Isabelle Sumichrast Joins Syracuse Field Hockey Team

Two-time North Carolina State Champion Isabelle Sumichrast will join the Syracuse field hockey team for the 2017 season.

The Charlotte, North Carolina native is a three-year All-Conference, All-State, NC All Star, and Charlotte Observer Super Team member. She was also was recognized as an NFHCA All-Region player and honored on the NFHCA All-Academic honor roll back to back years from 2015 to 2016.

“I’m happy to welcome Isabelle to our family,” said head coach Ange Bradley. “She has improved immensely and I am excited to see her compete for a starting position this fall. She is a smart, calm, composed competitor with vision and a love for the game. This passion to compete and embrace the challenge to be the best will take her far. I am excited to begin working with her.”

Sumichrast played for the Charlotte Ambush club field hockey team for the past five years in addition to being selected for the North Carolina All-Star team for NCISAA Schools at Charlotte Latin School for the past three years.

“As soon as I began working with Isabelle I knew she had the ability to compete at an elite level in college,” said Ambush coach Sarah Kromboiz.  “Her field awareness, ability to understand space, endurance and pass first mentality are great assets. I am excited to see her in action at Syracuse.”

Sumichrast has big aspirations for her time at Syracuse, as she hopes to challenge herself academically in the renown S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications while pushing herself athletically on the field.

“I chose Syracuse because I always wanted to go to school up North,” Sumichrast said.  “Also, Coach Bradley is such a respected coach, and I believe she will push me to not only be the best field hockey player I can be, but also the best athlete I can be. Additionally, I want to try to maintain a [near perfect GPA] the entire time I am at Syracuse.”

Besides being the captain of the field hockey team, Sumichrast participated in many other extracurricular activities during her high school career, including Model United Nations, Girl Up Club, Mosaic (Diversity) Club, and Spirit Club.  She hopes to further grow her leadership qualities while playing for the Orange.

“I want to leave behind a legacy that reminds people of the respect others have to me and the importance of working hard,” Sumichrast said. “It is important to me that my teammates trust me and can be trusted to do their job on and off the field. I want people to see me as a leader.”

Her high school coach agreed that the center midfielder will be able to spark team chemistry through her poise and communication on the field.

“Isabelle’s demeanor is quiet and unassuming, but her actions speak volumes about her character and who she is,” said high school Coach, Deb Savino. “She is a great teammate and competitor, setting an example through hard work, consistency and positive encouragement. Isabelle is a gift to treasure. She will keep on giving.”

The daughter of Marty and Cindy Sumichrast, Isabelle is confident in her ability to win a championship in an Orange uniform.  She noted that playing on Coyne Field will help her to remember the history and legacy left by former players, and her to strive for that level of hard work.

While playing for Syracuse, Sumichrast said she hopes to emulate the success of Orange Alyssa Manley “because Alyssa Manley grew as a player like I think I will, and became one of the best Syracuse players, which I wants to be.”

Sumichrast is excited for the intensity that comes with ACC Competition.

“It means more than I could’ve ever hoped for or thought I was capable of doing [to play in the ACC],” she said.  “It is definitely the hardest and most intense conference in field hockey, and I am so excited to play in it.  Someday, I will be able to experience some of the best athletes in college field hockey, so I think I will be able to grow drastically.”

Stay tuned to over the coming weeks to learn more about coach Bradley’s newest additions to the Syracuse hockey family.

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Isabelle Sumichrast (Junior: Age 17) was recently featured on WBTV Charlotte News as one of 2015’s most outstanding High School Field Hockey players in North Carolina. Isabelle is a field hockey standout who recently was name to the All South Region team (which covers a 5 State area). She was 1 of only 3 players chosen from the entire State of North Carolina to receive this honor.

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Martin Sumichrast on Clowney

Clowney has endured microfracture knee surgery, a less serious meniscus knee procedure along with a sports hernia surgery over the past year. Clowney avoided the trouble in Rock Hill that found many of his friends along with his imprisoned father, David “Chilli Bean” Morgan.

And Clowney has adeptly dealt with the hype and scrutiny that accompanies being a celebrated top overall pick out of South Carolina famous for a crushing tackle on Michigan running back Vincent Smith where the impact of the blow sent his helmet flying through the air.

Marty Sumichrast is a longtime family friend and mentor to Clowney. He first met him when Clowney was a sophomore in high school, describing him as a tall, scrawny kid still finding his way.

“I’m just so proud of him for all he’s gone through to do what he’s done is unbelievable,” said Sumichrast, who advises Clowney on everything from life to business decisions. “The reality is that, as great a football player as he is, he’s a better person. He’s phenomenal. He’s more polite than my kids. I really love the guy.

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Martin Sumichrast on KURE Franchise Campaign Off to Sizzling Start

“We are excited for the future of KURE Corp. As KURE’s Franchise continues to exceed expectations and lead its industry, we stand behind this company’s every move.” says Martin Sumichrast, Chairman, Level Brands

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — It didn’t take long for interest in KURE franchises to heat up.

Benjamin said that KURE is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the vaping industry’s evolution from an underground movement to a mainstream phenomenon. According to industry research, one in every 10 Americans are now vaping or using e-cigarettes and the retail vaping industry is expected to reach $3.5 billion in 2015, which more than doubles what industry analysis had predicted in 2013.

