BNY Mellon to Sponsor Finish Line Festival at 2014 Kansas City Marathon

July 24, 2014

The Kansas City Sports Commission has announced BNY Mellon will be the official sponsor of the 2014 Finish Line Festival at the Waddell & Reed Kansas City Marathon with Ivy Funds on Saturday, order October 18.

“We are so excited to have BNY Mellon as the official sponsor of this year’s Finish Line Festival, blue viagra ” said Sarah Dee, anabolics Director of Events. “Thank you to BNY Mellon for stepping up to be part of this great community event that is one of the fastest growing marathons in the country.”

Waddell & Reed has been the title sponsor of the Kansas City Marathon since 2005. This year marks the 10th anniversary of their commitment to this great community event. Since 2005, the Kansas City Marathon has grown by almost 60% with just over 12,000 participants in 2013.

“We’re very pleased to welcome BNY Mellon as a valued partner in our growing marathon,” said Thomas W. Butch, executive vice president of Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc., and CEO of Ivy Funds Distributor, Inc. “The entertainment, food and camaraderie around the Finish Line Festival combine to create a major draw for runners, volunteers and spectators from around the country. We greatly appreciate BNY Mellon’s invaluable support as we continue to enhance the experience.”

The Finish Line Festival takes place after the race in Washington Square Park and is a family-friendly event open to race participants, spectators and the general public. The festival goers will find plenty to satisfy their senses as the park will transform into a sea of smoked barbeque, live music and interactive entertainment. Participants will receive complimentary food including a barbeque sandwich as a celebration of their accomplishments. Food will be available for purchase for spectators and the general public.

“The Kansas City Marathon continues to gain popularity because of its excellent organization,” said Tim Driscoll, BNY Mellon managing director and relationship executive “BNY Mellon is pleased to partner with Waddell & Reed to support this top-flight event, which is attracting a growing number of runners who enjoy great views of the region from the hills in the Kansas City area.”