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THE APP ANNOUNCES NEW APP SIGNATURE EVENT: 2024 APP U.S. COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND MIDWEST OPEN

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First-of-its-kind event will take place January 3-7 at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Indiana; Signature event features college teams from across the country competing in a unique new team format for $50,000* in prize money; Registration will open September 14 on PickleballBrackets.com CHICAGO (SEPTEMBER 12, 2023) -- The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) announced today its first APP Signature Event of its 2024 calendar, the inaugural APP U.S. Collegiate Championships and Midwest Open, held January 3-7 at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Indiana. This event, the first of a multi-year partnership, will mark one of the largest pickleball events ever in the state of Indiana and is presented in partnership with Westfield Sports Commission, Hamilton County Sports Authority, Hamilton County Tourism, Indiana Sports and Tourism Bid Fund, and Grand National Racquet Center, a world-class racquet facility in development in Westfield and opening in 2025. The first competition of its kind, the nationally-televised 2024 APP U.S. Collegiate Championships will invite the top college pickleball teams from across the nation to showcase their skills in head-to-head competition. Each team will be comprised of a minimum of four players (two women and two men) and a maximum of six players (three women and three men) and take part in a unique new team competition. Matches from pool play through the finals will be rally scoring, win by one, and consist of singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Scoring will follow the “Every. Pickle. Point. Counts.” scoring system where scoring for match wins is cumulative, with points bonuses for games won. Under this scoring system, every game and every point matters. College teams wishing to enter the tournament are asked to register their intention to field a team via theapp.global. Full registration details for all college teams confirmed to take part will be shared at a later date by the APP. Alongside the 2024 APP U.S. Collegiate Championships, the APP will hold the APP Midwest Open for players of all ages and skill levels. The event will also feature a pro wildcard playoff, guaranteeing pro champions a wildcard entry into a designated 2024 APP Tour event. The amateur brackets will follow the traditional APP double-elimination format for singles, doubles, and mixed doubles competitions. Amateur and wildcard pro player registrations for the event will open September 14 on PickleballBrackets.com. The 2024 APP U.S. Collegiate Championships and Midwest Open will take place at the 400-acre Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, located 30 miles north of Indianapolis and named the fastest growing city in the state of Indiana. Grand Park Sports Campus is home to the Pacers Athletic Center, serves as the training camp home for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, and boasts 57 outdoor fields for soccer, football, lacrosse, baseball, and softball. “I am so excited to see the vision come to reality with the launch of this event with the APP and such a terrific group of committed partners,” commented John Moorin, Founder, MD Sports Marketing. “When I first talked to Ken Hermann [APP Founder] about the idea to bring collegiate pickleball to Westfield, I knew I called the right person. I have many unforgettable memories playing in APP events and I am so happy to help create that same excitement for the college athletes who will compete in this great, nationally-televised event. It’s going to be incredible!” Grand Park Events Center, a 377,000-square-foot facility will be transformed to a pickleball mecca for the APP U.S. Collegiate Championships and Midwest Open, featuring 28 pickleball courts and a Championship Court, as well as stadium seating with visibility of all courts, VIP seating, player locker rooms, and a large bar and restaurant overlooking play. “We are excited to host the 2024 APP U.S. Collegiate Championships and Midwest Open