IPC Beverage Group announced today that EnergIce®, the first of its kind vitamin-enriched premium ice bar that is revolutionizing the sports energy, hydration, and recovery category, will again co-sponsor the welcome reception at the annual Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.

The Awards welcome reception will be held the evening of June 28, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza, and will precede the CWSA's live announcement of the Honda Cup on Monday, June 29, on CBS Sports Network, at 6 pm PT/9 pm ET, from the USC Galen Center Founders Room in Los Angeles, Calif. For the second straight year, EnergIce® will co-host the reception with the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) which will be attended by top collegiate athletes, award finalists and other leaders from women’s collegiate sports. 

EnergIce® premium ice bars use the world’s best and most hydrating ingredients packaged in the perfect on-field consumption size of 2.5 ounces and provide the ultimate refreshment and energy, hydration and recovery for athletes with No stimulants, No caffeine and is Gluten Free. The carefully formulated ice bars have earned the coveted NSF's Certified for Sport® Certification and are currently available in three flavors, Blue Raspberry, Fruit Punch and Lemon Lime, with Pink Lemonade coming soon

EnergIce® is currently working with many professional and amateur athletes, professional teams and colleges and universities. EnergIce’s current brand ambassadors are Steve Weatherford, NY Giants who was named Fittest NFL Player of the Year 2014, Crystal Dunn, #1 Selection National Women’s Soccer League to Washington Spirit, 2013 NCAA Player of the Year and 2012-13 CWSA Honda Sports Award recipient for Soccer, Noah Vonleh, NBA’s 9th overall pick of the 2014 Draft to the Charlotte Hornets. 

The CWSA presents the prestigious Honda Cup award to the nation’s Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year live on CBS Sports Network at the annual awards ceremony, to be held this year on June 29 in Los Angeles, Calif. Honda Sports Award finalists are joined by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and Division III athletes of the year, and the Inspiration Award Winner. Previous Honda Cup winners include Ann Meyers Drysdale, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Mia Hamm, Lisa Fernandez, Misty May-Treanor, Courtney Kupets, Maya Moore and Candace Parker.

“We are thrilled to be supporting the Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards as a co-sponsor of the welcome reception,” stated Glenn Firestone, IPC Beverage Group, EnergIce® CEO. “Women athletes are extremely important to EnergIce and we are proud to be affiliated with an organization that is clearly leading the way for women’s sports.”

"We are so appreciative of the support offered by EnergIce® in co-hosting the 2015 WELCOME RECEPTION,” said Chris Voelz, CWSA Executive Director. “Their commitment and product contributions make us better able to recognize and celebrate the Class of 2015.”

EnergIce® has been tested and certified by global public health organization NSF International, earning the coveted NSF's Certified for Sport® Certification. The NSF Certified for Sport program helps athletes, coaches and trainers make more informed decisions when choosing sports supplements by testing each lot of product to verify they do not contain harmful levels of contaminants and are free of more than 189 banned substances.

EnergIce® premium ice bars contain essential B-Vitamins, including B3, B5, B6 and B12.  Studies have shown that B vitamins are a key ingredient for rehydration, energy and play a critical role in metabolism, making EnergIce premium ice bar refreshment filled with energy, potassium and sodium.

About IPC Beverage Group® (www.energice.com)

IPC Beverage Group demonstrates leadership and innovation in the health and fitness industry. Founded in 2010, IPC Beverage Group set out to change the game with the healthy premium ice bars, EnergIce®. EnergIce® premium ice bars provide the ultimate refreshment and energy, hydration and recovery for athletes with No Stimulants, No Caffeine and is Gluten Free. The EnergIce® premium ice bars are loaded with B-Vitamins, which play a critical role in metabolism. B-Vitamins help the body metabolize and obtain energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins, while maintaining a healthy nervous system. The EnergIce® premium ice bars are packed with energy, sodium, and potassium in an optimal 2.5 ounce size. The carefully formulated premium ice bars are now available in Blue Raspberry, Fruit Punch and Lemon Lime with Pink Lemonade coming soon.

About The Collegiate Women’s Sports Awards (www.collegiatewomensportsawards.com)

THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation’s top NCAA women student-athletes for 39 years, recognizing superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service.  Since commencing its sponsorship in 1986, Honda has provided more than $3.0 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs at the institutions.