National Hardware Show Scores Big with NFL Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett courtesy of EZ Grill

Apr 02, 2010

National Hardware Show Scores Big with NFL Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett courtesy of EZ Grill

(NORWALK, CT April. 2) - NFL Hall of Famer, Heisman Trophy winner and legendary Dallas Cowboy Tony Dorsett will be making an appearance at this year’s National Hardware Show (May 4-6, 2010, Las Vegas), sponsored by EZ Grill – the ready-to-use recyclable instant grill.

Dorsett was one of the most successful college running backs and went on to a successful pro career, landing him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Dorsett was the first player to win the college football championship one year, and the Super Bowl the next, when the Cowboys beat the Denver Broncos 27-10 to win Super Bowl XII.

In celebration of Dorsett’s success, EZ Grill will be hosting Dorsett at booth #10438 to sign autographs May 5 from 3 to 4 PM. He will then head over to the National Hardware Show Tailgating Exhibition and Party (Las Vegas Convention Center Silver Parking Lot) at 4:30 PM where Dorsett will be demonstrating the features and benefits of the EZ Grill.

The ready-to-use EZ Grill is revolutionizing the grilling market with its environmentally friendly, convenient form factor with high performance "green" charcoal that provides great charbroiled flavor without the aftertaste of low grade lighter fluid. In addition, the EZ Grill consistently lights with one match, grills for a minimum of 1.5 hours and is recyclable when cooled. A perfect product for the legions of tailgating and sports fans who partake in this growing lifestyle trend.

"We are thrilled to bring Tony Dorsett to this year’s National Hardware Show and to celebrate his amazing accomplishments in the competitive world of football," said Phillip Swan, P&M Products, LLC. "As a superior athlete, Dorsett’s NFL performance record speaks for itself and we believe that the EZ Grill’s performance does the same. It’s a perfect match."

In addition to meeting Tony Dorsett and receiving autographs, National Hardware Show attendees can also enter a sweepstakes for the opportunity to win a personally autographed #33 jersey by Tony on each of the show’s three days.

Dorsett was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 1977 NFL Draft and played with them through 1987.In Dorsett's rookie year, he rushed for 1,007 yards and 12 touchdowns and won the Rookie of the Year honors. Dorsett was announced the starter in the 10th game of the Cowboys' season, and he would stay the starter for many years. Ironically, Dorsett ended his career as a Denver Bronco. In his sophomore season, 1978, Dorsett recorded 1,325 yards and 9 touchdowns. The Cowboys once again traveled to the Super Bowl, and lost 35-31 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XIII.

To request more information on the EZ Grill, including hi-res images, local retailers, or product samples, please contact PR representative Jenny Coleman at (305) 576-1171 x24 or

The National Hardware Show® will be held on May 4-6, 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and celebrates a rich history spanning 65 years of serving the home improvement marketplace. From its early beginnings in New York during the post-World War II housing boom and eventual move to Chicago in the 1970s to today’s current location in Las Vegas, the National Hardware Show continually evolves through the industry’s involvement, commitment and passion to improving America’s quality of life through their homes.

Today, the National Hardware Show is the place for global manufacturers, associations, organizations and the media to unveil their new products, ideas and insights to a broad spectrum of home improvement resellers. The National Hardware Show is organized into seven major product focus areas including: Hardware & Tools; Homewares; Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living; Paint & Accessories; Plumbing & Electrical; Storage & Organization and an international sourcing area.

Contributing associations and partners include:

  • North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) hosting their second annual Industry Summit & Village;
  • Paint & Decorating Retailers Association (PDRA) Show at the National Hardware Show presenting "Future Fair" and "Top of the Line" Retailer Awards;
  • Home Channel News 26th Golden Hammer Awards will feature Pat Farrah co-founder of Home Depot, ;
  • HomeWorld Business magazine’s Third Annual Innovations Awards;
  • The Worldwide DIY Council, comprised of some 130 exporting manufacturers from the US and Canada will hold its annual Board of Directors meetings, general meetings and seminars and a reception sponsored by the NRHA;
  • HANDY magazine and the Handyman Club of America to present "Power Tool Alley" where Handyman Club members will be conducting at-show testing of products;
  • Presidents Council will conduct world-class Open to Buy Days at this year’s event. Proceeds will benefit the City of Hope charity.
  • The Money Pit, nationally syndicated radio show, will conduct its annual "National Hardware Show" media tour.
  • Nationally syndicated radio shows such as "On the House with the Carey Brothers," The Gary Sullivan Show," "Master Handyman with Glenn Haege" and "The Money Pit" will be broadcasting live from the show floor.

About P&M Products
Founded in 2008, P&M Products aims to lead the BBQ and grilling industry by delivering environmentally responsible products at a superior value to consumers while being a reliable and ethical supplier to its retail partners. The company’s flagship product, the EZ Grill, is a ready-to-use recyclable disposable grill. For more information on P&M Products or the EZ Grill, please visit Follow us on Twitter at

Media Contacts:
Jenny Coleman, Max Borges Agency, EZ Grill
Office: 305-576-1171 x24
Mobile: 440-570-9149

Beth Blake for the National Hardware show
Office: 203-840-5451

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