Mohegan Sun Hosts Hard Throwing Beantown Lefties Jon Lester & Felix Doubront For A Signings & Sightings Event

Pitchers set to sign autographs and greet fans at 9:30pm on Friday, April 20th at the Spin Street Stage

WHAT: Mohegan Sun will be at a fever pitch when its Signings & Sightings presents Jon Lester and Felix Doubront for an exclusive appearance.  See these baseball pitchers take the mound at Mohegan Sun to sign free autographs and talk with their legions of fans.
*Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to time restrictions, only specified headshots will be signed. No sports memorabilia will be signed.  Because of the popularity of this event, the signing will be bracelet-only. Bracelets will be distributed at 8:30pm on Friday, April 20th on a first-come, first-served basis at the signing stage in The Shops Concourse located in front of the Arena Box Office and must be worn in order to gain entrance into this autograph-only event.
WHEN: Friday, April 20th
9:30pm – 10:15pm
Spin Street Stage,
The Shops at Mohegan Sun
IN DETAIL: Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings, presented in collaboration with Spin Street, is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows guests to get up-close-and-personal with some of the world’s biggest entertainers.  Whether it’s an up-and-coming band, well-known comedian or chart-topping musician, a Signings & Sightings event provides artists with an exciting opportunity to share their latest work in an interactive way with fans.  Spin Street, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, offers a variety of music, movies and entertainment memorabilia with special signing merchandise available for each Signings & Sightings event.

ABOUT JON LESTER: Jon Lester is a hard throwing left handed pitcher who in his short career in the big leagues has already netted him a world championship and two All-Star selections.  His overall ERA is 3.52 with his post season ERA checking in at a 2.57. He also has over 800 strikeouts in his 5 seasons in the Majors and was a 19 game winner in 2010.
ABOUT FELIX DOUBRONT: Felix Doubront is a young professional baseball pitcher who, in just the last couple of years, has gotten his shot to prove his talent at the highest level.  The Venezuelan-born lefty had a 3.65 ERA with 533 strikeouts in the minors from 2005 – 2011.  He started the 2012 season as the 4th man in the rotation on the big league club with hopes of making a big mark this season.


ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.

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Mohegan Sun Presents The One And Only, Shaquille O’Neal, For A Special Signings & Sightings

Future Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neal, takes part in a Signings & Sightings event on Sunday, April 15th
WHAT: Basketball fans will be in the presence of greatness when Shaquille O’Neal takes part in anexclusive Signings & Sightings event in The Shops at Mohegan Sun on Sunday, April 15th.

*Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to time restrictions, only specified m
WHEN: Sunday, April 15therchandise will be signed. No sports memorabilia will be signed.
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Spin Street Stage,
The Shops at Mohegan Sun
IN DETAIL: Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings, presented in collaboration with Spin Street, is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows guests to get up-close-and-personal with some of the world’s biggest entertainers.  Whether it’s an up-and-coming band, well-known comedian or chart-topping musician, a Signings & Sightings event provides artists with an exciting opportunity to share their latest work in an interactive way with fans.  Spin Street, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, offers a variety of music, movies and entertainment memorabilia with special signing merchandise available for each Signings & Sightings event.
ABOUT SHAQUILLE O’NEAL: Shaquille O’Neal is widely regarded as one of the most dominant athletes of all time as well as one of the greatest centers in professional basketball history. O’Neal, a graduate of Louisiana State University, is one of the few pro players ever to reach the Finals with three different teams (Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat). He started his career with the Orlando Magic in 1992 and finished it with the Boston Celtics, retiring last year after 19 memorable seasons.  During his career, “Shaq” would produce some of the most staggering numbers of any player to grace the hardwood as well as amassing countless accolades. He was named an all-star 15 times, a member of four professional Championship teams, 2-time scoring champ, 1992-1993 “Rookie of the Year” honors and holds claim to the 6th most total points in history with 28,596. O’Neal can now be seen regularly alongside colleagues and former basketball stars Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and host Ernie Johnson on TNT’s Inside the NBA.

