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Treat Your Inner Explorer

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For travelers tuned in to the call of the water, Visit North Carolina rolls out Dream Big in Small Town NC on the Inner Banks, a region shaped by a far-reaching river and a history-making sound. The initiative arrives with a sweepstakes that showcases hurry-free destinations with wide-open beauty, water-based adventure and unexpected experiences. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/1md5p4XvYtI “Now is the perfect time to discover destinations along the Albemarle Sound and the Roanoke River,” said Wit Tuttell, executive director of Visit NC. “For travelers visiting towns on the Albemarle, this summer’s launch of Harbor Towns Cruises will enhance the experience with tours and between-town trips. And 2023’s Year of the Trail celebration draws attention to the newly designated Roanoke River State Trail and its connect-the-dots River Towns.” Dream Big in Small Town NC, created by the General Assembly as the Rural Tourism Recovery Pilot Program, targets 16 counties at risk for population loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative aims to boost local economies with an infusion of visitor spending plus an introduction to the quality of life in under-the-radar locations. The initiative targets Chowan, Gates, Hertford, Martin, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties for the Inner Banks following previous promotions of designated counties in the Scenic Mountains and Northeast Lakes & Rivers region. Travelers who want to explore the Inner Banks destinations might start by entering the sweepstakes for a chance to win: · A $1,000 voucher from program partner Airbnb. · Three $100 gift cards for a choice of restaurants, shops and activities including Harbor Town Cruises, Native Girl Kayaking, Beechwood Country Club and Old Colony Smokehouse. · A $500 gift card from Visit NC to assist with travel expenses. Scenic beauty, singular attractions and intriguing histories shape the Inner Banks towns that have blossomed in the homeland of the Meherrin, Chowanoke and other Native American tribes. Traveling among the destinations, nature lovers can find opportunities to spot black bears, Tundra swans and alligators while history aficionados can immerse themselves in a host of stories, ranging from the feats of Edenton socialite Penelope Barker, the first American woman to organize political action, to Hertford’s Jim “Catfish” Hunter, the Baseball Hall of Famer. “Anytime I go to Hertford, I stop at the Catfish Hunter Memorial and then head to Captain Bob’s for barbecue,” said Tuttell, a die-hard baseball fan and barbecue aficionado. He also notes that Williamston has a city park named for its hometown hero, Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry. Harbor Towns Cruises, launching this summer with a pair of custom-built Hysucats (hydrofoil-supported catamarans), will make good use of the placid Albemarle Sound with tours and ferry trips that include the Dream Big communities of Hertford, Edenton, Plymouth and Columbia. The destinations brim with local character that complements the expansive beauty of the sound, the largest freshwater lagoon in North America. “Travelers fall in love with Edenton and other Inner Banks destinations,” said Erienne Mizell, Visit Edenton’s tourism director. “Beyond the romance of the water, people connect with our stories and often want to become part of the places that have seen so much history built amid such beauty. Our free parking and complimentary two-night boat docking speaks to the hospitality that defines our community. It is that same spirit that flows into our passion for preservation, which in Edenton includes everything from our welcome center at the Penelope Barker House to the restored 17th-century ice house that is now The Herringbone on the Waterfront.” Like Hertford, Edenton enjoys a place on both the Harbor Towns lineup and as a designated river town on the Roanoke River State Trail, which was officially designated in November 2021. At 410 miles, the Roanoke is North Carolina’s longest river, loved by locals and visitors alike for fishing, paddling and platform camping. Roanoke River Partners, which is based in a former Rosenwald School in Hamilton, helps adventure seekers connect with Native Girl Kayaking, Frog Hollow Outfitters, and other rental and guide services. State parks, museums and singular attractions convey the region’s special sense of place. In Gatesville, old-growth cypress trees draped in moss make Merchants Millpond State Park an enchanted forest, and it’s the American alligator’s northernmost habitat. Between Plymouth and Columbia, Pettigrew State Park displays centuries-old dugout canoes dredged up from Phelps Lake. Nearby Somerset Place State Historic Site presents a comprehensive and realistic view of 19th-century life on a large North Carolina plantation. In Murfreesboro, the Brady C. Jefcoat Museum of Americana features a mind-blowing collection with everything from an RCA Dog and a sofa from “Gone with the Wind” to butter churns and a dog-powered washing machine. Native American artifacts are also on view. Plymouth’s NC Black Bear Discovery Center offers a lesson in the region’s black bear population, the densest in the world. A five-minute walk leads to the Port O’Plymouth Museum, which tells the story of the CSS Albemarle, the Confederacy’s most effective ironclad ram, and its sinking in a daring nighttime raid. Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft in Columbia is a makers mecca with classes, events and a fine craft gallery on the Scuppernong River. “With all the dreamers who have made this region special, there’s much to inspire today’s travelers,” Tuttell said. “These destinations are ready to welcome them.” About Visit North Carolina: Visit North Carolina is part of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. Established in 2014, the EDPNC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that oversees the state's efforts in business and job recruitment and retention, international trade, and tourism, film and sports development. The mission of Visit North Carolina is to unify and lead the state in developing North Carolina as a major destination for leisure travel, group tours, meetings and conventions, sports events and film production. For more information on North Carolina’s destinations and travel assets, go to VisitNC.com. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

