Friday, November 14 , 2008
DC ARMORY TO HOST NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WAREHOUSE SALE NOV 14-16
DC Sports and Entertainment Commission welcomes three-day event to Nation’s Capital
WASHINGTON, DC — First stop – Washington, DC. National Geographic returns to the DC Armory with truckloads of books, maps, globes, toys, clothing, luggage and more for its warehouse sale from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, November 14 through Sunday, November 16. Admission is free.
Fourteen tractor trailers will be loaded with almost everything that National Geographic has offered for sale in the past five years. Many of the items seen in National Geographic gift catalogs as well as 300 book titles will be available. Prices will be discounted up to 90 percent.
“This is a great event for the community and the Commission is pleased to be a part of it, said Erik Moses, Chief Executive Officer, DC Sports and Entertainment Commission. “A wide variety of unique items are for sale and the DC Armory has plenty of space and parking to accommodate bargain shoppers. This weekend is the perfect opportunity to get a jump on holiday shopping.”
New to the sale this year will be a display of framed prints of some of National Geographic’s best photographs, which are also available at the Web site www.printsNGS.com. Books alone will be 20 to 90 percent off list price.
“This year’s sale is one of the largest ever. We have more than 600 different products — that’s 250,000 of the best-quality books, maps, toys, puzzles, travel accessories and gifts from around the world,” said National Geographic’s Bill O’Donnell, director of operations. “Our warehouse sales attract both devoted fans of National Geographic and serious bargain hunters. There is something for everybody on your list, be they professional or amateur traveler, adventurer, scientist, gardener, history buff, photographer, animal lover, student or teacher. At our last sale, the showroom was virtually emptied of merchandise.”
Friday, November 14 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday, November 15 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, November 16 9 am – 5 pm
About DC Sports and Entertainment Commission (DCSEC)
The DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, an independent agency of the District of Columbia government founded in 1995, seeks to attract, present and host sporting, entertainment and special events in the Washington, DC area. The Commission is also responsible for the management and operation of Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and the DC Armory Complex.
About National Geographic
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to "increase and diffuse geographic knowledge," the Society works to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 300 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 8,000 scientific research projects and supports an education program combating geographic illiteracy.