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New England Revolution to Host Fourth Annual “Bowl for a Goal” Presented by Arbella Insurance on August 1

Tickets for the Revolution’s charitable bowling event are now on sale

Foxborough, MA – The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation’s hallmark annual event Bowl for a Goal presented by Arbella Insurance (#BowlforaGoal) – will return for a fourth year on Wednesday, August 1 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. ET at Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Patriot Place. Bowl for a Goal provides fans with the opportunity to spend an evening alongside Revolution players, coaches, on-air talent, and local celebrities. All profits from the evening benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts in its mission to provide year-round sports training and competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities. General admission tickets are now on sale for $35 and can be purchased online here.

“We look forward to reuniting the Revolution family, supporters, partners, and our friends at Special Olympics for another special evening celebrating inclusiveness,” said Revolution President Brian Bilello. “This event has become a cornerstone for the club and we couldn’t ask for better partner than Special Olympics Massachusetts and all of the athletes on our Unified team. We’re also grateful to our partners at Arbella Insurance, as this event has continued to grow over the last four years. We look forward to another successful outing this summer.”

Emceed by 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Rob ‘Hardy’ Poole, the event will feature a live performance by Massachusetts native and singer/songwriter Ashley Jordan (ashleyjordanmusic.com), who won the 2017 Boston Music Award for Country Artist of the Year. Bowl for a Goal will also provide music from complimentary food and drinks, various activities for adults and children, and a silent auction and raffle.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Revolution and the Special Olympics of Massachusetts for the fourth consecutive year on Bowl for a Goal,” said Gayle O’Connell, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of the Arbella Insurance Group. “This year is especially meaningful as the Special Olympics celebrates its 50thanniversary. It’s incredible to see firsthand how their work is supporting children and young adults with intellectual disabilities and we’re proud to be able to help this event grow and continue to make an impact.”

The silent auction and raffle feature a diverse collection of exclusive memorabilia, including the following:

  • Signed Revolution jerseys from several chart-topping musical acts
  • Boston sports memorabilia including signed Revs, Patriots, Red Sox, and Celtics jerseys
  • A customized New England Revolution Xbox One with games
  • One-of-a-kind experiences including game and concert ticket packages

In each of the last three years, the Revolution raised more than $60,000 for Special Olympics through Bowl for a Goal. The partnership between two organizations extends far beyond the fundraising events, as they have again teamed up for a summer full of events aimed at promoting an environment of inclusivity and friendly competition through the power of sports.

“Special Olympics is celebrating the 50th anniversary of our movement and it is in no small part because of the support we have received from our partners. The New England Revolution are a prime example of this,” said Mary Beth McMahon, President and CEO of Special Olympics Massachusetts. “They not only host fundraisers like the 2018 Bowl for a Goal presented by Arbella Insurance, but they work to integrate Special Olympics athletes into the culture in Foxboro. Each year a Unified soccer team takes the field at Gillette Stadium as part of the MLS Exchange program, the Revs roll out the red carpet and host a signing day, media/training day with the first team, and create and share digital content for the Unified team – just like with the first team. With more partners like the New England Revolution, Special Olympics is well on our way to being around for another 50 years!”

The Revolution field a Special Olympics Unified team, which sees athletes with and without intellectual disabilities sign contracts with the club, train with first-team players, and play in a Unified match against the Philadelphia Union’s Unified squad. On May 16, the athletes met with Head Coach Brad Friedel, signed their contracts with the club, and received authentic Revolution kits. The Unified match will take place at Gillette Stadium on August 11, following an MLS matchup between the Revolution and Union.

For up-to-the-minute information on the Revolution, visit the team’s official web site at revolutionsoccer.net, or join the conversation and interact with fans on any of the team’s social platforms.

