July 6, 2015

Contact: John Golden

610.834.7985; 610.420.6337 (m)

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Richard J. Odorisio Elected President, Board of Directors,

Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board

 

Brings Deep Knowledge of the Travel-Tourism Industry

And Decades of Experience as an Area Hotelier

 

 

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. – Richard J. Odorisio, current COO of the Valley Forge Hotel Management Association, has been elected as president of the Board of Directors of the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board. He fills the vacancy left when former president, Michael Bowman, was recently named VFTCB President.

 

“We couldn’t be in better hands than to be under the guidance of a board with Rick as president. His insight and counsel will prove to be very valuable as we devise our short- and long-term plans for the future of our organization. We look forward to his input regarding initiatives that range from this year’s World Meeting of Families and visit by Pope Francis to next year’s Democratic National Convention to initiatives and strategies to take us well into the future,” says VFTCB President Mike Bowman.

 

Odorisio will serve as a conduit for information from the VFTCB’s Board of Directors to its staff, ensuring that overall objectives for the tourism group – in its role to promote Montgomery County, Pa., as a whole – remain focused, measurable and actionable. Odorisio has a long history with the organization, having served as a former Chairman of the Board of Directors.

 

His experience includes extensive senior management responsibilities for properties that include those under the Marriott, Wyndham, Omni and Hilton brands. He also served as Director of Sales for the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.

 

Other professional distinctions include:

 

·Chapter President Representative – Hospitality and Marketing Association International

 

·President of Greater Philadelphia Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association

 

·Associate Professor, Business Department/Tourism and Travel Curriculum Harcum Junior College

 

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The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board is a nonprofit, membership-based sales and marketing organization that actively promotes the Valley Forge area and Montgomery County, Pa., as a convention site and leisure visitor destination by encouraging patronage of its 300-plus member hotels, restaurants, attractions and services. The Board’s award-winning website serves visitors, meeting planners, tour operators and residents, as well as hosting The Pursuit, its industry-recognized, twice-weekly blog.

 

 

 

JOHN GOLDEN

Director, Communications

610.834.7985

610.420.6337 (m)

 

VALLEY FORGE TOURISM & CONVENTION BOARD

1000 First Ave, Suite 101 | King of Prussia, PA 19406

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND WITH A CHANCE TO WIN

A SHARE OF $25,000 IN FREE SLOT PLAY AT ROCKY GAP CASINO RESORT

 

Festivities also include fireworks and a free concert by a Beach Boys tribute band

 

CUMBERLAND, Md. – June 29, 2015 – Rocky Gap Casino Resort announced today that its Rewards Club

members can celebrate the Fourth of July with a chance to win a share of $25,000 in free slot play. The Fourth of July weekend festivities will also include a fireworks show and free concert by Still Surfin’, a Beach Boys tribute band. Rewards Club members can also win free slot play on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the month. Thunder from Down Under, a top male revue show based in Las Vegas, will make a return appearance to Rocky Gap Casino Resort on Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 8. Other performances in July include the Land of Ozz, the Ultimate Ozzy Osbourne Experience, Rick K. & The Allnighters, and BonJourney. There are also several unique promotions on Rocky Gap’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course including Senior Days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, a progressive hole-in-one contest, and a long putt and pitching contest. The Spa will feature a Red, White & Blueberry Pedicure throughout July.

 

Celebrate Independence Day at Rocky Gap

Guests are invited to celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks show on Friday, July 3 at 9:30 p.m. Guests can view the fireworks from anywhere along Rocky Gap Casino Resort and the lake.

 

On Saturday, July 4th, Rocky Gap Rewards Club members can win a share of $25,000, including a maximum prize of $4,000 in free slot play or promotional chips. Drawings take place every hour from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Earn entries with every 100 same day base points from 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 

Still Surfin’, a Beach Boys tribute band will perform a free concert on Saturday, July 4, at 1 p.m. on the patio at Signatures Bar and Grill. Limited seating is available and guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs. Still Surfin’ features the incredible five part harmonies of the Beach Boys. The band is ready to entertain with authentic costuming, audience participation, great choreography, heavy spring reverb surf guitar and songs that everyone knows. More information on Still Surfin’ is available at www.stillsurfin.com.

