Delta Air Lines Named Official Airline of The Strong

The Strong News Release
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700

March 31, 2016

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365,

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325,

Delta Air Lines Becomes
Official Airline of The Strong

ROCHESTER, NY—The Strong is pleased to name Delta Air Lines, the largest air carrier in New York, the official airline of the museum. As part of the partnership, Delta Air Lines will provide financial support for the museum’s 2016 schedule of family programming and its annual Play Ball fundraising gala.

“We are grateful to Delta Air Lines for their support of our ongoing family programs and fundraising efforts,” says Lisa Feinstein, The Strong’s vice president for institutional advancement. “The Strong’s family programs play an integral role in its mission to explore play and the ways in which it encourages learning, creativity, and discovery and illuminates cultural history.”

The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and  welcomes more than 500,000 guests annually, including from all 50 states in the United States and six continents.

“The Strong is a unique Rochester institution with a reputation for excellence and fun, and Delta is proud to continue our valued partnership,” says Gail Grimmett, Delta's senior vice president—New York. “Delta is committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and serve, and as New York’s largest carrier, we’re especially pleased to support the rich culture of the Upstate community through partnerships like these.”