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Music and Baseball Heat Up Hardball Off Season at 2018 Hot Stove Cool Music Benefit Concert

Performances by Music and Baseball Stars Support Theo and Paul Epstein’s
Foundation To Be Named Later; Tickets on Sale Now

BOSTON, MA – Hot Stove Cool Music returns to the Paradise Rock Club February 3 as Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, co-founder of Foundation To Be Named Later Paul Epstein and Hall of Fame baseball journalist Peter Gammons bring music and baseball heavy hitters together for the annual concert to benefit the Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL) and the Red Sox Foundation. The weekend will kick off on February 2, with the Business of Baseball Champions Lunch, a roundtable discussion featuring a panel of baseball luminaries.

Presented by Ipswitch, the Hot Stove, Cool Music concert features performances by a wide variety of notable Boston and Chicago musicians including Boston Music Award winning Juliana Hatfield (Blake Babies, Some Girls, The Lemonheads and Minor Alps), Bronson Arroyo (member of the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Championship team), Band of Their Own featuring Kay Hanley (Letters to Cleo) and members of Belly and the Blake Bellies, and the Boston and Chicago Hot Stove All Stars with a special youth performance by Zumix.

Peter Gammons and the Boston Hot Stove All Stars featuring Latin Grammy Nominated jazz musician Bernie Williams (former New York Yankee) and Cubs broadcaster Len Kasper and the Chicago Hot Stove All Stars will take the stage with ensemble performances. Actor Joel Murray (Mad Men, Shrink) and MLB Network Studio Host Greg Amsinger will emcee the event. Additional special guest performances will be announced at a later date.

General admission tickets are on-sale on now for $50.00 at Ticketmaster.com. A limited number of passes to the pre-concert VIP party will also be available starting next week.

“We are so humbled by the amazing group of musicians and athletes who join together to ensure that Hot Stove Cool Music is one of the premier entertainment events of the off-season in Boston,” said Gammons. “We are grateful for the support of the performers, sponsors and fans who make Hot Stove Cool Music happen year after year, allowing us to give back to youth in disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout Boston.”

In addition to the all-star music lineup, the evening will include performances by TBA several special guests, as well as live and silent auctions featuring signed sports memorabilia and priceless entertainment experiences.

“We are looking forward to another great night of baseball, music and giving back,” said FTBNL Co-Founder Paul Epstein. “These events serve as the backbone of the foundation’s fundraising efforts and we’re grateful that once again we have such an incredible line-up of artists and athletes who are willing to invest so much of their time effort and energy to provide opportunities for students in Boston and Chicago.”

Hot Stove Cool Music is presented by Ipswitch and sponsored by a&g, Andrew Family Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield, MA, Biogen, Boston Business Journal, Comcast Business, CVS, Durant Family Foundation, Eaton Vance, Element, Elevate, Greenberg Traurig, Engie, Harpoon Brewery, Hotel Commonwealth, Improper Bostonian, Ipswitch, Jam Spot, JNG Consulting, KPMG, Mintz Levin, Paradise Rock Club, Rasky Partners, Suffolk Construction, Walmart, Tesconi Family Foundation and The Boston Foundation.

About Hot Stove Cool Music
Hot Stove Cool Music is a biannual charity concert and musical variety show held in Boston in the winter and in Chicago in the summer months, making its debut in Chicago in summer 2012. The event was created in December of 2000 by Hall of Fame baseball journalist Peter Gammons and former Boston Herald sports writer Jeff Horrigan. Over the past 17 years, Hot Stove Cool Music has become a staple on Boston’s entertainment calendar and has raised more than $9 million for Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later.  Headliners who donate their time and talent include, Eddie Vedder, James Taylor, Cheap Trick, Tom Morello, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Smashing Pumpkins, Dropkick Murphys and more.

About Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL)
FTBNL was launched in 2005 by brothers Paul Epstein to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit agencies, working on the front lines, serving youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Boston & Chicago. FTBNL invests in programs that teach leadership, education and healthy development of families. Since inception, FTBNL has raised over $9 million and donated grants, scholarships, and in-kind donations to 301 non-profit organizations, 71 Peter Gammons College Scholars and has sent approximately 6,500 children to Cubs and Red Sox games. The Peter Gammons/FTBNL College Scholarship is the signature program of FTBNL and has sent 71 young people with high financial needs and high educational potential to the college of their choice. For more information on visit www.foundationtobenamedlater.org.