World’s Best Endurance Athletes Make 2017 Reebok Spartan World Championship Most Competitive Ever

Two-Day $100K Event Crowns Inaugural Team World Champion
and Individual World Champions in Men’s and Women’s Competitions

MEN’S ELITE WOMEN’S ELITE WORLD TEAM CHAMPION
1. Cody Moat 2:32:34 1. Lindsay Webster 3:06:10 1. USA 1:37:00
2. Jonathan Albon 2:36:11 2. Zuzana Kocumov 3:07:53 2. Czech Republic 1:39:19
3. Robert Killian 2:37:17 3. Alyssa Hawley 3:15:19 3. Canada 1:39:39

Lake Tahoe, CA.  Top endurance athletes in the obstacle racing world demonstrated their skill and tenacity at one of the world’s most demanding racing destinations in this weekend’s 2017 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship at Squaw Valley. For a third straight year, a field of elite athletes and more than 15,000 competitors and spectators converged in Olympic Valley to take part in the pinnacle event of the obstacle racing season.

The Spartan Race World Championship featured a suite of competitive events and a total purse of $110,000 in cash and prizes. The feature event Saturday was the grueling 16-mile Elite Championship “Beast” heat, in which elite racers from close to 50 countries crawled through barbed wire, scaled walls, swam through a near-freezing lake and conquered nearly 40 obstacles to determine the individual world champions. The race tested each athlete’s strength, endurance, and resolve on unpredictable terrain and over Spartan obstacles masterfully designed to push deep beyond the comfort zone.

Fierce competitors earned entry to the Championship heat by finishing in the top five at Spartan Races around the world during the 2017 qualifying season, with this weekend determining the reigning 2017 champion. Cody Moat captured the men’s individual title with a time of 2:32:34 while Lindsay Webster earned the top prize on the women’s side with a 3:06:10 course pace. In addition to bragging rights, both racers took home $15,000 in prize money. Joining Moat on the men’s podium was Jonathan Albon in second and Robert Killian in third. Zuzana Kocumov and Alyssa Hawley rounded out the women’s top three, earning second and third respectively.

Sunday, October 1 marked the inaugural World Team Championship, with international co-ed teams comprised of three elite racers vying for national and international prestige on a demanding 8.5-mile “Super Course.” Team USA (Robert Killian, Alyssa Hawley, and Ryan Woods) emerged victorious, outpacing 26 other tenacious teams to earn first place. The Czech team (Tomas Satinsky, Zuzana Kocumov, and Tomas Tvrdik) finished second with a time of 01:39:19 and the runner-up title. Team Canada (Mikhail Gerylo, Austin Azar, and Faye Stenning) finished third with a time of 01:39:39.  All World Team racers also qualified for and competed in Saturday’s World Championship Beast event.

Sunday also featured the arduous 26-mile Ultra Beast race, featuring more than 70 obstacles, in which Ryan Atkins secured the win in a time of 06:40:05, as well as a kids’ competition and a CEO challenge. In total, the Spartan World Championship courses saw more than 15,000 participants fight the unforgiving terrain.

In a first step towards eventually meeting the international standards set by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Spartan tested eight athletes at this weekend’s Reebok Spartan Race World Championship for prohibited substances.

In just seven years, the Spartan race series – with one million annual participants in more than 200 races across 30 countries – has become the premier competitive endurance race in the world. Visit http://www.spartan.com for more information.

Video Credit: Spartan Productions
PhotoCredit: Courtesy of Spartan

World Team Results: https://results.chronotrack.com/m/ctlive/#32204/race/84918
Men’s Elite: 
https://results.chronotrack.com/m/ctlive/ – 25523/race/63380
Women’sElite: https://results.chronotrack.com/m/ctlive/#25523/race/63380/675393/dynamic

About Spartan Race Inc. 
Spartan Race is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, and the first in-sport to feature timing and global rankings. With more than 200 events across more than 30 countries in 2017, Spartan Race will attract more than one million global participants offering open heats for all fitness levels, along with competitive and elite heats. The Spartan Race lifestyle boasts a community of more than five million passionate social media followers, health and wellness products, training and nutrition programs, and a popular NBC television series, which has made obstacle racing one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Spartan Race events feature races at three distances, 3+Mile/20+ Obstacle “Sprint,” 8+ Mile/25+ Obstacle “Super” and 12+ Mile/30+ Obstacle “Beast,” culminating in the Reebok Spartan Race World Championship in Lake Tahoe, Calif. Visit www.spartan.com for more information and registration.

