Thursday, September 29, 2011

Have Your Picture Taken with the Stanley Cup at the Buffalo Zoo!

Have Your Photo Taken With the Stanley Cup at the Buffalo Zoo!

September 30, 2011

Thanks to the generosity of Delaware North and the Jacobs family, the Buffalo Zoo will be hosting the Stanley Cup this Friday, September 30 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.! The Zoo is proud to offer visitors and staff the opportunity to have a photo taken with the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Stanley Cup--the oldest trophy awarded to professional athletes in North America.

The Boston Bruins, owned by Delaware North Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jeremy Jacobs, won the Stanley Cup in Vancouver on June 15, 2011. As part of the Cup’s tradition, members of the winning organization have an opportunity to spend time with the Stanley Cup. Selected by the Jacobs family to host the Stanley Cup, the Buffalo Zoo is grateful to be one of the local stops.

While the Stanley Cup visits the Buffalo Zoo, members of the Jacobs family will also present Buffalo Zoo President/CEO, Dr. Donna Fernandes, with a major donation in support of the Zoo’s planned polar bear exhibit.

The Stanley Cup will be located in front of the Zoo’s grizzly bear exhibit. (NOTE: In the event of heavy rain, the photo opportunity will be relocated to the Zoo’s Ecostation by the bison exhibit.) A photographer will be on hand to take photos, but visitors are also encouraged to bring their own cameras. Visitors must pay Zoo admission to have their photos taken with the Stanley Cup.

About Delaware North Companies

Delaware North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2 billion annually and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit

About the Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the country and welcomes more than 450,000 visitors per year. In 2002, a master plan was launched to transform the Zoo. To date, more than $30 million has been raised toward construction of new exhibits, including Vanishing Animals, EcoStation, Otter Creek, Sea Lion Cove, M&T Bank Rainforest Falls and the Delta Sonic Heritage Farm.

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