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Prime Acura North and Boston Children’s Hospital Partner Again for 121st Boston Marathon

As a member of the New England Acura Dealers (NEADA), the official automotive sponsor of the 2017 Boston Marathon, Prime Acura North is excited to partner with our friends at Boston Children’s Hospital. From November 2012 to November 2016 the local dealers sold twenty thousand Acura vehicles, completing a pledge to raise $1 million for the Boston Children’s Hospital. NEADA has donated a portion of the proceeds from every Acura sold to the Boston Children’s Hospital Children’s Fund, an unrestricted fund that supports the hospital’s areas of greatest needs in patient care, research and community health.

Community, News

Herb Connolly Acura and Mount Auburn Hospital Team Up for Boston Marathon for the Second Year

Framingham, MA – On April 17, the 121st Boston Marathon will kick off with more than 30,000 participants running the 26.2-mile route through Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley, Natick, Brookline, Newton, and Boston. On behalf of the New England Acura Dealers, the official automotive sponsor of the 2017 Boston Marathon, Herb Connolly Acura is providing invitational entries to two runners from the local area; Kelsey Barry (27) from Watertown, Mass. and Peter Thomson (49) from Belmont, Mass.

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Acura of Peabody Partners With the Joe Andruzzi Foundation to Make Big Impact on Marathon Monday

Peabody, MA — As automotive sponsor of the 2017 Boston Marathon, the New England Acura Dealers Association (NEADA) and Acura of Peabody granted Jen Andruzzi (37), co-founder and executive director of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation, access into this year’s race.   is excited to partner again with Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and plans to champion  Mrs. Andruzzi’s mission to raise $50,000 for the C.J. Buckley Brain Cancer Research Fund at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Community, News

Sunnyside Acura Helps Two Women From New Hampshire Gain Entry Into the Most Prestigious Running Race

Nashua, NH – On April 17, New England Acura Dealers (NEADA) will set the pace for the more than 30,000 participants as the official pace car and automotive sponsor of the 121st Boston Marathon. This race will be filled will milestone moments – Kathrine Switzer’s participation in the race that she ran ironically in 1967; Ben Beach’s 50th consecutive run in the Boston Marathon plus all the blood, sweat and tears that the over 30,000 runners have shed to get to the starting line. Among the pack, you will find Amanda Muldoon (36) from Pelham, N.H. and Robyn Rios (45) from Nashua, N.H. who embody the passion for running and are proudly participating in the race thanks to Sunnyside Acura.

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Prime Acura Selects Runners Who Have A Runners Passion and Bleed ‘We Are Boston’ Spirit

Westwood, MA – April 17 will mark the 121st running of the Boston Marathon and a full day of the New England Acura Dealers spreading “We Are Boston” spirit along the marathon course as the official automotive sponsor of the 2017 Boston Marathon. Among more than 30,000 participants journeying from Hopkinton to the finish line on Boylston Street, attendees will find Taylor Maccario (24) of Nahant, Mass. and Sarah Spangler (46) of Nashua, NH representing Prime Acura.

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Acura of Peabody Sponsors Local Teacher in 2017 Boston Marathon

On April 17, the 2017 Boston Marathon will kick off with more than 30,000 running through Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley, Natick, Brookline, Newton, and Boston. On behalf of the New England Acura Dealers (NEADA), the official automotive sponsor of the 2017 Boston Marathon, Acura of Peabody will be providing Cheryl George (47), a teacher from Danvers, Mass., with a sponsored entry to the race.

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New England Acura Dealers Promote Boston Art at Auto Show This Weekend

The New England Acura Dealers Association (NEADA) will host a Live Art Show at their booth at the 2017 New England International Auto Show, held from January 12 – 16 at the Boston Convention & Exhibit Center. The NEADA is proud to showcase local Boston artists as it kicks off another year of community involvement, including sponsorship of the 2017 Boston Marathon, B.A.A. Half Marathon, and B.A.A. 5K. Leading up to the Marathon, and throughout the year, NEADA will support the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) for this year’s races through advertising and community outreach. The Live Art Show begins on January 13.

Community, News, Press

New England Acura Completes $1 Million Pledge to Boston Children’s Hospital

The New England Acura Dealers (NEADA) sold its twenty-thousandth Acura vehicle, completing its pledge to raise $1 million for the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) by November 2016. Since 2012, the NEADA has donated a portion of the proceeds from every Acura sold to the BCH Children’s Fund, an unrestricted fund that supports the hospital’s areas of greatest needs in patient care, research and community health.

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NEADA Gives Local Athletes Second Chance to Run Boston Marathon 2017

The New England Acura Dealers Association (NEADA), official automotive sponsor of the Boston Marathon, announced the “I Run Boston” contest with their partner the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.). The “I Run Boston” contest is designed to provide an online forum for athletes to share their personal stories of strength and love for Boston, while also providing one runner a second opportunity to register for the 2017 Boston Marathon.

“There’s an immense love for sports, spirit, and support in Boston,” said Chris Connolly, NEADA president and general manager of Herb Connolly Acura. “The energy was contagious when I ran the marathon this past April, and it will remain an unforgettable experience. I can’t wait to provide someone else this same opportunity to run next year’s Boston Marathon.”

The contest will collect video submissions from Oct. 3 to Nov. 6. Entrants must share a 30-second video on Instagram conveying why they want to run the 2017 Marathon. Entries must tag @NEAcuraDealers and use hashtag “#IRunBoston”. Athletes from Massachusetts or New Hampshire with a valid 2017 B.A.A. qualification time but who failed to gain entry are invited to enter. No purchase is necessary to participate or win.

A panel of judges from the B.A.A., NEADA, Lagardère Sports, and Tier10 will select four finalists. The public can vote for their favorite here from Oct. 28 to Nov. 6. Just one lucky runner will be selected to run Boston’s historic race on April 17, 2017.

“The [NEADA] will offer one qualified applicant an opportunity of a lifetime,” said Tom Grilk, executive director of the B.A.A. “It is one of the things that our important sponsors can do that help us to generate excitement throughout the year.”

This marks NEADA’s second year as an official sponsor of the Boston Marathon. For 2017, NEADA will continue its “We are Boston” campaign, with the “I Run Boston” contest as its newest addition.

 

About the New England Acura Dealers Association

The New England Acura Dealers Association consists of seven dealerships throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire: Acura of Auburn, Acura of Boston, Acura of Peabody, Herb Connolly Acura, Prime Acura, Prime Acura North and Sunnyside Acura. Please see neacuradealers.com for more information.

 

About the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.)

For more information on the B.A.A., please visit www.baa.org.