The UPS Store Honors Unsung Heroes of College Basketball

NCAA Basketball Team Managers Featured in Social Video Contest

SAN DIEGO --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The UPS Store ® today tipped off its Print Madness™ promotion in celebration of NCAA® March Madness®, featuring a Facebook-hosted video contest recognizing the unsung logistics heroes of college basketball as well as a month-long special on color copies.

Taking center court of Print Madness are the unsung heroes of the NCAA -- the team managers who handle the logistics of making their teams great. The UPS Store is paying tribute to the young men and women in its "Masters of Logistics" team manager contest.

Through April 15, the videos of five managers representing four universities will be posted on The UPS Store Corp Facebook page. The public can vote for their favorite team manager story by "liking" the video on Facebook. The school represented in the video that receives the most "likes" will receive a $10,000 scholarship in the team manager's name to the university's general scholarship fund.

The finalists are: Sarah Helfer and Pat Thompson, Duke University; Leslie Johnson, Elon University; Adam Gierlach, Rice University, and Adam Satz, Seton Hall University.

Each of these five students is inspirational in one way or the other, from overcoming obstacles to demonstrating the true essence of teamwork and friendship.

"We often hear about the coaches and the star players but rarely do we hear about the team managers," said Michelle Van Slyke, who oversees marketing for The UPS Store network. "These team managers all have a tale to tell and we are happy to help them tell it. Logistics brings everything together. Adam G., Leslie, Sarah, Pat and Adam S. are the glue that holds their respective basketball team together."

In addition, through April 15, participating The UPS Store locations are offering basketball fans, small-business owners and general consumers four color copies for $1, or just $0.25 each.

"Everyone knows us for our packing and shipping services," said Stuart Mathis, president of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. (MBE), franchisor of The UPS Store. "Print Madness allows our franchisees to showcase their full-service printing and document services capabilities during the excitement of March Madness."

The UPS Store network's professional printing services include: color and black-and white prints; binding; lamination; finishing, and folding. Customers can select from a variety of print products, including presentations, flyers and brochures, business cards, menus and more. In addition, participating locations offer online printing and wide-format printing.

For more information on The UPS Store or to find a location near you, please visit www.theupsstore.com/logistics.

With more than 4,700 locations, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. network comprises the world's largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, print and business service centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the United States and Puerto Rico, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc., Inc., a UPS subsidiary. In Canada, locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of master licensee MBEC Communications, L.P. For additional information, visit www.theupsstore.com or www.mbe.com.

NCAA, March Madness and Print Madness are licensed by or registered trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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