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Student Visits to the Aquarium Funded by Premier Long Beach During Grand Prix

Since 2003 Premier Long Beach has donated more than $144,000 in scholarship funds, providing Aquarium visits for more than 19,000 students.


April 14, 2016

April 14, 2016, Long Beach, CA—Hundreds of students from area schools visited the Aquarium of the Pacific this week, thanks to a donation from Premier 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 500 students from King Elementary School and Holmes Elementary School in Long Beach had the opportunity to visit the Aquarium to partake in ocean educational programs under the scholarship. Since 2003 Premier Long Beach has donated more than $144,000 in scholarship funds, providing Aquarium visits for more than 19,000 students.

In 2011 the Aquarium officially dedicated its outdoor classroom in recognition of Premier’s continued commitment to sustainability and education. The Premier Watershed Classroom serves thousands of students each year. Premier, 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.

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 challenges facing our planet 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 peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the Ocean Science Center, and Molina Animal Care Center. 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 has won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits

Premier is the food and beverage division of SMG, the global leader in public facilities and special event venue management. Since its inception in 1983, Premier has specialized in creating menus that showcase local cuisine expertly prepared and presented to ensure a seamless dining and entertainment experience. Premier 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. Premier’s commitment to farm-to-table freshness and food quality features locally grown products for their venue clients whenever possible. Premier 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.