Tuck, Smith and Greene Sign Deals With RCN
NEW YORK, NY, Jun 09, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX News Network) — RCN (NASDAQ: RCNI), a local provider of all-digital television, high speed Internet and voice services, announced today that New York Giants Justin Tuck and New York Jets players Brad Smith and Shonn Greene each signed two-year spokesperson agreements for RCN's New York market. As part of the deal, the players will be featured in RCN advertisements and will be involved with several community-focused events.
Tuck and Smith have been RCN spokespersons since 2007. This begins RCN's third year supporting Tuck's R.U.S.H. for Literacy campaign.
This month, Greene and Tuck are hosting football camps. Each day, the campers will experience various stations, specializing in fundamental skills and the team concept of football. In addition, all participants will receive an autographed camp team photo with their NFL instructor, a camp T-shirt, and the opportunity to win additional prizes. Early registration is encouraged, as spots are limited.
The RCN Shonn Greene Football Camp will be held Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12 at John Adams High School from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Additional information and registration is available at www.ShonnGreeneCamp.com or 513-793-CAMP.
Tuck's football camp will be at Mahwah High School on Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13 from 9:00 am - noon. For more information and to register, visit www.justintuckcamp.com.
RCN has a tradition of giving back to the community and donated 50 spots for Greene's camp to the Queens YMCA. Tuck also made a donation, allowing 50 members of a local Boys & Girls Club to attend his camp.
"We couldn't be happier that Smith and Tuck have re-signed as spokespersons for RCN, and we welcome Greene to the team," said RCN New York's Vice President and General Manager Tony Ontiveros. "Just as they are committed to excellence on the field, we are committed to providing the best customer experience possible for our subscribers."
To thank its customers, RCN recently held a customer appreciation event for 25 residents of Astoria, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Middle Village, NYC, Rego Park and Woodside. Tuck and Smith attended the special reception, which included lunch and was co-sponsored by ESPN3 at the ESPN Zone Private Skybox with RCN.
About RCN Corporation RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), www.rcn.com, is a competitive broadband services provider delivering all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers under the brand names of RCN and RCN Business Services, respectively. In addition, through its RCN Metro Optical Networks business unit, RCN delivers fiber-based high-capacity data transport services to large commercial customers, primarily large enterprises and carriers, targeting the metropolitan central business districts in the company's geographic markets. RCN's primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston and Chicago. (RCNI-G)
Contacts: Lisa Barder RCN Corporation (215) 355-7175 Lisa.Barder@rcn.net Michele Murphy RCN Corporation (703) 298-9226 Michele.Murphy@rcn.net
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