Throughout the coming months, more than 100 Delaware North locations around the globe will be holding special celebrations for the company’s 100th anniversary.
Here’s a look at several locations that have already held festivities in honor of Delaware North’s centennial:

The first act of Delaware North-owned-and-operated TD Garden’s 100th-anniversary festivities was one that thousands of Boston’s youth won’t soon forget.
TD Garden’s philanthropic arm, Garden Neighborhood Charities, teamed up with The Salvation Army and the City of Boston for the fourth annual “home opener” to the school season, benefitting more than 4,000 underprivileged students in the Boston area. Each student in attendance received a backpack filled with all the supplies necessary for a successful school year. Additionally, TD Bank and First Book joined forces to sort and distribute 20,000 new, high-quality books to help educators and students start the school year strong. Backpacks and books were stuffed and sorted the day before during the Back-To-School Stuff-A-Thon on the arena floor by a team of more than 100 TD Garden, Boston Bruins and Delaware North Sportservice associates.
The back-to-school celebration provided new Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang a platform to welcome students into a new academic year with the “Stack-A-Pack Challenge.” This required the students, city and community leaders to work together to stack as many of the 4,000 stuffed backpacks from the school bus onto the arena floor in one minute. The challenge not only encouraged teamwork, positive reinforcement and physical activity, but it also allowed students to interact with school educators and community leaders.
On July 30, a barbecue was held for associates of Delaware North Sportservice and both clients at MetLife Stadium, the New York Giants and New York Jets. Attendees were welcomed by the towering pylons outside the stadium, which were proudly furnished with the Delaware North logo and gratitude for each client. A cacophony of festive music from a live DJ also filled the air. About 125 people were treated to fun games, savory barbecue, refreshing Rita’s Italian Ice and a beautiful birthday cake celebrating the occasion. Delaware North General Manager Bill Lohr and Executive Chef Eric Borgia finished off the evening right, though. Both men presented a commemorative, authentic Jets and Giants jersey, each sporting with the number “100,” to MetLife Stadium CEO Brad Mayne.

Soaring at an altitude of 6,500 feet above sea level, the Wolverton BBQ area on Aug. 7 in Sequoia National Park stood as the site for Sequoia and Kings Canyon national park’s combined centennial bash. Wuksachi Lodge Executive Chef Efren Gonzales provided a Southwest BBQ, which was enjoyed by both Delaware North’s onsite associates and the general public. Delaware North’s general manager at Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, Colin Baldock, then eloquently delivered a short presentation to guests on the history of Delaware North – highlighting its humble roots in 1915 to its present-day domestic and international achievements. The cutting of the 100th-anniversary-themed birthday cake soon followed, capping off a quintessentially Delaware North day – featuring food, laughter and breathtaking surroundings.

PHOTO CAPTION: From left (back row), Boston Celtics mascot Lucky, Major David Davis, Major Margaret Davis, Major Gregory Hartshorn, TD Garden President Amy Latimer, CEO of Delaware North’s Boston Holdings Charlie Jacobs, Boston Public School Superintendent Tommy Chang and Bruins mascot Blades strike a pose with students on the TD Garden floor. Watch video from the event here: http://tinyurl.com/pyk9rr4.  

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