VIZIO AND BUFFALO WIDE RECEIVER STEVIE JOHNSON TEAM UP TO LAUNCH 2013 “TDs FOR TVs” CAMPAIGN, GIVING BACK TO FANS AND BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
IRVINE, CA – October 15, 2013 – VIZIO, America’s #1 Large-Size HDTV company1, today announced the launch of “TDs for TVs,” the second installment of a professional football program featuring Buffalo wide receiver Stevie Johnson. “TDs for TVs” provides fans the opportunity to get involved with Johnson’s on-the-field play and gives back to his favorite nonprofit – Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Johnson is already off to a strong start this season and beginning with beginning with Buffalo’s Sunday match-up against Miami, and running through the end of the 2013-2014 season, each time Johnson scores a touchdown, VIZIO will award a new VIZIO 65″ M-Series Razor LED™ Smart TV to one lucky fan and the local Boys & Girls Club in the city he scores a touchdown.
Beginning with Buffalo’s Sunday match-up against Miami, and running through the end of the 2013-2014 season, each time Stevie Johnson scores a touchdown, VIZIO will award a new VIZIO 65” M-Series Razor LED™Smart TV to one lucky fan and the local Boys & Girls Club in the city he scores a touchdown.
On his second year of a five-year contract extension with Buffalo, Johnson understands rising to the top takes hard work, dedication and an unparalleled commitment to excellence. A seventh round draft pick in the 2008 professional football draft, Johnson secured a starting role with Buffalo for the 2010 season. Stellar play during his rookie season earned him the 2010 VIZIO Top Value Performer award as the player whose on-field performance most exceeded the value of his contract. This year, Johnson is teaming up with VIZIO again to continue his quest to give back to fans and youth.
“I’m excited to kickoff another great ‘TDs for TVs’ campaign with VIZIO and am looking forward to giving back to some lucky fans and deserving kids this season,” said Johnson. “Not only will VIZIO fans who follow my success on the field have a chance to be rewarded, but I’ll also get to support an organization that taught me to strive for success off the field. With the support of VIZIO, every time I score a touchdown, I’ll be giving a VIZIO 65″ M-Series HDTV to the local Boys & Girls Club in that city.”
Boys & Girls Clubs provide youth ages 6-18 with a safe place to spend time during non-school hours and the summer as an alternative to the streets or being home alone. With nearly 4,000 Clubs across America as well as on U.S. military installations worldwide, children are afforded opportunities to build new skills that raise each child’s belief that he or she can succeed and receive recognition for personal accomplishments. Under the guidance of caring youth development professions, kids get the chance to play, have fun, laugh and learn.
“For the second year, we’re grateful to Stevie for thinking of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in this generous opportunity,” said Frank Sanchez, National Vice President, Sports, Entertainment and Alumni Development. “Local Boys & Girls Clubs from around the country benefit, with state-of-the-art technology to help both educate and entertain the youth they serve.”
To enter “TDs for TVs,” fans can visit VIZIO’s Facebook page and click on the “TDs for TVs” tab or enter through VIZIO Fandemonium – an online social community where fans can rally together, share and express their enthusiasm for sports, music, movies, games and more. VIZIO Fandemonium allows fans of all types of entertainment to climb the ranks as they demonstrate their ultimate fan devotion, earning them points redeemable for prizes. Fans of Johnson can earn points by signing up for “TDs for TVs” through VIZIO Fandemonium and should stay tuned for unique experiences and prizes throughout the year featuring their favorite Buffalo wide receiver.
“VIZIO is committed to providing fans with unique opportunities that celebrate their favorite entertainment passion points,” said Lily Knowles, Vice President Product Marketing, VIZIO. “The ‘TDs for TVs’ program gives football loyalists the unique opportunity to score a big screen for their living room while Stevie scores on the field.”
Serving as the ideal fixture for the die-hard football fan, the VIZIO’s 65″ M-Series Smart TV gives living rooms, dens and man caves everywhere an instant, game-changing upgrade. Available in a full range of screen size classes from 32″ to 80″, the M-Series collection combines enhanced picture quality and the all-new, more powerful VIZIO Internet Apps Plus® platform with an ultra-thin bezel for an immersive, near borderless TV experience, perfect for catching all the on-filed action. Fans lucky enough to win a new 65″ M-Series Smart TV when Johnson scores a touchdown during the remainder of the season will soon be the envy of their buddies and the host of game day.
VIZIO, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, California. In Q2 2007, VIZIO skyrocketed to the top by becoming the #1 shipping brand of flat panel HDTVs in North America and in Q3 2007 became the first American brand in over a decade to lead in North American LCD HDTV shipments. VIZIO was #1 in North America for 20102. VIZIO is now also America’s #1 large size LCD company3 as the leading seller of 60″ and larger HDTVs in the U.S. with 30% of the market in this class4. VIZIO was the #1 Sound Bar Company in the U.S. for Q1 20135. As VIZIO celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary, it remains committed to what it does best, focus on the consumer to deliver visionary products at a great value. VIZIO offers a broad range of award winning consumer electronics that now include PCs and mobility products. VIZIO’s products are found at Amazon, Best Buy, BJ’s Wholesale, Costco Wholesale, Sam’s Club, Target, Walmart and other retailers nationwide. VIZIO has won numerous awards including a #1 ranking in the Inc. 500 for Top Companies in Computers and Electronics and made the lists of Ad Age’s Hottest Brands, CNET’s Editor’s Choice, CNET Best of CES 2011 – Television, Home Theater Magazine’s Top Picks, Good Housekeeping’s Best Big-Screens, PC World’s Best Buy and Popular Mechanics Editor’s Choice among many other prestigious honors. For more information, please call 888-VIZIOCE or visit www.VIZIO.com.
1 The NPD Group / Weekly Tracking Service, Large Size includes 60″+, Q2 2013 units sold
2 DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report
3 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q2 2013 LED TV units with Apps included
4 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q1 2013
5 The NPD Group / Retail Tracking Service, Q1 2013
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.