Media Contact
Keith Gainsboro, Elevate
617-895-7905, keith@elevatecom.com

BNY Mellon Wealth Management Scores Top Marks for Client Satisfaction

BOSTONBNY Mellon Wealth Management has once again achieved high client satisfaction scores, receiving a 96 percent satisfaction rating on its 2017 client feedback survey. The satisfaction of the firm’s clientele is testament to its commitment to meeting unique client needs and individual wealth management goals.

“Our client satisfaction survey is among the most important report cards we get on our business. This rating confirms that the expertise and dedication of our people, combined with the breadth of our investment, banking and planning capabilities, is truly differentiating. It is what allows us to develop and grow relationships that last not just years – but generations,” said Don Heberle, CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. “We are incredibly proud of these results, and will use the feedback to prioritize our objectives and improve even further in our efforts to deliver on the expectations of our clients.”

With nearly 1,500 survey respondents, BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s client survey identifies opportunities to further meet its clients’ needs and preferences.

Now in its 15 year, the survey measures overall satisfaction by examining eight key factors. Attributes including investment capabilities, wealth manager service, strategic partnership and communication are the strongest drivers of satisfaction this year.

About BNY Mellon Wealth Management
BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016 it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 10th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2017. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $231 billion in total client assets, as of September 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Sept. 30, 2017, BNY Mellon had $32.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

Media Contact
Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications
617-312-6411, lmuscarella@elevatecom.com

Fenway Park to Host 135th Edition of ‘The Game,’ As Harvard and Yale Bring Storied Football Rivalry to the Iconic Home of the Boston Red Sox

City of Boston, Fenway Sports Management announce nation’s second-oldest Division I
college football rivalry to take place at Major League Baseball’s oldest operating ballpark

BOSTON, MA – Fenway Sports Management and the City of Boston today announced that one of college football’s most storied and tradition-laden rivalries will be played out on the Fenway Park gridiron in 2018. The 135th rendition of Harvard and Yale’s football rivalry will be played in front of the “Green Monster” at the home of the Boston Red Sox on November 17, 2018. The game will also mark the 50th anniversary of the epic 1968 clash between the two Ivy League schools, which famously ended in a 29-29 tie.

The announcement comes on the heels of a busy off-season at Fenway, which included the 2017 Fenway Gridiron Series presented by Your Call Football – three collegiate football games featuring six of New England’s major college programs, the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival and a series of high school football games.

“The Harvard Yale football game is a classic match up, and Fenway Park is a beloved Boston landmark and classic in its own right,” said Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “Boston looks forward to hosting Harvard, and all visitors, in 2018 for this iconic game.”

Harvard and Yale first met on November 13, 1875, in the first of 134 battles on the gridiron with Harvard winning by a score of 4-0. The format of the game pre-dated the modern football scoring system and resembled rugby more than today’s version of American football. Yale leads the series, 67-59-8. The only rivalry in college football older than The Game is Yale’s annual meeting with Princeton, which began in 1873. In terms of games played in a rivalry, Harvard-Yale (134 games) ranks behind only Lafayette-Lehigh (153) and Yale-Princeton (141).

“It’s an honor to host one of the most prestigious rivalries in American collegiate athletics,” said Boston Red Sox President & CEO Sam Kennedy. “This is one of the most anticipated sporting event in the Northeast, and I know everyone at Fenway Park and Fenway Sports Management will work tirelessly to make the 135th edition of The Game a memorable experience for the players, the coaches, and the alumni. I can think of no place more fitting to host this historic game.”

The 1968 matchup ranks ninth on ESPN’s list of greatest college football ties ever and was the last tie in the rivalry’s history, as subsequent changes to overtime rules eliminated the possibility. The Bulldogs carried a comfortable lead (29-13) heading into the game’s final minute, but Harvard rallied with an 86-yard touchdown drive, then recovered an on-side kick, followed by another touchdown and a game tying two-point conversion as time expired.

“We are very excited to face our historic rival at Fenway Park, a landmark of New England sports,” said Bob Scalise, Harvard’s John D. Nichols ’53 Family Director of Athletics. “This will be a special experience for our student-athletes, student body, alumni and fans, and we are proud to partner with Fenway Sports Management for “The Game” next year.”

The football rivalry between Harvard’s Crimson and Yale’s Bulldogs is among the most revered on the American athletic scene for its combination of passion and purity to the sport, as it established the template for American college football. ‘The Game’ annually serves as the most prominent athletic contest between the Ivy institutions and is the season finale in football for the two schools. In the most recent edition, Yale defeated Harvard, 24-3, on November 18 at the Yale Bowl to finish the season 9-1 and capture the 2017 Ivy League crown.

