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Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Added to ‘Hot Stove, Cool Music – Red Sox-Cubs Edition’ Line-up

Red Sox Foundation, Foundation To Be Named Later Team Up
to 
Support Chicago and Boston Youth for a Weekend Celebrating music,
baseball and giving back 
Presented By Think Energy!

Boston, MA – Pearl Jam front-man Eddie Vedder has been added to the line-up of Boston and Chicago musicians who will take the stage at a special edition of the Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert at Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on Saturday, April 29th.  Vedder will join Baseball Hall of Fame writer Peter Gammons, Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and current Red Sox and Cubs players in a special musical performance at the Boston version of the annual fundraising series, which benefits Boston and Chicago youth and families.

The Hot Stove, Cool Music – Red Sox/Cubs Edition concert will feature musical performances by three ensemble bands – the Boston Hot Stove All Stars, Band of Their Own, and the Chicago Hot Stove All Stars. A full list of participating musicians can be found at ftbnl.org.  Award-winning actor, writer, and comedian Mike O’Malley will serve as emcee and lead a special game show showdown between Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs players.

A limited amount of VIP ticket packages are on sale now at www.redsox.com/champions or www.ftbnl.org. VIP ticket packages ($1,200 each) include: Two (2) VIP tickets for the Hot Stove, Cool Music Red Sox / Cubs Edition VIP party & concert; which features complimentary beer and wine, delicious gourmet food prepared by some of Boston’s most accomplished chefs and special appearances by the musical line-up and current and former Red Sox & Cubs players; and the concert starring Eddie Vedder and Red Sox & Cubs players.  VIP Ticket buyers will have the rare opportunity to have a photo taken with both the Red Sox and Cubs’ “curse-breaking” 2004 and 2016 World Series trophies together.   There are also a limited number of General Admission tickets available for ($65. each) on www.ftbnl.org.

Hot Stove Cool Music, Red Sox-Cubs Edition is part of “Baseball Champions for Charity Weekend presented by Think Energy,” a special partnership between the Red Sox Foundation, the Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL), and Cubs Charities, which includes a series of charitable fundraising events that will take place on April 28 and 29 during the Red Sox-Cubs series at Fenway Park to raise funds for the three non-profits.  Red Sox vs. Cubs are rivals on the field and for the first time, come together in the community to make a difference.

In addition to the concert, the weekend’s activities will include a VIP reception and luncheon on Friday, April 28, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel featuring a panel of baseball luminaries Including Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, Red Sox/Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster and New York Yankees legend Bernie Williams discussing what it takes to build a championship team.  MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons with NESN, Tom Caron will moderate the panel. Tickets ($325 each includes the reception, panel and lunch) and sponsorships are available at www.redsox.com/champions or www.ftbnl.org.

This marks the third consecutive Hot Stove, Cool Music performance by Vedder, a Chicago-Area Native, and die-hard Cubs fan. The iconic singer-songwriter joined the Hot Stove roster at the 2015 and 2016 Hot Stove, Cool Music – Chicago concerts at Club Metro in Wriglyville, electrifying the capacity crowds while helping to raise more than $750,000 to support longtime friend Theo Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later.

Hot Stove Cool Music Red Sox-Cubs Edition is presented by Think Energy and sponsored by a&g, Blue Cross Blue Shield, MA, Biogen, Boston Business Journal, Boston Celtics, Comcast Business, Eaton Vance, Elevate, Grand Circle Travel, Greenberg Traurig, Harpoon Brewery, Hotel Commonwealth, Improper Bostonian, Ipswich, Jam Spot, JNG Consulting, KPMG, Mintz Levin, New Balance, Paradise Rock Club, Rasky Partners, Suffolk Construction, SullyMac, 19 Crimes (TWE), Vinik Family Foundation and Walmart.

All proceeds from the “Baseball Champions for Charity” weekend will benefit the Red Sox Foundation, the Foundation To Be Named Later and Cubs Charities.  VIP tickets to the Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert and Baseball Champions for Charity Lunch are available on-line now at www.redsox.com/champions and  www.ftbnl.org. Those interested sponsorship opportunities may call 617-226-6334 or visit www.redsoxfoundation.org or www.ftbnl.org .

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About ENGIE Resources and Think Energy
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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 15 years, Hot Stove Cool Music has become a staple on Boston’s entertainment calendar and has raised more than $8 million for Theo and Paul Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later, the Jimmy Fund and other beneficiaries.

About the Red Sox Foundation
The official team charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Red Sox Foundation has distributed over $93 million to support programs serving children and families across New England. The Foundation’s efforts are primarily focused on five cornerstone programs: the Red Sox Scholars Program, which provides tutoring, mentoring, enrichment programs and a college scholarship to academically talented but economically disadvantaged Boston public school students; the Red Sox Foundation’s RBI and Rookie League youth baseball and softball programs serving more than 2,000 inner city teens each summer; the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress and traumatic brain injury; The Dimock Center in Roxbury, serving more than 80,000 low-income families in Boston’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods; and The Jimmy Fund, supporting breakthrough cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.  For more information about the foundation, visit redsoxfoundation.org.

