Aberdeen has signed an agreement with the Regatta Organizing Committee which will see us be title sponsor of the Dad Vail Regatta until 2013, the event’s 75th Anniversary. Aberdeen’s support has helped to ensure that this prestigious Regatta remains in the heart of Philadelphia.
Commenting on their involvement in the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, Martin Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer of the Aberdeen Asset Management Group said "We are honoured to be associated with this long-established event and are delighted to play our part in ensuring that it remains in our own U.S. hometown of Philadelphia. The competition is hugely popular not only in Philadelphia but throughout the collegiate system across the United States and Canada."
"At Aberdeen, we are proud to have our North American headquarters in Philadelphia, a city that is known around the world for its hard work ethic and dedicated sports enthusiasm. We are thrilled to support the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta a major U.S. sporting event taking place in the City for the next four years."
"The event’s goal of athletic achievement associated with academic prowess aligns well with our own corporate aims and is a sound foundation for us to work together over the coming years. It complements other initiatives we have established for fostering young talent in their sporting and educational endeavours elsewhere in the world, and we are therefore delighted to support the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta for the next four years."
The Dad Vail Regatta is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States, with over 100 colleges and Universities from the U.S. and Canada. Thousands of student athletes gather to compete during the weekend of the second Saturday of May.