PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 19, 2007 The Penn Relays, the world’s oldest and largest track and field relay meet, announced today that Dunkin’ Donuts has become an official sponsor of the prestigious event. The 113th running of the Penn Relays will be held at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania from April 26-28. More than 17,000 athletes are expected to compete.
Dunkin’ Donuts will be the exclusive sponsor of all runners’ bibs, and will provide food and beverage for the officials and the Patrons’ Lounge. In addition, Dunkin Donuts will sample hot and iced coffee in the Penn Relays’ Vendor Village. The Penn Relays web site features the “Coolatta Fact of the Day,” and provides an interesting fact about the Penn Relays each day during the month of April.
“The Penn Relays welcomes Dunkin’ Donuts as an official sponsor” said Dave Johnson, the Frank Dolson Director of the Penn Relays. “With more than 400 officials waiting for their Dunkin’ Donuts coffee each morning, I can truly say that the Penn Relays will run on Dunkin’ this year.”
Dunkin’ Donuts very own “Running Cup” will kick off Penn Relays week with a charity run, on Monday April 23rd, at Franklin Field to benefit the Philadelphia Police Athletic League. The “Running Cup” will run with members of PAL and a charitable donation will be made to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League on behalf of Dunkin’ Donuts.
“Dunkin’ Donuts is excited to be the official sponsor of Philadelphia’s most prestigious track and field event,” said Jacqueline Keown, Dunkin’ Donuts Field Marketing Manager. "The Penn Relays embody the excellence that Dunkin Donuts represents in the world of coffee and baked goods."
For ticket information,click here orcall 1-888-PENN-TIX.