EMERICK STAYS MUCKY AS EMCEE FOR MuckFestMS 2016
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Oct. 30, 2015) – Al Emerick, national emcee, speaker and brand communicator, has been tapped once again as the emcee for the 2016 MuckFest® MS season for the National MS Society. Emerick helped launch the original MuckFest® MS mud obstacle and run experience to benefit the Jacksonville, Florida chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society back in 2010. Two years later, he garnered the attention of Event360, the MuckFest® MS producers, who took over production of the national event and asked Emerick to emcee eight events in 2014. According to Slade Thompson, Director of Event Production for Event360, Emerick has the outstanding ability to inspire, encourage, entertain and engage participants in the MuckFest from the starting line to the finish line. That enthusiasm earned him the national gig.
“Al understands our brand and makes it come to life,” said Thompson. “Our participants love him and we appreciate the creativity and enthusiasm he brings!” Emerick has been a mainstay for the 5K mud and obstacle course which currently is hosted in 11 markets including Dallas, TX, a new city for 2016. Emerick was able to literally create his own “muck playground” when he first took the mic at the mucky starting line. The Jacksonville, FL resident brings unique games and challenges to the starting line through a series of activities that range from muddy plunger races to face-plants and muck-angels.
“To say I am lucky is a great understatement,” says Emerick. “I am so fortunate to be a part of this incredible series which means so much for those living with MS and their families. Eleven weekends a year, I get to encourage people to do crazy stuff so those with MS can laugh and leave their disease in the rear view mirror for a few hours. The 2016 season starts in May 2016 in Boston, MA and continues through November 2016 wrapping up in Los Angeles, CA.
About Al Emerick
Al Emerick is a passionate and energetic brand communicator, event emcee, spokesman and entrepreneur. Al founded Al Emerick Productions, LLC in 1998. The Jacksonville, Fl. based company helps organizations identify & communicate their value and market differentiation through perfecting their pitch and developing a storytelling culture. Over the past 25+ years, Emerick has developed over 500 marketing/advertising campaigns and re-branding initiatives, voiced and been on-camera talent for more than 10,000 radio and TV commercials internationally, and emceed/hosted live events for audiences across the country. Al holds an EMBA from Jacksonville University and currently lives in Jacksonville, Florida where he and his wife, Dr. Dawn Emerick, are co-founders of The Barge, a 6000sq. ft. floating entertainment venue on the St. Johns River.