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Cedar Fair Reports 2017 First-Quarter Results

01 01 1970

SANDUSKY, Ohio, May 3, 2017 -- Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a leader in regional amusement parks, water parks and active entertainment, today announced results for the first quarter ended March 26, 2017 and, due to the later timing of the Easter and spring break holidays, the Company provided an update on attendance and revenue trends through the end of April.  Historically, first-quarter results represent less than 5% of the Company's full-year net revenues as the majority of its parks and facilities are closed during this quarter.  As a result, the Company typically operates at a loss during this period. "We are pleased with our early-season trends through the end of April, which for the most part normalizes for the spring break calendar shift associated with a later Easter holiday," said Matt Ouimet, Cedar Fair's chief executive officer.  "Net revenues through April are up 2% over the same four-month period...

Bayer and Luke Bryan raise awareness--and a toast--to American Farmers with Here's To The Farmer Campaign

01 01 1970

WHIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 12, 2017 -- Country music superstar Luke Bryan is no stranger to celebrating America's hard-working farmers.  At this year's Bayer Presents Luke Bryan Farm Tour, tour sponsor Bayer will join him in toasting U.S. farmers with its Here's To The Farmer campaign. Experience the interactive Multichannel News Release here: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/77126511-bayer-luke-bryan-heres-to-the-farmer-campaign-tour/ ...

Academy Sports + Outdoors Names Sam Johnson Executive Vice President, Retail Operations

01 01 1970

KATY, Texas, April 7, 2017 -- Academy, Ltd. d/b/a Academy Sports + Outdoors ("Academy"), a premier sports, outdoor and lifestyle retailer, appointed Sam Johnson as its Executive Vice President of Retail Operations, effective April 24, 2017. Sam, 50, joins Academy after seven years with hhgregg, Inc. ("hhgregg") where he most recently served as Chief Retail Officer. At hhgregg, Sam led store operations, customer relations, commercial sales, real estate and visual merchandising. Prior to that, he spent more than 20 years in various leadership roles with Sears Holding Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Health from East Tennessee State University. "I'm thrilled to join the Academy Sports + Outdoors team," says Sam Johnson. "I believe in Academy's everyday low price approach, community and customer focus. On behalf of the more than 20,000 store team members, we look forward to continuing to elevate our game on behalf of customers and local communities...

79 Schools Catch a 2017 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from...

01 01 1970

California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program California Casualty has been supporting educators for more than 65 years, and we understand the correlation between participation in sports and higher performance in the classroom. San Mateo, CA April 03, 2017 Athletes at 79 public schools in 33 states will be gaining a competitive edge thanks to the California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant program. A total of $83,000 was given to help middle and high school sports programs across the country purchase equipment, improve player safety and offset participation fees. Some schools received more than one grant. The program is named after California Casualty Chairman Emeritus Thomas R. Brown, an avid sportsman himself. Since its inception in 2011, more than 500 schools across the nation have received over $580,000. The 82 Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grants awarded this year will help: Provide participation fees and uniforms for Pennsylvania’s Rochester Middle School...

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