“We are excited to play next year’s game against Harvard at one of the most iconic venues in all of sports,” said Yale Athletic Director Tom Beckett. “Fenway Park will provide an incredible stage for one of college football’s most storied rivalries. This will be an experience our student-athletes, coaches, alumni, and fans will not soon forget.”

Fenway Park has a long history with football dating back to its opening in 1912. The ballpark was commonly transformed to the gridiron for high school and college football games throughout the early 20th Century and was home to the Boston Patriots from 1963-68. In November 2015, football returned to Fenway Park for the first time since 1968 when Notre Dame hosted Boston College in their Shamrock Series game. The Harvard-Yale contest in 2018 will mark the second straight year that two Ivy League schools compete on the Fenway pitch. Serving as the opener of the 2017 Fenway Gridiron Series trilogy, Dartmouth beat Brown, 33-10, on November 10.

“Over the last three years, Fenway Park has hosted four Division I football games, including Notre Dame and Boston College in 2015 and the three just-concluded games as part of the Fenway Gridiron Series,” said Mark Lev, Managing Director of Fenway Sports Management. “Having a staff experienced in creating a diverse array of major events is key to producing a marquee football game like Harvard-Yale at Fenway Park. Our staff has first-hand knowledge for the passion of the college teams competing and the fans that follow them. That knowhow will prove invaluable as we eagerly anticipate hosting one of the great sports spectacles in America, ‘The Game’ between Harvard and Yale next November 17.”

Kickoff time and ticket information will be announced at a later date. For further information fans can visit www.redsox.com/thegame.

About Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a global sports marketing firm that specializes in partnership sales, consulting, and the creation of unique and memorable events and experiences. A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, FSM is a part of an elite family of properties that includes some of the most storied names and venues in all of sports including the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network and Roush Fenway Racing. For further information visit Fenway Sports Management.

Media Contacts
Keith Gainsboro, Elevate Communications
617-895-7905, kgainsboro@elevatecom.com

Tim Williamson, Harvard University
(617) 495-2206, twilliam@fas.harvard.edu

Steven Conn, Yale College
(203) 432.1455, steven.conn@yale.edu

 

 

 

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Foundation To Be Named Later Launches BASE Chicago at Special Wrigley Field Ceremony

FTBNL co-founders Paul & Theo Epstein Award a $150,000 grant for Chicago Expansion of
Critically Acclaimed Urban 
Baseball Program focused on Youth Mentoring and Training

CHICAGO – Foundation To Be Named Later co-founders Paul and Theo Epstein gathered with Chicago business and community leaders for a special Wrigley Field ceremony to launch the Chicago expansion of The BASE, a program that combines baseball, academics and mentoring to transform the lives of urban youth. Notable baseball luminaries included Hall of Fame sportswriter Peter Gammons and representatives of Chicago’s Garfield Park Baseball Program Frank Brim and Malik Seaton who were joined by The BASE Founder Robert Lewis Jr. for the special announcement.

Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and his brother Paul Epstein, a social worker, funded the program’s expansion to Chicago with a $150,000 grant from The Foundation To Be Named Later, a nonprofit organization they launched in 2005 to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit agencies, working on the front lines, serving youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Boston and Chicago.

“We’ve had the opportunity to witness firsthand the results BASE has delivered and the impact the program has had on the lives of students through our annual Urban Classic, and the work they do both on and off the field is impressive,” said FTBNL co-founder Paul Epstein. “Partnering with results driven organizations that have a proven track record of making a tangible difference in the lives of youth in our cities is precisely what we had in mind when we launched the foundation, so helping to extend The BASE program to student athletes in Chicago is perfectly aligned with our mission.”

The BASE is a premier national urban youth training academy that provides student athletes in Boston with year-round, superior baseball and academic training. The program leverages the power and passion of sports to transform the lives of urban youth by providing opportunity, education, training and encouragement to create a winning game plan for life and reach their fullest potential.

Since its inception, the program has served more than 8,000 boys and girls on more than 600 teams, playing not just at home in Boston, but in tournaments across the country — from Florida to Nevada and in between. Hall of Fame sportswriter Peter Gammons called The BASE Astros “hands down, the best urban baseball team in America.”

“The BASE aims to shift the national mindset about what it takes for urban youth to succeed and to build a movement of citizens who are committed to their success,” said The BASE Founder and President Robert Lewis Jr. “Through high quality baseball, academics, and training, we operate a premier national urban youth training academy with a methodology that cultivates excellence, belief and love. We are making the invisible, visible and shining a spotlight on the limitless potential of our young people.”

