Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pepperdine University Teams Up With Sport Chalet

Pepperdine Athletics 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pepperdine University's Department of Athletics and Sport Chalet , a specialty sporting goods retailer, have entered a three-year partnership in which Sport Chalet will be the exclusive apparel and equipment provider to the Waves athletic teams. Pepperdine Athletics "We are very pleased to be aligned with a company that prides itself on stellar customer service and outstanding quality," said Pepperdine Director of Athletics Dr. Steve Potts. "Our experience thus far with Sport Chalet has been excellent. Our ability to outfit our teams has been made much more efficient, and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Sport Chalet." In addition to creating convenient access to top apparel and equipment offered by Sport Chalet, this collaboration also includes the following benefits: Existing and new Sport Chalet Action Pass members will have the opportunity within their account profile to designate Pepperdine University as their school of choice. Upon selection, Sport Chalet will automatically donate 3.3 percent of every purchase made by the corresponding Action Pass member (in store or online) to the Waves athletics program. Sport Chalet's Thousand Oaks location will offer Pepperdine merchandise to help fans, spectators and alumni get in the school spirit. Sport Chalet Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Craig Levra commented, "We are passionate about supporting athletes at all levels, and the collegiate arena is increasingly breeding top talent. Together with Pepperdine University's Department of Athletics, we deliver a convenient and reliable channel to equip team members with the proper gear and apparel needed for training and competition. Additionally, we created an easy avenue through our Action Pass program that now allows the student body, fan and alumni communities to give back to Pepperdine's athletics program." For more information about the Pepperdine University Department of Athletics, visit: www.pepperdinesports.com . To find a Sport Chalet location or to learn more about the Action Pass program visit: www.sportchalet.com . About Sport Chalet, Inc. Sport Chalet (Nasdaq: SPCHA, SPCHB) is a premier, full service specialty sporting goods retailer featuring the industry's top sports brands in apparel, footwear, and sports equipment. Founded in 1959 by Norbert Olberz, the company has 51 stores in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah; an online store at www.sportchalet.com ; a Team Sales division; and offers more than 50 specialty services for the sports enthusiast, including online same day delivery, climbing, backcountry skiing, ski mountaineering, avalanche education, and mountain trekking instruction, car rack installation, snowboard and ski rental and repair, Scuba training and certification, Scuba boat charters, team sales, gait analysis, baseball/softball glove steaming and lacing, racquet stringing, and bicycle tune-up and repair at its store locations. For more information, visit Sport Chalet at www.sportchalet.com . About Pepperdine Athletics Pepperdine University boasts a one-of-a-kind athletic department with unprecedented success for a school of its size. The Waves have won NCAA Division I championships in five different men's sports one of just 16 schools to have accomplished this feat and nine overall. Of this elite group, Pepperdine has the smallest undergraduate enrollment and is the only school not affiliated with a BCS-level conference. The Waves have earned the Division I-AAA All-Sports Trophy, an award based on postseason success that's given to the top non-football school, three times (most recently in 2011-12). Located in scenic Malibu, Calif., the university overlooks the Pacific Ocean and its campus and athletic facilities are regularly voted among the nation's most beautiful. Pepperdine, which is affiliated with the Church of Christ, ranks #57 overall on U.S. News and World Report's list of America's best colleges. Sport Chalet
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Monday, February 17, 2014

finding It Hard To Prepare A Funny Best Man Speech? Here Are Some Tips To Help You

A funny best man speech is something that everyone enjoys. Delivering a funny, witty, and appealing speech is easy once you understand the key aspects. So, here are some tips to help you prepare your speech.

The most important rule when it comes to delivering a funny best man speech is that you should know your limitations. A lot of people are under the impression that they are so incredibly funny that they could make people laugh by saying anything. This is the reason why you can find a lot of best men cracking jokes that are corny, stale, or otherwise not remotely funny.

You sure do not want to end up like that, do you? Here is what you need to do.

• Do your homework. I know it sounds cliche, but you will be surprised to know that most people take this advice for granted. A funny best man speech should be filled with jokes, stories about the bride and groom, and some nice little anecdotes that you want to share with the crowd. Try to remember the funny moments that you shared with the bride and groom, talk to your friends and relatives and find out what they have to say about them, and use all this information to make your speech funny in an appealing way.

• Do not try too hard to be funny. If your speech is good, people will definitely appreciate it. You do not have to do some sort of physical comedy to make people laugh. A lot of people try too hard to be funny and end up being the butt of the joke at the wedding.

• Here's an important thing you need to remember - you are a best man, not a standup comedian. Funny best man speeches are not just about jokes. You should thank the people who have made the wedding possible, the parents of the bride and groom, your friends and relatives for making it to the wedding, and you should also say something nice about the couple - why you think they are made for each other and so on. So, do not just concentrate on the jokes. It should be a comprehensive speech.

• There is a thin line between being funny and being silly and embarrassing. Unfortunately, the line is so thin that a lot of people are not able to see it at all. As a best man, you should make sure that the bride and groom enjoy their day fully. So, do not reveal anything that is too personal or embarrassing for the bride or the groom.

• A funny best man speech should be funny for people of all ages. In other words, know your audience. Do not crack lewd jokes or anything that can be considered inappropriate for the guests.

• You should be careful about your body language and your choice of vocabulary. You should not do anything that will send wrong signals to people. Remember - you are the best friend of the groom. If you look bad, it reflects upon him as well.

• It is okay to make fun of the bride and groom in a light hearted manner in your funny best man speeches. But make sure you do not stress on the less attractive habits of the couple. This will make them look bad and make you look even worse. So, the stories you share can be personal, but you should be careful not to cross the line.

There you have it guys. These are some suggestions that will help you prepare funny best man speeches and make your best friend's wedding more memorable.