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Game's On! Human Chinese Checkers Competition Takes Over Downtown Plaza

Players Vie to Win Charity Tickets to All-New Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® PresentsDRAGONS

WHO:
Spirited teams of human game pegs, captained by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® clowns...

WHAT:
will leap, hop, march and otherwise maneuver their way across a giant, 30-ft.-square, Chinese Checkers board, in hopes of winning tickets to Ringling Bros.® newest spectacular – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents DRAGONS – for their favorite Chicago children's charities.

WHEN:
1:00 - 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012

WHERE:
James R. Thompson Center Plaza, 100 W. Randolph Street, Chicago

PHOTO OP:
A 6-ft.-high photographers' riser will provide a vantage point overlooking the game-play, which will fill most of the block-wide plaza.

NOTE:
Tickets are now on sale for the all-new 142nd Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth® – Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents DRAGONS – which will open its month-long Chicago-area engagement next month (Nov. 1-11 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., and Nov. 14-25 at Chicago's United Center). For additional information on this once-in-a-millennium event celebrating The Year of the Dragon, visit www.ringling.com or call 1-800-745-3000.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Bonni Pear or Carol Vesely, Miller-Pear Public Relations, Inc.
info@millerpear.com; (312) 674-4566 office; (312) 520-0175 cell

/PRNewswire -- Oct. 10, 2012/

SOURCE Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey