Citysearch and Share Our Strength Team to Help End World Hunger and Poverty; Citysearch Features Taste of the Nation Events

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Citysearch

    PASADENA, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Citysearch (http://www.citysearch.com), a leading online local network and one
 of the core businesses operated by Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS), today
 announced a promotional agreement with Share Our Strength, one of the
 country's leading non-profit organizations dedicated to finding unique and
 innovative solutions to end world hunger and poverty.
     As part of the agreement, Citysearch, for the second consecutive year,
 will feature Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, the largest nation-wide
 culinary benefit supporting anti-hunger and anti-poverty efforts in 22
 Citysearch cityguide cities including Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and Seattle.
 Home Page links from all participating cities will connect users to a national
 page (http://www.tasteofthenation.citysearch.com/) listing several Taste of
 the Nation events and provide users with the ability to buy events tickets
 through TicketWeb, a division of Ticketmaster.
     Taste of the Nation will bring together more than 6,000 chefs to prepare
 their specialties at more than 100 food and wine tastings and dinners in the
 U.S. and Canada to raise awareness and funds.  Since 1988, Taste of the Nation
 events have raised more than $42 million, which Share Our Strength has
 distributed in grants to more than 1,000 charitable groups focused on ending
 hunger and poverty since 1984.
     "In the United States today, we still have one child in five living below
 the poverty line," said Bill Shore, executive director of Share Our Strength.
 "The partnerships we develop with companies such as Citysearch enable Share
 Our Strength to distribute 100 percent of Taste of the Nation ticket sales to
 local, national and international anti-hunger efforts.  We appreciate the
 strength Citysearch is sharing."
     "Taste of the Nation is a great opportunity for us to get involved on a
 local level in a way that will benefit the communities we service everyday,"
 said Steven Trepp, president of Citysearch.  "The organization's dedication to
 attacking social problems with local community solutions is the reason
 Citysearch has made it one of many charitable organizations that the company
 supports."
 
     About Share Our Strength
     Share Our Strength meets immediate demands for food while investing money
 in organizations that have a proven track record of success and whose work
 actually attacks the root of the hunger problem.  For more information about
 Share Our Strength, call (800) 969-4767 or visit Share Our Strength's web
 site:  www.strength.org.
 
     About Citysearch
     Citysearch is a leading local network enabling people to get the most out
 of their city.  Providing online city guides for more than 100 cities
 worldwide, citysearch.com helps people find and plan what they want to do and
 then lets them take action, offering local transactions such as buying event
 tickets and making hotel and restaurant reservations online.  Citysearch is
 one of the core businesses operated by Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS).
 
     Ticketmaster's corporate headquarters is located at 3701 Wilshire
 Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90010; 213-639-6100; info@citysearch.com.
 
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    PASADENA, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 Citysearch (http://www.citysearch.com), a leading online local network and one
 of the core businesses operated by Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS), today
 announced a promotional agreement with Share Our Strength, one of the
 country's leading non-profit organizations dedicated to finding unique and
 innovative solutions to end world hunger and poverty.
     As part of the agreement, Citysearch, for the second consecutive year,
 will feature Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation, the largest nation-wide
 culinary benefit supporting anti-hunger and anti-poverty efforts in 22
 Citysearch cityguide cities including Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and Seattle.
 Home Page links from all participating cities will connect users to a national
 page (http://www.tasteofthenation.citysearch.com/) listing several Taste of
 the Nation events and provide users with the ability to buy events tickets
 through TicketWeb, a division of Ticketmaster.
     Taste of the Nation will bring together more than 6,000 chefs to prepare
 their specialties at more than 100 food and wine tastings and dinners in the
 U.S. and Canada to raise awareness and funds.  Since 1988, Taste of the Nation
 events have raised more than $42 million, which Share Our Strength has
 distributed in grants to more than 1,000 charitable groups focused on ending
 hunger and poverty since 1984.
     "In the United States today, we still have one child in five living below
 the poverty line," said Bill Shore, executive director of Share Our Strength.
 "The partnerships we develop with companies such as Citysearch enable Share
 Our Strength to distribute 100 percent of Taste of the Nation ticket sales to
 local, national and international anti-hunger efforts.  We appreciate the
 strength Citysearch is sharing."
     "Taste of the Nation is a great opportunity for us to get involved on a
 local level in a way that will benefit the communities we service everyday,"
 said Steven Trepp, president of Citysearch.  "The organization's dedication to
 attacking social problems with local community solutions is the reason
 Citysearch has made it one of many charitable organizations that the company
 supports."
 
     About Share Our Strength
     Share Our Strength meets immediate demands for food while investing money
 in organizations that have a proven track record of success and whose work
 actually attacks the root of the hunger problem.  For more information about
 Share Our Strength, call (800) 969-4767 or visit Share Our Strength's web
 site:  www.strength.org.
 
     About Citysearch
     Citysearch is a leading local network enabling people to get the most out
 of their city.  Providing online city guides for more than 100 cities
 worldwide, citysearch.com helps people find and plan what they want to do and
 then lets them take action, offering local transactions such as buying event
 tickets and making hotel and restaurant reservations online.  Citysearch is
 one of the core businesses operated by Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS).
 
     Ticketmaster's corporate headquarters is located at 3701 Wilshire
 Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, 90010; 213-639-6100; info@citysearch.com.
 
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