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Group of Phenomenal Leaders Calls for the Shattering of Cannabis Grass Ceiling With the Release of 5 Whitepapers

Jan 27, 2021

The Arcview Group and National Cannabis Industry Association Jointly Release Women-authored Research in Celebration of the First Woman Vice President Building New Foundations in the Cannabis Industry - The Arcview Group Building New Foundations in the Cannabis Industry - The Arcview Group LOS ANGELES - January 28, 2021 - (Newswire.com) Longtime industry partners and cannabis research leaders, The Arcview Group and National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA), champion equity, advocate for social justice, and help those affected by the war on drugs. Together, the two groups are honoring the inauguration of the first female Vice President of the United States through a series of whitepapers conceptualized by Andrew Kline, the former Public Policy Director of NCIA, and written by a collection of exceptional women. "The new presidential administration's pro-cannabis stance is already making waves in our industry and creating excitement around navigating new challenges over the next four years," comments Laura Toomey, Chief of Staff of The Arcview Group. "As more opportunities in cannabis arise across the country, Arcview's newly renamed Women's Inclusion Network is concurrently on a mission to bring more females to the forefront of the industry through the creation of empowering educational materials developed by women for women." Seeking positive change towards gender equality, Gail Rand, CEO and Founder of grand consulting, and Jessica Billingsly, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Akerna, co-led authorship of a series of whitepapers titled "Building New Foundations in the Cannabis Industry: Creating Gender Parity through Ownership, Leadership, Boards, Pay Equality, Branding, and Capital." "The papers cover a variety of timely topics and are focused on identifying problems commonly faced by women executives. Our hope is that people will use these as a resource to help them succeed and positively impact the future of the cannabis industry," states Gail Rand. The five papers authored by notable industry leaders include: Gender Parity in the C-Suite by Christine De La Rosa of The People's Dispensary, Kelly Perez of kindColorado, and Elise Serbaroli of Strimo. Pristine Companies Aren't Good Enough for Cannabis Capital by Debra Borchardt of Green Market Report and Gaynell Rogers of Treehouse Global Ventures. Product Development and Branding by Nancy Whiteman of Wana, BDSA Market Research, and Alison Pugina of Canopy Growth Corporation. Pathways to Equity Ownership by Elise Serbaroli of Strimo, Christine De La Rosa of The People's Dispensary, and Debra Borchardt of Green Market Report. Pay Equity: Minding the "Gap" by Risa Lavine of CohnReznick. Whitepapers, key research takeaways, success toolkits, and the paper's foreword written by Jeanne M. Sullivan, Chief Investment Officer of Arcview Ventures and Founder of Women's Inclusion Network, will be rolled out for free download starting Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. "The document is well-prepared by successful women that represent the perspectives of all women whether Black, Brown, or White and in different verticals within the cannabis industry. The papers will inspire women with advice about successful entry and sustainability within the industry. Every woman seeking to enter the cannabis industry will benefit from reading it and attending the virtual event," said Khadijah Adams, Chair of NCIA's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. To jumpstart gender balance in the cannabis industry, The Arcview Group and NCIA invite business owners to join them for an educational webinar led by whitepaper authors on February 5, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET. Registration is free and includes a fireside chat with Kim Kovacs, CEO of The Arcview Group, and Jeanne M. Sullivan, Chief Investment Officer of Arcview Ventures. All registrants will also gain access to five exclusive virtual after-parties that take a deep dive into each paper. Register for the webinar, get access to download all five whitepapers, and learn more about each author at www.ArcviewGroup.com/NCIA. About The Arcview Group: The Arcview Group is a vertically integrated investment firm servicing the cannabis industry. As a trusted global leader and nexus for investors, companies, entrepreneurs, money-managers, and community, Arcview provides a broad spectrum of programs and services to the industry. By providing the tools necessary and curating cannabis companies, Investor Members have invested in more than 300 private cannabis startups to-date with over $600 million in current deal flow. The Arcview Group ecosystem includes the following entities: Arcview Ventures, Arcview Capital, Arcview Management Consulting, Arcview Ignites, Arcview Market Research, and Women's Inclusion Network. To learn more, visit https://arcviewgroup.com. About National Cannabis Industry Association: The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) is the largest cannabis trade association in the U.S. and the only organization broadly representing cannabis-related businesses at the national level. NCIA promotes the growth of a responsible and legitimate cannabis industry and works toward a favorable social, economic, and legal environment for that industry in the United States. Learn more here: https://thecannabisindustry.org. Media Contact: Christia Brockman, Sunday Brunch Agency on behalf of The Arcview Group sundaybrunch@arcviewgroup.com Related Links 2/5/21 Webinar Registration Press Release Service by Newswire.com Original Source: Group of Phenomenal Leaders Calls for the Shattering of Cannabis Grass Ceiling With the Release of 5 Whitepapers

