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"We Are Well": Taipei 101 Run Up Returns After 3-Year Hiatus

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 15 September 2023 – The Taipei 101 Run Up, after being forced to pause mode for three years, will make its comeback one month from now on October 14, it was announced at a press conference on Wednesday (September 13). Beginning at noon, September 14, running enthusiasts from around the world are welcome to register online for this exciting event, a challenge involving 91 floors, 2,046 steps, a vertical elevation of 390 meters, and a 3°C temperature difference between start and finish. "We Are Well," the theme of this year's Taipei 101 Run Up, rightly echoes Taipei 101's latest accolade: Platinum-level WELL certification awarded at the highest score ever. To be sure, Taipei 101 now stands out as the only one of the world's top 10 supertall buildings to have won both LEED and WELL certification. These credentials of health and vitality further attest to its status as the tallest green building on this planet. "As a symbol of Taiwan's contemporary civilization," Taipei 101 Chairman Chang Hsueh-shun said, "Taipei 101 not only commits itself to sustainable architecture but also looks forward to seeing everyone ascend this building as a healthy, vibrant, and happy person." We offer guaranteed slots for foreign participants and special bundled tickets that include access to the observatory deck. These exclusive packages are available for purchase through Klook ( https://www.klook.com/activity/1659-taipei-101-taipei/ ), but please note that there are limited spots, with only 50 slots available. Don't miss out on this thrilling vertical marathon experience! 2023 CTBC・Taipei 101 Run Up Race Information: www.taipei101-runup.com.tw Contact Details Michael Chang michael.chang@tfc101.com.tw

September 15, 2023 10:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Chicken Salad Chick Introduces the Chick Melt

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Chicken Salad Chick, the nation’s only fast-casual chicken salad restaurant concept announced today the launch of its brand-new menu item, The Chick Melt. Recently, Gabrielle Shaiman, the Melt Marketing Manager at Chicken Salad Chick, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss the new menu offering, what makes Chicken Salad Chick unique, and some exciting, upcoming promotions. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/HPTbmKJPKvo This new, exciting addition to menus nationwide will feature each guest’s choice of one of Chicken Salad Chick’s 12+ chicken salad flavors paired with provolone cheese, all atop a toasted, buttery croissant. The balance of the sandwich’s golden-brown, crispy exterior and melted, gooey cheesy interior, naturally elevates the brand’s famous made-from-scratch chicken salad flavors to a whole new level. As part of this new menu item launch, Chicken Salad Chick guests can expect to experience the Southern hospitality that Chicken Salad Chick is known for with the following specials and giveaways. · “Make Patty Melt” From September 18 – 23 all guests named Patty, Patrick, Patricia, or the like, can receive a free Chick Melt at all Chicken Salad Chick locations. · “Nothing Fishy Here” From October 25 – 27, guests can say goodbye to “tuna melt breath” when they exchange a can of tuna for a free Chick Melt, at participating locations. All cans collected will be donated to a homeless shelter or food bank chosen by each location. For more information and to find a restaurant location near you, visit chickensaladchick.com Gabrielle Shaiman Gabrielle Shaiman brings years of marketing experience to Chicken Salad Chick. She leads the development and execution of creative and content assets used across the entire Chicken Salad Chick brand. She manages brand communication platforms and supports both corporate and individual owners with marketing new product launches as well as day-to-day menu items and specials. She has served as one of the creative masterminds behind the launch of the new Chick Melt, earning her "Marketing & Melt Expert" title. Gabrielle graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

September 14, 2023 12:34 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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FTN Network Acquires DFSForecast, Signs Partnership with One Week Season

