Kerry Hassen
Senior Manager Corporate Communications
Delaware North
Phone: 716-858-5016

Delaware North Companies Sportservice donation will go toward Boys & Girls Club Expenses

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Jan. 25, 2007) - Delaware North Companies Sportservice recently contributed $5,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows in Northern Nevada. The money will help ease the cost of programming expenses at seven site locations of the Boys & Girls Club in the Reno-Sparks community. Delaware North Companies Sportservice is proud to donate the money to a club known as "The Positive Place for Kids." 

"Delaware North Companies has always been committed to contributing to the community and this is a true opportunity for us to invest in the future," said Rick Abramson, President of Delaware North Companies Sportservice. "The Boys & Girls Club is a group of people passionate about making a difference in children's lives. They build character, promote leadership skills and help children find their place and make a difference in the world. We're thrilled to lend a helping hand."

Abramson delivered the check to Mike Wurm, Chief Professional Officer of the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows on Jan. 15 at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. While the donation is specifically geared toward the Boys & Girls Club in the Reno-Sparks area, it also helps the larger network of some 3,700 neighborhood-based facilities annually serving more than 4.4 million young people, primarily from disadvantaged circumstances.

Along with this monetary donation, Delaware North Companies has also contributed items including logo hats and shirts, some of which are from the World Series. Various other Sportservice accounts have donated team retail and merchandise to the Boys & Girls Club to use as program incentives. Delaware North Companies will also make future donations in locations where General Manager Meetings for the Sportservice Division are held.

About Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Delaware North Companies Sportservice has been a global leader in food, beverage and retail management for nearly a century.  The company provides concessions, gourmet catering and fine dining operations at more than 50 professional sporting venues for Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Hockey League, as well as at entertainment complexes and convention centers across the United States and Canada.  From the Stanley Cup  Championships and Major League Baseball's World Series to the Olympic Games and world-class entertainment, Sportservice continues to set the standard for innovation, creativity and customer service excellence.  
Throughout its impressive history, Sportservice has kept its focus on the fans and evolved its facilities, operations and food and retail offerings to meet the ever-changing industry trends and consumer demands. Whether it's introducing healthier food selections and signature cuisine to fresh takes on traditional fare and new organic options, Sportservice is committed to taking the fan experience to a whole new level.
About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services,  Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth  Garden and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately  held companies in the United States with revenues approaching $2 billion annually and 40,000  associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom,  Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit
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