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OurFamilyWizard Adds Two Tech Veterans to Board of Directors

Jan 27, 2021

Offensive Security CEO Ning Wang and Teachers Pay Teachers Chief Commercial Officer Melissa Esmundo Have Joined OurFamilyWizard's Board of Directors MINNEAPOLIS - January 28, 2021 - (Newswire.com) OurFamilyWizard (OFW) is excited to welcome Ning Wang and Melissa Esmundo to its Board of Directors. Both leaders have driven outsized growth for mission-driven companies and bring a wealth of industry and leadership experience. OurFamilyWizard, Offensive Security and Teachers Pay Teachers have received growth funding by Spectrum Equity. Ning Wang is currently CEO of Offensive Security, the leading cybersecurity training and certification company. Wang has over 20 years of experience running fast-growing technology companies, including as CFO/COO at HackerOne, CFO/COO/CTO at Lynda.com, and CFO/COO/CTO at four other technology companies. Ning previously worked at McKinsey & Company and has a Ph.D. in Physics from UC Berkeley. "OurFamilyWizard has truly built an outstanding co-parenting solution. With the added stress brought on by COVID-19, it is even more critical to support families navigating the very difficult process of finding a new normal after separation or divorce. I am honored and excited to work with OurFamilyWizard as it strives to reach as many families impacted by divorce or separation as it possibly can, with the mission to achieve better outcomes for parents, kids and the entire family," commented Wang.  Melissa Esmundo is currently the Chief Commercial Officer of Teachers Pay Teachers, an organization on a mission to unlock the power of the world's educators through the world's most popular online marketplace for original educational resources. Esmundo has over 20 years of experience driving growth for mission-driven brands including as the Chief Revenue Officer of ZocDoc and SVP of Marketing at ToughMudder.  "I am thrilled to be a part of the exciting growth path OurFamilyWizard is on. The empathy the team has for supporting customers and the deep trust the market has for OFW's products and people are a strong platform from which to accelerate growth," noted Esmundo.  "I am thrilled to welcome Ning and Melissa to our board," mentioned Nick VanWagner, CEO of OurFamilyWizard. "Ning has proven time and again her ability to accelerate growth of industry-leading companies while taking an authentic and compassionate leadership approach. Melissa has consistently built teams inspired to drive customer impact across B2B, B2C, and Marketplace models. Their experiences will be critical to our growth as we strive to serve the needs of co-parents, children, and professionals within the family law ecosystem. I am fortunate to continue to learn from them and, together, we are collectively stronger." About OurFamilyWizard  Founded in 2001, OurFamilyWizard provides both families and the professionals who serve them with the tools necessary for more seamless and successful co-parenting. Over one million parents and professionals have leveraged OurFamilyWizard to share calendars, messages, journals, files, expenses, and important information such as health and school records. The platform has been recommended by courts in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia. Press Contact Sara Klemp sklemp@ourfamilywizard.com  612-294-0431 Press Release Service by Newswire.com Original Source: OurFamilyWizard Adds Two Tech Veterans to Board of Directors

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DJ Khaled King of Influencers and Endexx Featured in Press

