Monthly Archives: February 2012


Sports Illustrated Launches its “Facebook March Madness Cover Challenge,” Allowing Fans to Submit Photos of Themselves Sporting their Favorite Team Colors

SI Photo Editors will choose a FINAL FOUR among the Entries and include them on the Cover of the Annual NCAA Tournament Preview Issue

NEW YORK, February 27, 2012 - For the first time ever, fans of Sports Illustrated’s official Facebook page ( have the opportunity to submit their photos and possibly land on the cover of Sports Illustrated. For nearly 60 years the cover of Sports Illustrated has defined the story of the day in sports. Upon its release, the iconic cover image stirs a spectrum of passionate dialog, debate, celebration, criticism and for those who believe in jinxes, fear.

The Sports Illustrated Facebook March Madness Cover Challenge allows fans to submit their own photos demonstrating team spirit and unbridled school passion. Sports Illustrated editors will carefully select a Final Four among the entries and include them on the cover of the annual NCAA Tournament Preview issue, scheduled to hit newsstands on March 19th.

The annual NCAA Tournament preview issue, one of the most anticipated issues of the year, features a collage of players, mascots and fans from all 68 men’s teams and the top women’s teams. In years past, the photos have always been captured by the capable cameras of Sports Illustrated photographers, until now.

“In December, for the first time ever, Sports Illustrated allowed fans to make the editorial selection of our iconic cover,” said Mark Mravic, assistant managing editor, Sports Illustrated. “Now, we have taken it a step further, by providing fans the opportunity to actually put themselves on the cover.”

To submit photos fans must:

  1. Like Sports Illustrated on Facebook
  2. Select their school affiliation
  3. Upload a picture wearing their favorite team colors
  4. Check the March 19th issue to see if they made the cover!



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SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a multimedia sports brand that takes the consumer into the heart and soul of sports. The SPORTS ILLUSTRATED franchise is anchored by the weekly magazine—the most respected voice in sports journalism, reaching a weekly audience of nearly 22 million adults—and, the magazine’s 24/7 sports news website that delivers more than 300 original stories to its users each week. The franchise also includes SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS (, a monthly magazine targeted to kids age 8 and up; GOLF MAGAZINE and;, a social networking and sports-news aggregation platform; SI Presents, the magazine’s specialty publishing division; as well as SI Books, SI Pictures, SI Productions, SI Digital and SI Events. Founded in 1954, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is a division of Time Inc., the world’s leading magazine publishing company and a subsidiary of Time Warner.

SaveOnBrew.Com Releases Mobile Web Site for Deal-Seeking Beer Drinkers

Houston-based SaveOnBrew.Com releases a free mobile application to find lowest advertised beer prices by zip code.

HOUSTON, February 27, 2012 - SaveOnBrew, the world’s only beer price-search engine, announced the release of the mobile version of their web site.

Now iPhone and Android users will have a version of the popular web site optimized to their platform and automatically displayed when they visit. “People have been asking for a mobile version since the site went live back in 2010,” said Greg Thibodeaux, founder and CEO. “Especially college students. That’s why we’ve opted to give away the mobile version free of charge. These are tough times and hopefully everyone can save some money on one of the world’s most popular adult beverages.”

“Our default sort is lowest price per beer, but we’ve included all of the features from the full version of the web site including the ability to sort on packaging and brand, as well as filtering to craft or import beers, if that’s your thing,” said Thibodeaux.

After finding their favorite beer, deal-seekers can drill down for details. “Everything you need to find the best beer deals is at your fingertips,” said Thibodeaux. “We provide a map to the retailer and even show you other beers on sale at the same location. We’ve also added in all of the latest social features so that you can share the great deals with your beer buddies.”

“We scour the internet for advertised beer deals,” said Mark Davidson, co-founder and COO. “We like to think that if a beer deal is electronically advertised, we have it. Our data is not crowd-sourced and at any given time, there are between 250- and 300 thousand advertised, live, deals in our database from about 50,000 vendors. We’re adding more stores almost daily.”

Mobile users will automatically be directed to the mobile version of the site when visiting and a video introduction to the mobile web site is available on the SaveOnBrew blog.

About SaveOnBrew.Com: Founded in 2010 to help thirsty beer drinkers across the United States find the lowest advertised prices for one of the world’s most popular beverages.