July 12, 2023 11:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Kush Kriminals Lifts Off: Launching a Revolutionary Fusion of Digital Art, Cannabis Culture, and Cryptocurrency

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Kush Kriminals, the pioneering entertainment franchise, is excited to announce the launch of its Phase 1 collection of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). This revolutionary project is set to redefine the digital collectibles space, intertwining elements of cannabis culture with digital art and cryptocurrency. A Revolutionary Fusion Kush Kriminals is not just an NFT project; it's a cultural phenomenon. The series presents a blend of sci-fi, crime, action, and comedy elements, set in a universe where a mysterious cosmic particle, referred to as "KSH" or "kush," is a highly sought-after resource. This intertwining of art and culture offers an exclusive, one-of-a-kind experience that is both entertaining and engaging, providing a distinctive value proposition for potential investors. High-Quality Artwork and Strong Storytelling Kush Kriminals artistry is a cut above the rest, reflecting the profound skill of revered creators such as Sam Humphries, the esteemed comic book writer for both Marvel and DC Comics. Further deepening the enigma of our universe is the contribution from an elusive 'phantom' artist. This mastermind behind some of our most captivating pieces prefers to stay in the shadows, adding to the intriguing and mysterious vibe of Kush Kriminals. More than a mere visual spectacle, Kush Kriminals elevates the NFT experience by offering an immersive universe imbued with compelling narratives. Each character is not merely a figure but a story, adding layers of depth and interconnectedness to our universe. This robust storytelling combined with high-caliber artistry ensures a more engaging and unique experience for our holders, inviting them to not just view but be a part of our riveting cosmos. Exclusive Ownership Perks and Potential for Growth Owning a Kush Kriminals NFT is not just owning digital art; it's owning a piece of the Kush Kriminals universe. As an NFT holder, you get exclusive perks, early access to new releases, special invitations to community events, and potential for future rewards. Kush Kriminals presents a strong case for both short-term and long-term value appreciation. “Kush Kriminals® is more than just a digital collectible project. It's a community, a lifestyle, and a way to connect with like-minded individuals,” said Jimmy Holman, Co-Founder of Kush Kriminals. “We've created a world where fans can collect, trade, and interact with their favorite characters, while also enjoying exclusive benefits at select Cookies® cannabis locations." Join the Kush Kriminals Universe Kush Kriminals extends an open invitation to enthusiasts to join a vibrant, thriving community. This community is not just about buying and selling; it's a space for interaction, discussion, and collective growth. With a fully doxxed team, Kush Kriminals ensures complete transparency, building trust and confidence among its community members. The Kush Kriminals NFTs are a testament to the highest standards of excellence in the digital collectibles space. With the ease of purchase facilitated by Magic Eden, acquiring these high-quality NFTs is a breeze. But it's not just about owning digital art; it's about becoming part of an immersive universe that's set to expand through a captivating comic series. As a holder of Kush Kriminals NFTs, you'll have the opportunity to participate in future developments, adding an exciting dimension to your investment. Moreover, Kush Kriminals is proud of its real-world utility. With partnerships with Cookies and other dispensaries across the nation, the brand is bridging the gap between the digital and physical worlds. To learn more and become part of this transformative project, visit www.kushkriminals.com or contact the team at info@kushkriminals.com. About Kush Kriminals Kush Kriminals is a pioneering entertainment franchise dedicated to providing top-tier digital art experiences that cater to the evolving needs of the digital art and cryptocurrency communities. With a team of industry experts, including renowned comic writer Sam Humphries, Kush Kriminals is committed to innovation and transparency. The brand's clear roadmap includes expanding the Kush Kriminals universe through a compelling comic series, offering followers the opportunity to participate in future developments. With its high-quality NFTs, immersive experience, and real-world utility, Kush Kriminals is shaping the future of digital collectibles and establishing itself as a trusted leader in the NFT space. Contact Details For press inquiries, please contact: Celeste Morrison, Public Relations Director, Groundswole LLC celeste@groundswole.com Company Website http://www.kushkriminals.com/

