Thanks to the generosity of Delaware North and the Jacobs family, the Buffalo Zoo will host the Stanley Cup from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The zoo is proud to offer visitors and staff the opportunity to have a photo taken with the NHL's top prize, the oldest trophy awarded to professional athletes in North America.
The Boston Bruins, owned by Delaware North Chairman and CEO Jeremy Jacobs, won the Stanley Cup in Vancouver on June 15. As part of the Cup's tradition, members of the winning organization have an opportunity to spend time with the Stanley Cup. Selected by the Jacobs family to host the Stanley Cup, the Buffalo Zoo is grateful to be one of the local stops.
While the Stanley Cup visits the Buffalo Zoo, members of the Jacobs family also will present Buffalo Zoo President/CEO Dr. Donna Fernandes with a major donation in support of the zoo's planned polar bear exhibit.
The Stanley Cup will be located in front of the zoo's grizzly bear exhibit. (NOTE: In the event of heavy rain, the photo opportunity will be relocated to the zoo's ecostation by the bison exhibit.) A photographer will be on hand to take photos, but visitors are also encouraged to bring their own cameras. Visitors must pay zoo admission to have their photos taken with the Stanley Cup.
The Buffalo-based Delaware North is one of the largest privately held hospitality companies in the world.