For further information, contact:
Linsey Tilbor  |  212.218.1473  |
Trisha Bruynell  | 212.218.1465  |

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., February 16, 2012 – Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and the makers of VISINE® eye products, today introduced the inaugural VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISIONScholarship Program, which will award $50,000 in tuition assistance to ten remarkable students nationwide.

The VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship Program will grant $5,000 merit scholarships to enrolled college students and graduating high school seniors who demonstrate a clear and unique vision, strong ambition and determination to bring their dream to life. In addition to academics, leadership in community service and extracurricular activities, applicants’ personal stories of how they are moving toward their goal will be considered.

The VISINE® Brand is committed to helping people achieve their goals – whatever they may be. Whether it’s studying for an exam, practicing for the championship game or searching the web for that dream job, people depend on their eyes for so many things and when needed the most, VISINE® helps keep eyes at their best.

“We understand that in order to achieve greatness you need the right tools,” says Stephanie Kaul, Group Brand Director, Johnson & Johnson Personal Care. “For years, VISINE® Eye Drops have been a tool that helps people take care of their eyes so they can focus on their goals, whether they are everyday or lifelong. With the VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION™ Scholarship Program, we hope to take that extra step to provide talented and motivated students with the necessary building blocks for success.”

Recognizing the diversity of strengths and passions that drive to great accomplishment, The VISINE® Brand looks to award students whose visions represent a wide range of interests – from technology to philanthropy, entrepreneurship to the arts, sports to science and everything in between.

The open application period will run through April 16, 2012. Winners will be announced mid-July. To apply or learn more about the VISINE® STUDENTS WITH VISION Scholarship Program visit


Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.
Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. is a leader in the consumer health care market and produces the world’s most trusted brands including VISINE®, ROGAINE®, LISTERINE® and more.

Sodexo Launches Scholarship Fund through Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Sodexo honors Marines by offering new program awarding five yearly scholarships to Marine dependents

GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 1, 2012 - Sodexo, Inc., leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company, announced a $100,000 gift today to the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation to establish a new scholarship fund for children of U.S. Marines and Navy Corpsmen looking to attend college and embark on a career path in the hospitality or business sectors. The Sodexo, Inc. Scholarship Fund will award five, $5,000 need-based scholarships to dependents of Marines each year, totaling $100,000 in scholarships over the next four years. Students studying hospitality services and business administration will receive preference for the scholarships, though the program is open to any dependent of a current Active Duty, Reserve, or Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy Corpsmen.

“Our company is deeply committed to supporting military families, and we are committed to hiring those who have served,” said David Scanlan, president, Sodexo Government. “This scholarship program is a natural progression in Sodexo’s commitment to improve the quality of daily life for our military and their families.”

“As the Scholarship Foundation celebrates 50 years of honoring Marines by educating their children, we are truly fortunate to receive this multi-year commitment from Sodexo that ensures present and future generations of Marines sons and daughters are able to achieve access to institutions for higher education. By honoring the service and sacrifices of our Marines, Sodexo’s investment helps secure the economic viability of our great nation,” said Margaret B. Davis, president and chief operating officer of the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation.

Scholarship applications are currently available at until March 1.

“We are extremely honored to partner with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation to support the dependents of our veterans through scholarship and internship opportunities,” added Scanlan. “Along with supporting and hiring our veterans, it’s just another way we can make a difference in the lives of those who have served our country.”

Sodexo, the official foodservice provider of the U.S. Marine Corps, also supports important programs like the Marine Corps Marathon, the Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run and Healthy School Award program, and the Marine Corps Community Service Youth Sports Association.


ABOUT THE MARINE CORPS SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION: The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to U.S. military families. Since 1962, the Foundation has provided more than 27,000 scholarships valued at over $67,000,000 to Marine Corps sons and daughters whose parents have been killed or wounded in combat or have demonstrated financial need. The Foundation is proud to have been named by Independent Charities of America as ‘Best in America’ for demonstrating “the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness, and cost effectiveness.” For more information on the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation please visit


Sodexo in North America

Sodexo, Inc. (, leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (, an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services

Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as a partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo’s 413,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of Quality of Life Services. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2011)

Sodexo in the World

  • 16 billion euro consolidated revenue
  • 413,000 employees
  • 22nd largest employer worldwide
  • 33,400 sites
  • 80 countries
  • 50 million consumers served daily

Sodexo in North America

  • 8.0 billion dollars revenue
  • 125,000 employees
  • 6,000 sites
  • 700 facilities management sites
  • 10 million consumers served daily


Stacy Bowman-Hade, Sodexo

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