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Brent Grablachoff donates $500 to Hurricane Dorian Relief in the Bahamas

AUSTIN, Texas -- Kicking World owner Brent Grablachoff contributed $500 to the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund in the Bahamas, set up by the large crowdsourced funding platform GlobalGiving.

Hurricane Dorian's devastating impact caused catastrophic losses throughout the Caribbean nation of the Bahamas, particularly the small islands of The Abacos and Grand Bahama.

"I've been very fortunate to visit various islands of the Bahamas over the years and its beautiful, clear turquoise water always draws me in. It's hard to fathom the destruction that took place, with some parts of the Abaco Islands completely decimated. My thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by this terrible hurricane in the Bahamas and beyond," said Brent Grablachoff, owner of Kicking World.

The GlobalGiving Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund states that all donations will exclusively support relief and recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Initially, the fund will help first responders meet survivors' immediate needs for food, fuel, clean water, hygiene products, and shelter. The fund will transition to support longer-term recovery efforts run by local, vetted organizations in The Bahamas, the United States and the Caribbean.

See a chilling aerial video and an article on the aftermath in the Abacos: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1051251

Make a Donation:
Your charitable contribution to the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund will support people impacted by the storm system in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine, in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild.

At the time of donation, the campaign had raised $897,500 from its 8,0929 donations, with a projected goal of $2 Million.

Learn more at: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-dorian-relief-fund/

About Kicking World

Kicking World (https://www.kickingworld.com/) is the leading football kicking, punting & snapping instruction provider in the world. The Company, based in Austin, Texas and head up by owner Brent Grablachoff holds over 50 national kicking camps in 34 major cities in 20 states training over 1,500 students a season.

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Brent Grablachoff Appoints 3 New Coaches to Kicking World Staff

AUSTIN, Texas -- Kicking World expanded its reach today by deploying three new coaches who will service the football enthused states of New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Owner Brent Grablachoff made the announcement.

"These three young men have done phenomenal jobs assisting as student coaches at our camps over the last few seasons. After having come through our program as campers, and more recently as student coaches, we realized it was the right time to enlist them as regional kicking coaches to help grow our national presence even further," said Brent Grablachoff, owner of Kicking World.

Pat Davis
The Lacey Township (Lacey, NJ) native Pat Davis has been a student of Kicking World since the 8th grade. The new kicking coach studied under Coach Brent Grablachoff throughout HS and College and is wrapping up his final season at Pace University. Pat will handle Kicking World's very popular NJ/NYC corridor.

Patrick Sandler
The Roncalli HS (Indianapolis, IN) standout kicked 2 game-winning field goals in the Indiana HS state playoffs. Patrick Sandler attends the University of Dayton in Ohio and serves as a student coach at Kicking World camps across the Midwest. Patrick will now offer kicking lessons in Indianapolis.

David Carney
The Johnstown (PA) native has studied under Kicking World lead snapping coach Steve Terlesky. David Carney had a standout long-snapping career at Division II programs - Bloomsburg University / California University of Pennsylvania. The new long snapping coach will handle Kicking World's Pittsburgh and Central PA regions.

About Kicking World
Kicking World (www.kickingworld.com/) is the leading football kicking, punting & snapping instruction provider in the world. The Company, based in Austin, Texas holds over 50 national kicking camps in 34 major cities in 20 states training over 1,500 students a season. Coach Brent Grablachoff and his staff also provide year-round private instruction. Kicking World's clients include hundreds of students from all levels including Professional, Collegiate, High School and Youth from various geographic locations across the world.

Visit https://www.kickingworld.com/ for more information.

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Brent Grablachoff
Owner & Coach
Kicking World
512-817-1333
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HS Football Preview: The Top Kickers in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas -- The largest instructional kicking camp in the country, Kicking World, announced its 2019 list of the top kickers in Texas.

"The best HS kickers and punters are in the great state of Texas. With Kicking World based in Austin we're fortunate to work with them year-round. This year's list not only encompasses the best prep specialists in Texas, but some of the top kickers in the country," said Brent Grablachoff, owner of Kicking World.

