July 28, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Jamie Miller
Giant Food and P&G Team Up to Offer Customers An Exclusive Opportunity to Win VIP Tickets to ‘Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend’ in Washington D.C.
Giant Food Announces Donation to 11 Women’s Empowerment Nonprofits
Landover, Md. (July 28, 2014) – As a sponsor of the Washington, D.C. tour stop for ‘Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend,’ Giant Food of Landover, Md., is pleased to offer customers, in partnership with P&G, the exclusive opportunity to attend the transformational weekend September 19-20 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. From July 25 until August 28, Giant and P&G will award thirty pairs of tickets to attend the Washington, D.C. event including one Grand Prize – two VIP tickets with an opportunity to take a photo with Oprah. Giant customers may enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win by purchasing any four P&G products to receive an official entry code. See stores for details or visit www.DCLifeYouWantWeekend.com for details and rules.
Additionally, in the weeks leading up to Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend, Giant is supporting and promoting Mid-Atlantic area nonprofit organizations that are making a positive difference in the lives of women through “11 Weeks of Empowerment.” During the campaign, Giant will donate $1,000 and feature each of these 11 organizations in stores: Girls on the Run (Washington, D.C.), Empowered Women International, Friends of Guest House, Capital Breast Care Center, Suited for Change, House of Ruth, Maryland Women’s Business Center, Washington Area Women’s Foundation, Women for Women International, Women’s Media Center, and Vital Voices.
“We are delighted to be a part of this unforgettable event and offer our customers the unique opportunity to see Oprah in Washington, D.C.,” said Gordon Reid, president, Giant Food. “The tour’s themes of personal development, encouragement, and empowerment resonate with all of us at Giant, as we endeavor to engage and develop women in leadership positions through our Women Adding Value program. We are also excited to use our sponsorship as a platform to support organizations that are making a difference in the lives of area women.”
"Oprah’s The Life You Want Weekend" is produced by Harpo Studios, O, The Oprah Magazine, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and WME Live. Each tour stop will span two days. On Friday nights, Oprah will take the stage, bringing her personal story and insights to life in a one of a kind intimate evening. Then on Saturday, Oprah will lead a day-long gathering of thousands with handpicked thought leaders and pop culture icons take the stage including Iyanla Vanzant, star of OWN’s hit series “Iyanla: Fix My Life,” regular O Magazine contributor, best-selling author and spiritual life coach; best-selling author of Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert; one of Time 100’s Most Influential People, Pastor Rob Bell and best-selling author Mark Nepo. More information is available at www.oprahweekend.com.
About Giant Food
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 169 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 169 stores are 157 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders more than 78 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2013, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $13 million, and the nation’s capital grocer helped partners provide 64.6 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit www.giantfood.com.