COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Columbia Fireflies today announced they will be one of 16 communities featured in Minor League Baseball’s new multi-year sponsorship with Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States. As the “Preferred Residential Solar Power Provider of Minor League Baseball,” Sunrun will share how baseball fans across the country can save 20 percent on their home electricity bills with clean power from the sun.
To kick off the partnership and the 2016 season, Fireflies first baseman Dash Winningham has been selected to Sunrun’s “The Future is Bright” lineup. The list consists of one top prospect from each of the 16 local communities that Sunrun serves in partnership with MiLB.
In 2015, Winningham spent his second season of professional baseball with the advanced-rookie level Kingsport Mets. In 66 games, he hit .266 and led the Appalachian League with 12 home runs and 51 RBIs.
The Fireflies will also be hosting “Sunrun Sundays” throughout the season, giving young fans the opportunity to escort players to their on-field positions as part of Sunrun’s Jr. All-Stars program.
“Dash Winningham is one of our organization’s top prospects, and we’re happy to see him receive recognition in Sunrun’s ‘The Future is Bright’ lineup,” said John Katz, general manager of the Fireflies. “The new partnership with Sunrun gives us the opportunity to further develop the family atmosphere at Spirit Communications Park by incorporating ‘Sunrun Sundays’ activities and promoting home solar power.”
To learn more about the partnership, visit Sunrun’s website.
About the Columbia Fireflies
The Columbia Fireflies are the South Atlantic League affiliate of the New York Mets. The Fireflies will play games across the southeast and mid-Atlantic regions, including against in-state rivals in Charleston and Greenville. The team has partnered with the City of Columbia and Hughes Development to construct Spirit Communications Park, a multi-use outdoor sports and entertainment venue at the center of the BullStreet development. The Columbia Fireflies are owned by Hardball Capital, owners of the Fort Wayne TinCaps of the Midwest League and the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League. For more information visit www.ColumbiaFireflies.com, or follow the Fireflies on Twitter (@ColaFireflies), Facebook (facebook.com/columbiafireflies) and all popular social media platforms.
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.