SOURCE: NASDAQ

February 15, 2006 15:50 ET

Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) Executive Director and Academy Award Winning Actress Marcia Gay Harden to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

To Celebrate SASF Annual City Hero Award Benefit

-- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2006 --


What:

Jim O'Neill, Executive Director of Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF), will preside over the closing bell. Joining him will be Academy Award Winning Actress Marcia Gay Harden who will be presenting her brother, Thaddeus Harden, New York City Photographer, with a City Hero Award at the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation Annual City Hero Award Benefit Thursday evening.

The Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) was established in 1992 to improve education and enrich the lives of youngsters in New York City public elementary and middle schools, through developing their skills in a wide-range of sports, arts, and educational activities. The activities are offered primarily from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm during the school year, as well as during winter recess and the summer months. The activities include: art, ballet, baseball, basketball, chess, dance, football, fencing, golf, handball, judo, karate, soccer, tennis, track and more. During these critical years of a child's development, our programs lay a good foundation for academic success by building self-esteem and self-discipline and by enriching their scholastic environments.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite -- 4 Times Square -- 43rd & Broadway -- Broadcast Studio

When:

Thursday, February 16th, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. EST

Feed Information:

The closing bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA-6 C-band/transponder 17. The downlink frequency is 4040 Vertical; Audio 6.2-6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Jane Bartnett
    Public Relations Counsel for the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation
    (516) 897-9017
    Email Contact

    NASDAQ MarketSite:
    Stephanie Lowenthal
    646.441.5220