Jan 27, 2021

DJ Khaled and Endexx OTC:EDXC Make Multiple HeadlinesMiami, Florida Jan 28, 2021 (Issuewire.com) - FThe Ritz Herald published news today entitled, IS DJ KHALED THE KING OF INFLUENCERS? The Herald makes the case that DJ Khaled maybe today's biggest social media influencer: "Even though there are perhaps millions of influencers worldwide, none has ever been acknowledged at a scale similar to the music wiz, DJ Khaled. He has been called the "King of Snapchat" by a Coca-Cola senior VP for content, titled "The Internet Philosopher we all need", and a social media mogul all because of his extraordinary influence and the wanton growth of his own following across multiple social media platforms. The 45-year-old dilettante has had success in most of his endeavors, be it music production or entrepreneurial projects. In 2019 alone, he earned $40 Million and joined the coveted Forbes Celebrity 100 list. His Ciroc, T-Mobile, Weight Watchers, and Apple endorsement deals have also been actualizing millions for the DJ-turned entrepreneur. The endorsement relationships are mutually beneficial, Weight Watchers alone experienced an immediate share-price gain of 9% after they announced the deal. A brilliant Forbes article aptly titled "All He Does Is Win: 3 Marketing Lessons to Learn From DJ Khaled" quite comprehensively takes a look at the marketing success that the legend has achieved through various engagements." Ritz Herald's, Peter Duncan continues the article speaking specifically about Endexx and how DJ Khaled's venture with Endexx is much bigger than normal as it is his own branded product and not just an endorsement: "Rolling Stone broke the news about DJ Khaled announcing the launch of his new CBD Company as a joint venture with the industry leader, Endexx Corporation in December 2020. The new venture would see a release of hemp-derived CBD products at a premium price point for health and wellness use. These products would be in the form of topical applications, with proprietary formulations. Assessing his past success, it can be ascertained that the new venture would be quite a prosperous project. Even more so because this time around, DJ Khaled is personally invested in the products as the motivation to start the venture is his personal wellness journey as disclosed by Rolling Stone. The venture and its products have complete faith of the thriving entrepreneur. Unlike his previous engagements, this is not just an endorsement deal, but rather a collaboration, whereby he is going to have a personal stake in its success. He will be involved in all the functions of the venture, including the marketing." More can be found here: Ritz Herald Article on Endexx and DJ Khaled Endexx was also featured in Proactive Investors today. Excerpts From Proactive Investor For those unfamiliar with DJ Khaled, he produced the last two albums for multi-platinum rapper and pop superstar Drake. He is also a big believer in CBD as part of his personal-wellness journey. "I was drawn to Endexx Corporation because they're an innovative company that has proven they have the keys to deliver consistent, top of the line, high-quality products," DJ Khaled said in a recent statement. Endexx anticipates that the DJ Khaled-endorsed, hemp-derived, cannabidiol-rich collection will launch in early 2021, which is expected to strengthen the company's position in the market as consumer demand for CBD products continues to grow. "We're in what they call the 'hockey-stick' phase of our growth. We've spent the last six years building the foundation, including the formulation of the product line, and now we're converting into sales and marketing as well as expanding through e-commerce and through commercial retail," Endexx CEO Todd Davis told Proactive Investors. CEO, Todd Davis sums up his vision of Endexx's future with the following quote: "We've secured the necessary marketing assets and distribution platform to grow Endexx into a $200 million-plus company within the next three years."  - Todd Davis  Read the full article here: Proactive Investors Full Article About Endexx Corporation Endexx Corporation, through its operating division CBD Unlimited, develops and distributes all-natural CBD products derived from cannabis Sativa plant (Hemp), containing less than 0.01% THC. Its products range from oils, capsules, topicals, and pet products, all with the shared purpose of therapeutic and pain relief for humans and pets. Phyto-Bites are CBD soft chews for animal use that are formulated to promote health and support the reduction of separation anxiety, pain, and inflammation. The science behind these products involves over half a decade of clinical research in the field and lab work to provide accuracy in dosage and delivery of optimal absorption per serving. Safe Harbor Notice This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, such as statements relating to financial results and plans for future development activities and are thus prospective. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not statements of historical fact regarding intent, belief or current expectations of the company, its directors or its officers. Investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company's ability to control. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements are risks and uncertainties associated with the company's business and finances in general, including the ability to continue and manage its growth, competition, global economic conditions and other factors discussed in detail in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. This Release was by Pivotal Media and is not Affiliated with Endexx directly. This was published for Information Purposes Only and is not an offer to buy or sell any stock or endorse any investment. Media ContactPivotal Media*****@gmail.com Source :ENDEXX (EDXC) This article was originally published by IssueWire. Read the original article here.

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OMBIKA, The Leading Indian E-Commerce Multi-Vendor Marketplace