With the grant in hand, The BASE, which began in Boston will expand their program to Chicago’s greater West Side, leveraging the power and passion of sports to transform the lives of urban youth through a focus on baseball, academics and mentoring. For the past six (6) years FTBNL has collaborated with The BASE and created the Urban Classic baseball game, which brings together elite youth urban Boston and

Chicago teams at the University of Illinois Chicago Curtis Granderson Field. The Urban Classic baseball game has become a staple of FTBNL’s Chicago’s Hot Stove Cool Music weekend, celebrating music, baseball and giving back. The official opening of The Base Chicago will take place at the Foundation To Be Named Later’s annual Hot Stove Cool Music Chicago weekend, June 8-9, 2018.

The Foundation To Be Named Later raises funds and awareness for local nonprofits that work with youth in Chicago and Boston from disadvantaged neighborhoods. FTBNL raises funds through fun and unique events that focus on baseball and music, two of Paul and Theo’s passions. FTBNL has raised more than $9 million for Boston and Chicago nonprofit organizations since 2005.

In addition to the $150,000 grant from Foundation To Be Named Later, Good Sports has announced a $50,000 equipment donation to The BASE Chicago after officials were able to determine immediate equipment needs for 2018. Toby Emms, Chicago Market Director for Good Sports was on hand to make the special announcement.

With a 7,100 square-foot training and studying facility in Boston, The BASE continues to achieve its goal of becoming a nationally recognized and certified training academy, combining sports and academic opportunities to transform the lives of African-American and Latino boys and girls throughout the country. Thanks to this grant and the donation from Good Sports, student athletes in Chicago will benefit from The BASE program.

The BASE Astros also were named “2013 Triple Crown Sports’ US Baseball Champions,” and “2012 Team of The Year”- standing alone among 40,000 other teams across the country. Six former BASE – and Astros – student athletes have competed at the Major League Baseball level: Manny Delcarmen (Boston Red Sox), Juan Carlos Portes (Minnesota Twins), Nelfi Zapata (New York Mets), Eddy Morrobel (Texas Rangers), Jamill Moquete (Baltimore Orioles) and Calvin Graves (Chicago Cubs). Since 2014, more than 130 BASE school athletes have matriculated to college.

About Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL)
Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL) was launched in 2005 by brothers Paul Epstein to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit agencies, working on the front lines, serving youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Boston & Chicago. FTBNL invests in programs that teach leadership, education and healthy development of families. Since inception, FTBNL has raised over $9 million and donated grants, scholarships, and in-kind donations to 301 non-profit organizations, sent 80 Peter Gammons Scholars to college and has allowed approximately 6,500 children to Cubs and Red Sox games. The Peter Gammons/FTBNL College Scholarship is the signature program of FTBNL and has sent 80 young people with high financial needs and high educational potential to the college of their choice. Each Gammons Scholar also gets an adult mentor and a laptop computer to ensure college success. For more information on Foundation To Be Named Later programs and events, or to make a donation, please visit www.foundationtobenamedlater.org.

About the BASE
The BASE uses the power and passion of sports to transform the lives of urban youth by providing opportunity, education, training, and encouragement to create a winning game plan for life and reach their fullest potential. With a 7,100 square-foot training and studying facility, The BASE continues to achieve its goal of becoming a nationally-recognized and certified training academy, combining sports and academic opportunities to transform the lives of African-American and Latino boys and girls throughout the country. For more information, visit www.thebase.org.

Media Contact
Keith Gainsboro, Elevate
617-895-7905, keith@elevatecom.com

 

‘Girls Who Invest’ Founder and Chair Seema R. Hingorani Discusses Mission to Set Women Up For Success in Asset Management

Entrepreneur Shares Goals for Women in Financial Services at BNY Mellon Wealth Management “Game Changers” Event

BOSTON BNY Mellon Wealth Management, a global investment management and investment services company, hosted Girls Who Invest Founder and Chair Seema R. Hingorani for an interactive discussion as part of its “Game Changers” speaker series. At the event, held on November 2 at the BNY Mellon Wealth Management offices in Boston, Hingorani discussed Girls Who Invest’s mission to increase the number of women in asset management. The discussion was moderated by Vicary Graham, BNY Mellon Wealth Management president, New England.

While fields such as academia, medicine and law have become increasingly more diverse, asset management has lagged behind. In fact, over the last six years, the number of female investment managers in the U.S. has fallen. Today, diversity in asset management worldwide is at a startling low, with women and minorities running just 1.1% of the industry’s $71.4 trillion of assets[1]. Hingorani is committed to increasing both the supply and demand sides of the issue, with a goal of having 30 percent of the world’s investable capital managed by women by the year 2030.

