McDonald’s is a name synonymous with major sporting events around the world and they host various top level basketball tournaments in the USA, including the All-American College Game featuring the NBA super-stars of the future; as such, their partnership with the Hoods will ensure a much higher profile for the 2010 National Champions.
“McDonald’s in Nottingham is delighted to support a local, professional organisation who work hard bringing a great sport to the City”, states McDonald’s franchisee owner, Jerry Nicholls.
As part of the agreement, the Golden Arches logo will be on all kits throughout the club as well as on the merchandise from their new fan gear range, now available online at www.hoodsbasketball.com/merchandise. The Hoods brand will be publicised in the Nottingham restaurants, as well as ticket giveaways and competitions for the McDonald’s Game Nights – certain key games that will be hosted by McDonald’s. The Hoods will also be hosting demo days in restaurant car parks, to introduce and encourage Juniors to get active and involved in the sport. At the end of the National League season, the Hoods will host a McDonald’s fun day where the staff of the Nottingham branches will be coached by the National League players before an inter-branch tournament to crown the McDonald’s Hoop Hero Branch.
Hoods GM Lee English says, “To have a partner like McDonald’s on board is massive for the club and the work we are doing in the community. I am pleased they have agreed to be Club Title Sponsors as it will help in the continued development of the Junior Programme, as well as supporting the Ladies team and the Men’s National League side. We are also excited in what the partnership will mean for our charity work as we will be teaming up together, promoting the work of our charity partners, the Nottingham Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre, as well as local litter picks and fundraising events.”
The Hoods next home game is on Saturday, October 19th at 6.30pm at The Nottingham Wildcats Arena, Greenwood Road, Bakersfield. NG3 7EB
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