A resort community, developed by Welk and promoted heavily by him on the show, is named for him. Formerly known as "Lawrence Welk Village," the Welk Resort and Champagne Village are just off Interstate 15 north of Escondido, California, about 38 miles north of downtown San Diego. Lawrence Welk Village was where Welk actually lived in a rather affluent "cottage". The resort is open to the public and contains two golf courses, dozens of upscale timeshares, and a theater containing a museum of Welk's life. The Welk Resort Theatre performs live Broadway musicals year round.
So a bunch of their reps post up at sporting events like Dodger, Padre and Clipper games and target couples who might be interested in a "presentation". They give out all kind of incentives and even give out a free shirt or hat. @wlisa89 and I attended the Clippers vs. Grizzlies game at Staples Center on December 11, 2010 (let's not talk about the outcome of the game) and one of their reps approached us and talked a million words per second about … more