Thomas & Friends & Minor League Baseball Hit Grand Slam Summer Promotion
will celebrate Thomas' birthday live on air with a Thomas birthday card presentation. The Thomas birthday celebration continues throughout the weekend with a special broadcast of the Thomas & Friends movie, The Great Discovery on June 5 and 6. In addition, Sprout will do a special sweepstakes of Thomas & Friends Activity Express sets from Golden Books (Random House), Thomas & Friends: The Great Discovery DVDs (Lionsgate), and Thomas cuddle pillows (Jay Franco), on SproutForParents.com.
Day Out With Thomas(tm), the grassroots tour which visits heritage railroads around the country, is themed 'The Celebration Tour' for 2010 and will mark the 65th anniversary with special celebratory events. Children can make birthday cards for Thomas and families can enjoy a special display highlighting the history of Thomas over the past 65 years.
"Since the first Thomas book was published 65 years ago, the #1 true blue engine has stood for shared experiences between parents and children," said EJ Minor, Vice President, Marketing, HIT Entertainment US. "With our celebrations across the country - at Minor League Baseball games, Six Flags Amusement Parks and Day Out With Thomas Events -- we honor these family moments. Families can enjoy beloved summer pastimes together with Thomas while creating their own lasting memories and traditions for generations to come."
About Celebration Foods
Celebration Foods is the marketer, manufacturer and distributor of leading high quality ice cream desserts for all occasions, including, Carvel, OREO, M&M'S and SNICKERS ice cream cake desserts. Headquartered in New Britain, CT, Celebration Foods is the market leader in the ice cream and ice milk frozen desserts category with a 56% market share and distribution now reaching over 49 states in over 10,000 leading supermarkets, super centers, and club stores. For more information on Celebration Foods visit www.celebrationfoods.com.
About Carvel Ice Cream Cakes
The United States' first retail ice cream franchise, Carvel Ice Cream has become one of the best-loved and most recognized names in its industry. The company is a leading provider of premium soft serve and hand dipped ice cream products, as well as uniquely shaped ice cream cakes, including its signature Fudgie the Whale and Cookie Puss cakes. Atlanta-based Carvel currently operates approximately 500 franchised and food service locations, and is a part of FOCUS Brands, Inc. <http://www.focusbrands.com/> the franchisor of Carvel Ice Cream <http://www.carvel.com/>, Cinnabon <http://www.cinnabon.com/>, Schlotzsky's <http://www.schlotzskys.com/>, Moe's Southwest Grill <http://www.moes.com/> and Seattle's Best Coffee on military bases and in certain international markets.
Minor League Baseball is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean that are affiliated with Major League Baseball through their farm systems. The Minor League Baseball Office is located in St. Petersburg, Fla. With 176 teams in the United States, Canada and Mexico, fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-kind experience that can only be found at our ballparks. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. In 2009, over 41.6 million baseballs fans went through the turnstiles to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills at Minor League Baseball ballparks. With Minor League Baseball, "It's Fun to be a Fan!" For more information about Minor League Baseball, visit http://www.minorleaguebaseball.com.
About Six Flags
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is a publicly-traded corporation headquartered in New York City and is the world's largest regional theme park company with 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.