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FTN Network, a company built for delivering affordable, customizable, and highly detailed and advanced NFL data for betting, season-long fantasy, and daily fantasy, announced today that it has acquired DFSForecast, known for its Daily Fantasy Sports Lineup Builders and Advanced Data Tools. Leveraging the acquisition, FTN will provide the Optimizer to The Fantasy Footballers, and recently solidified a partnership with One Week Season to offer the DFS Optimizer to its collective userbase. Subscribers on FTNDaily.com will now be able to take advantage of DFSForecast’s lineup optimizer to create countless daily fantasy lineups in a simple and easy-to-use tool powered by FTN Data. Generated lineups can then be uploaded to one’s preferred fantasy operator, simplifying mass roster inputting. The Fantasy Footballers and One Week Season will be the first partners to use this newly acquired tool that is now part of the suite of products offered to FTN Data customers. Offered at a competitive price point compared to its competitors, FTN will look to expand its network of partners by offering this tool to those that have previously been hindered by the cost. “The 2023 football season is still very young, but FTN has seen an explosion of growth,” said FTN Network CEO Kevin Adams. “We were really impressed with the work Caleb Nelson, Sam Vitello, Adam Lewis, and the entire DFSForecast team were doing. The acquisition and incorporation of DFSForecast into our umbrella of tools offered to our customers is just another step in the journey of cementing FTN Network as the one-stop-shop for anyone when it comes to fantasy enthusiast or bettor.” "From our first meeting on, we saw FTN as a natural partner and are thrilled it's now official,” said DFSForecast Co-Founder and CEO Caleb Nelson. “We share the same data-driven approach to fantasy sports and betting. We can't wait to see how our tools add to FTN's already incredible ecosystem.” This acquisition is just one part of the burst of growth FTN Network has seen in 2023. Before the start of the 2023 football season, FTN Network announced it has signed Aaron Schatz, referred to as the founding father of football analytics, to a multi-year contract after partnering for his 2023 Football Almanac. FTN also launched “The Fantasy Football Show” on Sirius XMRadio earlier this year and has seen an incredible increase of web traffic across its network of sites. About FTN Network FTN Network is a data and entertainment network for fantasy sports and betting. Founded in 2020, FTN Network’s family of sites include Fantasy, Daily Fantasy (DFS), Betting and Data. The company has over 50 content contributors to serve the fantasy sports and betting needs of fans across key sports, including NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, eSports, Racing and more. https://www.ftnbets.comAbout TechstarsThe Techstars worldwide network helps entrepreneurs succeed. Founded in 2006, Techstars began with three simple ideas — entrepreneurs create a better future for everyone, collaboration drives innovation, and great ideas can come from anywhere. Now we are on a mission to enable every person on the planet to contribute to, and benefit from, the success of entrepreneurs. In addition to operating accelerator programs and venture capital funds, we do this by connecting startups, investors, corporations and cities to help build thriving startup communities. Techstars has invested in more than 2,500 companies with a combined market cap of more than $220B. https://www.techstars.com About DFSForecast DFSForecast is a leading player in the fantasy sports world, known for its Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) Lineup Builders and Advanced Data Tools. Founded in 2018, DFSForecast uses a unique methodology that uses the characteristics of previous Milly Maker winners to build innovative, customizable and easy-to-use tools for fantasy sports players of all levels. DFSForecast is led by the trio of Caleb Nelson, Sam Vitello and Adam Lewis. Contact Details Sterling A. Randle +1 801-319-6153 srandle@hotpaperlantern.com

September 14, 2023 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Best Vikings vs Eagles Promos and Betting Bonuses

