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Grizzly and Wildcat Sightings at the Aquarium

12/15/2009 4:16:51 PM

Football players from the University of Montana and Villanova University will enjoy an evening of BBQ and fun at the Tennessee Aquarium.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Contact: Thom Benson 423-785-3007

     MEDIA ADVISORY                                             December 14, 2009

             Wildcat and Grizzly Sightings Expected at the Tennessee Aquarium
           Teams Enjoy a Tropical Holiday Adventure in Downtown Chattanooga

Montana Grizzlies Logo                             Villanova Wildcats logo

What: Players from the University of Montana and Villanova University are scheduled to
tackle a BBQ dinner and then enjoy a special evening tour of the Tennessee Aquarium this
Wednesday, December 16. Along with the food, both teams will enjoy the Caribbean vibe of the
Aquarium’s Tropical Holiday Adventure. Colorful reef fish, bonnethead sharks and a large green
sea turtle will swim alongside divers wearing team jerseys in the Gulf of Mexico exhibit. Next
door in Ocean Journey, players will be encouraged to touch a stingray or shark while basking in
the warmth of the Tropical Cove and Butterfly Garden. Playful penguins, big, toothy sharks and
mesmerizing jellyfish will also keep the Wildcats and Grizzlies busy with almost endless photo-
ops.

Who: University of Montana and Villanova University football teams.      

When /Where: Wednesday, December 16th, 2009 beginning at 6:00 pm inside the Tennessee Aquarium’s River Journey building.

Other info: This year each team will be hosting 14 boys from The Boys Club and Bethel Bible
Village. After dinner, these young men will have an opportunity to interact with the players and
learn what it’s like preparing for a national championship.

Just by mentioning their team prior to purchasing tickets, fans of both teams will receive a
25% discount on individual tickets to the Tennessee Aquarium or money-saving combo
tickets to the IMAX 3D Theater and River Gorge Explorer.

The Tennessee Aquarium inspires wonder and appreciation for the natural world. Admission is $21.95 per adult and $14.95 per child, ages 3-12. Each ticket purchased helps support Aquarium conservation programs. The IMAX® 3D Theater is next door to the Aquarium. Ticket prices are $8.50 per adult and $6.00 per child. Aquarium/IMAX combo tickets are $27.95 for adults and $19.95 for children. Excursions aboard the new River Gorge Explorer depart daily into “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon.” Cruise tickets are $29.00 per adult and $21.50 per child (3-12). Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.tnaqua.org or by phone at 1-800-262-0695. The Aquarium, located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, is a non-profit organization. Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Aquarium and IMAX are accessible to people with disabilities.

ONLINE press kits & downloadable images: http://www.tnaqua.org/Newsroom/Newsroom.asp

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