NEW YORK, May 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- After a lifetime of creating legendary times and being the life of the party, fun-loving celebration icon Captain Morgan is ready to commemorate the most special of occasions on May 15—his 375-ish birthday. In honor of the epic event, Captain Morgan is teaming up with Maxim Magazine to host birthday bashes across the country in Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Chicago, Tampa Bay, and Minneapolis to provide jubilation fit for the occasion.
"There isn't a better reason to celebrate good times than my birthday and we're going to do it in grand fashion, of course," said Captain Morgan. "After about 375 years, I think I've aged very well, but one thing that never gets old is the combination of my delicious spiced rum and cola that we can all raise in a toast to, well, me."
As part of the momentous occasion, a special birthday cake featuring a visage of the iconic Captain Morgan will be created by Buddy Valastro and his team at Carlo's Bakery (setting of the hit TV show "Cake Boss") in Hoboken, N.J. A cake-cutting ceremony will be held at the Maxim party in Philadelphia, where Captain Morgan will be joined by other captains of industry, including representatives from entertainment, music, athletics, and public service organizations.
Break Media, the Internet's premier entertainment community for men, has also joined the party and created a web video celebrating "Captain Morgan Day," starring The Captain and his Morganettes. The video will launch on a custom Captain Morgan channel on Break.com next week.
Consumers can join the good times by enjoying a classic Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and cola or a new Captain Morgan Lime Bite cocktail and toasting The Captain at the Maxim parties or at the many accounts across the country throwing a big-league bash in honor of The Captain's special day.
Along with The Captain's birthday, May 15 is also Armed Forces Day.
As always, wherever you celebrate, whenever you celebrate, Captain Morgan reminds consumers to drink responsibly. Captain's Orders!
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