here at Grand Park Sports Campus in its inaugural year and for years to come! The addition of pickleball to the campus continues to show how we can utilize the facility for a variety of sports.” said Matt Trnian, Grand Park Director. “We are thrilled to be heading to Westfield for our first APP Signature Event of 2024, the inaugural APP U.S. Collegiate Championships and Midwest Open,” said APP Founder Ken Herrmann. “This event is a special one – it's the first of its kind to feature college-level pickleball teams battling it out for gold and it kicks off our long-term efforts in the collegiate space. You will see exponential growth in college pickleball in 2024, with new events by the APP, and at colleges and universities across the country. We are excited to help fuel this growth and put on a world-class tournament for college players, and everyone who takes part.” Matt Deck, Westfield Sports Commission President, noted “the Westfield Sports Commission could not be more excited about our first official event and the beginning of a long-lasting relationship with the APP!” “I am thrilled to welcome the Association of Pickleball Players and all participants to the inaugural APP U.S. Collegiate Championships and Midwest Open at Grand Park Sports Campus”, said Westfield Mayor, Andy Cook. “This event marks a significant milestone for our city, showcasing our commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles and fostering community through sports. We are honored to host this prestigious event and look forward to witnessing the passion and talent of pickleball players nationwide.” “The Hamilton County Sports Authority team looks forward to welcoming the APP for this innovative and exciting new event highlighting both collegiate and open play,” said Hamilton County Sports Authority Director Carl Daniels. “It’s tremendous to see the platform the APP provides for pickleball players of all skill levels. Our team is excited to create a memorable experience in our destination for all these athletes.” "I am excited to join the celebration of athleticism and sportsmanship that the APP U.S. Collegiate Championships and Midwest Open bring to our city”, stated Scott Willis, Westfield’s Mayor Elect. “I congratulate the APP for organizing this event and thank them for choosing Westfield as the host location. This is a first for Grand Park and an expansion of sporting events at the park. I am eager to support and continue building upon initiatives that enhance our community's quality of life and promote the spirit of competition." To stay tuned on additional updates, visit theapp.global and the APP’s social media channels Instagram, X, Threads, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. * subject to official rules and eligibility 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 APP operates the APP Tour, the first and only tour fully and 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, the Next Gen National Team, and other youth initiatives. To stay tuned on additional updates, visit theapp.global and the APP’s social media channels Instagram, X, Threads, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. About Hamilton County Sports Authority Hamilton County Sports Authority (HCSA), a division of Hamilton County Tourism, creates positive economic and community impact by attracting, supporting and developing sporting events, facilities and clubs for Hamilton County, Indiana. About the Westfield Sports Commission The Westfield Sports Commission (WSC) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization that was formed in 2023 to grow sports tourism in the City of Westfield. WSC attracts, supports, and leverages diverse, high-quality sporting events to positively impact the quality of life, image, and long-term economic stability of the community. Contact Details The Association of Pickleball Players Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 dsagerman@theapp.global City of Westfield Chris Proffitt +1 317-804-3000 cproffitt@westfield.in.gov Westfield Sports Commission Matt Deck +1 317-903-9333 mdeck@tradewinds.net Hamilton County Sports Authority Gabby Blauert +1 708-629-9618 gblauert@hamiltoncountytourism.com Company Website https://www.theapp.global/