 

$5,000 Stars and Stripes

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 9 p.m., Rewards Club members can win up to $5,000 in free slot play by swiping their Rewards card at any promotional kiosk. Members must earn 500 same day base points to be eligible to participate and can spin up to two times if they accumulate a total of 1,000 points.

 

$5,000 Patriotic Payday

On Saturdays in July from 6 a.m. to noon, Rewards Club members can win up to $5,000 in free slot play by swiping their Rewards card at any promotional kiosk. Members must earn 300 same day base points to be eligible to participate and can spin up to three times if they accumulate a total of 900 points.

 

$2,500 Summer Lovin’

On Sundays July 5, 12, and 19, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Rewards Club members can win up to $2,500 in free slot play by swiping their Rewards card at any promotional kiosk. Members must earn 500 same day base points to be eligible to participate.

 

Thunder from Down Under

Performances by Thunder From Down Under will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7 and Wednesday, July 8. Thunder From Down Under features dynamic dance routines, barely there costumes, state-of-the-art lighting and chiseled abs that have been making women swoon for over 22 years. The men of Australia's Thunder From Down Under make every second count during 90 minutes of pulse-rising pleasure during the ultimate girls' night out. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. General admission tickets are available for $25 or $30 on the day of the show. More information is available at www.thunderfromdownunder.com.

 

Land of Ozz – The Ultimate Ozzy Osbourne Experience

A concert by the Land of Ozz will be held in the Allegheny Event Center on Friday, July 17 at 8 p.m., with the doors opening at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are available for $15 or $20 on the day of the show. The Land Of Ozz is the closest thing to Ozzy Osbourne in his prime years that you will see and hear. At the center of The Land of Ozz is Stephen Desko, and his amazing ability to recreate the look and sound of Ozzy! More information is available at www.thelandofozz.com.

 

Rick K. & The Allnighters

Concerts by Rick K. & The Allnighters will take place on Sunday, July 12, at 2 p.m. and Monday, July 13 at 7 p.m. in the Allegheny Event Center. Known as “America’s Most Exciting Show Band,” Rick K. & The

Allnighters, play some of rock’s greatest hits from the 1950s through the classic rock of the 1960s and 1970s, and the pop rock of the 1980s, 1990s, and today. General admission tickets are available for $15 or $20 on the day of the show. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. All ticket holders will also receive $5 in free slot play. More information on Rick K. & The Allnighters is available at

www.rickkandtheallnighters.com.

 

BonJourney – A Tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey

On Friday, July 24, at 9 p.m., a concert by BonJourney, a tribute to Bon Jovi and Journey, will feature the hit songs of the rock icons in the Allegheny Event Center! Their high energy show has been exciting and

entertaining fans since 2010. The band will take you through all the hits of Bon Jovi & Journey with a pulsating set that will surely leave you speechless. General admission tickets are available for $15 or $20 on the day of the show. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert. More information on BonJourney is available at www.bonjourneyny.com.

Guests must be 21 years-old to attend and tickets are non-refundable. Tickets for all performances can be purchased by calling the box office at (301)784-8573 or at http://rockygapcasino.com/tickets.

 

Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course Promotions

During the 2015 golf season, golfers can take advantage of several promotions at Rocky Gap Casino Resort’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Every Tuesday and Wednesday is a Senior Day in which golfers who are at least 55 years-old can play 18 holes with a golf cart for only $35. Additionally, any player that hits a hole-in-one on the 184-yard par-3 sixth hole during the 2015 golf season will win $1,000 in free slot play. If the prize is not won, it will carry over to the next month, with a maximum prize pool of $5,000.

 

On Fridays in July from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., golfers are invited to take one shot at a long putt and one shot in a pitching contest. The guest with the lowest cumulative score will be the weekly winner. There is a $5 entry fee in the contest, which includes one drink coupon and one attempt at both shots. Guests can enter the contest for $10, which includes two drink coupons and three attempts at both shots. The first place winner will receive a free round of golf for two and $100 in free slot play. Second place will receive $50 in free slot play and third place will receive $25 in free slot play.

 

Golf rates will reduce to $45 on weekdays and $50 on weekends after 3 p.m. On Sundays, two guests can play a round of golf for $100 and enjoy $3 Bloody Mary’s and beer specials.

