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10th Annual Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion
Last year over 16,000 people joined the “Party with a Purpose”. This year we’re returning to Orlando for Labor Day weekend with fun events and entertainment including Fantasia, Jermaine Dupri’s SoSo Def Reunion Tour with Anthony Hamilton, Bow Wow and more.
Orlando, Fla., June 19, 2013 - Tom Joyner, host of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, and Allstate Insurance Company are celebrating ten unforgettable years of family fun and excitement with the 2013 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion®. This Labor Day weekend (Aug. 29 – Sept. 2), families from all over the country will join Allstate, Joyner, and his celebrity friends for a weekend filled with stellar concerts, access to select theme parks, interaction with celebrities and leaders, enlightening seminars, and endless activities for people of all ages. The event will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Grammy Award-winning artist Fantasia will headline Friday night and Jermaine Dupri, Anthony Hamilton, Da Brat, Jagged Edge, Bow Wow, Dondria and more of the SoSo Def reunion tour will headline Saturday night.
In addition to the concert spectaculars, the event has been highlighted by celebrity families including Sinbad and Meredith Adkins, Terry and Rebecca Crews, Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker, NBA executive Allan Houston and wife Tamara, and David and Tamela Mann in attendance with their families. Community initiatives such as Allstate’s teen driving safety initiative and Quotes for Education, which was developed to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities, have also been made available to attendees.
Furthermore, every weekday from June 3 - 28, Allstate and the Tom Joyner Morning Show will be giving away 20 family all-inclusive packages to the 2013 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion.
“The Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion creates an atmosphere of one true family that celebrates people and what we love,” says Joyner, whose radio show airs in over 105 markets with an audience of more than eight million listeners. “When we first created this event, we wanted families to experience a truly spectacular vacation that was unique, all-inclusive, affordable and more than anything...entertaining. And not only have we done that, but we’ve done it for ten years strong. We have created a new Black Family tradition that has come to represent entertainment, exclusivity and fun – and I hope we continue creating lifetime memories for families for another ten years and more.”
Created in 2003, thousands of families flock to Orlando each year to attend Joyner’s family “party with a purpose.” Last year alone, more than 16,000 guests made their way to the sold out event, which included show stopping performances by New Edition, Kem, Angie Stone, Mint Condition, Chubb Rock, Diggy Simmons, OMG Girlz, and many more.
Artists in the past have included Aretha Franklin, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chris Brown, Destiny’s Child, Lionel Richie, LL Cool J, Charlie Wilson, Dr. Bobby Jones, and news anchor Soledad O’Brien.
“Allstate is proud to have partnered with Tom Joyner for ten years and celebrate the importance of family fellowship and togetherness,” said Stacy Sharpe, field vice president of Allstate’s Capital region. “We hope to continue to lend our ‘good hands’ to the good times for years to come.”
An unrivaled event, The Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion has the highest standards in entertainment, value and exclusive activities. Included in every event package is one guestroom for a five day/four night stay at the host resort and tickets to daily concerts and theme parks with private events for Family Reunion attendees only. These “golden tickets” grant event attendees’ admission to the Family Expo, Sunday’s Family Fun Day, Thursday night reception, Friday night dinner and the Saturday BBQ. Guests are even given complimentary scheduled transportation for airport and theme park transfers and access to the Friday morning special Tom Joyner Morning Show broadcast.
For more information about the 2013 Allstate Tom Joyner Family Reunion, go to www.BlackAmericaWeb.com or call 407-248-9191.
About the Tom Joyner Morning Show
The nation’s #1 syndicated urban morning show, which airs in more than 105 markets reaching nearly 8 million listeners, has distinguished itself over the years as continuously giving back to its audience with quality programming, highly popular promotions, special events and philanthropy. Since 2004, Joyner has awarded millions in cash and prizes to contest winners and his Foundation has raised more than $60 million to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities. The Morning Show with co-hosts Sybil Wilkes, J. Anthony Brown and senior news analyst Roland Martin, also features “Inside Her Story” with Jacque Reid; political commentary from Stephanie Robinson and Jeff Johnson; and celebrity news with Kevin Frazier, as well as comedic observations from D.L. Hughley and the Celebrity Snitch Huggy Lowdown. Joyner’s website, BlackAmericaWeb.com, has more than 1.5 million registered users and delivers news with exclusive reports from award winning journalists and unprecedented political coverage as well as interactive elements with on demand audio.
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via www.allstate.com, www.allstate.com/financial and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." As part of Allstate's commitment to strengthen local communities, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate employees, agency owners and the corporation provided $29 million in 2012 to thousands of nonprofit organizations and important causes across the United States.
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