Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and AMP Energy Team Up on National Promotion


PURCHASE, N.Y.- April 21, 2009- The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America (BPAA) and AMP Energy are partnering on a national scratch-off game promotion, Bowling Gives You the Chance to Drop the Flag for Dale Jr. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for four to attend the AMP Energy 500 scheduled to be held at Talladega Superspeedway(r) on November 1, 2009 and the opportunity to wave the green flag for Dale Earnhardt Jr. during the qualifying lap. Scratch-off cards are available with the purchase of any 16 oz AMP Energy at participating bowling centers nationwide.

“The Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and its member centers have been great partners for over twenty-five years,” said Margery Schelling, chief marketing officer, PepsiCo Foodservice. “We’re pleased to team up with them to offer unique experiences and exclusive prizes for bowling and racing fans alike.”

In addition to the experiential prize of waving the flag at the AMP 500, other prizes in the promotion include custom AMP Energy bowling balls, bowling shirts, bowling pins and items autographed by Dale Jr.

Beginning on April 22, the promotion will be supported by TV ads that will air on ESPN during the PBA King of Bowling Championship, powered by AMP Energy. In addition to a print ad campaign in bowling journals and an e-mail blast to consumers, signage will be on display at participating bowling centers.

“The Bowling Gives You the Chance to Drop the Flag for Dale Jr. is a great promotion that is fun for the whole family,” said Jimmy Sturm, President, Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America. “We’re grateful that AMP Energy is bringing such exciting prizes to our bowling centers.”

The Bowling Gives You the Chance to Drop the Flag for Dale Jr. promotion began on April 20 and continues through May 30, 2009. Promotion details and official rules are available at participating BPAA locations and online at <> . There is no purchase necessary to receive a scratch-off code card. Customers can request a scratch-off code card by mail. See participating BPAA locations for official rules.

About the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America

Founded in 1932 and headquartered in Arlington, Texas, BPAA represents the business interests of bowling center owners worldwide. BPAA’s mission to enhance the profitability of its member centers and its vision is to be an essential resource to bowling centers and to lead a united, growing, more prosperous and highly regarded bowling industry.

About Strike Ten Entertainment

Strike Ten Entertainment is the marketing arm of the bowling industry. Strike Ten Entertainment’s mission is to increase the number of paid bowling games in bowling centers each year. Strike Ten Entertainment is also made up of a sub-group called Strike Ten Select, a network of 2,000+ of the most progressive bowling proprietors throughout the United States. As a member of Strike Ten Select, these bowling centers help attract and build long-term relationships with national corporate and marketing sponsors. Strike Ten Select’s mission is to ensure that potential sponsors fit the needs and expectations of bowling proprietors on a national and local basis by promoting bowling in a positive manner.

About PepsiCo Foodservice

The PepsiCo Foodservice Division integrates the relevant units of Pepsi-Cola and Frito-Lay together with Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade in the United States and Canada. Rooted in PepsiCo’s “Power of One” principles, PepsiCo Foodservice leverages the scale and breadth of the corporation’s brands to provide a unified voice to its customers and deliver competitive advantage in the fast-growing foodservice and vending channels.

About Talladega Superspeedway

In 2009, Talladega Superspeedway proudly celebrates forty years of the most competitive racing in NASCAR. While the track has seen changes made to the cars that circle its high-banks, the surface that they race on and the grandstands that thousands of fans fill twice a year, one constant remains; Talladega Superspeedway is authentic NASCAR racing at its finest.

Race fans should make plans now to experience part of Talladega’s history in 2009 during the triple-header, Aaron’s Dream Weekend, April 24-26, featuring the ARCA RE/MAX Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. For tickets, visit or call 1-877-Go2-DEGA. For our hearing impaired guests, please call TDD 1-866-ISC-TRAK (1-866-472-8725). Tickets also are available in person by visiting the Talladega Superspeedway Ticket Office from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. CDT, Monday- Friday.