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 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A large ensemble of world class athletes from various sports categories will gather in a rare appearance as ASICS TIGER Corp. and Fountain Valley High School will host a comprehensive series of sports clinics on the school's campus from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., on Oct. 10, 1993. All event proceeds from the ASICS/Fountain Valley High School G.A.M.E. (Gym Assistance and Maintenance Efforts) will benefit the school's gymnasium, which was severely damaged by vandals, causing $200,000 in damage.
 "The willingness of these participating athletes to take time out of their schedule demonstrates their sincere interest in this cause," says Nancy Larsen, ASICS public relations manager.
 "These athletes recognize the importance of high school athletics and are concerned about the detrimental effect this crime has had on the school's programs."
 Among the athletes scheduled to appear are Steve Scott, American Record Holder (mile); Mark Nenow, American Record Holder (10,000 meters); Rick Barry, NBA Hall of Fame member; Bryan Ivie, 1992 Men's National Volleyball Team MVP; Carlos Briceno, Men's National Volleyball Team; Allen Allen, Captain Team Paul Mitchell, four-man beach volleyball; Jon Stevenson, president, American Volleyball Professionals; Terry McCann, 1960 Olympic Gold Medalist, Wrestling; Mark Cresse, bullpen coach, Los Angeles Dodgers; Doug Brocail, pitcher, San Diego Padres; and Cathy Marino, 1988, 1992 Olympian, Kayak and American Gladiator's contestant.
 Beginning at 9:15 a.m., students and community members from all ages and skill levels can register for a sport clinic of their choice for a nominal fee of $5 per person/per clinic. The track and field clinic will begin at 10 a.m.; baseball, 10:30 a.m.; volleyball, 11 a.m.; basketball, noon; and wrestling at 12:30 p.m. Throughout the day, scheduled athletes will also participate in autograph/photograph sessions for $2 and $3, respectively.
 Fountain Valley-based Jay'z Pizza, who will provide pizza at the venue, has also agreed to donate all sales proceeds to this cause. In addition, Ed Arnold, KTLA Channel 5 sportscaster and Fountain Valley resident, will host an opportunity drawing for donated items from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets will be available prior to the drawing for a donation of $1 each.
 As one of the first corporations to come forward in aiding the school, ASICS has spearheaded this fundraising campaign to help cover the costs of repairing the gymnasium. Since then, dozens of corporations from throughout Orange County have graciously offered to participate in the event.
 "The success of this event will be credited to the overwhelming support of businesses who have actively taken part in their community by providing product and monetary contributions," says Larsen.
 For more information, telephone the Fountain Valley High School Activities Office at 714-962-3301, ext. 245, or Lisa Brama, ASICS TIGER Corp., at 714-962-7654, ext. 675.
 ASICS TIGER Corp., with more than 40 years of sporting goods manufacturing experience, offers a full line of performance-driven athletic footwear, sports apparel, accessories and sunglasses. ASICS shoe line includes high-quality, technologically advanced footwear for running, cross training, racing, track and field, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, baseball/softball, walking, run/walk, gymnastics, youth, preschool and infant. ASICS also offers a progressive, high-performance ski apparel line featuring advanced fabrics and styling. ASICS products are available at many specialty retailers and chain stores throughout the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Nancy Larsen of ASICS public relations, 714-962-7654, ext. 632/

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