Edison Pena, Rescued Chile Miner Gets Graceland Invitation
Known as the Biggest Elvis Fan Among the Trapped Chilean Miners, Edison Pena Will Now Get to Visit Graceland
Edison Pena kept the other trapped miners entertained with Elvis sing-a-longs underground and now he will get to see where The King used to hang up his jumpsuit.
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Pena was the 12th miner to be rescued, and now he has an open invitation to visit Graceland whenever he wishes.
"A trip to Graceland in Memphis could be just the escape he needs after such a long period of time underground," said Kevin Kern, the spokesman for Elvis Presley Enterprises.
He will get an all-expenses-paid trip for two and will stay at the historic Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis.
Mr. Kern thinks that the best time for Mr. Pena to come would be after the Christmas decorations go up on November 19; they stay up until Elvis' birthday on January 8.
Pena would "experience everything Elvis, but also soak up some local culture," Kern said. The city is also known for its barbecue and the role it played in the birth of the blues, soul and rock 'n' roll, he said.
The same company sent Pena Elvis music while he was trapped underground so he could exercise to them everyday. Pena reportedly jogged for an hour a day along the tunnels of the mine