West Fargo, North Dakota-based Bobcat Company on Monday announced that it has activated its first-ever endorsement deal with a pro athlete.
Bobcat Company and NFL quarterback Carson Wentz have signed a three-year agreement.
“We are excited to have such an accomplished and principled athlete, who shares a deep connection to North Dakota representing our brand,” said Mike Ballweber, president of Doosan Bobcat North America. “Carson demonstrates perseverance, grit and a tireless work ethic both on and off the field, which truly embodies Bobcat’s standards of performance and toughness.”
Raised in Bismarck, North Dakota, Wentz developed into one of the most successful athletes in the state’s history. A star quarterback at North Dakota State University, Wentz has experienced considerable professional success since being drafted in the first round (second overall) by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2016. Wentz has thrown for more than 13,000 yards and 92 touchdowns since his 2016 debut.
“I wanted to partner with Bobcat knowing their values and being a North Dakota-based company,” said Wentz. “They are the most trusted brand in the industry, and they understand who I am as a person and the values I have. Partnering with Bobcat was definitely a no-brainer for me.”
Wentz enjoys an outdoor lifestyle on his personal properties. As part of the partnership, Wentz will receive a variety of compact equipment, including a Bobcat compact tractor CT2035 and attachments and implements to use on his land. Wentz plans to use Bobcat equipment to help with clearing vegetation, pushing snow, land grading and moving dirt and rock on his properties.
“I love being outdoors and being on my land with friends and family,” said Wentz. “And now, I love the fact that I’ve got Bobcat equipment to help me maintain this property so we can continue to enjoy it for generations to come. I’m excited to get out and start putting this equipment to work and to enter into a partnership with Bobcat.”
Wentz will be featured prominently within marketing efforts for Bobcat, including advertising, dealership signage and the company’s digital and social media platforms. He will make appearances on behalf of the company as well.
“With his unique combination of character, leadership and determination, we are excited to support Carson with Bobcat equipment to empower him to do more in his time off the field,” said Laura Ness Owens, vice president of marketing, communication and public affairs at Doosan Bobcat North America. “As a homeowner with acreage who enjoys working the land, he is an ideal ambassador for Bobcat’s compact tractors and equipment.”