Starting with Spice Adams, Former Defensive Tackle for The Bears, Mecole Hardman, Wide Receiver and Return Specialist for the Kansas City Chiefs and Henry Ruggs, Football wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders

NEW YORK – (October 14, 2021) – Team Whistle, the global sports media and entertainment company today announced they will be partnering with State Farm, for a football focused season of ‘Put You On: Surprisingly Great Spots’ Premiering on Thursday, October 14 on Whistle’s YouTube page and across their other social platforms.Put You On: Surprisingly Great Spots’plays on the State Farm tagline, 'Surprisingly Great Rates'' to follow athletes and entertainers to their respective hometowns as they take us to their favorite local spots and activities.

“’Put You On: Surprisingly Great Spots’ is all about sharing locations and activities we otherwise wouldn’t think or know about if not for this great video series,” said Alyson Griffin, who heads marketing work at State Farm, the country’s largest P&C insurer. “At State Farm, we’re all about helping people see we have surprisingly great insurance rates to fit any budget. This digital series seems like a great opportunity for us to work with Whistle Sports and together share more surprisingly great opportunities and moments with viewers.”

Spice Adams began his tenure in Chicago over a decade ago. Since his time with the Bears and the years since, Spice has been developing relationships with local businesses and the people who run them. In the first episode, Spice takes us to his favorite places around the greater Chicagoland area. These are the spots that solidified his connection to the neighborhood and inspired him to begin a second career in comedy. Our second episode will feature Mercole Hardman, as he takes us through Kansas City's best offerings. Our third episode will feature Henry Ruggs, Football wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders as he shows us Vegas like we’ve never seen.

“Whistle is thrilled to be teaming up with State Farm again for a new exciting season of “Put You On: Surprisingly Great Spots” focused on football players, said Dustin Fleischman, SVP of Brand Partnerships at Team Whistle. “Their light-hearted messaging and desire to be accessible made them a perfect partner for our audience and relatable content.”

About Team Whistle:

Team Whistle is a sports and entertainment media company built to engage and activate today’s fans worldwide through positive and relatable content, wherever and however they want it. Team Whistle is a pioneer in the data-driven creation and distribution of positive and relatable content in sports and entertainment for young audiences globally. Team Whistle's proven portfolio of unscripted, scripted and interactive shows are available across its expansive social and AVOD media distribution network. The company's video content IP and audience combined with its powerful analytical, production and commercial capabilities serve to help brands, distributors, talent, sports leagues and media companies activate and engage consumers across the content ecosystem.

About State Farm®:

The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. Its 19,300 agents and nearly 55,000 employees serve approximately 86 million policies and accounts – which includes auto, fire, life, health, commercial policies and financial services accounts. Commercial auto insurance, along with coverage for renters, business owners, boats and motorcycles, is available. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 39 on the 2021 Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit http://www.statefarm.com.



Stacey Richman