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Boston Cannons Raise More Than $120,000 to Benefit The National Foundation for Cancer Research in Inaugural “Cannons Fighting Cancer”

“Cannons Fighting Cancer” mobilized the lacrosse community to recognize inspirational
individuals and raise funds for organizations instrumental in the fight against cancer

Boston, MA – The Boston Cannons raised more than $120,000 to benefit cancer research during the team’s inaugural “Cannons Fighting Cancer” initiative on June 23 at Harvard Stadium. Uniting the lacrosse, medical and research communities, Cannons Fighting Cancer partnered with The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) and its Play4theCureTM platform as the primary beneficiary for this special game night.

The goal of Cannons Fighting Cancer was to bring the lacrosse community together to raise funds and awareness for philanthropic and research organizations that are focused on finding a cure for cancer and providing services, support and care for individuals and families who are impacted by the disease. The Cannons honored members of the Greater Boston medical, science, philanthropic, survivor and lacrosse communities for their continuous efforts in the fight against cancer.

“This was a special night for our organization, our fans and the greater lacrosse community to step up and make a difference in the fight against cancer,” said President of the Boston Cannons, Ian Frenette. “It was inspiring to hear the stories of all our honorees and recognize them on the field. The National Foundation for Cancer Research is a remarkable beneficiary and all of the funds raised through Cannons Fighting Cancer will go directly toward researching a cure.”

Members of the New England lacrosse community helped to raise funds for Cannons Fighting Cancer through NFCR’s Play4theCureTM initiative. Donations can still be made to Cannons Fighting Cancer and NFCR at https://www.crowdrise.com/boston-cannons. For more information about Cannons Fighting Cancer, please visit https://www.bostoncannons.com/cannons-fighting-cancer.

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About the Boston Cannons
The Boston Cannons are one of the founding franchises of Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league. They began play in June 2001 and won their first MLL Championship on August 28, 2011. For their 16th season, the Cannons will host seven home games back at Harvard Stadium under the leadership of new Head Coach, Sean Quirk. With nine teams competing in 2016, each team will have an additional bye week, and will also play two games over a four-day span once during the season. For more information, call the front office at 617-746-9933 or visit BostonCannons.com.

About NFCR
For more than 43 years, the National Foundation for Cancer Research has focused attention on areas of cancer research that show promise but would otherwise go unfunded. We provide critical seed-funding in high risk, high reward areas of research allowing promising work from committed scientists the chance to succeed. Often the outcome is development of a proof of concept, making it more likely that public and private underwriters will then be more willing to carry that work to the point where it can have an impact in patient outcomes. http://nfcr.org/about/research/

Media Contact
Rachel Murphy, Boston Cannons: 603-988-2861, rmurphy@bostoncannons.com
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: 781-439-7140, kflight@elevatecom.com
NFCR: 301-654-1250 ask for Play4theCure, info@nfcr.org
Keith Spiro, KeithSpiroMedia: 617-249-4380, Keith@KeithSpiroMedia.com

Boston Cannons to Help in the Battle Against Cancer with a Special “Cannons Fighting Cancer” Game Night on June 23

“Cannons Fighting Cancer” will mobilize the lacrosse community to recognize inspirational
individuals and raise funds for organizations instrumental in the fight against cancer

Boston, MA – The Boston Cannons will host their inaugural “Cannons Fighting Cancer” initiative at the team’s home game on June 23 at Harvard Stadium against the Chesapeake Bayhawks. Cannons Fighting Cancer will unite the lacrosse, medical and research communities to raise funds and awareness for philanthropic and research organizations that are focused on finding a cure for cancer and providing services, support and care for individuals and families who are impacted by the disease. The Cannons have partnered with The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) and its Play4theCureTM platform as the primary beneficiary for this special game night.

Cannons Fighting Cancer will bring together and honor members of the Greater Boston medical, science, philanthropic, survivor and lacrosse communities for their continuous efforts in the fight against cancer. Cannons fans can nominate inspirational individuals making an impact against cancer to be recognized at the game by sharing their story on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #CannonsFightingCancer. Nominations can also be emailed to community@bostoncannons.com.

“It brings great pride that our organization is able to gather the lacrosse community together with members of the medical and research communities to support those who are helping to combat this disease,” said President of the Boston Cannons, Ian Frenette. “We want to honor those who are making a difference in the fight cancer and raise funds for organizations that are working diligently to find a cure.”

The Boston Cannons and The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) are also encouraging the Greater Boston and New England lacrosse community to get involved with Cannons Fighting Cancer through NFCR’s Play4theCureTM initiative, which delivers much needed funding toward Cancer Fighting Labs in Boston. Participating teams will have the opportunity to win Cannons prizes for their fundraising efforts. Lacrosse teams can register to Play4theCureTM by visiting https://www.crowdrise.com/cannons.

Non-lacrosse players can also get involved in Cannons Fighting Cancer by supporting a Play4theCureTM team or donating directly to Play4theCureTM with the Boston Cannons through the Cannons website and at https://www.crowdrise.com/boston-cannons.