About The Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL)
Paul Epstein, a social worker in Boston, MA area and his twin brother, Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein launched Foundation To Be Named Later (FTBNL) in 2005. Named after the MLB trade term, player to be named later, the foundation’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit agencies, working on the front lines serving youth and families from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Boston & Chicago. FTBNL has given $8 million in grants and in-kind donations to more than 220 nonprofit organizations in Chicago and Boston and has sent approximately 6,000 children to Cubs or Red Sox home games. The Peter Gammons/FTBNL College Scholarship (named in honor of Hall of Famer and FTBNL champion, Peter Gammons) is the signature program of FTBNL and has sent more than 70 young people with high financial needs and high potential to the college of their choice. Each Gammons Scholar is provided with an adult mentor and a laptop computer to ensure college success. For more information on FTBNL programs and events, or to make a donation, please visit www.foundationtobenamedlater.org.

About Cubs Charities
Cubs Charities harnesses the passion of Cubs fans to improve the lives of children and families across Chicago and beyond. Our goal is to provide increased access to sports opportunities and target improvements in health, fitness and education for those at risk. We partner with the most effective programs and organizations to achieve positive impact and demonstrated results. Through the generosity of Cubs fans, corporate partners and our Cubs Care partner, the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Cubs Charities is proud to help support the people and organizations that make our city a great place to live, work and play. For more information on Chicago Cubs Charities programs and events or to make a donation, please visit www.cubs.com/community.

 

Media Contacts
Zineb Curran, Boston Red Sox: 617-226-6115, zcurran@redsox.com
Keith Gainsboro, Elevate Communications: 617-895-7905, kgainsboro@elevatecom.com
Alyson Cohen, Chicago Cubs: 773-404-4128, acohen@cubs.com

Tickets For Frozen Fenway 2017 Hockey East Doubleheaders Go On Sale September 1 At 12:00 P.M.

Fenway Park’s Two-week Winter Festival to Include Competitive High School
and 
Youth Hockey Games and Free Public Skating for City of Boston Residents

Boston, MA – Fenway Sports Management (FSM) and Hockey East Association announced today that tickets for the two marquee Hockey East men’s college hockey doubleheaders at Frozen Fenway 2017 will go on sale Thursday, September 1 at 12:00 p.m. on redsox.com/frozenfenway. Frozen Fenway 2017 is a two week series of hockey and ice skating events taking place at Fenway Park from January 4-16, 2017, featuring outdoor college and high school hockey games and a free public skating day for City of Boston residents.

The two Hockey East doubleheaders featuring eight of the premier college hockey programs in New England are scheduled to take place on January 7 and 14. The schedule for the four Frozen Fenway games is:

Saturday, January 7, 2017:

  • Boston University vs. University of Massachusetts at 1:30 p.m.
  • Boston College vs. Providence College at 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, January 14, 2017:

  • University of Maine vs. University of Connecticut at 4:00 p.m.
  • University of New Hampshire vs. Northeastern University at 7:30 p.m.

The Frozen Fenway 2017 matchups will feature three recent Frozen Four participants (BC, BU and Providence, which won the 2015 Frozen Four Championship), the past two Beanpot winners (BC and BU), the past two Hockey East regular season champs (BC and Providence in 2016; BU in 2015) and the past two Hockey East tournament champions (Northeastern in 2016; BU in 2015).

For more information and to purchase tickets for Frozen Fenway 2017, please visit redsox.com/frozenfenway.

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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 Hockey East
The Hockey East Association is a 12-team Division I college men’s hockey conference founded in 1984 and a nine-team Division I women’s league which began play in 2002-03. The men’s league has won nine NCAA championships and placed 105 teams in the NCAA Tournament, more than any other conference since Hockey East began play.

Media Contacts
Keith Gainsboro, Elevate Communications: 617-895-7905, kgainsboro@elevatecom.com
Brian Smith, Hockey East: 781-245-2122, bsmith@hockeyeastonline.com

 