Jan 27, 2021

New Delhi, Delhi Jan 28, 2021 (Issuewire.com) - OMBIKA E-Commerce Services Private Limited ( ... Marketplace ); is one of the Leading Indian E-Commerce Multi-Vendor Marketplace Website started with the hardcore motiveto deliver only Genuine & Quality Products at a cheap rate to all user of OMBIKA Globally. Still delivering in all India; very soon start delivering globally. We are not going to compromise withstandard & quality; that's why we are verifying each and every seller of ours. "Indian E-Commerce Start-up seeking for support" from all online shoppers globally. Because it's a universal truth that no one can grow without support & trust. In other words, we can say "Support & Trust is the greatest tool for the success of any business". OMBIKA was launched on 2nd September 2019 and registered under the Companies Act 2013 on 9th January 2019. We have Products available from 110+ Categories for our shoppers/customers, that users can choose the products as per their needs/requirements. Also, Sellers can register them and list their products in their product categories free of cost. We will charge only when the seller's product gets sold from our marketplace. OMBIKA is a purely Indian Start-up and seeking support. During the first year of ours; we are offering Assured Gifts to each and every shopper. So, choose OMBIKA for the best offers and assured gifts and support us in our growth. OMBIKA has also decided to contribute 5% of Company Profit for Social Security & Welfare. So, when you shop with OMBIKA; keep in mind that you are supporting us in contributing to socialsecurity & welfare also. Support OMBIKA!!! Support Nation!!!Media ContactOMBIKAombika2019@gmail.comhttps://www.ombika.com/ Source :OMBIKA This article was originally published by IssueWire. Read the original article here.

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ZenSports Signs Exclusive Skin Deal With Boulter Developments for Colorado Online Sports Betting Expansion

Jan 27, 2021

Mobile sports betting app that offers a traditional book, peer-to-peer betting, and cryptocurrencies begins process of getting licensed in Colorado WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - January 28, 2021 - (Newswire.com) ZenSports began its U.S. expansion efforts last summer via a deal inked with Strategic Gaming Management, whereby it acquired an option to purchase the Big Wheel Casino to expand into Nevada. Now, the next-generation sports betting company has its sights set on Colorado expansion. Through a deal signed with Boulter Developments LLC, ZenSports will become the exclusive online sports betting skin partner of the new casino to be opened up by Steve Boulter later in 2021. The exclusive deal is for the next 15 years. According to ZenSports co-founder and CEO Mark Thomas, "We're on track to get our Nevada non-restricted gaming license in the next six months, and we're now looking forward to beginning the process to get licensed in Colorado. We couldn't have a better partner than Steve Boulter, who has been a pillar in the Colorado casino gaming community for 30 years." The plan is for Boulter Developments to open a new casino in Central City later in 2021. Once that casino has been approved for a master license, ZenSports will apply for its sports betting operator and internet sports betting license via the Colorado Division of Gaming.  "We're excited to open up a new casino location in Central City later in 2021, and we are thrilled to be partnering with ZenSports on the sports betting side," according to Boulter. "Mark and his team have built the future of sports betting via the ZenSports mobile app, have shown a scrappy mentality for growing its business over the last two years, and are making real inroads here in the U.S. market. They're an exciting partner that we look forward to working with for many years to come." About ZenSports ZenSports is a mobile sports betting app that offers a wide variety of features to appeal to the next generation of sports bettors. In addition to offering a traditional mobile sports book, it also offers a peer-to-peer sports betting marketplace, where anyone in any legal market in the world can create and accept sports bets with anyone else in any legal market in the world, without the need for a bookmaker. Consumers can quickly and easily create their own bets with their own odds and terms, or accept bets that others in the marketplace have created.  ZenSports also offers the ability to fund and wager via cryptocurrencies (in addition to traditional fiat methods). This gives customers a faster, cheaper, and friction-less way to get money in, bet, and get money out. ZenSports has also created its own cryptocurrency utility token called SPORTS, which consumers can use for placing bets, earning discounted betting fees, and getting cash back, bonuses, and other rewards. ZenSports has raised funding from top investors like Jason Calacanis, MicroVentures, Strategic Gaming Management, and others. ZenSports is available for download in the App Store (iOS) and the ZenSports website (Android or Web). About Steve Boulter and Boulter Developments Steve was instrumental in legalizing gambling in Colorado starting in 1989, and opened the first casino in Black Hawk in October 1991. He has been continually licensed by the Colorado Division of Gaming for the last 30 years. He has been active within the community as a football coach for 21 years, is currently President of the Gilpin County School Board and a board member for both Gilpin County Senior Living and the Central City Business Improvement District.  For press inquiries, please contact: Mark Thomasmark@zensports.com LinkedIn ZenSports Media Kit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QdPiGA0nC5sv-Dk7kysL-abKe0gfsnBI?usp=sharing Press Release Service by Newswire.com Original Source: ZenSports Signs Exclusive Skin Deal With Boulter Developments for Colorado Online Sports Betting Expansion

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Veteran Wins MEANest BEARD Worldwide Competition With Incredible Beard & Inspiring Story

