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AllWell Beauty Announces the Launch of their new Botanical Hydrating Moisturizer

AllWell Beauty

Say goodbye to dryness and dullness and hello to nourished, revitalized, younger-looking skin. AllWell Beauty’s lightweight yet powerful Botanical Hydrating Moisturizer absorbs quickly with weightless, all-day hydration that lasts. Formulated with proprietary, upcycled, antioxidant-rich Acer Rubrum Extract (Red Maple) for a moisturizing, matte finish, along with other powerful actives including ceramides, antioxidant peptides, hyaluronic acid, vegan collagen and more. The new moisturizer helps replenish the balance of ceramides supporting the skin barrier, improving skin firmness and hydration, and smoothing the appearance of wrinkles for a youthful look. “We are very excited for the launch of our second product, the Botanical Hydrating Moisturizer to the All Well Beauty lineup”, says Mike Hamilton, Founder and CEO, AllWell Beauty. “With each new launch within the brand, we are expanding what’s possible with our patented Plantrose® technology to improve the incredible benefits of our plant-based ingredients, in this case, our Acer Rubrum extract. Our mission of pushing the boundaries in beauty and creating a brand that is forward-thinking, sustainable and backed by clinical results in the upcycled beauty space has always been our driving force and we are inspired with each new product we introduce.” Key Ingredients: Acer Rubrum Extract The proprietary ingredient is upcycled from red maple trees. This unique dual-action particle in Acer Rubrum extract works to retain moisture and hydrate the skin, while absorbing excess oil for a visibly mattified complexion, leaving the skin balanced and renewed. The Botanical Hydrating Moisturizer contains materials upcycled from wood, sugar cane bagasse, corn cobs, and rejected, blemished avocados. Ceramides Plant-based lipids strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, for a hydrated, bouncy finish. Improves skin elasticity. Peptides This peptide is clinically proven to increase skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of visible dark spots, due to its antioxidant effect. It also protects skin oils from oxidizing when exposed to environmental aggressors, preventing free radical formation for a smooth, even appearance. Vegan Collagen A powerful humectant, this bio-designed collagen hydrates and improves skin elasticity for skin that’s youthful, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Clinically proven to deliver superior skin hydration and improve skin elasticity. Bisabolol A healing, soothing ingredient, that calms the skin due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, and anti-microbial properties. Acacia Seed Extract Rich in skin nutrients (peptides and sugars) that harmonize water flow, drawing moisture to the deeper layers of the skin. The organic seeds are sustainably sourced from Burkina Faso and support local women's entrepreneurship and regional reforesting. Upcycled Beauty The Botanical Hydrating Moisturizer contains materials upcycled from wood, sugar cane bagasse, corn cobs, and rejected, blemished avocados. CLINICALLY PROVEN 93% experienced all-day hydration** 91% noticed smoother skin* 71% showed an improvement in the appearance of wrinkles* 76% noticed visibly less shiny skin during the day* * Results based on 34 participants of all skin types using the moisturizer twice daily for four weeks and** 29 participants using the moisturizer twice daily for two weeks. Available in a 50ML / 1.7 FL Oz jar, SRP $54 AllWell Beauty is on a mission to pioneer upcycling technology. Our patented Plantrose® technology provides a cleaner, faster, and more advanced method for transforming plants into powerful active ingredients from sustainably grown and harvested plant materials left over from post-production uses. By using ONLY water, heat, pressure, and time, the brand’s technology is innovative, clean, and green without the use of harsh chemicals. Leaping Bunny • Cruelty Free • Vegan • Made in USA • FSC • Recyclable packaging Contact Details Hannaway Public Relations Jennine Lavyne +1 917-447-1192 jennine@hannawaypr.com Company Website https://www.allwellbeauty.com

March 30, 2022 01:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Entertainment Industry Leader Lou D’Angeli joins Logitix as Senior Director of Las Vegas Events

