GURU Organic Energy becomes the exclusive energy drink

  • GURU’s first major sports partnership focuses on bringing good energy through authentic engagement with its Canadian target audiences
  • CEBL Championship Weekendfrom August 10 to 14, presents the race for the CEBL Championship trophy plus a street festival, concerts, basketball events and community events
  • The weekend events also include numerous activation and media opportunities for GURU to build brand awareness in the Canadian market.

MONTREAL, Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GURU Organic Energy Corp. (TSX:GURU) (“GURU“or the”Company”), Canada’s leading organic energy drink brand, is pleased to announce its first sports partnership, as the exclusive energy drink partner for the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) Championship Weekend. The CEBL partnership includes a comprehensive media plan that includes broadcast branded ads and fun activation opportunities at weekend events.

The CEBL Championship Weekend is a five-day event taking place at various locations in Ottawa from August 10-14. -up top performers, basketball events and fun activities designed to engage the community. CEBL’s vision aligns with GURU’s own values ​​when it comes to strengthening relationships with local communities and supporting them through various initiatives. CEBL is more than basketball; it’s about community, art, music, lifestyle and more.

“We are thrilled to partner with the CEBL for this incredible event,” said Carl Goyette, President and CEO of GURU. “This first major sports partnership couldn’t have been a better fit for GURU. Basketball is considered the second fastest growing sport in the world and the most played or watched sport by our primary target consumers. Additionally, the CEBL is a uniquely Canadian entity with deeply rooted community values, which made it an obvious choice for our brand. This will be a great opportunity to bring our Good Energy to a growing number of Canadians who care about getting their energy from plant-based products filled with natural, energizing and functional ingredients.

“It’s always exciting to partner with Canadian brands, especially those that care about nature, health and wellness. CEBL and GURU Energy are aligned with this thinking and we look forward to unveiling this partnership in front of our fans in Ottawa for Championship weekend,” said Mike Morreale, CEBL Commissioner.

GURU CEO Carl Goyette will also be a panelist at the CEBL Commissioner’s Breakfast on August 12 at 8:00 a.m. ET, participating in a panel discussion on the sport of basketball in Canada.

About the CEBL
A league created by Canadians for Canadians, the CEBL is the largest professional basketball league in Canada. The league has the highest percentage of Canadian players of any professional league in the country, with 75% of its roster being Canadian. Players bring experience from the NBA, NBA G League, top international leagues, Canadian National Team program and top NCAA programs as well as U SPORTS. Canada Basketball’s only professional premier league partner, the CEBL season runs from May to August.

We are a nation of sports enthusiasts. It makes us proud and ultimately defines who we are. We bring together international professional basketball players with elite Canadian players to form a new league. It’s #OurGame.

About GURU Products
All GURU energy drinks are plant-based, rich in natural caffeine, with no artificial sweeteners, artificial colors or flavors, and no preservatives. Plus, all the drinks are organic, vegan, and gluten-free — and the best thing is they taste amazing.

About GURU
GURU Organic Energy Corp. (TSX: GURU) is a dynamic, fast-growing beverage company that started in 1999, when it launched the world’s first natural, plant-based energy drink. The Company markets organic energy drinks in Canada and the United States through an estimated distribution network of more than 25,000 outlets, as well as through and Amazon. GURU has built an inspiring brand with a clear list of organic, plant-based ingredients. Its drinks provide consumers with good energy that never comes at the expense of their health. The Company is committed to achieving its mission of cleaning up the energy drink industry in Canada and the United States. For more information, visit or follow us @guruenergydrink on Instagram and @guruenergy on Facebook.

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