 

July Spa Special

Guests that purchase a Red, White & Blueberry Pedicure for $60 throughout the month of July will receive $20 in Free Slot Play. Additionally, on Wednesdays throughout the month, Rewards Club members who book any 50 minute spa treatment or better, will receive 50 percent of the treatment value in free slot play. More information is available at www.rockygapcasino.com/spa.

 

Reservations and Information

To make a hotel or spa reservation or for more information about Rocky Gap Casino Resort, please call

1(800)724-0828 or visit www.rockygapresort.com.

 

About Rocky Gap Casino Resort

Rocky Gap Casino Resort is located in Rocky Gap State Park near Cumberland, Maryland in the heart of

Allegany County. This location features miles of hiking trails and incredible mountain views. Rocky Gap

Casino Resort is a AAA 4-Diamond Award® and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winning resort featuring a casino, hotel, events and conference center, Bonkerz Comedy Club, four restaurants, the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in Maryland, a spa, indoor pool, fitness center, pro shop, complimentary valet parking, individual parking, and several outdoor recreational activities. The casino features 577 slot machines, 12 table games, two poker tables, and a casino bar. The golf course was included in GolfWeek magazine’s list of the best courses to play in Maryland and best casino courses, as well as featured in Golf Digest’s list of America’s 36 Best Buddies-Trip Destinations. Rocky Gap Casino Resort is owned by Evitts Resort, LLC, and is a subsidiary of Lakes Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: LACO). More information is available at: www.rockygapresort.com.

 

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Garces Events Down The Shore-Plans for The Playground

 

ATLANTIC CITY—Garces Events Down The Shore is pleased to share plans for The Playground. The Playground is the redevelopment project in Atlantic City being transformed by Tower Investments CEO, Bart Blatstein. Central to Blatstein’s redevelopment plan for The Playground is “T Street” (T for Tower) to be located on the first level. Here Blatstein plans a street reminiscent of music row in Nashville, Beale Street in Memphis and 6th Street in Austin, with themed clubs, featuring buzz-worthy young acts in virtually every music and entertainment genre, including country, rock, jazz, folk, rhythm and blues, reggae and comedy.

 

The food and beverage operation will be overseen by Garces Events Down the Shore’s Chef de Cuisine Mike Siegel (formerly Chef de Cuisine at The Olde Bar) and General Manager Patrick Sterr (formerly General Manager of Village Whiskey).

 

“The menu and drink offerings tie into the energy and fun of The Playground, its varied entertainment venues, and Atlantic City, all with our twist,” said Chef Jose Garces. “We are very excited to be in Atlantic City and to team up with Bart Blatstein and Tower Investments.”

 

Garces Events Down the Shore created a menu of elevated bar snacks and hand held foods that are easy to eat and designed for sharing. The Playground allows guests to freely pass through its unique venues - food and beverages in-hand. The seven venues include Prohibition themed 1921, Southern themed Tag, Purdy (Jazz and Bluegrass), Riviera (beer garden on the ocean), Bo’s (dueling piano bar) and Bluey (Irish pub).

 

Menu items include:

 

SNACKS

 

POPCORN: White Cheddar $4

PEANUTS: Toasted Chile & Lime $5

CHICKEN WINGS: Apricot Glaze, Blue Cheese Mousse $12

PIMENTO CHEESE: Roasted Garlic Lavash $9

FRIED SHRIMP: Lemon & Caper Remoulade $12

SMOKED EGGPLANT HUMMUS: Edamame, Feta, Grilled Pita $9

COBB SALAD CUP: Blue Cheese, Bacon, Romaine, Cherry Tomato $8

 

MEXICAN PIZZAS (on a 10-inch flour tortilla)

 

EL JEFE: Ranchera Sauce, Mozzarella, Salsa Mexicana $10

BBQ CHICKEN: Black Bean, Tomato, Blue Cheese Crema, Cilantro $12

SHRIMP: Pasilla Chile Sauce, Chihuahua Cheese, Avocado $13

SHORT RIB: 3 Chile BBQ, Queso Fresco, Lime Crema $12

 

MENU SPECIALTY

 

NASHVILLE HOT CHICKEN SANDWICH: Potato Roll, Spicy Cayenne Glaze, Coleslaw, Bread & Butter Pickles $11