ABOUT MOHEGAN SUN: Mohegan Sun, owned by the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, is one of the largest, most distinctive and spectacular entertainment, gaming, shopping and dining destinations in the United States.  Situated on 185 acres along the Thames River in scenic southeastern Connecticut, Mohegan Sun is within easy access of New York, Boston, Hartford and Providence and located 15 minutes from the museums, antique shops and waterfront of Mystic Country.  More information is available by calling 1.888.226.7711 or visiting mohegansun.com.
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Boston Sports Legends Dave Cowens, Andre Tippett, Lou Merloni And Terry O’Reilly Join Special Signings & Sightings

Mohegan Sun will host four days of exclusive autograph signings beginning April 15th
Last year, Mohegan Sun featured an exclusive week-long Massachusetts themed Signings & Sightings series that hosted star-studded personalities like Lenny Clarke, Dwight Evans and Bill Walton.  This spring, Mohegan Sun is doing it again with a great new lineup of celebrities, set to kick off on Friday, April 15th and continuing on through Monday, April 18th.  The signings will take place on the Spin Street Stage in The Shops at Mohegan Sun and will feature WEEI radio personality and former Red Sox player Lou Merloni, Hall of Famer and Celtics great Dave Cowens, New England Patriots Hall of Famer Andre Tippett and Boston Bruins great, Terry O’Reilly. All Signings & Sightings events are free and open to the public. 
LOU MERLONI, FRIDAY, APRIL 15TH, 3:00PM – 4:00PM
Framingham, Massachusetts own, Lou Merloni, is a former college baseball standout for Providence College who still holds several single-season and career records for the now-defunct Friars baseball team.  Also a Cape League Hall of Famer, Merloni joined his hometown team, the Boston Red Sox in 1998 and remained with the organization through 2003.  After his playing days, Merloni stayed in the Boston scene by becoming a regular guest on various WEEI sports radio shows, most notably “The Big Show” with host Glenn Ordway.  His insight, knowledge and candor on all sports, especially baseball, is one of the main factors that contributed to him recently being named the regular co-host with Mike Mutnansky on the all-new “Mut & Merloni,” show which airs weekdays from 10:00am – 2:00pm. 
Lou will also be on hand prior to this signing, broadcasting his mid-day show with Mutnansky from 10:00am – 2:00pm in the Wolf Den.
DAVE COWENS, SATURDAY, APRIL 16th, 6:00PM–7:00PM
A two-time World Champion and seven-time All-Star, Dave Cowens played ten seasons for the Boston Celtics. In addition to being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, Cowens was also selected to the NBA 50th Anniversary All-Time Team in 1996. Following his playing career, Cowens spent time as a head coach with NBA teams such as the then, Charlotte Hornets and the Golden State Warriors, and the Chicago Sky of the WNBA. An avid golfer, Cowens currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
ANDRE TIPPETT, SUNDAY, APRIL 17TH, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Andre Tippett played all of his 11 seasons for the New England Patriots from 1982-1993.  The Hall of Fame linebacker was selected to five Pro Bowls and also holds the Patriots franchise record for sacks with 100.  Tippett had his most dominant years from 1984-1985 where he recorded an incredible 35 total sacks.  That number stands as the highest two-season sack total by a linebacker in NFL history.   Tippett was the NFL’s “Linebacker of the Year” for 3 straight seasons in the late 80s and was also named to the NFL’s 1980s All-Decade Team.   Tippett currently serves as the New England Patriots’ Executive Director of Community Affairs.
TERRY O’REILLY, MONDAY, APRIL 18TH, 6:00-7:00PM
Terry O’Reilly is a retired NHL right winger, who played for the Boston Bruins for the entirety of his incredible career.  He was a hard working player recognized largely for his tough play and team first mentality.  He would finish his career after 13 seasons with 204 goals, 402 assists.  The Bruins deservingly retired O’Reilly’s #24 jersey in 2002.  It hangs next to friend, former teammate, and Hall of Famer and fellow Boston Bruins legend, Ray Bourque in the TD Banknorth Garden.
Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings, presented in collaboration with Spin Street, is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows guests to get up-close-and-personal with some of the world’s biggest entertainers.  Whether it’s an up-and-coming band, well-known comedian or chart-topping musician, a Signings & Sightings event provides artists with an exciting opportunity to share their latest work in an interactive way with fans.  Spin Street, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, offers a variety of music, movies and entertainment memorabilia with special signing merchandise available for each Signings & Sightings event. Visit mohegansun.com for more information.

