Giant Eagle to host pre-game event with former Buckeye Beanie Wells; free Velvet Ice Cream samples

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Aug. 29, 2014 - PRLog -- Utica, OH – As The Ohio State Buckeyes gear up to beat Virginia Tech’s Hokies, Velvet Ice Cream and Giant Eagle have teamed up to help fans get their tailgate off to an especially delicious start. Just before the game, fans are invited to a special pre-game event featuring FREE samples of Velvet’s wildly popular Buckeye Classic Ice Cream and another Buckeye Classic: Former Ohio State running back, Beanie Wells.

Saturday, Sept. 6, from 1:30-3:30 p.m., fans can meet Wells in person at the Hilliard Giant Eagle, (4001 Britton Parkway Hilliard, OH 43026). Velvet Ice Cream will serve up FREE samples of its Buckeye Classic Ice Cream, which features peanut butter ice cream swirled with chocolate fudge and chocolate-covered peanut butter candies.

Former Buckeye #28, Chris “Beanie” Wells played for The Ohio State University Buckeyes from 2006-2008 as a standout all-American and the 2008 all-season team MVP.  A 2009 first-round NFL draft pick, Wells played for the Arizona Cardinals and is now free agent.

This year, Velvet Ice Cream celebrates its 100th anniversary with a myriad of specials and events.  Founded in 1914 by Joseph Dager, four generations of Dagers have since run the company, which is located in Utica, Ohio on 25 acres of the perfect combination of wooded countryside and rolling, pastoral farmland.  Still family-owned and operated, Velvet produces and distributes more than five million gallons of ice cream every year from its headquarters on the grounds of Ye Olde Mill.  Ye Olde Mill also houses an ice cream and milling museum, a restaurant, playground, picnic area and catch-and-release fish pond.

Named by Frommer's as one of America’s 10 Best Ice Cream Factory Tours, Velvet's Ye Olde Mill welcomes 150,000 visitors each year for tours, tastings and events. The annual Ice Cream Festival (May 23-25, 2015), group tour experiences and school learning field trips are among the many draws to Ye Olde Mill, which is open to the public May 1-October 31.  Complete information about Velvet Ice Cream and Ye Olde Mill is available The Twitter hashtag #Velvets100th will help consumers share and follow stories of Velvet Ice Cream's 100th Anniversary.


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