BUFFALO, N.Y. — Pegula Sports & Entertainment (PSE) have announced a naming rights agreement with one of the largest medical colleges in the country.
Harborcenter, which includes two NHL-sized hockey rinks, a Marriott Hotel and other amenities, will now be known as the LECOM Harborcenter. The name change is due to a new sponsorship from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.
"We have a mission to build long-term success and strive for excellence in all of our businesses," said PSE President and CEO Kim Pegula. "LECOM exemplifies excellence as both an industry and community leader, significantly advancing opportunities for aspiring medical students over the last 25 years. We are proud to extend our partnership and create many new opportunities at LECOM Harborcenter."
And as part of that partnership, PSE also announced a new scholarship initiative totaling $1 million over the next ten years.
"And for each year, we will be awarding ten students with $10,000 scholarships," Pegula said. "This initiative will create more medical professionals in our area and will benefit the surrounding counties of Western New York and the Southern Tier."
LECOM enrolls over 4,100 students at campuses in Erie and Greensburg, PA as well as in Bradenton, FL. An Elmira campus is scheduled to open sometime next year.