HOUSTON, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott Fordham, president and chief executive officer, today announced that Champion Energy Services (www.championenergyservices.com) has recently secured a multi-year contract to provide electric energy to Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express, Triple-A Affiliate of the 2011 American League Champion Texas Rangers.
As part of the agreement, Champion Energy is also aligning with Dell Diamond and the Round Rock Express as a sponsor of one of the premier minor league ballparks. As part of the sponsorship, Champion Energy will have on-site marketing presence, premier signage placement and ongoing recognition at Express home games.
"We are excited to welcome Dell Diamond and the Round Rock Express as a commercial electricity customer, and we are equally excited to be able to expose the Champion Energy brand at this premier baseball venue," said Fordham. "The dynamic Express management team has a winning game plan that will continue to elevate the venue's and team's widespread entertainment appeal, providing a unique opportunity for Champion Energy to reach potential customers in the deregulated areas north of Austin, Texas."
Entering their 13th season, the Round Rock Express dedicates itself to promoting America's national pastime in a safe, fun, friendly and exciting atmosphere that allows fans and players alike to enjoy the game.
"Round Rock Express Baseball is excited about our partnership with Champion Energy," Express owner and CEO Reid Ryan said. "Champion Energy's goal is to provide quality energy service in the Greater Williamson County area and we're proud to be their first partner in that endeavor."
About Round Rock Express Baseball
Round Rock Express Baseball Club is in its 13th season and its second season as Triple-A affiliate of the two-time defending American League champion Texas Rangers. The franchise was founded by Ryan Sanders Baseball – an ownership group spearheaded by Reid Ryan, son of Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan. The Express began as the Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros in 2000 and moved to the Triple-A Pacific Coast League in 2005, remaining an Astros affiliate through the 2010 season. In that time, Round Rock has established numerous attendance records at The Dell Diamond, including a Double-A record 700,277 fans in 2005. The Express led the Pacific Coast League and ranked fifth in Minor League Baseball with an 8,587 per-game attendance average in 2011 en route to claiming the PCL American South Division title.
About Champion Energy Services
Houston-based Champion Energy Services is the fastest-growing retail electric provider in the nation and the largest never to have been affiliated with a utility. Champion Energy currently serves residential, governmental, commercial and industrial customers in deregulated electric energy markets in Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey and Maryland. The company has ranked "Highest in Residential Customer Satisfaction with Retail Electric Service, Two Years in a Row" according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010-2011 Texas Residential Retail Electric Provider Customer Satisfaction Studies(SM).* Backed by the financial strength of Texas-based Crane Capital and EDF Trading North America, LLC, the company serves 1,000,000 residential customer equivalents, with a peak load near 2,600 megawatts. PUCT No. 10098, PA PUC license A-2009-2124113, Ohio PUC certificate 09-166E(1), Illinois (ICC) docket 10-0168, New Jersey BPU license ESL-0082, Maryland IR-2196.
* For J.D. Power and Associates award information, go to www.jdpower.com.
CONTACT: Scott Fordham, President & Chief Executive Officer, +1-281-653-1813, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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