September 12, 2023 09:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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September is National Preparedness Month: ReadyWise Provides Essentials to Ensure Your Family's Safety

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September is National Preparedness Month, a crucial time to focus on safeguarding families and communities against unexpected disasters and emergencies. Recent devastating natural disasters worldwide, including the horrible wildfires in Maui, a deadly earthquake in Morocco, catastrophic flooding in Libya, and unprecedented hurricanes in the eastern US and California, have underscored the importance of preparedness. Failing to plan is planning to fail, and ReadyWise, the leading manufacturer of Emergency Food Supplies, is here to help households prepare with the essentials. Why Preparedness Matters: Natural disasters can strike anywhere, and no one is exempt from their potential impact. The first step to preparedness is learning about the disasters most likely to happen in your region and creating an emergency communication plan with your family. Then, you can build an emergency kit. ReadyWise recommends having at least a one-month food supply for each family member, as natural disasters often result in power outages. The restoration of these vital infrastructure elements can be a time-consuming process, ranging from days to potentially weeks or even months. ReadyWise Offers National Preparedness Month Deals: ReadyWise is dedicated to helping families become self-sufficient during emergencies, and this National Preparedness Month, they are offering special deals to make preparedness affordable for everyone. Here are some of the highlights: 4-Week Supply at Its Lowest Price Ever: ReadyWise offers a convenient two-bucket bundle with enough food to last a month. This bundle includes breakfast, lunch, and entrees and comes with easy grab-and-go handles in case of an evacuation. 5-Day Bug-Out Bag: Essential for any evacuation, this bag contains everything you need, from first aid necessities to waterproof matches. It also includes 36 servings of food to energize you and a portable stove for cooking without electricity. 72-Hour Kits: FEMA recommends having at least three days' food during an emergency. ReadyWise offers 72-hour Food and Drink Kits to cover the basics for you and your family. Stay Informed and Prepared: Remember that sheltering in place is a strategy to protect yourself during specific emergencies, such as pandemics or severe weather events. Always follow the guidance provided by local authorities and be prepared for an extended stay in your sheltered space if necessary. Stock up on long-term food storage, water and filtration, communication supplies, an emergency kit with a first-aid kit, flashlights, batteries, a multi-tool, and any necessary medications. This National Preparedness Month, commit to protecting your family and yourself in the face of disaster. Visit www.readywise.com to learn more about ReadyWise's essential products and special offers. About ReadyWise: Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, ReadyWise is a leading manufacturer of emergency food supplies dedicated to helping families become self-sufficient during times of crisis. With a wide range of products designed for long-term food storage, water purification, and emergency kits, ReadyWise is your trusted partner in preparedness. Contact Details Tim Lawlor Tlawlor@readywise.com Company Website https://readywise.com/

September 12, 2023 08:32 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Is Ethereum (ETH) Undervalued? Tradecurve Markets (TCRV) Ahead of Roadmap As It Launches Demo Platform

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The cryptocurrency sector is dynamic, and Ethereum (ETH) has consistently been at the forefront of this revolution. As one of the most widely recognized cryptocurrencies, Ethereum has played a pivotal role in shaping the DeFi landscape. However, with the recent developments and the launch of the Tradecurve Markets (TCRV) demo platform, the question arises: Is Ethereum undervalued, and what does Tradecurve bring to the table? >>Register For The Tradecurve Markets Presale<< Ethereum (ETH): A Long-Time Crypto Leader Ethereum (ETH), often called the "king of smart contracts," has been prominent in the cryptocurrency world since its inception. The Ethereum blockchain enables developers to create dApps, making it a crucial infrastructure layer for the entire crypto ecosystem. In recent Ethereum news, one notable development is the integration of Ethereum with popular platforms like MetaMask. As a result, it enables users to seamlessly convert their ETH holdings into fiat currency and transfer those funds to their bank accounts. This move bridges the gap between the crypto and traditional financial worlds, making Ethereum a robust technological platform. Because of this reason, experts in the field remain bullish for the Ethereum price as they predict it could reach $2,335.71 by December 2023. >>Register For The Tradecurve Markets Presale<< Tradecurve (TCRV): A New Contender on the Rise While Ethereum is a well-established player, Tradecurve (TCRV), which was recently rebranded to Tradecurve Markets, is an emerging name gaining traction. Tradecurve Markets is a cryptocurrency exchange platform that aims to address some of the pain points experienced by traders. Recently, Tradecurve Markets made a significant move by launching its demo platform, allowing users to explore and experience its features. For example, unlike Binance or Coinbase, Tradecurve Markets does not require sign-up KYC checks. Instead, users can trade all derivatives on one account created using an email only. Thus, in complete anonymity. Additionally, the platform has attracted a remarkable user base, with over 18,000 users coming on board, highlighting its growing popularity. Even more exciting is that Tradecurve Markets is nearing its official launch, hinting at the imminent release of its innovative features and services. Currently, the project is offering its native token, TCRV, for only $0.025 as it is in Stage 5 of its presale. This token will bring users discounts, exclusive trading account rewards, and more. Plus, those who buy it now will enjoy a 20% ROI as Stage 6 will begin soon, and a price rise to $0.03. Evidently, demand is high as experts forecast a 50x surge before the presale ends. For more information about the Tradecurve Markets (TCRV) presale: Website: https://tradecurvemarkets.com/ Buy presale: https://app.tradecurvemarkets.com/sign-up Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tradecurveapp Contact Details Tradecurve Markets marketing@tradecurvemarkets.com

