THE OUTLETS AT HERSHEY/ROCKVALE OUTLETS SERVE UP PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP OF 2008-09 PENN STATE VOLLEYBALL TEAMS
Aug. 18, 2008
Harrisburg, Pa. - Penn State Sports Properties announced today that a long-time supporter of Penn State athletics has made a commitment to become the first-ever Presenting Sponsor of both the women's and men's National Championship volleyball teams.
Like Penn State's volleyball teams, The Outlets at Hershey and Rockvale Outlets are top performers, both in the state of Pennsylvania and nationwide.
The partnership provides recognition for both factory direct outlet centers in all advertising to promote men's and women's volleyball matches, as well as at the team's Rec Hall events, featuring fan promotions throughout the season.
"Both our properties, The Outlets at Hershey and Rockvale Outlets, are proud to be presenting sponsors of the National Volleyball Champions, said David Ober, general partner of Rockvale Outlets and Vice President of Leasing for The Outlets at Hershey. "Like volleyball, which is a lifetime sport, outlet shopping meets the needs of our customers throughout their lifetime - from child to adult. We feature top brands in categories from children through seniors, all at a tremendous value!"
"Rockvale Outlets Lancaster and The Outlets At Hershey have proven over their long term as corporate partners that they are true supporters of Penn State athletics", said Michael Felici, General Manager of Penn State Sports Properties. "The expansion of their sponsorship to include the National Championship men's and women's volleyball teams is greatly appreciated and indicative of the Outlets' commitment to the full intercollegiate athletic program at Penn State. We're hopeful Penn State fans and alumni will recognize this high level of support from two fine Pennsylvania-based businesses such as the Rockvale Outlets Lancaster and The Outlets at Hershey."
The Presenting Sponsorship is part of a two-year extension of the agreement between The Outlets At Hershey, Rockvale Outlets and Penn State Sports Properties. This season will be the fifth year of the partnership. The volleyball sponsorship allows The Outlets At Hershey and Rockvale Outlets to attach to two very successful programs and to reach a new audience, while enhancing their overall sponsorship.
Rockvale Outlets is an award winning, 560,000 square foot outlet shopping center located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Ranked as one of the largest and most successful factory outlet centers in the country, Rockvale Outlets features more than 100 brand name factory direct stores including Pottery Barn Outlet and Pottery Barn Kids Outlets, Restoration Hardware, Carter's, Hartstrings, Bose, Jones New York, Liz Claiborne, and two exclusive merchants, Noah's Landing and the Eagles End Zone. The center features five restaurants including a new Olive Garden, a Cracker Barrel, Ruby Tuesday and an on-site hotel. On-site amenities include shuttle/trolley service, several ATM machines and two children's play areas. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.rockvaleoutletslancaster.com.
A premier lifestyle shopping destination, the Outlets at Hershey offers shoppers seeking brand name merchandise at bargain prices the opportunity to save up to 75% off traditional retail everyday. The center features more than 60 outlet stores offering such brands as Polo Ralph Lauren, GAP Outlet, J. Crew, White House Black Market, Chico's, Calvin Klein, Brooks Brothers, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Claiborne, Jones New York, Nine West, Disney Store Outlet and Nautica. In addition, The Outlets at Hershey hosts several on-site, food and snack options to help refuel for a complete day of shopping, including Starbucks, Red Robin and Wendy's. A Subway restaurant is also slated to open soon. The Outlets at Hershey is open year round. Center hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Holiday hours do apply; call 717.520.1236 or visit www.theoutletsathershey.com for details.
Penn State Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports, is the exclusive marketing agent for Penn State University Athletics and represents, among other opportunities, the 60-station Penn State Sports Radio Network, Penn State Sports Television Highlight Shows, Signage at Beaver Stadium and Bryce Jordan Center and the official website of Penn State Sports - www.GoPSUsports.com.