 

BURGERS (Each is Inspired by The Playground’s Venues)

 

BURGER: Lettuce, Tomato, House Made Thousand Island, $9 Single/$13 Double/Add Cheese $2

PROHIBITION: Bourbon Glazed Cipollinis, Blue Cheese $11 Single/$14 Double

BIG EASY: Capicola, Provolone, Olive Salad $11 Single/$14 Double

SOUTHERN PRIDE: Smoked Cheddar, BBQ Sauce, Chow-Chow $11 Single /$14 Double

 

FRIES (Loaded)

 

FRENCH FRIES: Ketchup, Malt Mayo $8

STEEL PIER: Jumbo Lump Crab, Old Bay, Sly Fox Cheddar Sauce $14

SHORTY: Braised Short Ribs, Beef Gravy, Sly Fox Cheddar Sauce $12

ABE FROMAN’S: Bratwurst, Cheese Curds, Kraut $12

 

THE RIVIERA

 

GERMAN STYLE SAUSAGES:Kielbasa $7, Bratwurst $8,Knockwurst $8

*All sausages served with Bavarian salt pretzel, German potato salad, sauerkraut and house mustard.

 

SIDES

 

Jersey Tomato & Cucumber Salad$4

German Potato Salad $4

Bavarian Salt Pretzel with Cheddar Sauce $5

 

SPECIALTY COCKTAIL MENU

 

 

PURDY

 

AC TAFFY HURRICANE: Apricot Brandy, Licor 43, Brandy, Dark Rum, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice, Grenadine

 

French 75: Bluecoat Gin, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Elderflower Bitters, Prosecco

 

Last Word: Bluecoat Gin, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo, Fresh Lime Juice

 

Vieux Carré: Old Overholt Rye, E&J Brandy, Carpano Antica, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters, Peychaud’s Bitters

 

1921

 

New York Sour: Elijah Craig Bourbon, Egg White, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Grapefruit Bitters, Red Wine

 

1921 Old Fashioned: Old Overholt Rye, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, Sugar Cube, Jerry Thomas Bitters

 

Sazerac: Old Overholt Rye, Sugar Cube, Peychaud’s Bitters, Old Time Bitters, Vieux Carré Absinthe Rinse

 

Manhattan: Rittenhouse Rye, Carpano Antica, Creole Bitters, Lemon Twist

 

 

BO’s

 

Bee’s Keys: Bluecoat Gin, Yellow Chartreuse, Lemon Juice, Honey Syrup, Elderflower Bitters

Great Balls of Fire: Elijah Craig Bourbon, Mezcal, Orange Juice, Sugar Cube, Lemon Bitters

Gin Fizz:Bluecoat Gin, Lemon Juice, Egg White, Simple Syrup, Tonic Bitters, Topped With Soda Water

Pomegranate Cosmo: Absolut Vodka, Pomegranate Puree, Cranberry Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Orange Bitters

 

TAG

 

T- Street Slammer: Absolut, Southern Comfort, Amaretto, Orange Juice, Triple Sec, Lime Juice, Grenadine

Ducktown Lemonade: Jack Daniel’s, Lemon Juice, Triple Sec, Simple Syrup

Bartender’s Hand Shake: Can of PBR, Shot of Jack Daniel’s

Apple Pie: Apple Pie Moonshine, Smith & Forge Cider

 

BLUEY

 

Irish Mule: Tullamore Dew, Ginger Beer, Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Peychaud’s Bitters, Mint

BACKSTAGE PASS: Bacardi Torched Cherry Rum, Red Bull, Cranberry Juice, Triple Sec

PENICILLIN: Bluecoat Gin, Ardbeg Islay Scotch, Lemon Juice, Simple Syrup, Orange Bitters

VIP PASS: Absolut Mandarin, Red Bull, Orange Juice, Triple Sec

 

MONKEY BAR

 

MONKEY BAR TITO’S DRAFT COCKTAIL: Tito’s Vodka, Pimm’s No. 1, Lemon Juice, Jalapeño Simple Syrup, Topped With Lemon Lime Soda & Fresh Watermelon

FRUIT MOJITO: Mount Gay Silver Eclipse Rum, Fresh Mint, Lime Juice, Fruit Puree, Simple Syrup, Angostura Bitters

