The Thunder today announced they will be one of 16 teams featured in Minor League Baseball’s a multi-year partnership between Minor League Baseball and Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States. The partnership, now in its second year, was inked in 2016. As the “Preferred Residential Solar Power Provider of Minor League Baseball,” Sunrun will help educate baseball fans across the country on the financial and environmental benefits of Sunrun solar.
The Thunder join a list of clubs in all classifications of MiLB to support Sunrun’s campaign to educate fans on the financial and environmental benefits of Sunrun solar. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the Sunrun brand, showcasing that it can provide homeowners access to technology that enables energy generation, storage and management.
As part of the campaign, Thunder shortstop Gleyber Torres has been selected to Sunrun’s ‘The Future is Bright’ lineup. The list, compiled by participating clubs, highlights one top prospect in each of the 16 communities that Sunrun serves in partnership with MiLB. Torres is one of the most exciting players in Minor League Baseball and was the centerpiece of the trade that sent left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees to the Chicago Cubs in 2016. One of the top prospects in Minor League Baseball, Torres, 20, set career highs in hits, home runs and RBI in 2016.
“Gleyber Torres is a top prospect in the Yankees organization and certainly deserves to be included in Sunrun’s ‘The Future is Bright lineup,” said Thunder COO/GM Jeff Hurley. “We’re proud to partner with Sunrun again this season to educate our fans on the benefits of using solar to power their homes. The technology may cost quite a sum, but the maintenance and solar panels repairs do not cost as much.
This season, the Thunder will also host “Sunrun Sundays,” giving young fans the opportunity to escort players to their on-field positions as part of Sunrun’s Jr. All-Stars program.
To learn more about the partnership between Sunrun and Minor League Baseball, visit Sunrun’s website.
About the Thunder
The Thunder, Double-A Affiliate of the New York Yankees, play in the 12 team Eastern League. The Thunder have drawn over 9.1 million fans to ARM & HAMMER Park over 22 years and have won the three major awards that Minor League Baseball teams can win; the Johnson Trophy for the “Nation’s Best Franchise” (2005), the Larry MacPhail Trophy for Outstanding Club Promotion (2003) and the Bob Frietas Award for Long-Term Success (1998, given by Baseball America). The team has given back over $6.1 million worth of goods, services and monetary donations through Trenton Thunder Charities, under the Grand Slam We Care Foundation umbrella. The Thunder can be found online at trentonthunder.com, facebook.com/trentonthunder, twitter.com/trentonthunder and on youtube.com/AATrentonThunder.
Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN) is the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States with a mission to create a planet run by the sun. Since establishing the solar as a service model in 2007, Sunrun continues to lead the industry in providing clean energy to homeowners with little to no upfront cost and at a savings to traditional electricity. The company designs, installs, finances, insures, monitors and maintains the solar panels on a homeowner’s roof, while families receive predictable pricing for 20 years or more. For more information please visit: www.sunrun.com