SOURCE: RCN Corporation

RCN Corporation

December 23, 2009 17:26 ET

Chicago Cubs Legend Ryne Sandberg to Provide Batting Pointers to Chicago Sports Fest Attendees at RCN Sponsored Batting Section

Hall of Famer to Also Sign Fan Autographs

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 23, 2009) - RCN Corporation's (NASDAQ: RCNI) Chicago market will be sponsoring Mayor Daley's Chicago Sports Festival again this year, featuring an appearance by baseball Hall of Famer and RCN spokesperson Ryne Sandberg on December 28. The baseball great will be providing batting and pitching tips to festival goers and signing autographs from 11am-1pm.

The 12th Annual Sports Fest, presented by The Mayor's Office of Special Events and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, is free and is known for bringing together the people of Chicago for an action-packed festival filled with fun for children and adults alike. This year's Sports Fest will feature interactive "zones," including boxing, volleyball and football. Chicago Public Schools, an organization RCN also currently sponsors, will host an all-ages chess tournament with on-site instructors to help beginners. Other tournaments include floor hockey and table tennis.

"We've been a sponsor of the Chicago Sports Fest for a number of years; RCN is proud of its involvement with the local community," said Tom McKay, RCN Chicago's Vice President and General Manager. He continued, "Ryne is very well loved in the City and we're pleased he'll be joining us at the event to sign autographs and to give pitching tips to attendees checking out the fast pitch station."

Last week, Mr. Sandberg appeared at a RCN customer appreciation event, where prizes were being raffled and non-perishable food items were collected for the local food charity, the Lakeview Pantry. Mr. McKay added, "Ryne received some really good questions from the people who attended and I think everyone appreciated the open dialogue about his experiences and baseball history."

The Chicago Sports Fest will be open Sunday, December 27 through Monday, December 28 at McCormick Place (2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive). Details about the event can be found at

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RCN serves Chicago's lakefront, including Lincoln Park, Lake View, Gold Coast, Streeterville, Rogers Park and Village of Skokie.

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RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI),, is a competitive broadband services provider delivering all-digital and high definition video, high-speed internet and premium voice services to residential and small-medium business customers under the brand names of RCN and RCN Business Services, respectively. In addition, through its RCN Metro Optical Networks business unit, RCN delivers fiber-based high-capacity data transport services to large commercial customers, primarily large enterprises and carriers, targeting the metropolitan central business districts in the company's geographic markets. RCN's primary service areas include Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Boston and Chicago. (RCNI-G)

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