The 2016 MLB season has come to end and with it came the retirement of one of the most beloved and iconic players of the 21st century. David (Big Papi) Ortiz . Seen as the greatest player to wear a Rex Sox uniform, the legacy of Big Papi will endure forever. He has a bridge and a road named after him in Boston and the Red Sox did not wait till he made the Hall of Fame to retire his number “34”.
Now that David has officially retired, he has embarked on a nationwide tour promoting his Big Papi cigar, the review of which we did last month. The first Big Papi cigar event was held in New York City on November 3rd.
The press release from El Artista Cigars, the manufacturer of the Big Papi follows below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
DAVID ORTIZ MAKES HIS FIRST “BIG PAPI” CIGAR EVENT APPEARANCE
(New York City) – El Artista Cigars hosted the first event featuring David “Big Papi” Ortiz at Central Bar & Lounge in New York City on November 3, 2016. Over 200 were in attendance including pitcher Cici Sabathia, premium cigar shop owners from all over the country, as well as fans, friends, and family of David Ortiz and El Artista. “This is a celebration to recognize the hard work everyone has put into the launch of this new line,” says Radhames Rodriguez, President of El Artista Cigars, “and we are very happy to see everyone enjoying the cigar.”
David Ortiz was the star of the party. He signed cigar boxes and hats and took photos with partygoers. Jonas Santana, Marketing Manager for El Artista Cigars states, “David will be at several events in the US in 2017, this is just the first of many to come.” El Artista expects Mr. Ortiz will make appearances in California, New York, New Hampshire, Florida, Dominican Republic, and elsewhere before IPCPR 2017. According to El Artista management, “David is all in for Big Papi events and he is committed to the brand 100%; expect big things from Big Papi in 2017.”
El Artista will hold a series of in-store tastings as well as meet & greet events featuring David Ortiz in 2017. The schedule will be posted on the El Artista website: http://elartistacigars.com/
ABOUT EL ARTISTA CIGARS
Tabacalera El Artista S.R.L. started operations in Tamboril, Dominican Republic in 1956. Today TEA is one of the nation’s largest producers of premium cigars. TEA produces millions of cigars each year and distributes throughout Europe, Canada, United States, and Asia. Additionally, TEA manages farms in the Caribbean and South America where it grows premium tobacco leaf which it utilizes in its proprietary blends as well as sells to top cigar manufacturers in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Dominican Republic.
ABOUT SILVERLEAF STRATEGIES
SilverLeaf Strategies (fmrly Misfits Marketing) is the Public Relations Agency of Record for El Artista and Tobacco & Cigar Distribution Corp.
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