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Fenway Park Transition Begins in Preparation for the Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football and AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival

Grounds crew begins conversion from baseball to football field and hurling pitch
in advance of full slate of November special events as the ‘fastest game on turf’
and college football return to iconic ballpark

BOSTON, MA  The Fenway Park grounds crew will begin the ballpark’s transformation from a Major League Baseball diamond to a multi-purpose football field and hurling pitch on Monday, October 23, as Fenway Sports Management prepares to host a full slate of special events this November. This marks the beginning of final preparations for the return of both college football and “the fastest game on turf” respectively as the iconic ballpark gets set to host the Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football and the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival. Field transition will take place through Wednesday, November 8.

Media interested in capturing photos, video and interviews from the field construction should send an email including name and desired date and time to SpecialEvents@elevatecom.com. Images and video of the field transformation will also be made available by Fenway Sports Management.

A planned timeline of field transition includes:

  • Week of October 23 – Field Goal posts and end zone net pole system installed on Tuesday; Pitchers mound is removed on Wednesday; Infield sod is installed Wednesday-Friday
  • Week of October 30 –  Field dimension painting begins on Monday; Logo painting begins on Tuesday
  • Week of November 6 – Warning track sod is installed; Visitor’s dugout conversion/padding begins

*Schedule and activities subject to change

The Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football is a two-week series of three Division I college football games, featuring six of the most prominent New England teams:

  • Friday, November 10, at 8:00 p.m. – Brown University hosts Dartmouth College
  • Saturday, November 11, at 4:00 p.m. – University of Massachusetts hosts the University of Maine
  • Saturday, November 18, at 7:00 p.m. – University of Connecticut hosts Boston College

For more information about the Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football, including how to purchase tickets and continuous schedule updates, please visit FenwayGridironSeries.com.

On Sunday, November 19, the day after the final game of the New England college football trilogy, the gridiron will transform into a hurling pitch as the “Ancient Irish Warrior Sport” makes its triumphant return to the historic ballpark when four of the most famous hurling clubs from Ireland battle in a three-match, one-day hurling championship at Fenway Park. Dublin will face Galway and Tipperary will take on Clare, with the winners meeting in the inaugural championship of the AIG Fenway Hurling Classic and Irish Festival. The winner of the final match will be presented with the Players Champion Cup to conclude the day’s festivities. Tickets and additional information are available at redsox.com/hurling.

On Wednesday, November 22, the Fenway Gridiron Series Presented by Your Call Football concludes with a special high school pre-Thanksgiving football doubleheader featuring Masconomet versus Everett and Hingham battling Scituate in their traditional rivalry games. Tickets for that doubleheader can be purchased by visiting redsox.com/gridiron with 25% of every ticket sold given back to the school each patron is supporting.

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 Your Call Football
Your Call Football, an interactive technology company that puts fans in control of live games, is the title sponsorship of the Fenway Gridiron Series. Newton-based Your Call Football puts fans in control of live games, transforming spectator sports into interactive, social and competitive experiences. Your Call Football is upgrading the sports and gaming industries by offering gamers and football fans the chance to control a live sporting event and compete on their play-calling skills. Fans attending the Fenway Gridiron Series games will get an exclusive first look at the future of sports and gaming with demos of the Your Call Football technology and fan experience at Fenway Park. The Your Call Football platform will not have any in-game activation during the Fenway Gridiron Series.

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’s core businesses include Commercial Insurance and Consumer Insurance, as well as Other Operations. Commercial Insurance comprises two modules – Liability and Financial Lines, and Property and Special Risks. Consumer Insurance comprises four modules – Individual Retirement, Group Retirement, Life Insurance and Personal Insurance. 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 and www.aig.com/strategyupdate | 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.

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

Eagles Fan Cory Bachstein Attempted $20,000 Kick as Part of the “Santander Field Goal Challenge”

Roxborough, Pa. Resident Narrowly Missed 30-Yard Field Goal
during h
alftime of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Game

Philadelphia, PA – Roxborough, Pa. resident Cory Bachstein made his kicking debut on Lincoln Financial Field during halftime at today’s Philadelphia Eagles game, attempting a 30-yard field goal in the “Santander Field Goal Challenge.”