Jan 27, 2021

Contestant Lives Life to Fullest in MEAN BEARD Sponsored Contest Kevin Boling, MEANest BEARD Champion Winner fo the 2020 MEANest Beard Contest, sponsored by MEAN BEARD Company BATAVIA, Ohio - January 28, 2021 - (Newswire.com) Thanks to the inspiring story behind his beard, Veteran Kevin Boling from Moses Lake, Washington, USA, has won the "2020 MEANEST BEARD WORLDWIDE CHAMPION" title. Hosted by the American beard care brand MEAN BEARD, the annual "MEANest BEARD Worldwide Contest" draws in contestants from all around the globe vying for the respected title and trophy. "It's not only the beard, it's the attitude," said Joe Loving, Managing Partner and judge on the MEAN BEARD panel. "We choose the winner based not only on the composition of the beard but also the man behind the beard and what his beard represents." From fishing and exploring to helping his daughter and son-in-law with their new house, Boling is a caring man of many interests. In 2015, he began growing his beard in honor of a childhood friend who died of cancer.  "When I started growing my beard, I was smoking and living an unhealthy lifestyle," said Boling. "My daughter came to me and told me that my beard was getting yellow. I knew it was the nicotine stains. I had tried several times in my life to quit. Her telling me was the ticket."   Boling's MEAN BEARD motto is, "It's never too late to change your life for the better." He's passionate about pursuing his dreams and living life to the fullest. With the desire to see his grandchildren grow up, Boling was highly determined to pursue a healthier way of life. Through eating right and exercising daily, he even returned his blood pressure and cholesterol to healthy levels. "I feel like I got yet another second chance to live my life," Boling said. "My beard is a representation of my life. There's even a little bit of yellow. Some have encouraged me to cut it off, but I see it as a reminder of overcoming the struggle and turning into a healthier, happier me." This is the seventh year in a row for the "MEANest BEARD Worldwide Contest." A panel of five judges oversees the competition, determining the top 12 contestants. Then, they narrow the finalists to the top three and select a winner. For information about "The MEANest BEARD Worldwide Contest," or for beard care tips and more, visit meanbeardco.com or follow @mean_beard on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  About MEAN BEARD We develop and manufacture our exceptional beard care product line, including the World's MEANest beard oil, beard combs, and one-of-a-kind beard enhancer MEAN WHIP. Our beard products are specially formulated with the richest natural carrier oils and finest ingredients to help men grow a glorious, healthy, full MEAN BEARD. From endless beard oil benefits to exceptional results, MEAN BEARD products truly have it all.  As a proud beard company, all our products are made in Ohio, USA, for the MEANest Beardsmen. Since 2014, we have grown a worldwide community of MEAN Beardsmen and the people who love them. Our network is about inspiring greatness, making a difference, promoting beard care and showcasing the men behind the beards. Contact: Jason Dutt, Co-Owner, MEAN BEARD Co. LTD jason@meanbeardco.com (330) 338-4664 Related Links View the Top 12 Beards of 2020 What's the difference between Beard Enhancer and Beard Butter? Press Release Service by Newswire.com Original Source: Veteran Wins MEANest BEARD Worldwide Competition With Incredible Beard & Inspiring Story

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Shaquille O'Neal Takes on the Biggest Sunday in Sports With 'Mercari Presents The SHAQ Bowl' - The Ultimate Big Game Kickoff Show Live From Tampa on Sunday, Feb. 7

