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Burger King Proud Sponsor of 2003 Summer Olympic Games – Press Release

This press release was for a class in college. It was to announce the sponsorship of Burger King and the Olympics, which were fictionally being held in New Jersey.

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Contact: Andrew Zenyuch

Burger King Proud Sponsor of 2003 Summer Olympic Games

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (March 25, 2003) – This summer, the Garden State will be transformed into Mount Olympus.

The 2003 Olympic Games will be held from August 13-29 in East Orange, N.J. East Orange has been preparing for a long time to welcome the Olympic Games. Construction of the facilities where the games will be held began three years ago.

Burger King is proud to be one of the main sponsors for this year’s Summer Games. Burger King has announced they will introduce new “Olympic-sized” specialty meals during the event, such as the “Discus Burger” and “Gold Metal Fries.” Bobby Flay will serve as head chef for Burger King at the Games. For a chance to attend the games, passes can be applied for at any Burger King location in New Jersey. Drawings will be held in May. Three thousand passes will be issued free of charge from Burger King.

Fifteen hundred athletes will represent 35 countries in this year’s games. An estimated 20,000 people will attend to watch top athletes from around the world compete for the gold.

An estimated 12 million meals will be served to athletes and spectators. An entire food village will be set up and ready to serve the estimated 50,000 meals a day. Food from all over the world will be included.

Burger King is hoping to be at the top of everyone’s meal choice list. At the events, Burger King estimates that it will use 25,000 hamburger buns and 100,000 sodas a day. Throughout the event, Burger King estimates to serve 2 tons of French fries. Bobby Flay will serve as head chef for Burger King at the Games.

“We are hoping that we will be the restaurant of choice for people from around the world,” said Nick Donato, Burger King’s representative to the 2003 Summer Olympic Games. “We are also extreme proud to be a sponsor of this monumental worldwide event.”

Burger King Corporation and its franchisees operate more than 11,400 restaurants in all 50 states and 57 countries and territories around the world, with 91 percent of Burger King restaurants owned and operated by independent franchisees. Since the company’s founding in Miami in 1954, the Burger King brand has become recognized for the great taste of Flame-Broiling, Have It Your Way and the Whopper Burger King Corporation is owned by the equity sponsor group comprised of Texas Pacific Group, Goldman Sachs Capital Partners and Bain Capital. To learn more about the Burger King system, please visit the company’s web site at

The Mega Group Makes “Mega” Donation – Press Release

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The Mega Group Makes “Mega” Donation

April 28, 2005 (Robbinsville, NJ) – Gifts come in many different forms, shapes, and sizes. This time they came in the form of polo shirts and fleece vests.

The Mega Group of Robbinsville, NJ, donated 200 Verizon-branded items to St. Philip’s Academy in Newark, NJ, on Monday, April 25. The 200 items, 100 polo shirts and 100 fleece vests – all sizes small and medium, will be used by the student body. The donation has a retail value of slightly over $6,000.

“It is great to see such a successful learning environment where inner-city children can go for a great education at minimal cost to their families,” said Mark Iorio, president of The Mega Group. “It is quite an honor to be able to help the St. Philip’s Academy.”

St. Philip’s Academy is an independent kindergarten-to-eighth grade prep school that provides a rigorous and challenging academic program for capable students from Newark and surrounding towns regardless of their families’ ability to pay tuition. Located in the head of Newark’s cultural district, the school is known for its holistic approach to urban education and nurturing community.

Founded in 1998 with a class of 10 first-graders, St. Philip’s Academy has blossomed into one of the top prep schools in the nation. The student body is comprised of 285 boys and girls from Newark and its surrounding area. Many students go on to some of the most prestigious day and boarding schools in the nation. Because of the enrollment demand and needs of the students, St. Philip’s Academy is designing and renovating a new school, located at 342 Central Avenue in Newark. The 4-story facility will be ready during the 2006-2007 school year.

The Mega Group is a marketing communications firm specializing in traditional marketing, internal brand communications, and promotional items, all of which are used to create brand identity and uniformity. Incorporated in 1988 by Mark Iorio, The Mega Group has over 19 years of marketing experience. In 2000, The Mega Group created The Signatures MegaStore. The MegaStore sells Verizon-branded promotional merchandise to Verizon employees. Since its launch, the MegaStore has shipped more than 1.5 million items.