Aberdeen Issues $5,000 Charity Challenge to Greater Philadelphia Area Corporations

Dec 12, 2011, 18:17 ET from Aberdeen Asset Management

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gary Marshall, Chief Executive of Aberdeen Asset Management Inc., based in Center City Philadelphia today issued the following statement:

"Aberdeen Asset Management, winner of the 2011 Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Corporate Challenge Novice Race hereby issues a challenge to all companies in the greater Philadelphia area for the 2012 Race: compete against us on the Schuylkill River on Saturday, May 12, 2012 and we will donate $5,000 to the charity of your choice in the unlikely event that your team wins this year's race against us.  Catch us if you can! 

Do you have the corporate mettle to take us on?  Let's see what you're made of!!"

The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is the largest intercollegiate regatta in North America and boasts an annual corporate challenge race which sees local businesses battle it out along a 500 meter course. Crews of 8 begin preparing for the races from February onwards and are tutored by qualified rowing coaches throughout their training.

This year, the Regatta Organizing Committee is making facilities available to up to 40 corporate crews to train for the big race in May.  Jack Galloway, Chairman of the Dad Vail Regatta Organizing Committee said "Participating in the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Corporate Challenge is a great way for businesses to become involved in a much loved local event.  The team spirit and bonding that comes of training for and participating in the event adds huge value to any corporation and obviously is a great way for employees to get fit, learn a new sport and have great fun".

Marshall added:  "Aberdeen Asset Management has entered crews for the past two consecutive years and I can speak from personal experience when I say it has been a tremendous success, not just for team morale in and around our HQ right here in Philadelphia (and for colleagues watching from overseas) but it's also done a great job in firing the firm's competitive spirit!"

To find out more and register your crew, www.aberdeen-asset.us/dadvail

In conclusion, Marshall, a native Scot, reflected on his firm's Scottish heritage in cheering the Aberdeen Team on: "Scots Wha Hae: here's tae us!"


About the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta
This is the largest collegiate regatta in North America with over 100 colleges and universities from the United States and Canada participating. Held annually since 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the Schuylkill River, thousands of student athletes and spectators visit the City of Philadelphia during the weekend of the second Saturday in May.  
About Aberdeen Asset Management  
Aberdeen Asset Management Inc. is the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aberdeen Asset Management PLC, a global investment management group which is headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, and manages more than $264.6 billion of assets for both institutions and private individuals (as of Sept. 30, 2011).  
Philadelphia is home to the U.S. equity and fixed income investment management teams, as well as U.S. client servicing, consultant relations, business development and other operational staff: more than 200 employees in total. 


SOURCE Aberdeen Asset Management