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Hockey Coming to Foxwoods

25 May 2005

COLUMBIA, Maryland – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Next Shift Enterprises, LLC and Game Time Marketing, LLC have reached an agreement with Foxwoods Resort Casino to bring a week-long celebration of professional hockey to New England during the week of July 25th. Next Shift and Game Time Marketing have developed a unique Fantasy Hockey experience - titled Pucks, Putters and Poker that will allow 60 adult hockey fans the opportunity to play in a hockey tournament side-by-side with 20 current and former NHL players.

In addition to the fantasy hockey tournament, Pucks, Putters and Poker will feature a Celebrity Golf Tournament to be held at the new Lake of Isles golf course and a Celebrity Poker Tournament hosted at Foxwoods' world-renowned poker room.

In announcing the event, Gordon Lane, Managing Partner of Next Shift, LLC and former Defenseman for 4 New York Islanders Stanley Cup teams, commented: "The unique nature of the Pucks, Putters and Poker event affords us the opportunity to bring serious hockey fans together with some of the game's current and past heroes in a relaxed week of competition on the ice, on the links and at the tables. We are now making arrangements to associate with a number of charities and non-profit organizations in New England and nationally so we can share the success of the event through donations to their initiatives. Our choice of Foxwoods to host the event was an easy decision as their quality of people and operations mirror those of Next Shift and Game Time Marketing."

"We are thrilled to be hosting such a prestigious event," said Robert DeSalvio, Executive Vice President of Marketing at Foxwoods. "Sports are such an integral part of the fabric here at Foxwoods, with our new Lake of Isles golf courses, consistently strong world championship boxing and involvement with several professional sports teams...it's an honor to welcome many of hockey's greatest stars and fans, all in the name of charity."

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