GULF SHORES, AL (Jan. 4, 2012) – The Hangout and BP are pleased to announce the premier beachside watch party for the Allstate BCS Championship between No. 1 ranked LSU and No. 2 ranked Alabama on Jan. 9, 2012. The event is in connection with the Gulf Coast Seafood & Tourism Bash sponsored by BP; a two-week celebration of Gulf Coast seafood, culture and tourism designed to maximize the exceptional amount of exposure the Gulf Coast is receiving from what some fans are calling “the game of the century, part deux.”
The watch party will be held at The Hangout beginning at 5 p.m. and will feature the Alabama vs. LSU game on 20+ screens. It wouldn’t be a Hangout party without great food, fun, and games. There will be complimentary tailgating fare for the first 400 people in addition to the regular menu and drink specials. Football fans can compete in the “Fantastic Fanatic” costume contest, trivia, corn hole, football toss, frozen t-shirt, plasma car, and square board for lots of prizes including a pair of Hangout Music Festival tickets. This is sure to be the biggest beachfront football party of the year!
Attendees will be encouraged to enter for a chance to win one of four Gulf Coast family vacation packages for four to a premier destination in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana or Mississippi, as part of the Gulf Coast Seafood & Tourism Bash presented by BP. Any U.S. resident can enter between Jan. 2 and Jan. 13 by texting GULFCST to 76060. (SEE RULES BELOW).* Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism coordinated the Alabama vacation package.
“The Hangout is excited to work with BP to highlight the unrivaled seafood and culture of the Gulf Coast,” said Tara McMeans, marketing director for The Hangout. “With teams from Alabama and Louisiana playing for college football’s national championship, this is a great time to promote the Gulf Coast’s seafood and tourism jewels, and there is no better place to do it than The Hangout!”
“We’re working with the Gulf Coast’s seafood and tourism industries to spotlight two of the best things about this unique region,” said Crystal Ashby, BP executive vice president of government and public affairs. “Together, we want to deliver a clear message that the Gulf’s beaches, restaurants, fishing and attractions provide unsurpassed vacation experiences.”
* Abbreviated Rules
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. & D.C. (EXCL. NJ) 18 AND OLDER. VOID IN NJ AND WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 1/13/12. To enter without sending a text message, mail your name, address, phone number, email and DOB to "Gulf Coast Sweepstakes," Dept. 580894, PO Box 5046, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-5046. For rules including prize descriptions, odds and free method of entry details, visit http://bp.promo.eprize.com/gulfcoastseafoodtourismbash/ Message and data rates apply. Sponsor: BP America Inc., 501 Westlake Park Blvd., Houston, TX 77079