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The Steve Nash Foundation Showdown to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, June 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The Steve Nash Foundation Showdown will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square. The Steve Nash Foundation Showdown is a fast-paced 8-a-side soccer match played between NBA and professional soccer players from around the world. Proceeds from Showdown and Showdown After Hours (a ticketed after party & auction) benefit the Steve Nash Foundation's work on early childhood education. More about the Steve Nash Foundation is available at www.stevenash.org and on Twitter @stevenashfdn.

In honor of the occasion, Steve Nash, Showdown Founder and President of the Steve Nash Foundation, Jenny Miller, Executive Director of the Steve Nash Foundation, Simone Sandri, Showdown co-founder and Venanzio Ciampa, Showdown co-founder and President of The Promotion Factory will ring the Opening Bell.

Showdown will also debut for the first time in Los Angeles, California on July 14, 2013.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Showdown Contact:
Fernanda Zapata Vakil
(212) 217-9065
fernanda@thepromofact.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About the Steve Nash Foundation:

The Steve Nash Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) and registered Canadian charity dedicated to assisting underserved children in their health, personal development, education and enjoyment of life. The Foundation works to increase access to critical needs resources at home and abroad to ensure that every child has a chance to grow. The Showdown benefits Educare, the Steve Nash Foundation's platform to provide highest-quality early learning opportunities to low-income children and families. Learn more at www.stevenash.org

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