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• In conjunction with the official grand opening of its Americas headquarters, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and the Nashville Predators unveiled an additional five-year extension for the naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators. Initially signed in March 2010, the extended terms now ensure Bridgestone naming rights through 2025. Financial terms were not shared.
• Research, marketing and consulting firm NewZoo, San Francisco, has increased its estimate of the market size for global games for 2016-20 “based on an even stronger performance than anticipated in the first three quarters of the year. NewZoo now says that the global games market would generate $116 billion in game software revenues, $7.1 billion higher than previously estimated and nearly 11% growth vs. 2016. The firm now estimates that the category will hit $143.5 billion in 2020.

• Univision Deportes said it would conclude the year as the “leading sports brand delivering the most soccer viewing in the country throughout 2017.” Univision Deportes said this past year it earned the highest share of soccer viewing in the U.S. among 29 networks broadcasting live soccer, claiming over 40% of all viewing across the networks of Univision. It also said it led the industry by “broadcasting 19 out of 20 top-rated club soccer matches in 2017, regardless of language.”
• The NBA has named Indianapolis as the site for the 2021 All-Star Game, to be played in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 14. The next three NBA All-Star Games are: Los Angeles (Staples Center, Feb. 18, 2018), Charlotte (Spectrum Center. Feb. 17, 2019) and Chicago (United Center, Feb. 16, 2020). Cleveland said it would seek to host the 2022 game, which would be the 70th All-Star Game in league history.

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Mar152012

Toys 'R' Us In-Play As Partner For 2014 Special Olympics USA Games

By Barry Janoff

March 15, 2012: National retailer Toys 'R' Us has signed a deal to become the first Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.

The 2014 Games are scheduled for several venues throughout New Jersey, June 14-21. More than 3,500 Special Olympics athletes from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will compete in 17 sports, according to the Special Olympics Organizing Committee.

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games are expected to have an economic impact of $50 million.

Anchoring the alliance is a $1 million commitment from the Toys 'R' Us Children's Fund to the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. In addition to its Founding Partner status, Toys 'R' Us will be the presenting sponsor of the Young Athletes Festival, described as an "inclusive, innovative play program for children with and without special needs that develops critical early cognitive, social and motor skills and introduces kids to the world of sports."

Toys 'R' Us, headquartered in Wayne, NJ, is expected to support the alliance with multi-media marketing and in-store activations.

Other sponsors include TD Bank, Wyndham Worldwide, Amerihealth and the NHL's New Jersey Devils. Additional partners are expected to be unveiled as the Games draw closer.

"As a New Jersey-based organization with a long-standing commitment to children of all abilities, we are tremendously proud to partner with Special Olympics as they bring the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games to our home state for the first time," Kathleen Waugh, chairwomen for the Toys 'R' Us Children's Fund, said in a statement. "We look forward to deepening our enduring relationship with Special Olympics in welcoming athletes to New Jersey and enriching their overall experience at the first-ever Young Athletes Festival."  

The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games, held every four years, will be the third held in the U.S., following 2006 Iowa and 2010 Nebraska.

Locations for 2014 are scheduled to include Princeton University, Rider University, the College of New Jersey and Mercer Country Park. An estimated 10,000 volunteers as well as 50,000 additional spectators will be in attendance.

According to TJ Nelligan, chairman and CEO for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Organizing Committee, "We are thrilled to welcome Toys 'R' Us as our first Founding Partner. [The company] has embraced a dimension of these Games that will introduce children and their families to the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, and through their unprecedented support, change the lives of these future athletes and their families for many years to come."

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