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The NFL season continues with a big game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles. These two great sides will go head-to-head on Thursday, September 14, at 6:15 PM at the Lincoln Financial Field. Both sides will be looking for a win, especially the Eagles, who will be on a high after their 25-20 win over the Patriots. Mark this occasion by betting on some of the US’s top betting brands. Below, we have listed some of the best sportsbook promos that are ready and available for people to take advantage of in anticipation of this huge game. Make sure to read below to find out more! Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER in CO, DC, IL, IN, KS, LA, MD, MS, NJ, NV, OH, PA, TN, VA, WV, WY. Call 877-8-HOPENY or text HOPENY (467369) (NY). Call 1-800-327-5050 (MA). 21+ to wager. Please Gamble Responsibly. Call 1-800-NEXT-STEP (AZ), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-270-7117 for confidential help (MI), 1-800-981-0023 (PR). FanDuel Promo Code FanDuel is first up on our list. New players signing up for this site for the first time can enjoy a welcome bonus of bet $5 and get $200 in bonus bets! All players need to do to claim this brilliant offer is use the link below to be taken to the sign-up page for FanDuel, place a $5 bet on the Vikings vs Eagles game, and then, once the bet has settled, whether it’s won or lost, players can then claim $200 in bonus bets! Click the link below to get started! Claim FanDuel Promo Code Here FanDuel is legal in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code Caesars Sportsbook is next up. Caesars is offering all new players who sign up to the site for the first time the chance to claim a bet $50, get $250 welcome offer. All players must do after signing up is enter the promo code NDGET, place a bet of $50 on the Vikings vs Eagles game, and enjoy $250 worth of bonus bets available to be used across any sporting market, even if your bet loses! Click the link below to be taken to the Caesars Sportsbook sign-up page! Claim Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code Here Caesars Sportsbook is legal in Arizona, Colorado, DC, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. DraftKings Promo Code The next brand we will discuss is DraftKings. DraftKings is offering all new players who sign up for the first time on the site a chance to claim up to $1,500 paid back in bonus bets. This exceptionally generous offer is bound to entice many new players looking to bet on the Vikings vs Eagles game! Once players have clicked the link below and signed up, they will first get a 20% first deposit bonus up to $1,000 when they make their first deposit. They will also receive a $50 bonus bet after making their first deposit. Finally, they will receive $150 in bonus bets when they make their first bet worth at least $5 on the Vikings vs Eagles game. Customers in Massachusetts do not get the 20% first deposit bonus; their promo is bet $5 to get $200 in bonus bets. Claim DraftKings Promo Code Here DraftKings Sportsbook is legal in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. BetMGM Bonus Code Next up, we have BetMGM. New payers who sign up for the BetMGM site for the first time will receive a welcome bonus of up to $1,500 paid back in bonus bets! Click the link below, create an account, enter the promo code NDBONUS, and place your first bet on the Vikings vs Eagles game. If it loses, you will receive 100% of your original stake back in the form of bonus bets up to the value of $1,500! Customers in Nevada will not receive this bonus, however. Instead, they will receive a $10 bonus. Unfortunately, customers in Washington, D.C., Mississippi, and New York are not eligible for a welcome bonus. Claim BetMGM Bonus Code Here BetMGM is legal in Arizona, Colorado, DC, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. bet365 Bonus Code Perhaps the most instantly recognizable brand in the betting industry, bet365 is up next. bet365 offers all new customers who sign up for the first time the chance to claim a welcome offer consisting of $365 in bonus bets when the customer stakes a $1 qualifying bet. Click the link below, sign up, place a bet worth $1 on the Vikings vs Eagles game, and claim $365 worth of bonus bets is yours to use across any sporting market of your choice! Claim bet365 Bonus Code Here bet365 is legal in Colorado, Iowa, New Jersey, Ohio, and Virginia. Contact Details Acroud Media info-media@acroudmedia.com

September 14, 2023 04:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Experienced SaaS CEO Junior Gaspard joins Logitix’s Board of Directors

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Logitix, the leader in live event ticketing technology and analytics, announced that Junior Gaspard has been named to the company’s Board of Directors. Gaspard is an experienced SaaS CEO and past recipient of Sports Business Journal’s Forty under 40 award. As a member of Logitix’s board, Gaspard will support the company’s overall strategy, business development, marketing, organizational design, and culture. Logitix manages millions of tickets for teams and properties from the MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAA, plus live event properties across the music, performing arts, and entertainment industries. Its unique platform analyzes millions of real-time data points, providing up-to-the-minute insights within the live event marketplace. Logitix optimizes ticket sales outcomes for all partners through proprietary dynamic pricing and distribution. Gaspard joins an impressive Board of Directors and advisors, which includes the Chair of the PBS Board of Directors Larry Irving, sports industry and e-commerce executive Danielle Maged, entertainment executive and former Harlem Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider, Logitix CEO Stu Halberg, ZMC Managing Partner Jordan Turkewitz, ZMC Partner Ripan Kadakia, and Co-Founder and former CEO of Tessitura Network Jack Rubin. “Junior is a dynamic executive who joins an all-star group of leaders on the Logitix board,” said Halberg. “We are fortunate to have such incredible minds to support and grow our business and ultimately bring the best ticketing technology and analytics to our clients.” Through his role as CEO of Experience, Gaspard established himself as a well-respected leader in the sports and entertainment industries, having partnered with over 200 of the nation’s top professional and collegiate teams. Experience was a mobile commerce platform that was acquired by Cox Enterprises. Its clients included some of the largest brands in the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, NCAA, and LiveNation. Its mobile upgrade and subscription ticketing technology was used by 2 million fans annually at 65,000 events. 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/

September 13, 2023 07:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Rising Trend Of Online Gambling in Canada