Bachstein was poised to win a $10,000 cash prize and an additional $10,000 donation to Pennsbury High School, the regional school he selected, courtesy of Santander Bank. Bachstein attended Pennsbury High School and played soccer there, honing his kicking skills that helped him win the finalist spot at the competition tryouts in November. Although Bachstein was just shy of the goal posts and missed the grand prize, he was rewarded for his efforts and was presented a $2,500 prize, as well as a $2,500 donation to Pennsbury High School. Bachstein plans to direct the donation towards the school’s athletic programs to benefit student athletes.

“I was born and raised in an Eagles family so getting the chance to stand on the field where the team plays was awesome,” said Bachstein. “I trained hard and gave it my best shot and while I wish the football had gone through the goal posts, it has still been an incredible experience. I can’t thank Santander enough for this amazing opportunity. I’m getting married this coming year so the prize money will go towards our honeymoon.”

To participate in the third annual “Santander Field Goal Challenge,” Eagles fans were invited to enter the Bank’s daily online contest for a chance at one of 40 spots in the Santander Field Goal Challenge Tryouts, which were held at the Eagles’ NovaCare Complex training facility on November 15th. With some pointers from Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis, Bachstein outkicked the other contestants to advance to today’s final kick. Santander’s Chief Marketing Officer Doug Kalish, Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Cameron Letters and Regional Executive Director of Corporate and Commercial Banking David Swoyer joined Bachstein on the field to present him two $2,500 checks.

“At Santander, we’re committed to giving back to the communities where we do business and the ‘Santander Field Goal Challenge’ is a great way to interact with some remarkable Eagles fans and support a local school,” said Kalish. “I want to thank all of our talented contestants this year and congratulate Cory for winning the opportunity to kick a field goal at today’s game. He was a great competitor and we’re pleased to present the two $2,500 prizes to Cory and Pennsbury High School.”

Santander, which operates 160 branches in Pennsylvania, is the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A. 
is one of the country’s top retail and commercial banks by deposits and a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. – one of the most respected banking groups in the world. With its corporate offices in Boston, Santander Bank’s more than 670 branches and nearly 2,100 ATMs are principally located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Bank’s 9,400 employees are committed to helping our 2.1 million customers make progress toward their financial goals with the support of our call centers, interactive online banking platform and easy-to-use mobile app. Madrid-based Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), serves more than 117 million customers in the U.K., Europe, Latin America and the U.S. Through its local affiliates, including Santander Bank, Banco Santander is the largest corporate contributor to higher education in the world, investing over $165 million annually in colleges and universities across more than 20 countries, including the U.S. For more information on Santander Bank, please visit www.santanderbank.com.

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

Eagles Fan to Attempt Once-In-A-Lifetime Field Goal in Front Of Nearly 70,000 at Sunday’s Eagles Game

“Santander Field Goal Challenge” Finalist Cory Bachstein of Roxborough, Pa.
to Kick Field Goal Worth $20k During Halftime of the December 11 Game

What:
Roxborough, Pa. resident Cory Bachstein will have the chance of a lifetime during halftime at the Philadelphia Eagles December 11 home game as he attempts a 30-yard field goal for the final kick of the “Santander Field Goal Challenge.” Bachstein will take to the field and make his kick before nearly 70,000 football fans at Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles Drum Line and Cheerleaders.

A successful conversion will net Bachstein a $10,000 cash prize and a $10,000 school donation, both courtesy of Santander Bank, the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles. Bachstein has selected Pennsbury High School as the recipient of the donation should he win. He played for the school’s soccer team while in attendance, which he credits with his success in the competition thus far. If Bachstein does not convert his attempt, Santander will award him a $2,500 consolation prize, as well as a $2,500 donation to Pennsbury High School.

