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Horizon Sports & Experiences Announces Inaugural Pickleball Slam



The group is in partnership with InsideOut Sports & Entertainment and Hard Rock, to present an event featuring tennis legends Agassi, Chang, McEnroe, and Roddick

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Horizon Sports & Experiences (HS&E), an innovative agency combining sports, experiential marketing and media capabilities, announced the Inaugural Pickleball Slam featuring tennis legends Andre Agassi, Michael Chang, John McEnroe, and Andy Roddick competing for a $1 million purse. Created and produced by HS&E and InsideOut Sports & Entertainment (ISE), the 2023 event will be held at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Sunday, April 2 and will be televised live exclusively on ESPN at 12:00 PM Eastern, immediately ahead of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship.

First-of-its-kind competition to be televised live on ESPN

“Pickleball is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon – experiencing a meteoric rise across genders, age groups, geographies, and income levels. The Slam, a multi-year partnership with the Hard Rock, represents the convergence of culture and sport, giving brands an opportunity to engage with passionate fans and amateur players, as pickleball continues to gain popularity,” said David Levy, Co-CEO, HS&E. “We look forward to bringing together four of America’s most iconic tennis legends for this groundbreaking competition, which heralds a new milestone for the fastest growing sport in America.”

The Slam marks the start of a five-event partnership with Hard Rock, HS&E, and ISE, and showcases HS&E’s innovation, creativity, and engagement strategies that drive brand and business growth for sponsors. Future Pickleball Slams will be held at various Hard Rock locations. The inaugural Slam will feature two legends’ singles matches pitting Roddick versus Chang, followed by McEnroe versus Agassi in the second match. The final match of the day will be a doubles match with McEnroe and Chang competing against Roddick and Agassi. The final match will determine the split of the $1 million purse.

“We are tremendously excited to be bringing the Inaugural Pickleball Slam to Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida,” said Keith Sheldon, President of Entertainment for Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming. “Hard Rock Live has become synonymous with big events, and to have four of the biggest names in American tennis battling for the largest purse in pickleball history on a national live broadcast will only serve to bolster this reputation. We are honored to partner with HS&E to debut The Slam at The Guitar Hotel.”

Four of America’s greatest tennis champions competing for $1 million

The 2023 Pickleball Slam includes an amateur challenge, which will be played on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1. It will include 96 doubles teams, entering on a first-come-first-in basis, vying for a $10,000 team prize, and a chance to compete against two of the tennis-turned-pickleball legends prior to the televised event on Sunday, April 2. The weekend also includes a Saturday night banquet featuring a Q&A with the tennis legends.


For more information and to register for the Slam Amateur Challenge, visit  Tickets to the Slam go on sale February 10.

Horizon Sports & Experiences (HS&E)

Horizon Sports & Experiences (HS&E) is an affiliate of Horizon Media, the largest U.S. media agency according to AdAge Data Center 2022, and provides a unique and complementary combination of sports, experiential marketing, and media capabilities. HS&E has a core focus on IP creation and monetization, strategic advisory and consulting, media rights, sponsorship, sales, and experiential, Metaverse, and Web3.0 strategy and activation. HS&E is led by co-CEOs David Levy and Chris Weil.

Horizon Media

Horizon Media, Inc, the largest U.S. media agency according to AdAge Data Center 2022, delivers data-driven business outcomes for some of the most innovative and ambitious brands. Founded in 1989, headquartered in New York, and with offices in Los Angeles and Toronto, the company employs 2,400 people and has media investments of more than $9 billion. Horizon Media’s fundamental belief is that business is personal, which drives its approach to connecting brands with their customers and engaging with its own employees resulting in industry-leading workplace satisfaction levels (Glassdoor). The company is consistently recognized by independent media outlets for its client excellence and has earned several “Best Workplaces” awards reflecting its commitment to DEI and the life and well-being of everyone at Horizon Media.

InsideOut Sports + Entertainment (ISE)


InsideOut Sports + Entertainment (ISE) is a Los Angeles based independent event producer founded in 2004 by former world No.1 and Hall of Fame tennis player Jim Courier and former SFX and Clear Channel executive Jon Venison. InsideOut owns and operates numerous proprietary events and promotions including the Champions Series, the Legendary Night Series of exhibitions, and numerous customized private and public outings. To date, InsideOut has produced over 300 events in 44 states and 12 countries and is committed to a strong charity tie-in with every public event it owns or produces. Since inception, InsideOut events have contributed over $5 million to various charitable causes.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship-integrated resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination unveiled a $1.5 billion expansion in 2019, highlighting the debut of the world’s first and only Guitar Hotel. Between three hotel towers, the resort boasts 1,271 luxury guestrooms. Amenities include a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa® & Salon; an 18-acre recreational water experience; private “Bora Bora” style cabanas; more than 20 food and beverage outlets; an expansive gaming floor with more than 2,700 slots, more than 200 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space; and a 26,000 square-foot retail promenade. Hard Rock Live, ranked No. 5 worldwide in 2022 gross revenue for both Pollstar Magazine and Billboard in its respective categories, highlights A-list entertainers and performers, sporting events and live broadcast productions in an intimate 7,000-person capacity setting. Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7 (U.S. Highway 441). For more information, visit us online at call (800) 937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.


