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MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA FLIES HIGH IN CHARITY PLANE PULL


May 8, 2014 - Philadelphia, PA

MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA FLIES HIGH IN CHARITY PLANE PULL
PHL Retailers Support Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Annual Event

PHILADELPHIA — May 8, 2014 — The MarketPlace Philadelphia Management team was “pulling for the house” at the sixth annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House (PRMH) Plane Pull event. At this year’s competition, MarketPlace Philadelphia raised more than $10,000 and came in fifth place overall.
   
    Held on Atlantic Aviation’s tarmac at Philadelphia International Airport, the Plane Pull is organized by the PRMH and is designed as a tug-of-war competition between teams to see who can pull a plane over the designated distance in the shortest amount of time. Most importantly, the event raises funds and awareness for PRMH, which helps local families in need.

“We have a longstanding partnership with the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House and the Plane Pull event is one of our favorite initiatives,” said Mel Hannah, vice president and general manager of MarketPlace Philadelphia Management. “I’m proud of the support from our merchants and the entire team at MarketPlace Philadelphia Management.”
   
Merchants from the Philadelphia Marketplace Food & Shops made in-kind donations of food and refreshments for participants to enjoy at the Plane Pull event. Participating merchants included Peet's Coffee & Tea, Green Leafs, Jack Duggan’s, Sweet Flights, Angelina's Panini Bar, Chickie’s & Pete's, Le Bus, Paradies Shops, Burrito Elito, XpresSpa and Philly Steak & Gyro.

    MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the management entity for the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning team is responsible for more than 170 in-line stores, restaurants and services, as well as more than 30 specialty retail units.

    The PRMH provides a home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving treatment at local hospitals. The group operates two houses in Philadelphia, at Chestnut Street and Erie Street, serving a total of 63 families daily. Founded in 1974 as the very first Ronald McDonald House, PRMH is the model for nearly 300 houses throughout the world.
     
    To find out more information about the PRMH, please visit www.philarmh.org.



ABOUT MARKETPLACE PHILADELPHIA MANAGEMENT LLC.
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the manager of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport. The award-winning food and retail program consists of stores and eateries throughout all seven terminals at Philadelphia International Airport. The airport features more than 160 in-line stores, restaurants and services, plus more than 30 specialty retail units. MarketPlace Philadelphia Management is the local management company for MarketPlace Development, a Boston-based retail development firm that partners with airports and airlines to develop, lease and manage airport retail programs. MarketPlace is an affiliate of New England Development, a full-service development company based in Newton, Mass. For more information, visit www.philamarketplace.com. Follow us on Twitter @phlfoodandshops and become a fan on Facebook.

EDITOR’S NOTE: A photo of the MarketPlace Philadelphia Management team at the sixth annual Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House Plane Pull is attached to this email.

MEDIA CONTACTS:   
Emily Watts
For MarketPlace Philadelphia Management                
267-932-8760 Ext.308
emily@hornercom.com            

Anna DiGregorio                           
MarketPlace Philadelphia Management                           
215-937-1200                           
adigregorio@philamarketplace.com