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Aquafina Celebrates Major League Baseball's All-Star Weekend with VIP Fan Experience

08:00 EDT Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Fans Enter Facebook Sweepstakes for Chance to Attend All-Star Game Festivities

PURCHASE, N.Y., June, 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquafina, the official bottled water of Major League Baseball (MLB), is launching a national sweepstakes to send one grand prize winner to the 2012 MLB All-Star Game. Between now and June 26, 2012, fans can enter for a chance to win the Aquafina All-Star Game Experience at Facebook.com/Aquafina.

One lucky winner and a guest will be able to live the excitement of MLB's All-Star Game festivities without having to break a sweat. The winner will have a unique fan experience at Aquafina's MLB Pitch, Hit & Run finals and will attend the Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game.

"Baseball is America's favorite pastime and what better way to celebrate the summer than with an opportunity to win a chance to experience MLB's largest stage and baseball's biggest stars," said Galit Cann, Senior Marketing Manager, Aquafina. "Aquafina has been a partner of MLB for many years, specifically sponsoring Aquafina MLB Pitch, Hit & Run, a program that invites youth to demonstrate their skills, competing in pitching, hitting and running abilities."

Pitch, Hit & Run has been a huge success, attracting more than 685,000 boys and girls between the ages of seven and 14 last year. Participants can advance through four levels of competition, beginning locally, culminating in championships hosted by each MLB ballpark. Since May 26, all 30 MLB clubs have been hosting championships ? the top competitors nationwide from each age group (7-8, 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14) will advance to the 2012 Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit & Run National Finals during MLB All-Star Week in Kansas City, MO.

"I'm proud to team up with Aquafina and MLB to support this year's Pitch, Hit & Run program," said Harold Reynolds, two-time MLB All-Star. "It is a tremendous program that helps kids learn the fundamentals of baseball and just lets them have fun. I look forward to meeting the winner of Aquafina's All-Star Game Experience sweepstakes and watching this year's finalists compete for the top prize."

Visit Facebook.com/Aquafina for Official Rules. No purchase necessary. Open to US legal residents 18 years of age and older (19 in AL or NE).Void where prohibited. Sweepstakes ends June 26, 2012. Major League Baseball trademarks and copyrights are used with permission of MLB Advanced Media, L.P. All rights reserved.

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AquafinaAquafina (www.aquafina.com) is a product of PepsiCo Beverages Americas (PBA), a division of PepsiCo. PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses ? Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola ? make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com.

Major League Baseball PropertiesThe Major League Baseball Clubs formed Major League Baseball Properties (MLBP) in 1966 as the Clubs' agent for marketing and trademark licensing and protection. Major League Baseball Properties is responsible for managing consumer licensing activities, developing national advertising campaigns, cultivating sponsorship opportunities with major consumer brands and corporations, growing the game and the business of baseball outside the United States and creating national marketing programs in conjunction with Clubs, broadcast rightsholders and national sponsors. MLBP also operates a full-service video and audio production unit (Major League Baseball Productions), a publishing division and stock photo licensing agency, and manages logistics for the All-Star Game and World Series as well as all other special events. For more information on Major League Baseball, log on to www.MLB.com.

SOURCE PepsiCo

For further information: Elisa Quackenbush, +1-914-253-2408, elisa.quackenbush@pepsico.com




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