PRESS RELEASE: Red Sox John Farrell and the World Series Trophy

UMD Announces Celebrity Scholarship Dineer with Red Sox Manager John Farrell and the World Series Trophy

The UMass Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research 15th Celebrity/Scholarship Dinner will feature Red Sox Manager John Farrell and the 2013 World Series Trophy.  The dinner will be held on April 30th 2015 at the Venus de Milo Restaurant in Swansea, MA.   

BayCoast Bank and the family of Frank B. Sousa, Jr. are sponsoring the event. Bank President, Nick Christ said, “Education is a top priority in the region and helping to keep students in school is essential.   The Center for Marketing Research has demonstrated success in doing just that by working closely with students, giving them opportunities for networking, internships and employment as well as providing a significant amount of scholarships. We are happy to lend our support for their program.” 

Helene Sousa, who sits on the Center’s Advisory Board, echoes his sentiments.  “The Center is dedicated to serving the students in a variety of ways.  The Scholarship Dinner is an important part of that mission.  My family is proud to be involved.”

Dr. Nora Ganim Barnes, Director of the Center, sees BayCoast Bank and the Sousa Family as a great fit given that both are dedicated to help improve educational outcomes for students in our region.   She added, “We are proud and appreciative to have them as our sponsors. 

The dinner is the focal point for awarding scholarship to UMD returning students.  To date the Center for Marketing Research has awarded approximately $150,000 to both graduates and undergraduates at the University of MA Dartmouth.

The event is open to the public.  Tickets include a full course dinner at the Venus de Milo and access to the trophy. There will be a Silent Auction with signed memorabilia and John Farrell pictures for sale that will be signed after the dinner concludes.   John Farrell will speak about his career, challenges and will share some behind the scenes Red Sox stories.  Individual tickets are $90 and tables of 10 are available for $850.  For tickets or for more information please call or email Ava Lescault at 508-910-6435 or  Tickets can also be purchased online at  www