When Hingorani was CIO for New York City Retirement Systems ($160 billion in assets), she recognized the dearth of women and minorities on investment teams, as well as the pipeline problem holding the industry back. She founded non-profit Girls Who Invest in 2015, in order to provide more college-aged women with the education, experience and community they need to launch a successful career in the industry. To date, Girls Who Invest has empowered 382 young women, sending a total of 90 undergraduates through their flagship 10-week Summer Intensive Program and another 292 through two additional online learning programs which launched this summer.

In her remarks Hingorani highlighted why it is critically important to bring diversity to the stewardship of capital and the solutions needed to change the face of the industry.

“We were honored to offer our guests a glimpse into the important work Seema is doing to inspire more girls and women to choose a career in investment management,” said Graham. “Her work to grow the pipeline of talented and motivated young women and prepare them with the knowledge and experience necessary to succeed is crucial to the future of our industry. We are pleased she was willing to share her insights and perspectives with BNY Mellon Wealth Management clients and guests.”

“During my time with the New York City Pension Funds, I heard from the leadership of many asset management firms that they wanted to diversify their investment teams, but they weren’t getting resumes from women. So I decided it was time to fix this issue. And that is what we have been doing through Girls Who Invest. We find and train the best and brightest young college women from diverse backgrounds across the country and secure for them paid internships at leading asset management firms around the world. It’s a simple approach and it seems to be working well which is very exciting,” said Hingorani.

Now in its second year, the “Game Changers” series explores women’s entrepreneurial and leadership successes through conversations with exceptional women who have forged their own paths and have insights to share.

 

About BNY Mellon Wealth Management
BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016 it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 10th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2017. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has $231 billion in total client assets, as of September 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About BNY Mellon
BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Sept. 30, 2017, BNY Mellon had $32.2 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com. Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

About Girls Who Invest
Girls Who Invest is a non-profit organization founded in April 2015 dedicated to inspiring and empowering young women to pursue careers in asset management—a field challenged by a lack of diversity. We are committed to changing this imbalance. Our goal is to see 30% of the world’s investable capital managed by women by 2030. Our approach is simple and practical: create a pipeline of talented, motivated young women through an intensive educational program, a meaningful paid internship experience and a robust ongoing community. For more information, visit www.girlswhoinvest.org.

[1] From the Bella Research Group, Diverse Asset Management Project Firm Assessment, May 2017.

Media Contact
Lucy Muscarella, Elevate Communications
617-312-6411, lmuscarella@elevatecom.com (BNY Mellon)

Julia B. Mellon, Bliss Integrated Communication
212-584-5474, GWI@blissintegrated.com (Girls Who Invest)

BNY Mellon Returns for Fifth Year as the Lead Sponsor for the 53rd Head Of The Charles® Regatta

Lead Sponsor BNY Mellon is joined in 2017 by Brooks Brothers, New Balance, Aston Martin and Delta Air Lines as Premier Partners

Cambridge, MA – The Head Of The Charles® Regatta (HOCR), one of the world’s preeminent rowing competitions, has announced its sponsors for the 2017 Regatta taking place the weekend of October 21-22 in Boston. BNY Mellon is proud to return as the lead sponsor of this year’s regatta. The firm will be joined by a group of top-tier partners, including two new premier sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Aston Martin, for the annual event that attracts more than 11,000 rowers and 350,000 spectators to the banks of the Charles River.

The Head Of The Charles Regatta will welcome 30 new sponsors in 2017. In total, the number of sponsors for the 53rd Head Of The Charles Regatta has grown 10 percent from 2016 with nearly 100 partners signed on for this year’s race.

BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, returns to serve as presenting sponsor of the HOCR for the fifth consecutive year. This includes presenting the BNY Mellon Championship Cups to the winning competitors in the Regatta’s Men’s and Women’s Championship Eights.

“The Head Of The Charles Regatta is a beloved New England tradition and among the most prestigious world rowing events,” said Mitchell Harris, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management. “BNY Mellon is proud to support HOCR and continue our commitment to rowing. We’re looking forward to a great weekend and presenting the BNY Mellon Championship Cups to the top finishing men’s and women’s collegiate teams.”

Delta Airlines will serve as the Presenting sponsor of the Regatta’s Reunion Village venue, a controlled access enclosure at the midway point of the race offering food, beverages and one of the best vantage points along the racecourse. Delta will also have a strong presence at Weld Bend, on the Cambridge banks of the river, where it will offer Regatta patrons giveaways and game activations promoting Delta.

Aston Martin will join the HOCR for the first time this year as a premier sponsor. The independent British luxury sports car company will have a display tent with vehicles positioned on the banks of the Charles River beside Attager Row, outside the BNY Mellon hospitality tent.

