Thursday, September 16, 2010

This Could be of Interest

Here is an email I received about some cool stuff happening before the Gopher/USC asskicking this weekend.  If you're heading to the game, it might be worth checking out.  Or not, what do I know?


Hey DWG,
Since I know you and a lot of your readers are likely heading to the Gophers/Trojans game this Saturday, I’m reaching out on behalf of Nissan to share some information about a really cool, free game day experience we’re sponsoring at the stadium in partnership with Sports Illustrated. I’ve included a rundown of what’s going on below (and you can find the full press release here), but let me know if you have any questions or would like more information.
Who: Meet University of Minnesota football legend Bobby Bell and Sports Illustrated senior writer Dan Patrick on game day!
·         10:30-11:30 a.m. – Autograph signing with College/Pro-Football Hall of Famer and Outland Trophy winner Bobby Bell
·         11:30 a.m. -12 p.m. – SI Chalk Talk with Bobby Bell & Dan Patrick
·         12-1p – Autograph signing with Dan Patrick
What: Sports Illustrated and Nissan have teamed up to celebrate the rich history of the Heisman Trophy and college football with a 10-stop national tour at marquee matchups this season. Admission to the tour is free, and fans are encouraged to pick up a special Sports Illustrated commemorative edition that showcases college football's most prestigious award, compliments of Nissan.
·         Chance to take photo with the Heisman Trophy on the cover of Sports Illustrated
·         Autograph signing and Q&A sessions with former college football legends
·         Interactive touch screen kiosks featuring
o   Heisman history and Sports Illustrated Trivia Quiz
o   Nissan Juke vehicle configurator
·         Fan giveaways including
o   Special edition copy of Sports Illustrated
§  A 92-page tribute to Heisman Trophy winners and all-time greats comprised of the work by current and former SI writers such as John Underwood, Alex Wolff, Grant Wahl, Roy Terrell and Sally Jenkins
o   Custom University of Minnesota t-shirts and other team swag
·         Opportunity for fans to experience the all-new Nissan Juke and Maxima, as they get a hands-on look at the 2011 cars
When:  Saturday, September 18th – Experience opens at 9:30 a.m. and runs until kickoff at 2:30 p.m.
Where:  4th St. SE and SE 23rd St., Minneapolis, MN 55414. Located on the south side of the stadium by the premium entry and ticket office. This is also located between gates E and D.

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