Jeremy Jacobs, Boston Bruins owner and Delaware North Companies chairman and CEO, delights Yosemite employees and visitors, and local communities with the Stanley Cup
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif., July 8, 2011 – Yosemite waterfalls were booming and the hiking trails greeted thousands of Park visitors, but a rare sight to see this past weekend in Yosemite National Park was the Stanley Cup. The celebrated trophy made its first trip to Yosemite and its surrounds courtesy of Jeremy Jacobs, the owner of the champion Boston Bruins and Delaware North Companies, authorized concessioner for Yosemite National Park.

The Bruins won the Stanley Cup June 15 in Vancouver. As is tradition, owners, coaches and players are allowed time with the Stanley Cup. Jacobs used part of his allotment to bring it to the Yosemite area to share with Park visitors, his employees and those of the National Park Service, and local communities. This is part of an effort to share the Cup with Bruins fans far and wide, as well as in Boston and New England.

The Jacobs family traveled with Mike Bolt, keeper of the Stanley Cup, to the historic Wawona Hotel, Mariposa Grove, Glacier Point, Tunnel View, Chapel Meadow and The Ahwahnee. Park visitors and employees marveled at the sight of the Stanley Cup and enjoyed photos of the Cup in iconic Yosemite locations. Among the Bruins fans who had a chance to interact with the one-of-a-kind trophy were adult and youth Yosemite Winter Club members, who wear Bruins jerseys donated by the team. The Stanley Cup was center stage for a sing-along evening with Singer and Pianist Tom Bopp and guests at the Wawona Hotel. The Cup also had its picture taken next to the Moore Cottage at Wawona Hotel, which was established in 1893, the same year as the Stanley Cup.

For images of the Stanley Cup in Yosemite, please email Lisa Cesaro at lcesaro@dncinc.com.
About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader providing Stewardship and Hospitality in Special Places SM, with hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite lodges; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & the Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Niagara Falls State Park; The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga; Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and Yellowstone Park Hotel; and soon, LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Wash. The company also owns and operates five luxury resorts in Australia: Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit www.experiencednc.com.

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 and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.


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