Oakley Signs Ryann O'Toole


Meet one of the newest additions to Oakley’s Global Women’s Team: Ryann O’Toole, who starred for the U.S. team in the 2011 Solheim Cup as an LPGA rookie. Ryann will rely on Oakley’s ability to bridge the gap between form and function enabling her to fulfill her potential on and off of the golf course, while simultaneously expressing her own distinctive style.

“Oakley athletes have woven a powerful legacy across a myriad of sports since the brand’s inception in 1975,” said Patrick McIlvain, Oakley VP Global Sports Marketing. “Ryann possesses an uncontainable drive to be on the forefront of sport and style. This makes her an exceptional ambassador for Oakley who will lead the next generation of active women into new territory where performing beautifully is a natural part of everyday life.”

“Oakley represents me best as the athlete I am,” said Ryann. “Not only am I a professional golfer, but I love to surf, skate, wakeboard and snowboard. I love that I can wear Oakley gear on and off the course and I feel great in it!”

Oakley has long been recognized for the superior optical quality of their eyewear and the Women’s Active Collection builds on that legacy. The collection combines technological advancements including HD Polarized® lenses for optimum clarity and Unobtanium® nosepads to prevent slipping, with stylized frames for a line of eyewear that enables athletic women like Ryann to be powerfully protected and beautifully decorated at the same time.

Whether Ryann is perfecting her swing or hitting the gym, Oakley’s innovative golf and active apparel elevates performance levels allowing her to do the same. The brand’s advanced O-Form technology maximizes fit, comfort and performance with 4-way stretch that conforms to the body while Oakley’s best in class moisture management system, O Hydrolix, removes excess moisture to keep Ryann cool and dry during her most intense workouts.

As Oakley continues to perfect the balance of performance and style, athletes like Ryann are poised to play an integral role in shaping the future of Oakley’s Women’s eyewear and apparel for before, during and after sport.


Elishia Matta


November 16, 2011