Major League Baseball (MLB) launched its “Community Ally Program,” which allows MLB Clubs to give an MLB Draft League team the designation of “Official Community Ally” of that MLB Club. Through this program, MLB Clubs and MLB Draft League teams may collaborate on community-based initiatives, including cross promotion on MLB Club and Draft League team platforms, ballpark and youth participation events, and charitable or fundraising efforts.
As an Official Community Ally, the MLB Draft League team will receive the right to use the MLB Club’s logo as part of an MLB-created Official Community Ally logo to highlight the partnership on the team’s website and in the team’s ballpark, and recognition on the MLB Club’s website and social media channels as an Official Community Ally.
“The Trenton Thunder are excited to partner with MLB and the Philadelphia Phillies Organization on the MLB Community Ally Program. We look forward to introducing this program to the Thunder fans and growing the community engagement in Mercer, Bucks and Burlington County areas with MLB and the Phillies,” Trenton President and General Manager Jeff Hurley said.
All six MLB Draft League teams have established relationships with MLB Clubs: Mahoning Valley Scrappers/Cleveland Guardians; Frederick Keys/Baltimore Orioles; Trenton Thunder/Philadelphia Phillies; Williamsport Crosscutters/Philadelphia; State College Spikes/Pittsburgh Pirates; and West Virginia Black Bears/Pittsburgh. The details of each relationship are subject to approval of the individual MLB Clubs and MLB Draft League team, and more details on each will be forthcoming.