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El Dorado Hills, CA December 3, 2007 -- Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q® and the authors of University of Oklahoma Football: An Interactive Guide to the World of Sports have teamed up to raise money for The Bob Stoops Champions Foundation.

Enter the raffle at Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q® in Norman, OK with a suggested $1 donation to the Champions Foundation. Every time Rudy’s receives $250 in donations, they will draw a name and the winner will receive a copy of University of Oklahoma Football autographed by OU Football Head Coach Bob Stoops.

Authors Daniel Brush, David Horne, and Marc Maxwell are graduate students at the University of Oklahoma and crafted the concept for their new book series “Sports by the Numbers™” while dining at Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q® in Norman, OK, while enjoying some Real Texas Bar-B-Q™ and iced tea!

Doug Bates, manager for Rudy’s in Norman, OK, is looking forward to the raffle. “This is a great opportunity for our customers to win a really special gift, and we can help raise some money for a good cause at the same time. We see this as a win-win for everyone involved.”

Co-author Marc Maxwell agrees. “Coach Stoops was kind enough to write the Foreword to our book and also autograph 100 copies. We’re thrilled to work with one of our favorite hangouts, Rudy’s, and also give back to Coach Stoops and his Champions Foundation.”

The foundation was established in 2000 to assist organizations that help disadvantaged or ill children in the Norman and Oklahoma City areas. In addition to the raffle at Rudy’s, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book on the Sports by the Numbers™ website, www.sportsbythenumbers.com, will also be donated to the charity. For those interested in purchasing a copy of the book autographed by Coach Stoops, a limited number of copies are also available on the authors’ website.

University of Oklahoma Football, the first book in their Sports by the Numbers™ series, is composed of ten chapters, each offering one hundred numbered “mini-stories”—facts, anomalies, records, coincidences, and enthralling lore and trivia—each associated with a number from 1 through 1,000.

Head Coach Bob Stoops likes the book’s number concept and predicts, “Long-time Sooner fans will revel in the flood of memories that flow from these pages. You’ll think back to a defining moment—that favorite player, an afternoon next to the radio, or that special day at Owen Field. And the information contained here is so thorough that you’ll relive those memories many times.”

For additional information on the Rudy’s raffle and University of Oklahoma Football, contact Sarah Keeney or visit www.sportsbythenumbers.com

About Savas Beatie LLC:

Savas Beatie LLC is a leading military and general history publishing company.

About University of Oklahoma Football authors Daniel J. Brush, David Horne, and Marc CB Maxwell:

Daniel J. Brush is currently working on his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma. David Horne is a professional educator and former high school athletic director currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Oklahoma. Marc CB Maxwell is a Ph.D. student at the University of Oklahoma living in Wiesbaden, Germany. He is the author of the forthcoming Surviving Military Separation: 365 Days (Savas Beatie, November 2007).

About Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q®:

In the 1800’s, Max Aue developed the small community of Leon Springs, in the Texas Hill Country outside of San Antonio. In 1929, Max’s son, Rudolph, opened a gas station, garage and grocery store. In 1989, Bar-B-Q was added to the Country Store and Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q® was founded. Today, Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q®, has expanded throughout the southwest with the same original recipes that made Rudy’s Leon Springs famous.

Enter the raffle at Rudy’s:

3450 Chautauqua Avenue
Norman, OK 73072
Phone: 405-307-0552


Sarah Keeney, Marketing Director
Savas Beatie LLC
Email: sarahs@savasbeatie.com
Phone: 408-892-1316
Fax: 916-941-6895


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