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NRG Named Chief Petty Officer Sponsor of Oswego Festival of Sail Event June 25, 26 & 27

NRG Energy has joined on as a sponsor in support of the Oswego Festival of Sail set for June 25, 26 & 27 in Oswego. Shown pictured at a recent check presentation are from left to right: Mercedes Niess, Festival of Sail Committee Member and Executive Director of the H. Lee White Marine Museum; Jonathan Daniels, Festival of Sail Committee Member and Executive Director of Port of Oswego Authority; NRG Representative, Donna Moonan; and Dave Turner, Festival of Sail Committee Member and Director of Oswego County of Community Development, Tourism and Planning.

OSWEGO, New York – NRG Energy has joined on as a Chief Petty Officer Sponsor in support of the Oswego Festival of Sail 2010 set for June 25, 26 & 27 in Oswego.

The three-day festival will include deck tours of the tall ships Pride of Baltimore II, Lynx, and Unicorn, as well as maritime discussions, a family treasure hunt, children activities, music, and sail aways on the Lynx.

The event, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Historic Maritime District on the West Pier and at Oswego’s H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego, will cost $10 per single adult, $8 for senior citizens, $5 for youth ages 5 to 16, free for children under 5, and/or a flat fee of $25 for families up to six persons. If you wish to participate on a sail away there will be a separate fee.

“NRG’s Oswego station is pleased to support this exciting event,” said Robert Marko, NRG Oswego Plant Manager. “We’re proud to support the community where we live and work, and especially to honor our local men and women in uniform.”

“We greatly appreciate the partnership with NRG,” said Jonathan Daniels, Festival of Sail Committee Member and Executive Director of the Port of Oswego Authority. “We recognize NRG’s community leadership and are pleased to have them on board as a sponsor.”

The weekend schedule will be as follows:
Friday, June 25 – Community welcome.  Dedicated to families and our Active Duty, Reserve and Retired Military men and women. All military will be offered a 50% discount on their admission on Friday by showing their military ID. Water related youth activities will highlight the day. Along with tall ship deck tours, sail aways on the Lynx, tours of H. Lee White Marine Museum, and historical presentations will take place throughout the day.

Saturday, June 26th – “Dunkin’ Donuts Day” at the Oswego Festival of Sail. Tall ship and museum tours, sail aways on the Lynx and youth activities.  The Oswego Festival of Sail Stage will also feature historical presentations and local musicians playing at various times during the day.

Sunday, June 27th – Tall ship and museum tours, sail aways on the Lynx and youth activities.  The Oswego Festival of Sail Stage will feature historical presentations and local musicians playing throughout the day.

Other event sponsors include: North Shore Oil Company, Dunkin Donuts, Best Western Captain’s Quarters, Step One Creative, Oswego County Department of Promotion and Tourism, City of Oswego, The Palladium Times, Pathfinder Bank, H. Lee White Marine Museum, Port of Oswego Authority, National Grid, Entergy, and Greater Oswego/Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

To book a ride/seat for a sail away on the Lynx please call 1-(866) 446-5969 or go to www.privateerlynx.org.

For more information on the Oswego Festival of Sail event or for sponsorship opportunities please call (315) 402-8802 or visit www.hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or search Oswego Festival of Sail 2010 on Facebook.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the H. Lee White Marine Museum.