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New Sponsors For MSG Tennis Event Include A-B, EleVen By Venus

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 01 / 17

The BNP Paribas Showdown, an annual tennis exhibition at MSG, today will announce several new partners for the event’s 10th iteration, set for this coming Monday. Coming on board this year are Anheuser-Busch, EleVen by Venus, limo service Red Oak Transportation, designer brand Vince Camuto and...

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