Texas Pete® Presents a Chance to Chat With Your Favorite Winter X Games Athletes

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Winter X Games Athlete Chat Series Culminates At Live Event

Texas Pete participated in the Winter X Games last year and we were blown away with the enthusiasm the fans have for these athletes.

Extreme sports fans are being offered a rare opportunity to chat with their favorite athletes via the Winter X Games Athlete Chat Series, presented by Texas Pete® Hot Sauce. Four 30-minute live, digital interactive pre-event chats took place January 3, 10, 17 and 24. Each was a resounding success attended by thousands of X Games fans. The series will culminate at the games in Aspen, where four more chats will take place, January 26-29, live from the X Games medal’s stage, each starting at 7 p.m. EST.

Swiss ski racer Fanny Smith, American ski racer Casey Puckett, Australian snowboarder Torah Bright and American snowboarder Scotty Lago participated in the first chat. Participating in the upcoming chats are snowboarders Zak Hale, Nick Visconti, Sage Kotsenburg; snowmobilers Levi LaValee, Colton Moore and Caleb Moore, and skier Alex Schlopy. Others are quickly being confirmed.

The live chats will stream live on the “XCast” tab on the Texas Pete® Facebook page at http://www.Facebook.com/TexasPete. ESPN and X Games social media sites will also stream the chats, as will other sponsor and athlete digital platforms. Viewers can post questions during the chat, to be answered by participating athletes. Brandon Graham, host of ESPN Radio’s Late Night Action will be hosting the athlete chat series.

“Texas Pete® participated in the Winter X Games last year and we were blown away with the enthusiasm the fans have for these athletes,” said Glenn Garner, director of marketing for
TW Garner Food Company, the makers of Texas Pete® Hot Sauce. “We are extremely excited to provide this opportunity and are looking forward to the upcoming games as well.”

During the chats, random participants will be chosen to win X games prize packs. Prize packs being given to lucky attendees are the same that are being given to the athletes participating in the chats. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/texaspete.

About TW Garner Food Company (http://www.texaspete.com)
Headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, TW Garner Food Company is famous for its Texas Pete® Hot Sauce, the number three brand of hot sauce in the United States. Founded in 1929 as a maker of barbecue sauce, the company now sells a full line of hot sauces, wing sauces and seafood sauces under the Texas Pete® brand, as well as salsa and tortilla strips under the Green Mountain Gringo® brand. Texas Pete® and Green Mountain Gringo® products are sold in supermarkets, military commissaries, convenience stores and restaurants throughout the United States. In 2010, Green Mountain Gringo® Salsa was named best overall salsa by Epicurious, among 20 retail salsas that were tested.

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