July 12, 2023 10:09 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Interactive Strength Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNR - “FORME”) Secures Two European Partnership As The Fitness Company Launches Its Expansion Plan

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By David Willey, Benzinga Digital fitness company Interactive Strength Inc. (NASDAQ: TRNR - “FORME”), which offers premium smart home gyms with virtual personal training services, has partnered with two European companies in May to bring its fitness products abroad. FORME delivers an immersive and dynamic at-home fitness experience through two connected hardware products: 1. The FORME Studio (fitness mirror) and 2. The FORME Studio Lift (fitness mirror and cable-based digital resistance). FORME’s products offer premium connected fitness hardware combined with 1:1 live virtual personal training from industry-leading trainers. FORME’s partnerships are with the luxury hotel chain Aethos and sports retail company SIGNA Sports United (NYSE: SSU). Aethos has hotels and clubs across Europe, while SIGNA is based in Germany and serves over 80 online sites. These partnerships will give FORME entry into a new market plus access to an established customer base. Aethos’ hotels will be the first in Portugal, Spain or Italy to feature FORME’s luxury products. The smart gym 4k workout mirrors will be located in both Aethos’ suites and hotel gyms, to complement the hotel’s fitness offerings. Members of Aethos’ clubs will also get access to training from FORME’s personal trainers at preferential rates. FORME’s emphasis on the virtual relationship between the trainer and the client is well suited to Aethos’ mission of providing a premium hospitality experience that supports mental and physical well-being. Trent Ward, co-founder and CEO of FORME commented on the partnership, “By partnering with Aethos, we have the opportunity to bring FORME’s best-in-class fitness to new customers in premium destinations around the globe. We are thrilled about this collaboration and its potential to achieve our shared goal of improving mental wellness and physical strength for more people. As a newly public company, we look forward to updating investors on future business development achievements such as with Aethos.” Sports Partnership In A Growing European Market FORME also partnered with the specialist sports e-commerce company SIGNA Sports United. SIGNA has 80 online sites, partners with more than 500 shops and serves over 6 million customers globally. This partnership will allow FORME to boost the spread of its specialist hardware and personalized training services in Europe. “SIGNA Sports United has the largest reach of any specialist sports e-commerce company and they have a strategy to continue to acquire segment leaders,” said FORME CEO, Trent Ward. “Scale is a priority for us in any strategic partnership.” These partnerships mark the launch of FORME’s expansion into the European market. The European digital fitness and wellbeing market is worth $15 billion and is expected to reach $22 billion by 2027, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.1% during the forecast period. FORME calculates that in the United States alone it has a total addressable market (TAM) approaching 10 million households, of $18 billion. The size of the European digital fitness sector presents FORME with a robust opportunity for expanding its market. FORME’s system is easily scalable as access to its personal trainers is entirely virtual. Users can access FORME’s products either through the FORME app or through the company’s top-quality hardware, providing clients with maximum training flexibility. Meanwhile, FORME’s roster of personal trainers means that each user can find the trainer most suited to help them meet their fitness goals. Other companies in the digital health and fitness space include Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU), Peloton Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: PTON) Xponential Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: XPOF) Learn more about Interactive Strength Inc. by visiting its website. FORME is a digital fitness platform that combines premium connected fitness hardware products with live virtual personal training and coaching to deliver an immersive experience and better outcomes for both consumers and trainers. FORME delivers an immersive and dynamic at-home fitness experience through two connective hardware products: 1. The FORME Studio (fitness mirror) and 2. The FORME Studio Lift (fitness mirror and cable-based digital resistance). The Studios uniquely transform to host a variety of workouts and activities, returning to an elegant, full-length mirror when not in use. In addition to the Company's connected fitness hardware products, FORME offers expert personal training and health coaching in different formats and price points through Video On-Demand, Custom Training, and Live 1:1 virtual personal training. This post contains sponsored content. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be investing advice. Contact Details TraDigital IR - Adam Holdsworth adam@tradigitalir.com Company Website https://formelife.com/

