THE 2012 POWERSHARES SERIES TOUR SCHEDULE IS ANNOUNCED

TENNIS LEGENDS ANDRE AGASSI, JOHN MCENROE, PETE SAMPRAS & JIMMY CONNORS TO HEADLINE THE 2012 POWERSHARES SERIES TOUR

ATHLETES WILL COMPETE FOR A $1 MILLION PRIZE POOL

 

NEW YORK, NY (July 18, 2012) — InsideOut Sports + Entertainment announced today that Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors will headline the 2012 PowerShares Series. Formerly known as the Champions Series, the PowerShares Series will visit a total of 12 U.S. cities during its seven-week season, starting October 13 in Surprise, AZ and concluding November 30 in Anaheim, CA.

In addition to Agassi, McEnroe, Sampras and Connors, the tour, produced by legendary impresario Larry Magid, will feature fellow Grand Slam champions Patrick Rafter, Jim Courier, Michael Chang and Mats Wilander as well as Davis Cup Champion Todd Martin. The athletes will be competing for a prize pool totaling $1 million to be shared by the top three finishers at the conclusion of the season. Each PowerShares Series tournament will showcase four of the legendary players competing for ranking points playing in two, 1-set semifinals followed by a 1-set championship match.

Pete Sampras earned $500,000 by finishing the 2011 season as the #1 ranked player, followed by Jim Courier earning $350,000 at #2 and Andre Agassi collecting $150,000 at #3.

“We are looking forward to another successful season of PowerShares Series tennis featuring the legends of men’s tennis,” said Jon Venison, Partner at InsideOut Sports + Entertainment. “Having four legendary players battling in competitive one-night shootout tournaments across the United States is a strong platform to promote the sport and bring a great night of entertainment to these twelve cities.”

“The name change to PowerShares Series tennis reflects our ongoing support for this highly successful tour which has garnered valuable exposure for PowerShares QQQ,” said Jason Schoepke, Chief Marketing Officer at Invesco PowerShares. “We are confident the 2012 PowerShares Series tennis circuit will continue to advance the PowerShares brand with our core audiences and look forward to this year’s events.”

Tickets and unique interactive VIP fan experiences for the 2012 PowerShares Series are on sale now. For complete tour and ticket information, visit http://www.PowerSharesSeries.com/.

The PowerShares Series is a tennis circuit for champion tennis players over the age of 30, created in 2005 by InsideOut Sports + Entertainment, the New York based firm which is co-owned and operated by former SFX executive Jon Venison and former world No. 1 Jim Courier.

 

PowerShares Series 2012 Tour Schedule:

October 13 – Surprise, AZ – Surprise Tennis Stadium – McEnroe, Connors, Martin, Courier

October 17 – Chicago, IL – United Center – Sampras, McEnroe, Courier, Connors

October 18 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Sampras, McEnroe, Courier, Connors

October 19 – Boston, MA – TD Garden – Sampras, McEnroe, Courier, Connors

November 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center – McEnroe, Sampras, Courier, Rafter

November 5 –New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – McEnroe, Agassi, Sampras, Rafter

November 9 – Tampa, FL – Tampa Bay Times Forum – Connors, McEnroe, Wilander, Courier

November 10 – Atlanta, GA – Gwinnett Center – Connors, McEnroe, Wilander, Courier

November 16 – San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion – Agassi, McEnroe, Connors, Courier

November 17 – Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay Hotel – Agassi, Chang, McEnroe, Courier

November 29 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center – Agassi, Chang, McEnroe, Courier

November 30 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center – Agassi, Chang, McEnroe, Courier

 

ABOUT INSIDEOUT SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT
InsideOut Sports + Entertainment is a New York City-based independent producer of proprietary events and promotions 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. In 2005, InsideOut launched its signature property, the Champions Series, a collection of tournaments featuring the greatest names in tennis over the age of 30. In addition, InsideOut produces many other successful events including “Legendary Night” exhibitions, charity events and corporate outings. Since inception, InsideOut Sports + Entertainment has have raised over $4 million for charity. For more information, please log on to www.InsideOutSE.com or www.ChampionsSeriesTennis.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

ABOUT LARRY MAGID ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
Promoting and producing over 16,000 concerts and live events, Larry Magid is considered one of the architects and contemporary leaders of the live entertainment business. He has spent 49 years in the entertainment business with some highlights including producing Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays, the largest grossing non-musical in Broadway’s history and receiving a Tony Award and producing the U.S portions of Live Aid and Live 8.

ABOUT INVESCO POWERSHARES
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is Leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution® through its family of more than 140 domestic and international exchange-traded funds, providing advisors and investors access to an innovative array of focused investment opportunities. With franchise assets over $66.7 billion as of June 29, 2012, PowerShares ETFs trade on both U.S. stock exchanges. For more information, please visit us at invescopowershares.com or follow us on Twitter @PowerShares.

ABOUT POWERSHARES QQQ
PowerShares QQQ™, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on the NASDAQ-100 Index®, is one of the largest and most traded ETFs in the world. Under most circumstances, QQQ will consist of all of the stocks in the index which includes 100 of the largest domestic and international nonfinancial companies listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market based on market capitalization.

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Dave Fanucchi
Powershares Series Account Manager
Gold Medal PR
Cell: 281.415.6211
goldmedalpr@gmail.com