SOURCE: Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania

September 07, 2007 11:26 ET

Univest Grand Prix, Children's Races and Arts Festival Come to Town, Doylestown, September 9

Thousands of Spectators Expected to Line Racecourse for Downtown Circuit Race; Children's Races and Doylestown Arts Festival Fill Out the Day

SOUDERTON, PA--(Marketwire - September 7, 2007) - Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ: UVSP)


WHAT:     The Univest Grand Prix of Doylestown men's pro circuit race
          brings fast-paced bicycle racing to downtown Doylestown. Pro
          cyclists will race 36 laps of a 1.4-mile course around downtown.
          A press conference will be held after the awards ceremony.

          Children's bicycle races, sponsored by the Doylestown Fire
          Company, will be held in downtown Doylestown, using the same
          start/finish line as the pros. The races are for kids as young
          as 3 years old (on Big Wheels and tricycles) up to age 13. At the
          conclusion of these races, the pros will sign autographs. Tour de
          France winner Floyd Landis will also be on hand to sign
          autographs. The Doylestown Arts Festival will take place in the
          center of the circuit-race course.

          For more information about the Univest Grand Prix, please visit
          www.univestgrandprix.com.

WHERE:    Start/finish line on West Oakland Avenue, Doylestown.

WHEN:     Sunday, September 9, 2007:
              -- Men's pro circuit race start: 11:00 a.m.
              -- Men's pro circuit race finish: around 1:00 p.m.
              -- Children's races: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
              -- Autograph signing: 10:30-10:45 a.m.
              -- Doylestown Arts Festival: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

CONTACT:  To obtain media credentials, please contact:
          Peggy Shinn, 802-236-7551, pegm@highmeadow.com
          Ellen Chandler: 603-867-8707, ellen@sparkle-media.com
About Univest Grand Prix:


Patterned after the great classic races of Europe, the Univest Grand Prix reaches out to nearly 20 communities. From its inception, the cycling event was developed to provide opportunities for young athletes to advance, while also uniting the towns throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties for a community celebration. Over the last 10 years, it has grown to become one of the nation's top UCI-ranked races. The pro event is presented by: Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania, Leidy's Premium Pork Products, Bergey's Dealerships, Doylestown Hospital, Landis Supermarkets, Comcast Sportsnet, WFMZ-69, NBC-10 and The Intelligencer. For more information visit www.univestgrandprix.com.

About Univest Corporation:

Univest Corporation and its subsidiaries, Univest National Bank and Trust Co., Univest Insurance, Inc., and Univest Investments, Inc., provide support and leadership in their communities and offer a wide range of financial services to individuals, businesses, municipalities and nonprofit organizations throughout Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties. For more information, visit www.univest.net.

About Sparta Cycling:

Sparta Cycling provides race promotion services to deliver world class events that meet the needs of sponsors, teams and riders, spectators and supporting communities. For more information, please visit www.spartacycling.com.

Contact Information


  • CONTACT:
    Peggy Shinn
    Press director
    Univest Grand Prix
    802-236-7551
    Email Contact

    Kim Detwiler
    Vice President Corporate Communications
    Univest Corporation
    215-721-8396
    Email Contact