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Mohegan Sun Ups The Ante With A Special Week-Long Signings & Sightings

Lenny Clarke, Bob Cousy, Dwight Evans, Bill Walton and more take part in exclusive signings at Mohegan Sun from April 18th-24th
An exclusive, week long Signings & Sightings event is set to take place at Mohegan Sun.   A great lineup of celebrities will take part in this free personal appearance and signing that includes Lenny Clarke, Bob Cousy, Kelley Tuthill, Dwight Evans, Jasper White, Fred Lynn, Bill Walton, Troy Brown and John Hannah.  This special Signings & Sightings will take place on the Spin Street Stage in The Shops at Mohegan Sun from Sunday, April 18th through Saturday, April 24th.  All Signings & Sightings events are free and open to the public. 
LENNY CLARKE, SUNDAY, APRIL 18th, 6:00PM–7:00PM
When it comes to Boston bred comedians, few hold more acclaim and likeability then that of Lenny Clarke.  Like many great comedians of his time including friends Denis Leary and Steven Wright, Clarke made his rounds in the Boston comedy scene during the 70s and 80s, quickly making a name for himself.  He went on to land his own sitcom Lenny in 1990 while also starring in TV shows Contest Searchlight, The Job and It’s All Relative.  Clarke played roles in the feature films Stuck On You in 2003 and Fever Pitch in 2005.  You can currently catch Clarke on the hit FX drama Rescue Me starring alongside Denis Leary.
BOB COUSY, MONDAY, APRIL 19th, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Long before Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish immortalized their names as legendary Boston Celtics; Bob Cousy was the first truly celebrated player of the most storied NBA franchise in history.  Cousy is widely regarded as the first great point guard in the NBA.  By 1956, after five stellar seasons with the Celtics and consecutive play-off appearances, Cousy would be joined by teammates Tom Heinsohn, K.C. Jones and the center Bill Russell.  The confluence of stars spawned six consecutive championship titles.  Cousy retired at the end of the 1963 season capping off an amazing thirteen year career where he averaged 18.4 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game and 7.5 assists per game as well as eight assist titles, one regular season MVP honor, 13 All-Star selections and 12 All-NBA First Team selections. 
KELLEY TUTHILL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21st, 5:00PM–6:00PM
Kelley Tuthill is an award-winning reporter who currently can be seen as the co-anchor on the weekend edition of NewsCenter 5’s EyeOpener newscasts airing on Boston’s WCVB-TV.  Her story is without question a courageous one, as while being a devoted mother, wife and news reporter, Kelley is also an inspiring breast cancer survivor; a fight that she chronicled from beginning to end through a personal diary on TheBostonChannel.com.  As an integral member of the WCVB-TV family, Tuthill has covered everything from the 2000 Presidential recount in Florida and the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. to the 2004 Boston Red Sox historic run in the World Series.  Kelley Tuthill is a prominent fixture in the Boston media landscape as well local Bostonian’s homes.
CHEF JASPER WHITE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21st, 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Jasper began his culinary conquest in New York at the Culinary Institute of America.  After graduating, he worked in New York, Florida, California and Montana before settling in Boston, Massachusetts in 1979.  It was here that Jasper helped shape the new direction of the Boston restaurant scene of that time.  His immense cooking knowledge and experience, combined with the studying of historical and cultural traits of New England food ways, have branded him a trusted authority on New England foods, most notably seafood.
DWIGHT EVANS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21st, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Dwight Evans spent all but one year of his Major League Baseball career with the Boston Red Sox from 1972-1990.  Known early as an incredible defensive talent in the outfield, Evans claimed eight Gold Glove Awards.  In his 20-year career he batted .272 with 385 home runs, 1,384 RBI, 1,470 runs and 2,446 hits.  During the second half of Evans outstanding career, his batting improved greatly.  From 1980 -1989, Evans hit more home runs (256) than any player in the American League as well as leading the A.L. in extra base hits over the same time frame.  He is one of the most impressive outfielders in Red Sox history, deservingly placing him in the Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2000. 