New Balance returns for its fourth year as the Official Athletic Footwear and Athletic Apparel Sponsor of HOCR and will again create a custom shoe designed exclusively for the Regatta. The Brighton-based company will have a retail tent at the Regatta beside Attager Row where the HOCR custom shoe and other HOCR apparel will be available. New Balance will also host “Evening by the Charles! Party Together and Pull Together,” which is a community fundraiser to benefit the West End House Boys and Girls Club on Saturday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m. The event will include an opportunity to meet elite international athletes, as well as a silent auction featuring items from HOCR sponsors. Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite.com.

Brooks Brothers will once again return for a seventh consecutive year as the Official Premium Apparel Sponsor of HOCR and will continue to outfit the more than 2,000 event volunteers with a premium piece of outerwear. Brooks Brothers will use two retail shops to sell products at HOCR, at Attager Row: Rowing & Fitness Expo and the Weld Exhibition.

“This year promises to be one of the most exciting regattas to date with a field of elite rowers from many of the top universities and clubs,” said Fred Schoch, the Executive Director of the HOCR. “It is impossible to do an event of the magnitude of the Head Of The Charles Regatta every year without the support of amazing partners. We’re thrilled to share our fall tradition with our new and returning partners.”

The Head Of The Charles Regatta will be free and open to the public. In addition to rowing action on the challenging three-mile course – beginning at Boston University’s DeWolfe Boathouse and finishing at Artesani Park in Brighton – the Regatta offers a number of family-friendly activities. These include the Rowing and Fitness Expo; food vendors serving delicacies from all over the world; and Reunion Village – the half-way point of the race offering clubs, schools, alumni groups, parents, boosters and more opportunities to catch up with friends in a fun and relaxed environment.

For more information on the Head Of The Charles Regatta, please visit www.hocr.org, follow HOCR’s official Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the official 2017 regatta hashtag #HOCR53.

About the Head Of The Charles Regatta
Preparing for the 53rd race, the Head Of The Charles Regatta, one of the world’s preeminent rowing competitions, attracts more than 11,000 rowers and tens of thousands of spectators to the banks of the Charles River. Racing takes place on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, between the hours of 7:45 AM and 5:00 PM. The Regatta attracts youth, collegiate, masters, para-rowing, international, world champion and Olympic athletes competing in more than 60 events. Follow HOCR on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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

Presenting Sponsor BNY Mellon Celebrates 53RD Head Of The Charles® Regatta

NEW YORK, N.Y. AND CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, is the Presenting Sponsor and an active participant of the Head Of The Charles Regatta® for the fifth consecutive year. In addition to providing sponsorship support, BNY Mellon will once again present the BNY Mellon Championship Cup to the top men’s and women’s Championship Eights overall winners at the conclusion of the iconic two-day event, which takes place on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 along the Charles River from Boston to Brighton.

“Our team eagerly looks forward to the Regatta every year,” said Mitchell Harris, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management. “At BNY Mellon we strongly identify with the teamwork, drive and excellence that goes into delivering a world class performance during the races. Many of our employees and clients are rowing fans and this sponsorship is a way for us to be part of an iconic event that celebrates the international rowing community, the supporters that visit Boston, and honors the deep tradition of the Regatta.”

This year, BNY Mellon is entering two crews to join in the spirit of the Regatta: a Men’s Masters Four – for the third year in a row – in which both U.S. and international employees will be competing, and a Mixed Eight that will compete for the Director’s Challenge – an event that benefits the permanent endowment of the HOCR.

“Over its 57-year history, The Head Of The Charles Regatta has become one of the most revered events in the rowing community and we are proud to not only partner with, but also participate in this prestigious event,” said BNY Mellon Wealth Management CEO Don Heberle. “We continue to be inspired by the rowers from BNY Mellon and around the globe who compete in the event.”

The Regatta will bring more than 700 clubs and universities, more than 11,000 athletes and nearly 350,000 spectators from around the world to the banks of the Charles River.

Frederick V. Schoch, Executive Director of the Regatta, said, “BNY Mellon is an esteemed member of the Head Of The Charles family and a champion of the sport of rowing globally. BNY Mellon’s sponsorship of the race weekend enhances one of Boston’s great fall traditions and further deepens its footprint in our region. Their support of the Regatta can be felt by the thousands of competitors and spectators taking to the Charles River every October.”

For more information about the event and to learn more from the BNY Mellon individuals participating, visit bnymellon.com and for up-to-the-minute race information, please follow us @BNYMellon and @BNYMellonWealth.

