ATLANTA, Ga. — Kia Motors America (KMA) has been named the official automobile partner of the Atlanta based LakePoint Sporting Community and Town Center. (

When completed in 2016, LakePoint will be the largest youth sport destination in the world. The 1400+ acre, 1.5 billion dollar complex will feature 30 hotels, 28 baseball fields, 17 soccer/lacrosse fields, a 300,000 square foot interior facility, a Bass Pro Shop, a Greg Norman Golf Academy and a Dr. Jim Andrews Sports Performance and Science Center.


Kia cars including the new K900, the Optima, the Sorento, and the Soul will be prominently displayed throughout all areas of LakePoint, including Perfect Game baseball; Rally Volleyball; Terminus Wakeboard; L3 Lacrosse.

Once the park is fully-developed by 2016, Kia will have an even larger presence throughout LakePoint including test drives; Kia-branded parking decks; shuttle services and other activities.

MELT, as the official sponsorship agency of LakePoint, secured the deal on behalf of Kia and LakePoint.

“We are very pleased to have Kia join the LakePoint team,” said LakePoint CMO Judy Sparks. “Their popularity and presence in the US, the Southeast and particularly with their manufacturing facility in West Point, GA., really compliments our mutual commitment to the State of Georgia.”

About Kia
Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.  KMA proudly serves as the “Official Automotive Partner” of the NBA and LPGA and surpassed the 500,000 annual sales mark for the second consecutive year in 2013 following the launch  of seven all-new or significantly redesigned vehicles.   KMA offers a complete line of vehicles, including the flagship K900 rear-drive sedan, Cadenza premium sedan, Sorento CUV, Soul urban passenger vehicle, Sportage compact CUV, Optima midsize sedan, Optima Hybrid, the Forte compact sedan, Forte5 and Forte Koup, Rio and Rio 5-door sub-compacts and the Sedona minivan, through a network of more than 765 dealers across the United States.

About LakePoint
Bartow County and the City of Emerson will become the unparalleled sports vacation destination in the world with the development of LakePoint Sporting Community.  The development will include 1,400+-acres, which will feature state-of-the-art venues for over 40 of America’s favorite youth sports and 5 million square feet of mixed-use development. Along with sports, LakePoint will include approximately 29 on-site hotels, restaurants, retailshops, office space and several other entertainment venues. To learn more about LakePoint Sporting Community, please visit  Find us on Facebook

About MELT
Founded by CEO and President Vince Thompson in 2000, MELT, LLC, is an Atlanta based fully-integrated sports and entertainment marketing agency offering clients advertising, original content development, digital, social media, event and experiential marketing, retail and consumer promotions, brand strategy and sports property evaluation and activation. Check us out at, on, or on Twitter @MELTatl.