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Customers Invited to ABC’s “Total Tailgate Sweepstakes” Fall Kick-Off Event

September 23, 2016

News Release Contact:

Becky Gettings - (804) 201-7836
Email: rebecca.gettings@abc.virginia.gov

Customers Invited to ABC’s “Total Tailgate Sweepstakes” Fall Kick-Off Event

Who:  The public is invited to attend the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s (ABC) “Total Tailgate Sweepstakes” fall kick-off event with Virginia Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and Virginia ABC Chairman Jeffrey Painter.

When:  Saturday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.

Where:  Virginia ABC’s Short Pump premier store, 3450 Pump Road, Henrico (Short Pump Crossing)

What:  At the event, Secretary Moran and Chairman Painter will encourage safe tailgating practices and customers will have an opportunity to enter to win one of three Total Tailgate Sweepstakes packages offered by ABC. Each tailgate package includes:

  • Two grills
  • Two coolers
  • Two chairs
  • Beverage dispenser (for water or nonalcoholic drinks)
  • Pop-up tailgate tent
  • Folding picnic table
  • Two “Virginia is for Lovers” tumblers
  • Two “Virginia is for Lovers” hats
  • $100 Virginia ABC Gift Card
  • $100 Cash Card – for food, nonalcoholic drinks, etc.
  • …and more!

Customers are encouraged to wear their favorite football jersey and participate in a “Total Tailgate Sweepstakes” group photo that will be posted on social media.

From Saturday, Sept. 24, through Sunday, Oct. 9, customers can enter to win one of the three tailgate packages. Entry forms and boxes are located in all 360 Virginia ABC stores across the state. Winners will be notified by Oct. 30.

Why:  Chairman Painter and Secretary Moran will encourage safe tailgating practices at Virginia football games this fall and offer remarks related to the history of Virginia ABC Sunday sales and the recent expansion of Sunday store hours by the General Assembly from noon to 6 p.m. Light refreshments will follow.

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The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $1.8 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 360 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 17,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Now marking its 83rd year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.

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