Monster Takes to the Court at March Madness; Monster Mascot Rodeo Competition Among the Many Events in San Antonio during the 2004 NCAA Men's Final Four
MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 25, 2004-- Hoop fans across the country will soon converge on San Antonio, Texas for the 2004 NCAA(R) Division I Men's Final Four(R) April 3rd -5th. As part of its extensive 2004 brand marketing plan and "Today's the Day" campaign, Monster today announced several events and activities for fans of all ages in San Antonio. Monster is the leading global online careers property and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), and a member of NCAA's Corporate Partner Program.
Monster Mascot Rodeo
In true Texas style, six mascots from top NCAA basketball schools, along with Monster's signature mascot, Trumpasaurus, will compete for the coveted honor of winning the inaugural Monster Mascot Rodeo. A professional rodeo judge will critique each mascot on their mechanical bull-riding skills, technique and style.
Monster Mascot Rodeo will take place at NCAA(R) Hoop City(R) on Sunday, April 4th from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. CT. The following NCAA schools will be represented:
- University of Connecticut Huskies (#2 seed, Phoenix Regional)
- Texas Longhorns (#3 seed, Atlanta Regional)
- North Carolina Tarheels (# 6 seed, Atlanta Regional)
- Kansas Jayhawks (#4 seed, St. Louis Regional)
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (#3 seed, St. Louis Regional)
- UCLA Bruins
B-roll footage will be available following the event.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Monster Squads
Dressed in green Monster basketball uniforms and orange cowboy hats, the Monster Squads will be hard to miss in San Antonio. These energetic Squad members will be giving out Monster bucket hats and visors, along with "Monster Special Guest" credentials that will grant free admittance to the Monster Den at Mad Dogs.
Visit the Monster Den at Mad Dogs
Located at the popular Mad Dogs on the Riverwalk, the Monster Den will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily from Friday, April 2nd - Monday, April 5th (times subject to change). Fans will be able to watch the NCAA Basketball(R) games on a six-by-nine foot screen; win cool Final Four merchandise; and have access to the Monster website, where they can enter to win a trip for two to the 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Final Four.
National recording artists Smash Mouth will perform at the Monster Den on Sunday, April 4th. In the days prior to the show, "mystery spotters" will present tickets to select fans wearing Monster bucket hats and visors.
NCAA Corporate Partner
Monster officially joined the NCAA's Corporate Partner Program in April 2003, signing a multi-year contract with CBS Sports. Monster and NCAA recently launched NCAA CareerCoach(TM) (www.ncaacareercoach.com/), a student-athlete focused website designed to offer career guidance and information about a range of job opportunities.
--NCAA Hoop City will take place at Halls C/D of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (200 E. Market Street). Tickets are available now and can be purchased through all area Ticketmaster locations, via the Internet at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (210) 224-9600. Tickets will also be sold at the NCAA Hoop City entrance each day of the event. Ticket prices are the following: $5 each (ages 12 and older); $3 each (college students and senior citizens 55+ with proper ID); $3 each (children ages 3-11); free (ages 2 and younger).
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, Monster is the leading global online careers property. A division of Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST), Monster works for everyone by connecting quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all industries. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Maynard, Mass., Monster has 22 local language and content sites in 20 countries worldwide. Monster is the official online career management services sponsor of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team. More information is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit http://recruiter.monster.com.
About the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit Association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletics opportunities for more than 360,000 student-athletes annually at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 49,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA Championships in Division I, II and III sports. For more information, go to www.ncaa.org.
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