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Sponsorship briefs

SAS names golf tourney

Software maker SAS Institute has signed on as title sponsor of the Raleigh-area Buy.com golf classic. Terms of the three-year deal were not released.

PowerBar to sponsor ride

PowerBar Inc. will sponsor the sixth annual Ride for the Roses Weekend, the Lance Armstrong Foundation's largest fund-raising event of the year. PowerBar said it has contributed more than $40,000 in cash and products to the foundation and the event.

K.C. event loses sponsor

TD Waterhouse, sponsor of the Senior Tour PGA event in Kansas City, won't renew its contract beyond this year, when the tournament will take place May 6-12. The cost to become a title sponsor ranges from $1.5 million to $2.5 million.

Phillies sign official bank

Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania reached a two-year corporate partnership agreement to serve as the official bank of the Philadelphia Phillies. Financial terms of the partnership were not disclosed.

Florida tourney hunts for name

The International Tennis Championships Tournament in Delray Beach, Fla., will begin meeting with potential title sponsors in two weeks, according to a Miami Herald report. Citrix Systems opted not to renew this fall, and the event went on without a title sponsor.

Bombardier in at Indy

Civil-aircraft manufacturer Bombardier signed a deal with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Indy Racing League that includes naming rights to the Speedway's Pagoda control tower. The five-year, multimillion-dollar agreement also makes Bombardier sponsor of the $50,000 Indy Racing League Rookie of the Year Award.

CFL splashes on Aqua Velva

The Canadian Football League signed Aqua Velva as the official aftershave of the league.

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