FRED LYNN, THURSDAY, APRIL 22nd, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Fred Lynn is one of the greatest baseball players of all-time playing six remarkable seasons with the Red Sox from 1974 – 1980. He won the “Most Valuable Player” award and “Rookie of the Year” honors in his first season; the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to ever achieve both feats.  He batted .308, hit 124 home runs and grabbed 521 RBI in his illustrious tenure with the Boston Red Sox.  He went on to play ten more seasons in the big leagues and finished with a career .283 batting average and 388 home runs.  Flynn was elected into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2002.
BILL WALTON, FRIDAY, APRIL 23rd, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Walton, in his prime, was one of the NBA’s most dominant centers to ever play the game.  He first came to prominence playing NCAA ball and winning three consecutive “College Player of the Year” Awards.  He was also part of three National Championships at UCLA in the early 70s.   In his last National Championship game, a win over Florida State in 1973, Walton made an amazing 21 of 22 field goals, scoring 44 points.  Some regard this as the greatest offensive performance in American college basketball history.  After nearly ten years in the NBA and winning a National Championship, a Finals MVP award and a regular season MVP award, Walton signed on with Larry Bird and the Celtics in the 1985-86 season.  During this season, Walton would be awarded the “NBA Sixth Man” Award, making him the first-ever player who throughout his career won an NBA finals MVP, a regular season MVP and an NBA Sixth Man Award.
TROY BROWN AND JOHN HANNAH, SATURDAY, APRIL 24th, 6:00PM-7:00PM
Perhaps no New England Patriot in recent memory strikes more fond memories in the hearts of fans than that of Troy Brown.  He is New England’s all-time franchise leader in receptions and was a big part of capturing three Super Bowl victories in the past decade. Brown’s best year came in 2001 where he and Tom Brady connected for 101 receptions rendering Brown 1,199 yards and 5 touchdowns as well as his first trip to the Pro Bowl.  That same year, Brown returned a punt for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Championship Game that proved to be the game’s winning score.  It was big moments like these that made Brown a legend throughout New England.
John Hannah is best known in Boston as the hard fighting offensive lineman who played his entire career for the New England Patriots from 1973-1985.  In 1991, Hannah graced the cover of Sports Illustrated and was pegged as the “Best Offensive Lineman of All Time.”  A Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee in 1991, Hannah played in 9 Pro Bowls and made the All-AFC team ten times in his career.  He was also part of an elite crop of former players named to the NFL All-Decade Team for both the 70s and 80s.  He is on the NFL 75th All-Time Anniversary Team, listed as the #1 guard on the team.  Hannah’s excellence on the field has certainly carried over to off the field, as he is currently a managing partner for John Hannah & Associates; a leadership Development & Training System aimed at supplying the tools for improved organizational leadership and teambuilding.
Mohegan Sun’s Signings & Sightings, presented in collaboration with Spin Street, is a one-of-a-kind experience that allows guests to get up-close-and-personal with some of the world’s biggest entertainers.  Whether it’s an up-and-coming band, well-known comedian or chart-topping musician, a Signings & Sightings event provides artists with an exciting opportunity to share their latest work in an interactive way with fans.  Spin Street, located in The Shops at Mohegan Sun, offers a variety of music, movies and entertainment memorabilia with special signing merchandise available for each Signings & Sightings event. Visit mohegansun.com for more information.

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