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Kerry Hassen
Senior Manager Corporate Communications
Email: khassen@dncinc.com
Phone: 716-858-5016
08.13.2008

New retail line touches on the long-history of the national park

BOZEMAN, M.T. (August 13, 2007) ? Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yellowstone National Park recently developed a new retail line which touts the park’s natural history. Proceeds from merchandise sales will help to raise money for the Museum of the Rockies at Montana State University. 

Displaying the tag line “Yellow(stone) 4.6 Billion Years in the Making”, a collection of t-shirts, hats, and key chains has been created to be sold at various Yellowstone National Park retail locations. A portion of the proceeds from every Yellow(stone) item sold will benefit the local, non-profit museum. 

According to Derek Zwickey, regional general manager of Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yellowstone, “Not only have we created a great new line of retail, but we’ve done it in a way which will benefit a wonderful museum that pays tribute to the Yellowstone area and its history.” 

The Museum of the Rockies is a one-of-a-kind place which houses one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur fossils. The Museum of the Rockies was born in 1957 when Dr. Caroline McGill founded it as a gift to the people of the Rockies. Currently, the museum houses 300,000 objects and 500,000,000 years of history. 

“This museum is a tangible link to millions of years of history,” stated Zwickey. “It tells the story of our world and in so many ways, the story of mankind. We are excited about helping to fund this innovative historical museum.” 

In just one day at the museum, visitors can learn about startling new discoveries in paleontology, experience what it was like to live as a pioneer and/or explore the greater Yellowstone region’s Native American history. 

A portion of the proceeds from the Yellow(stone) line will support the museum. To help Delaware North Parks and Resorts at Yellowstone’s efforts grow, the company will annually change the retail line’s logos and develop new products to keep visitors interested in making purchases and contributing to this worthwhile cause. 

For more information about the Yellow(stone) line, visit www.yellowstonegeneralstores.com.

About Museum of the Rockies – Bozeman, Montana
The Museum of the Rockies at the Montana State University in Bozeman inspires visitors to explore the rich natural and cultural history of America's Northern Rocky Mountains. Located at the geographic center of the Northern Rocky Mountain region, a vast, sparsely populated land which includes Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and portions of Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Dakotas, the museum has something new to offer everyone. For more information on the Museum of the Rockies, please visit www.museumoftherockies.org.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts is a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company’s portfolio includes historic properties in North America, such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Sequoia, Yellowstone and Grand Canyon National Parks; Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach; Old Town San Diego; The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva State Park; The BALSAMS Grand Resort; and St Mary Lodge & Resort. To learn more about Delaware North Companies expertise in the hospitality industry visit www.dnchospitalitymgt.com

About Delaware North Companies
Delaware North Companies is one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers. Its family of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North Companies International, TD Banknorth Garden, and American Park ‘n Swap. Delaware North Companies is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with revenues exceeding $2 billion annually and 40,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit www.DelawareNorth.com.

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