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The online gambling sector in Canada has seen a substantial increase in popularity and profitability in recent years. The digital age has changed the way Canadians gamble, making it easier and more convenient for those looking for a chance at fortune. The virtual gambling scene in Canada is continuously expanding, with several factors contributing to its rise, ranging from poker and sports betting to online slots and live casino games. Online casinos have become the most popular pastime for Canadian gamblers. You can learn more about the best online casino sites available for Canadian players at Livemint.com Legal Structure Canada's online gambling rules are complex and vary by province, creating a distinct ecosystem. The federal government grants provinces the authority to regulate and run their own online gaming services. As a result, Canadians can now access licensed and regulated internet casinos and betting sites in their home regions. Multibillion-Dollar Business The Canadian internet gambling industry has developed into a multibillion-dollar industry. Canadians gamble billions of dollars each year, contributing significantly to the country's economy, according to estimates. The ease of use of online gambling has attracted a wide range of players, from casual gamers to big rollers, propelling the industry's growth. Technological Progress Technological advancements have played a critical part in the industry's success. Canadians may now enjoy a seamless and immersive gaming experience on a variety of platforms, including smartphones and desktop PCs. High-quality graphics, interactive features, and live dealer games have raised the bar for the online gambling experience. Mobile gambling Mobile gambling has increased due to the availability of mobile devices. Canadians may gamble and spin the reels from nearly any location, making it easier than ever to take part in their favorite games. Mobile gambling apps and adaptable websites have transformed the industry by giving gamers a comfortable and user-friendly platform. Gaming Options The varied number of games accessible is one of the primary motivations behind the success of online gambling in Canada. Traditional casino games such as blackjack, roulette, and poker, as well as a broad variety of slot machines with diverse themes and features, are available to players. Sports betting is also extremely popular in Canada, with Canadians betting on a wide range of sporting activities, from hockey to football and beyond. Initiatives for Responsible Gambling With the expansion of internet gambling, there has been a greater emphasis on responsible gambling efforts. Authorities and gambling operators in Canada are dedicated to encouraging safe and responsible gaming practices. This involves providing gamers with tools and services to help them set spending limits, seek therapy for gambling addiction, and participate in self-exclusion programs if needed. Economic Implications Canada's economy has been significantly impacted by the internet gaming sector. It has benefited numerous sectors, such as technology, marketing, and payment processing, by creating jobs and generating tax money. Furthermore, provinces frequently use a portion of gaming money to fund public services and infrastructure projects. Prospects for the Future The future of online gaming in Canada appears bright, with more expansion on the horizon. The business is anticipated to grow further as technology and regulations evolve, attracting both domestic and international players. Furthermore, the legalization of single-event sports betting in Canada is expected to have a significant impact on the sports betting industry. Conclusion The Canadian online gambling sector is growing thanks to advancing technology, a varied selection of games, and a dedication to safe gaming. This multibillion-dollar sector has not only changed the way Canadians bet, but it has also made important contributions to the country's economy. As the digital world evolves, the future of online gambling in Canada will surely be one of growth and innovation. Contact Details AM Europe J Stewart joshua.stewart@acroud.com Company Website https://www.casinolistingonline.com/

September 13, 2023 03:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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INTRODUCING THE ULTIMATE AUTUMN INDULGENCE: COLLAGEN COFFEE PUMPKIN SPICE FROM NUTRACOLLAGEN®

