May 10-11, 2013
In 2010 Aberdeen Asset Management became title sponsor of the prestigious Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, for an initial term of four years, inclusive of the event’s much-anticipated 75th Anniversary in 2013. On Friday 10 May 2013 Aberdeen announced a three-year title sponsorship extension to keep this historic and traditional Philadelphia event in the city until 2016. In addition, The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Corporate Challenge provides an opportunity for corporations in the greater Philadelphia region to become part of and compete in, the largest US intercollegiate regatta of the year.
The competition is the largest intercollegiate rowing event in North America and is held annually on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia and typically takes place on the second Saturday of May. Over 3,500 rowers take to the water from over 100 colleges and universities throughout North America (dadvail.org).
The event’s goal of athletic achievement associated with academic prowess aligns well with Aberdeen’s corporate aims and is a sound foundation for the organizations to work together over the coming years. It complements other initiatives Aberdeen has established for fostering young talent in their sporting and educational endeavours elsewhere in the world.