Red Claws Team up with Local Dunkin’ Donuts for 2011 Summer Clinic Series

Kick-off Event in Monument Square This Thursday at Noon

PORTLAND, ME - The Maine Red Claws today announced the return of their Summer Clinic Series which is once again sponsored by local Dunkin’ Donuts business owners.  The series will be kicked off with a free clinic in Monument Square in Portland, on Thursday, June 30, from 12-2 PM.  The clinic will be hosted by members of the Maine Red Claws staff and is open to kids of all ages.

This event will mark the first stop on the Red Claws’ caravan to 13 select Dunkin’ Donuts locations across Maine. Throughout July and August, the Red Claws will travel as far south as Kittery and as far north as Presque Isle holding 90-minute clinics that will teach the fundamentals of basketball.

“We are thrilled to have the support of Dunkin’ Donuts local business owners and to be able to offer the Summer Clinic Series to kids of all ages,” said Jon Jennings, Red Claws President and General Manger. “We received overwhelming positive feedback from last year’s events and were blown away with the number of participants. This is a great way to bring a community together and get kids active.”

The Red Claws and Dunkin’ Donuts will be handing out giveaways throughout the event with mascots, Crusher and Cuppy, cheering participants on as they complete the drills.

“Working with the Red Claws to offer these clinics has been a great opportunity for the local Dunkin’ Donuts business owners,” said Dana Reid, Dunkin’ Donuts Field Marketing Manager. “We are always looking for ways to give back to the communities that we serve and the Red Claws are great partners.”

No preregistration is necessary for this event.  Additional information can be found on the Red Claws website as well as information about upcoming clinics. 

About Maine Red Claws

2011-12 will mark the third season for the Maine Red Claws, the minor league affiliate of the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats. The NBA D-League team plays its home games at the Portland Expo Building. The franchise is owned and operated by Maine Basketball, LLC, which is principally owned by Bill Ryan Sr., the retired chairman of TD Bank, and Bill Ryan Jr., owner and operator of Oxford Plains Speedway. Jon Jennings, a partner in Maine Basketball, LLC and former Boston Celtics assistant coach, serves as the team’s president and general manager.


About Dunkin' Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for five years running. The company has more than 9,700 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2010, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales were $6 billion. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit