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Bentley Joins Forces With The Boston Red Sox and Major League Baseball To Give Students A Chance To 'Break Into The Biz Of Baseball'

September 1, 2004

WALTHAM, Mass. - For any youngster who has ever dreamt of making it to the major leagues, Bentley is helping make that dream a reality.

Bentley is sponsoring the "Break into the Biz of Baseball" Challenge, in which four high school students from across America can win a one-month internship in the offices of the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies during the summer of 2005. Students will go behind the scenes and learn the ins-and-outs about running a Major League Baseball (MLB) team in areas such as marketing, sales, and corporate relations and partnerships.

"The business side of baseball is fascinating, and we are delighted to partner with Major League Baseball in this promotion," said Bentley President Joseph G. Morone. "This real-world, hands-on experience - perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any aspiring business student - will give them a unique opportunity to see the operational aspects of America's past time."

HOW IT WORKS
Contestants complete an entry form found at any of the four team websites or e-newsletters. Students must also write a 100-word essay explaining why he or she should be chosen to win the internship. Prizes will be given to the first and second runner ups in each market. Bentley will judge and choose the winners based on creativity, originality, passion and clarity.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Anyone between the ages of 15-20.

DEADLINES
The promotion will continue until October 3, 2004 to coincide with the final portion of the MLB season. Winners will be notified by February 2005.

Bentley is partnered with Fenway Sports Group (FSG) and Major League Baseball Advanced Media LP (MLBAM) on this exclusive promotion.

For more information, visit the 'Fan Forum' section of each team website, or click here.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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