|[April 16, 2014]
Poland Spring® Brand Natural Spring Water Donates $250,000 in Continued Support of One Fund Boston
STAMFORD, Conn. --(Business Wire)--
Poland Spring® 100% Natural Spring Water, today announced it
will donate $250,000 to One Fund Boston in 2014 in continued support of
those most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. As One Fund Boston
enters its next phase, focused on community building, coordinating
programs and services to help meet the significant ongoing needs of the
survivor community, the Poland Spring® brand is honored to
offer support and stand as one with the city of Boston.
Poland Spring® 100% Natural Spring Water announced it will donate $250,000 to One Fund Boston in continued support to help meet the significant ongoing needs of the survivor community. Limited-edition bottles, available throughout New England, will feature the One Fund Boston logo and packaging will encourage consumers to join Poland Spring in supporting the organization by making donations of their own. (Photo: Business Wire)
As the Official Bottled Water of the Boston Marathon since 2008, Poland
Spring® is proud to be with runners every step of the 26.2
mile journey. This year, Poland Spring® will unveil the
"Cheer Meter," an interactive installation at Mile 19 that will measure
and visually represent the excitement and cheers from the crowd. Poland
Spring will make an incremental donation to One Fund Boston based on
Cheer Meter participation, up to a maximum donation of $10,000. With
this exciting new feature for this year's race, Poland Spring®
hopes to unite thousands of voices while raising the spirits of runners
and spectators alike. The Poland Spring brand will also raise awareness
for One Fund Boston in a special videoboard presentation Fenway Park for
the home game on Marathon Monday.
"This year's race is not just a marathon, it is a symbol of the
strength, resilience and unity of Boston and its people," said Tim
Brown, President and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America. "With Poland
Spring coming from Maine since 1845 and our headquarters in Connecticut,
we have long-standing ties to New England and are honored to be able to
help those touched by the One Fund Boston. We hope our donation inspires
the same commitment from others."
Last April, Poland Spring® donated $26,200 to One Fund Boston
in recognition ofthe 26.2 mile journey of each runner.
Limited-edition Poland Spring® bottles, available throughout
New England, will feature the One Fund Boston logo and packaging will
encourage consumers to join Poland Spring in supporting One Fund Boston
by making donations online.
For athletes attending the 2014 John Hancock Sports & Fitness Expo,
Poland Spring® will feature signs reading, "I run because…"
Runners and supporters are invited to share their inspirational photos
and stories using #RaisingSpirit and #PolandSpring. Josh Cox (News - Alert), American
record holder in the 50k, a four-time US Olympic Marathon Trials
qualifier and three-time U.S. National Team member, will appear at the
Poland Spring booth on Saturday, April 19th from 10 a.m. to
11 a.m. to offer encouragement and inspiration to this year's runners.
About One Fund Boston
One Fund Boston is a 501c3 organization started on April 16, 2013 at the
direction of Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino to
help those most affected by the Marathon bombings. The outpouring of
support was overwhelming. The Fund collected and distributed nearly $61
million in 75 days to over 230 victims and survivors. 100% of all
donations were dispersed, with no overhead expenses, thanks to the
extraordinary efforts made by volunteers, and companies who offered pro
bono professional services.
About Nestlé Waters North America
As the third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the
Waters North America provides people with an unrivaled portfolio of
healthy hydration choices. Among its bottled regional spring water
brands are Poland
Park® and Arrowhead®.
Its national purified water brand is Nestlé®
Pure Life®. International brands include Perrier® and
The company's line of ready-to-drink teas now includes Nestea®,
Sweet Leaf® and Tradewinds®. Based in Stamford, Connecticut
with 7,500 employees nationwide, Nestlé
Waters North America strives to reduce its environmental footprint,
improve recycling rates in North America, and create shared value in
those communities where it has operations.
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