:: Seniors (2020)

Jared Zirkel
Tivy HS - Kerrville, Texas
The cannon-legged Class of 2020 kicker is verbally committed to the University of Georgia on scholarship. It will be hard for the HS senior to improve on last year's wow season where he connected on a 59 yard field goal with 63 of his 70 (90%) kickoffs going for touchbacks. Jared Zirkel has undoubtedly the biggest kicking leg in the country. The 6'3 Hill Country kicker hit a 70 yard field goal at practice and several kickoffs over 80 yards and 4.3+ seconds putting his leg strength amongst NFL kickers.

Trey McTaggart
Muenster HS - Muenster, Texas
The small German town of Muenster houses one of the most consistent HS kickers in the nation. McTaggart had a perfect 100/100 PAT streak throughout 2017, amassing 127 points his sophomore season putting him at #2 in the entire country for points by a kicker. The 2x All-State kicker holds multiple offers and turned heads on the college camp circuit winning events at Notre Dame and finishing among the top at Wisconsin.

Everett Ornstein
Langham Creek HS - Houston, Texas
The Houston product is verbally committed to UTSA on scholarship. He has emerged as one of the top kicker/punter recruits in the state. Everett has a big leg and can do all 3 - field goals, kickoffs, and punts.

Anthony Ortiz
Royse City HS - Royse City, Texas
The 5A All-District kicker only started kicking 2 years ago and has evolved quickly. He's won several Kicking World field goal and kickoff events. Anthony completed his junior year football season with a perfect 9/9 FG and 14/14 PAT.

Perrin Teer
Huntington HS - Huntington, Texas
Perrin has a big kickoff leg and a field goal range from inside 55 yards. The All-District kicker shows a lot of potential and if he can get some in-game opportunities this season colleges should start coming around. Perrin has a 1240 SAT score.

Alejandro Chavarria
Central Catholic HS - San Antonio, Texas
Alejandro switched from soccer to football just a year ago and was very raw at the start but made huge progress in less than a few months. The quick learner can do all 3 (FG/KO/P) and has one of the strongest legs of HS kickers in San Antonio.

:: Juniors (2021)

Justin Bohrer
Cedar Park HS - Cedar Park, Texas
Last season the junior helped propel the Timberwolves into the 2nd round of the Texas HS Football state playoffs with a 37 yard game-winning overtime field goal. Justin Bohrer is listed as the top Class of 2021 kicker on the Kicking World Hot Prospect List, ranking him as one of the best kickers in the nation. The Cedar Park product is poised for a big junior season and is scholarship ready.

Garrett Stiles
Seguin HS - Seguin, Texas
The 6'2 kicker made All-District and All-Area honors last season. Garrett has a big kickoff leg and although he only had a few kicks in-game last year, he's got the big kick range and with more in-game opportunities this season he will get college offers.

Tripp Daniel
St Michael's Catholic Academy - Austin, Texas
The top private school kicker in Austin hit a 42 yard field goal last season with 7 of 8 made (88%) and 21 of his 22 PATs (95%) showing a very consistent sophomore campaign. The St Michael's kicker has a 29 ACT.

Nick Hernandez
Ronald Reagan HS - San Antonio, Texas
Following a very impressive HS career from former Reagan kicker Steven Opella who's now off to the University of Nevada, Nick looks to make his mark on Varsity this season. Hernandez can do all 3 - field goals, kickoffs, and punts, and shows a lot of upside and should start getting interest from colleges very soon.

:: Sophomores (2022)

Buck Buchanan
Hallsville HS - Hallsville, Texas
One of Kicking World's youngest Hot Prospects, Buck had an impressive performance at the 2018 National Showcase where he finished near the top of his class and in the upper tier of over 60 kickers who attended from over 20 states. The HS sophomore has shown he can kick field goals from 55 yards out and kickoffs deep in the end zone. He's an under-classmen kicker that should turn heads this season.


About Kicking World
Kicking World ( https://www.kickingworld.com/ ) is the leading football kicking, punting & snapping instruction provider in the world. The Company, based in Austin, Texas holds over 50 national kicking camps in 34 major cities in 20 states training over 1,500 students a season. Owner Brent Grablachoff provides year-round private instruction across the state of Texas.

Visit the Kicking World Hot Prospect List for bios, photos, video, and detailed write-ups on each of this year's top kickers in Texas: https://www.kickingworld.com/hot-prospect-list/

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My Sports Vote Launches New App and Website

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Since yelling at the TV just doesn't cut it, My Sports Vote has launched a new app for enthusiastic sports fans. It allows users to have their voices heard through votes and opinions, which are shared with teams and league offices.

My Sports Vote allows MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA fans to connect and engage with their favorite players and teams. Fans can read articles and view videos on topics they choose. Each story has a poll in which fans can vote. The app provides an excellent user experience, with a clear interface design and continually populating sports topics.

Fans are also able to comment with each other, answer trivia questions, and earn points as they interact. This gamification allows fans to move up in rankings, with the possibility of winning prizes and becoming the "ultimate sports fan."

"We found that 22% of sports fans are willing to switch teams and 30% already have in the past year," says sports writer, Dan Fergusson, "If teams don't listen to fan feedback and include them in their decision-making process, fans may not stick around for long." [*see note 1]

Fortunately, My Sports Vote is specifically designed for the purpose of connecting fans with their favorite teams. This increased engagement will not only make fans feel more connected with their teams, but also allow the teams themselves to hear the fans' voices.

The free app is available for download on the Apple and Google app stores.

About My Sports Vote (owned by Voter Connect, LLC):

The company was founded by Paul Stanley, who is a 10-year television sports broadcasting veteran. After running a billion-dollar region for a Fortune 500 company, he combined his resume skills into forming My Sports Vote. A team of app and sports experts have dedicated more than one year of development into creating this unique app and website.

Learn more at: https://www.mysportsvote.com/

[*note 1] Fergusson, Dan (2019, May 4th). "7 reasons why sports teams should listen to their fans." Retrieved from https://www.visioncritical.com.

For more information, contact:
Kevin vanBenthuysen
President - My Sports Vote
800-647-6008
kevin@mysportsvote.com

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Jim Rooney from Pittsburgh Steelers and Jon Kolb, 4x Super Bowl Champion to Keynote Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs Passing of the Leash Community Awareness Event

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs cordially invites the public to attend our 2019 Pittsburgh Passing of the Leash Ceremony. This heart-warming event showcases the incredible difference Service Dogs have made in the lives of their recipients in Pennsylvania communities. Meet some of these life-saving dogs and teams, and enjoy lunch with us.

The Passing of the Leash will be held at Duquesne Union Ballroom, on Tuesday, June 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Admission is $35 per person, and tickets can be purchased in advance online at: https://medicalservicedogs.networkforgood.com/events/12383-passing-of-the-leash.

Full tables and sponsorships are available. Seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

You can find more information, and learn additional information about this uplifting event at: http://www.medicalservicedogs.org/event/passing-leash-pittsburgh/

We would like to thank our Title Sponsor, Mosites Construction Company for their support of our event. Special thanks also to the Sons of the American Legion, Post 892 for their support. If you have questions regarding the event, or would like to become a sponsor, please call Christine at (779) 970-6430 or send an e-mail to: Christine@medicalservicedogs.org for more information.

About Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs:

Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(c)(3) Based in Williston, Florida that raises, trains and then donates individually trained medical service dogs to veterans and others who suffer from disabilities including PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, mobility issues and much more. We receive no state or federal funding available for this critical life-saving program. Over the past nine years, Guardian Angels has paired nearly 300 individually trained medical service dogs with those in need, and with your help, they can help even more. Reserve your tickets today.

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Keystone Homes Pledges $100,000 Towards the Construction of New Tipp City Stadium

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- The Tipp Pride Association Board of Directors announced today that the organization has received a $100,000 sponsorship from Keystone Homes of Troy, Ohio for the construction of Tipp City's new community stadium. The generous gift will lead ongoing fundraising to support stadium construction.

