Thursday, August 30, 2012

Duane Reade and the Bryan Brothers #DRNesquik

I've always been a fan of chocolate milk. Even to this day I indulge in the cold and sweet beverage from time to time. Chocolate milk is comforting and of course who doesn't love the delicious chocolate-y taste too? Nesquik has always been my chocolate milk brand of choice.

When I had the chance to attend a Duane Reade event to meet the Bryan brothers, who have won a gold medal in tennis in the Olympic games, of course I was interested! It was sponsored by Nesquik and I've always been interested in tennis. How can you go wrong when combining tennis and Nesquik? I secretly hoped I'd be able to meet the Nesquik bunny too!

The van that's filled with chocolate goodness!

If you didn't already know, Nesquik recently partnered with the Bryan Brothers. The partnership was a smart choice and made sense. Mike and Bob Bryan grew up drinking Nesquik. They still regularly drink it as an athletic recovery beverage after their workouts. It has the perfect balance of protein and carbs to help them after their intense tennis matches.

As part of the Nesquik/Bryan Brothers partnership, Bob and Mike Bryan participated in a few events in NYC. The event that I went to took place at a large Duane Reade on 51st and 6th avenue, in Manhattan. The Bryan brothers were there for a meet and greet with their fans, and to sign autographs. There was a Nesquik sampling going on too. I, of course had to sample the drink. Since it was a hot day that day, the cool beverage was very refreshing. Myself and a few other Duane Reade bloggers were there to interview the brothers and get the latest scoop about them! The line grew longer and longer with their fans waiting for the chance to say hello.

Me and the Nesquik Bunny. I love him!

Check out the Duane Reade bloggers and staff with the Bryan Brothers!

I had a chance to ask them a few questions. I asked them what they would be doing if they were not playing tennis. They said they would most likely be focusing on their music career, since they play music on the side when they are not playing tennis. I had no idea they were into music and I thought that was really interesting.

Other bloggers had the chance to hold their gold medal, but I didn't have the chance to. How cool!

Me interviewing the Bryan Brothers.

All of us enjoyed ourselves when taking pictures with the Nesquik bunny and the Bryan Brothers. Both Mike and Bob were very nice and down to earth. I enjoyed speaking with them.

The only thing missing is the Bunny's autograph!

Later on that day, they participated in a charity table-tennis tournament at SPIN, which is a ping pong clubhouse co-owned by actress Susan Sarandon, against New York City firefighters to raise funds for the FDNY Foundation. They won the tournament and Nesquik donated $25,000 to the FDNY Foundation which supports fire prevention and health and wellness programs! That is amazing and very generous.

I had never previously been to Spin. It was exciting to see all of the FDNY firefighters competing for a great cause. There was a lot of action going on and my eyes darted from table to table, watching the games.

I had a great time and it was truly exciting to meet the Bryan Brothers. Thanks to Duane Reade for coordinating this.

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Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ #CBias #SocialFabric #DRNesquik All opinions and views are 100% my own.

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