NEW YORK - July 8, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is kicking off National Ice Cream Month by giving ice cream lovers and soccer fans in the New York Tri-State area the chance to win a trip for two to London to see the New York Cosmos play the Leyton Orient Football Club through its Ultimate London Soccer Experience Sweepstakes.
From now through July 14 at 11:59 p.m. EDT, fans can visit www.nysoccersweepstakes.com to enter the Ultimate London Soccer Experience Sweepstakes. One grand prize winner will be selected, and will win round-trip airfare for two to London, hotel accommodations, two tickets to see the New York Cosmos play the Leyton Orient Football Club on July 24 at the Matchroom Stadium in East London, two thousand dollars($2,000) spending money, and two tickets to the New York Cosmos Legends Gala on August 1, where they can rub shoulders with some soccer greats.
There is no purchase necessary and the sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents residing New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, who are twenty-one (21) years of age or older and have a valid passport. The travel dates for the grand prize experience are July 22-25. Void where prohibited. One entry per person throughout the Sweepstakes Period. For additional terms and conditions related to Baskin-Robbins' Ultimate London Soccer Experience Sweepstakes, please visit: www.nysoccersweepstakes.com.
"With soccer's growing popularity in the U.S., we thought this promotion would be a fun way to help our New York Tri-State area guests kick off National Ice Cream Month and enjoy the excitement of the upcoming friendly match between the New York Cosmos and the Leyton Orient Football Club," said Jim Johnstone, General Manager, UK, for Baskin-Robbins. "What's also particularly special is that ice cream lovers can enjoy Baskin-Robbins' delicious ice cream flavors and creative frozen desserts whether they're here in the U.S. or based in the UK, where we have 100 locations."
Baskin-Robbins has more than 450 locations in the New York Tri-State area serving its wide range of ice cream flavors, custom ice cream cakes, frozen beverages and frozen treats, including its July Flavor of the Month, OREO® 'N Chocolate. This includes a brand new Baskin-Robbins / Dunkin' Donuts combination restaurant opening this week in the Times Square area at 323 West 42nd Street, which will feature both brands' new restaurant design concepts.
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Named the top ice cream and frozen dessert franchise in the United States by Entrepreneur magazine's 31st annual Franchise 500® ranking, Baskin-Robbins is the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. Baskin-Robbins creates and markets innovative, premium hard scoop ice cream and soft serve, custom ice cream cakes and a full range of beverages, providing quality and value to consumers at more than 7,000 retail shops in nearly 50 countries. Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,000 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats. In 2012, more than 13 million ice cream cakes were sold in Baskin-Robbins shops worldwide. For the full-year 2012, Baskin-Robbins' shops had global franchisee-reported sales of approximately $1.9 billion. Headquartered in Canton, Mass., Baskin-Robbins is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For further information, visit www.BaskinRobbins.com.
The Cosmos began play in 1971, spending 14 seasons in the North American Soccer League, winning five Soccer Bowl trophies and bringing some of the biggest names in world soccer to the USA. This included Pele, Franz Beckenbauer, Giorgio Chinaglia and Carlos Alberto. It's been nearly 30 years since the Cosmos, an iconic global soccer club, have played in a professional league. Yet throughout their absence, the club has maintained a loyal and dedicated fan following.
On July 12, 2012, it was announced that the New York Cosmos will return to the NASL, beginning play at Hofstra University's Shuart Stadium. The Cosmos' first game is Aug. 3, 2013 at 7 p.m. against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Tickets are available at www.nycosmos.com and by dialing 855-71-COSMOS.
The Cosmos also recently submitted a privately-funded economic development proposal to the State of New York to build a world-class 25,000-seat professional soccer stadium at Belmont Park. More information about the proposal and renderings can be found at www.newcosmosstadium.com.
Leyton Orient Football Club are a professional football club in Leyton, East London and are the second oldest Club in London, having been formed in 1881. They currently play in Football League One, the third tier in the English football league system, and are known as the O's.
Leyton Orient play their home games at the Matchroom Stadium and current manager Russell Slade is in the top 10 current longest serving managers in English professional football, having been appointed as manager of the club in 2010. He has been successful in maintaining the club's League One status and they are now well established in the league finishing 7th, one place away from the playoff positions, in both the 2010/2011 and 2012/2013 seasons.