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

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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!

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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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Petition Urging Tom Brady's Return a Huge Success After Brady's Initial Retirement

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Petition by the Group “Brady in 2022” Gave Tom & Gisele Brady the Only Simple Resolution That Would Allow Brady to Continue Playing While at the Same Time Making Gisele Very Happy Only by reading this emotionally-charged petition can anyone clearly understand the depth of Brady’s decision to return to the NFL with Gisele’s blessing A petition, posted at www.bradyin2022.com on February 27 th (2 weeks before Tom Brady un-retired), as an " Open Letter to Tom & Gisele Brady” may likely have influenced the NFL star’s return to the game, according to the petition creator, Stephen Marks. The petition had been sent to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers PR Department who were very excited about it and promised to pass it along to Brady. The petition, expressing Marks’ and many other NFL fans opinions on the situation, first explained to Gisele that she was “ 100% correct that Tom had been unfair to her all these years as an absentee husband and father by keeping his football life so strongly separated from his family life. ” The petition explained to Tom how he can now easily share his football life with his family life, giving him a closer and happier family while at the same time continuing to play football at its highest level. The petition urged Brady to take Gisele with him on road games to finally share that special part of his football life that he had never before shared; the love and comradery with his teammates and coaches during practices as much as during games; while at the same time spending every single night with Gisele. To share that sheer joy of his football life will make Tom a better husband. Same for his kids. who can easily fly to his road games on Friday after school and also share that same joy of Tom’s football life on the weekends. A joy that they too have never before experienced, making his family closer than they've ever been. The petition also explained to Brady how by retiring, he would be “ haunted every day for the rest of his life at how his last game against the Rams ended. How after performing his Brady magic once again, bringing his team from a 24 point deficit in the closing minutes of the 3 rd quarter to tie the game with 40 seconds left in the game, he nonetheless never had the chance to touch the ball again, which was just plain wrong. His defensive teammates and coaches want so very badly to make it up to Tom for their horrible coverage of Cooper Kupp, and the horrible play-call blitz that left Kupp so wide open, ” leading the Rams and not the Buccaneers to become Super Bowl champions. The petition closed by telling Brady that “ the pain he is still feeling over retiring is also being felt by all his teammates, coaches and fans.” Since the reason Brady gave for his un-retiring mirrored what was written in the petition, either Brady was indeed influenced by the petition, or the petition’s writer, Stephen Marks of south Florida, knew after Brady’s retirement announcement exactly how to resolve the problems between Tom and Gisele before Tom & Gisele figured it out themselves. Must See Petition at: www.bradyin2022.com Petition creator Stephen Marks, is a nationally-known political consultant; authored the highly-acclaimed book “ Confessions of a Political Hitman (Sourcebooks); has written about political corruption for Penthouse Magazine (yes, folks really read it for the articles); and has written and produced successful SuperPac ads for presidential elections. Marks has also written music for the nationally syndicated “ Dr. Demento ” program. With extensive media experience appearing on over 100 TV and radio programs, including CNN, FOX News, and PBS, Marks is available for interviews and can be contacted at (305) 900-7747. Source: BradyIn2022 Contact Details Brady in 2022 Stephen Marks +1 305-900-7747 stephenqmarks@gmail.com Company Website https://www.bradyin2022.com/

March 23, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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SleepX applies to the Helsinki Committee for approval on its clinical trial with the SleepX PRO smartphone application

