DHL Partners With San Francisco Giants
DHL Named the Team’s “Official Express Delivery and Logistics Provider”
PLANTATION, FL -- April 12, 2006, DHL, the world’s leading global express delivery and logistics company, and the San Francisco Giants announced today an agreement that makes DHL an “Official Express Delivery and Logistics Provider” of the team. In its second season as an official sponsor of Major League Baseball, DHL’s new relationship with the San Francisco Giants brings the number of DHL’s individual club team deals to a total of seven MLB clubs, all in strategic markets for DHL’s U.S. operation.
“DHL is pleased to announce our sponsorship with the San Francisco Giants,” said John Pearson, Executive Vice President of Commercial at DHL Express. “Just as the Giants are known for delivering a superior baseball fan experience, DHL seeks to deliver the best customer experience in shipping. Aligning with an iconic baseball brand like the Giants is a big step forward in DHL’s program to deliver America’s pastime on-time.”
“We are thrilled to partner with DHL for the 2006 baseball season,” said Giants Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing Mario Alioto. “DHL will not only help us in meeting our business needs, but also will assist us in delivering the best baseball experience for all Giants fans.”
During the 2006 season, DHL will serve as an “Official Express Delivery and Logistics Provider” of the San Francisco Giants providing a comprehensive range of express shipping and logistics services to meet the team’s domestic and international shipping needs. The agreement also provides for in-stadium signage by DHL throughout AT&T Park, including a matrix board feature, a DHL promotional night complete with fan giveaways, advertising in Giants magazine, and a number of hospitality benefits for DHL customers and employees.
DHL’s relationship with the San Francisco Giants will support the company’s presence in the Bay area and efforts to meet the ever growing needs of customers in the area. DHL’s sponsorship is also part of an internal rewards and recognition program honoring DHL employees’ commitment to superior a customer experience. DHL’s workforce of over 1,600 in the Bay area is eligible to win tickets to regular-season and potential playoff games at AT&T Park.
DHL today also announced that DHL will become the “Official Express Delivery and Logistics Provider” of the Cleveland Indians and the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox beginning with the 2006 season. These teams are being added to continuing relationships with the Atlanta Braves, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. DHL will provide each of the clubs with an array of air express, ground and logistics services. The agreements provide for in-stadium signage, a variety of advertising opportunities, DHL promotional nights in the team’s respective ball parks, and a number of hospitality benefits for DHL customers and employees. DHL also serves as the “Official Express Delivery and Logistics Provider” of Major League Baseball and Major League Baseball Advanced Media.
DHL will also be extending the reach of its Major League Baseball platform through relationships with five additional clubs, which will enhance fan awareness of DHL’s partnership with MLB and participation in DHL’s baseball-themed fan initiatives. DHL promotional nights at the Minnesota Twins, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, and Cincinnati Reds will include fan giveaways, first pitch opportunities, and hospitality benefits.
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About the San Francisco Giants and AT&T Park
The San Francisco Giants of the National League is one of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball. Boasting a 123-year history, the team moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958 playing a total of 42 years in Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park before moving into their current home at AT&T Park in 2000.
Since opening its gates in 2000, AT&T Park has become internationally renowned as a premier venue in the world of both sports and entertainment. On the diamond, the National League-high of 19.2 million spectators have witnessed a trio of playoff appearances, the 2002 World Series and a bevy of magical moments. Barry Bonds has established his own historical stage on the shores of McCovey Cove, from his record-setting 71st home run in 2001 to career clouts number 500, 600, 660 and 700. Likewise, the euphoria that surrounded the Giants’ pennant clinching win in 2002 is forever etched upon the San Francisco sports landscape. AT&T Park has also played host to some of music’s biggest acts, including the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band and Green Day. AT&T Park will be the center of the baseball universe in 2007 when it hosts the 78th Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
Off the field, the Giants boast one of the premier community outreach programs in professional sports becoming the first team to implement a 100 percent participation program, involving every player, coach and uniformed staff member in at least one community project throughout the season. Through its community outreach programs, the Giants work with corporate and non-profit partners to raise awareness, educate and generate interest in a variety of issues important to both their fans and community.
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