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OfficeMax Announces Title Sponsorship of Hockey City Classic in Chicago


NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE:OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today announced that it is helping to "light the lamp" at Soldier Field this winter with title sponsorship of the Hockey City Classic in Chicago, the first outdoor college hockey doubleheader at Soldier Field on Feb. 17, 2013.

The OfficeMax Hockey City Classic is organized by Chicago-based sports and entertainment marketing agency Intersport in partnership with Soldier Field, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Sports Commission.

The puck will drop at noon CT on Feb. 17 when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off against Miami RedHawks, followed by the Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Wisconsin Badgers at approximately 3:30 p.m. CT. The OfficeMax Hockey City Classic will be the first outdoor game in the modern era for three of the four participating teams, Miami, Minnesota and Notre Dame.

OfficeMax has a strong presence in the Chicagoland area, serving local businesses and consumers through an integrated sales and customer service team, and more than 40 stores and two distribution facilities in the immediate region. OfficeMax multi-national headquarters are also located in Naperville.

"OfficeMax is pleased to sponsor the Hockey City Classic to bring collegiate hockey to a premier Chicago arena and winter excitement to the region," said John Kenning, OfficeMax president of Contract. "We're as much a member of the Chicagoland community as we are a business here, and we're pleased to support an event that promises to both entertain and celebrate this great city."

"It is an honor to have OfficeMax lend its strength to the Hockey City Classic as the title sponsor," said Charlie Besser, Intersport president and CEO.  "Building a great event for Chicago is good for business and OfficeMax is demonstrating great leadership."

From Feb. 1 to Feb. 18, the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic will also provide two weeks of winter festivities at Soldier Field for Chicago residents and visitors. Activities will include two days of free public skating1; youth, high school and adult hockey events; private ice rentals and more. Information regarding the on-ice activities will be released in the coming months.

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About Soldier Field
Soldier Field, Chicago's premier event venue, hosts over 200 public and private events annually.  The stadium is owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by SMG, the world leader in venue management, marketing and development.  Soldier Field is the first stadium in North America and the only NFL stadium to be awarded LEED-EB Certified status by the U.S. Green Building Council.  Visit or call to learn more about its greening initiatives.

About Chicago Park District
For more information about the Chicago Park District's more than 8,100 acres of parkland, 580 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 10 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, 10 bird and wildlife gardens, thousands of special events, sports and entertaining programs, please visit or contact the Chicago Park District at 312/742.PLAY or 312/747.2001 (TTY). Want to share your talent? Volunteer in the parks by calling, 312/742.PLAY.

About the Chicago Sports Commission
The Chicago Sports Commission is a division of Choose Chicago, Inc.  Together, we market Chicago as the premier tourist and sports destination in the world.  The Chicago Sports Commission actively recruits and attracts sporting events to Chicago and works to enhance the image of Chicago as a world-class sports town.  For more information, visit

About Intersport
Since 1985, Intersport has been an award-winning innovator and leader in the creation of sports and entertainment based marketing platforms. Intersport provides turnkey solutions for global brands by combining two award-winning divisions: Sponsorship & Event Marketing and Television & Digital Media.  Intersport owns and operates seven annual live television events: All-Star Football Challenge, College Home Run Derby, College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships, Hockey City Classic, Women's Basketball Tip-Off Classic and the Under Armour All-America High School Football Game.  To learn more about Intersport, log on to, like us on Facebook ( or follow us on Twitter (@IntersportBuzz).

About OfficeMax
OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in integrating products, solutions and services for the workplace, whether for business or at home.  The OfficeMax mission is simple: We provide workplace innovation that enables our customers to work better.  The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to businesses and consumers.  OfficeMax consumers and business customers are served by approximately 29,000 associates through; and; more than 900 stores in the U.S. and Mexico; and direct sales and catalogs. OfficeMax has been named one of the 2012 World's Most Ethical Companies, and is the only company in the office supply industry to receive Ethics Inside® Certification by the Ethisphere Institute.  To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX.  For more information, visit

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1Skate rental available for a fee, or bring your own skates for no additional charge.

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