STAR-SPANGLED 200 ANNOUNCES 3-YEAR PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP WITH AT&T
Baltimore, MD (April 16) - Gov. Martin O’Malley announced that AT&T has become the three-year Presenting Sponsor of Star-Spangled 200 (SS200), Inc., the nonprofit affiliate of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission. The commission and SS200 are planning a multi-year commemoration of the bicentennial, starting with an international maritime festival and air show – Star-Spangled Sailabration – in June at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.
“Maryland is the centerpiece of our nation’s commemoration of the War of 1812,” said Gov. O’Malley. “I’d like to thank AT&T for its leadership as we prepare to elevate Maryland globally as a premier location to live, work and visit through our commemoration of the bicentennial. AT&T is one of the most recognizable brands in the world, and we are proud to have them associated with our efforts.”
As Presenting Sponsor, AT&T will be the only tier-one sponsor for the three-year commemoration including recognition in advertising campaigns, prominent signage on State of Maryland assets and at signature events including Star-Spangled Sailabration, joint promotions, and exclusive recognition along the Star-Spangled Banner National Trail.
“AT&T is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of Star-Spangled 200,” said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid-Atlantic. “We are excited to work closely with the State of Maryland and the 1812 stakeholders during the next three years to commemorate the legacy of the Star-Spangled Banner and this important period in our nation’s history.”
AT&T is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives and partnerships, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote economic development; and address community needs. AT&T employs approximately 1,600 workers in Maryland.
About Star-Spangled 200, Inc.
Star-Spangled 200, Inc. is the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that supports the fundraising goals of the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and is charged with helping to ensure the realization of successful programs, events, and community investment during the three-year commemoration period. For high-resolution images and more information about the Coins and about Star-Spangled Sailabration: visit www.starspangled200.com
About the Maryland War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission
Established by Governor Martin O'Malley, the commission is staffed by the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development, Division of Tourism Film and the Arts. The bicentennial period runs from June 2012 through February 2015. It commemorates Maryland's unique contributions to the defense and heritage of the nation, including the pivotal battle that led to an American victory and the birth of "The Star-Spangled Banner." For more information: visit www.starspangled200.org
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising. AT&T’s mobility headquarters is located in Hanover, MD and has multiple corporate facilities across Maryland.