Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series Announces Buca di Beppo – Philadelphia as Official Host Restaurant



Celebrating the announcement of Buca di Beppo - Philadelphia as the Official Host Restaurant of the Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series are (from left to right): John Hogan, Commodore of The Schuylkill Navy, and DeShawn Seymore, Sales Coordinator of Buca di Beppo – Philadelphia.  They are pictured in the famous “Pope Room” at Buca di Beppo – Philadelphia.

Philadelphia, PA – May 1, 2012 – The Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series recently announced an agreement with Buca di Beppo - Philadelphia as the Official Host Restaurant of the 2012 Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“It’s great to have Buca di Beppo back on board as the official host restaurant of the Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series this year,” said John Hogan, Commodore of The Schuylkill Navy, which organizes the Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series.  “We enjoyed our relationship with them in our first year, and over the past year they have been outstanding in providing special menus and pricing for our participants and their families and friends.  It’s a perfect venue for our competing teams and clubs to have a pre-event dinner or post-event celebration, and we are grateful to be working with them once again this season.”

Located at 258 South 15th Street in Center City Philadelphia, Buca di Beppo is the home of “team dining.” They serve authentic Italian food that comes to your table family style, meant to be shared. Buca specializes in group dining in a family friendly atmosphere. Buca di Beppo is the perfect place to dine before or after any sporting event or to host team celebrations. Buca di Beppo Philadelphia has packages available for groups of 15 or more; pricing inclusive of tax and gratuity; and private and semi private dining to accommodate groups of all sizes.  Additional information about Buca di Beppo – Philadelphia is available at http://www.bucadibeppo.com.

The 2012 schedule of the Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series, which brings together 20 previously independent events into the first year-long regatta series in the United States, continues this Sunday, May 6th, with the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association City Championships.

With three of the largest regattas in the Mid-Atlantic region on the schedule, as well as two of the nation's oldest regattas, the Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series connects the rowing competitors of today to the historic home of the international rowing elite. It is built upon a tradition that launched November 12, 1835 with the first organized regatta on the Schuylkill (a full eight years before the start of the rowing program at Harvard). Over 175 years later, the Schuylkill River hosts more regattas annually than any other river in the nation.  Last year’s debut season featured over 35,000 competitors in over 7,700 boats representing not only high schools but colleges, clubs, masters and open programs from around the country. 

The remaining 2012 Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series schedule of historic regattas:
  • Sunday, May 6:  Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association City Championships
  • Sunday, May 13:  Dr. White Regatta
  • Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19:  86th Annual Stotesbury Cup Regatta
  • Saturday, June 16: 154th Schuylkill Navy Regatta
  • Friday, June 29 thru Sunday, July 1: 132nd Independence Day Regatta
  • Saturday, July 14: Philadelphia Youth Regatta
  • Saturday, August 4: Quaker City Masters Regatta
  • Saturday, October 13: 26th Annual Navy Day Regatta
  • Saturday, October 20:  4th Annual Philadelphia Children’s Foundation Regatta
  • Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28:  42nd Annual Head of the Schuylkill Regatta
  • Saturday, November 10:  9th Annual Hutchinson Cup Regatta
  • Sunday, November 11: 4th Annual Philadelphia Turn & Burn Regatta

The Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series has been recognized by the Philadelphia Sports Congress as one of the "Premier Annual Events" for the city, state and region along with the Penn Relays (April); Blue Cross Broad Street Run (May); Devon Horse Show (May); TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship (June); Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon (June); ING Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon (September); the Philadelphia Marathon (November) and Army-Navy Football.

The official host hotel of the 2012 Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series is the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia Downtown.  The official host restaurant of the 2012 Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series is Buca di Beppo-PhiladelphiaOfficial sponsors of the Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series include Monarch Travel Services and Spike's Trophies. Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington and Double Tree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West are hotel partners of the Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series.


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