Time Warner Cable today announced that football fans across New York City can interact with Victor Cruz at appearances the New York Giants star wide receiver will make in Queens in July as part of the release of his new memoir, Victor Cruz: Out of the Blue. Time Warner Cable is bringing Cruz to the Queens Theatre on July 13 for an interactive discussion with the audience about the book, which details his personal story of overcoming numerous life setbacks. On July 20, the company has arranged for Cruz to hold a book signing event at the Queens Center Mall near the Time Warner Cable store.
Time Warner Cable will provide the first several hundred people at each event with a complimentary copy of Victor Cruz: Out of the Blue.
“Victor Cruz is one of the brightest stars in football and we’re excited that many of our customers will have the unique opportunity to interact with this incredible talent,” said John Quigley, Regional Vice President of Operations for Time Warner Cable for NYC. “These events are part of Time Warner Cable’s recommitment to local communities like Queens, where we’re making investments to improve our service and creating exciting events to help people enjoy better all the things they love to do.”
“Time Warner Cable is a great company that is committed to communities like Queens, which is why I’m so happy to partner with them,” said Cruz. “Queens is home to some of the country’s best sports fans and I can’t wait to come here and thank the people who have supported me and my team. I look forward to these Time Warner Cable events as they provide great venues for me to meet with fans and discuss some of the personal stories that I share in my book, Out of the Blue.”
New Yorkers interested in attending the free event at the Queens Theatre must first pre-register by visiting http://www.timewarnercablevictorcruz.eventbrite.com. A printout from this online reservation system is required as a ticket for entry. The venue will open at 1:30PM and guests will be treated to a lobby beverage service before Cruz takes the stage at approximately 2:30PM. The discussion will be moderated by Budd Mishkin, who is the host and reporter for NY1’s weekly profile series, “One On 1 with Budd Mishkin.” The event will conclude at 4PM.
Queens Theatre is located at Flushing Meadows Corona Park at 14 United Nations Avenue and, for those arriving by subway, the theatre will run shuttle buses from the Mets-Willets Point (Citifield) station before and after the event.
The book signing event on July 20 will take place from 5 – 7PM inside the Queens Center Mall on the Lower Level courtyard near the Time Warner Cable store. Prior to this date, Time Warner Cable will announce via its Twitter handle (@TWCable_NYC) that customers can visit the store to receive a wristband that gives them access to an express line on the day of the event.
The two events are part of Time Warner Cable’s “Enjoy Queens Better” campaign that are providing the borough with improved TV, Internet and home phone services, as well as better customer service. Enjoy Queens Better also includes a unique marketing campaign that celebrates the borough’s rich culture and diversity.
Time Warner Cable’s partnership with Cruz also includes a national “Enjoy Sports Better” advertising campaign, weekly segments on NY1 and NY1 Noticias during the football season, and programs that encourage kids to read, among other philanthropic initiatives.
The partnership with Cruz also includes online media including: Time Warner Cable’s YouTube channel, Twitter and English and Spanish Facebook pages, www.facebook.com/twc and www.facebook.com/micultura where fans will see the recently launched “Enjoy Sports Better” tab giving fans the opportunity to engage more deeply with the sports that they love.
Time Warner Cable’s New York City footprint serves over 1.3 million customers in four New York City boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties), and Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey.