Wigwam Sponsors Boys Chorus at 2009 Inauguration!

This year, Wigwam will be sponsoring the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus for their performance at the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.


MEDIA CONTACT: Donna Fischer, 920.457.5551


SHEBOYGAN, Wis., Jan. 7, 2009 — In the spirit of New Year, Wigwam will be donating 90 pairs of socks to keep the Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC) warm during their outdoor performance at the 56th Annual Presidential Inauguration. The event will take place Jan. 20 at the United States Capitol. The theme for the 2009 inauguration will be “A New Birth of Freedom” as the nation celebrates the swearing-in of the forty-fourth president, Barack Obama.

“Wigwam is a strong believer in reaching out to organizations committed to improving the lives of others and the San Francisco Boys Chorus is a prime example of just that,” said Margaret Chesebro, Field Marketing Manager of Wigwam Mills, Inc. “We are happy to provide the choir with warmth as they perform at the 2009 Inaugural celebration in Washington, D.C.”

The San Francisco Boys Chorus is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to discovery, development and encouragement of boys with unchanged voices through its musical programs. The SFBC has a heritage of more than 60 years of training young performers for the opera and other major musical institutions. Their mission is to provide music education, vocal training and performance experience at the highest artistic level to Bay Area boys from all cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds. The Chorus experience encourages appreciation of music, self-discipline, confidence, commitment, teamwork and respect for others.

About San Francisco Boys Chorus: The San Francisco Boys Chorus (SFBC) is an internationally acclaimed Grammy award-winning not-for-profit music education and performing arts organization at the heart of San Franciscos cultural center. The chorus serves over 240 singers from 50 Bay Area cities and more than 120 schools at three Bay Area campuses. SFBC's goals are to train musically gifted youngsters ages 5 through 18 to perform choral music at the highest level of artistic merit; provide local, domestic, and international choral concert opportunities; and foster the choral music tradition.

About Wigwam: Wigwam Mills, Inc. was founded in 1905 and is located in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It is an authentic American brand that designs, manufactures and markets the knitwear that America grew up with. For more information, visit www.wigwam.com or e-mail Wigwam at socks@wigwam.com. Wigwam has consolidated its previous 20 product categories into five simple competencies, each packaged in a vibrant color of nature. The Sport competency packaging is green, denoting life, nourishment, freshness and green grass. Wigwam…LIFE IS MOVEMENT.

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