Re-Live History

With Inspired Events at the George W. Bush Presidential Center

With the recent opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, North Texas now has one more thing to boast about…and Dallas acquires one of the country’s premier museums! The Bush Presidential Center, founded by the Bush family and supported by some of the most elite executive donors across the country, is located on the Southern Methodist University campus and offers two distinct venues for corporate entertainment—The Bush Museum and The Bush Institute…

The Center can serve as an inspirational backdrop for corporate meetings and special events that are sure to be remembered for years to come. As guests enter the magnificent rotunda that features a video of the country’s most memorable moments in history, they will be captivated by the impressive display of gifts from dignitaries and royalty from around the world—a perfect setting to recognize valued customers or motivate top performance.

Proceeding to the Exhibit Hall, the Bush Family Legacy comes to life as guests can trace the origin and progression of the 43rd President’s life-changing decisions and the life’s path that history is sure to analyze, scrutinize and celebrate for years to come. From the moments leading up to 9/11 and the declaration of war to the heart-wrenching aftermath of Katrina, commentary is provided that walks guests through the minute-to-minute details surrounding some of this country’s most polarizing events in history.

While the visuals provided throughout the exhibit area tell a story of heroism, resilience and patriotism, guests are invited to occupy the seat of the highest office in the land as they enter an exact replica of the Oval Office—a photo opportunity that guests are sure to treasure. This experience is further enhanced as guests’ view archives of books and periodicals that highlight an Office that has earned the respect and admiration of countries from around the world.

George W. Bush Presidential Center

In an extended effort to preserve the sanctity of the Oval Office, President and Mrs. Bush founded The Bush Institute, a public policy center providing information and demonstrating principals that have shaped the lives of the Bush family in the public eye. The Institute was built with the mission of advancing freedom by sharing opportunities for individuals at home and across the globe while using leading research to develop and implement policies that offer practical solutions to pressing problems in the country and abroad. Engaging in Economic Growth, Education Reform, Global Health, Human Freedom, Military Service Initiative and Women’s Initiative, the Bushes have provided a remarkable opportunity here in Dallas to leave an imprint on the nation’s historical landscape, and North Texas is honored to serve as home to the George W. Bush Presidential Center. From the state-of-the-art auditorium to the magnificent views of the city from the banquet hall, a corporate event hosted at the Center will be remembered, and relived, for years to come…

London’s Calling

According to Harris Poll’s annual survey, over one-third of U.S. adults who follow at least one sport (34%) say pro football is their favorite sport, beating out baseball (16%) and college football (11%) by a wide margin. In separate findings, the NFL asserts that fan interest in the United Kingdom has risen by 32 percent over the last two years.

As pro football’s popularity surges in the U.S. and abroad, the NFL International Series is doubling the pleasure for fans across the pond … as well as Americans in search of the sports trip of a lifetime. London’s Wembley Stadium, which hosted its first International Series game between the New York Giants and the Miami Dolphins in 2007, will open its gates to NFL fans twice during the 2013 season.

On September 29, the Minnesota Vikings will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first of the two-game series. Less than a month later, on October 27, the Jacksonville Jaguars will serve as the designated home team to the San Francisco 49ers, who, as you know, came within five yards of winning Super Bowl XLVII.

The possibility of not one, but two, opportunities to attend an NFL game on their own side of the Atlantic Ocean has to be welcome news for the millions of Europeans who stayed up well past midnight to tune in for the Super Bowl broadcast. The 2013 International Series’ two-game schedule also provides yet another avenue for the NFL and four of its teams to grow their fan bases, and their brands, on a more global basis.

The big winner could turn out to be the Jacksonville Jaguars, who signed on to play four games in London between this season and the 2016 NFL campaign. Given the opportunity to share its business, tourism, lifestyle and team profiles with an international audience over the next four years, it’s bound to pay tremendous dividends for the Jaguars, as well as the NFL.

“Our goal is to continue to grow the game, and this commitment by the Jacksonville Jaguars represents a major step forward in our international efforts,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in making this season’s International Series announcement. “We have had a tremendously positive reaction to our sport in the U.K., and we’re excited that the Jaguars are seizing this opportunity to raise the profile for the team as well as the Jacksonville community.”

With a pair of NFL games scheduled for Wembley Stadium this season, the spotlight also will be shining brightly on the city of London and all its charms.

From Buckingham Palace to Piccadilly Circus—and all the fabled castles, cathedrals, towers and bridges in between—there’s a plethora of reasons why London is England’s most-visited city, not to mention one of the world’s leading tourism destinations. And, as the 2012 Olympic Games will attest, it plays a jolly good host to world-class sporting events.

From Big Ben (Roethlisberger) to Big Ben (the Clock Tower at the Palace of Westminster), the 2013 NFL International Series presents the perfect “bucket list” adventure for American football fans who are eager to combine a love of travel with their favorite pastime. As well as for the growing number of NFL fans who reside on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.