Friday, August 10, 2007

Mayor Ravenstahl Wins the “Meet our Mayor” Contest

Won A Golf Ball and Expense-Paid Golf Getaway To Pittsburgh

Mayor Ravenstahl attended the American Society of Association Executives Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago Saturday and he went prepared with an old-fashioned sales hook to lure businesses and conventions to the city. Ravenstahl is widely known as an avid golfer, so the VisitPittsburgh booth offered attendees a chance to play a round of golf with the semi-celebrity mayor. Winners received a golf ball and had their name entered into a grand-prize drawing for an all-expense-paid golf holiday to our City of Bridges.

“We felt this was an excellent opportunity to showcase our wonderful city,” VisitPittsburgh spokesperson Craig Davis said. “We were all hoping the head of some real big corporation would win the trip.”

But the best laid plans sometimes do go awry, as Mayor Ravenstahl was hotter than hot out on the links. “He just couldn’t loose. There were hardly any winning names in the hat besides his own,” Davis lamented.

Those odds certainly worked in the young mayor’s favor: Pittsburgh’s Mayor Luke Ravenstahl had his own name drawn as the lucky winner of Pittsburgh’s “Meet our Mayor” contest! But since Ravenstahl is already very familiar with all of Pittsburgh’s golf courses, he felt it best to take his golf outing trip at the Koolau Golf Club in Hawaii instead.

This will be an exceptional chance for me to meet, greet and do business with the wonderful people of Hawaii,” Ravenstahl beamed. “In fact, it might be a first-rate idea to continue the “Meet our Mayor” contest there. You never know what big names we might be able to lure to our great city from that locale.”

1 comment:

Mayor is our Booby Prize said...

If the mayor really won a golf outing with hisself, I'd consider it a booby prize.

Very funny Ms. Pist. It'd be even funnier if there weren't just a wee shred of truth to it... he's such a self-absorbed ass.

Alas our Mayor's all abuzz, not about an increase in crime, not about pension debt, not about the storm damage within HIS city's limits, no!

He's abuzz about appearing in Esquire magazine.

Just knowing he's on the pages of Esquire puts my mind at ease. Now I know Pittsburgh is really "moving forward".