The Ducks have announced three more new corporate partnerships today. Chick-fil-A, Hestan Commercial and Amtrak Pacific Surfliner all have joined the club's growing list of corporate partners. Each of the Ducks' corporate partnerships are custom designed to meet the individual partner's goals and objectives and negotiated in house by the Ducks and Honda Center corporate partnership team.
"We are thrilled to add these three great brands to our partnership portfolio," said Bill Pedigo, Chief Commercial Officer for the Anaheim Ducks. "The growth in the number and size of our partnerships is a testament to the dedication of the entire Ducks and Honda Center organizations as well as the creativity and dedication of the corporate partnership team. We look forward to working with these three new partners and all of our partners throughout the season."
Chick-fil-A has signed a multi-year partnership with the Anaheim Ducks and aligned with the NHL club to help increase their community outreach in the Southern California area. Chick-fil-A will be integrated into The RINKS program which is designed to help spread grassroots hockey throughout Orange County. Chick-Fil-A will also be featured as the presenting sponsor of the S.C.O.R.E. (Scholastic Curriculum Of Recreation & Education) Shootout which uses the sport of hockey to teach educational themes, encourages a healthy and active lifestyle and rewards youth for their dedication of pursuing academic excellence. Chick-fil-A is also introducing its 'Five Goals Equals Free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich' promotion to Ducks fans this year. When the Anaheim Ducks score five goals during a home game, everyone in attendance can redeem their ticket for a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich the following day. To kick off the partnership, the team delivered five goals and a win on opening night to the delight of all fans in attendance.
Hestan Commercial has signed a new partnership with the Anaheim Ducks to help further their rapid growth nationally. Hestan Commercial is an elite manufacturer of commercial and residential cooking appliances. Proudly made in Anaheim and endorsed by renowned chefs such as Thomas Keller and the Culinary Institute of America. During the season, Ducks fans will see the Hestan brand with a premier placement within the ice at Honda Center. The Anaheim Ducks Foundations' culinary forward event, Dux N Tux, will also see an increase in culinary power with the addition of the Hestan brand, providing guest chefs and attendees with a chance to experience the brand first-hand. Throughout the year Hestan will also provide Ducks fans with other chances to win other fine Hestan products.
Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® has partnered with the Anaheim Ducks to promote taking the train to top destinations along the Pacific Surfliner route, which travels 351 miles through Southern California. The partnership is designed to raise awareness of the Pacific Surfliner, which is committed to connecting communities and providing passengers with an enjoyable travel experience. Throughout the year, fans can take the train to the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC), which is located across the street from the Honda Center. While onboard, passengers can enjoy spectacular coastal views, stay connected with power outlets and free Wi-Fi, and visit the Café car for a selection of fresh food, cocktails, wine and craft beer.
Chick-fil-A is dedicated to serving others, and each locally owned and operated Chick-fil-A restaurant is focused on the community it serves. Over the past three years alone, in cities and towns across America, Chick-fil-A has given more than $68 million in contributions to over 700 different educational and charitable organizations and has provided millions of dollars in food donations. Chick-fil-A's commitment to giving back was established by our founder, Truett Cathy, whose example continues to guide our company today. As he expressed many times over the years: "Nearly every moment of every day we have the opportunity to give something to someone else - our time, our love, our resources. I have always found more joy in giving when I did not expect anything in return." This value is at the core of everything we do.
Hestan is a premium appliance manufacturer specializing in high-end stainless steel residential grills and commercial appliances. Hestan is a subsidiary of Meyer Corporation, the largest cookware supplier in the U.S. and the second largest in the world. The Hestan Outdoor product line is built entirely in the United States and has North American partnership agreements with the premier distributors serving the outdoor living industry. Hestan Commercial was designed with input from some of the country's top chefs, including Thomas Keller, Timothy Hollingsworth, Walter Manzke, Corey Lee, Rory Herrmann, Marcus Ware and Amar Santana, and renowned kitchen designer Mark Stech-Novak. For more information, visit hestanoutdoor.com or http://commercial.hestan.com/.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
The Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® offers daily service between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, traveling along a 351-mile route, with portions of the journey hugging the California coastline. All Pacific Surfliner trains feature comfortable, reclining seats with power outlets, Wi-Fi, bike and luggage racks, and access to a Café car featuring fresh food, snacks and beverages, including wine, cocktails and local craft beer. Each year, nearly 3 million passengers enjoy train travel to Southern California's top destinations on the Pacific Surfliner.