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FSN Bay Area and Orchard Supply Hardware Announce The Day You Met Willie Mays Sweepstakes

Fans Have Rare Opportunity to Meet Hall of Famer Willie Mays at San Jose Orchard Supply Hardware Store on October 1, 2005

Registration for “The Day You Met Willie Mays” Contest from
August 1 – September 4 at Participating Bay Area Orchard Supply Hardware Stores

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — FSN Bay Area and Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) announced today The Day You Met Willie Mays sweepstakes. Starting Monday, August 1sup>st, through Sunday, September 4th, fans can register for a chance to meet Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays. The announcement was made by Jeff Krolik, Senior Vice President and General Manager, FSN Bay Area and Rob Lynch, President and General Manager of Orchard Supply Hardware.

Thirty fans (plus a guest of each) will win the sweepstakes grand prize of meeting Mr. Mays at a San Jose OSH store on Saturday, October 1st. In addition, five other fans will win the runner-up prize of a pair of luxury suite tickets to the San Francisco Giants/Arizona Diamondbacks game on Friday, September 30th at SBC Park.

To enter The Day You Met Willie Mays contest, fans can register at any participating Bay Area OSH stores from August 1st – September 4th. Visit to find the OSH store nearest you.

“FSN Bay Area is pleased to team up with Orchard Supply Hardware for this promotion,” said Krolik. “We’re excited about giving fans the rare opportunity to meet the legendary Willie Mays. It’s not every day you get to meet the player many consider to be the greatest to ever play the game.”

“This is an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Lynch. “We’re excited to be able to offer this to our Bay Area OSH customers. It’s our way of saying thanks.”

Note: Please see attached artwork of the FSN Bay Area/OSH’s The Day You Met Willie Mays sweepstakes:

About FSN Bay Area:
FSN Bay Area reaches more than 3.6 million households in Northern California and Northern Nevada. FSN Bay Area’s programming includes Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants baseball, Golden State Warriors basketball, San Jose Sharks hockey, San Jose Earthquakes soccer, San Jose Saber Cats football, San Jose Stealth lacrosse, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, The Sports List, FSN Across America and Beyond the Glory. FSN Bay Area is owned and managed by Rainbow Sports Networks. Visit for more information.

Rainbow Sports Networks is a division of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE:CVC). Rainbow Sports Networks own and manage Fox Sports Net regional networks in three of the nation’s largest markets: Chicago, New England and San Francisco. FSN reaches more than 81 million households nationwide.

About OSH:
Orchard Supply Hardware, which is based in San Jose, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation. The 83-unit chain has a rich heritage, having started in 1931 as a farmers’ cooperative in Santa Clara Valley offering supplies to local growers. For more information about Orchard Supply Hardware, visit the company’s Web site at

Press Contacts

  • Jay dela Cruz (Local Media)
    FSN Bay Area

    Erin Harvego (Trade Media)
    Rainbow Sports Networks

    Kellie McCluskey
    Orchard Supply Hardware