Athletes & Sponsorships

Buff supports a number of athletes, teams, events and organizations that love our product and exhibit an elite level of performance. They span our diverse markets and are aligned with the current goals of our growing brand.

Interested in sponsorship? Download and complete our sponsorship request form. Please be aware that we receive a significant amount of sponsorship requests every day and it’s difficult to respond to each request.

Buff® On Location

Here are a few of the events the Buff, Inc. team will be attending this season. If you're in the area, stop by and say hello!

King Ridge GranFondo

Levi Leipheimer’s King Ridge GranFondo, Santa Rosa, CA - October 5, 2013

Dew Tour

Dew Tour Mountain Championships, 2014


Bassmaster Classic Expo, Birmingham, AL - February 21-23, 2014


Buff® Ambassadors

Below are a few of the athletes currently wearing our gear and some TV shows on which Buff® headwear is featured.

Bassmaster Crew

You couldn’t do the “Super Bowl of Bass Fishing” without Buff® gear. Buff Inc. will be on hand (again) at the BassMaster Classic in Alabama this February with plenty of gloves and headwear designed for anglers. Come visit the Buff® expo booth to check out our newest styles and cheer on our Buff® ambassadors as they compete to land the biggest bass.

Ott DeFoe Ott DeFoe

Buff® ambassador Ott DeFoe was named Rookie of the Year for the 2011 Bassmaster Elite Series and later won the Bassmaster Toyota Tundra All-Star event. He’ll be relying on the Glacier Blue Buff® Sport Series Water Gloves to help him haul in the big fish.

Brandon Card Brandon Card

A recent collegiate player turned pro, Brandon Card won the 2012 Bassmaster Rookie of the Year Award. We’re excited to see what this up and coming angler will accomplish while representing the Buff® brand.

Mark Menendez Mark Menendez

Because his doctor has told him not to fish without head protection, Mark Menendez says, “A Buff® is my most important piece of equipment next to my boat.” This veteran angler with more than $1 million in career winnings will also serve as a Buff® ambassador for the 2013 Bassmaster Classic.

Buff® Freeskiing Crew

Tanner Hall Tanner Hall

Tanner Hall first broke onto the ski scene in 1999 as a 16-year old at the US Open of Freeskiing. Since then, his dominant resume includes numerous half pipe wins, including three X Games gold from 2006-2008 and a trio of Dew Tour wins in 2009.

Keri Herman Keri Herman

Keri Herman caught the skiing bug later in life. A former competitive ice hockey player she hit her first rail at the ripe age of 21. Since her debut in 2010 this Minnesota native has racked up four silver medals at the Winter X Games. In 2011, her impressive season included silver medals at the two biggest events in freeskiing: Winter X and Winter X Europe.

Nick Martini Nick Martini

Nick Martini grew up as a racer, and has used his technical expertise in film making to become one of the sport’s pre-eminent high fliers. Founder and crewmember of Stept Productions with his brother Alex, Martini is known for creativity and commitment to progression.

The Gold Rusch Tour

Rebecca Rusch

Hosted by Rebecca Rusch, the seven-stop Gold Rusch Tour aims to help women cyclists of all abilities take their riding to the next level. “Reba” and other female pros will be on hand to offer tips, show off new gear, and hand out custom UV Half Buff® headwear designed especially for the event. One of the most winning endurance athletes in the world, Rebecca Rusch is the current World Champion for Master’s XC mountain biking, the 2011 National XC single-speed champion, and a four-time winner of the Leadville Trail 100.

Fly Fishing The World

Conway Bowman

Follow the adventures of Conway Bowman as he circles the globes in search of the stories, legends and, of course, big fish. Known for landing 200-pound mako sharks from a paddleboard, Conway is a pioneering fly fisherman with a passion for his sport. Tune in to The Sportsman Channel to see Bowman in action, frequently wearing Buff® headwear for protection from the elements.

The Fowl Life

Chad Belding

Hosted by celebrated hunting personality Chad Belding, The Fowl Life airs on The Sportsman Channel and WILD TV Hunting & Fishing Network. Each episode offers heart-pounding action, as Belding, Team Maniac members, and other friends chase waterfowl and predators in areas all over North America. In addition, they offer in-depth instruction for both beginner and advanced sportsmen. The Fowl Life brings you great puddle duck, diver duck, goose, and predator action, and Buff® headwear goes along for the adventure.

Team Ocean Kayak

Team Ocean Kayak

Since 2010, Buff has proudly sponsored this six-member kayak fishing team lead by Captain Fil Spencer, also known as Fishman. A dominant force in competitive kayak fishing, Team Ocean Kayak has been named “Team of the Year” at some of the most prestigious fishing tournaments in the world, including the Texas Kayak Series and the Shimano Extreme Fishing National. They frequently appear at seminars, safety and instructional classes, and promotional events, where they hand out Custom Buff® headwear made for the team.

Reed "Sunshine" Gjonees

Reed Gjonees

We’re proud to sponsor Reed “Sunshine” Gjonnes in her quest to become the youngest person to hike the Triple Crown series: the Pacific Crest Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and the Appalachian Trail. Just thirteen years old, Sunshine has already completed the Pacific Crest and plans to finish the next two trails at her dad’s side. Along the way, they’re relying on Buff® headwear to protect them from the sun, wind, and cold weather.

Keely’s Ski Camp for Girls

Keely's Ski Camp

Founded in 2011 by former U.S. Ski team and World Cup athlete Keely Kelleher, Keely’s Ski Camp for Girls offers a unique opportunity for young women to ski with and be coached by the best female role models in the sport of skiing. With help from Buff Inc., they’re conquering the mountain one girl at a time.