gymnast Aly Raisman Scores First Sponsorship Deal

Gold-medal gymnast Aly Raisman was one of our faves to watch during the Olympics so was happy to read she signed her first major endorsement deal since returning from the London.

The Needham, Mass., native this week signed a one-year deal to endorse Poland Spring water. The gymnast and Maine-based beverages company announced the deal Monday outside Needham Town Hall, which sported a banner congratulating the 18-year-old for her medals.

The 18-year-old Raisman, who won two gold medals and a bronze, says the endorsement was an easy decision because Poland Spring has been an important part of her training regimen for years.

“I’ve been using Poland Spring water for so many years, so it’s an honor they’d want to work with me,” Raisman said at the event. “Plus they’re from New England, so it’s really exciting.”

Poland Spring officials say Raisman shares the company’s goal of being the very best.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Poland Spring is owned by Stamford, Conn.-based Nestle Waters North America.

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