December 23, 2009 12:02 ET

Military Families Receive Tickets to EagleBank Bowl From RCN

WASHINGTON, DC and HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - December 23, 2009) - The EagleBank Bowl announced today that RCN Corporation (NASDAQ: RCNI), a leading provider of video, data, and voice services to residential, business and commercial/carrier customers, has donated tickets to local military families for the 2009 EagleBank Bowl. Temple will play UCLA in the game on Tuesday, December 29 at 4:30 p.m. at RFK Stadium.

As part of RCN's commitment, more than 100 service members and their families will attend the pregame Tailgate Party and game for free. Additionally, RCN donated $5,000 of cable TV time to help promote the bowl.

"We are grateful for community role models such as RCN, who have joined in our mission to honor members of our military," said Steve Beck, Executive Director of the EagleBank Bowl.

In its inaugural year, the EagleBank Bowl donated nearly $280,000 to a variety of charities in cash and in-kind donations. This year, the EagleBank Bowl has a charitable partnership agreement with the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), an organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.

"We are proud to team up with the EagleBank Bowl to support our military and show our deep appreciation of their sacrifices," said Dick Beville, Vice President & General Manager of RCN-Washington, D.C. "In addition to providing tickets to the Bowl game, RCN is happy to help our service members by increasing awareness of the Wounded Warrior Project."

EagleBank Bowl Week includes the Teams Luncheon at the JW Marriott on Sunday, December 27, and the official Tailgate Party at the DC Armory and the EagleBank Bowl game at RFK Stadium on Tuesday, December 29.

The Tailgate Party is sure to be a lively event. One of the most energetic and engaging bands on the east coast, Love Seed Mama Jump, will provide live entertainment along with the Temple pep band and cheerleaders from both participating schools. Xbox and Nintendo will provide games for the kids and the highlight of the day is an all-you-can-eat buffet including old fashioned homemade chili, pulled pork sandwiches and seafood paella, among other items, provided by some of the District's most popular restaurants -- Clyde's, Tony & Joe's, Old Glory and J. Paul's.

Tickets for all events can be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling (800) 551-7328 or at For more information, please visit

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About the EagleBank Bowl

The EagleBank Bowl, the first NCAA-sanctioned postseason bowl game in Washington, D.C., has been held in the District's historic RFK Stadium since 2008. Organized by the DC Bowl Committee, Inc., the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission and title sponsor EagleBank, the EagleBank Bowl serves as a premier regional event. With first-rate participants and events, the EagleBank Bowl seeks to positively impact the regional economy and charitable partners, honor the U.S. military and solidify the nation's capital as a leading college football destination. The 2009 EagleBank Bowl is Tuesday, December 29 at 4:30 p.m. (ESPN).

About RCN Corporation

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)

About Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP serves to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. For more information, please call 877 TEAM WWP (832-6997) or visit

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