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Logitix, the leader in live event ticketing technology and analytics, announced they have named Lou D’Angeli as their Senior Director of Las Vegas Events. D’Angeli brings over 25 years of experience as a marketing executive for renowned entertainment brands like Cirque du Soleil and World Wrestling Entertainment. Through this newly created position, D’Angeli will lead the Las Vegas division of Logitix to optimize live event ticket sales for Vegas area shows through real-time data, dynamic pricing, and distribution. “Adding Lou to Logitix represents our commitment to the Las Vegas market as the world’s entertainment capital,” said Logitix President Greg Nortman. “Lou is very well respected in the live events industry through his impressive work with companies like Cirque and WWE. He will play an integral role in helping the live events community in Las Vegas navigate their ticketing strategy.” Before joining Logitix, D’Angeli spent over 11 years with Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, where he was Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Public Relations. He managed key relationships with MGM Resorts International, Apple Records (The Beatles), Disney, Treasure Island, and the Estate of Michael Jackson. In Las Vegas and Orlando, he was responsible for upwards of 5 million tickets sold and $500 million in yearly revenue. Before joining Cirque du Soleil, D’Angeli spent four years with WWE as Director of Marketing, where he implemented $2 million in national advertising focused on increasing pay-per-view numbers. Earlier in his career, D’Angeli worked on the venue side of the live events industry as an executive with Comcast-Spectacor. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Logitix managed 2.4 million tickets that sold for over $300 million through teams across the NFL, NBA, and NHL, plus NCAA events and live event properties. Logitix optimizes ticket sale outcomes for all of its partners through proprietary dynamic pricing and distribution. Its unique platform analyzes millions of real-time data points, providing up-to-the-minute insights within the live event marketplace. About Logitix Logitix is the preeminent monetization engine and ticketing platform for the live event industry, combining optimized pricing, distribution, and inventory management with real-time insights to help sellers and buyers respond to a rapidly changing market environment. The Logitix vision is to automate the entire ticket life cycle and provide data-driven insights to serve the diverse needs of its clients. The company is backed by ZMC and is privately held. For more information about Logitix, visit Logitix.com or find them on LinkedIn. # # # Contact Details Eric Nemeth +1 602-502-2793 nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://logitix.com/

March 29, 2022 11:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Odds On Australian Tennis Star Barty To Return To The Sport

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bwin and other leading betting brands aren’t yet ruling out a return to the sport for Australian Tennis Star Ashleigh Barty following the 25-year old’s shock retirement last week as they offer strong odds for her gracing the courts once more. Barty retired from professional tennis on Tuesday (March 23), saying she was physically ‘absolutely spent’. And with odds on for her return, the Queenslander, who has been world number one for 121 weeks, is far from the first sports star to retire and then make a comeback. Just this month, Tom Brady – revered as the greatest NFL quarterback of all time – announced his return to the gridiron after a ‘retirement’ that lasted 40 days. The 44-year old, who has won six Superbowls and holds almost every major quarterback record, retired on February 1 but will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this coming season for his 23 rd NFL year after tweeting ‘I’ve realized my place is on the field and not in the stands’. There are a host of other sporting legends who found the lure of the game too much to resist after retiring. Among them are boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, who retired no fewer then five times, tennis ace Martina Hingis who quit three times and basketball legend Michael Jordan, who left the court twice before finally calling it a day in 2003. For more on the top 10 multiple sports retirements, visit: Sporting comebacks: 10 famous multiple retirees Contact Details Intelligiants J Cain +44 7889 314155 press@intelligiants.com

March 29, 2022 10:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Comcast Expands Digital Equity Efforts: Installs Comcast Lift Zone at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Olathe Unit