July 12, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Viral and Cult-Fave beauty brand Live Tinted officially launches in Sephora Canada

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Viral Beauty Brand Live Tinted celebrates a new milestone with its official launch in Canada as an exclusive retail partner to Sephora Canada both in-store and online. Since the brand’s inception, Live Tinted has been intentionally driven by its community first, from product development to campaign storytelling. It's no surprise that the exclusive Sephora Canada launch comes at the eager request of Sephora customers across Canada. Already a diverse ethnic market with varied needs across all areas of beauty, Live Tinted’s launch at Sephora Canada helps bring clean, effective and inclusive makeup, skincare, and SPF products with universal shades and purposeful formulas to the loyal Canadian beauty consumer. Live Tinted is a US-based beauty brand designed to solve unique beauty concerns for a variety of skin tones and ethnicities, with a special focus on managing dark circles and hyperpigmentation. Developed by beauty expert and influencer Deepica Mutyala, Live Tinted’s claim to fame began in 2015 when Mutyala shared a YouTube video on her channel showcasing how to cover dark circles on South Asian skin with red lipstick. After the video went viral, it garnered over 10 million views and since then Mutyala continues to be featured on some of the most influential outlets as a beauty authority and disruptor. The video’s success encouraged Deepica to dive deeper into her beauty journey launching the brand and her first product, the best selling ‘Huestick’ in 2018, marking the birth of Live Tinted. Live Tinted’s products are skincare-infused, featuring ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins C and E, as well as Squalene. The range of products hydrate and brighten the skin in addition to being clean, vegan, cruelty-free and fragrance-free. The brand earned Sephora Canada’s seal of approval with the retailer’s “Clean at Sephora” distinction. Fast forward to today, five years later, Live Tinted expands its retail availability beyond the United States by partnering with Sephora Canada, the biggest beauty retailer in Canada, to serve and expand its growing customer base. “Our community has always been at the forefront of everything we do, and I’m over-the-moon to finally be able to bring an in-person shopping experience to our community in Canada, who have been supporters of Live Tinted since the very beginning. And to do that with a retailer like Sephora is an absolute dream come true,” says Deepica Mutyala, Founder + CEO. The inclusion of Live Tinted into Sephora Canada aligns with the retailer’s 25% pledge, a commitment to showcase brands that reflect Canada’s diversity. As one of few South Asian-owned makeup brands to launch in Sephora Canada, Live Tinted is excited and proud to tangibly contribute to increasing diverse representation in beauty. “We continue to expand our offering with exclusive, first-to-Canada, innovative brands that resonate with our diverse beauty community,” says Jane Nugent, Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Sephora Canada. “We love Deepica’s vision and focus on South Asian beauty needs. Her curated, solution-oriented assortment makes Live Tinted a perfect and exciting addition.” Beginning July 16, Live Tinted fans can purchase their favourite products on the Sephora Canada app, for early access, followed by the official launch on Sephora.ca on July 17 and in a majority of Sephora Canada stores on July 21. Live Tinted fans can look forward to seeing all their must-haves from the brand available to them at Sephora Canada including the infamous Huestick. The Live Tinted product assortment available at Sephora Canada will include best sellers in both skincare and color, including Superhue Hyperpigmentation Stick, Superhue Brightening Eye Cream, Huestick Color Correct, HueGlow, and more. For more information on the Live Tinted launch into Sephora Canada or media inquiries, please reach out to Langton PR. Contact Details Langton PR Inc. Daniel Pillai, Vice President daniel@langtonpr.com Amanpreet Dhami, Senior Director amanpreet@langtonpr.com