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SleepX, a subsidiary of AppYea (OTC: APYPD) focusing on the development of accurate wearable monitoring solutions to treat sleep apnea and snoring, announces it has applied to the Helsinki Committee for approval to begin its planned clinical trial on the SleepX PRO application. This follows the company’s recent update that it intends to test the SleepX Pro application at a hospital sleep lab. The trial is the first step towards applying for an FDA approval under the first-of-its-kind medical device category for contactless detection of sleep apnea to be performed through the Artificial Intelligence (AI) analysis of breathing during sleep. As the request is submitted under a medical device category and the trial is touchless, the company expects the process to be quick and take up to a few months. SleepX Pro which is designed to diagnose sleep apnea using only a smartphone, requiring no physical contact with the subject. The global sleep apnea devices market size is valued at USD 3.7 billion as of 2020 with a 6.2% CAGR, reaching USD 6.1 billion by 2028, according to Grand View Research’s report. “Poor sleep is associated with the compromised immune system, heart problems, reduce physical and mental performance, mood problems, obesity and many other health problems”, said Neil Kline, Founder & former CEO of the American Sleep Association, and a SleepX Board Member. “Unfortunately, most people with sleep disorder breathing problems, like sleep apnea, are undiagnosed and untreated. Our goal in this unique technology is to raise the awareness to the problem and to improve people’s awareness that they can live healthier and more fulfilling lives.” “SleepX PRO makes for a unique, quick and friendly diagnosis tool that will prevent subjects from having to spend nights at sleep labs while saving the healthcare system and insurance companies hundreds of millions of dollars”, said Boris (Bary) Molchadsky, President and CEO of SleepX, and Chairman at AppYea. “We plan to make our diagnosis solution highly accessible, so people get tested easily. SleepX is an Israeli research and development company recently acquired by AppYea. The company had developed a unique product for monitoring and treating sleep apnea and snoring. The technology is protected by several international patents and the company plans to start serial production in 2022. The company currently focuses its activities on the development and commercialization of its flagship product DreamIT. Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This release includes forward-looking statements. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth herein. No statement herein should be considered an offer or a solicitation of an offer for the purchase or sale of any securities. Although APYP believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements, which involve assumptions and describe our future plans, strategies, and expectations, are generally identifiable by use of the words "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "believe," "intend," or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to adverse economic conditions, intense competition, entry of new competitors and products, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, inadequate capital, unexpected costs and operating deficits, increases in general and administrative costs, unanticipated losses, financial condition and stock price, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans and other specific risks. APYP does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement. Neither APYP nor SLEEPX are subject to the reporting requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 as amended. Contact Details Asaf Porat info@appyea.com Company Website http://www.appyea.com

March 23, 2022 07:53 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Minuteman Press Printing Franchise in Libertyville, Illinois Has Grand Opening

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Tamika and Martin Neal are the new owners of their Minuteman Press franchise located at 113 E. Cook Ave., Libertyville IL 60048. They recently held their grand opening in conjunction with the GLMV Chamber of Commerce. Tamika says, “At Minuteman Press in Libertyville, we pride ourselves on personalized service. We can transform your vision into a creative, professional product for a full range of printed materials.” Prior to becoming Minuteman Press owners, Tamika and Martin worked in real estate and law enforcement. Tamika shares, “Martin was and is currently a police officer. I was a realtor and we jointly invested in real estate primarily in Chicago.” “We chose to franchise with Minuteman Press because they are highly ranked in the printing industry and have a proven track record of success. We were very impressed with the ongoing training and support and the ability to have a local field representative assist us as we grow our business.” -Tamika Neal, Minuteman Press franchise owner, Libertyville, IL Already, Minuteman Press in Libertyville is helping their clients by providing high-quality, in-demand products. Tamika says, “We’re finding that brochures, booklets, and direct mail are in very high demand. These marketing materials help businesses stand-out, stay top of mind, and attract new customers.” For more information on Minuteman Press in Libertyville, visit https://minuteman.com/us/locations/il/libertyville. Learn more about #1 rated Minuteman Press franchise opportunities at https://minutemanpressfranchise.com. Contact Details Chris Biscuiti +1 631-249-1370 cbiscuiti@mpihq.com Company Website https://minutemanpressfranchise.com

March 22, 2022 09:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Ripken Baseball Partners with Sheetz to Bring Free Baseball Clinics to Youth Across Six States

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Ripken Baseball, the leader in youth sports events, announced they have partnered with Sheetz, a major Mid-Atlantic restaurant and convenience chain, to bring 12 free baseball clinics to children ages 7 to 14 in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Starting this April and continuing through June, the “Sheetz Community Clinics presented by Ripken Baseball” will teach the fundamentals of baseball for players of all levels. The clinic schedule will include the following cities and dates: Thursday, April 14: Arlington, Va. Thursday, April 14: Frederick, Md. Friday, April 15: Richmond, Va. Friday, April 15: Hagerstown, Md. Wednesday, April 27: Harrisburg/York, Pa. Wednesday, May 4: Morgantown, W.Va. Tuesday, May 31: Greensboro, N.C. Tuesday, May 31: Columbus, Ohio Wednesday, June 1: Raleigh, N.C. Wednesday, June 1: Pittsburgh, Pa. Thursday, June 2: Cleveland, Ohio Wednesday, June 15: Charleston, W.Va. “Ripken Baseball is thrilled to team up with Sheetz to bring the game of baseball to communities where Sheetz is a staple for families,” said Amanda Shank, Vice President of Business Development for Ripken Baseball. “We encourage parents to register their children and enjoy a fun baseball environment in their hometowns.” Players can expect to work on fielding, hitting, and throwing with Ripken Baseball instructors. Participants will receive a Sheetz Treat, fruit, and a giveaway. “As a family-owned and operated company, we strive to give back and be the best neighbor we can be in every community we serve,” said Nick Ruffner, Public Relations Manager at Sheetz. “We’re excited to be partnering with Ripken Baseball to provide free clinics to kids located throughout our six-state footprint. These camps will provide valuable training and experiences as well as lifelong memories.” Parents can preregister for the “Sheetz Community Clinics presented by Ripken Baseball” by going to www.ripkenbaseball.com/sheetz. The exact timing and locations will be confirmed in the coming weeks via the website. About Sheetz, Inc. Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains with more than 23,000 employees. The company operates over 640 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook ( www.facebook.com/sheetz ) and Instagram ( www.instagram.com/sheetz ). About Ripken Baseball: Ripken Baseball brings teammates, coaches, and families together through its Big-League Experiences, while teaching the values of the game, and how to play it the right way – the Ripken Way. Recently expanding the best experience in youth sports to satellite locations through Ripken Select Tournaments, Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through tournaments, camps, clinics, and spring training at their state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities – The Ripken Experience™ Aberdeen (Maryland), The Ripken Experience™ Myrtle Beach (South Carolina), and The Ripken Experience™ Pigeon Forge (Tennessee). Contact Details Eric PR & Marketing, LLC Eric Nemeth nemeth@ericpr.com Company Website https://www.ripkenbaseball.com/

