GoPro Signs as Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships August 5-7 in NYC; AIG, EMC {code}, EY Sign as Major Partners

LOS ANGELES, July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Drone Sports Association (DSA), the leading global drone racing and drone sports entertainment company, announced today that the highly anticipated 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships “Drone Nationals” will be presented by GoPro, AIG, EMC {code}, and EY have also signed on as major partners for the marquee event August 5-7, on Governors Island, New York.

With drone racing’s increase in popularity, the 2016 National Drone Racing Championships Presented by GoPro (crowning the coveted title of fastest drone pilot in the United States) will be the first ever drone racing event covered by ESPN.

“This is a big step forward for DSA and drone racing as a sport,” says Dr. Scot Refsland, Chairman of the DSA. He continues, “To have major brands like GoPro, AIG, EMC {code}, and EY follow ESPN and become our partners is an incredible testament to the immense growth of drone racing.”

“As one of the first insurers approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate drones for risk assessment and management, AIG is proud to be the official insurance partner for this event,” says Jeremy Johnson, president U.S. commercial insurance at AIG. “Drones have the capability to transform the way industries operate and serve their clients. We’re excited to further support the acceptance and use of this innovative technology.”

The 2016 National Drone Racing Championships Presented by GoPro and the 2016 World Drone Racing Championships in October will be streamed live on ESPN3 and, following each event, will be televised as a one hour special on an ESPN network.

The DSA invites everyone to attend the 2016 National Drone Racing Championships Presented by GoPro on Governors Island as it will have an incredibly enjoyable summer festival atmosphere that racing fans appreciate—exciting drone racing, family entertainment, state-of-the-art technology, food, drinks, music, and plenty of drone sponsors. General admission is free.

The DSA (formerly RotorSports) was established to govern drone racing, freestyle, and new, emerging drone sports. The DSA is led by Chairman Dr. Scot Refsland (RotorSports Founder), CEO Sahand Barati (previously of the IDRA), and EVP of Sales & Marketing Jeff LaClaire (former NASCAR Marketing executive).

For more information on DSA, attending the 2016 National Drone Racing Championships Presented by GoPro, sponsors, or qualifying, please visit the website at:
http://dronenationals.com

Or the Drone Sports Association website:
http://.dronesportsassociation.com

Available Photos Credit DSA Here

About DSA
The Drone Sports Association (DSA)(formerly RotorSports) is the preeminent, global drone racing and drone sports entertainment company. The DSA was established to govern drone racing, freestyle, and new, emerging drone sports. With over 35 participating countries competing in DSA qualifier events, DSA will produce the 2016 U.S. National Drone Racing Championships Presented by GoPro and inaugural 2016 World Drone Racing Championships, officially crowning the first world champion.
www.dronesportsassociation.com

About GoPro, Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) 
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people visually capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in their sport, GoPro has become a standard for how people capture themselves engaged in their interests, whatever they may be. From extreme to mainstream, professional to consumer, GoPro enables the world to capture and share its passion in the form of immersive and engaging content.

About AIG
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today we provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, mortgage insurance and other financial services to customers in more than 100 countries and jurisdictions. Our diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Additional information about AIG’s unmanned aircraft solutions can be found at: http://www.aig.com/business/insurance/specialty/unmanned-aircraft-solutions  

SOURCE Drone Sports Association

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