Somerset, NJ --
The Northeast Conference (NEC) announced today that it has partnered with the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign
, part of the National Park Foundation
, the official charity of America’s national parks, to help promote fundraising efforts to complete the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, PA.
The NEC will make available commercial inventory during its extensive regional football and basketball television packages this season to help promote fundraising efforts for the Flight 93 National Memorial. In addition, the NEC will provide the memorial’s website (www.honorflight93.org
) with prominent exposure on the league’s official website and through its social media sites on Facebook and Twitter. Other promotional considerations will be added over the course of the year.
“The NEC is proud to support the fundraising efforts for the Flight 93 National Memorial,” said Commissioner Noreen Morris. “The NEC looks forward to helping promote these efforts and hopefully playing a small part in allowing the memorial to reach its fundraising goals.”
“The story of Flight 93 and the tragic events of September 11, 2001 must never be forgotten,” said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “We are grateful to the Northeast Conference for their enthusiastic support in building awareness of the funds needed to finalize the Flight 93 National Memorial.”
The National Park Foundation’s Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign is working to raise the final $5 million in private funding needed to complete the Memorial. These funds will complete the Memorial’s original design features including a Learning Center that will more fully tell the story of Flight 93 and a ‘Tower of Voices’ with forty wind chimes to be located at the entrance to the Memorial. Currently, the Memorial is approximately 50% complete.
About the Flight 93 National Memorial
On September 24, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Flight 93 National Memorial Act. The Act created a new national park to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who, on September 11, 2001, courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our nation’s capital. The memorial is near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew. For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial, please visit www.nps.gov/flni. For information on how to make a donation and help build the memorial, go to www.honorflight93.org
About the National Park Foundation
You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world’s most treasured memorials, landscapes, ecosystems, and historic sites -- all protected in America’s nearly 400 national parks. Chartered by Congress, the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks. We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to connect you and all Americans to the parks, and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow. Join us at www.nationalparks.org
About The Northeast Conference
Now in its 32nd year, the Northeast Conference is an NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association consisting of 12 institutions of higher learning located throughout six states. Media coverage of the NEC extends to four of the largest markets in the United States - New York (#1), Pittsburgh (#23), Baltimore (#27), and Hartford/New Haven (#30). Founded in 1981 as the basketball-only ECAC Metro Conference, the NEC has grown to sponsor 23 championship sports for men and women and now enjoys automatic or play-in access to 14 different NCAA Championships. NEC member institutions include Bryant, Central Connecticut State, Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU Brooklyn, Monmouth, Mount St. Mary’s, Quinnipiac, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, St. Francis (NY), Saint Francis (PA) and Wagner. For more information on the NEC, visit www.northeastconference.org
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