 

BEER MENU

 

DRAFT BEER

 

MONKEY BAR

 

Budweiser

 

Bud Lite

 

Miller Lite

 

21st Amendment Seasonal – currently Hell or High Watermelon

 

Allagash White

 

Blue Point Toasted Lager

 

DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus

 

Flying Fish Seasonal – currently Farmhouse

 

Leinenkugel’s Shandy

 

Guinness

 

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

 

Coors Lite

 

Philadelphia Brewing Company – Seasonal – Fleur De Lehigh

 

Carton Brewery – Hop Pun

 

Forgotten Boardwalk On the Waterfront

 

Heavy Seas Loose Cannon

 

Sixpoint Bengali Tiger

 

Victory Brewing Golden Monkey

 

Yards Brawler

 

Weyerbacher Merry Monks

 

Cape May Brewing Devil’s Reach

 

 

PURDY

 

Abita Purple Haze, LA

 

Evil Genius Purple Monkey Dishwasher, PA

 

Shiner Ruby Redbird, TX

 

Seasonal Selection – Rotating Draft

 

Currently – Cape May Brewing, Coastal Evacuation NJ

 

 

1921

 

Founders Day All Day IPA, MI

 

Brooklyn Lager, NY

 

Forgotten Funnel Cake Ale, NJ

 

Seasonal selection – Rotating Draft

 

Currently – Sixpoint The Crisp

 

 

BO’s

 

Anchor Steam California Lager, CA

 

Lancaster Strawberry Wheat, PA

 

Saison Dupont, Belgium

 

Seasonal Selection – Rotating Draft

 

Currently – Port Brewing Company, Wipe Out

 

 

TAG

 

Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale, CO

 

Blue Moon Belgian Style White Ale, CO

 

Philadelphia Brewing Company Kenzinger, PA

 

Seasonal Selection – Rotating Draft

 

Currently Evil Genius Ma! The Meatloaf

 

 

BLUEY

 

Guinness, Ireland

 

Harp Lager, Ireland

 

Smithwick’s, Ireland

 

Carton Brewing, Carton of Milk, NJ

 

 

39N

 

Miller Lite

 

Budweiser

 

Leinenkugel’s Shandy

 

Yards Brawler

 

Victory Brewing Golden Monkey

 

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

 

Rotating

 

Cape May Brewing

 

Carton Brewing Hop Pun

 

Forgotten Boardwalk On the Waterfront

 

Flying Fish Farmhouse

 

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon

 

Coors Lite

 

 

Bottled Beers (All Venues)

 

Smith & Forge Cider (Can)

 

Not Your Father’s Root Beer (Bottle)

 

Miller Lite (Aluminum Bottle)

 

Miller 64 (Aluminum Bottle)

 

Sly Fox Pilsner (Can)

 

Corona (Bottle)

 

Heineken (Bottle)

 

Avery White Rascal (Can)

 

Yards Thomas Jefferson (Bottle)

 

PBR (16 oz Can)

 

Red Stripe (Bottle)

 

Sierra Torpedo (16 oz Can)

 

Oskar Blues Old Chub Scottish Ale (Can)

 

Yuengling (Can)

 

Guinness Purdy Only (Can)

 

 

WINE

 

BY THE GLASS (ALL VENUES)

 

SPARKLING

 

Mionetto Prosecco Brut, Italy

 

 

WHITE

 

CK Mondavi, California

 

Chardonnay

 

Pinot Grigio

 

 

RED

 

CK Mondavi, California

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Merlot

 

 

DRAFT (MONKEY BAR)

 

Coppola Pinot Grigio

 

Coppola Pinot Noir

 

 

BY THE BOTTLE (BO’s & MONKEY BAR)

 

SPARKLING

 

Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label

 

Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut

 

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut

 

Juvé Y Camps, Rosé Cava

 

 

WHITE

 

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, 2013, New Zealand

 

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, 2014, Italy

 

Far Niente Chardonnay, 2013, Napa Valley

 

Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay, 2012, Sonoma Valley

 

 

RED

 

Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010, Sonoma Valley

 

Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Napa Valley

 

Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon, 2012, Napa Valley

 

Markham Merlot, 2013, Napa Valley

 

 

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