September 12, 2023 05:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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In recognition of Disney’s 100-year anniversary, Riyadh Calendar Events is bringing the celebrations to Saudi Arabia in collaboration with the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA).

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA - Media OutReach - 12 September 2023 - Running until September 20 at Boulevard Riyadh City, Disney on Ice presents '100 Years of Wonder'. The show presents world-class performances from skaters from across the globe featuring characters from Disney's Moana, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Princess and the Frog, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and many more. Reservations to attend the show can be made through the following link: Disney on Ice Tickets In this image released on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, performers recreate scenes from Disney classics during 'Disney on Ice - 100 Years of Wonder' at the BLVD Arena in Riyadh. Running until September 20 at Boulevard Riyadh City, the show presents world-class performances from skaters from across the globe. (GEA via AP Images) Boulevard Riyadh City is one of the biggest entertainment destinations in the capital of Saudi Arabia with sub-zones that have their own features, activities, restaurants and events. Founded on the 16 th of October 1923 by Walt and Roy Disney, the Walt Disney Company has become globally recognized for its timeless stories and beloved characters as well as its amazing achievements in entertainment. From the creation of Mickey Mouse in 1928 to the opening of the first Disney Land in 1955, the company has continually pushed the boundaries of innovation and creativity. In this image released on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2023, performers recreate scenes from Disney classics during 'Disney on Ice - 100 Years of Wonder' at the BLVD Arena in Riyadh. Running until September 20 at Boulevard Riyadh City, the show presents world-class performances from skaters from across the globe. (GEA via AP Images) How to purchase tickets Please see the Schedule and Tickets section of this website for more information on how to buy tickets in advance of the show. To purchase tickets the day of the event, please go directly to the arena box office. FELD Entertainment advises customers to not purchase tickets from fan resale sites or secondary ticketing sites, as we cannot guarantee the tickets are valid. Always go to www.disneyonice.com direct, or to one of our approved partners, for best availability and guaranteed valid tickets. About GEA The General Entertainment Authority was established in line with Saudi Vision 2030 to regulate and develop the entertainment sector by providing inclusive, world-class entertainment offerings that would drive the industry to proactively contribute to the fulfillment of the national goals of a Vibrant Society and a Thriving Economy. About Feld Entertainment Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment's productions have appeared in more than 65 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. More information about Feld Entertainment is available online at www.feldentertainment.com or you can email your questions to information@feldinc.com. Contact Details GEA Media Contact media@gea.gov.sa

September 12, 2023 05:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Unleashing Pet Industry Trends to Keep Your Furry Friend Healthy, Happy & Pampered

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A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Z2YHiW3ehKw Pets are undeniably cherished members of our families and ensuring their happiness, health and comfort is a top priority. In today's world, our furry, feathered, and scaly companions live the good life alongside us, and we strive to provide them with the very best—from their favorite treats to specialized diets, stylish collars, interactive toys and even high-tech gadgets. But what's the next big thing for your beloved pet? That's where SUPERZOO comes in, the pet industry's premier retail event that sets the stage for the latest trends and groundbreaking new products ready to elevate your pet's lifestyle to new heights! With pet spending on the rise, the range of trending products is ever-expanding—from pet health solutions and grooming tools to groundbreaking advancements featuring automation and artificial intelligence, the possibilities to enhance your pet's life are endless. A nationwide media tour was conducted to discuss these topics and more live from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, where SUPERZOO took center stage. Organized by the World Pet Association, SUPERZOO is the pet industry’s largest and most comprehensive pet retail event in North America. Topics that were discussed during the media tour included: The latest pet product news and industry insights live from SUPERZOO Pet products that will be hitting retail shelves later this year How technology is taking pet care to the next level What’s next in pet health and wellness trends, including unique foods and diets, specialized supplements, creative habitats and more For more information, visit www.SUPERZOO.org Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

