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"Tweet" Me In St. Louis for the 2009 MLB All-Star Game

07/07/2009

"People" and MLB All-Stars Among Us Winner Will Give Live Updates and Share His Amazing All-Star Game Experience via Twitter and Facebook Using Palm Pre from Sprint

PHOENIX - July 7, 2009 - The Fans Across America® Charitable Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, invites sports and entertainment fans across America to join Founder and People Magazine / Major League Baseball All-Stars Among Us winner Bruce Petillo for a unique All-Star game experience.

Beginning Sunday, July 12, Petillo will deliver live updates from all of the events surrounding the 2009 mid-summer classic. From exclusive All-Stars Among Us events to the Home Run Derby to the 80th MLB All-Star game, Petillo will share this unique experience on Twitter (http://twitter.com/fansacrossus) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/fansacrossamerica) using the all-new Palm® PreTM from Sprint. Live updates will also include the pre-game ceremony, where Petillo and the other All-Stars Among Us winners will be honored and President Barack Obama will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

"Fans Across America is a fan-based non-profit organization that helps families with seriously ill children. As the winner of the All-Stars Among Us program for the Arizona Diamondbacks, we have an amazing opportunity to share this once in a lifetime All-Star game experience with our online community," Petillo said. "By following us on Twitter and Facebook, sports and entertainment fans across America will get access to a totally unique perspective on the All-Star game and accompanying events."

The 80th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be televised nationally by FOX Sports on Tuesday, July 14, with pre-game ceremonies beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern. The 2009 Home Run Derby will air on ESPN beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern on Monday, July 13.

About Fans Across America
The Fans Across America Charitable Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization, is a community of sports and entertainment fans committed to providing much needed financial assistance to families with seriously ill children. In appreciation for their support, Foundation community members receive special promotional offers and discounts from Fans Across America partners at professional and collegiate sporting events, golf courses, retail outlets, restaurants, entertainment venues and travel destinations. Ultimately, Fans Across America unites fans, athletes, celebrities, businesses and all those committed to making a difference in the lives of these families during the most difficult times.

"Without the support of charitable foundations such as Fans Across America, families with seriously ill children would fall into a financial abyss. What once may have been a "normal life" ends with diagnosis. Parents often have to take extended, unpaid leaves from their employment to be with their children during long hospitalizations and months of complicated treatments," said Gina DeGraw, social worker at Phoenix Children's Hospital. "The Fans Across America Charitable Foundation helps remove a significant portion of this financial burden, freeing families to focus on their child's health and well-being."

For more information, please visit us online at www.fansacrossamerica.org.

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Contact:
Bruce Petillo
602-230-4333 ext. 251
bpetillo@fansacrossamerica.org

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