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Multifaceted Reality Rally Has No Shortage of Story Lines

Monday, January 26, 2015 9:00 PM

TEMECULA - The fifth edition of Reality Rally, set for April 10-11, is fast approaching. The two-day event is an "Amazing Race" style game will host more than 120 reality television stars from 40 television shows and includes red carpet parties and an outdoor festival featuring the Celebrity Chefs Showcase.

Led by reality television show personality Gillian Larson ("Survivor: Gabon"), the event is conducted completely to benefit Michelle's Place, Breast Cancer Resource Center and afford regional reality televisions fans the opportunity to meet some of their favorite personalities.

As a trusted media outlet, we wanted to offer you some possible story ideas to get the ball rolling for you and for us. We rely heavily on press coverage and the more people that hear, read and view stories about this special event, the better we are able to help Michelle's Place.

Possible Story Ideas:
• There's no doubt that a feature story on Temecula resident Gillian Larson ("Survivor: Gabon"), who created the event not long on her appearance on the CBS hit television show, would be a great piece. Larson hustles every day to make this event a success, from sponsorships to donation requests to recruiting reality stars. Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, the 60something year old is a dynamo in the community and at fundraising events all over the country. Her infectious energy has led her to becoming a motivational speaker. More information about Gillian can be found at

• We think readers would enjoy reading or hearing about our event beneficiary, Michelle's Place, Breast Cancer Resource Center. Established by her family after 26-year-old Michelle Watson was killed by breast cancer, the family embarked on a mission of service to make it better for others touched by this unrelenting disease. The result is a place where others can get the help they need during a most trying and challenging fight for their lives. For more information on Michelle's Place, visit Michelle's Place website.

• Our television reality stars hail from all parts of the country, most likely one or more may live in your coverage area. Many are currently raising the necessary funds to make a donation to Reality Rally, which is required in order to participate in the event. A story about one of our stars' quest to raise the money to attend this year's event would interest your readers/listeners/viewers and would greatly help our cause. We can arrange interviews with any of the stars already signed up (visit, just ask! 

• New this year is the Reality Rally Festival and subsequently celebrity chefs (‘Hell's Kitchen,' ‘Chopped,' ‘Cutthroat Kitchen,' ‘MasterChef') will compete in the second annual Celebrity Chefs Showcase. Three chefs will pair up randomly to compete against the other teams of chefs until a winner is crowned. Considering the popularity of cuisine television shows and boom in "foodies," there are a ton of good story ideas here.

Of course, we can accommodate nearly every request you may have for a possible story and appreciate your consideration of our event for early coverage. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or requests you may have. For more information on Reality Rally, please visit

When: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Red Carpet Celebrity Parade of Stars and Feeling Lucky Casino Fundraiser (Wilson Creek Winery); 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Reality Rally Race (Temecula City Hall Square, Old Town Temecula); 4 to 9 p.m. Reality Rally Festival (Temecula City Hall Square)
Venues: Wilson Creek Winery, 35960 Rancho California Road, Temecula; Temecula City Hall Square, 41000 Main St., Temecula

Tickets: $25 (presale), $30 (door) for the Red Carpet Celebrity Parade of Stars and Feeling Lucky Casino Fundraiser at Wilson Creek Winery; $10 for Reality Rally Festival and Celebrity Chef Showcase; $1,000 Reality Rally Pass (includes admission into the game, lodging, entrance to all events and more.

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