New sponsorship deal aims to empower women, instill confidence

Merz Aesthetics®️, the world’s largest dedicated medical aesthetics business, has expanded its sponsorship of the North Carolina Courage, two-time champions of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

“This partnership is so meaningful for us at Merz Aesthetics,” said Patrick Urban, North America President. The NC Courage shares many of our values and this partnership supports our vision to fuel confidence by creating an opportunity to further empower women, celebrate individuality and help inspire everyone to live their most authentic life. We’re proud to see our logo on the jersey, knowing the confidence, the courage, talent and commitment the players and the team represent. I’m looking forward to an incredible season!”

As part of the partnership, Merz Aesthetics will appear on the front of both the NC Courage home and away jerseys and will sponsor the construction of a mini soccer field that is poised to help provide Raleigh residents with a place to learn, practice and play soccer.

“The front of jersey partner is a special relationship in the soccer community, and we are thrilled to expand our partnership with Merz Aesthetics to this level. Together, we will make a significant impact in the Triangle and their support helps us provide a world-class atmosphere for our players and fans alike. We’re proud to collaborate with a business that shares our passion for empowering women. Our joint efforts ‐‐ in both business and community ‐‐ speak to the evolution of our game, the value of women’s professional soccer and the great potential that lies ahead,” said NC Courage President Francie Gottsegen.

The new Merz Aesthetics-branded kits will make their debut in late March when the NC Courage opens its season.

About Merz Aesthetics
Merz Aesthetics is a medical aesthetics business with a long history of empowering health care professionals, patients and employees to live every day with confidence. We aim to help people around the world look, feel and live like the best versions of themselves – however they define it. Clinically proven, its product portfolio includes injectables, devices and skin care treatments designed to meet each patient’s needs with high standards of safety and efficacy. Being family owned for more than 110 years, Merz Aesthetics is known for building unique connections with customers who feel like family. Merz Aesthetics’ global headquarters is in Raleigh, N.C., USA, with a commercial presence in 52 countries worldwide. It is also a part of Merz Group, which was founded in 1908 and is based in Frankfurt, Germany. Learn more at

About The North Carolina Courage
The North Carolina Courage are a Division I professional women’s soccer team and are in their seventh season of play in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The team was established in January 2017 after owner Steve Malik acquired the Western New York Flash following their 2016 NWSL Championship Season and moved the team to North Carolina. Since relocating to Raleigh, the NC Courage have won three NWSL Shields, the inaugural Women’s ICC Championship, the 2018 and 2019 NWSL Championships and, most recently, the 2022 Challenge Cup. For live game updates and more information on the NC Courage, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Courage Season Ticket Memberships and individual game tickets at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina, can be found here.

Tyra Sitton
Director, North America Communications, Merz Aesthetics
Tel: (984) 232-4696