September 11, 2023 02:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz Leads Latest List of Retired MLB Stars to Sign with PBX Pickleball

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PBX Pickleball, the organization that unites retired professional athletes with the pickleball community, has signed Baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz, fellow Cy Young Award Winner and 3x All-Star Eric Gangé, World Series Champ and All-Star Game MVP J.D. Drew, 4x All-Star Russell Martin, 3x All-Star Jason Kendall, 2x All-Star Brian Roberts, 2x All-Star and World Series Champ Derrek Lee, 2x All-Star Jeff Cirillo, 4x Gold Glover and veteran MLB manager Mike Matheny, All-Star Russ Ortiz, and former MLB Manager of the Year Clint Hurdle as the latest PBX Pros. Smoltz, Gagné, Drew, Martin, Kendall, Roberts, Lee, Cirillo, Matheny, Ortiz, and Hurdle join a list of accomplished retired professional athletes who will participate in the PBX Tour, PBX Pro-Ams, PBX Dream Weekends, and PBX Corporate Experiences starting later this year. In the PBX Tour, the PBX Pros will represent their respective sports in tournaments for live audiences across the country. In the PBX Pro-Ams, Dream Weekends, and Corporate Experiences, amateur pickleball players will have the opportunity to take the pickleball court with the retired stars from baseball, hockey, football, basketball, and other sports. Advisors for PBX Pickleball include 3x MLB All-Star Kevin Youkilis, 4x World Series Champ Tino Martinez, 2x MLB All-Star Brad Penny, 18-year MLB veteran Kent Mercker, NHL Player, Coach, GM and Team President Paul Holmgren, 4x Stanley Cup Champ Kris Draper, and NFL Pro Bowler and Super Bowl Champ Golden Tate. The PBX advisors will also take to the pickleball courts as PBX Pros. PBX Pickleball also signed 7x All-Star and World Series Champion Matt Holliday, 4x All-Star and 2x World Series Champion Mike Lowell, 3x All-Star, 2x World Series Champion, and World Series MVP Josh Beckett, 2x All-Star and 2x World Series Champion Jeff Conine, pitcher Josh Roenicke, and catcher Toby Hall. Martinez, Drew, Roberts, Conine, Penny, Mercker, Roenicke, and Hall were all part of the PBX Training Camp that took place at The Pickleball Club in Sarasota, FL, in August. It also included retired players from the NFL, NHL, and Olympians. As part of its outreach to athletes across major American sports, PBX Pickleball partnered with the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) and the NHL Alumni Association. About PBX Pickleball PBX Pickleball creates memorable experiences by uniting well-known retired professional athletes with amateur pickleball players and fans. Established in 2023, PBX Pickleball consists of four experiences: the PBX Tour, PBX Pro-Ams, PBX Dream Weekends, and PBX Corporate Experiences. The company is part of The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC), the nation’s leading resource for the management and development of sports, recreation, wellness, and events facilities. To learn more about PBX Pickleball, go to https://pbxpickleball.com or follow @pbxpickleball on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. About The Sports Facilities Companies The Sports Facilities Companies (SFC) are the nation’s leading resources for the management and development of sports, recreation, wellness, and events facilities. As a turn-key solution for community leaders and developers alike, SFC services span the gamut of sports and recreation needs from sports tourism & recreation master planning, program planning, and feasibility through professional facility management services. Our 45+ managed venues and 2000+ team members, represented by the SF Network, welcome more than 25 million guest visits and produce over $300 million in economic impact each year. To learn more, please visit SportsFacilities.com and theSFnetwork.com. Contact Details Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://www.pbxpickleball.com/