July 12, 2023 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Mechelle Evans Announces GlowByMe, Her New Skincare Company

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Las Vegas, NV - Mechelle Evans, the founder of GLO by ME SKIN, is pleased to announce her new company dedicated to revolutionizing the skincare industry. With a focus on providing excellent services and education, Mechelle is transforming the way individuals care for their skin. Mechelle, an esteemed Aesthetician, believes that healthy and glowing skin is a birthright for everyone. Recognizing the skin as the body's largest organ, she emphasizes the importance of proper skincare. Through a comprehensive range of services, Mechelle helps her clients achieve their skin goals, whether it's combating acne, reducing wrinkles, or maintaining overall skin health. However, Mechelle's mission extends beyond offering services; she is dedicated to educating individuals about the significance of skincare. She emphasizes the harmful effects of UV rays and environmental pollutants on the skin, which can lead to premature aging and other skin conditions. By instilling the importance of regular facials, proper cleansing, and the use of high-quality products, Mechelle empowers her clients to protect and enhance their skin's health. Mechelle's journey into skincare began in the early 1990s when she worked as a television extra. Witnessing the damage caused by heavy makeup and sun exposure, she became determined to maintain her own skin's health. Her introduction to Dr. Obagi, a renowned skincare expert, solidified her belief in the transformative power of skincare, prompting her to further educate herself on the subject. Motivated by her passion for helping others achieve clear and healthy skin, Mechelle made the life-changing decision to become a full-time aesthetician. Despite leaving behind a six-figure salary, she was driven by a greater purpose. Mechelle aimed to make a lasting impact on people's lives and be remembered for making a real difference. As an advanced licensed professional specializing in melanated skin, Mechelle offers a wide range of services, personalized skincare recommendations, and advanced treatments like chemical peels, microneedling, and lasers. Her goal is to provide effective solutions tailored to diverse skin tones, challenging prevailing mindsets that discourage treatment for such skin types. Driven by her dedication to delivering results, Mechelle embarked on creating her own skincare line. Her flagship product, a 1% retinol, stands out for its ability to address multiple skin types and deliver exceptional results. Infused with powerful antioxidants, essential amino acids, minerals, and botanical moisturizers, this retinol promotes healthy cell regeneration and collagen production, resulting in reduced visible signs of aging, diminished pores, and blemishes. Through GLO by ME SKIN, Mechelle Evans is redefining skincare by combining the power of education, quality treatments, and effective products. With her advanced knowledge, personalized approach, and commitment to inclusivity, she has become a trusted advisor and advocate for skin health. In a world where healthy skin is highly valued, Mechelle's vision of empowering individuals to embrace their natural beauty and achieve a healthy complexion is becoming a reality. Her expertise, passion, and transformative results have earned her a reputation as a leading force in the skincare industry. As Mechelle continues to leave her mark on the field, her dedication and expertise are changing lives. Through GLO by ME SKIN, she is making a genuine difference, leaving a lasting legacy as someone who revolutionized skincare and helped individuals achieve radiant, healthy skin. About Mechelle Evans: Mechelle Evans is the founder of GLO by ME SKIN, a skincare brand dedicated to providing innovative and effective skincare solutions. With a passion for skincare and a commitment to education, Mechelle offers personalized services and products to help individuals achieve healthy and radiant skin. Her expertise and transformative results have earned her recognition as a trusted advisor in the skincare industry. Contact Details GLO by ME SKIN Crissy Henry office@9figuremedia.com Company Website http://www.globyme.com/

July 11, 2023 05:24 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Graton Resort & Casino Launches Mobile App with Northern California’s Only Turnkey Cashless Solution for Hassle-Free Slot Play

