More Than 1,000 Students Race To The Aquarium During The Week Of The Grand Prix To Enjoy A Visit Funded By Savor… Long Beach

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Hundreds of students from area schools visited the Aquarium of the Pacific this week, thanks to a donation from SAVOR…Long Beach. The corporation donated to the Aquarium’s scholarship program for the twelfth consecutive year, allowing children to visit during the week of the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Over 1,000 students from Polytechnic High School, Rancho Dominguez Prep, King Elementary, Mann Elementary, New City School, and Hamilton Middle School in Long Beach had the opportunity to visit the Aquarium to partake in ocean educational programs under the scholarship. Since 2003 SAVOR…Long Beach has donated more than $140,000 in scholarship funds, providing Aquarium visits for more than 12,000 students.


In 2011 the Aquarium officially dedicated its outdoor classroom in recognition of SAVOR’s continued commitment to sustainability and education. The SAVOR Watershed Classroom serves thousands of students each year. SAVOR, the food and beverage division of special event venue management company SMG, currently provides food and beverage services as well as catering and special event services to more than 100 facilities around the world, including the Aquarium of the Pacific. “We are able to introduce thousands of students to ocean learning while inspiring them to become stewards of our planet, thanks to the generosity and ongoing support of SAVOR,” said David Bader, Aquarium of the Pacific director of education. “We hope that other organizations are also inspired to help support our year-round scholarship program to benefit students at underserved schools,” continued Bader.


Aquarium of the Pacific

The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important environmental and conservation topics are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among people. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the June Keyes Penguin Habitat, Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, Wonders of the Deep gallery, and the interactive Shark Lagoon and Lorikeet Forest exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium of the Pacific is located at 100 Aquarium Way in Long Beach, CA. It is open daily, except during the Grand Prix April 17-19 and Christmas. For information, call (562) 590-3100 or visit



SAVOR is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management. Since its inception in 1983, SAVOR has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. SAVOR currently provides catering, concessions, and special event services, to more than 100 facilities worldwide.

The company is also an industry leader in introducing green standards and programs to public facilities. SAVOR’s commitment to farm-to-table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible. SAVOR staff members pride themselves on being on the cutting edge of the latest food and beverage trends, in addition to searching out the most innovative food technologies available on the market.To learn more, visit

Photo Courtesy of Aquarium of the Pacific.



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