Owners place friendly wager on Sierra Mist All-Star Game

Lamar Hunt, Major League Soccer Investor And Columbus Crew Founder, has made a friendly wager with Mohamed Al Fayed, Chairman of the Fulham Football Club on the outcome of Saturday's Sierra Mist MLS All-Star Game at 3:30 p.m. at Columbus Crew Stadium.

Mr. Hunt has joined the legions of fans and supporters who are confident that the MLS All-Stars will be victorious against their English Premier League opponent. Mr. Hunt has bet a gift basket assembled by local Ohio company, A Taste of Ohio, featuring favorites from around the Buckeye State, including Robert Rothschild Farms dips and pretzel sticks; Rossi Pasta's Italian Spice Fettuccini and Classic Marinara Sauce; Pearl Valley Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese; Nothing But Chocolate Buckeye Candies; and Krema Nut's Buckeye Crunch.

Chairman Al Fayed, also owner of Harrods of London, England, has responded with one of the finest Harrods hampers, which includes delicious chocolates, fruit preserves, specialty sausages and cheeses, and of course, the finest in British tea.

The outcome of the Sierra Mist 2005 MLS All-Star game will determine the winner of this friendly international wager. The game, which features the best of the MLS against the Fulham Football Club, will be unlike other professional all-star games. This will be a competitive match, with both teams playing to win.

Tickets are still available for this entertaining, competitive, international match-up. Support your MLS All-Stars as they battle Fulham! There are four levels of ticket pricing, ranging from $25-$45 for individuals and $17-$30 for groups of 20 or more. Fans can purchase group and season ticket packages by contacting the Columbus Crew at (614) 447-2739; by logging onto www.thecrew.com and by visiting Crew Stadium advance sales windows during all Columbus Crew home games. Individual tickets can also be purchased by calling TicketMaster - (614) 431-3600 (Columbus area) or online at www.thecrew.com and at all TicketMaster outlets.


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