FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MARCH 18, 2019
KAREN PINSON, COO
USA MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIP
USA MEMORY CHAMPIONSHIP JOINS FORCES WITH PENN STATE HARRISBURG’S SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES TO HOST ITS 21ST ANNUAL CHAMPIONSHIP ON APRIL 28, 2019
Harrisburg, PA: The USA Memory Championship (USAMC) is celebrating its 21st anniversary and is excited to announce a new partner for this year’s championship. This year’s USA Memory Championship will be held at Penn State Harrisburg in Middletown, PA on April 28, 2019. The championship will be an all-day event that begins at 9 am and concludes at approximately 5 pm.
The event has been made possible thanks to the enthusiastic support of Dr. Jeffrey Beck, Director of the School of Humanities at Penn State Harrisburg.
“We are excited to host this year’s competition, and to welcome the high school competitors to Penn State Harrisburg,” said Dr. Beck.
The day will feature two separate events: a team competition featuring 60 students from high schools across the country, and the national championship to recognize the individual with the best memory in the US.
In addition to the memory challenges, the program includes neuroscientist Robert Ajemian from MIT, Chris Baldassano, professor, Columbia University, and Colette Silvestri, director of the gifted program at Hershey High School.
“The USAMC is a groundbreaking event,” says Tony Dottino, Founder of the USA Memory Championship. “Neuroscience continues to recognize the importance of maintaining a healthy brain.” When asked if anyone can improve their memory skills, Dottino said, “A common myth is that you’re either born with a good memory or not. The fact is that memory is a skill you can develop. Every person in our competition started with an “ordinary” memory, and through practice and effort developed elite memory skills.”
About the USA Memory Championship: The USA Memory Championship is a tournament of memory challenges, founded by Tony Dottino to demonstrate that memory can be improved far more than anyone thought possible. Since its founding, US Mental Athletes have set national and international records. The USAMC has been televised by HDTV and Discovery Science Channel. It has appeared in the New York Times, LA Times, Washington Post, and USA Today.
USAMC Sponsored Presentation on the Brain and Memory: On April 27, 2019, the USAMC will offer a free one- hour seminar for Penn State Harrisburg faculty, students and alumni on the power of the human brain and memory. This presentation will be delivered by Michael Dottino, the USAMC’s Chief Development Officer and creator of its online memory training course, Maximum Memory Mastery.