DHL Delivers the 2007 World Series Rings to the Boston Red Sox
- Four Young Fans Join DHL Couriers in Presentation to Red Sox Executives
- DHL Continues as the Championship Team's Official Express Delivery and Logistics Provider
Just hours before the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox' 108th home opener, DHL will deliver the championship rings to the 2007 World Champions for the second time in three years.
Escorted by Massachusetts State Police, the DHL convoy of distinct yellow and red trucks will transport the 2007 World Series championship rings from DHL's facility in Newton, Massachusetts, to Fenway Park.
DHL, which delivered the 2004 World Series championship rings to the Red Sox in April 2005, will be joined this year by four "honorary couriers" selected by the Red Sox Foundation, the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox.
Young fans representing the four cornerstone programs of the Red Sox Foundation - The Jimmy Fund, The Dimock Center, Red Sox Scholars, and its youth baseball programs - will team up with DHL couriers on the field at Fenway Park to present the 2007 World Series rings to Red Sox executives.
The alliance with the Red Sox provides a strong platform for DHL
"DHL shares the same core values of the World Champion Red Sox - a drive for world-class performance and unwavering commitment to customers, fans and the community," said Karen M. Jones, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Communications, at DHL Express.
"Our alliance with the Red Sox provides a strong national platform for the DHL brand, while offering us opportunities to engage our customers and to reward employees on a local level. We are proud to be a part of this historical day for Red Sox Nation and look forward to building on our relationship with the team this season and beyond."
"Opening Day is an exciting time, and this year's celebration will bring some particularly special moments for Red Sox Nation. We appreciate DHL providing its unique support by helping us start the celebration with the delivery of the 2007 World Series rings," said Sam Kennedy, Red Sox Executive Vice President/Chief Sales & Marketing Officer. "We are fortunate to have DHL as a dedicated partner of the Red Sox and as an active member of the greater Boston community."
DHL is entering its fourth season as an official sponsor of MLB
DHL continues to serve as the Official Express Delivery and Logistics Provider for the Red Sox. This season, the partnership provides for DHL in-stadium signage in the Red Sox' and visitor's bullpens; DHL's sponsorship of the Red Sox Jukebox during 40 home games; the ceremonial first pitch at the Red Sox game on April 23, 2008; and tickets and in-stadium hospitality for DHL customers and employees.
DHL is also entering its fourth season as an official sponsor of Major League Baseball®, serving as the Official Express Delivery and Logistics Provider of Major League Baseball and MLB.com®. In addition to the Boston Red Sox, DHL has individual team sponsorship alliances with the New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians.