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Dad Vail Regatta Welcomes Thomas Jefferson University as Presenting Sponsor
For Immediate Release 
Contact:
 
 
Fran Connors  
General Manager 
Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta  
610-348-1104  
dadvailgm@comcast.net
Jacqueline Kozloski 
Senior Director of Public Affairs 
Thomas Jefferson University 
215-955-5296 
Jacqueline.kozloski@jefferson.edu
 
 
Philadelphia, PA, January 29, 2015 – Thanks to Thomas Jefferson University, the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta just got healthier. 
 
The Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee (DVROC) is pleased to announce it has reached a five-year agreement with Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) to serve as the Presenting Sponsor of America’s largest and most celebrated collegiate rowing regatta in the country. The University’s sponsorship is effective with the 77th edition of the Regatta which takes place Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9, 2015 on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia.  
 
“We are extremely pleased to have Thomas Jefferson University join our title sponsor, Aberdeen Asset Management, as a major partner of the Dad Vail Regatta,” said Jim Hanna, president of DVROC. “In a sport that requires rowers to be in superb shape, this alliance between the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta and TJU symbolizes all the wonderful benefits associated with excellent fitness and health.” 
 
Jefferson is planning to staff several Health Screening & Awareness Stations at the Regatta to stress the importance of personal health and well-being to the thousands of spectators who attend the two-day event.  
 
“Jefferson is proud to support the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, an iconic Philadelphia tradition,” said Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System. 
 
“A quality healthcare team, just like the fittest crew, must work together in synchrony towards a common goal. For Jefferson’s crew, that goal is the health and well-being of our patients and community.” 
 
The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta annually attracts more than 115 universities and colleges and 3,300 rowers, equally divided among men and women.  
 
Named after beloved rowing coach Harry Emerson “Dad” Vail who was one of the sport’s most passionate advocates, the regatta annually attracts 25,000 spectators who line the banks of the Schuylkill River to enjoy the spirited competition and festive atmosphere. 
 
For the fifth straight year, WPVI-TV, 6ABC, the market leader, will broadcast live on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM and the races also will be streamed on ESPN3.com. 
 
 
About Aberdeen Asset Management: 
 
Aberdeen is an independent asset management company. Formed out of a management buy-out in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1983, it is now a FTSE 100 company operating on the ground in over 25 countries across Europe, Asia and the Americas.  
 
Defined by a pure focus on asset management, including equities, fixed income, property and multi-asset portfolios, Aberdeen’s investment solutions are driven by commitment to straightforward, transparent investment approaches that stress intensive, first-hand research and a long-term view. 
 
The company manages US $526 billion in assets on behalf of institutional and private investors, as of September 30 2014. 
 
Aberdeen participates in sponsorships where it can get actively involved and make a difference to an event, individual or team. Aberdeen’s current sport sponsorship portfolio includes properties across golf, sailing, rowing and hockey. The group is also involved with a number of cultural and arts sponsorships. 
www.aberdeen-asset.us 
 
 
About Jefferson — Health is all we do: 
 
Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and Jefferson University Physicians are partners in providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of healthcare.  
 
Thomas Jefferson University enrolls more than 3,600 future physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC); Jefferson Schools of Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, Population Health; and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and is home of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Jefferson University Physicians is a multi-specialty physician practice consisting of over 650 SKMC full-time faculty. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals is the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia. Services are provided at five locations — Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Center City Philadelphia; Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia; Jefferson at the Navy Yard; and Jefferson at Voorhees in South Jersey. 

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