Friday, May 05, 2006

Wells Fargo Launches Fun of Money Tour at Velocity Games

Wells Fargo is launching its Fun of Money Tour at the 2006 Velocity Games in Corpus Christi. Fun of Money is the prime component of a new financial education program that fuses fun and financial education through interactive activities. From May through November, the Fun of Money Tour will hit the road, visiting major cities in more than 20 states.The experience combines a variety of activities, including a “You’re So Money” stage featuring a DJ and karaoke, foosball tables, money vaults with prizes and a modern lounge area where attendees can hang out with friends. Attendees will be granted VIP access to the tour backstage area where they can play the Stagecoach IslandSM online game, enter to win a trip for two to the Download Music Festival in 2007 and take home a multi-media CD with new tracks and links to continue their Fun of Money experience.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Nissan Velocity Games Bigger and Better

This Memorial Day weekend promises to be something water sports enthusiasts will want to spend on McGee Beach instead of hitting the roads and pay high gas prices. If you like to watch high “velocity” windsurfing, this year the Nissan Velocity Games will do just that. What’s called the F2 Windward Speed Trials will challenge the World’s Record of 56 mph if the winds are right. These sailing athletes will be wearing Hi-Tech Global Positioning System (GPS) instruments that will measure to see if they will truly hit some high speeds.

The Nissan Velocity Games 06 are held each year during the Memorial Day weekend and is the host of the AT & T U.S. Open Windsurfing Regatta, the 6th annual Kiteboarding Championship, and the Wells Fargo Open SkateJam. Last year the games had more than 20,000 spectators with a sizeable increase in attendance expected this year.

“The NVG 2006 has a different focus this year,” states Tony Brady, the game’s site-manager and owner of Zero Gravity Kiteboards. According to Brady, the event this year is more community oriented. “We will have bigger SkateJams, more hotly contested events, and have the audience being more entertained.”

The Wells Fargo SkateJam will offer several contests for local skaters and the Corpus Christi Rayz will be providing a large skating ring for street-hockey games. But, the most exciting aspect of the SkateJam may just be the Wells Fargo Fun for Money Mobil Tour. Wells Fargo will launch the first ever Mobile Marketing Fun of Money Tour at the NVG, to excite and engage 18-24 year olds and show them money can be fun! The Mobil Tour is a 28’ fully-customized satellite trailer equipped with wall-mounted computer terminals, listening stations, and a DJ booth. Attendees enter The Wells Fargo Fun of Money Event and Trailer where they have exclusive access to:

The Chill Lounge, featuring 2 Money Vaults, 2 Foosball tables, and a DJ station for “Name that Tune”

The Prize Tent, Wells Fargo bankers administer event prizes worth close to $15,000; awarded through out the summer at different events. This Fun of Money tour sweepstakes is offering a fly-away trip to the Download Festival in San Francisco, including: free air fare, lodging, and Wells Fargo gift card valued at $150.

If that’s not enough excitement, then you might consider what will happen when the “Best” Kiteboarder vs Windsurfer Open hits the water. This slalom drag race will make the friendly rivalry between these two sporting event athletes something of the past. Who will be the fastest? Come out and see.

The 2006 Nissan Velocity Games will provide lots of great food, entertainment from a live MC, a Fashion show, and Budweiser will again be hosting ever the popular beer garden. If you would like to volunteer to help during the games, be a sponsor, or show your wears call Rebecca Dueser at 779-6127 or Tom Criser at ValueBank Texas (361-866-7732) email: tomc@vbtex.com.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Velocity Games to Aid Fundraising for Non-Profits



Corpus Christi –Velocity Games Inc. is seeking non-profit organization in the Coastal Bend who which to use 2006 games to help raise funds for their activities. The games held during Memorial Day weekend and attract more than thousands of spectators during the three day event.

“This year we will offer charity organization the opportunity to be our food and beverage vendors to help them raise funds for their group,” states Dr. Keith Rose, Velocity Games’ chairman of the board. According to Rose, the Padre Island Kiwanis Club (PIKC) has already worked out a partnership with the Silverado BBQ to sell smoked sausages at the event. Rose says, “We hope many groups will join and look at this as a great opportunity to serve the community and raise some needed funds.”

Each food and beverage vender will be able to sell their selection of food items and beverages. There will be only one organization selling a particular food item. In other words, since PIKC is the smoked sausage vender no other organization will be permitted to compete with PIKC.



Velocity Games Inc. will host the 19th Annual US Open Windsurfing Regatta and the 6th Annual US Open Kiteboarding Championship. The games also introduced the Open Sk8board Jam in 2004, which has become the top open sk8board contest in Texas. The 2006 Velocity Games will also introduce High Speed Windsurfing Time Trials with new GPS technology and the Pro Rider Wakeboard Rail Jam Event. Top regional and pro-riders will battle head-to-head in this western wakeboard round-up that will include, the first ever, pool-gap rail jam.

Velocity Games 2006 information is available at www.velocitygames.us or by contacting Rebecca Dueser at 888-728-0646. Mail should be sent to Totally Postal Plus, 11559 Leopard, Corpus Christi, TX 78410

Monday, March 27, 2006

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