As the Durham Bulls faced off against the Gwinnett Stripers on August 31, Chiesi, a Cary-based specialty pharmaceutical company, sealed its presenting strikeout partnership with the minor league baseball team. In an on-field recognition, Chiesi and the Bulls presented a donation check of $5,000 to Inter-Faith Food Shuttle. Checks were also presented to Children’s Flight of Hope and Me Fine Foundation.
“This summer we loved ‘returning to the plate’ as a partner with the Bulls to support the incredible work of these organizations,” said Josh Franklin, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development, Chiesi, USA, who presented the checks and game ball to the nonprofit leaders. “We truly value this fun collaboration with local leaders to make a positive change for children in our area.”
The partnership is part of Chiesi’s CSR program Chiesi in the Community, which invests in health and wellness initiatives for underserved children and the community. Throughout the team’s season, Chiesi donated to the featured nonprofits for every home strikeout by the Bulls. The Bulls collected 729 home strikeouts as of September 3.