News release from Huntington University:
HU’s partnership with TinCaps grows with picnic pavilion sponsorship
Written by: Ashley C. Smith, associate director for media relations
(May 31, 2013) HUNTINGTON, Ind. â€” Huntington University has gone out to the ballgame.
In continuation of a long partnership, Huntington University is now sponsoring the picnic pavilion at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Ind., the home of TinCaps baseball.
Huntington University has been a proud partner of the Fort Wayne minor league baseball for more than 10 seasons beginning with the Wizards and then following the team’s move to Parkview Field as the TinCaps. Huntington has been involved by sponsoring the foul poles, the outfield signs and hosting a 300-person student orientation event each year. The new Huntington University Picnic Pavilion allows for the university to extend its partnership with the team and share more of its mission with the Fort Wayne community.
“We are excited to be able to showcase Huntington University in such a unique way within the ballpark,” said Jeff Berggren, senior vice president for enrollment management and marketing. “We encourage all of our students, alumni and friends to show their Forester pride by going to Parkview Field this season and checking out the HU Picnic Pavilion. TinCaps baseball is a true family friendly activity, and Parkview Field has one of the best fan experiences in the nation. Huntington loves to partner with high-quality organizations, and the TinCaps certainly meet that standard.”
The partnership with the TinCaps officially began in 2001 at Memorial Stadium with the Fort Wayne Wizards and will continue for many years to come.
“Personally, I am honored to partner with an institution that is centered on Christ. Scholarship. Service. It is a breath of fresh air to work with like-minded, Christ-centered individuals that want to work on partnership and not one-sided relationships,” said Mike Nutter, TinCaps president. “As the parent of an 8 year old and a 9 year old, I can honestly say it would be an absolute pleasure if one of our kids decided to attend Huntington University. I know the quality of individuals associated with the college and the great education and sports options it provides.”
The 2013 TinCaps season is already under way. Get your tickets at www.tincaps.com.
About Huntington University
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).