January 24, 2013 - Atlantic League (AtL) - York Revolution
(York, PA): The York Revolution has announced that the Boy Scouts of America - New Birth of Freedom Council has been named the team\'s 2013 Presenting Sponsor. It\'s the fourth year the Revolution have had such a partnership, and the Boy Scouts join the YMCA of York and York County (2012), York County Libraries (2011) and the SPCA of York County (2010) as past presenting sponsors.
The same avenues which were available to the past partners will again be available to the Boy Scouts in order to raise funds to improve their efforts and make the community stronger. The Boy Scouts will also have elements of their sponsorship unique to them. The agreement includes:
Receiving $2 of every lawn ticket sold for Revolution games at Sovereign Bank Stadium
A game-worn jersey auction, where fans will bid on Boy Scouts-themed jerseys worn by the players in a game, with a silent auction taking place during that game. All proceeds will go to the Boy Scouts
The proceeds from the Revolution\'s "Post-Game Pitch" contest will go to the Boy Scouts, where fans purchase tennis balls and try to hit a target on the field to win a cash grand prize and consolation prizes after the game
A table at every game with which the Boy Scouts can sell their own merchandise to help their cause
The opportunity for Revolution fans to donate $1 to the Boy Scouts per every online ticket transaction throughout the season
The opportunity to host two non-game day events at Sovereign Bank Stadium which may be used as fundraisers for the Boy Scouts
"Our council is honored and excited to be chosen as the 2013 York Revolution presenting sponsor," said Ronald M. Gardner, Jr., Scout Executive & CEO, New Birth of Freedom Council. "While the BSA has been around for more than 100 years and is one of the region\'s largest youth-serving organizations (with 11,380 youth enrolled as of 12/31/12), we\'re looking forward to this unique opportunity provided by the Revolution to be in front of the community to showcase our programs and their impact. It\'s a great fit for us to be partnered with the Revolution and we\'re looking forward to a terrific season."
The past presenting sponsors each grossed between $65,000 and $100,000 in their season-long fundraising efforts. This new agreement bolsters an already strong partnership between the York Revolution and the Boy Scouts of America - New Birth of Freedom Council. The two have previously teamed up on group events at Sovereign Bank including the very popular Scout Sleepover Nights, where Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts actually camp out and sleep on the field following a game.
"Throughout our summers at Sovereign Bank Stadium, the Boy Scouts of America - New Birth of Freedom Council were already among our biggest supporters and fans," said Neil Fortier, Revolution Vice President for Business Development. "They were always the centerpiece of our successful Scout sleepover nights, which bring Scouts to our facility for a special campout from all over York County. The next step was to bring them into an official capacity, and I\'m sure their time as our presenting sponsor will bring great things to their organization."
The agreement for a York Revolution presenting sponsor lasts through one baseball season. Any organization that may be interested in partnering with the Revolution in future seasons is encouraged to call 717-801-4482 for more information.
The Revolution\'s 2013 season opener at Sovereign Bank stadium will be Thursday, April 18 against the Bridgeport Bluefish at 6:30 p.m. For the full schedule of games this spring and summer, please visit YorkRevolution.com.
The York Revolution Professional Baseball Club is a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The team has captured the Atlantic League Championship in two consecutive seasons, 2010 and 2011 in just five years as a franchise. Home games are played at Sovereign Bank Stadium, located at 5 Brooks Robinson Way, York, PA 17401. For more information, please call 717-801-HITS (4487), or visit the Revolution online at www.YorkRevolution.com.