Cottonwood Falls, Kan. – Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. is proud to announce BNSF Railway as its Major Presenting Sponsor for the 2015 Signature Event scheduled for June 13 at the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
“BNSF has been a sponsor of Symphony in the Flint Hills since the beginning,” said Board Chair Jim Hoy. “We are so pleased to have their support as Major Presenting Sponsor for our Tenth Anniversary Signature Event.”
The gift will make it possible to introduce new audiences to the Tallgrass Prairie and to continue to provide an economic boost to Flint Hills’ communities.
“BNSF supports activities and organizations that improve the quality of life in the communities we serve,” said BNSF Foundation President Zak Andersen. “We are proud to partner with Symphony in the Flint Hills as it celebrates the Grasslands of the World with expanded anniversary programming.”
Learn more at www.symphonyintheflinthills.org.
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies, with a rail network of 32,500 route miles in 28 states and operating in three Canadian provinces. The company is the product of nearly 400 different railroad lines that merged or were acquired over the course of 160 years. These included the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway, which played a key role in the early development of Kansas and the Flint Hills. Strong City, the nearest town to the site of the 2015 event, was named after W. B. Strong, who served as the president of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in the 1880s. Learn more at www.bnsf.com.
Symphony in the Flint Hills, Inc. celebrates the history, ecology and culture of the last stand of native tallgrass prairie through music and place-based education. The organization’s Signature Event debuted in 2006 and has sold out every year since. In 2015, SFH returns to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Sponsorships are essential to the sustainability of this Kansas tradition. To learn more, visit www.symphonyintheflinthills.org, “like” us on Facebook, and follow us @SITFHs on Twitter.