Media Contact
Jonathan Fine, Spartan: 781-248-3963, jonathanf@spartan.com
Sarah Rich, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3658, srich@elevatecom.com

 

 

Credential Requests: 53rd Head Of The Charles Regatta

2017 Head Of The Charles Regatta Weekend Schedule
October 21-22, 2017

Friday, October 20

Media Center At Cambridge Boat Club

  • 1:00-5:00 PM    Credential/Parking Pass Pick-Up, Cambridge Boat Club (2 Gerrys Landing Rd, Cambridge, MA)

Saturday, October 21

2017 HOCR Day 1 Highlights

  • 7:45 AM Races Begin
  • 3:43 PM Championship Doubles Races Begin
  • 4:04 PM Championship Singles Races Begin

Sunday, October 22

2017 HOCR Day 2 Highlights

  • 7:45 AM Races begin
  • 1:05 PM Championship races begin (Fours and Eights)
  • 4:30 PM Championship Eights trophies awarded at Attager Row tent

* All times are subject to change prior to the event

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The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz to Return on November 14 to Honor the Best in New England Sports

Awarded by the Boston Globe, second annual celebration of New England sports will
recognize the athletes, teams and individuals that enrich the sports scene and inspire fans

Boston, MA – New England’s premier sports awards celebration is back for its second year as the Boston Globe announced that The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz will take place on November 14 at House of Blues Boston. The Globies will honor the best of the region’s sports scene on and off the field. The Globies are judged and presented by the Boston Globe Sports Department, recognizing athletes, teams and individuals in a variety of categories. Fans will once again have an opportunity to help choose winners by voting in select categories.

The inaugural Globies brought together many of New England’s most prominent athletes and passionate fans to celebrate the area’s vibrant sports culture and featured many memorable moments. Highlights included former Boston University hockey player Travis Roy’s inspirational keynote speech, Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder Pete Frates receiving the Community Hero Award, the family of late Boston mayor Thomas M. Menino accepting the Boston Pride Award, and many current and former sports stars in attendance to meet fans including David Ortiz, Rob Gronkowski, Patrice Bergeron and Ray Bourque.

“Building off the success of last year’s inaugural event, The Globies will continue to be the premier celebration of sports in New England,” said Mike Sheehan, CEO Boston Globe. “Sport connects us in profound ways and The Globies commemorates the bond created between athletes, teams and fans. We would also like to thank the Boston Area Mercedes-Benz Dealers for returning as the event’s presenting sponsor for a second year.”

The Globies will present awards in various categories including team MVPs, Best Moment, Best Female Athlete, Community Hero, and The Boston Pride Award. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite nominees and help choose winners in select categories at BostonGlobe.com/Globies.

Co-produced by Fenway Sports Management, The Globies will feature red carpet arrivals and a VIP cocktail party followed by an award ceremony and celebration. Along with Mercedes-Benz as the presenting partner, MGM Springfield returns as a sponsor of The Globies. Athletes expected to be in attendance include NESN broadcaster and former Red Sox 2nd baseman Jerry Remy, former Patriots wide receiver Troy Brown and former Revolution forward Taylor Twellman.

NESN, the official home of the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, will serve as the broadcast partner of The Globies. For the second consecutive year, NESN will produce a special highlight show to air in the days following the event. NESN’s host of Red Sox baseball Tom Caron (@TomCaron) will serve as the event’s emcee.

“Sports fans in New England are proud of their championship teams and love to celebrate their sports heroes,” said Sean McGrail, NESN President and CEO. “The Globies captures that fan passion and has a natural home on NESN. We’re thrilled to be a part of this exciting must-see annual event.”

For more information and continuous updates about The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz, including award nominations, participating athletes and how to purchase tickets, please visit BostonGlobe.com/Globies.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, STAT, and Globe Direct.

About Fenway Sports Management (FSM) 
A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a leading sports and entertainment marketing agency that advises elite properties, athletes, and brands.

