FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2014
Media Contact: Ariel Levis
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 – Olney, MD - The Olney Boys & Girls Club (OBGC) has partnered with Jerry’s Subs and Pizza to become a team sponsor of two house basketball teams for the upcoming winter season.
As an official team sponsor, Jerry’s will receive exposure on the back of the uniforms. The partnership between OBGC and Jerry’s is the first for the local pizza chain.
OBGC Executive Director, Ken Bradford, is excited to have a new sponsor lined up for the upcoming season. “We are thrilled to have Jerry’s on board as a team sponsor for our house basketball season. They were very enthusiastic about the prospect of partnering with us and it was evident that they wanted to get involved in the community,“ said Bradford.
Jerry’s was founded in 1954 in Washington, DC and has developed a reputation as the premier franchise for "World Famous Cheesesteaks" and "Authentic New York Style Pizza. Jerry's has over 50 locations in the DC Area including Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and West Virginia.
In the past few years, Jerry’s has focused its attention on community involvement, and with so many locations near the Olney area, partnering with OBGC was an easy decision. “The cornerstone of our reputation, and the reason people get excited about Jerry’s, is the fact that Jerry’s is more than a sub shop. We are local, and we will always be part of the fabric of our local community,” said Eli Chediak President of Jerry’s Subs and Pizza.
Team sponsors have become increasingly integral for the sustainability of individual sports. “[Team sponsors] really help improve the quality of our club. Sponsor fees help pay for uniforms, equipment, trophies, and much more. We need passionate sponsors like Jerry’s to continue to assist us in providing the best programs available for our members,” said Bradford.
The Olney Boys Club was established in 1969 and in 1971 changed its name to the Olney Boys and Girls Club (OBGC) to better characterize the mission of the organization and its members. Over the years, OBGC has provided extracurricular sports for an estimated 45,000 children in the Olney area and currently has nearly 7,000 children that play sports for the Club annually. The ages of our members range from 5 to 18 years old and who play numerous sports including: baseball, soccer, football, baseball, softball, T-ball, wrestling, cheerleading, basketball, field hockey and lacrosse at various skill levels. Visit www.OBGC.com
About Jerry’s Subs and Pizzas
Jerry’s Subs and Pizza, Inc. is a Quick-Service-Restaurant company operating 52 locations in the DC Metro area since 1954. Jerry’s offers cheesesteaks, subs, New York Style pizza, and more, for dine-in or delivery. Stores are located throughout Maryland and Virginia, with additional locations in Delaware’s resort town of Rehoboth Beach, and in West Virginia.
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Olney Boys and Girls Community Sports Association – PO Box 2 Olney, MD 20830 – (301)570-3990 – www.obgc.com