ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwired - April 11, 2017) - Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) and Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company in the U.S., are expanding their community outreach partnership in The Golden State of California this season. Sunrun, the "Preferred Residential Solar Power Provider of Minor League Baseball," has added the Inland Empire 66ers and the Sacramento River Cats to its existing multi-year strategic sponsorship with Minor League Baseball, which was inked in 2016.
The 66ers and River Cats join a list of clubs in all classifications of MiLB to support Sunrun's campaign to educate fans on the financial and environmental benefits of Sunrun solar. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the Sunrun brand, showcasing that it can provide homeowners access to technology that enables energy generation, storage and management.
"After a successful campaign last season and reaching millions of fans, Minor League Baseball and Sunrun are enhancing our collective efforts to share information about the benefits of going solar," said David Wright, Minor League Baseball's Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer. "Our fans care about the environment; we are confident our partnership with Sunrun will encourage even more individuals to consider using the sun to power their homes."
In addition to the partnership expansion, Sunrun today unveiled its 'The Future is Bright' lineup for the 2017 season. The list, compiled by participating clubs, highlights top prospects in 16 MiLB markets. Several players from the 2016 list earned playing time in Major League Baseball® last season.
"As a leader in residential solar, storage and energy management, we are sharply focused on saving homeowners money while dramatically reducing the amount of air pollution in the communities we serve. The partnership with MiLB enables us to jointly educate fans on the environmental and cost benefits of going solar," said Michael Grasso, Chief Marketing Officer at Sunrun. "Additionally, last season, we were excited to see a few of 'The Future is Bright' players getting called up to the Major Leagues. We expect another great season of baseball for the teams and fans in the communities we serve."
Sunrun's 2017 'The Future is Bright' lineup includes:
- A.J. Puk, Stockton Ports
- Bryan Reynolds, San Jose Giants
- Cal Quantrill, Lake Elsinore Storm
- Cedric Mullins, Bowie Baysox
- Derek Fisher, Fresno Grizzlies
- Desmond Lindsay, Columbia Fireflies
- Gleyber Torres, Trenton Thunder
- Justin Donatella, Visalia Rawhide
- Matt Thaiss, Inland Empire 66ers
- Mickey Moniak, Lakewood BlueClaws
- Nick Neidert, Modesto Nuts
- Peter Lambert, Lancaster JetHawks
- Tyler Beede, Sacramento River Cats
- Walker Buehler, Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
- Player TBD, Aberdeen IronBirds*
- Player TBD, Lowell Spinners*
*The Aberdeen IronBirds and Lowell Spinners are Short Season® teams who begin play in June, and their rosters have not been designated by their Major League affiliates at time of distribution. The two additional players will be named at a later date.
Sunrun (NASDAQ: RUN) is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States with a mission to create a planet run by the sun. Since establishing the solar as a service model in 2007, Sunrun continues to lead the industry in providing clean energy to homeowners with little to no upfront cost and at a savings to traditional electricity. The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a homeowner's roof, while families receive predictable pricing for 20 years or more. For more information please visit: www.sunrun.com.
About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball® clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a-kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2016, Minor League Baseball attracted 41.3 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family-friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information, visit www.MiLB.com.
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