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As part of its ongoing commitment to help connect low-income families and individuals to the Internet so they can fully participate in the digital economy, Comcast today announced the Olathe Unit of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City is now a high-speed Internet enabled Lift Zone. Lift Zones provide free WiFi access in community centers and complement Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, which since 2011 has helped connect more than 10 million low-income Americans to the Internet at home, with more than 20,000 in Kansas and Missouri, including Olathe. The grand opening celebration of Comcast’s first Lift Zone in Olathe, located at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Olathe Unit, will be on Tuesday, March 29 at 4:30 p.m. at 520 S. Harrison St. With this opening, there are now three active Lift Zones in the Greater Kansas City Area—two in Independence at the Boys & Girls Clubs and this new addition at the Olathe Unit. Dignitaries attending the event are Dr. Dred Scott, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, LeEtta Felter, Olathe City Council and School Board Member, and Brent McCune, Chair of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Olathe Unit Advisory Board. “I would like to express my gratitude to the team at Comcast,” remarked Dr. Dred Scott, President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City. “Adding the Lift Zones to the Olathe Unit to help our Club members access the Internet is huge. During the pandemic many of our youth were forced to learn from home without having the technology, hardware and infrastructure to support that learning. I want to thank each and every member of the Comcast team that made the Lift Zone initiatives possible within our Clubs. It means so much because of the connection they have with the Club. This relationship and this partnership are much more than a transactional experience.” "Having WiFi at the Lift Zone in the Olathe Unit is great because I can get my homework done right after school,” remarked 5 th Grade Olathe Lift Zone Club Member, Aleria H. “When my homework is completed, it allows me to have more free time when I get home. I’m so glad the Club has WiFi!" “Our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City is part of our work striving to advance digital equity in communities across the Greater Kansas City area,” said Nicole Jacobson, Director, Technical Operations, Comcast. “Opening the Lift Zone at their facility in Olathe allows us to support students and their families and provide them with the high-speed broadband they need to stay connected.” For more information about Internet Essentials, Lift Zones and Comcast’s commitment to education and digital equity, please visit https://corporate.comcast.com/education. Families and households can apply for the Internet Essentials program at www.internetessentials.com or by phone at 1-855-846-8376 for English or 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Jayne Siemens +1 816-289-1109 Jsiemens@vencomm.com Company Website https://corporate.comcast.com/

March 29, 2022 08:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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MAJOR LEAGUE PICKLEBALL WELCOMES NEW OWNERS INCLUDING GARY VAYNERCHUK, ANNOUNCES 2022 DRAFT AND FIRST 2022 EVENT DATE