September 08, 2023 07:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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APP ANNOUNCES ROBUST 2024 EVENT CALENDAR

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2024 APP event calendar will feature a minimum 20 events, between APP Tour stops, APP Signature competitions, Next Gen and International matches; includes enhanced pro-player prize fund, and increased digital and linear broadcast packages The Association of Pickleball Players (APP) has announced its initial overview of 2024 events, featuring a minimum of 20 competitions throughout the year. Beginning in January 2024, the APP will embark on its strongest calendar in the organization’s history, including enhanced APP Tour and APP Next Gen events, the introduction of APP Signature competitions, more international tournament partnerships, significantly increased pro-player prize money, and an expanded broadcast package across digital and linear platforms. The 2024 APP Tour will feature a minimum of 12 events in total – four APP Tour Majors and eight APP Tour Primary tournaments. APP Tour Majors will be held at the largest and best facilities in the world – in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, New York City, and Southern California -- and feature higher purses for pro players, an elevated experience for fans, and enhanced television coverage. APP Tour Major tournaments will offer triple the prize money of 2023 Tour events, paying out a minimum of $150,000 per event and Primary events will offer double the prize money of 2023 Tour events, increasing the purse to $100,000 per event. In 2024, the APP will increase its commitment to bringing professional and recreational pickleball into the homes and onto the devices of pickleball fans through an enhanced digital and linear broadcast package. Full details of a greatly enhanced digital and linear broadcast slate will be announced shortly. A significant addition to the 2024 calendar will be APP Signature Events, which will be held annually, and feature new formats designed to give professional and amateur players more opportunities to compete and earn prize money. The first APP Signature Event of 2024 will be the APP Collegiate Championships, held January 3-7, and will feature the top college pickleball teams from across the nation. Venue, format, and registration details of the APP Collegiate Championships will be announced next week. Other APP Signature Events include: • The AARP Champions Cup: a tournament specifically designed for players 50 and above • The APP Women’s Open: an event built to showcase the sport’s top women pro and amateur players, and elevate the women’s game • The APP U.S. Indoor Championships: an annual indoor event that travels to cities across the country • The APP Atlantic Cup: an international team-based competition pitting Team USA against Team Europe More APP Signature Events will be announced throughout 2024, and beyond. Rounding out the 2024 APP event calendar in the US are three APP Next Gen tournaments, where aspiring pickleball professionals aged 16-23 participate in tournaments against their peers, and receive mentorship from APP Next Gen National Team Head Coaches who will be in attendance at tournaments, offering input and on-site coaching. Additionally, the members of the 2024 APP Next Gen National Team will be announced in January 2024. In addition, the APP will continue to drive and support the rapid growth of pickleball worldwide, building on the organization’s partnerships in England, Spain, Sweden, India and Australia, with new international announcements forthcoming. The APP is proud of its status as the primary driver of competitive and recreational pickleball globally. “The APP has gone from strength to strength in 2023, and we are excited to build on the successes we have enjoyed this year,” commented Tom Webb, Chief Marketing Officer of the APP. “We will have bigger and better tournaments than ever before, featuring more prize money for the pro players and a bigger broadcast package. We are adding a minimum of five groundbreaking new tournaments through our APP Signature Events, and we continue to find and develop America’s future pickleball stars through the APP Next Gen series and our international pursuits. We lead the world in growing pickleball, and we are only just getting started.” DATES EVENT JAN 3 - JAN 7 APP Signature Event: APP Collegiate Championships JAN 17 - JAN 21 APP Tour: Punta Gorda FEB 1 - FEB 4 APP Signature Event: AARP Champions Cup FEB 14 - FEB 18 APP Next Gen: San Antonio FEB 21 - FEB 25 APP Tour: Mesa MAR 20 - MAR 24 APP Tour: Miami (MAJOR) / APP Signature Event: APP Atlantic Cup APR 3 - APR 7 APP Tour: Delray Beach MAY 8 - MAY 12 APP Tour: Cincinnati MAY 22 - MAY 26 APP Tour: New York City (MAJOR) JUNE 12 - JUNE 16 APP Signature Event: APP U.S. Indoor Championships JUNE 26 - JUNE 30 APP Tour: Southern California JULY 18 - JULY 21 APP Next Gen: Kansas City JULY 24 - JULY 28 APP Signature Event: APP Women's Open AUG 28 - SEPT 1 APP Tour: Chicago SEPT 25 - SEPT 29 APP Tour: Boca Raton OCT 9 - OCT 13 APP Tour: Dallas OCT 23 - OCT 27 APP Tour: Southern California (MAJOR) NOV 13 - NOV 17 APP Next: Gen Dallas DEC 4 – 8 APP Tour: Fort Lauderdale (MAJOR) Following the recent conclusion of the 2023 APP Chicago Open, the largest-ever pickleball tournament in Illinois, and featured on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10, the 2023 APP Tour continues in Avalon, New Jersey with the 2023 APP Sunmed New Jersey Open, livestreamed on APPTV and televised on Monday, September 11 on CBS Sports Network from 8 –9pm ET. The complete 2024 APP event schedule, featuring dates, locations, venues, and broadcast information will be announced in the coming weeks. Sign up to the APP newsletter to stay up to date on all APP events and pickleball stories. 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 APP operates the APP Tour, the first and only tour fully and 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, the Next Gen National Team, and other youth initiatives. To stay updated on the APP, visit theapp.global, and follow us on Instagram, X, Threads, TikTok, Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Details The Association of Pickleball Players Daniel Sagerman +1 847-800-8182 dsagerman@theapp.global Company Website https://theapp.global

