Professional Athletes, Gin Blossoms, Soul Asylum, Rotman Auction and Sizzlin' Ribs Top the Menu for St. Louis Rib America Festivities


ST. LOUIS and WORCESTER, Mass., May 13, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Rib America (www.Rib in St. Louis has lined up a delectable menu of entertainment and taste treats for the entire family from May 22-25 at Soldiers' Memorial Plaza, downtown St. Louis. For one day only, professional athletes from the St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears will whet the appetites of sports fans as they make guest appearances to sign autographs at the All-Star Athlete Autograph Signing event, May 24, hosted by Rotman Auction, a leading sports and collectibles auction and event management company for Sales OnLine Direct (OTCBB:PAID). Blockbuster bands Gin Blossoms, Soul Asylum, Night Ranger, Cowboy Mouth and numerous others will be jammin' each night during the festivities to accent the succulent, finger-lickin' good ribs offered by America's top "Rib Masters."

Rib America is THE place to be as more than 100,000 people converge on downtown St. Louis to kick off the summer with a jam-packed weekend of award-winning barbequed ribs, challenging games for all ages and free live musical entertainment on the Budweiser True Music Stage.

Featuring Professional Athlete Autograph Signing

As a special feature at Rib America on Saturday, May 24, sports fans and autograph collectors will have the rare opportunity for a face-to-face meeting and an autograph from some of the region's favorite professional athletes during a special live autograph signing event on site at the Aggreko Autograph Pavilion from noon - 8 p.m.

Hurry and reserve your tickets now for a valuable autograph on the item of your choice from this select group of sports superstars:

-- GRANT WISTROM, the powerful St. Louis Rams defensive end and first-round draft pick who put on a stellar performance in the Super Bowl. Wistrom, hailing from nearby Nebraska, is one of the Rams' key players. Wistrom will be signing from 6 - 8 p.m., $25 per autograph;

-- MARC BULGER, a rising star as the St. Louis Rams' quarterback who posted 14 TDs and 1,800 yards in 2002. Bulger will be 3 - 5 p.m., $40.00 per autograph

-- JIMMY KENNEDY, this St. Louis Rams No. 1 draft pick and former Penn State star defensive tackle is one of the Rams' emerging talents. Kennedy has stacked up awards including All-Big 10 Defensive Lineman of the Year and All-America First Team standout. Kennedy will be signing from noon - 2 p.m., $20.00 per autograph

-- JUSTIN GAGE, the former University of Missouri Tigers wide receiver sensation, fan favorite and first team All-Big 12 performer who was recently drafted by the Chicago Bears. Gage will be signing from noon - 2 p.m., $10.00 per autograph

"The Rib America event is a fantastic combination of great food, rockin' live musical entertainment and all-around summer fun," said Rob Riggieri, Jr., Rotman Auction Celebrity Promotions director. "We're excited about partnering with Rib America to bring our Star Athlete Signing as one of the quality featured attractions for this first class event. We feel that Rib America is an ideal environment to bring together the area's best athletes so people of all ages, from starry-eyed pee-wee leaguers to seasoned sports fans, can meet them and relish the experience of receiving a personalized autograph from their favorite sports hero."

Autograph Ticket Orders

Don't miss this unique, limited opportunity! Only 500 tickets are available per athlete, so order your autograph tickets NOW!!! Tickets for autographs are on sale online at Tickets also may be purchased at the event on a cash-only basis. Ticket holders must be present during the specific athlete's signing time to claim their autograph.

Free Live Music!

Come for the food . . . stay for the music! The nation's hottest bands will be on-stage live at the Budweiser True Music Stage each day of the event. Make plans now to attend the free concerts by Gin Blossoms, Soul Asylum, Night Ranger, Cowboy Mouth, Beetlemania Live!, Morris Day & The Time, and Shooting Star!

For a full schedule of times and events, visit the Rib America web site at Admission to Rib America is free for all ages, and food, beverage, game tickets and autograph tickets will be available for purchase on site. A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the March of Dimes, the official charity for the Rib America Festival.

About Sales OnLine Direct and Rotman Auction

Sales OnLine Direct,, maintains and develops portals and web sites for various companies and industries. The Company has focused its efforts on the antique and collectible industry, offering the "Ask the Appraiser" online appraisal service, marketing and publishing the "Maloney's Antiques and Collectibles Resource Directory" and developing web sites that enhance the user's experience. Through web hosting and managed services, Sales OnLine Direct has provided e-business solutions to many different companies including their own Rotman Auction division. This division sells tens of thousands of items per year through auction, direct sales, and special events and is a certified eBay Gold Power Seller. The Company has developed the "AI Suite" ( of software to increase revenues and reduce overhead for sellers on eBay, and offers these essential e-tools to other companies. Through recent initiatives, Sales OnLine Direct is establishing itself as one of the most important collectibles portals, and online auction services and technology providers to the collectibles industry. The Company's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "PAID."

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