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July 11, 2013 12:57 ET

Jerry Rice Fans to Design His Official Website: NFL Hall-of-Famer Teams With Wix in $10,000 Contest

NFL Hall of Famer and Dancing With the Stars Alum Asks Fans to Design His Official Website Using Wix's Beautiful, Code-Free Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - July 11, 2013) -  Popular HTML5 web publishing platform Wix.com and NFL superstar Jerry Rice today announced the launch of their $10,000 "Jerry Rice Design-Off" contest. The competition offers Rice's fans worldwide the opportunity to design the Hall of Famer's official website using Wix's drag-and-drop website builder. The winner will be chosen later this month.

Rice decided it was to time to develop his official website and wanted to tap into the love and dedication of his legion of fans to help him do it. To accomplish this, Rice teamed up with Wix to launch the web design competition. Wix provides advanced design tools for simplifying web creation, and allows millions of users to create, publish and host beautiful websites without needing any technical skills.

"As my career has evolved from football to dancing to broadcast, one constant has been the tremendous support and dedication of my fans," said Rice. "Who better to help me design my website than the fans who know me best. Thanks to Wix and their technology, we can give fans with no web design experience the chance to create an amazing website." Wix is the choice of over 35 million users worldwide, with over 1.3 million new users joining each month. Since their launch in 2008, Wix has offered innovative solutions allowing entrepreneurs, small businesses, organizations and individuals the technology to design stunning, effective, and professional websites.

"An awesome, visually striking website is a must-have asset for every business, venture or brand, and a superstar of Jerry's caliber deserves nothing less," said Omer Shai, Vice President of Marketing at Wix. "Wix is about empowering users to take control of their online presence, shape it exactly as they envisioned with total creative freedom. With 'The Jerry Rice Design-off,' we let Rice's biggest fans team up with their idol for a chance to win $10,000 and bragging rights for designing his official website."

To participate in the contest visit: http://www.designforjerry.com

About Wix: 
Wix.com offers cutting-edge web technology that enables users to design, manage and host free websites without having to learn to design or code. Built on a freemium business model, Wix earns its revenues through premium upgrades that allow users to connect their sites to their own domains, remove Wix branding, add e-commerce capabilities and more.

Founded in 2006 by brothers Avishai and Nadav Abrahami and Giora (Gig) Kaplan, Wix.com set out to revolutionize the web by providing everyone the ability to easily create beautiful websites. Wix is backed by investors Insight Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital. Wix headquarters are in Tel Aviv, with offices in San Francisco, New York and Dnepropetrovsk.

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