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The McDonald’s 17th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Returns with Showstopping Music Experiences in Six U.S. Cities

The free concert series celebrates gospel culture and is powered by renowned artists who push the envelope in gospel music and beyond

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CHICAGO – Sept 5., 2023:  McDonald’s 17th annual Inspiration Celebration ® Gospel Tour (ICGT) will once again unite Black culture through its intergenerational celebration of Black faith, joy, music and more. Launching in September during Gospel Music Heritage Month, fans across the nation will experience a message of hope and upliftment through dynamic live performances from artists who are driving change and pushing the envelope in gospel music. Hosted by Stellar award-winning recording artist & radio personality Lonnie Hunter, the highly anticipated six-city tour will bridge the gap between intergenerational gospel artists, including Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Bri Babineaux, DOE, Mike Teezy, Sir the Baptist, The Walls Group, Tim Bowman Jr., and DJ CANVA$.  

Like years past, legendary singer, songwriter, and producer Donald Lawrence will resume his role as music supervisor. Journalist and Founder of Black Star Network, Roland Martin will also lend his media network, Black Star Network and its social channels to amplify the concert series through sharing exclusive interviews with the artists. Fans can access free tickets at www.blackandpositivelygolden.com.

“This celebration of faith not only brings together the powerful harmonies of gospel music but also unites community and family, touching hearts across the nation,” said Grammy Award Winner ® Bishop Hezekiah Walker. “I am honored to be back performing live on the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, alongside some of gospel’s brightest stars. But it’s not just about the music – it’s about the impact, as we celebrate faith to spread joy, compassion, and a message of hope to thousands of fans across the nation.” 

As with previous years, the tour will celebrate McDonald’s continued commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®). At each concert stop, attendees will have the opportunity to donate to their local RMHC chapter to benefit families served by the organization.  

“It’s an honor that for 17 years, McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour has inspired communities to lead change and push the envelope in their lives, just as this year’s artists are doing in their careers,” said Harry Smith, Indiana McDonald’s Owner/Operator and Chair of the Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour. “In partnership with our crew members and through our ongoing support of RMHC, we are proud we are able to continue uniting communities that we serve through music to further drive impact.”

McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is one of the many company initiatives that feed and foster the community and inspire excellence. For more information on the 2023 concert series, including tour stops and how to garner free tickets, visit us online at www.blackandpositivelygolden.com or on Instagram @WeAreGolden.

September 15 – Chicago, IL
House of Hope
September 16 – Detroit, MI
Fox Theatre 
October 6 – Philadelphia, PA
TD Pavilion at the Mann Center 
October 20 – Atlanta, GA
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church 
November 11 – Jackson, MS
Jackson Convention Complex 
Date TBD – Dallas, TX
Venue TBD (Holiday Show) 

About McDonald’s USA 
McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to millions of customers every day. Ninety-five percent of McDonald’s approximately 13,500 U.S. restaurants are owned and operated by independent business owners.  For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Instagram at @WeAreGolden and Facebook at www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.  

About Ronald McDonald House Charities 
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation that creates, finds, and supports programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. Through a global network of over 260 Chapters in more than 60 countries and regions, RMHC enables, facilitates and supports family-centered care through three core programs: the Ronald McDonald House®, the Ronald McDonald Family Room® and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®. RMHC programs help families with ill or injured children stay together and near leading hospitals and health care services worldwide, ensuring they have access to the medical care their child needs while fully supported and actively involved in their child’s care. For more information, visit rmhc.org. Follow RMHC on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn.

Source: McDonald’s

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Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report: Bread & Butter Loco Paddle Review with Hot Sauce Bonus!

“Dive into the latest episode of Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report as Michael Sleeves Sliwa reviews the Bread & Butter Loco paddle and its hot sauce perk!”

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“Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report: Bread & Butter Loco Paddle Review and Hot Sauce Bonus!”

In the latest episode of Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report, Michael Sleeves Sliwa takes a swing at reviewing the Bread & Butter Loco paddle, stirring up excitement among pickleball enthusiasts. Delving into the intricate details, Sliwa dissects the paddle’s performance, maneuverability, and overall impact on the game. Beyond the technical analysis, he sheds light on the enticing promotional perks that come with purchasing a paddle from Bread and Butter. Notably, the Loco Paddle steals the spotlight by offering a unique incentive—a complimentary bottle of hot sauce. This fiery addition adds a flavorful twist to the purchase, making it an appealing choice for players looking to spice up their game on and off the court. With Sleeves’ expert insights and the sizzle of hot sauce, the Bread & Butter Loco paddle emerges as a must-have accessory for pickleball aficionados seeking both performance and piquancy.

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Wickle Elite 1: A Game-Changing Pickleball Paddle

Describing the paddle as a game-changer, Sliwa went as far as suggesting that the sport itself should consider rebranding to “Wickleball” in honor of this groundbreaking equipment. With a low price tag that won’t leave your wallet in a pickle, the Wickle Elite 1 promises to elevate your pickleball experience without breaking the bank.

