CHICAGO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coors Light, the official beer sponsor in the U.S. of Mexican soccer's Primera Division, is giving fans unprecedented access to one of the sport's most elite and passionately-followed leagues.
Soccer fans can enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Mexico for the semifinals and finals of the 2011 Torneo Clausura (Closing Tournament), where they'll watch the game alongside Mexican soccer legend and sports commentator, Jorge Campos. They'll also have a chance to win framed, autographed memorabilia such as soccer balls, an assortment of Primera Division jerseys, goalie gloves and much more.
"The passion our consumers have for Mexico's Primera Division soccer is incredibly personal and intense," said Rick Gomez, vice president of marketing for the Coors Family of Brands. "We're both proud and excited to be the first American beer brand to offer this degree of insider access to soccer fans."
Through May 15, legal-drinking-age consumers can participate for a chance to win by visiting their favorite retailer and keeping an eye out for specially-marked Coors Light "Pase de Primera" (1st Class Pass) displays to enter. Promotional materials will feature program details, including entry rules, prizes and how to play without purchase. Consumers can visit CoorsLight.com/PaseDePrimera and enter the UPC code obtained from their Coors Light purchase for their chance to win.
For more information on how to enter the promotion, see Coors Light displays at retail locations or visit the "Pase de Primera" tab on the Coors Light Espanol Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CoorsLightEspanol).
Coors Light became the official beer sponsor of Mexico's Primera Division in 2010, making it the first U.S. beer brand outside of Mexico to sponsor the league that is intensely followed by soccer fans throughout the country.
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About the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol A.C. (FMF) and Primera Division
Headquartered in Mexico City, the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (FMF) is the governing body of soccer in Mexico that oversees the Mexican National Team, Primera Division and its affiliated professional lower division and amateur sectors. The FMF, which is governed by CONCACAF, a member of FIFA, was established in 1927. The Primera Division has 18 clubs. Each season, the League holds two tournaments, Apertura during the fall and Clausura in spring. For more information please visit femexfut.org.mx.