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Graton Resort & Casino today introduced a mobile app allowing guests instant access to personalized offers and rewards and tracking funds for slot play. The app’s Resort Wallet™ is the first of its kind in Northern California, providing guests a truly cashless solution for visiting the casino/resort. “We are excited to offer our guests a more convenient way to play and review their account information,” said Lana Rivera, Vice President and General Manager at Graton Resort & Casino. “Our guests enjoy an elevated casino experience at Graton, and now our app gives them a cashless gaming experience right from their phone.” Key features of the Graton App: Access to Resort Wallet™, a cashless solution for players, built into the app. Graton Rewards offers and promotions throughout the resort, personalized for guests. There are various ways to redeem awards (slots, hotel, spa & salon, resort-style pool, gift shop merchandise discounts). Graton Wallet and Fast Funds for those who qualify. Fast Funds requires a soft credit check and does not impact a credit score. Easily transfer cash, free play and credits while also tracking and generating player loyalty bonuses. Individualized promotional offers for Graton dining (including 630 Steakhouse, the resort’s fine dining destination) and big-name entertainment at The Event. Guests can download the free app on Google Play or the App Store. Guests that sign up for the Rewards Program receive free slot play upon joining. All guests must be at least 21 years of age to qualify for a Rewards Card or the Graton App. Persons under 21 are not permitted on Graton Resort Casino property. Complete Graton Rewards information is available here. Graton Casino Resort amenities include: A full gaming experience with 3,000 slot and video poker machines, more than 130 table games and live poker. A modern, upscale 200-room hotel with a Four Diamond rating from AAA for its superior quality and service. The Spa & Salon, with 10,000 sq. ft. of superior treatments and services. A 1,200-square-foot fitness facility with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength-training equipment. An expanded pool area (148,000-gallon swimming pool) with a bar, poolside dining, spacious cabanas and comfortable lounge chairs. Guests have a complete range of dining options: 630 Park Steakhouse (fine-dining steak and seafood, with an extensive wine list). Tony’s of North Beach and Tony’s Slice House (Italian fare with pastas, pizzas, antipasti, and salads all prepared from Tony’s famous recipes. Forbes recently named Tony’s “Best Pizzeria in America”). Boathouse Asian Eatery (innovative Asian cuisine). Marketplace, serving everything from burritos, award-winning barbeque and burgers to noodle soups and specialty coffee drinks. For more information on Graton Resort & Casino, visit www.gratonresortcasino.com. ### MEDIA, PLEASE NOTE: To request further information and interviews or for additional images, please contact Brianne Miller at Graton@landispr.com or (650) 575-7727. About Graton Resort & Casino Located in Sonoma County, Graton Resort & Casino has a commanding presence among the rolling hills of Northern California's wine country. Owned and operated by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Graton Resort & Casino features table games, the latest slot machines, upscale and casual dining, plus entertainment options for visitors and locals alike. For more information, please visit www.gratonresortcasino.com. Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Brianne Miller +1 650-575-7727 Graton@landispr.com Company Website https://www.gratonresortcasino.com/

July 11, 2023 08:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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‘Puerto Rico’s Day at the Ballpark’ Series Launches in 2023