March 22, 2022 09:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Centre for Neuro Skills California Facilities Awarded a Three-Year Accreditation by CARF International

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Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), a premier provider of treatment for traumatic and acquired brain injury, announced that its California facilities have been accredited for a period of three years by CARF International (formerly Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement that centers on enhancing the lives of persons served. The accreditation extends through Dec. 31, 2024. CARF-accredited organizations identify leadership that embraces the values of accountability and responsibility while demonstrating corporate social responsibility. “What sets CNS apart from other rehabilitation facilities is our focus on brain injury and/or stroke, and individualized treatment for each patient, with the end goal of maximizing independence and quality of life,” said David Harrington, president and chief operating officer of CNS. “The CARF accreditation process is very rigorous, and the report truly captures the heart and culture of CNS – the dedication, inspiration, integrity and innovation toward our patients, their families, our colleagues, and the field of rehabilitation. CNS is honored by the high praise in the surveyors’ accreditation report.” During the rigorous on-site peer review process, CNS demonstrated to a team of surveyors its dedication and commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable and of the highest quality. Areas of strength noted include: CNS has an extraordinary discharge process with a level of detail and coordination throughout, incorporating all disciplines, resources, and coordination of appointments and ongoing areas of need in all California locations. All locations in California quickly adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic by utilizing telehealth and developing protocols consistent with government guidelines, with capacity for rapid testing on-site for both staff members and patients. CNS’ facilities are well designed, spacious and nicely furnished. At the clinics, patients are happy with the opportunities for rehabilitation, while those in the residential treatment enjoy desirable neighborhoods with easy access to shipping, restaurants, banking and public transportation. All the apartments are in a gated, secure community, with access to a pool and fitness center. The Bakersfield location was praised for its compassion and support for its clinician teams, who have demonstrated incredible longevity, dedication and compassion for the jobs that they do. Patients, family members and referral sources report a very high level of satisfaction with the quality and intensity of services in both the residential and outpatient settings. Their comments include: “It’s a good feeling in my heart when I refer to them,” “I would choose CNS for myself,” “They have changed my life,” and “No one else could do all of this for our family.” Programs awarded accreditation to CNS’ California facilities include: San Francisco Bay Area (Emeryville) Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults) Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Children and Adolescents) Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation: Stroke Specialty Program (Adults) Residential Rehabilitation: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults) Residential Rehabilitation: Stroke Specialty Program (Adults) Bakersfield Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults) Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Children and Adolescents) Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation: Stroke Specialty Program (Adults) Los Angeles Area (Woodland Hills) Residential Rehabilitation: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults) Residential Rehabilitation: Stroke Specialty Program (Adults) Los Angeles Area (Tarzana) Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Adults) Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation: Brain Injury Specialty Program (Children and Adolescents) Interdisciplinary Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation: Stroke Specialty Program (Adults) About Centre for Neuro Skills Centre for Neuro Skills is an experienced and respected world leader in providing intensive rehabilitation and medical programs for those recovering from all types of brain injury. CNS covers a full spectrum of advanced care from residential and assisted living to outpatient/day treatment. Founded by Dr. Mark Ashley in 1980, CNS has seven locations in California and Texas. For more information about Centre for Neuro Skills, visit: www.neuroskills.com, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube. ### Media, please note: Visual assets, including photos, are available. To request an interview with CNS leadership, clinical staff or patients please contact Robin Carr at (415) 971-3991 or CNS@landispr.com. Contact Details Landis Communications Inc. Robin Carr +1 415-971-3991 cns@landispr.com Company Website https://www.neuroskills.com/

March 22, 2022 06:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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