FLAVOR BLASTED® GOLDFISH® CRACKERS NATIONAL FINALS
— Six Boys and Six Girls to Take the Court for the National Finals in Los Angeles
During 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend —
NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011— The NBA today announced the 12 national finalists from the 2010-11 “NBA FIT/ WNBA FIT Dribble, Dish & Swish presented by Pepperidge Farm® Flavor Blasted® Goldfish® crackers” competition. The national finalists include the top two participants from each age/gender division who received the best scores in the time-based obstacle course out of more than 40,000 participants, ages 7 to 12. More than 375 competitions took place in nine cities across the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.
Finalists will head to Los Angeles, Calif. for an unforgettable experience at NBA All-Star, which will include competing in the national finals, being honored at an awards luncheon hosted by NBA Legend Bob Lanier, and in-arena recognition during NBA All-Star Saturday Night.
|Jaedyn O’Reilly||Fountain Hills, Ariz.||Cameron Ward||Lake Jackson, Texas|
|Brittany Goldsby||North Pekin, Ill.||Tyreik Boyd||Lithonia, Ga.|
|Tenley Dowell||Morton, Ill.||Jonah Franco||Roll, Ariz.|
|Da’Mya Preston||Hobe Sound, Fla.||Hector Balderrama||Houston, Texas|
|Nichel Tampa||Jonesboro, Ga.||Jacob Wotruba||New Franken, Wis.|
|Liz Maria Vizcarra||Calexico, Calif.||John Henry Walsh||Scottsdale, Ariz.|
About Pepperidge Farm
Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated, based in Norwalk, Connecticut, is a leading provider of premium quality fresh bakery products, cookies, crackers, and frozen foods. Among the company’s most popular products are Chocolate Chunk and Milano® cookies, Goldfish® crackers, and more than 50 varieties of fresh baked breads including Swirl, Pepperidge Farm FarmhouseÔ, 100% Natural and Whole Grain. The company recently added Ecce Panis® gourmet artisan breads to its portfolio.
Pepperidge Farm was founded in Connecticut in 1937 by Margaret Rudkin, an entrepreneurial homemaker who began baking fresh, all-natural bread for her allergy-afflicted son. The company is now a nationwide business with 8 manufacturing facilities, almost 5,000 employees, almost 4,000 independent distributorships, and over $1 billion in sales. Pepperidge Farm has been a part of Campbell Soup Company since 1961.
About NBA/WNBA FIT
NBA/WNBA FIT is the league’s comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families. Through a nationwide network of more than 880 community-based organizations, NBA/WNBA FIT brings programs and events to children, adults, and families year-round. NBA/WNBA FIT also collaborates with the Let’s Move! campaign, which first lady Michelle Obama established to provide communities nationwide with resources to help kids eat healthy and get active. In partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine and Nemours’ KidsHealth.org, NBA/WNBA FIT also provides health and fitness information to children and families through newsletters, social media, and interactive online content at NBA.com/nbafit. NBA/WNBA FIT strives to motivate and inspire kids, adults, and families to PLEDGE NBA/WNBA FIT online at NBA.com/nbafit.
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Madeline Wehle Crandall, NBA Communications, (212) 407-8284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Geri Allen, Pepperidge Farm PR, (203) 846-7351 or email@example.com