Jan 27, 2021

Migos, DJ Diesel and Superstar Special Guest TBA to Headline The Halftime Show Presented by Pepsi Stronger Together Hosted by Terrell Owens & Chad 'Ochocinco' Johnson; Featuring Ezekiel Elliott, Anthony Anderson, Nelly, Tim Tebow, Quavo, Offset, Winnie Harlow, Olivia Culpo, Diplo, Drew McIntyre, The Miz and More Competing in Live Challenges; Plus, an Epic Live Performance From Bryson Tiller Presented by Papa John's NEW YORK - January 28, 2021 - (Newswire.com) The biggest Sunday in sports just got SHAQ sized - Shaquille O'Neal is set to bring his unrivaled game-day energy to millions of living rooms with the ultimate Big Game Sunday Kick-Off Show: Mercari Presents The SHAQ Bowl. Broadcasting live from Tampa, Florida, in a custom-built SHAQ Bowl stadium, the all-new event will feature professional athletes, celebrities, and A-list stars across two teams competing in fun, viral challenges to win the first-ever SHAQ Bowl Trophy. The live three-hour special begins Sunday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. ET and is available for free on Facebook (@SHAQ) and via SHAQBowl.com. Additionally, it will be simulcasted by LiveXLive across 20+ other platforms including LiveXLive, YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, Twitter, and more.  "The Big Game looks pretty different than it has in years past. With no in-person events, I decided to team up with Mercari to create The SHAQ Bowl and connect fans across America on the biggest Sunday in sports," said Shaquille O'Neal. "We've got celebrity-fueled viral challenges, plus a superstar musical lineup for our Halftime Show. Be prepared for the most exciting and action-packed kickoff event ever!" Known as the Big Game Weekend's most in-demand and buzzed-about event, Shaq's Fun House returns as The SHAQ Bowl. Hosted by Hall of Famer Terrell Owens, 4x Pro-Bowler Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson, and Sarah Walsh, featuring an unrivaled slate of celebrity guests, SHAQ is inviting America to join him for the biggest kickoff event of all time.  The SHAQ Bowl Halftime Show Presented by Pepsi Stronger Together will feature multi-platinum recording artist Migos, DJ Diesel, and a Superstar Special Guest TBA in a one-of-a-kind performance. Plus, Pepsi will present Restaurant Battles, showcasing four local Tampa restaurants live on The SHAQ Bowl competing for a $10,000 grant. The Corona® brand is bringing beach vibes and game-day excitement to fans at home as The Official Beer and Hard Seltzer of The SHAQ Bowl. Papa John's® is serving up its all-new Epic Stuffed Crust featuring an epic performance from Bryson Tiller presented by Papa John's. Fans at home will do what moves them and enjoy a BACARDÍ Coco Conga - The Official Cocktail of The SHAQ Bowl.  Mercari presents The SHAQ Bowl will showcase professional athletes, A-list celebrities, and musical artists in a series of show-stopping viral challenges. The full list of participating talent includes:  Team Kansas City - Diplo, Ezekiel Elliott, Olivia Culpo, Quavo, Steve-O, The Miz  Team Tampa Bay - Anthony Anderson, Drew McIntyre, Nelly, Offset, Tim Tebow, Winnie Harlow Mercari Presents The SHAQ Bowl Celebrity Challenges Live From Tampa:  #PassTheBall Challenge Presented by Mercari - A sports obstacle course that will include football, basketball, golf, and more  Celebrity Dodgeball - Prepare for the ultimate game of celebrity dodgeball  Hot Wing Challenge Presented by Truff - Shaquille O'Neal will find out who can handle the heat in this hot wing battle featuring Truff hot sauce  Tug-of-War Presented by JCPenney - The biggest battle of strength will be officiated by Shaquille O'Neal   Dance Challenge Presented by Aéropostale - Shaquille O'Neal will serve as a judge when the teams bring their swagger to the dance floor  Six-Pack Challenge Presented by Emsculpt Neo - Witness the celebrity teams as they duke it out in a sit-up challenge to determine which team has the most grit and which celebrity has the strongest core Sauce Showdown Presented by Skillshare - Bring "all the boys to the yard" with a game-day skill test led by famed "Milkshake" R&B singer and chef Kelis Surf's Up Challenge Presented by Nautica - An ocean-inspired challenge to test which team can last the longest on a mechanical surfboard  In addition to the celebrity challenges, Shaquille O'Neal will join in on the fun with one very special challenge: Shaquille O'Neal vs. Bryson The #EpicStuffs Challenge​ ​Presented by Papa John's​ - An epic race between SHAQ and Bryson Tiller in Papa John's Epic Stuffed Chair, the ultimate sports-watching seat to enjoy the new Epic Stuffed Crust Pizza.  