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Courage Announce Merz Aesthetics as New Back of Jersey Sponsor

May 20, 2022 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - North Carolina Courage News Release

RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina Courage have partnered with Merz Aesthetics, the world's largest dedicated medical aesthetics business, the club announced today. Merz Aesthetics' logo will be featured on the lower back of NC Courage home and away jerseys through 2023.

Through the partnership, Merz Aesthetics aims to promote confidence, character and sportsmanship among NC Courage fans and beyond through community events, player engagement, in-stadium signage and jersey branding rights.

"The Merz Aesthetics team exists to fuel confidence, and there is no better representation of that than the dedication and perseverance of athletes who compete at this elite level," said Patrick Urban, President, Merz Aesthetics North America. "This partnership is really about the limitless possibilities that open to each of us wherever and whenever confidence meets courage."

The partnership kicks off on May 22 at WakeMed Soccer Park, where the NC Courage take on the San Diego Wave FC wearing Merz Aesthetics-sponsored jerseys. Through the Merz Aesthetics-NC Courage partnership, fans will have access to interviews with NC Courage players exclusively available on NC Courage and Merz Aesthetics social channels throughout the season. Merz Aesthetics will also host soccer clinics in Raleigh throughout the summer in partnership with the Bucy Foundation, a non-profit focused on making unstructured sports more accessible to young North Carolinians.

Based in Raleigh, N.C., Merz Aesthetics North America is a leading global aesthetics business, is certified as a U.S. Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute and was recognized as the #1 Healthiest Employer of the Triangle by Healthiest Employers®. Merz Aesthetics' award-winning portfolio of injectables, devices and skincare products help health care professionals fuel confidence through aesthetic medicine.

"Confidence meets Courage where aesthetics meets athletics," said Francie Gottsegen, NC Courage Club President. "We are honored to partner with Raleigh-based Merz Aesthetics and to celebrate their brand through our players, who consistently demonstrate the beauty of determination, poise and self-assurance."

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The Courage host the San Diego Wave this Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. ET at WakeMed Soccer Park. A spokesperson from Merz Aesthetics will be available at the match for interviews. Please send any media requests to Megan O'Keefe (

Tickets to Sunday's match can be purchased here. The match will also air live on Paramount+, Twitch (Internationally) and FOX50 (locally).

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