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PUERTO RICO – July 11, 2023 – ( NOTICIAS NEWSWIRE ) – Atlantino, organizers of the newly launched series of baseball events at select MLB stadiums celebrating the island of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico’s Day at the Ballpark, announced that the PRCDA (Puerto Rico Convention District Authority) has officially signed on as the presenting sponsor. The events will be held between July 18-30, 2023 in Arlington, New York, Boston, Detroit, and Atlanta. Through its properties LatinoBaseball.com and 21 Events, Atlantino sought to create a series of baseball events recognizing Puerto Rico’s rich 125-year baseball history dating back to January of 1898, and also as a source of many notable ballplayers over the years. In the Fall of 2022, the organizers partnered with the PRCDA to honor one of those memorable players, Roberto Clemente. The participating teams in the series include the Texas Rangers, the New York Mets, the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers, and the Atlanta Braves. The players to be acknowledged include Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez, Edwin Diaz, Joey Cora, Francisco Lindor, Enrique “Kike” Hernández, Ramón Vázquez, Alex Cora, Javier Báez, Juan Nieves, Alex Lange, Riley Greene, Joe Jiménez and Eddie Rosario. Activations at each game will include live or curated music, signage and videos, a Puerto Rico representative throwing out the first pitch, a pre-game on field presentation to recognized players, a booth or kiosk with giveaways, as well as broadcast promotions via television and radio with local regional sports networks (RSNs). As part of the series, the organizers commissioned custom-designed artwork commemorating each of the Puerto Rican ballplayers, while drawing from their Puerto Rican heritage. Each player will have their one-of-a-kind framed art piece presented to them on-field prior to each game. "Puerto Rico loves baseball for many reasons, we are proud that so many excellent players call us home. This sport is part of our tradition, of who we are, of our history. It is impossible to speak about our Island without mentioning Roberto Clemente and so many others," said Mariela Vallines, Executive Director of the PRCDA. “It’s a great honor to elevate the positive image of Puerto Rican baseball since the late 1800s until today by sharing historical baseball data and recognizing the Puerto Rican baseball stars on MLB teams in 2023. By combining our expertise in Hispanic marketing and media with a passion for baseball, we aim to create memorable experiences that showcase Puerto Rico's Convention and Entertainment District, tourist destinations, vibrant culture and talented athletes," stated Ralph Paniagua, Atlantino Managing Director and Publisher of LatinoBaseball.com The series schedule is as follows: Series Events – 7/18/23 at 7:05 p.m. CT- Arlington- Texas Rangers- Iván “Pudge” Rodríguez – 7/20/23 at 1:10 p.m. ET- New York- New York Mets- Edwin Diaz, Joey Cora, and Francisco Lindor – 7/25/23 at 7:10 p.m. ET- Boston- Boston Red Sox- Enrique “Kike” Hernández, Ramón Vázquez, and Alex Cora – 7/26/23 at 6:40 p.m. ET- Detroit- Detroit Tigers- Javier Báez, Juan Nieves, Alex Lange, Riley Greene – 7/30/23 at 1:35 p.m. ET- Atlanta- Atlanta Braves- Joe Jiménez and Eddie Rosario Sponsors for the various activities include the Puerto Rico Convention District Authority (PRCDA), El Distrito, Puerto Rico Convention Center, and Discover Puerto Rico. Strategic partners, producers, and media allies for these events include LatinoBaseball.com, Skip Font, Ji Starr, HypeSmack, Zaida Colon PR, Talented Art Pro, Texas Rangers, NY Mets, Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, NESN, SNY, and Bally Sports. About PRCDA Puerto Rico Convention District Authority (PRCDA) is a public corporation created under Law Number 351 of September 2nd of 2000, as amended. Its mission is to develop and operate the Convention District, positioning Puerto Rico as a world-class business, tourism, and entertainment destination. PRCDA's objectives include efficiently managing prominent venues, revitalizing urban areas, promoting job creation and business opportunities, and acting as a facilitator in partnership with the private sector. About Atlantino LLC Over the past 37 years, Ralph and Joseph Paniagua have built Atlantino into a powerhouse sponsorship and activations platform for Latino sports, entertainment, experiential, and digital. Through Atlantino and the company’s 21 Events, Latino Baseball ( LatinoBaseball.com ) and Latino Boxing media properties, Ralph has spearheaded Fortune 100 brand activations with more than 18 Major League Baseball teams, the Roberto Clemente Foundation, and more recently Golden Boy. Contact Details Heather Lopez Enterprises Heather Lopez +1 305-647-9275 heather@heatherlopezenterprises.com Zaida Colón PR Zaida Colón +1 787-429-2923 zaidacmediaplanners@gmail.com

July 11, 2023 10:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The APP Welcomes AARP to The APP Tour as Official Naming Rights Sponsor of Champions and Masters Divisions, Title Sponsor of 2024 Champions Cup