FSM serves as the sponsorship sales arm for Fenway Sports Group’s prestigious sports portfolio: the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network (NESN), Roush Fenway Racing and the Pawtucket Red Sox. FSM is also the exclusive marketing agency for LeBron James through a strategic partnership with LRMR.  Additionally, FSM provides consulting and event management services to blue chip consumer brands and sports properties. For more information, visit www.fenwaysportsmanagement.com.

About NESN 
NESN has consistently been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country with award-winning Red Sox and Bruins coverage. The network is delivered to over 4 million homes throughout the six-state New England region and an additional 5 million homes nationally as NESN National. Forbes Magazine recently ranked NESN as the 9th Most Valuable Sports Business Brand in the World. NESN.com is one of the Top 15 sports web sites in the U.S. and recently launched NESNFuel.com, an automotive enthusiast, car buyers, and racing fan website. NESN’s social responsibility program, NESN Connects, is proud to support and connect its employees with charitable organizations in our communities. NESN is owned by Fenway Sports Group (owners of the Boston Red Sox) and Delaware North (owners of the Boston Bruins).

Media Contact
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3657, kflight@elevatecom.com
Gary Roy, NESN: 617-536-9233, groy@nesn.com

The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz to Honor the Best in New England Sports

Awarded by the Boston Globe, The Globies will recognize the athletes,
teams and individuals that enrich New England sports and inspire fan
s

Boston, MA – The Boston Globe announced the creation of “The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz,” a first-of-its-kind sports awards celebration that will honor the best of the New England sports scene on and off the field. The inaugural event will take place on October 6 at the House of Blues Boston. Mercedes-Benz is the event’s principal partner, while MGM Springfield will serve as a presenting sponsor.

The Globies will be judged and presented by the Boston Globe Sports Department, recognizing athletes, teams, executives and influencers in a variety of categories. Fans will also have an opportunity to help choose winners by voting in select categories. The Globies will present awards in categories including The Boston Pride Award, Fan Favorite, Best Moment, Community Hero, Top College Athlete and more.

“New England has one of the world’s most passionate sports fan bases and we want to create a new tradition to celebrate the teams and individuals that fuel our passion while forging a stronger connection with those fans,” said Mike Sheehan, CEO Boston Globe. “We’re excited about the opportunity to collaborate with our editorial team and our readers to identify the most worthy recipients of The Globies awards and bring together fans and athletes for a world-class celebration of our dynamic sports community. We are grateful to our principal partner, the Boston Area Mercedes-Benz Dealers, for leading the efforts to make this vision a reality, as well as our presenting sponsor MGM Springfield, a company with deep roots in sports and entertainment.”

The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz, which will be co-produced by Fenway Sports Management, will gather some of New England’s best and brightest athletes, coaches and executives for an unforgettable evening with fans. The event at House of Blues Boston will feature red carpet arrivals and a VIP cocktail party followed by an award ceremony and celebration.

“Sports are so tightly woven into New England’s cultural fabric and our coverage aims to be at the pulse of the athletes and competitions that drive our readers’ passion,” said Joe Sullivan, Sports Editor Boston Globe. “We want to establish The Globies as the premier celebration of the athletes and teams that make New England the best sports region in the country and the world.”

The Globies will be a part of HUBweek, a week long gathering to celebrate the big ideas and bold solutions that emerge from the people, openness, and intellectual energy found in Greater Boston.

For more information and continuous updates about the The Globies Presented by Mercedes-Benz, including participating athletes and how to purchase tickets, please visit BostonGlobe.com/Globies.

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About Boston Globe Media Partners LLC
Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC provides news and information, entertainment, opinion and analysis through its multimedia properties. BGMP includes the Boston Globe, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, Cruxnow.com, BetaBoston.com and Globe Direct.

About Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a leading sports and entertainment marketing agency that advises elite properties, athletes, and brands. FSM serves as the sponsorship sales arm for Fenway Sports Group’s prestigious sports portfolio: the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network (NESN), Roush Fenway Racing and the Pawtucket Red Sox. FSM is also the exclusive marketing agency for LeBron James and Johnny Manziel through a strategic partnership with LRMR. Additionally, FSM provides consulting and event management services to blue chip consumer brands and sports properties. For more information, visit www.fenwaysportsmanagement.com.

Media Contacts
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3657, kflight@elevatecom.com