White Castle Kicks-Off a 12-City Family-Fun Finger Football Tournament

It's time to get your crave on for two of America's favorite passions - Sliders & Football

Sep 07, 2011, 10:33 ET from White Castle

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for football season, White Castle offers you a chance to get in the game. White Castle is partnering with Zelosport for a regional Finger Football® tournament this fall. Champs from each region will compete in the national White Castle Slider Bowl™ in Indianapolis the week of the Super Bowl.

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"Teaming up with Zelosport is a natural fit since many of our Cravers are football fans and White Castle has restaurants in regions that are home to professional football teams," said Jamie Richardson, official White Castle "commissioner" for Finger Football® and vice president of corporate relations. "White Castle has been family-owned for 90 years and the NFFL promotes family-fun with Finger Football®, as well as other games."

Players must register for the tournament online at WhiteCastle.com or by clicking on White Castle's Facebook page. The entry fee is $10. Each player receives a $10 White Castle gift card and an official White Castle-NFFL T-shirt. All gridiron fans can follow the regional tournaments on Facebook and Twitter.

The tournament kicks-off Saturday, September 17, 2011, in Minneapolis, MN. Other tournament locations include Chicago, Indianapolis, New York, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Louisville, Nashville, New Jersey and St. Louis. Regional winners advance to the White Castle Slider Bowl™ on January 31, 2012, in Indianapolis. Top regional players will receive prizes and the National Champion will win White Castle hamburgers for life plus $2,500 cash.

"When I created the finger football games, I approached the design with the entire family in mind," said Spud Alford, founder and CEO of the NFFL and Zelosport and a long-time fan of White Castle. Spud and his brother Mike, President and COO of Zelosport, will be traveling to each regional tournament to officiate the games. All games will be played under tents in White Castle parking lots.

Rookies should study the playbook of official rules and instructions for how to play Finger Football® at WhiteCastle.com.

For all of the football fans watching the games from their couch or tailgating, it's time for tabletop tailgating with a White Castle Crave Case. As the official sponsor of the NFFL, White Castle is selling a limited-time only Crave Case featuring a tabletop Finger Football® game. To tackle that hunger, the Crave Case includes 30 fresh mix-and-match Sliders and features a mini-finger football field, two removable footballs and a 20 percent-off coupon for NFFL merchandise.

"The White Castle-NFFL Crave Cases are a great alternative to the traditional pizza and fried chicken for tailgating parties," Richardson said. "Not only can friends and family enjoy the meal, they can play Finger Football® afterwards."

The NFFL Crave Case is available at all White Castle restaurants and online at WhiteCastle.com. Customers may order a Crave Case any way they want it - Original Sliders® or Cheese Sliders or go wild and try the Bacon Cheese Slider or Jalapeno Cheese Slider.

"We always want to bring something new and inventive to our Cravers," Richardson said. "Whether it's the online ordering we introduced earlier this year, serving Castles at the Capitol or hosting the Cravers Hall of Fame, we're always thinking of how best to serve our customers."

NFFL Tournament Schedule

  • Sept 17Minneapolis - 5055 Central Ave NE. Central Hts., MN 55421
  • Sept. 24St. Louis - 12025 Dorsett Rd. Maryland Hts., MO 63043
  • Oct. 1Chicago - 306 W. North Ave., Villa Park, IL 60181
  • Oct. 8Indianapolis - 4520 S. Emerson Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46203
  • Oct. 15Detroit - 24000 Schoolcraft, Redford, MI 48239
  • Oct. 22  - Columbus - 4525 Kenny Rd. Columbus, OH 43220
  • Oct. 29Cleveland - 5151 Pearl Rd. Cleveland, OH 44129
  • Nov. 5Cincinnati - 3980 Hauck Rd., Sharonville, OH 45241
  • Nov. 12Louisville - 105 E. Market St. Louisville, KY 40202
  • Nov. 19Nashville - 2901 Nolensville Rd. Nashville, TN 37211
  • Dec. 3Newark - 2151 U.S. Hwy 9. Howell, NJ 07731
  • Dec. 10New York City - 1677 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx, NY 10472
  • Jan. 31Indianapolis - White Castle Slider Bowl™ - 55 W. South St., Indianapolis, IN 46225


*Registered players must sign-in at each regional tournament site beginning at 9 a.m.

About White Castle

White Castle is a family-owned business based in Columbus, Ohio that owns and operates more than 400 White Castle restaurants in 11 states. The company was founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1921 and is America's first fast-food hamburger chain. All White Castle Sliders are made from 100-percent USDA approved beef or 100-percent white meat chicken. This year, the company celebrates its 90th birthday with special events and promotions occurring throughout the year. For more information on White Castle, visit www.whitecastle.com.

About the National Finger Football League®

Zelosport and the National Finger Football League® (NFFL) are based in Columbus, GA. Spud Alford, the founder and CEO of Zelosport, is the creator of Finger Football®. To sign-up and compete in the NFFL log onto http://www.thenffl.com. Search for more games and where to buy them at http://www.zelosport.com. Also, check out the upcoming Professional Finger Golf Tour® at http://www.pfgtour.com.

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