For Immediate Release
February 2, 2007
Annapolis, Md. – The National Sailing Hall of Fame today announced that Comcast has agreed to become a Founding Corporate Member with a contribution of $50,000.
The National Sailing Hall of Fame & Museum is a not-for-profit educational institution dedicated to preserving the history of the sport of sailing and its impact on our culture,
honoring those who have made outstanding contributions to the sport of sailing, inspiring
and encouraging junior sailing development and providing an international landmark for sailing enthusiasts. The NSHOF is being located on the Department of Natural Resources property at Annapolis City Dock and will provide a significant new tourist attraction for the City of Annapolis and State of Maryland.
“Comcast is honored to support the National Sailing Hall of Fame and it’s mission of preserving
America’s rich history of sailing.” said Bruce Abbott, Vice President and General Manager, Comcast. “Not only is this and exciting project for the City of Annapolis, we believe that the National Sailing Hall of Fame will inspire a whole new generation of sailing enthusiasts>”
The Maryland Stadium Authority is undertaking a Feasibility/Site Study that will look at economic impact, engineering and preliminary design for the National Sailing Hall of Fame. The Study is due for completion in April 2007. The National Sailing Hall of Fame plans to proceed from the Study with a RFP to solicit designs for an iconic building for the Annapolis waterfront and for cutting edge interactive exhibitions.
“The leadership contribution from Comcast, as a Founding Corporate Member, enhances our
commitment to building a national institution in Maryland that preserves America’s sailing legacy, ” said Dick Franyo, President of the National Sailing Hall of Fame Board of Directors. “We look forward to the partnership with Comcast in that effort.”
Contact: Lee Tawney