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August 28, 2014


SANTA ANA, Calif. - AM830 announced Rancho Cucamonga resident, Anthony Mandella, as the winner of John Wayne Airport's Fly Away to Oakland Sweepstakes. The prize, which took place on August 23 and August 24, included round-trip air transportation for two from John Wayne Airport (JWA) on Southwest Airlines, a two-night stay at the Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel, two tickets for the Halos vs. Oakland A's game, two tickets for the Chargers vs. 49er's game, a $150 Dollar car rental gift card and a $100 dining certificate. To make this sports weekend getaway possible, John Wayne Airport partnered with Southwest Airlines, Best Western Plus Bayside Hotel, AM830 and Visit Oakland.


Sweepstakes Winner Anthony Mandella and family

Sweepstakes Winner Anthony Mandella and family

As part of John Wayne Airport’s #JWAConnects campaign, the sweepstakes was created to connect the Airport with the Southern California community and, in turn, connect one lucky sports fan with an exciting sports weekend getaway. "[The trip] was fantastic, it was a pleasure flying through JWA," said Anthony Mandella, sweepstakes winner. "We had killer seats at both games. Thanks JWA, AM830, Southwest and the other partners for making this possible!"

To learn more about JWA and #JWAConnects, visit


John Wayne Airport (SNA) is owned by the County of Orange and is operated as a self-supporting enterprise that receives no general fund tax revenue.  The Airport serves more than nine million passengers annually and reaches more than 20 nonstop destinations in the United States, Mexico and Canada.  More information can be found at or at or on /johnwayneair.