Drum Corps International is proud to welcome fans to the 2006 DCI World Championships presented by the Framingham, Mass.-based A.J.Wright. A.J.Wright is a division of The TJX Companies, Inc., the leading off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. and worldwide.
As part of the overall championship sponsorship, A.J.Wright will serve as the on-air sponsor of the DCI Cinema Live event, the live broadcast of the 2006 DCI World Championship Quarterfinals. The broadcast will be seen in select theaters around the country on Thursday, Aug. 10. "Our first year of teaming up with A.J.Wright for the 2005 World Championships was a great success. We are very excited to continue this high-powered relationship for 2006 in Madison. I thank A.J.Wright and its employees on behalf of Drum Corps International, its member corps and fans for their continued support and loyalty to the drum corps activity," said DCI executive director, Dan Acheson. As seen in the commitment to the members of Drum Corps International corps, A.J.Wright is strongly dedicated to youth and community involvement across the country. The company is a firm supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, supporting the organization through donations at store grand openings and through various annual campaigns.
A.J.Wright is proud to sponsor the 2006 World Championships. As a company, we strongly believe in supporting activities which foster growth, both academically and socially, in our youth," said A.J.Wright president George Iacono. In addition to Drum Corps International, Iacono also has been a longtime fan and supporter of Drum Corps Associates. A.J.Wright's community support is well-documented. According to the company website (www.aj-wright.com), "At A.J.Wright, we believe that being an integral part of a community means much more than simply providing a service or fulfilling a demand. It's about giving something back to the communities in which we reside. As a community member in your neighborhood, we hold ourselves to high standards of community involvement. Not because it sounds good, but because it is the right thing to do."