MIAMI, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Miami Marlins today announced that they have partnered with Orangetheory Fitness to benefit the Marlins Foundation. For every Giancarlo Stanton home run at Marlins Park in 2015, Orangetheory Fitness will donate $200 to benefit Marlins RBI.
"The Miami Marlins welcome Orangetheory Fitness to the Marlins Foundation and appreciate their support of Marlins RBI," said Alfredo Mesa, Vice President and Executive Director of Marlins Foundation. "This partnership will highlight the talent of Giancarlo Stanton and support the kids who participate in the Marlins RBI program."
Marlins RBI is a youth baseball and softball program designed to promote interest in baseball, academic achievement and social responsibility. The program provides a healthy outlet for children in underserved areas and stresses character development both on and off the field. Last year, the Junior Division of Marlins RBI won the World Series and was presented Championship rings by Giancarlo Stanton. These kids live in South Florida and are committed to the goals of RBI. This program is one of the signature examples of the Marlins' commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.
Giancarlo Stanton led the National League last season with 37 home runs, 24 of which came at home, slugging percentage (.555) and total bases (299). In the offseason, Stanton garnered a second-place finish in the National League Most Valuable Player balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. He was named the NL's recipient of the Hank Aaron Award, given to the top offensive performer in each League, and won his first Silver Slugger™ Award. Additionally, Stanton was voted by his peers as the Players Choice Award winner as the NL's Outstanding Player.
"Orangetheory Fitness is beyond thrilled to be working with the Marlins, the Marlins Foundation and Giancarlo Stanton for the 2015 season to help raise money for the Marlins RBI program," said Scott Breault, Director of Marketing for Orangetheory Fitness. "We are a South Florida-based organization, so any opportunity we have to give back to the community around us is always a welcome opportunity. We are hoping that Giancarlo sets a new record for home runs at Marlins Park this season!"
Orangetheory Fitness a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training, has become one of the world's top fitness franchises. There are nearly 200 studios open in 28 states, and more than 500 franchise licenses awarded in and outside the United States.
About Orangetheory® Fitness
Orangetheory® Fitness (www.orangetheoryfitness.com) is a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Backed by the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), Orangetheory's heart-rate-monitored training is designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Led by skilled personal trainers, participants use a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, TRX® suspension training and free weights, burning an average of 900 calories including after-burn. The result is the Orange Effect – more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post-workout. Orangetheory Fitness was recently ranked #399 in Inc. magazine's Fastest Growing Private Companies List and #462 in Entrepreneur's 2015 Franchise 500® list of the top franchises in the world. Visit www.otffranchise.com for area developer and franchise opportunities.
About the Marlins Foundation:
The Marlins Foundation supports the Charity Partners of the Miami Marlins through philanthropy and service. Since the approval of Marlins Park, more than $5 million in philanthropy has been gifted to South Florida charities and more than 30,000 hours of service have been contributed by Marlins Ayudan. The Foundation is committed to improving the lives of our youth through education, the arts and baseball, with a focus on children with special needs. The Foundation community partnerships and outreach efforts demonstrate the Marlins' leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility and civic engagement.
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