ESPN, Inc., is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment brand, featuring an unmatched portfolio of sports assets. It is comprised of eight U.S. 24-hour television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Deportes, Longhorn Network, SEC Network and the ACC Network; five with HD simulcast services – ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS and ESPN Deportes). Other businesses include direct-to-consumer video service ESPN+, ESPN Audio (broadcast, satellite, digital, podcasts), an array of digital services ( and many other sites, ESPN App, fantasy games and more), multi-screen ESPN3, endeavors on every continent around the world across media including more than 40 networks, espnW, consumer products and ESPN Events. Based in Bristol, Conn., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Hearst holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.

SOURCE Horizon Media



NASA Coverage Set for Uncrewed Soyuz Undocking, Departure

The uncrewed Roscosmos Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station on Tuesday, March 28.



Sept. 21, 2022 – The Soyuz MS-22 crew ship, carrying NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin, approaches the International Space Station for a docking 262 miles above the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia.
Credits: NASA

The uncrewed Roscosmos Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft will undock from the International Space Station on Tuesday, March 28.

The spacecraft will depart the space station’s Rassvet module at 5:57 a.m. EDT, heading for an automated, parachute-assisted landing in Kazakhstan at 7:45 a.m. (5:45 p.m. Kazakhstan time).

NASA will provide coverage of the undocking and departure from the station beginning at 5:30 a.m. on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. Watch the departure coverage online at:

There will be no televised coverage of the deorbit burn or Soyuz landing. The station blog will be updated after the events occur.

NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin launched aboard the Soyuz MS-22 in September 2022. Following an external coolant leak detected on the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft in December, the replacement Soyuz MS-23 was launched to the space station on Thursday, Feb. 23, to return Rubio, Prokopyev, and Petelin later this year.

Learn more about the International Space Station at:


Source: NASA

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Tell her you love her, often!

Expressing love is an essential part of any healthy relationship.



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Expressing love is an essential part of any healthy relationship. However, it can be challenging to find the right words to tell your woman how much you love her. Here are some tips on how to show your woman how much you love her:

  1. Be honest: Honesty is the foundation of any healthy relationship. Be honest with your woman about your feelings and express them openly.
  2. Listen: Listening is just as important as talking. Make sure to listen to your woman and show that you value her thoughts, feelings, and opinions.
  3. Show affection: Physical affection is a powerful way to show your love. Hold hands, hug, kiss, and cuddle often.
  4. Do something special: Surprise your woman with a thoughtful gesture, such as cooking her favorite meal or giving her a thoughtful gift. It doesn’t have to be extravagant, just something that shows you care.
  5. Be supportive: Support your woman in her goals and dreams. Show interest in her hobbies and passions and encourage her to pursue them.
  6. Communicate often: Communication is key in any relationship. Make sure to communicate with your woman often and check in on how she’s doing.
  7. Be there for her: Be there for your woman in good times and bad. Show her that you’re there to support her through thick and thin.
  8. Tell her often: Finally, don’t be afraid to tell your woman how much you love her often. Make it a habit to tell her every day, whether it’s in person, over the phone, or in a text message.

In conclusion, showing your woman how much you love her is crucial for a healthy and happy relationship. By being honest, listening, showing affection, doing something special, being supportive, communicating often, being there for her, and telling her often, you can show your woman just how much she means to you.

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This is why you should observe Earth Hour

Earth Hour is an annual event that takes place on the last Saturday of March.



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Earth Hour is an annual event that takes place on the last Saturday of March. During this event, people around the world turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness of climate change and the need for sustainable living. Here’s a brief history of Earth Hour and why we observe it:

Earth Hour was first observed in Sydney, Australia in 2007. The event was organized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as a way to raise awareness of climate change and encourage people to take action to reduce their carbon footprint. During the first Earth Hour, more than 2 million people in Sydney turned off their lights for one hour. The event was a huge success, and it has since become a global movement.

The Biggest Hour on Earth!

Today, Earth Hour is observed in more than 180 countries around the world. Millions of people participate by turning off their lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. local time. Landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Sydney Opera House, and the Empire State Building in New York City also participate by turning off their lights.

The goal of Earth Hour is to raise awareness of the impact that human activities have on the environment and to encourage people to take action to reduce their carbon footprint. Climate change is one of the biggest threats facing our planet today, and Earth Hour is a way to remind people of the urgent need to take action to protect our planet.

During Earth Hour, people are encouraged to do more than just turn off their lights. They are also encouraged to make changes in their daily lives that will help reduce their carbon footprint. This can include things like using public transportation, eating less meat, using energy-efficient light bulbs, and reducing waste.

In conclusion, Earth Hour is an annual event that encourages people around the world to turn off their lights for one hour to raise awareness of climate change and the need for sustainable living. By participating in Earth Hour and making changes in our daily lives, we can all do our part to protect our planet and ensure a sustainable future for generations to come.

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