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Grand Rapids, MI based Advanced Protein Technology, which has been in the collagen business since 2004 is thrilled to announce the launch of a sensational new flavorful pumpkin spice Collagen Coffee product that combines the rich, authentic flavor of Colombian coffee with the nourishing benefits of grass-fed bovine collagen and MCT Coconut oil powder. Crafted with care and designed for those who appreciate both delicious flavor and wellness, Collagen Coffee Pumpkin Spice is the perfect companion for coffee enthusiasts and health-conscious individuals alike. Pumpkin season is here! This cozy collagen coffee drink can be best enjoyed to start your day, as an afternoon pick-me-up or even as an after dinner treat. A blend of the rich tastes of flavorful pumpkin, coffee, and a super creamy combo of warm delicious spices. Key Features of Collagen Coffee Pumpkin Spice: - Real Colombian Coffee: We start with the finest Colombian coffee beans, ensuring a bold and authentic coffee flavor that's second to none. - 11g of premium Grass-Fed Bovine Collagen: Experience the rejuvenating benefits of collagen with every sip. Collagen is known for its role in supporting healthy skin, hair, nails, and joints. - MCT Coconut Oil Powder: Our blend includes MCT Coconut oil powder, a healthy fat source that provides sustained energy and mental clarity throughout your day. - No Sugar Added: We understand the importance of a low-sugar lifestyle. That's why our Collagen Coffee Pumpkin Spice contains no added sugars. - Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free: Perfect for individuals with dietary restrictions, our product is gluten-free and dairy-free, allowing more people to enjoy its delightful taste. - No Hormones or Artificial Flavors: We prioritize your health and well-being. There is no use hormones or artificial flavors in our product. - Keto and Paleo Friendly: Collagen Coffee Pumpkin Spice aligns with keto and paleo diets, making it an excellent choice for those following these lifestyles. Whether you prefer your coffee brewed with hot water for a comforting morning ritual or blended with cold water for a refreshing iced coffee, Collagen Coffee Pumpkin Spice caters to your preferences. With its versatility, you can enjoy this quintessential flavor of fall. "We are excited to introduce Collagen Coffee Pumpkin Spice to our customers," said Scott Christensen, Senior Director of Operations. "This product reflects our commitment to providing high-quality, health-conscious beverages that elevate the collagen coffee-drinking experience no matter what the season! We believe it's the perfect blend of flavor and wellness." Collagen Coffee Pumpkin Spice will be available for purchase on www.nutracollagen.com and www.collagencoffee.com starting September 12. Join us in celebrating the arrival of fall with a cup of this exquisite Collagen Coffee Pumpkin Spice For more information about Collagen Coffee Pumpkin Spice or to inquire about wholesale opportunities, please visit www.collagencoffee.com or contact NutraCollagen ® at (616) 930-1189. Contact: customer@nutracollagen.com NUTRACOLLAGEN® brand of collagen products are formulated, manufactured, and distributed by Grand Rapids, Michigan based Advanced Protein Technology, LLC. Dedicated to delivering superior nutritional ingredients with the highest quality for the best price, producing all products while strictly adhering to HACCP, ISO, and GMP standards. Dedicated, in-house technicians have been globally sourcing ingredients and raw materials for over 20 years in the Food & Beverage, Nutraceutical, and Cosmetic industries. Experience and knowledge are the cornerstone of NutraCollagen®, with a business model built on integrity. Contact Details NutraCollagen Jason Gould +1 616-288-0068 customer@nutracollagen.com

September 12, 2023 09:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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How Clean Energy Jobs are Driving the Economy

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The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) is the largest investment in climate and clean energy in U.S. history, and within the last year, companies have created more than 170,600 new clean energy jobs nationwide. Recently, Lori Lodes, the Executive Director of Climate Power, and Gina McCarthy, Former White House Climate Advisor, participated in a nationwide satellite media tour to discuss how families are benefitting from the law and how clean energy jobs are reshaping the economy. A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/rrfT-Kddz7I?si=1S6U7FzbYqvQhh-a Clean energy projects created 170,606 new jobs in 44 states between August 16, 2022 and July 20, 2023. There are 272 new clean energy projects in small towns and big cities nationwide, totaling $278 billion in new investments. Plans include 91 new battery manufacturing sites in places like Tucson, Arizona; Rochester, New York; and Florence County, South Carolina. So far, companies have announced plans for 65 new or expanded electric vehicle manufacturing facilities in Savannah, Georgia; Montgomery, Alabama; Auburn Hills, Michigan — and more. A further 84 plans were announced to develop wind and solar manufacturing in cities including Cochranton, Pennsylvania; Pensacola, Florida; and Georgetown, Texas. The majority of projects are in five states — Michigan, Georgia, South Carolina, California, and Texas. The jobs being created across the country are good-paying opportunities for electricians, mechanics, construction workers, technicians, support staff, and thousands of others. Many of these clean energy jobs come with higher wages and good benefits without requiring a four-year degree — meaning they’re accessible to most Americans. For more information, visit climatepower.us About Lori Lodes Lori Lodes is the executive director of Climate Power, a strategic communications operation focused on building political will and public support for bold climate action. It was founded going into the 2020 US presidential election and played a key role in establishing climate as a core message for the Biden campaign and Build Back Better agenda. Before stewarding Climate Power, Lori spent a handful of years in corporate communications at Apple. She was deputy director of communications for Hillary Clinton's campaign in 2016, and she spent many years working on communication initiatives for the Affordable Care Act and healthcare.gov. About Gina McCarthy The first White House National Climate Advisor and former U.S. EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, is one of the nation’s most respected voices on climate change, the environment, and public health. As head of the Climate Policy Office, McCarthy’s leadership led to the most aggressive action on climate in U.S. history, creating new jobs and unprecedented clean energy innovation and investments across the country. Her commitment to bold action, supported by the climate and clean energy provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, restored U.S. climate leadership on a global stage and put a new U.S. national target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50-52 percent below 2005 levels by 2030 within reach. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

September 12, 2023 01:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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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/

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