One of our corporate initiatives is to connect with our local communities and a big part of that initiative is helping young students experience high profile events such as the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic
Ramsey, NJ and Baltimore, MD (Vocus) March 4, 2010
When Maryland-Duke, Princeton-Johns Hopkins and Notre Dame-Loyola go head to head during the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic on March 6, there will be 100 very special guests at M&T Stadium in Baltimore watching the games, thanks to title sponsor Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta). As part of continued efforts to support local communities in which the company maintains a presence, Konica Minolta, a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, is donating 100 game tickets to the Gardenville Gators of the Baltimore City Youth Lacrosse Club and the lacrosse team at the Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy.
“One of our corporate initiatives is to connect with our local communities and a big part of that initiative is helping young students experience high profile events such as the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic,” said Kevin Kern, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. “We are proud to be able to step up and provide these young lacrosse players with a chance to experience lacrosse on the collegiate level, and hope they are engaged to become the next-generation of great college lacrosse players and business leaders.”
Established in 2003, the Baltimore City Youth Lacrosse Team started with one team and today has grown into a championship program with more than 250 players on more than 10 teams. The program was started by Cameron Battle, whose vision was to introduce the game of lacrosse to the inner city youth of Baltimore. In addition to continually teaching the fundamentals of lacrosse along with the competitiveness of the sport, the Gardenville Gators instruct their players about the importance of sportsmanship in sports and in life.
“On behalf of the Gardenville Gators Lacrosse program, I would like to thank Konica Minolta for assisting our program,” said Michael "Tiger" McKinnon, Assistant Director, Gators Lacrosse. “Our kids attended the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic the past two years and had an incredible experience. They can’t wait to be part of it again.”
Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy is a tuition-free, independent, Jesuit middle school providing opportunities that redefine the future for boys in Baltimore. Operating costs are funded by charitable giving from individuals, foundations and corporations. Students attend school on an extended day schedule for eleven months a year. The supportive environment and rigorous curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills to achieve. The academic curriculum is complemented by classes in art and music, and a comprehensive athletics program with six interscholastic teams, including lacrosse. Graduates of the Academy are accepted into the finest college preparatory high schools in the mid-Atlantic region. The educational program gets results - 99% of graduates have received their high school diploma, and more than 85% have matriculated in college or university.
"On behalf of the Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy’s lacrosse team, I would like to thank Konica Minolta for its support," said Sebastian Price, Head Coach. "This is my fourth year coaching at the Academy and during my tenure we have tried to use lacrosse as a means to expand our students’ horizons. An outstanding event like the Konica Minolta Face-Off Classic provides our players with an experience that can inspire them to succeed as both athletes and students."
Ticket prices for 2010 are $30 for Club Level seats, $20 for Lower Level reserved seats, $15 for groups of 10 or more and $10 for groups of 100 or more. All seats for the event are reserved so lacrosse fans are urged to make their plans early to purchase the best seats in the house.
Lacrosse fans interested in ticket information can call the Baltimore Ravens box office at 410-261-RAVE. Fans can also visit http://www.FaceOffClassic.com to get the latest news on the event and download a ticket order form.
Team Practice Schedule at M&T Bank Stadium – Friday, March 5
10.00a to 11.30a / Johns Hopkins University
11.30a to 1.00p / Loyola University
1.00p to 2.30p / University of Maryland
2.30p to 4.00p / Princeton University
4.00p to 5.30p / Duke University
5.30p to 7.00p / University of Notre Dame
Game Schedule at M&T Bank Stadium – Saturday, March 6
11.00a / Maryland vs. Duke
1.30p / Princeton vs. Johns Hopkins
4:00p / Notre Dame vs. Loyola
About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit http://www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on Facebook and Twitter.
Konica Minolta Contact
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
Inside Lacrosse Contact
+1 410.583.8740 (ext. 105)
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