BP to sponsor UAF's Top of the World Classic

Posted: Friday, September 29, 2000

FAIRBANKS -- BP is teaming up with the University of Alaska Fairbanks to sponsor the Top of the World Classic preseason college basketball tournament.

BP will provide $375,000 over five years to support the tournament, Jeremiah Bartz, UAF's sports information assistant, said Thursday.

"It will help significantly," Bartz said. "It is a huge contribution."

Jim Palmer, vice president of external affairs for BP in Alaska, said the company is proud to sponsor the tournament.

"It's a top-quality event. Our sponsorship is part of an effort to show our long-term partnership with the people of Fairbanks and the University of Alaska."

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