“We are so grateful for this opportunity to partner with the Boston Cannons to shine a bright light on the cutting edge cancer research being done in laboratories in greater Boston,” said Dave Bjork, Cancer Research Evangelist for NFCR. “As the first professional sports franchise to Play4TheCure, the Cannons are taking a leadership position in raising much needed funding and awareness of the Boston medical and research community.”

For more information about Cannons Fighting Cancer and how to get involved, please visit https://www.bostoncannons.com/cannons-fighting-cancer.

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About the Boston Cannons
The Boston Cannons are one of the founding franchises of Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league. They began play in June 2001 and won their first MLL Championship on August 28, 2011. For their 16th season, the Cannons will host seven home games back at Harvard Stadium under the leadership of new Head Coach, Sean Quirk. With nine teams competing in 2016, each team will have an additional bye week, and will also play two games over a four-day span once during the season. For more information, call the front office at 617-746-9933 or visit BostonCannons.com.

About NFCR
For more than 43 years, the National Foundation for Cancer Research has focused attention on areas of cancer research that show promise but would otherwise go unfunded. We provide critical seed-funding in high risk, high reward areas of research allowing promising work from committed scientists the chance to succeed. Often the outcome is development of a proof of concept, making it more likely that public and private underwriters will then be more willing to carry that work to the point where it can have an impact in patient outcomes. http://nfcr.org/about/research/

Media Contact
Rachel Murphy, Boston Cannons: 603-988-2861, rmurphy@bostoncannons.com
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: 781-439-7140, kflight@elevatecom.com
NFCR: 301-654-1250 ask for Play4theCure, info@nfcr.org
Keith Spiro, KeithSpiroMedia: 617-249-4380, Keith@KeithSpiroMedia.com

Boston Cannons Announce Partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts

Canton-based restaurant chain is among the team’s first “Cornerstone Partners” and will hold naming rights
for the team’s skills competition along with having a strong presence at all Boston Cannons home games

Boston, MA – New England has run on Dunkin’ since the coffee chain’s inception in the 1950’s and now the Boston Cannons will be running on Dunkin’ as the team enters a partnership with the Canton-based restaurant chain as the exclusive coffee and breakfast sandwich provider of the Boston Cannons. Dunkin’ Donuts will have a strong presence at home games as Cannons fans can win prizes on the Dunkin’ Donuts prize wheel. The brand will also have a variety of activations throughout the Cannons season.

Dunkin’ Donuts was the Presenting Partner of Boston Cannons 2016 Training Camp this past April at Endicott College and Brown University. Dunkin’ Donuts will hold the naming rights for the 3rd annual Cannons Skills Competitions that are held throughout New England

“Boston sports fans love Dunkin’ Donuts, and we are thrilled to integrate Dunkin’ into the Boston Cannons fan experience,” said President of the Boston Cannons, Ian Frenette. “We’re ecstatic to have Dunkin’ Donuts as one of our Cornerstone Partners for the Boston Cannons and are looking forward to a great season.”

Dunkin’ Donuts will be integrated into in-game promotions including The Dunkin’ Dozen, where every time the Cannons score 12 goals or more, each fan in a Dunkin’ Donuts selected row will win Dunkin’ Donuts gift cards. Dunkin’ Donuts will be present in the fan zone during each home game this year, with a prize wheel that gives fans the opportunity to win Dunkin’ Donuts and Cannons prizes.

“Dunkin’ Donuts has a long history of supporting the Boston sports teams and we’re very excited to join that prestigious group of partners,” said Director of Corporate Partnerships and Marketing for the Boston Cannons, Sara Berry. “We appreciate their support and think there will be a real benefit to our fans through this partnership.”

The announcement of Dunkin’ Donuts as a partner also signifies the introduction of a new sponsorship level for the Boston Cannons, the “Cornerstone Partners.” The first four Cornerstone Partners are leading local and national corporate brands in their respective industries – Dunkin’ Donuts, OPTUM, Granite Telecommunications, and Suffolk Construction. All Cornerstone Partners will have a strong in-game presence with specialty signage including stadium column wraps, media backdrops, and public address announcements.

For more information about the Boston Cannons partnership with Dunkin’ Donuts and the team’s Cornerstone Partners, visit BostonCannons.com.

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About the Boston Cannons
The Boston Cannons are one of the founding franchises of Major League Lacrosse, the premier professional outdoor lacrosse league. They began play in June 2001 and won their first MLL Championship on August 28, 2011. For their 16th season, the Cannons will host seven home games back at Harvard Stadium under the leadership of new Head Coach, Sean Quirk. With nine teams competing in 2016, each team will have an additional bye week, and will also play two games over a four-day span once during the season. For more information, call the front office at 617-746-9933 or visit BostonCannons.com.

About Dunkin’ Donuts
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ Donuts is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,500 restaurants in 40 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ Donuts is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

Contact:
Rachel Murphy, Boston Cannons: 603-988-2861, rmurphy@bostoncannons.com
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: 781-439-7140, kflight@elevatecom.com