Following the kick, there will be an on-field prize presentation ceremony with Bachstein and Santander’s Chief Marketing Officer Doug Kalish, Santander’s Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking Cameron Letters and Santander’s Regional Executive Director of Corporate and Commercial Banking David Swoyer.

Bachstein successfully completed a 35-yard field goal during the Santander Field Goal Challenge Tryouts at the Fieldhouse at NovaCare Complex last month, where he received pointers from Eagles kicker Caleb Sturgis.

Who:

  • Cory Bachstein,”Santander Field Goal Challenge” finalist
  • Doug Kalish, Chief Marketing Officer, Santander
  • Cameron Letters, Managing Director and Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking, Santander
  • David Swoyer Regional Executive Director of Corporate and Commercial Banking, Santander
  • Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders
  • Philadelphia Eagles Drum Line
  • SWOOP, Philadelphia Eagles Mascot

When:
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Halftime “Santander Field Goal Challenge” final kick attempt and prize presentation

Where:
Lincoln Financial Field
One Lincoln Financial Field Way | Philadelphia, PA, 19147
*Credentialed media only

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A.is one of the country’s top retail and commercial banks by deposits and a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. – one of the most respected banking groups in the world. With its corporate offices in Boston, Santander Bank’s more than 670 branches and nearly 2,100 ATMs are principally located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Bank’s 9,400 employees are committed to helping our 2.1 million customers make progress toward their financial goals with the support of our call centers, interactive online banking platform and easy-to-use mobile app. Madrid-based Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), serves more than 117 million customers in the U.K., Europe, Latin America and the U.S. Through its local affiliates, including Santander Bank, Banco Santander is the largest corporate contributor to higher education in the world, investing over $165 million annually in colleges and universities across more than 20 countries, including the U.S. For more information on Santander Bank, please visit www.santanderbank.com.

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

Eagles Fans Vie For Chance to Attempt Field Goal at the Linc at “Santander Field Goal Challenge” Tryouts

Fans Compete for Shot at Field Goal Worth $10,000 and a $10,000 School Donation

Who:

  • Caleb Sturgis, Philadelphia Eagles kicker
  • More than 40 Eagles fans selected through a sweepstakes to participate in the Santander Field Goal Challenge tryouts
  • Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders
  • Angela Moultrie, Santander EVP and Regional President for New Jersey Central and Pennsylvania
  • David Swoyer, Santander Managing Director of Commercial Banking
  • Jim Wujcik, Santander Regional Director of Commercial Banking

What:
More than 40 Philadelphia Eagles enthusiasts will go head-to-head for their shot at a fan’s dream prize: the opportunity to attempt a 30-yard field goal kick during halftime at the Eagles’ December 11 home game.

To earn a shot at the halftime kick, the amateur kickers will go head-to-head in a series of field goal attempts at the Santander Field Goal Challenge tryouts until one finalist remains. This knockout round will take place in the Field House at the NovaCare Complex, the Eagles’ official training facility. The competitors earned the chance to take part by previously entering Santander Bank’s daily online contest, run in partnership with the NFL team this fall for the third consecutive year.

A successful conversion on Sunday, December 11 will net a $10,000 prize for the kicker. An additional $10,000 will be donated to the regional K-12 school of the winner’s choice, both courtesy of Santander, the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.

When:
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Media check in at 6 p.m.
Competition begins at 6:30 p.m.

Where:
The Fieldhouse at NovaCare Complex
One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia, PA, 19145

Why:
Great visuals of Eagles fans giving it their all and vying for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The Santander Field Goal Challenge presents one lucky diehard fan with an exclusive Eagles experience — all part of Santander’s commitment to Eagles fans, the Philadelphia community and K-12 education initiatives.

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

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Santander, Philadelphia Eagles Kick-Off Third Annual “Field Goal Challenge”

Fans Enter for Chance to Kick 30-Yard Field Goal during Halftime of Eagles Game on 12/11,
Win $10,000 Cash Prize and Secure Another $10,000 for Local School of Their Choice

Philadelphia, PASantander Bank, N.A. today announced the return of the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” for the third consecutive year. The popular promotion provides Philadelphia Eagles fans with a chance to win the once-in-a-lifetime experience of kicking a field goal at a National Football League stadium.

