FAU Receives $500,000 Gift from ADT
ADT Clock Once Displayed at Fenway Park Finds New Home at FAU Stadium
BOCA RATON, Fla. (November 30, 2012) – The Florida Atlantic University athletics department recently received a gift of $500,000 for its on-campus stadium from Boca Raton-based ADT. In appreciation, a large clock featuring the company’s iconic blue logo will be mounted on the exterior of FAU Stadium, which welcomes thousands of guests at football games and other events throughout the year.
“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to ADTfor this gift,” said FAU President Mary Jane Saunders. “We are proud to display the ADT clock at our stadium, where it will serve as a constant reminder of the company’s generous contribution to FAU.”
The ADT clock, an emblem of the company’s support of its hometown university, was originally installed at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, during the famed ballpark’s 99th anniversary year. A ceremony to celebrate the clock’s new location at FAU Stadium will take place on Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m., prior to the FAU vs. University of Louisiana at Lafayette football game. ADT Vice President of Consumer Marketing Lewis Long will present Saunders with a check on the field during halftime.
“We are proud to have such a famous piece of ADT history in one of the newest college football stadiums in the country,” said ADT Chief Marketing and Customer Relations Officer Tony Wells. “Contributing to the communities where we live and work is important to all of us at ADT. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with FAU as we expand our presence in Boca Raton.”
ADT also has signed a sponsorship agreement, which recognizes the company as the exclusive security provider of FAU athletics. As part of the sponsorship, the ADT logo will be featured on all football coaches’ headsets. In addition, FAU and ADT will collaborate on an internship program for student athletes and on other academic activities at FAU.
The ADT Corporation recently became a public company trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “ADT.” Founded in 1874, ADT is one of the most well-known and trusted brands in the security industry, with 6.4 million customers.
To date, FAU has secured more than 30 named sponsorships for the stadium. The University is offering naming rights for more than 30 additional venues in and around the stadium to help fund the $70 million project. The 29,419-seat open-air stadium, completed in 2011, features 6,000 premium seats, including 24 suites, 26 loge boxes, 1,000 premier club seats and 4,000 priority club seats, and the latest, state-of-the-art amenities.
For more information about FAU Stadium, visit www.fausports.com.
The ADT Corporation (NYSE: ADT) is a leading provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and monitoring services for residences and small businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT’s broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse interactive home and business solutions, and home health services, meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, ADT helps provide peace of mind to more than six million customers, and it employs approximately 16,000 people at 200 locations. More information is available at www.adt.com .
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.