Saturday, June 2, 2007

ESPN ZONE HONORS DADS, HOSTING NATIONAL FATHER’S DAY EVENT

I got this from our friends from Formula PR and I though I'd share it with you all.

The ESPN Zone in Baltimore has put together a fantastic promotion for Father's Day bringing together children and their dads. Kids of all ages can submit letters to the ESPN Zone Baltimore explaining why their dad is #1. The top four entries will be selected to participate in a putting competition at the ESPN Zone with the winner coming away with a certificate to ESPN Golf Schools.

The press release is below...

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Kids Asked to Nominate Dad for “Send Dad to Golf School” Contest; Winners Receive Gift Certificate to ESPN Golf Schools

GLENDALE, Calif. (May 31, 2007) – ESPN Zone is celebrating Father’s Day with a nationwide contest titled, “Send Dad to Golf School.” The contest asks children of all ages from across the country to submit letters to their local ESPN Zone explaining why their dad is #1. Four fathers per ESPN Zone location will be selected to compete in a virtual putt-putt golf contest at their local ESPN Zone. The winner at each location will receive a gift certificate to ESPN Golf Schools presented by American Express, a prize valued at approximately $395. Each of the eight ESPN Zones will host separate contests, resulting in eight winners.

“We wanted to create a unique event that encourages kids of all ages to put their writing skills to work, show their appreciation for dad and also give fathers a gift they’ll love,” said Christine Baum, ESPN Zone’s manager, marketing and communications. “We feel we accomplished this with ‘Send Dad to Golf School.’ We’re looking forward to reading some of the children’s letters. It’s going to be difficult to narrow it down to only four contestants per site, but we’re ready to go.”

Entry forms can be submitted between May 30 and June 7. Entry forms are available at www.ESPNZone.com as well as at ESPN Zone retail stores. Participants can submit their entry forms via U.S. mail or by turning them into the cashier at ESPN Zone’s retail store (venue addresses are available on ESPN Zone’s Web site). Entrants will be judged on originality and creativity.

On Saturday, June 16, selected finalists will compete at virtual putt-putt golf in ESPN Zone’s interactive gaming arena. The winner at each location will receive a gift certificate to ESPN Golf Schools presented by American Express where they’ll receive professional training and tips from the game’s top coaches.

ABOUT ESPN Golf Schools

ESPN Golf Schools presented by American Express provides the finest available golf instruction at premier golf courses and facilities nationwide. Programming is comprised of three-day resort schools and one-day touring schools for adults and for juniors. For more information on ESPN Golf Schools presented by American Express call 800-642-5528 or visit www.espngolfschools.com.

About ESPN Zone

For sports lovers of all types and ages ESPN Zone is an all-encompassing sports dining and entertainment mecca where guests are immersed in an ESPN experience. The concept is built on the broad appeal of ESPN and its affiliated brands. ESPN Zone offers the ultimate viewing experience on more than 150 monitors, including a high-definition big screen. In addition to expertly-prepared American fare favorites and top-notch service, guests at each ESPN Zone location can enjoy more than 10,000 square feet of interactive games and attractions. The ESPN Zone concept was developed by Disney Regional Entertainment, which currently operates eight ESPN Zone units in Anaheim, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

1 comment:

ian said...

There's a really off base comment that I could make here but I won't.

I think it's great what they are doing.

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