This news release from January [as seen below] explains the deal, that Magellan Corporation is using part of its sponsorship deal with the Sox to help promote other charitable organizations it supports, including the Old Town School of Folk Music. Coincidentally (or maybe not, as I think of it) "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" makes for a fine waltz, and dance pianist Patt Plunkett and I sang it at the break of last night's Chicago Barn Dance Company throw down.
CHICAGO – Magellan Corporation, a leading global distributor of specialty steel, has partnered with the Chicago White Sox to become the official corporate sponsor of the premium Scout Seat Section and Scout Seat Lounge at U.S. Cellular Field. The sponsorship agreement includes the 2013, 2014 and 2015 baseball seasons.
“The Chicago White Sox are a premier international brand, which dovetails nicely into our global business. Our ongoing partnership with the White Sox has yielded an excellent return on investment and, just as importantly, it affords us the opportunity to promote some fine Chicagoland civic organizations,” states Bob Arthur, president of Magellan Corporation.
As part of its continued commitment to philanthropy, Magellan Corporation will use this sponsorship as an opportunity to help promote a number of the charitable organizations it supports, including Gilda’s Club, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, The Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago Council on Science and Technology, DuSable Museum of African American History, as well as Chicago Bulls Charities and, of course, Chicago White Sox Charities. Exhibits in the Scout Lounge area will showcase these charities.
“We are thrilled to partner with an organization that has such a sterling reputation as Magellan,” said Brooks Boyer, White Sox vice president of sales and marketing. “The fact that they are utilizing their space to also promote local charities speaks to their ongoing and strong support of philanthropic organizations.”
Founded in 1985, Magellan Corporation, a SeaTrade company, is headquartered in Deerfield, Ill. The company has a deep sense of social responsibility and strong commitment to community involvement. In addition to the Chicago White Sox, Magellan Corporation also has marketing agreements with all of the major Chicago sports teams.
This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.