Oct 12, 2012
[October 11, 2012] NAPERVILLE, IL– OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE:OMX), a leader in office supplies, technology and services, today announced that it is helping to “light the lamp” at Soldier Field this winter with title sponsorship of the Hockey City Classic in Chicago, the first outdoor college hockey doubleheader at Soldier Field on Feb. 17, 2013.
The OfficeMax Hockey City Classic is organized by Chicago-based sports and entertainment marketing agency Intersport in partnership with Soldier Field, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Sports Commission.
The puck will drop at noon CT on Feb. 17 when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off against Miami RedHawks, followed by the Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Wisconsin Badgers at approximately 3:30 p.m. CT. The OfficeMax Hockey City Classic will be the first outdoor game in the modern era for three of the four participating teams, Miami, Minnesota and Notre Dame.
OfficeMax has a strong presence in the Chicagoland area, serving local businesses and consumers through an integrated sales and customer service team, and more than 40 stores and two distribution facilities in the immediate region. OfficeMax multi-national headquarters are also located in Naperville.
“OfficeMax is pleased to sponsor the Hockey City Classic to bring collegiate hockey to a premier Chicago arena and winter excitement to the region,” said John Kenning, OfficeMax president of Contract. “We’re as much a member of the Chicagoland community as we are a business here, and we’re pleased to support an event that promises to both entertain and celebrate this great city.”
“It is an honor to have OfficeMax lend its strength to the Hockey City Classic as the title sponsor,” said Charlie Besser, Intersport president and CEO. “Building a great event for Chicago is good for business and OfficeMax is demonstrating great leadership.”
From Feb. 1 to Feb. 18, the OfficeMax Hockey City Classic will also provide two weeks of winter festivities at Soldier Field for Chicago residents and visitors. Activities will include two days of free public skating1; youth, high school and adult hockey events; private ice rentals and more. Information regarding the on-ice activities will be released in the coming months.
For information, including ticket sales and schedule information visit HockeyCityClassic.com.
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