Now through October 31, 2016, Eagles fans are invited to enter to win a chance to attempt a 30-yard field goal during halftime of the Eagles home game on December 11th. A successful conversion will result in a $10,000 prize for the winner. An additional $10,000 will be donated to the regional K-12 school of the winner’s choice, courtesy of Santander, the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.

“The ‘Santander Field Goal Challenge’gives us the chance to give back to the local community, while promoting education and connecting with the Eagles passionate fan base,” said Angela Moultrie, Santander region president for the Pennsylvania/New Jersey Central regions. “We know how much Eagles fans like this contest and look forward to the game in December when one lucky Eagles fan will get the chance to win big for themselves and the school of their choice.”

Fans can enter the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” at www.philadelphiaeagles.com/santander, with one contestant selected per day throughout the duration of the contest. All winning contestants will participate in the “Santander Field Goal Challenge Tryouts” at the Eagles NovaCare Complex training facility the week of November 14th, where contestants will go head-to-head in a series of field goal attempts until one finalist remains. The finalist will take the field on December 11th to attempt a 30-yard field goal. Another six weekly winners will take home a signed 2016 Eagles jersey.

“As an Eagles fan, walking onto the field and converting a kick in front of 70,000 people was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and winning big for my school was amazing,” said last year’s winner, Thomas Voelker, who took his family to Disney World with his personal prize and used the $10,000 school donation to support STEM programming at Brandywine Heights Middle School. “As a school administrator, I know firsthand how significant a $10,000 donation can be for a school and I commend Santander for offering Eagles fans the chance to live out the ultimate fantasy and support a local school in the process.”

Legal residents of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 18-years of age or older, may enter the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” by visiting www.philadelphiaeagles.com/santander and providing all entry information. No purchase necessary to enter or win a prize. Sweepstakes start at 12:00 a.m. (ET) on September 22, 2016 and end on October 31, 2016. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of DE, NJ, and PA who are at least 18 years old at the time of entry. Void outside of DE, NJ, PA and where prohibited. Santander Bank, N.A. is a Member FDIC and a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. ©2016 Santander Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Santander, Santander Bank and the Flame Logo are trademarks of Banco Santander, S.A. or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.The promotion ends at 11:59:59 a.m. (ET) on October 31, 2016. The official contest rules are also available at www.philadelphiaeagles.com/santander.

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the country’s top retail and commercial banks by deposits and a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. – one of the most respected banking groups in the world. With its corporate offices in Boston, Santander Bank’s more than 670 branches and nearly 2,100 ATMs are principally located in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The Bank’s 9,400 employees are committed to helping our more than 2.1 million customers make progress toward their financial goals with the support of our call centers, interactive online banking platform and easy-to-use mobile app. Madrid-based Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), serves more than 117 million customers in the U.K., Europe, Latin America and the U.S. Through its local affiliates, including Santander Bank, Banco Santander is the largest corporate contributor to higher education in the world, investing over $165 million annually in colleges and universities across more than 20 countries, including the U.S. For more information on Santander Bank, please visit www.santanderbank.com.

Media Contact
Sarah Rich, Elevate Communications: 617-861-3658, srich@elevatecom.com

 

Philadelphia Eagles Fans Vie For Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity To Attempt A Field Goal During A Home Game At “Santander Field Goal Challenge” Try Outs

Fans Compete for Chance to Attempt a Game Day Field Goal to Win $10,000
and Score an Additional $10,000 Donation for a School of the Winner’s Choice

Who:

  • Cody Parker Philadelphia Eagles kicker
  • More than 40 Eagles fans pre-selected to participate in the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” try outs
  • Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders
  • Angela Moultrie, Santander VP and Regional President for New Jersey Central and Pennsylvania

What:
More than 40 Philadelphia Eagles fans will vie for a football fan’s dream prize: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attempt a field goal from the 20 yard line during halftime at the Eagles’ November 22 home game against Tampa Bay.

