EAST HANOVER, N.J., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- It may be the height of
football season, but America's "First Family of Football," is being drawn
to a "second sport." Famous quarterback brothers Peyton Manning and Eli
Manning have announced they are now becoming "two sport" athletes by being
the first members of the Double Stuf Racing League (DSRL). They have the
support of their parents, legendary football star and quarterback great
himself, Archie Manning, and proud mother, Olivia.
The DSRL connects family and friends through Oreo Lick Racing, a fun
and friendly competition -- and you don't even need to be a professional
athlete to participate. All you need is a single Oreo Double Stuf cookie, a
glass of milk and a friend or family member to race against. As part of
this inaugural season, the Mannings are inviting consumers to try and
out-lick them by teaming up with Oreo for a nationwide instant win
promotion, in which 10 lucky families will win a trip this July for a
chance to compete in a DSRL match against these "pros." The event will take
place on the Mannings' true home turf -- in New Orleans -- and the winner
will receive the $10,000 grand prize.
"My brother and I have always enjoyed friendly competition both on and
off the field," said Peyton. "We also have fond memories of enjoying Oreo
cookies and milk together as a family going back to our childhood days, so
the DSRL is a natural 'second sport' for us."
"And we've been practicing our technique over the years to try to
become the best lick racers we can be. We encourage America to get in on
the fun as well, and enter for a chance to try to compete against us this
summer," added Eli.
Getting In On the Action
The DSRL is a fun activity that anyone can enjoy. The only real
"equipment" needed is an Oreo Double Stuf cookie, a glass of milk and
someone to compete against. To start the race, each person twists their
cookie open and licks off all the creme. Then, each person shows their
cookie to their opponent, dunks it, eats it and drinks the glass of milk.
The first to finish wins!
Of course, there are some tips and techniques to help you succeed. The
Mannings share theirs on http://www.DSRL.com where visitors can also:
-- Watch the Manning brothers "twist, lick and dunk"
-- Become an official member of the DSRL
-- Enter the instant win promotion to be one of 10 lucky families who
wins a trip to New Orleans and a chance to compete against the
Mannings for a $10,000 grand prize; No purchase necessary, see
Official Rules at http://www.DSRL.com
-- Enter to win a "DSRL Kit" with "official" DSRL jersey, cooler bag,
headband and milk cups. Everything you'll need for lick racing fun!
-- Get great DSRL gear, like "official" t-shirts, headbands and milk cups
The DSRL interactive marketing program is a first of its kind for the
Oreo brand. It includes a robust Web site (www.DSRL.com) and a major
advertising campaign, created by Draftfcb New York featuring the entire
Manning family, with parents Archie and Olivia supporting their sons'
decision to become "two sport" athletes. Activities kicked off in December
2007 with a series of "teaser ads" and an unbranded "teaser" Web site
(http://www.whatsthesecondsport.com). The big reveal of the Mannings'
"second sport" as the DSRL launched online Jan. 9 and in TV ads during
Peyton's playoff game on Sunday, Jan. 13.
In addition to the Mannings, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Greg
Biffle, who helped pioneer the Double Stuf Race in 2007, also joins the
league as a founding member.
A Timeless Tradition
With its "twisting, licking and dunking" ritual, "Oreo and Milk" is a
classic combination that has brought families and friends together for more
than 95 years. For more information on the Oreo Double Stuf Racing League
or to see the official sweepstakes rules, visit http://www.dsrl.com.
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