Mashell Stith, president of TPA shared, "We are so thrilled about this sponsorship from Tony and Katy Scott and Keystone Homes. He has been so very involved in improving our community. Tony's been a vital part of the home builder and remodeling community, as well as a stand-out supporter of everything Tipp City."

The new Tipp City stadium will be constructed at the location of the current stadium within City Park. Replacement of the field, stands, buildings and scoreboard are estimated to cost approximately 5.6 million dollars. Tipp Pride Association is seeking private funding for this project.

"We are extremely grateful, humbled and honored by Keystone Homes' generous gift for the new football stadium," said J.D. Foust, Athletic Director for Tipp City Schools. "They understand the importance of Tipp City's athletic and academic programs, but also how much a safe and beautiful stadium will mean to our community. I believe that the vision shown by community leaders such as Tony and Katy Scott from Keystone Homes and our school administration and board leadership will ensure continued success for all of our athletic and community programs well into the future."

Tony Scott, President of Keystone Homes shared, "The team here at Keystone Homes believes it is important to help support organizations and institutions that play a significant role in enhancing the quality of life for the youth in our communities," Scott continued. "Tipp City is a beautiful town where residents care about raising their youth to be intelligent, responsible, and respectful citizens. We love Tipp City and are glad to be a part of this great undertaking."

Tipp Pride Association intends to highlight significant donors and sponsors at each home football game this season. "There is no better place to provide recognition to donors than at the very same venue we are working to provide upgrades", states Scott George, vice-president of TPA.

The new stadium will increase available seating for home, visitor, and band to 3,500.

With a successful fundraising campaign, the stadium project could begin construction at the end of the 2017 football season.

ABOUT KEYSTONE HOMES:
Keystone Homes is a leader in Miami County for providing quality construction services at an affordable price. Keystone is a diverse construction company, capable of building new construction, renewing existing structures, and remodeling areas within a home. Keystone Homes has the expertise of building over 400 homes while cultivating a rapport with each customer that continues even years after the construction is complete.

With each home built, renewed or remodeled, Keystone Homes uses quality products while keeping costs affordable for the homeowner. Find out more about Keystone Homes at http://keystonehomesintroy.com/.

ABOUT TIPP PRIDE ASSOCIATION:
Tipp Pride Association is committed to building a community stadium that supports our schools and is a source of pride for all of Tipp City. Our Mission is to raise private funds to build a new stadium for the community by the community. For more information, please visit https://tipppride.com/.

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Unity National Bank Pledges $100,000 Towards the Construction of New Tipp City Stadium

TIPP CITY, Ohio -- The Tipp Pride Association Board of Directors announced today that the organization has received a $100,000 sponsorship from Unity National Bank for the construction of Tipp City's new community stadium. The generous gift will lead ongoing fundraising to support stadium construction.

"Tipp pride can be felt everywhere in this community. You feel it as you walk down Main Street, attend school functions and participate in community events. Tipp City is a wonderful place to live, work and play. We are honored and proud to be part of it," states Lisa McGraw, Vice President, Commercial Cash Management for Unity Bank.

In recognition of the sizable donation, Members of the Tipp Pride Association (TPA) state that they intend to place Unity National Bank's logo prominently on the scoreboard of the new stadium.

Mashell Stith, president of TPA shared, "We are so thrilled about Unity National Bank stepping up to support Tipp City in this way. Words cannot describe the energy this creates for our entire community. It was so great to hear the Tippecanoe student section chant 'Thank You, Thank You' during the check presentation on the field Friday night."

The new Tipp City stadium will be constructed at the location of the current stadium within City Park. Replacement of the field, stands, buildings and scoreboard are estimated to cost approximately 5.6 million dollars. Tipp Pride Association is seeking private funding for this project.