Major League Pickleball

Gary Vaynerchuk Joins New MLP Team Owners for 2022; MLP Grows from Eight Teams in 2021 to 12 for 2022 MLP Draft will be revealed via livestream from The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows, NYC, May 28th, 2022; First 2022 MLP Team Competition to take place at Dreamland, Dripping Springs, Texas, June 3 – 5 with CBS Sports Network Set to Exclusively Televise Finals on June 5 Major League Pickleball (MLP), the elite pickleball league that showcases the world’s best professional pickleball players in a unique team format while serving as a platform to attract new pickleball fans and players to the fastest growing sport in America, is welcoming new owners in 2022 including business leader and cultural icon Gary Vaynerchuk, expanding the MLP team roster from the eight teams which took part in the inaugural MLP event in 2021, to 12 teams in 2022. MLP has also confirmed that the 2022 MLP Draft, a unique event in professional pickleball worldwide, will be revealed at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, NYC on Saturday, May 28th, an invitation-only event which will be livestreamed on MLP channels including MajorLeaguePickleball.net, MLP YouTube and Facebook. The Draft will set the teams for MLP’s first 2022 team competition, which will be held at Dreamland, Dripping Springs, Texas, from June 3 - June 5, in which 48 of the world’s best professional pickleball players, 24 women and 24 men, will compete to win the second-ever MLP competition, with the finals set to be exclusively televised on CBS Sports Network. The preceding rounds will also be livestreamed on MLP digital channels. “MLP is the most exciting brand in pickleball, a sport that I’m very excited to be coming into at such an important stage of its development,” said new MLP Team Owner, Gary Vaynerchuk. “I’ve been watching the growth of the sport over the last couple of years, and waiting for the right opportunity to jump in. What MLP is creating is precisely what I think pickleball needs - innovation, equality, great competition, and a central focus on the social community that this sport creates.” “2021 was a groundbreaking year for pickleball, with the first MLP event setting new standards for our sport, and now we have even more exciting plans for 2022 and beyond,” commented 2021 MLP MVP and professional pickleball athlete, Lee Whitwell. “Welcoming new team owners to MLP, and revealing our 2022 Draft at such an iconic venue as Flushing Meadows is exciting enough. To also be able to confirm that we’ll be back at Dreamland in early June for our second MLP event is just great news, for the athletes, the sport and, most importantly, for pickleball fans.” “We all went into the first MLP event knowing it was going to be good, but none of us knew just how amazing it was going to be,” added fellow-pro pickleball athlete, Zane Navratil. “Now, in 2022, MLP is growing, adding more teams, and building even more excitement about what’s to come. The team format instantly proved to be a success when it was unveiled by MLP in 2021, and I’m already excited to find out who my teammates will be for 2022, and focused on winning!” “MLP's inaugural team competition in 2021 raised the bar for professional pickleball, and in 2022 we will continue to set new standards," commented MLP Commissioner, Jenny Klitch. "For 2022 we start MLP’s second year with some very exciting news, including welcoming new Team Owners, who are eager to draft and support the world's best pro pickleball players. We are also delighted to be returning to Dreamland in Austin, Texas, for the first 2022 MLP competition in June, and as a former pro tennis player, I’m thrilled to announce that we will reveal our Draft in May at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows. These iconic venues are perfect to showcase the highest levels of pro pickleball competition and spread the joy of the game as pickleball continues its explosive growth and makes headlines worldwide." The 2022 MLP draft reveal will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadows, NYC on Saturday, May 28th. The event will be invitation only, but fans will be able to tune in to the one hour live show which will be livestreamed on MLP channels including MajorLeaguePickleball.net, MLP YouTube and Facebook. The 2022 MLP Draft reveal will take place during the APP New York City Open at Flushing Meadows May 25-29, 2022. In 2021, MLP staged its groundbreaking first-ever Draft, in which 32 of the best professional pickleball players were drafted into eight teams. The Draft uses a “snake” format, ensuring each team has a balanced roster of two women and two men, ensuring the most exciting competition then takes place on court when the action starts. For 2022, with the addition of four new teams, 48 players will be drafted into the 12 teams which will compete at Dreamland, Dripping Springs, from June 3 - 5, 2022. MLP’s first competitive event of 2022 at Dreamland will also be livestreamed on MLP digital channels, with the finals set to be exclusively televised live on CBS Sports Network. Full tune-in information, ticket details and the complete event schedule will be announced before the event by MLP. Details of further 2022 MLP events will also be announced throughout 2022. For more information, stay tuned to MLP social media channels and subscribe to the official MLP e-newsletter. --- MLP --- About Major League Pickleball Major League Pickleball (MLP) is the elite professional pickleball competition that sees teams of two women, two men, compete in a unique format that has set new standards in the fastest growing sport in America. MLP's first-ever event, which took place in November, 2022, raised the bar for pro pickleball, introducing broadcast and event production innovations that saw MLP awarded the title "Event of the Year" by The Dink. In addition to MLP's goal to create engaging new platforms to showcase the best professional female and male pickleball players worldwide, MLP is also focused on helping build the grassroots of the sport, attracting both new participants and fans to pickleball in the USA and worldwide. For more information on Major League Pickleball, go to MajorLeaguePickleball.net and follow Major League Pickleball on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest and YouTube. Contact Details Red Knot Tom Webb +1 512-952-9369 tom@redknotcomms.com Company Website https://www.majorleaguepickleball.net/

March 29, 2022 07:30 AM Central Daylight Time

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ReadyWise’s Simple Kitchen Freeze-Dried Snacks Redefine Healthy Snacking at the 2022 Natural Foods West EXPO

ReadyWise, Inc.

