Union Partner with Turkey Hill
CHESTER, Pa (February 18, 2010) - Philadelphia Union announce a partnership with Turkey Hill Dairy as the official ice cream of the expansion Major League Soccer club. Turkey Hill will also be the team’s official iced tea and lemonade, and as such, Turkey Hill will be the only ice cream, iced tea and lemonade sold at Philadelphia Union’s 18,500 seat stadium currently under construction in Chester.
“We’re elated to work with Turkey Hill Dairy because they produce such high quality products that are already very popular with the people and our fans throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region,” said Philadelphia Union President Tom Veit. “Creating this relationship with them continues to underscore our commitment to partner with the best local products and services whenever possible.”
Turkey Hill will also be the official partner and the official ice cream, iced tea and lemonade of the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association (EPYSA) and Delaware Youth Soccer Association (DYSA). They will receive title sponsorship of one major EPYSA youth soccer tournament per year, which will be entitled the Turkey Hill Cup.
“We’ve seen the explosion of soccer from the youth level to the professional ranks and with Philadelphia Union coming into our marketplace we’re so proud to be a part of it,” said Thomas Wright, Turkey Hill vice president of Marketing. “We are excited to have the opportunity to be part of Philadelphia Union’s ‘Grassroots Soccer Tour’ and have our giant Turkey Hill cow travel to the youth soccer fields all across the region. It will be a fun way for us to interact with consumers and offer them the opportunity to sample our new items and their favorite flavors of ice cream and cold-fashioned iced teas.”
ABOUT KEYSTONE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LLC
Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the Philadelphia Union ownership group. It is comprised of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iStar Financial Jay Sugarman, CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz, Christopher and Robert Buccini and David Pollin, founding partners of The Buccini/Pollin Group, Swarthmore Group’s Jim Nevels (Chairman) and Paula Mandle (CEO), and Philadelphia attorney William Doran. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com.
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer is the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. MLS features many stars from the U.S., Canada, and around the world. MLS kicked off its 14th season on March 19, and will feature 15 teams each playing 30 regular season matches. They include Chicago Fire, Colorado Rapids, Chivas USA, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Kansas City Wizards, Los Angeles Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, New England Revolution, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Toronto FC and, in its inaugural season, Seattle Sounders FC. Philadelphia Union will debut as an expansion team in 2010, while expansion teams in Vancouver and Portland will debut in 2011. For more information about MLS, log on to the League’s official website at www.MLSnet.com.
ABOUT TURKEY HILL
Located in the rich farming country of Lancaster County, Pa., Turkey Hill Dairy produces the fourth largest-selling premium ice cream brand and the top-selling refrigerated iced tea brand in the nation. The third-generation, family-run dairy sells its products in a market that extends along the East Coast from Maine to Florida – and as far west as Oregon, Washington and Alaska. For more information about Turkey Hill, visit turkeyhill.com.