Underprivileged Kids to See College Basketball Rivalry
Thanks to Bell Atlantic Sponsorship of Commonwealth Classic
December 11, 1997
BOSTON -- More than 400 underprivileged, inner-city youths will see
rival basketball teams from Boston College and UMass-Amherst battle
this Sunday [Dec. 14] for the Governor's Cup in the Bell Atlantic
Bell Atlantic is distributing tickets to non-profit, community-based
organizations around the state.
"Bell Atlantic is delighted to play a part in supporting this
cross-state, college rivalry," said Bell Atlantic Senior Vice President
Wayne Budd. "This is an example of Bell Atlantic promoting access for
people of all backgrounds to the best in human achievement, whether in
sports, culture or education."
Budd will participate in half-time ceremonies with representatives
from each university, and at the end of the game will join Gov. A.
Paul Cellucci in presenting the coveted trophy to this year's winner.
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