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Department of Communications/
News Bureau
22 Davis Hall, 10 Lippitt Road, Kingston, RI 0288
Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Hassenfeld to Chair 2001 World Scholar-Athlete Games

KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 31, 2000 -- Hasbro CEO, Alan Hassenfeld, has been named Chairman of the 2001 World Scholar-Athlete Games. Mr. Hassenfeld's appointment as Chair marks the seventh consecutive year that he has overseen the Institute for International Sport's renowned scholar-athlete program.

Dan Doyle, Executive Director of the Institute, stated of Mr. Hassenfeld's appointment, "We have been blessed that Alan has chosen to continue to lead our scholar-athlete program. Not only has he been an incredibly effective chair, but he is truly one of the finest men I have ever had the pleasure of working with on any project."

Under Mr. Hassenfeld's leadership, the Scholar-Athlete Games program, including the World Scholar-Athlete Games, the United States Scholar-Athlete Games and the Rhode Island Scholar-Athlete Games have flourished. In all cases, and based on Mr. Hassenfeld's able leadership, no scholar-athlete program has ever finished with a deficit, and the Institute's Scholar-Athlete Games programs have serviced over 6,000 young leaders from 158 countries and all 50 states.

To learn more about the Institute for International Sport and the 2001 World Scholar-Athlete Games, visit the Institute's web site at or call the Games hotline at 1-800-THE-WSAG. Nominations for scholars aged 15-19 are now being accepted for the 2001 Games to be held June 22-July 1 in Kingston and Newport, R.I., USA.

Contact: Ramsey Baker, 401-874-5061


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