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Picklin is revolutionizing pickleball practice with The Dink Net! Improve your dink game and revolutionize your practice with this portable net that sets up in under 60 seconds. Perfect for practicing your skills anywhere, The Dink Net enhances muscle memory and helps you become an expert player faster. Picklin is dedicated to enhancing your game with innovative products, ensuring your transition into pickleball is smooth and enjoyable. 

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Insights from NPL Player Paul Zickert: A Journey into Professional Pickleball

Dive into the world of professional pickleball with NPL player Paul Zickert as he shares his journey and insights on the Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report.

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Sleeves chats with National Pickleball League player Paul Zickert.

In the latest episode of Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report, viewers were treated to an insightful conversation between host Michael Sleeves Sliwa and National Pickleball League player Paul Zickert. Zickert, opened up about his journey into professional pickleball, shedding light on the dedication and hard work required to reach the top echelons of the sport.

Listeners gained valuable insights into the dynamics of the National Pickleball League and the experience of playing on an NPL team, as Zickert shared anecdotes and reflections from his own career. From the thrill of competition to the camaraderie among teammates, Zickert’s passion for the game shone through, inspiring both seasoned players and newcomers alike.

Whether you’re a pickleball enthusiast or simply curious about the world of competitive sports, this episode is a must-listen, offering a glimpse into the heart and soul of professional pickleball. Tune in and get ready to be inspired by the stories of dedication, perseverance, and love for the game.

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Wickle Elite 1: A Game-Changing Pickleball Paddle

Describing the paddle as a game-changer, Sliwa went as far as suggesting that the sport itself should consider rebranding to “Wickleball” in honor of this groundbreaking equipment. With a low price tag that won’t leave your wallet in a pickle, the Wickle Elite 1 promises to elevate your pickleball experience without breaking the bank.

Check out the Wickle product line and get 10% off your purchase ( use the code sleeves10): https://wicklesports.com?sca_ref=4259414.aeWn90ZVTe

Visit Miles Jane and get $15 off by using code SLEEVES15OFF when you make a purchase.

https://milesjane.com

MilesJane on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/milesjane_pickleball/

#PickleballFashion

Discover the newest apparel and accessories for the Senior Pickleball Report by SLEEVES, now available through Santa Barbara Happy! Use the discount code: Sleeve10 for 10% off.

PiklNation: We believe that pickleball is not just a game, but a lifestyle. Our mission is to add joy, style, and humor to the pickleball community. https://www.piklnation.com/

Check out the Bread & Butter Filth and get 15% off your purchase ( use the code SleevesPBR): 

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Picklin is revolutionizing pickleball practice with The Dink Net! Improve your dink game and revolutionize your practice with this portable net that sets up in under 60 seconds. Perfect for practicing your skills anywhere, The Dink Net enhances muscle memory and helps you become an expert player faster. Picklin is dedicated to enhancing your game with innovative products, ensuring your transition into pickleball is smooth and enjoyable. 

Use code SENIORPICKLEBALLREPORT for 10% off your entire order. Elevate your pickleball experience with Picklin! https://startpicklin.com/seniorpickleballreport 

Fitville is offering a discount to you, the viewers of Sleeve’s SPR… Use this code to get 30% off:   SPR30

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Learn about the R.A.W. (Reign and Win) Excluder 1, a fantastic paddle that supports non-profit bee farmers and contributes to preserving bees. Use the promo code “Reign10” to get a 10% discount on your purchase. Let’s work together to save the bees, who play a vital role in sustaining life on our planet. Click the link below to find out more about this product.

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Stagwell (STGW) Agencies 72andSunny, Allison, Anomaly, Colle McVoy, Doner, HUNTER, KWT Global and Team Epiphany Drive Big Game Moments On and Off the Field

Three Spots Take Top 10 Honors from Ad Age, Adweek USA Today Ad Meter

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NEW YORK and LAS VEGAS /PRNewswire/ — Stagwell (NASDAQ: STGW), the challenger network built to transform marketing, is proud to represent six national in-game advertisements in this year’s Super Bowl LVIII, for clients including Bud Light, Budweiser, E*Trade, National Football League (NFL), Paramount+ and United Airlines. Additionally, several Stagwell agencies led Big Game activations on the ground for brands including Don Julio, Grand Marnier, and Lovesac.

“Once again, our agencies have delivered and supported Big Game spots with Big C creative thinking,” said Stagwell Chairman and CEO Mark Penn. “The power and cultural impact of sports was on full-on display during Super Bowl 58 – from streaming services to social media to local and national TV to on-the-ground stunts and experiences. I look forward to Stagwell continuing to drive special moments like these as we prepare to host Sport Beach, our flagship activation at Cannes Lions 2024, this June.”