September 07, 2023 08:00 AM Central Daylight Time

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Uno Pizzeria and Grill Initiates Fundraiser for Maui Relief Effort

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Restaurant chain Uno Pizzeria and Grill, known as the birthplace of Deep Dish pizza, has launched a fundraiser that will benefit the Maui Strong fund. The pizza pioneer has collaborated with Anheuser Busch brand Kona Brewing to make a donation to the cause with a purchase of Kona Big Wave Golden Ale from Sept. 11th through 17th. An in-restaurant purchase of a Kona Big Wave during that period will trigger a 20% donation of the total guest check going to this fundraiser. The program will be run through most of the company’s 70 locations, which are a combination of franchise and company-owned restaurants. The Support for Maui fundraiser, known at Unos as a ‘DoughRaiser’, is an effort that is near and dear to Uno’s CEO Erik Frederick. Frederick was stationed on Pearl Harbor during his time serving in the United States Navy. “The Aloha Spirit becomes part of anyone who lives in Hawaii and leaves an indelible mark on their life and soul. I even met my wife in Hawaii, so it has always been a meaningful part of my life”. Frederick continued “Upon hearing of the tragic wildfires in Maui, I felt very strongly that we as a brand could contribute to the fundraising efforts as the recovery process will last for many years. We found a real partner in Anheuser Busch and their brand Kona Brewing whose roots are in Hawaii. It was just a natural partnership and quite frankly the right thing to do.” “This DoughRaiser allows guests of Uno Pizzeria and Grill to contribute in their own small way” stated Uno’s Director of Marketing, Chris Dellamarggio. “People always want to support when there are worthy causes, but may not know how get involved. Allowing them to contribute as part of their everyday activities gives them an easy way to give to the cause. When those contributions are pooled together across a brand like Uno’s, they can add up to a large donation.” The Maui Strong Fund is a new fund that has been set up by the well-regarded Hawai’i Community Foundation that works to get funds directly to organizations that need funding no matter their size as part of their regular every day mission. The Maui Strong Fund has been set up get immediate relief to multiple organizations that need the funds to take action now. Information about the foundation and the Maui Strong Fund can be found at hawaiicommunityfoundation.org. About UNO Pizzeria & Grill Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Uno Restaurant Holdings Corporation includes approximately 80 company-owned and franchised UNO Pizzeria & Grill restaurants located in 18 states, and the District of Columbia, India, and Saudi Arabia. UNO is all about connecting people over pizza – from its famous Chicago Deep Dish, which UNO invented in 1943, to its Chicago Thin Crust, to its gluten-free and vegan pizzas. The Company also operates Uno Foods, a consumer packaged-foods business which supplies supermarkets, airlines, movie theaters, hotels, airports, travel plazas, and schools, with both frozen and refrigerated UNO branded products. For more information, visit www.unos.com. Contact Details Chris Dellamarggio +1 339-613-7641 cdellamarggio@unos.com Company Website https://www.unos.com/

