SSU to offer Opening Day discount for Sam Kennedy event

SALEM — Ahead of the visit by Sam Kennedy, president of the reigning World Series Champions, the Boston Red Sox, to campus for the Salem State Series, the Salem State Foundation will offer a special discount to those who purchase tickets on March 28 — Red Sox opening day.

The promotion offers a 50 percent off discount for any full price ticket for the Sam Kennedy event only on March 28 for those who enter the promo code “SERIES50”. Tickets can be purchased at

Salem State University Foundation will bring Kennedy to campus as part of the long-running Salem State Series. Kennedy will be joined on stage by Steve Burton, sports anchor and reporter for WBZ-TV News, serving as moderator. The event will be held at Salem State University’s Twohig Gymnasium at the O’Keefe Complex.

Salem State’s public lecture series celebrates 37 years of bringing influential speakers to the North Shore, including Tom Brady, Jay Leno, President George H.W. Bush, Maya Angelou, and John Legend.

About Sam Kennedy

Sam Kennedy is entering his 18th season with the club and his third as president and chief executive officer. In addition to his role with the Red Sox, Kennedy also acts as chief executive of Fenway Sports Management, a sports marketing and sales agency that is a sister company to the Red Sox under the Fenway Sports Group family. Along with leading the Boston team to victory, Kennedy has focused on providing entertainment for the Boston area. He was instrumental in the transformation of Fenway Park into a year-round venue, including concerts, hockey, soccer, football and even a “Big Air” skiing and snowboarding competition.

Kennedy was named one of the Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award recipients, which recognizes 40 of Boston’s best and brightest young professionals. In 2008, 2010, and 2013, Kennedy was selected as one of Sports Business Journal’s Forty under 40 Award recipients and was inducted into the publication’s Hall of Fame. Kennedy is considered one of the most influential and creative young professionals in the business of sports.

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets for the Opening Day Promotion will be on sale at Price categories are as follows: Single Event Ticket Premium $70, Single Event Ticket General Admission $25, Single Event Ticket Salem State Student $10.

Founded in 1982 as one of the first high-profile speaker series in the country, the Salem State Series has hosted countless world leaders, artists, athletes, and intellectuals on its North Shore campus. Over the years, thousands of patrons have come to Salem State to hear what Series speakers have to say on a wide variety of subjects. A self-supporting community enrichment program presented through the generous and dedicated support of corporate and individual sponsors alike, the Series is but one facet of the university’s public education mission.

The Series, presented under the auspices of the Salem State University Foundation, is pleased to have as its longtime presenting sponsor. A full list of sponsors and past speakers can be found at

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