Jim Rice to be Honored at Blazers Game
BOSTON (February 24, 2009) - RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), a leading provider of all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet, and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers, as well as high-capacity transport services to carrier and large enterprise customers, announced today that it will celebrate newly elected Baseball Hall of Famer, Jim Rice, at the Boston Blazers home game against the San Jose Stealth on Saturday, February 28th at 7:30 pm at the TD Banknorth Garden. During halftime, RCN will present the Boston Citywide Little League with a donation in Rice's honor for its upcoming inaugural summer season.
"We are honored to have Jim Rice as RCN's spokesperson for another season and we are especially proud that he will soon join the ranks of the Baseball Hall of Fame which he so rightly deserves," said Richard Wadman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, RCN Boston. "We are proud to sponsor, in Jim Rice's name, the first ever Boston Citywide Little League to commemorate Jim's commitment to both youth and baseball."
"I am thrilled to be working with RCN again this year," said Rice. "Their continued commitment and dedication to the community is outstanding and truly embodies the qualities I look for in a corporate partner."
The Blazers halftime festivities will also feature a competition in which a limited number of fans will stand on the turf and throw an RCN ball closest to the Blazers center logo. The fan whose ball lands closest to the Blazer logo will be the winner and have an opportunity along with their friends to catch the second half of the exciting professional indoor lacrosse action from the VIP owners' suite with the Hall of Famer.
The first 1,500 Blazers fans attending the upcoming game against the San Jose Stealth will be eligible for the competition by obtaining a special RCN ball prior to entering the TD Banknorth Garden.
"We are proud that RCN will honor Jim Rice, a New England sports legend, during an upcoming Blazers game," said Boston Blazers President Doug Reffue. "Boston is a great sports town and, as the newest member of its landscape, we feel that the Red Sox legend is passing a torch onto us. In addition, the Blazers are closely tied to the community and are thrilled that RCN, our corporate partner, shares our values in developing relationships with Boston youth organizations."
The Boston Citywide Little League will begin this summer and play two to three games per week during an eight-week period from the end of June through August. The new league aims to provide 9 - 11 year olds with additional playing time after the regular season ends. . The program will be run by Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) the City of Boston's largest youth and human service agency.
"Our partnership with RCN is more important than ever during these tough economic times," said Mayor Thomas M. Menino. I commend RCN for joining with the City of Boston to provide a new program for young people in Boston during the summer months."
"Thanks to the support of RCN, we are able to offer an extended opportunity this summer which will enable young people to play organized little league beyond the typical end of the season," said Daphne Griffin, Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families. "We are honored that this partnership with RCN will allow our new league to be associated with the great Jim Rice."
Tickets for the Boston Blazers home game against the San Jose Stealth on Saturday, February 28 are available by logging onto www.BlazersLacrosse.com or calling 1-888-BLAZERS. Tickets are also available via Ticketmaster and at the TD Banknorth Garden box office.
About RCN Boston
RCN in Boston serves the communities of Allston, Arlington, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Burlington, Dedham, Framingham, Hyde Park, Lexington, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Roslindale, Somerville, Stoneham, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, West Roxbury and Woburn.
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