Aly Raisman, the American-Jewish gymnast who won two gold medals at the London Olympics has become somewhat of a star in New England upon returning home. On Monday night she joined New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft in his personal suite to watch the Eagles and Patriots play an exhibition game, and now, Raisman has signed her first endorsement deal with a New England company.
Poland Spring, the company created in Maine which sources its water from the northern New England state, has signed a deal to be one of Raisman’s sponsors.
“Water is an important part of my daily life, and Poland Spring is the 100 percent natural spring water that I have used as part of my training, recovery and everyday life,” Raisman said in a statement. “I am proud to be supported by a spring water that comes from springs right here in New England.”
Raisman, who won over hearts and minds around the world when she paid tribute to the murdered Israeli athletes and coaches following one of her gold medal performances in London, also accepted an invitation from Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein to visit the Jewish state for the first time.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Aly back to Boston and to celebrate her accomplishments as a gymnast, an overall athlete and a role model,” said Seona Skwara, senior marketing manager of Poland Spring. “We share Aly’s passion to be the very best and are excited to work with her to inspire New Englanders on their own journey to betterment.”