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AARP Champions Division is the APP’s USA Pickleball-sanctioned tour for professionals aged 50 plus, AARP Masters Division serves professionals aged 60 plus; 2024 AARP Champions Cup will showcase the best pro and amateur pickleball players 50 years or older The Association of Pickleball Players (APP), the nation’s preeminent pickleball organization for professional, amateur, and recreational pickleball players of all ages, has announced the further expansion of its sponsorship portfolio with the addition of AARP as the Official Naming Rights Sponsor of the APP Tour’s Champions and Masters Divisions and the title sponsor for the APP Tour’s Champions Cup. AARP, the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age, now joins forces with the nation’s fastest-growing sport. AARP Champions Division is the APP Tour’s official USA Pickleball-sanctioned division for professionals aged 50 and over, while AARP Masters Division is the official tour for professionals aged 60 and over. AARP will also serve as the official title sponsor of the APP Tour’s Champions Cup, an annual tournament, starting in 2024, held exclusively for professional and amateur pickleball players 50 and over. The AARP Champions Cup will take place in early 2024 at a venue to be announced. As part of AARP’s sponsorship of the APP, the brand will be immersed into the APP Tour with in-venue branding and visibility, including signage, social media promotion, on-site activation spaces, and inclusion in APP Tour broadcast productions – spanning coverage on CBS Sports Network and ESPN2 as well as livestream coverage on APPTV and ESPN+. Additionally, at select APP Tour events, AARP will sponsor a pre-event pro seminar, led by APP pro players and designed to educate players of all levels with instruction, tips and tricks to improve their pickleball games. “We are very proud to welcome AARP into the APP family,” commented Tom Webb, CMO of the APP. “As stewards of the game of pickleball, we take immense pride in supporting all pickleball players, from elite pros to amateurs and recreational players, and in particular those aged 50 and above who are such an important part of the incredible growth of pickleball across the United States. One of our core values is inclusivity and support for all players and adding AARP, an organization dedicated to healthy aging, allows us to better support our players.” “We know that being active and having social connections is important for mental well-being and overall health and happiness as we age,” noted Barbara Shipley, SVP of Brand Integration at AARP. “Pickleball supports a physically and socially active lifestyle and AARP is excited to shine a brighter light on people 50 and over who play at any level. Their stories inspire, educate and encourage people to play, have fun and make new friends, helping them make their health and happiness last as long as they do.” To stay updated on the APP, visit theapp.global, and follow us on Instagram, Threads, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. About the APP Founded in 2019, the Association of Pickleball Players (APP) serves professionals, amateurs and recreational players of all ages in the fastest growing sport in the USA. The first and only tour officially sanctioned by USA Pickleball, the 2023 APP Tour slate has 16 announced tournament stops, in addition to International and Collegiate Series events. The APP also prides itself on developing the next generation of pickleball champions through its Next Gen Series and other youth initiatives. To stay updated on the APP, visit theapp.global, and follow us on Instagram, Threads, Twitter, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. About AARP AARP is the nation's largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to the more than 100 million Americans 50-plus and their families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org/about-aarp/, www.aarp.org/español or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspañol and @AARPadvocates on social media. Contact Details The APP Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 dsagerman@theapp.global AARP Vanessa Camozzi +1 202-256-7408 vcamozzi@aarp.org Company Website https://theapp.global

July 11, 2023 09:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Phunware enhancing hospitality with Smart Hospitality Solution in Thumper Pond Resort launch

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Phunware COO Randall Crowder joins Proactive's Natalie Stoberman to share the details of its newly announced collaboration with Minnesota's Thumper Pond Resort to launch Phunware's Smart Hospitality Solution. Crowder says Thumper Pond Resort offers a picturesque setting with a championship golf course and various amenities. Coupled with Phunware's mobile Smart Hospitality Solution, Crowder explains that Thumper Pond can allows guests to maximize their experience at the resort. Crowder shares how the application leverages Phunware's advanced location software, enabling users to navigate the property easily, both indoors and outdoors where guests can explore the golf course and conveniently order food and drinks from anywhere; ensuring prompt delivery. The app also incorporates contextual engagement, sending personalized messages based on guests' location and preferences. Phunware also utilizes artificial intelligence to craft these messages while maintaining a human-centric connection with guests. The aim is to transform guests' smartphones into mobile concierges by offering personalized and efficient services. Contact Details Proactive Investors +1 347-449-0879 na-editorial@proactiveinvestors.com

July 06, 2023 04:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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