As the eyes of the sports world focus on Beijing for the start of the winter games, Dolphin Entertainment (NASDAQ: DLPN) announced today the upcoming availability of a new NFT digital collectible program that artfully brings together the worlds of comic book heroes and groundbreaking athletes. The drop is themed Winter Sports Champions and features a combination of legends and current winter athletes, including many current competitors in the February games along with skating legend Nancy Kerrigan.
The Winter Sports Champions collection will be released in partnership with FTX.US, allowing fans to purchase the NFTs with credit and debit cards as well as cryptocurrency. Future NFT collections featuring different groups of athletes in superhero form will be released in the coming months.
Winter Sports Champions will be sold in packs and made available on DolphinNFTs.com beginning on February 4. Each fierce athlete in the collection will be imagined as a bold adventure comic book hero by former senior Marvel Studio visual artist Anthony Francisco and his team of creatives at Dolphin Entertainment, with animation created by Dolphin subsidiary Viewpoint Creative.
The athletes featured in this collection are (alphabetically):
- Kendall Coyne Schofield – American ice hockey player
- Red Gerard – American snowboarder
- Lindsey Jacobellis – American snowboarder
- Gus Kenworthy – British-American freestyle skier
- Nancy Kerrigan – American figure skater
- Hilary Knight – American ice hockey player
- Joey Mantia – American speed skater
- Chris Mazdzer – American luge
- Tina Maze – Slovenian Alpine skier
- John Shuster – American curler
“Two of the biggest pop culture events of early 2022 are the expansion of NFTs to mainstream audiences and the upcoming winter games,” said Bill O’Dowd, CEO of Dolphin Entertainment. “Anthony Francisco and his team of visionaries at Dolphin had a blast transforming this awesome roster of winter sports champions into comic book heroes, creating the opportunity to own a truly rare piece of art whether you are a sports fan or an expert NFT enthusiast.”
Winter Sports Champions Collectibles will be sold in packs and assigned a level of rarity (Common, Bronze, Silver, Gold) based on how many NFTs of each athlete will be made available and the design attributes of the collectible.
Along with collecting their favorite athletes and building their super team of Winter Sports Champions, NFT holders will be able to unlock rare, digital items and real-life rewards such as an actual luge ride or a signed piece of pro sports gear hand-picked by the athletes themselves.
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About Dolphin Entertainment
Dolphin Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment marketing and production company. Through our subsidiaries 42West, The Door, Shore Fire Media and B/HI (a division of 42West), we provide expert strategic marketing and publicity services to many of the top brands, both individual and corporate, in the film, television, music, gaming, and hospitality industries. All three PR firms were ranked among the most recent Observer’s “Power 50” PR Firms in the United States, an unprecedented achievement. Viewpoint Creative and Be Social complement their efforts with full-service creative branding and production capabilities as well as social media and influencer marketing services. Dolphin’s legacy content production business, founded by Emmy-nominated CEO Bill O’Dowd, has produced multiple feature films and award-winning digital series. Dolphin’s Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) division is dedicated to designing, producing, distributing, and promoting NFTs for itself and its clients within the film, television, music, gaming, epicurean, and technology industries. The NFTs division is composed of executives across all six of Dolphin’s wholly-owned subsidiaries blending their collective expertise in creative services, digital design, production, marketing, sales, and public relations.