Mercari, The Presenting Partner of The SHAQ Bowl, connects millions of people across the U.S. to shop and sell almost anything. Aiming to empower the next generation of athletes by giving them access to pre-loved equipment and gear, sellers on Mercari have the opportunity to "Pass the Ball" to those following in their footsteps. "Mercari is delighted to bring a new element of fun to this year's all-new Mercari Presents The SHAQ Bowl," said John Lagerling, Mercari US CEO. "This has been a challenging year for many Americans and, at its core, Mercari is about connecting people. We look forward to partnering with SHAQ to bring people together across America in what is sure to be Big Game Sunday's most exciting event." The partnership is highlighted by the forthcoming Mercari x SHAQ Bowl shop, which will offer limited-edition SHAQ Bowl signed memorabilia to benefit The Boys & Girls Club of America. Fans can learn more about the shop at SHAQBOWL.com. The SHAQ Bowl Halftime Show Presented by Pepsi Stronger Together - Pepsi's series of grassroots initiatives bringing tailored programming to communities around the country - will feature multi-platinum recording artist Migos, DJ Diesel, and a Superstar Special Guest TBA in a one-of-a-kind performance. In addition, Pepsi Stronger Together is partnering with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) to donate $100,000 in grants to help struggling bay-area restaurants. Through the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA), Pepsi and the NRAEF will award $10,000 grants to Tampa restaurants - recipients of which will be announced live during the SHAQ Bowl.  "Shaq has been an invaluable partner for Pepsi Stronger Together, helping us give back to communities around the country while inspiring people to take action," said Derek Lewis, President, South Division, PepsiCo Beverages North America. "We have seen an incredible response in cities from Miami to Memphis, Louisville to Washington, D.C. - from a charitable food drive, a community basketball court refurbishment, to mentorship programs with local universities - and we are thrilled to be able to give back to Tampa Bay's small business community with the wildly popular SHAQ Bowl as a platform."  Papa John's has teamed up once again with Shaquille O'Neal, a Papa John's board member and restaurant owner to showcase the brand's all-new Epic Stuffed Crust. During The SHAQ Bowl, Papa John's will present a performance from legendary artist Bryson Tiller, known for his 2016 breakout TrapSoul, which paved the way for his musical career while an employee at Papa John's. Most of all, fans won't want to miss SHAQ vs. Bryson in "The #EpicStuffs Challenge Presented by Papa John's," where the pair will race to the finish line in a Papa John's Epic Stuffed Chair, the grand prize of the Epic Stuffs Sweepstakes the company is holding from now until Feb. 14. To learn how to enter and see rules, visit www.papajohns.com/sweepstakes. In a year where tailgates are fewer and watch parties are more intimate, BACARDÍ is bringing game-day excitement to fans at home with its Coco Conga, a delicious coconut mojito, the official cocktail of The SHAQ Bowl. BACARDÍ encourages fans across the globe to "do what moves you" with the cocktail inspired by the brand's reimagining of the global hit "Conga" releasing this week. Corona® will present a special segment full of surprises with some of Shaquille O'Neal's closest friends. Skillshare is excited to bring one of its celebrity teachers, Grammy-nominated artist-turned-cooking-icon Kelis, to The SHAQ Bowl. Kelis' sauce-making class is one of tens of thousands of classes that Skillshare members can explore, including illustration, photography, film, design, productivity, and so much more. In addition to teaching a new skill to each participant and judging their newfound mastery, or lack thereof, she'll also provide recipe demos for viewers at home looking to up their game-day sauce regime.   Xersion® activewear, available only at JCPenney, has created the custom jerseys for SHAQ's celebrity teams which will compete in a series of viral challenges including Tug-of-War Presented by JCPenney. SHAQ will officiate Tug-of-War as the teams battle it out in what is sure to be a highlight of the show. Xersion activewear is built for performance and inspires the Motivation to Move, regardless of size or fitness level.   During the trying times of today, the thought of a six-pack is going straight to the store and bypassing the gym. Watch some of your favorite celebrities take on a six-pack challenge brought to you by Emsculpt Neo, the first FDA-cleared 2-in-1 body contouring treatment that simultaneously melts fat while building muscle. Who will survive? Which celebrity contestants will be smart enough to seek out Emsculpt Neo in advance to get 12-16 weeks of HIIT training in, 30% fat reduction and a 25% increase in muscle? The SHAQ Bowl is produced by Medium Rare, in partnership with ABG Entertainment. Medium Rare's track record at Big Game Weekend is second to none with some of the most viral events in history including Gronk Beach and Shaq's Fun House. Now pulling in huge audiences for primetime broadcasts, Medium Rare recently produced The Sports Illustrated Awards, SHAQ vs GRONK, and Black Entrepreneurs Day. This live broadcast, merging incredible celebrity-fueled challenges, a halftime show, and championship predictions from some of the greatest names in the game, will be no exception as it's poised to be watched by millions of fans around the country. "We are incredibly excited to deliver Mercari Presents The SHAQ Bowl to millions of Americans on the biggest day for sports and entertainment of the year. There is a real need for an entertainment-driven Big Game kickoff show and The SHAQ Bowl will not only be a warm-up to the Big Game, but a pop culture phenomenon in its own right," said Joe Silberzweig and Adam Richman, Medium Rare.  "Building off of the success of the innovative events we have co-produced with Medium Rare, we are incredibly proud to unveil The SHAQ Bowl as an extraordinary Big Game show watched by millions of fans around the country and developed in partnership with some of the greatest names in the business," said Marc Rosen, President - Entertainment at ABG. The SHAQ Bowl will air live from Tampa on Sunday, Feb. 7, from a brand-new, custom-built studio. The live, three-hour special begins at  3 p.m. ET and is available for free on Facebook (@SHAQ) and via SHAQBowl.com. Additionally, it will be simulcasted by LiveXLive across 20+ other platforms including LiveXLive, YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, Twitter, and more. Final Event Flyer 3D SHAQ Bowl Stadium Map Shaq's Fun House Photo Highlights About Medium Rare  Focused at the intersection of Sports & Entertainment, Medium Rare partners with global icons to build live event and content brands. Medium Rare is the creator and producer of: Shaq's Fun House, Gronk Beach, Black Entrepreneurs Day, The Sports Illustrated Awards, SHAQ vs GRONK, and more. Medium Rare also manages and produces custom activations for leading brands and icons including DJ Diesel aka Shaquille O'Neal, Rob Gronkowski, DJ Carnage, and Virgin Voyages. Medium Rare was founded by Joe Silberzweig and Adam Richman, who previously worked with global festivals across Live Nation, Tomorrowland, and LiveStyle. Earlier this year, Joe and Adam were named to the Forbes 30U30 list and Pollstar's Next Gen Impact list. Learn more at www.Medium-Rare.com. About ABG Entertainment ABG Entertainment offers unparalleled storytelling through long-form and short-form content, live event production, hospitality and immersive experiences in collaboration with the world's most influential creators, distributors, brands and artists. ABG Entertainment is a division of Authentic Brands Group, a global brand development, marketing and entertainment company, and owner of a portfolio of iconic and renowned brands that generate more than $14 billion in retail sales worldwide. For more information, visit authenticbrandsgroup.com. About Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O'Neal is one of the world's most successful athlete-turned-businessman, whose accomplishments both on and off the court have translated into a highly sought-after consumer brand. As an entrepreneur, sports analyst, DJ, restaurateur, and brand ambassador, Shaquille O'Neal's signature "Business of Fun" mantra resonates throughout each of his countless endeavors. The 15-time NBA All-Star's unprecedented athletic career spanned nearly two decades and earned him countless awards and honors, including NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Rookie of the Year, four NBA Championships and a First Ballot NBA Hall of Famer. Currently, O'Neal is an analyst on TNT's Emmy Award-winning "Inside the NBA." O'Neal, who has a Ph.D. in Leadership and Education, gives back through a number of annual philanthropic programs including Shaq to School, Shaqsgiving, and Shaq a Claus. The launch of his Las Vegas eatery Big Chicken has further elevated Shaquille's status as he has positioned himself as a successful restaurateur. A second Big Chicken location is open in Glendale, California, and additional locations will debut at sea on Carnival Cruise Lines Radiance and Mardi Gras. Follow Shaquille O'Neal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. About Mercari US Mercari, Inc. ("Mercari") is your marketplace. Our platform connects millions of people across the U.S. to shop and sell items no longer being used. Mercari is constantly innovating to make exchanges easier, from at-home authentication to improvements in online payments and shipping. Mercari has more than 50 million downloads in the U.S. and 350,000 new listings every day, empowering the next generation to transform the way they shop. Mercari can be downloaded on app stores or accessed online through www.mercari.com. About Pepsi Stronger Together Pepsi Stronger Together is a national initiative to empower and engage communities around the country by providing tailored programming and resources that bring people together. It was conceived with the idea that now, more than ever, we must foster a sense of connection and belonging, starting by investing locally. Launched in May of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic - engaging its network of partners in the South to shine a spotlight on essential front-line workers in a variety of industries - Pepsi Stronger Together was expanded in October of 2020 by partnering with NBA teams and charitable organizations to foster, among other things, community and police relations. Get involved at pepsistrongertogether.com and follow the conversation on social media with @pepsistrongertogether.   About Corona® Brand Family  The Corona brand family is home to Corona Extra, Corona Light, Corona Familiar, Corona Premier, Corona Refresca, and Corona Hard Seltzer. The entire Corona portfolio is brewed in Mexico by Constellation Brands and imported and marketed exclusively to the U.S. by the company. As always, Corona encourages consumers 21 and older to enjoy its products and to Relax responsibly®. Media Contacts:Zach Rosenfield - zach@rmg-pr.comAmanda Sprague - amanda@rmg-pr.com Press Release Service by Newswire.com Original Source: Shaquille O'Neal Takes on the Biggest Sunday in Sports With 'Mercari Presents The SHAQ Bowl' - The Ultimate Big Game Kickoff Show Live From Tampa on Sunday, Feb. 7

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