The Big Plays

  • Bud Light “Easy Night Out” – Anomaly continues its tradition of leading Bud Light’s Super Bowl spot this year. The beer brand doubled down on its lighthearted humor and introduced a new character into the Bud Light universe, The Bud Light Genie, who makes a night out with friends easy to enjoy, with help from familiar faces including NFL Hall of Famer Peyton Manning, singer and rapper Post Malone, and UFC CEO Dana White.  
  • E*Trade “Get in the Game” – The iconic E*Trade Baby is back in 72andSunny’s latest campaign in which the babies go head-to-head with their parents in a hilariously competitive pickleball match up. The spot took the #9 spot in Adweek’s Best Super Bowl Ads of 2024 list.
  • NFL “Born to Play” – 72andSunny’s latest campaign with the NFL pays tribute to the league’s growing global initiatives and focus on developing local talent. The upbeat ad features three top NFL stars, Saquon Barkley (New York Giants), Justin Jefferson (Minnesota Vikings) and Cameron Jordan (New Orleans Saints), busting a move through downtown Accra, the capital city of Ghana. It was crowned #5 by viewers in the USA Today Ad Meter and in Ad Age’s 2024 Ad Review. 72andSunny also ran two other spots for the NFL: “Tackle Bullying” and “Mental Game.”
  • Paramount+ “Nobody Watches Like U.S.” – 72andSunny calls attention to the European version of football in this comedic campaign in partnership with Paramount+ and CBS Sports. The spot welcomes the UEFA Champions League season, which kicks off just two days after Super Bowl LVIII. The ad salutes American viewers and their dedication to tuning into their favorite UEFA teams, no matter the time or day.

More Primetime Moves

  • Ally Financial “Saving for that Ad” – With Anomaly’s help, Ally aired a 30-second spot on Paramount+ during the Big Game. In line with their brand messaging around saving and being smart with your money, the ad spotlighted how consumers can use Ally to help save for things you might see appear in the Super Bowl.
  • Frank’s Red Hot “Frank’s It With Jason Kelce”  Colle McVoy worked with Frank’s RedHot to partner with a Jason Kelce for brand-to-brand conversations during the Super Bowl via social.
  • MedStar Health “His Ankle” – Doner developed new work for MedStar Health, an $8 billion health system operating in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The first video in the campaign aired locally during the Big Game, which builds upon the MedStar Health brand promise, “It’s how we treat people,” and employs a cumulative tale storytelling technique to reveal the positive impact MedStar Health’s care has on people.
  • Paramount+ “Super Goat” – 72andSunny developed a light-hearted pre-Super Bowl promotional ad for Paramount+, which is making it easy for fans in the U.S. to tune into their favorite Champions League team games this year.
  • United Airlines Believing Changes Everything” – Not one, not two, not three, but six regional big game spots from 72andSunny, United’s AOR, highlighted United’s decision to eliminate change fees on flights. Kyle Chandler, widely recognized as football coach Eric Taylor in “Friday Night Lights,” stars in the campaign, reciting messages made personal for football fans of various NFL teams. The spots ran in five local TV spots as well as one for the general market, in addition to social media.

Off the Field Positioning

  • Budweiser x Allison – Allison supported the launch of Budweiser’s fourth Super Bowl commercial, “Old School Delivery,” which marks the iconic Clydesdales’ exciting return to the Big Game.
  • Diageo x HUNTER – In a first-of-its-kind projection stunt executed by HUNTER, Diageo brand Tequila Don Julio lit the way into Super Bowl weekend in a big way. The brand turned the landmark STRAT hotel into a 1,149-foot-tall bottle of Tequila Don Julio 1942.
  • Danone x HUNTER – Danone brand STōK Cold Brew Coffee is all about bold moves, and this past Sunday, the brand unveiled its first-ever Big Game ad shamelessly challenging traditional American football culture. The new spot reveals that Stok is the cold brew coffee that fuels Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney’s Wrexham AFC mascot, Wrex the Dragon, portrayed by Sir Anthony Hopkins. The HUNTER team is amplifying the creative in press.
  • Grand Marnier x Team Epiphany – Team Epiphany partnered with Grand Marnier to produce Magic Johnson’s Mount Rushmore Super Bowl Party at the brand–new Fontainebleau Hotel in Las Vegas. A–list guests enjoyed multiple photo moments, signature Grand Marnier cocktails and music by Just Dimy.
  • Lovesac x KWT Global – KWT Global and Lovesac teamed up with Creative Artists Agency for the second year in a row to offer their esteemed roster of athletes a moment of relaxation during Super Bowl weekend. Within a private Palazzo suite, CAA athletes were able to take advantage of ‘Hydration Stations’ equipped with Hyperice recovery devices and IV’s — all from the comfort of a Lovesac SuperSac and Footsac blanket.

More details on how Stagwell showed up at Super Bowl 58 here.

About Stagwell
Stagwell (NASDAQ: STGW) is the challenger network built to transform marketing. We deliver scaled creative performance for the world’s most ambitious brands, connecting culture–moving creativity with leading–edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing. Led by entrepreneurs, our 13,000+ specialists in 34+ countries are unified under a single purpose: to drive effectiveness and improve business results for their clients. Join us at www.stagwellglobal.com.

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