ReadyWise exhibited its line of Simple Kitchen freeze-dried snacks at the 2022 Natural Foods West EXPO. This line redefines healthy snacking by creating a variety of options for customers, including freeze-dried conventional and organic fruit snacks, seasoned vegetable snacks, sweet treats, and soups. ReadyWise wants to impact the industry by addressing a prominent issue in America – unhealthy snacking. Not only are these a healthier option compared to the alternative potato chips, but they are both kids and adult-approved so that the whole family will enjoy them. “Too often, we see people choose bad options for their health, depleting their daily energy with large amounts of added sugars,” says ReadyWise CEO Morten Steen-Jorgensen. “We wanted to show people that healthy can still be delicious, which is why ReadyWise decided to create their Simple Kitchen line to bring a healthier alternative to the market that would also be a great addition to our Emergency and Adventure lines.” Next time you are in a pinch, consider grabbing a ReadyWise Simple Kitchen snack on the go. These snacks require no constitution and are ready to eat from the bag. This simple solution snack even has up to 3-year shelf life, so they are great for everyday snacking but have an extended shelf-life so they can even be used as part of your emergency preparedness supply. ReadyWise takes an innovative approach to their freeze-drying methods that hold 98% of nutrients. This dependable and simple choice meets your needs with high quality and great taste while providing essential nutrients. ReadyWise’s Simple Kitchen Organic Fruits won a 2021 Good Housekeeping award for its freeze-dried strawberries. Other fruits in this line include Mango, Pineapple, Peaches, and Apples. ReadyWise also created a way to make eating your veggies fun with their seasoned vegetable snacks, including Buttered Broccoli, Wasabi Peas, Sriracha Corn, and Ginger Beets. They even have you covered with their sweet treats made with natural fruit to satisfy your sweet tooth. This line includes Old Fashioned Apple Crisp, Raspberries and Brownie Bites, Cookie Dough Medley, and Strawberry Yogurt Tart. These snacks are good on their own, but you can add them into your other favorite foods like adding freeze-dried fruit to your yogurt, adding Buttered Broccoli to your soups, and adding sriracha corn to your Chex Mix or popcorn. You can check out recipes on ReadyWise’s blog. These Simple Kitchen snacks made with simple and clean ingredients are perfect for everyone and have gluten-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, and dairy-free options for those with dietary restrictions. ReadyWise has made snacking easy by offering a subscription-based purchase option where you can subscribe and save 15% off with a weekly or monthly order. This is a great gift option for your loved ones like college students, parents, and friends looking for healthier options while still having the great taste of a quick snack. Contact Details ReadyWise, Inc. Tim Lawlor +1 801-383-1356 tlawlor@readywise.com

March 24, 2022 11:13 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Going Back to Work: Who Will You Miss More? Your Family or Your Dog?

