HARRISBURG, PA – Bargain shoppers and NASCAR fans, the countdown is on for the grand opening of the newest Ollie’s Bargain Outlet store in Oswego. Bargain shoppers can explore unbeatable deals and 250 lucky fans will have the opportunity to meet NASCAR Superstar Kasey Kahne.
Folks should arrive plenty early for a chance to meet Kahne.
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., 250 tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis (limit one per person).
At 10 a.m., ticket holders will be able to meet and have their photo taken with Kahne, as well as have him autograph one piece of their own memorabilia.
“We are excited to open our sixteenth store in the great state of New York where the folks have been so good to us,” said Mark Butler, president and CEO of Ollie’s Bargain Outlet. “I couldn’t be prouder to have Kasey Kahne join our team at the grand opening. He’s a stand-up guy, a great friend, and a longtime partner of Ollie’s. We’re glad that NASCAR fans in the Oswego area will have the opportunity for to meet him at our grand opening.”
Kahne drives the No. 5 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports in the Sprint Cup Series. Kahne’s career began with a flash, earning him the 2004 Nextel Cup Series Rookie of the Year award. In 2014, Kahne finished 15th in the championship standings with three top-five finishes and 11 top-10s. Seven races in to the 2015 season, Kahne ranks fifth in the championship standings, with one top-five and three top-ten finishes. Kahne has 17 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series triumphs and 149 top ten finishes as he is gearing up for the Food City 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway on April 19.
“Ollie’s has been a great supporter of both my racing career and my foundation over the years, so I’m very happy to be here today and return the support,” said Kahne. “I’m especially excited to meet some of the country’s greatest NASCAR fans here in the Oswego area. Any day I get the chance to interact with fans is a great day for me.”
Ollie’s brings about 50-60 new jobs to the local community with each new store it opens, ranging from cashiers to assistant managers. Ollie’s employs over 4,500 associates in its 180 stores across 16 states east of the Mississippi.
For more information about Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, visit www.ollies.us.
About Ollie’s Bargain Outlet
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, Inc. founded in 1982, is one of America’s largest retailers of closeouts and salvage merchandise, offering real brands at real bargain prices.
Famous for its signature catch-phrase Good Stuff Cheap, Ollie’s has a huge variety of famous brand name merchandise in every department – food, books, housewares, toys, electronics, domestics, clothing, furniture, health and beauty, flooring, seasonal items and so much more – at up to 70 percent off the fancy store prices.