"We are extremely grateful, humbled and honored by Unity National Bank's generous gift for the new football stadium," said J.D. Foust, Athletic Director for Tipp City Schools. "Their love and passion for Tipp City is truly incredible, and this gift will impact not only Tipp City's athletic programs but also our great community, well into the future. I believe that the vision shown by community leaders such as Unity National Bank and our school administration and board leadership will ensure continued success for all of our athletic and community programs well into the future."

Brett Baumeister, President of Unity National Bank, agrees, "Unity National Bank isn't just located in your town. We are your neighbors, and we care about helping the entire community thrive and prosper. Our commitment to you goes beyond financial services; you can count on Unity to support the people and organizations working to build a stronger community."

Tipp Pride Association intends to highlight significant donors and sponsors at each home football game this season. "There is no better place to provide recognition to donors than at the very same venue we are working to provide upgrades," states Scott George, vice-president of TPA, "It was easy to observe Friday night the packed stands in both the home and visitor bleachers while hundreds of spectators stood at the fence trying to enjoy the game."

The new stadium will increase available seating for home, visitor, and band to 3,500.

With a successful fundraising campaign, the stadium project could begin construction at the end of the 2017 football season.

ABOUT UNITY NATIONAL BANK:

With locations in Piqua, Tipp City and Troy, Unity National Bank provides customers with a full array of personal banking, business banking, and trust and investment products and services. Unity National Bank, founded in 1884, is one of the 11 Ohio community banks and two specialty finance companies in the Park National Family of Community Banks that make up The Park National Corporation (NYSE:PRK). Park had $7.8 billion in total assets as of June 30, 2017. For more information, visit https://unitynationalbk.com/.

ABOUT TIPP PRIDE ASSOCIATION:

Tipp Pride Association is committed to building a community stadium that supports our schools and is a source of pride for all of Tipp City. Our Mission is to raise private funds to build a new stadium for the community by the community. For more information, please visit https://tipppride.com/.

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Ultimate Packer Fans Unite In The Name Of Charity

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Join Professional Football's Ultimate Fan Association inductees Steve Tate and Wayne Sargent and former and current players invited to attend the 6th Annual Ultimate Packer Fan Connection party at The District D2 on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

The gathering of Ultimate Packer Fans will include food, raffles and silent auction items. There will also be vendors selling their favorite Packers related wares, including the 2017 Cheesy Scarf produced by residents and volunteers of the New Community Shelter.

The Ultimate Packer Fan Connection board of directors has chosen the New Community Shelter as the beneficiary of the event because if its service to homeless adults and Community Meal Program that serves meals daily to children and adults.

"The Ultimate Packer Fan Connection is committed to making a difference in the lives of the less fortunate," said Kris Olson, New Community Shelter Development Director said. "The board has been planning this great day to bring together fans and some players all in the name of charity. They live all over the state and fans they are associated with come from around the country to be part of this great organization. We are honored to be associated with such kind people."

The Ultimate Packer Fan Connection:
Saturday, June 17, 2017
D2 - The District (formerly the Best Western Hotel)
Located next to the Resch Center across from Lambeau Field
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Food, Fans, Fun for all!!

For more information about The Ultimate Packer Fan and events - visit: http://www.theultimatepackerfan.com/

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/TheUltimatePackerFanConnection/

Learn more about New Community Shelter at: http://newcommunityshelter.org/.

For further information about the event, contact: Wayne Sargent, (262) 626-1053 or Jenn Schultz (920) 242-4334.

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‘Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances’ by Leland Melvin

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Retired pro football player Leland Melvin thought his road to the NFL was an incredible journey - until he climbed aboard the shuttle Atlantis and traveled to outer space. Twice. Melvin, a former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, engineer and astronaut, shares his real-life experiences, triumphs and challenges in an inspirational memoir. The book: "CHASING SPACE: AN ASTRONAUT'S STORY OF GRIT, GRACE, AND SECOND CHANCES" (ISBN: 978-0062496720; Amistad Hardcover Original).

