BOSTON LOBSTERS BEGIN PREPARATION FOR 2008 SEASON
Owner Bahar Uttam, Determined to Make 2008 an Exciting Year
Hires Sports Marketing Agency StarGames to Help Expand Reach of the Team
BOSTON, Ma (March 14, 2008) – Boston Lobsters Owner and Chairman Bahar Uttam, announced today that he has entered into an agreement with StarGames, the Lynnfield based sports marketing company, for StarGames to provide consulting and management services to the Lobsters in preparation for the upcoming 2008 season. StarGames will become involved with the overall sales, marketing, operations and promotional strategies for the Lobsters in 2008, which plans to be an extremely exciting and star filled year.
“I am looking forward to working with StarGames as we prepare for our fourth year in the league” said Lobsters Chairman Bahar Uttam. “The experience that the StarGames team brings with it will help us as we seek to expand our presence in the very competitive Boston sports marketplace. I would like nothing more than to join the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins by bringing a championship to New England tennis fans.”
World Team Tennis was founded by tennis legend Billie Jean King in 1973 with the vision of bringing great tennis and entertainment to every city. During the Boston Lobsters first three seasons they have done exactly that. Playing at Harvard University’s magnificent Berren Tennis Center, the Lobsters have hosted the likes of reigning Wimbledon Champion Venus Williams, all-time Grand Slam champion Martina Navratilova, the always popular Anna Kournikova, former Harvard star and US Open Quarterfinalist James Blake and former French Open champion Martina Hingis.
“The New England tennis community has such a deep rooted tradition in tennis. The Lobsters should be positioned to carry on that history,” said StarGames’ President Jerry Solomon. “From the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Rhode Island to the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston to Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, New England has quietly been at the forefront of tennis for decades. We hope to help Bahar carve a place for World Team Tennis in that history.”
Bahar Uttam was a co-founder and Chairman of Synetics Corporation which was acquired by ACS Corporation and subsequently, Lockheed Martin. He has served as a member of the Dean's Council at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the Governor's Committee on International Trade, and currently serves on the Board of the USTA Tennis & Education Foundation. His most coveted recognition was selection as “The Tennis Nut” of New England by the USTA.