Buca di Beppo - Philadelphia Is the Official Host Restaurant of the 2011 Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series

Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series recently announced Buca di Beppo – Philadelphia as the Official Host Restaurant of the 2011 Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

“We are pleased that Buca di Beppo – Philadelphia has agreed to sponsor our final six races of the 2011 Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series,” said John Hogan, Commodore of The Schuylkill Navy, which organizes the Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series.  “Buca di Beppo has an outstanding menu and an great location in Center City Philadelphia, making it the perfect venue for our competing teams and clubs to have a pre-event dinner or a post-event celebration.  They have been outstanding in preparing special menus and pricing for our participants, and we look forward to working with them.”

Located at 258 South 15th Street in Center City Philadelphia, Buca di Beppo is the home of “team dining.” They serve authentic Italian food that comes to your table family style, meant to be shared. Buca specializes in group dining in a family friendly atmosphere. Buca di Beppo is the perfect place to dine before or after any sporting event or to host team celebrations. Buca di Beppo Philadelphia has packages available for groups of 15 or more; pricing inclusive of tax and gratuity; and private and semi private dining to accommodate groups of all sizes.  Additional information about Buca di Beppo – Philadelphia is available at http://www.bucadibeppo.com,

The Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series has been recognized by the Philadelphia Sports Congress as one of the "Premier Annual Events" for the city, state and region along with the Penn Relays (April); Blue Cross Broad Street Run (May); Devon Horse Show (May); TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship (June); Philadelphia Insurance Triathlon (June); ING Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon (September); the Philadelphia Marathon (November) and Army-Navy Football.

The Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series schedule runs from March through November, and features over 35,000 competitors in over 7,700 boats representing not only high schools but colleges, clubs, masters and open programs from around the country. The remaining regattas on this year's schedule include: Saturday, November 12, Hutchinson Cup Regatta (masters/open/coll/h.s./juniors); and Sunday, November 13, Philadelphia Turn & Burn Regatta (masters/open/coll./h.s./clubs)

The Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series brings together for the first time 20 previously independent events in the first organized year-long series of rowing events of its kind in any major U.S. city. The Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series is organized by the Schuylkill Navy, which is the oldest amateur athletic governing body in the country, representing the 12 rowing clubs based on Philadelphia's landmark Boathouse Row.

With three of the largest regattas in the Mid-Atlantic region on the schedule, as well as two of the nation's oldest regattas, the Philadelphia Classic Regatta Series connects the rowing competitors of today to the historic home of the international rowing elite. It is built upon a tradition that launched November 12, 1835 with the first organized regatta on the Schuylkill (a full eight years before the start of the rowing program at Harvard). Over 175 years later, the Schuylkill River hosts more regattas annually than any other river in the nation. Additional information is available at http://www.BoathouseRow.org.