GRETZKY RE-LAUNCHES "GRETZKY.COM"
Friday, 10.05.2007 / 6:02 PM / Features
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Wayne Gretzky Re-Launches Gretzky.com
Wayne Gretzky Re-Launches Gretzky.com
TORONTO, October 4, 2007 - Wayne Gretzky, together with Insight Sports Ltd., announced today the re-launch of www.gretzky.com, an innovative website devoted to showcasing and celebrating the achievements of hockey's greatest superstar.
“As my Dad always said, skate to where the puck is going – not to where it has been,” said Gretzky. “I know that's exactly what we will accomplish with my new website. I’m really looking forward to using Gretzky.com as a great place to relive my greatest hockey memories and to also develop this website into a unique hockey resource for all fans.”
Designed to provide an intimate and interactive view into the life and times of Number 99, www.gretzky.com has been updated to include a variety of unique and entertaining features.
Among the website's new editions include an interactive timeline showcasing Gretzky's past career highlights, a "Behind The Net" section featuring hockey commentary from The Great One's perspective, special behind the scenes access to many of the four-time Stanley Cup winner's past teammates and celebrity friends, as well as exclusive contests and promotions.
As part of the re-launch of Gretzky.com, fans will be able to sign-up to compete in Gretzky.com Fantasy Hockey where participants who register before October 22 will be eligible to win a Samsung entertainment system.
“It is an honour to once again team up with Wayne Gretzky to deliver another championship calibre property to his widespread and passionate fan base,” said Kevin Albrecht, President and Chief Executive Officer of Insight Sports. “As the premiere and definitive Wayne Gretzky website, we look forward to working closely with Wayne to provide frequent news updates and special content features to all his fans throughout the hockey season.”
Gretzky.com also features information on a variety of Gretzky's charitable and business ventures including the Wayne Gretzky Foundation, Wayne Gretzky's Restaurant and his new business venture, Wayne Gretzky's Winery Estates.
About Wayne Gretzky Foundation
Founded in 2002, the Wayne Gretzky Foundation's mission is to provide less fortunate youth with the opportunity to experience the sport of hockey. This goal will be accomplished through the donation of hockey equipment and ice time, as well as providing the opportunity for young people to attend professional hockey games. The Wayne Gretzky Foundation believes that hockey instills many positive life skills and contributes to the physical, emotional and social growth of young people.
About Insight Sports Ltd.
Insight Sports Ltd. is a leading sports media and entertainment company which creates and distributes sports and entertainment content across multiple platforms, including broadcast television, DVD, on-line, mobile, in-arena and video on-demand.
Insight Sports operates three specialty television networks: CGTV, Casino and Gaming Television (www.cgtvcanada.com); GOLTV Canada (www.goltv.ca), a 24-hour soccer network; and WFN: World Fishing Network (www.wfn.tv), North America's only network devoted entirely to fishing. The company owns and operates the Grand Slam of Curling, the most prestigious events on the World Curling Tour and Major League Gaming Canada (www.mlgcanada.com), an affiliate of Major League Gaming and the largest organized league and international sanctioning body for professional video gaming. Insight Sports also holds a significant interest in the NHL Network (www.nhlnetwork.ca), a 24-hour hockey channel.
Aquila Productions Inc., a leader in sports television production, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Insight Sports. Based in Toronto, the principal shareholders of Insight Sports include Larry Tanenbaum (Kilmer Enterprises Inc., a subsidiary of Kilmer Van Nostrand Co. Limited) and MWI & Partners. For more information see www.insightsports.com.