To make the cut, the amateur kickers will step onto the turf in the Field House at the NovaCare Complex, the Eagles’ official training facility, for the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” try outs. Those fans, who won the exclusive right to take part by correctly answering trivia questions about Eagles alumni as part of Santander Bank, N.A.’s online contest in partnership with the NFL team this fall, will attempt to convert successful field goals from increasing distances until one finalist remains.

A successful conversion on November 22 will net a $10,000 prize. An additional $10,000 will be donated to the regional K-12 school of the winner’s choice, both courtesy of Santander, the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.

When:
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Media check in at 5:30 p.m
Competition begins at 6 p.m.

Where:
The Fieldhouse at NovaCare Complex
One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia, PA, 19145

Why:
Great visuals of Eagles fans putting their talent to the test and competing against one another for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as well as a good cause. The “Santander Field Goal Challenge” presents a unique experience for diehard Eagles fans with the team as well as a way for Santander to continue to extend its community engagement and support of local education.

Media Contact:
Erin Evanoka, Elevate Communications: 646-456-9649, eevanoka@elevatecom.com

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Santander Kicks Off “Field Goal Challenge” for Philadelphia Eagles Fans

Trivia Contest Challenges Fans’ Team Knowledge for the Chance to Kick a Game Day Field Goal,
Win $10,000 and Score an Additional $10,000 Donation for a School of the Winner’s Choice

Boston, MA – Santander Bank, N.A. today announced the launch of its second annual “Santander Field Goal Challenge,” a sweepstakes offering lucky Eagles fans the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience and prizes. The program was developed in partnership with the Eagles as part of the Bank’s team sponsorship.

Now through October 21, 2015, Eagles fans can enter to win an opportunity to attempt a field goal from the 20-yard line during halftime at the November 22nd home game against Tampa Bay. A successful conversion will net a $10,000 prize. An additional $10,000 will be donated to the regional K-12 school of the winner’s choice, courtesy of Santander, the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fans can enter the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” by participating in a daily online trivia game, featuring fun questions about the Eagles, with one entrant selected per day throughout the duration of the contest. All winners will be eligible to participate in the “Santander Field Goal Challenge Try Outs,” where they can bring their football skills to the field.

The try out event will take place on November 5th at the NovaCare Complex, the Eagles’ training facility in Philadelphia. All daily trivia winners will participate in a series of field goal attempts, guided by Philadelphia Eagles kicker Cody Parkey, until one finalist remains. The finalist will then attempt a 30-yard field goal during halftime at the Eagles home game. A successful field goal will earn the lucky winner and a regional school of his or her choice $10,000 each, courtesy of Santander.

“We’re always looking for meaningful ways to give back to the community and the ‘Santander Field Goal Challenge’ is one example of how we can help Eagles fans get excited about the team and the much-anticipated football season,” said Doug Kalish, Chief Marking Officer at Santander Bank. “By adding a new component to the program that will provide funding to a local school, we’re building upon our commitment to supporting education and the academic success of students.”

Consumers who are 18-years of age or older and are legal residents of communities in eligible zip codes in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania may enter the “Santander Field Goal Challenge” by visiting www.philadelphiaeagles.com/santander and answering the daily trivia question correctly. Consumers may enter the contest once per day now through October 21, 2015. Winners will be notified via email daily with all notifications complete by October 24, 2015. The official rules are available at www.philadelphiaeagles.com/santander.

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About Santander Bank
Santander Bank, N.A. is one of the largest retail banks in the United States by deposits. Its main corporate offices are in Boston and it operates principally in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Santander’s 9,800 employees serve its 2.1 million customers through more than 670 branches and approximately 2,100 ATMs, call centers, website and mobile app. Supervised by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Santander in the United States is a wholly-owned, financially autonomous subsidiary of Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN), a global commercial and retail bank. For more information about Santander, visit www.santanderbank.com or call 877-768-2265.