Leland, who was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education, and served as co-chair on the White House's Federal Coordination in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Task Force penned a version of his book for children, "CHASING SPACE YOUNG READERS' VERSION." This version also includes hands-on experiments and activities for boys and girls ages 8-12.

"CHASING SPACE" is a poignant story of Leland's personal journey from the end zone to outer space and back. He is the only person in history to have played for the National Football League and serve as mission specialist for two flights aboard the shuttle Atlantis, working on the International Space Station. His remarkable testimony is a must-read for adults and children.

"The more that I thought about it this journey of a skinny Black kid, from a small southern town going to space and with all the other things happening in our country and the world, what better way to tell a story of inspiration, hope and second chances, and doing it in with grace," says Leland, a native of Lynchburg, Virginia whose parents were longtime educators in the local school system.

I hope you will consider "CHASING SPACE" and Leland Melvin for review, interview, and feature on debut authors. Social media hashtag: #ChasingSpace.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Leland Melvin, a former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, engineer and NASA astronaut. He served on the space shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist and was named the NASA Associate Administrator for Education in October 2010. He also served as the co-chair on the White House's Federal Coordination in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Task Force, developing the nation's five-year STEM education plan.

In Spring 2018, he will appear in "One Strange Rock," a National Geographic Channel event series that explores life on Earth and its rarity in the universe. He was the host of the Lifetime show "Child Genius" and a judge for ABC's "BattleBots." He holds four honorary doctorates and has received the NFL Players Association Award of Excellence. He lives in Lynchburg, Virginia.

More information: http://www.lelandmelvin.com/.

Review copies/interviews: mocha@theoraclegroupinc.net

Video trailer for book (YouTube): https://youtu.be/ELTw8Z5foYI

"CHASING SPACE: AN ASTRONAUT'S STORY OF GRIT, GRACE, AND SECOND CHANCES"
MAY 23, 2017; $25.99
Amistad
ISBN-13: 978-0062496720

"CHASING SPACE YOUNG READERS EDITION"
MAY 23, 2017; $12.59
Amistad
ISBN-13: 978-0062665928

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5 BARS Resets the Wi-Fi ‘BAR’ for Wireless Data Usage and Performance During Sunday’s Super Bowl LI

IRVINE, Calif. -- 5 BARS(R), a premier provider of wireless solutions, set a new record for any single-day wireless data usage event on the Wi-Fi system installed and operating at NRG Stadium. During Super Bowl LI, the Wi-Fi system recorded data usage of 12.2 TB, exceeding last year's record from Levi Stadium.

Overall data usage exceeded 40 TB when cellular data usage is included. Verizon reported a 57% increase over last year with 11 terabytes of cellular data usage. AT&T reported an 88% increase to 9.8 terabytes. Sprint reported a three-fold increase to 5.0 terabytes. T-Mobile reported data usage nearly twice as much as usual, with 2.1 terabytes reported last year.

5 Bars worked with the NFL, Verizon, Super Bowl Host Committee, Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation and SMG to plan, design and build the technologically advanced high density Wi-Fi network to support the specific needs of the sellout crowd at NRG Stadium for the 2017 Super Bowl. Connectivity was the top priority to ensure maximum fan interaction during the big game.

"We are beyond pleased with the performance of the network 5 Bars delivered to NRG Stadium on Sunday. The day was filled with new records and unexpected outcomes, and we are so proud to be a part of history," said Monnie McGaffigan, President of 5 Bars. "The partnership and team work involved to bring a state of the art Wi-Fi network and exceptional experience to 77,000 fans was nothing short of herculean," declared McGaffigan.

About 5 Bars:

5 Bars is an Irvine, California based, privately held premier provider of Wireless Master Plans for Counties, Cities and Large Scale Venues developing comprehensive wireless strategies through a unique holistic view of all assets, coverage and capacity. 5 Bars offers fully managed wireless solutions, network development, ownership and end-to-end management delivering commercial indoor and outdoor distributed antenna systems (DAS), carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks, and small cell systems on behalf of properties and service providers.

For more information visit http://www.5bars.com/.

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