September 06, 2023 03:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Twang Teams Up with Spencer Boyd for the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season

Twang Partners LLC

Twang, creators of the original Beer Salt and premium flavored salt, sugar and spice blends, is proud to announce its sponsorship of Spencer Boyd for the 2023 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series season with upcoming races in Kansas City, Bristol, Talladega, Miami and Phoenix. The partnership marks an exciting collaboration that resonates with the spirit of competition, innovation, and celebration that both Twang and NASCAR embody. Throughout the 2023 season, Twang's iconic logo will adorn Spencer Boyd's truck, prominently displayed in five exhilarating races. On September 14th for the race at Bristol Motor Speedway, Twang will take center stage with a fully wrapped Beer Salt branded truck! For the remaining four races, Twang’s logo will proudly find its place alongside other sponsors on the vehicle. "We're revving up for an electrifying partnership with Spencer in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Season," said Edmundo Macias, Director of Marketing of Twang. "Just like the fast-paced action on the track, Twang's flavorful offerings bring joy and excitement to food and drink enthusiasts nationwide. This collaboration perfectly aligns with our upcoming expansion into 3,500 Walmart stores across the country with our Lime & Lemon-Lime Beer Salt, and we're eager to amplify our presence in the hearts of NASCAR fans." Twang's partnership with Spencer Boyd goes beyond the racetrack. As part of this dynamic alliance, Twang will also engage fans through unique experiences and giveaways. Fans will have the opportunity to sample Twang’s wide array of products, adding a dash of flavor to their NASCAR experience. Additionally, Twang will take part in e-blast giveaways, offering fans the chance to win exclusive prizes and immerse themselves in a world of flavor with Twang. Spencer Boyd's journey in NASCAR is a testament to his determination and passion. With a racing background that started on dirt bikes and evolved through go-karts and short-track venues, Boyd has consistently demonstrated his prowess on the racetrack. His dedication to excellence aligns perfectly with Twang's commitment to delivering premium products that elevate eating and drinking experiences. As Twang continues to celebrate its rich heritage and legacy, this partnership marks a thrilling chapter in the brand's story. From its humble beginnings in a garage to becoming a nationwide sensation, Twang's journey mirrors the resilience and spirit of both Spencer and NASCAR. In 1986, Twang Founder Roger Treviño Sr. left his career after experiencing an epiphany while on a business trip in Mexico. Visiting a Mexican street vendor selling citrus salt, he was reminded of his childhood in San Antonio, with its abundance of Latino flavors. He returned home inspired to create a variety of flavored salts to share with friends and family. Launching the Twang business out of his family garage and together with the Treviño children to help, his first product (and claim to fame) was Twang Beer Salt, an integral product in the Southern trend of “dressing” beers and other libations. From these humble beginnings, the Treviños have since expanded Twang product lines into flavored salt for food, cocktail rimmer blends, michelada mix, and more to come! Contact Details Ilissa Goldenberg +1 973-769-6108 ilissa@rprfirm.com Company Website https://www.twang.com/

September 06, 2023 10:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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