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With more people returning to the office, there’s a lot of anxiety and stress around what to do with four-legged family members who have become accustomed to having their pet parents at home. Recently, international dog trainer, Tom Davis, partnered with Wag! on a satellite media tour to talk about the type of care and training required to keep our pets happy. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/noALR-no8ig Over the past 2 years, many people adopted puppies and dogs during the pandemic. Right now, and over the next few weeks, millions of people will be returning to offices and workplaces for the first time. This transition period raises several issues for dogs: increased stress and anxiety, as well as lack of exercise and social play. In honor of National Puppy Day (March 23rd), Wag! conducted a national survey* and found that out of the 1,001 respondents, 62% percent have adopted a dog in the last two years during the pandemic. 41% of those dog parents returning to work said that they’ll miss their dogs even more than their kids or spouses. Out of those new dog parents, 76% are nervous about pet care challenges upon returning to work in- person. Some other key highlights include: Dogs are the best medicine: 93% say parenting a dog has provided them mental health support, while 48% say that dog parenting has decreased their anxiety. Puppy love is real: 37% say that the most surprising thing about parenting a new puppy was the overwhelming amount of love for their new friend Pet insurance is the single biggest challenge for new dog parents: 63% of respondents expressed surprise at how much time, effort and money was required for pet insurance, more than any other challenge of becoming a new pet parent. Dogs and parents can both suffer behavioral issues/anxiety being separated from each other. Services like Wag!, which connects Pet Parents with local Pet Caregivers for dog walking and longer drop-ins for play time, can give your dog the much-needed stimulation, and peace-of-mind for pet parents. Like human health insurance, it’s important to also get insurance for our pets. Pets are our family, and their health is just as important. WagWalking.com is a great resource for more information on pet insurance and wellness. For more information on the survey and Wag! check out WagWalking.com About Tom Davis: Tom Davis is an international dog trainer who specializes in dog training based on canine behavior, and he is known for taking in some of the hardest behavior modification training cases. His natural ability to understand and connect with dogs allows him to breakthrough problems, such as reactivity and disobedience. Tom knows that educating people about their dogs, and changing negative behaviors, is what he was put on this Earth to do. Tom spends the first several hours of his weekdays with his online dog training students, who are located across the United States and all over the world. Several times per month, Tom boards a plane to work with out-of-state clients, including professional athletes, musicians, actors and politicians. And most of his summers are spent studying with wolves in Colorado, allowing him to understand the canine with full complexity. Tom is also an official mentor trainer for the Animal Behavioral College, where his responsibilities include fine-tuning and mentoring graduating seniors. He plays a critical role in ensuring each student has the capability and canine skills to successfully graduate and enter into their professional career. About Wag!: Wag! is the #1 app for pet parents, offering options for 5-star dog walking, pet sitting, expert pet advice, and training from local pet caregivers nationwide. Wag!'s community of 400,000 pet caregivers are pet people, and it shows. Making pet parents happy is what Wag! does best. With safety and happiness at the forefront, pet caregivers with Wag! have a trusted record of experience with nearly 12 million pet care services across all 50 states, resulting in more than 96% of their reviews earning 5 stars. Survey Methodology Summary: * This sample of 1001 U.S. adults (18 years or older), all of whom are dog parents of at least one dog adopted, purchased or gifted to them within the past 2 years, was surveyed between February 14, 2022 and February 17, 2022. DKC Analytics conducted and analyzed this survey with a sample procured using the Pollfish survey delivery platform, which delivers online surveys globally through mobile apps and the mobile web along with the desktop web. No additional weighting has been applied to the sample. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

March 23, 2022 02:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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STATHERO’S $50,000 FREE-TO-PLAY “PICK‘EM MADNESS" IS THE ULTIMATE NCAA BASKETBALL DAILY FANTASY SPORT CONTEST — WITH NO BUSTED BRACKETS!

StatHero

Amidst all of this weekend’s busted brackets, StatHero players ended in the positive, taking home victories 57% of the time. StatHero PICK’EM MADNESS, the latest innovation from the StatHero team, pits the stars of the NCAA Tournament matchups against each other in a unique DFS and sports betting skill-based hybrid. Gone are the cumbersome hours spent pining over brackets, because StatHero’s PICK’EM is the easiest and fastest way to get action on college hoops throughout the NCAA tournament. StatHero will giveaway $50,000 in bonus PICK’EM MADNESS during the Sweet 16 to get first time fans engaged in this new way to enjoy the NCAA Tournament. They are coming back with MORE FREE contests for the Elite Eight and Final Four rounds as well. Coming off a 600% YoY increase during the Super Bowl, StatHero gives DFS players the advantage to go up against their pre-posted lineups instead of the same long-odds contests, funky props, or thousands of opponents. StatHero’s format has become THE game-changing force in the DFS space with players betting THREE TIMES the average spend of industry leading apps DraftKings and FanDuel. Jason Jaramillo, Founder of StatHero: “StatHero’s disruption is based simply on giving players a greater opportunity to flex their skills and have more fun. Player experience will always be StatHero’s #1 priority. StatHero’s team common vision is to be the gaming differentiator, which increases player spend, simply based on winning more. So many fans are conditioned to just fill out brackets and have rarely — if ever — won anything. We wanted to give fans a chance to win something on every single game without the need to run to the table and that’s what we delivered.” In addition to the PICK’EM MADNESS contests, StatHero also has dozens of March Madness lineups displayed ahead of time that fans can comb through to take on against their own selections head-to-head. All contests keep the focus on the matchups and players that fans know best, so they can take control back from the handicappers and never have to think about busted brackets again. For media/press inquiries, please contact: Dianne Quirante, dianne@emcbowery.com. About STATHERO Combining the best of fantasy sports and sports gaming, StatHero is a first of its kind daily fantasy sports platform. The company has exploded in growth since founded in 2019 in large part due it’s simple gameplay, low commitment and instant gratification. Stathero uses the familiar fantasy sports based format to allow players to compete against posted lineups across a variety of professional sports and game types including Survivor Pools, Head-to-Head and Fantasy Parlays. Their patent pending gameplay gives players an advantage unlike any other in fantasy sports. It’s truly daily fantasy the way it was meant to be played - one-on-one. For more information, visit: www.stathero.com and follow us on Twitter @StatHeroHq. Contact Details Dianne Quirante +1 323-654-0001 dianne@emcbowery.com Company Website https://stathero.com/