 Media Contacts

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About BNY Mellon Wealth Management 
BNY Mellon Wealth Management is a leading wealth manager. In 2016, it was named by Family Wealth Report as the top U.S. Private Bank and rated the Top Private Bank for Family Offices by Professional Wealth Management magazine. Barron’s ranked it the 8th largest U.S. wealth manager in 2016. The firm has more than two centuries of experience in providing services to clients who today include financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, planned giving programs, and endowments and foundations. It has nearly $216 billion in total private client assets, as of June 30, 2017, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. BNY Mellon Wealth Management, which provides investment management, custody, wealth and estate planning and private banking services, conducts business through various operating subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. For more information go to www.bnymellonwealth.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

About BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle.  Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets.  As of June 30, 2017, BNY Mellon had $31.1 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.8 trillion in assets under management.  BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments.  BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK).  Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com.  Follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon or visit our newsroom at www.bnymellon.com/newsroom for the latest company news.

 

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Ireland’s Finest Hurling Teams to Compete for Championship at AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival as Third Match and New Tournament Format Are Announced

World’s “fastest field sport” returns to iconic Fenway Park with
Dublin, Galway, Tipperary and Clare competing in day-long championship;
Tickets on sale at 
www.redsox.com/hurling

Boston, MA (October 4, 2017) – Building off the wildly popular 2015 Fenway match, Fenway Sports Management (FSM) announced that the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival will debut a new three-game tournament championship format when hurling returns to Fenway Park on Sunday, November 19. Previously a doubleheader, the tournament will now feature four of the most prominent teams in the world vying for a championship trophy at one of the most iconic sports venues in the world. Tickets for the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival, which include all three games of the tournament, are available at www.redsox.com/hurling.

FSM, in partnership with American International Group (AIG), the Gaelic Players Association (GPA), and the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), will bring ‘Ireland’s Ancient Warrior Sport’ back to Fenway for the second time in three years after a 61-year absence dating back to 1954. The AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival will feature the very best and most competitive Hurling rivals from Ireland beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET as 2017 League and All-Ireland Champions Galway and Dublin square off in a highly-anticipated rematch of their 2015 battle, while Tipperary will take the pitch versus Clare in the other preliminary match up. The winners of the two preliminary games will face-off in the championship match to determine the tournament winner at 3:00 p.m. ET.

“The strong demand and positive response to the inaugural AIG Fenway Hurling Classic in 2015 prompted us to make this year’s event even bigger and better,” said Fenway Sports Management Managing Director Mark Lev. “The game’s exciting combination of speed, skill, constant action and scoring has really resonated with fans. We’re excited to announce the addition of a third match and the introduction of the new tournament format, which will result in one team hoisting our inaugural trophy. This will be a can’t-miss day on the New England sports calendar and we’re grateful to partners AIG, the GPA and GAA for enabling us to add yet another dynamic event to an already compelling off-season line-up at Fenway Park.”

Hurling, widely believed to be the world’s oldest field game, combines agility, strength and intensity, earning it the reputation as the “fastest game on grass” among its loyal and passionate followers. Title sponsor AIG has been an official sponsor to Dublin GAA since November 2013 and has been committed to raising the profile of hurling and other Gaelic Games to a broader global audience.

“Along with the championship trophy, there will be an intense Irish pride for counties competing in the final match,” said GPA Chief Executive Officer Dermot Earley. “The new tournament format is going to bring the best out of four brilliant teams. It will be an unforgettable day for fans, players and the sport of hurling as a whole.”

In addition to the Hurling Classic, AIG and FSM have teamed up to offer attendees a lively Irish festival complete with Irish food, music and dancing. Additional details about the Irish Festival will be continuously posted at the event website. Furthermore, Aer Lingus has signed on as the Official Airline of the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival and will transport the four teams from Ireland to Boston as well as presenting the stream of the doubleheader in November. For more details on the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival and ticket information, please visit www.redsox.com/hurling.

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About Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
Fenway Sports Management (FSM) is a global sports marketing firm that specializes in partnership sales, consulting and the creation of unique and memorable events and experiences.

A wholly owned subsidiary of Fenway Sports Group, FSM is a part of an elite family of properties that includes some of the most storied names and venues in all of sports including the Boston Red Sox, Liverpool Football Club, New England Sports Network and Roush Fenway Racing. For further information visit Fenway Sports Management.

About American International Group, Inc. (AIG)
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading global insurance organization. Founded in 1919, today AIG member companies provide a wide range of property casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products, and other financial services to customers in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions. These diverse offerings include products and services that help businesses and individuals protect their assets, manage risks and provide for retirement security. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Additional information about AIG can be found at www.aig.com | YouTube: www.youtube.com/aig | Twitter: @AIGinsurance www.twitter.com/AIGinsurance | LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/company/aig. These references with additional information about AIG have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release.

