Here’s a look at a few more of the special celebrations recently held by Delaware North locations to mark the company’s 100th anniversary. More celebrations will be profiled each week during the 100-day anniversary celebration through early December.

Delaware North’s team at Globe Life Park in Arlington (pictured at right) put together a Texas-size celebration befitting a company that has been in operation for an entire century. The four longest-tenured Delaware North Sportserivce employees at the venue were honored in a spectacular ceremony before a recent Texas Rangers game. Joann Dickinson, the longest-tenured employee with 21 years of service, threw out the first pitch. Earlier, employees united to form a "100" in the field (pictured at right). Associates enjoyed several sweet desserts, and 4,000 lucky fans at the game received complimentary tubs of popcorn. Delaware North also partnered with Common Ground Network, a network of non-profit organizations, to feed 700 children lunch and dinner at the Feed the Kids for Summer event in Mansfield, Texas.

The Gideon Putnam and Roosevelt Baths & Spa, which Delaware North operates for New York State, celebrated the company’s 100th anniversary on Sept. 17 with a 1915-themed, backyard barbecue. Attending were Delaware North associates and representatives from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, as well as from marketing partner Saratoga Casino & Raceway and community partners. Ken Leone, vice president of lodging for Delaware North’s parks and resorts business, joined the festivities. Reggie's Red Hot Feet Warmers, a ragtime band, welcomed guests as they arrived, and a local car enthusiast offered guests a ride through the park in his Ford Model T. A Delaware North timeline was displayed, highlighting the company's incredible history, and balloons in Delaware North colors adorned the tables. Gideon Putnam General Manager Robert Berrey and Saratoga Springs Mayor Joanne Yepsen spoke of the importance of partnerships and thanked all stakeholders. On behalf of Delaware North, Berrey presented a $1,000 check to the Friends of Saratoga Spa State Park, a non-profit group dedicated to maintaining the park, rehabilitating the park’s famous mineral springs and restoring its pavilions. Representatives from New York Sen. Kathy Marchione's office delivered a proclamation (pictured at left), recognizing Delaware North’s 100th anniversary and its position as a global leader that substantially contributes to the economic vitality of the Saratoga community and the entire Empire State. To wrap up the festivities, guests enjoyed a "Proud Past, Inspired Future" cake.

Delaware North Sportservice at Target Field continued its 10-game Minnesota Twins homestand celebration of the 100th anniversary with a "Trivia Day," in which employees who correctly answered questions about Delaware North’s illustrious history won a commemorative centennial anniversary button and some candy. A "Word Search Day" enabled 10 Twins fans who found words related to the 100th birthday to receive meal upgrades for the day. Associates took selfies with photos illustrating the company’s history (pictured at right) on "Selfie Day." Hundreds of 100 Grand candy bars were given out to all from an enhanced GuestPath 411 cart with lights and bells that flamboyantly announced its presence on the concourse. Lastly, associates took part in a drawing for gifts to show them genuine appreciation for their work in helping Delaware North succeed.

Dempsey’s Brew Pub and Restaurant at Oriole Park at Camden Yards was the site for Delaware North’s centennial celebration for associates at the home of the Baltimore Orioles. Associates enjoyed a delicious crab feast, followed by birthday cake and Delaware North’s 100th anniversary signature drink, the Millennium Margarita. The Delaware North Sportservice team also donated $1,000 to the OriolesREACH program (pictured at left), which the team uses to reach out to the community and improve the lives of Baltimore’s less fortunate by supporting local charitable organizations.

The Delaware North travel hospitality business team at Buffalo-Niagara International Airport held a party for associates that included hot dogs, popcorn and various sweet treats. Associates created posters to memorialize Delaware North’s 100th anniversary and reflect what the company represents. The winning poster (pictured at right) depicts the company as a large tree, which is just behind a box of popcorn because "it all started with popcorn." Each leaf is adorned with the names of different Delaware North locations. The drawing not only displays the company’s emphasis on being "green," where it has come from and how vast its reach has become, but also that there’s still more room to grow.
To see some of Delaware North’s earlier 100th anniversary celebrations, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg3X92rcAkY 
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