Announces Ice Rink Naming Rights Partnership at Palmer Imaging Arena, Delmont PA
Delmont, Pa. – Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is expanding its relationship with UPMC with the addition of the Ice Rink Naming Rights partnership at Palmer Imaging Arena in Delmont, PA, adding to the existing relationships at Printscape Arena at Southpointe and with their USHL franchise, the Youngstown Phantoms. The partnership names one of the three ice rinks at Palmer Imaging Arena the UPMC Ice Rink.
“The partnership with UPMC provides so many leading edge, value-added services for our athletes and families,” said Murry Gunty, Founder and CEO of Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. “Having UPMC’s endorsement and support means so much to us as we continue to serve the community with a diversified array of quality programming that promotes physical activity and healthy lifestyles.”
“We are proud to be expanding our relationship with Black Bear Sports Group with the
addition of Palmer Imaging Arena,” said Brian Hagen, Program Administrator and
Vice President for UPMC Sports Medicine and Centers for Rehab Services.” We share Black Bear Sports Groups’ commitment to enhancing the quality of life in the region and look forward to serving the many athletes that are part of their portfolio.”
About UPMC - A $23 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates 92,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 800 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a more than 4 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.7 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $900 million in federal, state, and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to www.UPMC.com.
About Palmer Imaging Arena - Palmer Imaging Arena, owned by Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is a multi-purpose sports facility located in Delmont, PA. Opened in 1997, the 125,000 square-foot facility includes three NHL-sized ice rinks, with one of the ice rinks converting in March through August to dry floor concrete /sport court. These ice rinks are complimented by two meeting/party rooms that support a variety of corporate and community functions as well as group outings/field trips. Palmer Imaging Arena’s mix of surfaces provides for a host of programs, program drop ins, leagues, themed events, expos, trade shows, shows and concerts. The facility is home to many user groups as well as a variety of on-site businesses including Wallace Fitness, KO Sports Hockey, and Vocelli Pizza – Delmont. For more information, go to www.palmerimagingarena.com.
About Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. - Black Bear Sports Group, Inc. is a privately held company formed by Murry Gunty and Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC in 2015 that seeks investments in sports and entertainment facilities, teams and youth sports events. Black Bear arenas are clean and professionally managed and offer world-class recreational programs. Black Bear focuses on ice arenas in metropolitan areas with compelling demographics, markets with a National Hockey League club presence and arenas with existing youth hockey clubs. Black Bear has the ability to acquire healthy and stable arenas, but also to turn around under-managed or under-performing facilities. The largest owner/operator of ice rinks in the U.S., Black Bear’s footprint totals 27 facilities across the United States with 50 sheets of indoor ice, three indoor turf fields, 15 youth hockey clubs, two youth hockey leagues - the Atlantic Hockey Federation and the National Girls Hockey League, and three Junior “A” hockey franchises in the United States Hockey League,NorthAmericanHockeyLeagueandEasternHockeyLeague.Formore,goto http://www.blackbearsportsgroup.com/
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