March 23, 2022 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Houston Mother Gives ‘Inside Look’ at Staying Connected to the Internet During the Pandemic

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HOUSTON, TX — A Houston mother is one of the millions of low-income Americans who will now be able to get free, fast and reliable Comcast broadband service, thanks to the new Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) — a federally-funded program that gives eligible households a credit of up to $30 per month towards the cost of broadband service. “When the pandemic first happened, that’s when everything got pretty chaotic,” Jamila Byrd, a Houston mother of two, said. “You don’t really think about how important the Internet is until you don’t have it anymore.” According to the White House, an estimated 42 million Americans are in the same or similar situation as Byrd; they don’t have access to high-speed internet at home. The hardship, often referred to as the “digital divide”, was exacerbated by the pandemic when families had to virtually learn and work from home. “We had to go to friends’ houses, my sister’s house, so my kids could do assignments,” Byrd said. “It takes away a lot of time from us being together as a family. It’s tough for everybody.” The goal of the program is to help low-income households connect and stay connected to high-speed internet for work, school, healthcare and more. Eligible households that enroll in the program get up to a $30 monthly credit ($75 for eligible Tribal land households). Customers can use the monthly credit towards Xfinity Internet and mobile services. Eligible households are those that qualify for programs like the Federal Pell Grant, National School Lunch Program, SNAP, Medicaid, housing assistance and other government programs. “The Affordable Connectivity Program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that Comcast is proud to actively support,” Houston Regional Vice President of External Affairs Toni Beck said. “As a company and society, it is imperative that we work together to help people connect to the transformative power of the internet both at home and on the go. At Comcast, we’re doing just that.” In response to the ACP, Comcast introduced a new plan called Internet Essentials Plus that offers twice the download speed – up to 100 Mbps – of the traditional Internet Essentials service, a cable modem and a WiFi router for $29.95 per month. With the $30 ACP credit, Internet Essentials Plus is effectively free for qualifying families. Customers who are looking for home internet and top-rated mobile service can now have both at an affordable price. Internet Essentials customers paying $9.95 per month can add one line of Unlimited Xfinity Mobile ($45 per month) for $24.95 per after applying the ACP credit. In February, during a White House event, Vice President Kamala Harris, Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, and Senior Advisor Mitch Landrieu announced more than 10 million households are enrolled in the Affordable Connectivity Program, the nation’s largest-ever broadband affordability program. Byrd was recently approved for the ACP credit. “I’m grateful for this program,” Byrd said. “If I had to use one word to describe our household environment right now, it’s unity. It brings us together. It helps us to be able to do the things that we need to do, and then we have more time for family time.” To learn more about the ACP, eligibility or to apply go to Xfinity.com/acp or call 1-844-389-4681. About Comcast Corporation Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on broadband, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information. Contact Details Foti Kallergis +1 832-986-0196 Foti_Kallergis@comcast.com Company Website https://houston.comcast.com/

March 23, 2022 07:02 AM Central Daylight Time

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