Croakies® Elevates to Entertainment Sponsor and Exclusive Eyewear Retainer for the 2018 Quicksilver Waterman Carolina Cup Presented by Surftech

Croakies Announced as 2018 Entertainment Sponsor for World's Largest Paddle Festival
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PLAINVILLE, Mass. - March 15, 2018


Croakies, manufacturer of industry-leading outdoor retention products, is pleased to announce it has expanded on its 2017 “Exclusive Eyewear Retainer” designation, by adding Official Entertainment Sponsor for the 2018 Quicksilver Waterman Carolina Cup Presented by Surftech (April 18-22 in Wrightsville Beach, N.C..).

2018 marks Croakies’ second consecutive year as a sponsor of the event, the world’s largest paddle festival. As Entertainment Sponsor, Croakies adds an investment in enriching the full event experience for all Carolina Cup competitors and spectators, bringing a focus on family-friendly entertainment to coincide with the race-day events. Live entertainment runs from 12- 4pm on the main lawn on Saturday, April 21. The Croakies van will also make an appearance, offering a game of Cornhole and a chance to win some great new Croakies gear for anyone taking a break from the racing action or post-race festivities.

As Exclusive Eyewear Retainer for the Quicksilver Waterman Carolina Cup, Croakies will again provide all event competitors and VIP’s with custom Carolina Cup-branded Croakies, to save their shades while out on the water.

To learn more about Croakies’ latest collection of eyewear retainers and outdoor lifestyle accessories, and to stay up to date on upcoming events and promotions, please visit

About Croakies

Often imitated but never duplicated, the original Croakies were invented in 1977 by a local ski patrolman from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming. Today, Croakies is still proudly headquartered in the mountains of the American West, with most of its production in Bozeman, Montana. With Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as a backyard, the brand’s inspiration remains unchanged: to create best-in-class retention products that inspire everyday adventure and provide comfort, style, durability, and functionality to active people of all ages. For more information about Croakies and its latest product line, please visit or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using @croakies. Croakies is part of the Hilco Vision portfolio of brands.

About the Quicksilver Waterman Carolina Cup Presented by Surftech

Organized by the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club and sanctioned by the World Paddle Association, the Quicksilver Waterman Carolina Cup presented by Surftech is one of the largest and most prestigious paddle events in the world. Each year Carolina Cup attracts top professional paddlers from around the world, as well as amateur and elite racers from practically every state in the USA. Competitors include Olympians, world-record holders, champions, professionals, amateurs, and first-time paddlers. Almost 1,000 people participated in the 2017 races and clinics at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. The 2018 itinerary, April 18-22, will include the renowned Graveyard Race, a demanding and grueling 13.2-mile ocean and flatwater race; the Money Island 6.5-mile Open Race; the Harbor Island 3.5-mile Recreational Race; a very popular Kids Race for children 7 to 14; an OC Race; as well as a Corporate Cup, Trade Show, Expo, and board demos. To register,


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Chris McCullough

Director, Consumer Brands Hilco Vision Outdoor

(206) 450-7028