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Martin Sumichrast on KURE/ Best Buddies Partnership

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — KURE Corp. is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

This goodwill collaboration celebrates Best Buddies International as the exclusive and official charity partner of KURE Corp. A certain percentage of KURE’s annual corporate and franchise store revenues will be donated to the charitable organization. Furthermore, as a goodwill ambassador to Best Buddies, KURE will visibly display the Best Buddies logo in all of its corporate and franchise stores where its customers are also able to donate to Best Buddies during their point of purchases, which will then be equally matched by the company.

“[This] relationship will certainly have long term benefits to the people it will touch and influence for many years to come and will be as equally rewarding to both organizations. ” Read the full story here.

Social Reality, Inc. Appoints Martin A. Sumichrast to Its Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Social Reality, Inc. (OTCQB: SCRI), an automated digital platform technology and social management software company for Internet advertising, announced today the addition of Martin A. Sumichrast to its board of directors.

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Mr. Sumichrast brings over 25 years of experience in investing and providing business advisory services to corporations in the United States, Europe and Asia. He currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of Level Brands, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based merchant banking operation. Level Brands and its affiliate funds are one Social Reality’s largest investors. He also serves as Managing Director of Washington Capital, LLC, a family owned office. Mr. Sumichrast serves as a Trustee and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committees, of the Babson Capital Growth Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. and the Babson Capital Funds Trust, an open-end investment company advised by Babson Capital Management, LLC, a global asset manager with over $200 billion in assets under management. Mr. Sumichrast is also a member of the Board of Directors of Kure Corp, a vapor brand that specializes in the distribution of vaporizing pens, e-Juices and related accessories. He also is the Co-Chairman of the Jadeveon Clowney Help-In-Time Foundation, a non-for-profit charity that helps children of incarcerated parents. He is co-author and contributor of Opportunities in Finance Careers and The New Complete Book of Homebuying.

“We are very fortunate that Marty has agreed to join our board,” said Christopher Miglino, CEO and co-founder of Social Reality. “His insights into the capital markets have been instrumental in getting the company to where it is today. We look forward to a continued and expanded relationship.”

About Social Reality

Founded in 2010, Los Angeles-based Social Reality, Inc. is an Internet advertising company that provides tools that automate the digital advertising market. The company has built technologies and leveraged partner technologies that service social media and the real-time bidding (RTB) markets. For more information, please visit, and

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Risks and uncertainties include, among others: (1) the possibility that we may not realize the expected benefits, synergies and opportunities anticipated in connection with the acquisitions, including the anticipated revenue and cost synergies, and continuing revenue growth, (2) the challenges of integrating the Steel Media commercial team with Social Reality, (3) the impact on sales from competitive pricing, and sales and marketing initiatives, (4) liabilities we assume from Steel Media that may be higher than expected, (5) the possibility that sales will not meet expectations as a result of current and future competition, (6) in connection with the Steel Media acquisition, we have incurred a substantial amount of indebtedness and will have to comply with restrictive and affirmative debt covenants, (7) the expectation that we will need to raise additional capital from the sale of our equity, which will cause significant dilution to our stockholders, in order to satisfy our contractual obligations, including our debt service, earn out payments that may become payable to Steel Media’s stockholder or in order to pursue business development activities, (8) due to the Steel Media transaction, we are highly leveraged and have limited cash resources which may limit our ability to take advantage of attractive business development opportunities and execute on our strategic plan, (9) our ability to execute on our long-term strategic plan or to realize the expected results from our long-term strategic plan, (and (10) other risks identified in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 302, 104 and subsequent filings with the SEC. Any of the above risks and uncertainties could materially and adversely affect our results of operations, our profitability and our cash flows, which would, in turn, have a significant and adverse impact on our stock price. We caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made.

We disclaim any obligation to publicly update or revise any such statements to reflect any change in expectations or in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

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KURE Corp, Announces Martin Sumichrast to its Board of Directors

CHARLOTTE, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — KURE Corp (“KURE”), announced today its members of the board of directors. David Peterson, CEO of KURE Corp comments, “We want to continue to recruit the best talented leaders and world class directors for our organization. Each of our members has a specific expertise they bring to KURE from finance, real estate, to international business. We are excited to have these recognized professionals as members of our board that will contribute significant value to our long term success.”

The members of KURE’s board of directors are as follows:

Martin A. Sumichrast is the Chairman and CEO of Level Brands, a Charlotte, North Carolina private merchant bank. Mr. Sumichrast also serves as a Trustee and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committees of the Babson Capital Growth Short Duration High Yield Fund, Inc. and the Babson Capital Funds Trust, Inc.

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Charlotte kicks off 2013 – 49ers Football Season

charlotte 49Martin Sumichrast comments that “Starting a new NCAA Division 1 football problem must be a very challenging endeavor.” The Charlotte 49ers will kick-off their inaugural season in about two weeks. While Martin’s pretty sure they will face a tough start, he thinks the Charlotte region produces some very impressive athletic talent, especially just South, in Rock Hill, SC. This should bode well for the 49ers as they build their program and draw from this impressive talent pool.

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Former foes, Charlotte 49ers football coordinators now together

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