Univest Grand Prix Cyclists Visit Souderton, North Penn, Doylestown Schools

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MEDIA ADVISORY -- FOR NEWSROOM PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY -- September 8, 2010

Univest Grand Prix Cyclists Visit Souderton, North Penn, Doylestown Schools

Team Tour de Quebec, Cykelcity, Global Cycling Promotion Teams to Meet Students

Souderton, Pa. - Three international teams competing in this weekend’s Univest Grand Prix will continue a race tradition by participating in assemblies for local school students to introduce children in the community to a life-long sport that can help them get into shape and enjoy a healthy lifestyle on Friday, Sept. 10. The media is invited to cover the events, talk to team members, students, teachers and school administrators as the students:

  • Gain an understanding of the commitment and dedication the cyclists make to compete professionally.
  • Learn about the healthy diets of the cyclists and how nutrition plays a critical role in a cycling competition.
  • Understand the competitive cycling sport – team strategies, difference between a road race (Saturday’s event) and a criterium (Sunday’s event).
  • Learn about bike safety – the importance of wearing a helmet – and also about the professional cycling bikes and how they differ from the children’s bicycles.
  • Learn about other countries and cultures through the eyes of a cyclist.
  • North Penn School District:

    Canada’s Team Tour de Quebec will visit with French language students at Pennfield Middle School, 726 Forty Foot Rd, Hatfield, from 1:20 to 2:10 p.m.

    Souderton School District:

    Sweden’s Team Cykelcity/Klehr Harrison will participate in an assembly for students in kindergarten through fifth grade at Oak Ridge Elementary School, 465 Moyer Rd, Harleysville, from 2:15 to 3 p.m.

    Central Bucks School District:

    The Dutch Global Cycling Promotions Team will participate in an assembly for students in grades four through six at Doyle Elementary School, 260 N. West St., Doylestown, from 2:15 to 3 p.m.

    To obtain media credentials for the school visits, please contact: Joe McDermott, Media Director, Univest Grand Prix, 484-860-2289 or jysmcd@ptd.net or Kim Detwiler, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Univest Corporation, 215-721-8396, detwilerk@univest.net

    All three teams are ranked as International Elite Teams by the international cycling federation (UCI) and all are expected to be major contenders in the UCI 1.2-ranked Univest Grand Prix on Saturday, Sept. 11 and the Univest Criterium of Doylestown on Sunday, Sept. 12.

    For More Information

    Kim Detwiler
    VP, Director of Corporate Communications
    Univest Corporation
    215-721-8396
    detwilerk@univest.net
    www.univest.net

     

    Joe McDermott
    Media Director
    Univest Grand Prix
    484-860-2289
    jysmcd@ptd.net
    www.spartacycling.com

    About the Univest Grand Prix

    From its inception, the Univest Grand Prix has united the towns throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties for a weekend of community celebration while offering a unique showcase for the best young talent in cycling. The pro event is presented by Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania, Alderfer and Leidy’s Premium Meat Products, WFMZ-69, and Comcast SportsNet. For more information visit www.univestgrandprix.com.

    About Univest Corporation

    Headquartered in Souderton, Pa., Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP) and its subsidiaries Univest National Bank and Trust Co., Univest Insurance, Inc., Univest Investments, Inc., and Univest Capital, Inc.,serve the financial needs of residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in Bucks, Chester, Montgomery and Lehigh counties. For more information please visit www.univest.net.

    About Sparta Cycling

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