Ford Motor Company and Motown Winter Blast Giveaway Provides Winning Opportunity For All

LANSING, Mich., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Winter in Michigan is exhilarating — especially while swooshing downhill on one of the giant snow slides in the Winter Experience and Ford Motor Company Family Fun Zone at Motown Winter Blast. This outdoor winter festival will offer the public a chance to experience a magical Michigan winter during Super Bowl weekend, Feb. 2-5, at Campus Martius Park in Detroit. In anticipation of the event, Ford Motor Company and have teamed up to host an online giveaway, which is open and free to the public.

The winner of this exciting contest will receive a package at Boyne Resort’s all-new Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa for four people, and the choice of an all-new 2006 Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer for a 10-day vehicle rental. The resort package includes five-night accommodations for four, four lift tickets for six days, a two-hour group ski lesson for four and a two-day Avalanche Bay Indoor Water park admission for four.

To enter, it’s as easy as visiting , now until Feb. 5, for contest rules and submission of an official registration form. The Web site also provides valuable information about travel, careers and business services in the State of Michigan. The contest winner will be announced on Feb. 6, on the Web site.

“Ford Motor Company is delighted to have joined forces with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to promote an event that showcases Michigan as a family winter destination,” said Susan Pepper, Corporate Alliances, Ford Motor Company. “Motown Winter Blast presents opportunities for all to participate in the Super Bowl weekend sports extravaganza, set to visit Detroit in February.”

The Winter Experience and Ford Motor Company Family Fun Zone will cater to families looking to share in the Super Bowl weekend experience. Among the activities offered in these zones will be ice-skating, snow slides, Model T rides and dog sledding. In addition, the Ford Motor Company tent will provide families with an interactive environment featuring Ford Motor Company’s latest products and technologies. A spacious Family Activity Area will be buzzing with children as they engage in art, science, reading and music programs. Special guest readers will be featured daily to entertain children and adults alike.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Ford Motor Company,” said George Zimmermann, senior vice president of Travel Michigan. “Michigan is a great drive-to destination, and Ford offers a diverse line-up of vehicles to use on Michigan road trips. We hope this partnership will help to showcase Michigan as a great road trip destination.”

The Motown Winter Blast is Detroit’s Winter Festival. Created and paid for by the Detroit Super Bowl XL Host Committee, the festival serves as the backdrop for visitors and local residents for Super Bowl XL. The event, made possible by General Motors, Ford Motor Company, DaimlerChrysler and, provides creative programming, which embraces and celebrates winter. The event is produced by Jonathan Witz and Associates. For more information, visit .

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With nearly 325,000 employees and 110 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include Ford Motor Credit Company and Hertz. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit .

Travel Michigan, a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is the State of Michigan’s official agency for the promotion of tourism. Travel Michigan markets the tourism industry and provides valuable visitor information services. For more information on Michigan travel, visit .

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