Fact Sheet: Killington Resort

  • Of Killington Resort’s seven mountain peaks, Killington Peak is the highest at 4,241 feet. It is the second highest summit in the Green Mountains and state of Vermont, and is the highest lift-served peak in both categories via the K-1 Express Gondola.
  • Killington’s expansive lift network includes two high-speed express gondolas, five high-speed express quads, and fifteen additional lifts for an uphill capacity of 38,315 rides per hour, not to mention seven additional lifts at Pico Mountain.
  • In 2013-14, Killington Resort completed $11 million in capital improvements, including the new, sustainable Peak Lodge
  • Killington features a vertical drop of 3,050 feet, the largest in New England, and when combined with Pico Mountain, the resort offers 1,977 skiable acres, 92 miles of trails, and 212 total trails.
  • Six Base Lodges (K-1, Snowshed, Ramshead, Bear Mountain, Skyeship, and Pico Base Lodge) comprise the Killington Base Lodge system. Each features unique service and amenities with signature terrain from parks to learning slopes.
  • The Powdr Corporation acquired Killington Resort and Pico Mountain in 2007 and has since invested at least $25 million.
  • With K-1 Lodge situated at 2,500 feet above sea level and Killington Peak reaching 4,241 feet, the elevation advantage provides an average of 250 inches of natural snow each winter, supplemented by a snowmaking system covering 600 skiable acres.
  • At optimal conditions, in one hour’s time, Killington’s snowmaking system pumps more than 720,000 gallons of water to 240 snow guns, covering 80 acres with 12 inches of fresh snow.
  • The Killington snowmaking system includes 88 miles of pipe and 1,700 snow guns, more than 500 of which are low energy machines.
  • Killington’s 17 snowcats — including three winch cats for grooming steeper slopes — groom more than 40 miles of terrain on a nightly basis for a consistent top-to-bottom surface every day of the season.
  • New for the 2013-14 winter season, the Uphill Travel Policy at Killington encourages skinning and 
snowshoeing on select mountain terrain.
  • President and General Manager Mike Solimano has been leading The Beast since 2012.

 

Killington Resort Announces 2016 Audi FIS Ski World Cup Tickets Will Go on Sale July 5 at 8:00 a.m. ET

Limited number of VIP and grandstand tickets, along with a free access tier, are available when Alpine World Cup skiing returns to the eastern US for the first time since 1991 on November 26-27 at Killington

Killington, VT – Vermont’s Killington Resort, the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, announced that tickets for the 2016 Audi FIS Ski World Cup will go on sale Tuesday, July 5 at 8:00 a.m. ET at www.killington.com. Taking place November 26-27, Killington will host the first Alpine World Cup event in the eastern US in 25 years. The World Cup event will include the women’s giant slalom and slalom races and is expected to bring U.S. Ski Team superstars Julia Mancuso, Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn to compete against the best women’s technical alpine skiers in the world.

Killington Resort will offer three tiers of tickets to meet the needs and budgets of all skiing fans. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday events are sold separately. Ticket offerings for the Women’s World Cup events include:

VIP Tickets – $350
VIP tickets are located inside a heated tent at the Roaring Brook Umbrella Bar and offer an unmatched vantage point of the course, along with televisions live-streaming the full event. The VIP package includes continental breakfast, gourmet lunch and a deluxe premium open bar. Additionally, VIP tickets provide preferred parking close to the race venue and a World Cup commemorative souvenir, plus a Killington Adult Lift Ticket Voucher for the 2016-17 winter season that can be redeemed without restriction. VIP packages are extremely limited each day of the World Cup.

SuperFan Level – $75
The SuperFan package includes Grandstand tickets, along with a World Cup commemorative souvenir and a Killington Adult Lift Ticket Voucher for the 2016-17 winter season that can be redeemed without restriction.

Grandstand Tickets – $20
Ticketed Grandstands are located at the base of the Superstar Trail, adjacent to the race course, and are general admission. The grandstand provides a standing room only elevated view of the race course, along with a jumbo screen showing top-to-bottom race coverage. Limited accessible seating access is available in the front row of the grandstand. Grandstand tickets also include a commemorative World Cup access pass.

General Admission – Free
In addition to the three ticket offers, there will also be a free access viewing area for all fans to enjoy. The free area provides standing room access near the base of the Superstar trail with a jumbo screen for viewing the full race course.

Free parking and shuttles will be available around Killington Resort, however patrons can upgrade to a preferred parking pass in the K-1 Parking Bays. Preferred parking passes can be purchased when tickets go on sale for $20 at www.killington.com.

For additional information about Killington Resort and the 2016 Audi FIS Ski World Cup, please visit www.killington.com/worldcup.

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About Killington Resort
Killington Resort is a four season destination sitting on 3,000 acres in the heart of Central Vermont’s Green Mountains. Killington boasts 92 miles of diverse snow sports terrain spread across six peaks including Pico Mountain, and served by the most expansive lift network and snowmaking system in Eastern North America. After the snow melts, Killington features an 18-hole championship golf course, the family-friendly Snowshed Adventure Center, 35 miles of mountain biking trails and 15 miles of hiking trails. The seemingly infinite après, dining, and lodging options have made Killington a world-class destination for East Coast skiers and riders for over 55 years. Visit www.killington.com for more information and discover more of what The Beast offers with and #beast365.

Media Contact
Kevin Flight, Elevate Communications: 781-439-7140 or kflight@elevatecom.com