AIG is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty, life and retirement, and general insurance operations of American International Group, Inc. For additional information, please visit our website at www.aig.com. All products and services are written or provided by subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. Products or services may not be available in all countries, and coverage is subject to actual policy language. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Certain property-casualty coverages may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds, and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.

About the Gaelic Players Association (GPA)
The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) is a not‐for‐profit organization supporting Ireland’s elite amateur county Gaelic footballers and hurlers. With over 2000 current playing members and expanding alumni, the GPA supports its athletes through the provision of a comprehensive Personal Development Program. The aim of the program – which covers personal development coaching, education and training, career coaching, leadership development and health and wellbeing – is to make a meaningful difference to the lives of our athletes outside the sports, encourage their long-term personal development and ensure that they realise their potential.  The GPA is dedicated to players throughout their lives and guided by the principles of excellence, commitment, compassion, diversity and transparency. We strive to ensure that all our players achieve their personal best in all aspects of their lives.

About the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA)
The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) was founded in 1884, and is Ireland’s largest sporting organization. It is celebrated as one of the great amateur sporting associations in the world. It is part of the Irish consciousness and plays an influential role in Irish society that extends far beyond the basic aim of promoting Gaelic games.

Media Contacts
Keith Gainsboro, Elevate Communications: 617-895-7905, kgainsboro@elevatecom.com
Karen Thorpe, GPA Communications: +353 1 681 4251, karen@gaelicplayers.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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Media Contacts

To request a credential, contact:
Ally Cohen, Elevate Communications: (617) 851-7915, acohen@elevatecom.com
Credential Requests are due no later Than noon on Thursday, October 19

To arrange an interview in advance or for more information, please contact:
Matthew Farhadi, Elevate Communications: (617) 981-9637, mfarhadi@elevatecom.com

 

 

 

 

City of Boston, Highland Street Foundation Join Red Sox to Bring Red Sox Baseball to Boston Common This Summer

“Out Of the Park” Event to Screen Red Sox-Yankees Game on August 12

Boston, MA – The City of Boston, Highland Street Foundation, and the Boston Red Sox today announced that the fourth annual “Out of the Park” will take place on Saturday, August 12, on the Boston Common. “Out of the Park” is a free, family-oriented event that brings the Fenway Park experience out to the community.

“Out of the Park” will feature a live viewing of the 4:05 p.m. August 12 Red Sox-Yankees game at Yankee Stadium.  The New England Sports Network (NESN) broadcast will be shown on a 15-foot video screen with cut-ins by a live game announcer. “Out of the Park” includes free food, provided courtesy of Red Sox partners Aramark, Cavendish Farms, Savenor’s Butcher & Market, Poland Spring, Frito Lay, Kayem Foods, Del’s Frozen Lemonade, and King’s Hawaiian.

“Out of the Park is a great way to bring the excitement of Fenway Park to another one of our City’s treasured destinations, the Boston Common,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “This family-friendly event will offer residents and visitors a unique opportunity to celebrate the Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park during a day of fun and activities outside of Yawkey Way.”

“Out of the Park” will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the Red Sox Mobile Showcase bringing a batting cage, virtual reality station, pitching accuracy, and other games for families to enjoy. The events will also include many of the signature elements and amenities that can be found in and around Fenway Park and Yawkey Way during home games, such as caricaturists, balloon artists, and face painters. Red Sox Mascot Wally the Green Monster, his sister Tessie, along with a live DJ will be present throughout the day. Attendees will also have a chance to take rides on the carousel with free vouchers and participate in giveaways.

“It is our hope that anyone who has a love of baseball or simply a desire to feel part of a larger community can join us,” said Blake Jordan, Executive Director, Highland Street Foundation.  “Out of the Park is about engaging individuals, children and families in an afternoon of fun while rooting on our hometown team.”

The concept for “Out of the Park,” which is supported by Boston Parks & Recreation, was created in 2014 from a shared focus on community building between the City, Highland Street Foundation, and the Red Sox. The free event is part of the club’s “Calling All Kids” initiative, an ongoing effort to connect baseball to the next generation of fans.

“We are grateful to Mayor Walsh, the City of Boston, and Highland Street Foundation for allowing us to bring the Fenway Park experience out to Boston’s central public park,” said Red Sox President Sam Kennedy. “This event is a great way to bring Red Sox baseball to life in our community while the team is on the road and provide those who can’t make it to Fenway Park this summer with a taste of the sights and sounds of our historic ballpark.”