SOURCE: Hall of Fame Beverages

January 18, 2011 08:00 ET

Where's "Grand Ma Ma?"

Great Anticipation as Former NBA Great Larry Johnson Stars in New TV Commercial Launching "Grand Ma Ma Sweet Southern Tea"; Major Network to Debut Commercial

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 18, 2011) - Hall of Fame Beverages, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HFBG) -- As his "Sweet Southern Tea" hits stores across the country, former NBA star Larry Johnson is also set to debut a new commercial featuring his famed alter-ego, "Grand Ma Ma." 

The commercial, which was produced by Los Angeles based Slappystudios (slappystudios.com), will soon debut on a major television network.

"Grand Ma Ma is itching to come out and promote 'Sweet Southern Tea,'" said Larry Johnson. "I'll soon have some news on where and when it will debut but until then it's between me and Grand Ma Ma."

The first in a new line of beverages by Mr. Johnson, "Grand Ma Ma's Sweet Southern Tea" is currently available in select areas nationwide. Another beverage, "Atomic Dogg Super Soda," will soon be available for distribution.

Inspired by the sweet tea from his childhood in Texas and from the famous character created in his series of commercials for Converse, Johnson's "Grand Ma Ma's Sweet Southern Tea" comes in sweetened natural flavors reminiscent of the cool refreshment from hot summer afternoons sitting on the porch at his grandmother's home.

"Atomic Dogg Super Soda" is an enhanced carbonated soda and will come in strawberry lemonade flavor. Both beverages will be supported by a national media and publicity tour featuring the former college and NBA great.

In recently announcing the launch of his beverage line Mr. Johnson said, "These beverages are a slam dunk for those looking for a refreshing southern style tea or a thirst-quenching and flavorful water. It's an exciting new endeavor for me and I'm looking forward to spreading the word across the U.S. as we expand our distribution."

Production of the two beverages is based in Tampa, Florida. The beverages are being marketed and distributed by Hall of Fame Beverages, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HFBG), who recently entered into an agreement with Biagio Cru and Estate Wines, of Roslyn Heights, Long Island.

"This commercial will help drive not only consumers to our beverage but also assist with our extensive distribution efforts," said Steve Hendricks, CEO of Hall of Fame Beverages, Inc. "In fact, we are already moving forward with a number of buyers including Foodtown."

Samples and images of Grand Ma Ma's Sweet Southern Tea
are available @ our on line store

About Hall of Fame Beverages

Hall of Fame Beverages, Inc. (www.halloffamebeverages.com) is a new lifestyle company dedicated to building long-term success through the creation, manufacture, distribution, and marketing of innovative non-alcoholic beverages recognized for their fresh, standout brand identities that rise above the plethora of average products. Hall of Fame Beverages is a team of visionary and seasoned beverage industry executives who intend to leverage their expertise and their established resources in beverage commerce to make Hall of Fame Beverages one of the industry's big winners via its signature brands Atomic Dogg Super Soda and Grand Ma Ma's Sweet Southern Tea.

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