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Volume 24 No. 117
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MILLSPORT GAINS VISA'S NFL SPONSORSHIP AND DOUBLETREE HOTELS

     Millsport, the CT-based sports consulting service, recently
gained two portfolios:  Visa and Doubletree Hotels.  Millsport
will handle Visa's NFL sponsorship, and be responsible for design
and implementation of individual NFL marketing tie-ins,
coordination of Visa's Super Bowl presence and other Visa/NFL
events.  Doubletree Hotels Corp. has retained Millsport to assist
in the 104-member hotel group in the development and leveraging
of targeted sports sponsorships.  Millsport Chair Jim Millman
said their objective is to "help Doubletree utilize and leverage
sports sponsorship on a targeted basis to build business."
Millsport will assign a full-time account executive at
Doubletree's corporate headquarters in Phoenix, AZ.  The first
major sponsorship handled by Millsport for Doubletree will be
their sponsorship of the NCAA (Millsport).