(OMAHA, NE) – Superberries, a division of Westin Foods has inked a Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) deal with Omaha Westside’s all-around senior student-athlete, Kaitlyn Hanna. The deal between Hanna and Superberries marks a historic event as Kaitlyn is believed to be one of the first female high school student-athletes in Nebraska to cement a NIL deal with a major sponsor/company.
Kaitlyn’s deal consists of financial support, as well as business mentoring as she launches her newly founded company, TeeArt Creations. (www.TeeArtCreations.com) “I am beyond excited to work with Superberries. Everything they do as a company is top-notch and they truly understand the meaning of giving back to the community and growing a brand, especially Superberries. They have amazing business knowledge and I’m excited to learn from them as I pursue my education as a student-athlete and grow TeeArt Creations,” said Kaitlyn Hanna.
Hanna, a multi-sport athlete at Omaha Westside is best known as a two-time State Champion golfer who founded a golf camp specifically for young girls her freshman year. She holds ten school golf records and recorded the lowest girls golf score of any class in NSAA history with a 9 under par, 63. Kaitlyn has received countless academic and athletic awards during her time at Westside, most recently, she was awarded the Nebraska Golf Association Girls Player of the Year in 2021 and signed with the University of Iowa on a golf scholarship.
“Nebraska has always had an amazing group of student-athletes across the state. We are honored to connect our business with Kaitlyn. She aligns with everything we believe in at Westin," said Scott Carlson, CEO and Chairman. "She garners the respect of her teammates, competitors, teachers and coaches. Not only has Kaitlyn had success in junior golf, but she continues to lead by example on and off the course with her passion for giving back to younger generations by growing the game of golf through her golf camp. We are excited to brand our business with Kaitlyn as she continues her golf career at Iowa and builds TeeArt Creations. She is a great example to other young athletes in the region that hard work toward a passion, being respectful to others, and giving back to the community is invaluable and will not go unnoticed by local businesses and communities.”
With origins dating back to the late 1960s, Westin Foods has been involved in many segments of the food industry from product manufacturing to private label and brand promotion. Superberries, a division of Westin Foods, is a line of health and wellness products developed from the Aroniaberry. Known for its high antioxidant levels that assist our bodies in fighting the damage from free radicals, we offer Aroniaberry Concentrate, Gummy Chews and Frozen Aroniaberries. Westin’s other holdings include Westin Packaged Meats, Dominex Natural Foods, and Mr. Dell’s Hashbrowns.