Scotland's Rangers Teams Up with GoldenPalace.com to host next Charity Shootout Tour Stop!

Rangers announces that it is to host the next Tour Stop on the GoldenPalace.com sponsored Charity Shootout World Tour, starring the famous ball that David Beckham sent rocketing over the crossbar during England's Euro 2004 quarterfinal defeat by Portugal.

GLASGOW, UK, 04 March 2005 -- Online casino GoldenPalace.com has teamed up yet another top UK football club for the latest Tour Stop on its Charity Shootout World Tour (www.CharityShootout.com).

Rangers Star Player Stevie Thompson (photographed) joined in the official launch at Rangers Training Ground on Friday 04 March, surrounded by a mass of media attention including the Daily Record, Daily Star of Scotland, the Scottish Daily Express and the Scottish Daily Mirror.

Rangers' Ibrox stadium will host the event during half time of the home game against Dundee United, due to take place on 12 April 2005. Rangers and GoldenPalace.com share the fundraising goal of raising money for the Rangers Charity Foundation from SMS text entries to the Charity Shootout competition.

The Rangers hosted Charity Shootout competition will be the fifth on GoldenPalace.com's World Tour. The first Tour Stop was in Poland, when $160,000 was raised for charity. In December 2004, successful UK Charity Shootout Tour Stops were hosted by Aston Villa and Crystal Palace to benefit the NSPCC. Last month, GoldenPalace.com teamed up another palace, Wolverhampton (Wolves), aka Molineux Part 'The Golden Palace', to raise money for Tsunami Relief.

"We're excited to be working with Rangers on this latest Tour Stop of The Ball's Charity Shootout Word Tour", said GoldenPalace.com CEO Mr Richard Rowe. "GoldenPalace.com has a legacy of fundraising initiatives. We look forward to raising money to benefit the Rangers Charity Foundation and adding this to the list of good causes that GoldenPalace.com has benefited."

Three competition contestants, randomly selected from entries, will win a day of VIP treatment at Ibrox Stadium for themselves and a guest, including the opportunity to meet star players and receive signed goodies. The contestants will then have a shot at kicking for 100,000!

To enter the contest, entrants can send a text message with the word GOLDENPALACE to 87149. Alternatively, they can post a valid UK address and daytime phone number to GoldenPalace.com Charity Shootout, Host: Rangers Football Club, PO Box 71, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN1 1XW, United Kingdom. Entries for the Prize draw must be received no later than midnight GMT, 03 April 2005.

The cost of each SMS text message is 1.50. The Telecom provider will receive a percentage of proceeds to cover telecommunications services. Event sponsor Golden Palace will give 100% of the remaining net proceeds, less any marketing costs associated with the football club. Golden Palace guarantees at least 15 pence from each message will go to the Rangers Charity Foundation, Registered Charity Number SC033287. This competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18.




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