ANGEL CITY FOOTBALL CLUB ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH
ACFC and Melissa’s Unite to Deliver Clean Snax® and Fresh Produce to Los Angeles Community
LOS ANGELES (September 30, 2021) ‒ Today, Angel City Football Club (ACFC) announced Melissa's Produce, the leading distributor of specialty produce in the U.S., as a team partner. With this sponsorship, Melissa’s and ACFC will continue to use their platforms to provide healthy food to the Los Angeles community.
“We are proud to launch our partnership with Angel City, a pioneering organization that is already making its mark on the sports world,” said Sharon Hernandez, co-founder of Melissa’s. “We are captivated by Angel City’s purpose-driven mission and their commitment to making an impact on and off the field”.
Through their involvement with 20+ sports teams and venues across the country, Melissa’s has been instrumental in bringing fresh produce to sports fans and their local communities.
“Melissa’s Produce and ACFC share a passion for providing essentials to those in our community, and we are proud to welcome them as a team partner,” said ACFC Head of Revenue Jess Smith. “We look forward to supporting our community through this partnership and the tangible impacts of the Angel City Sponsorship Model.”
Because of our shared passion for supporting our community, Melissa’s and ACFC will activate the Angel City Sponsorship Model, structured for every team partner to make a charitable impact. Melissa’s and ACFC will donate Fresh Fruit and Clean Snax® at ACFC youth soccer camps and clinics and other community events throughout the year.
Melissa’s healthy offerings don’t stop at fruits and vegetables – they also have a full line of healthy snacks. Melissa’s Clean Snax® are gluten-free, made with chia and flax seeds, and come in a variety of flavors. Through this partnership, ACFC and Melissa’s will create a co-branded Clean Snax® that will include a community give-back component and will be sold at Melissas.com and select grocery retail partners across Los Angeles. Melissa’s will also highlight key soccer moments in a monthly “Season’s Best” social feature on ACFC platforms.
ABOUT ANGEL CITY FOOTBALL CLUB
Angel City Football Club (ACFC), the 11th member of the National Women's Soccer League, will take the pitch in Spring 2022 and call Banc of California Stadium in downtown Los Angeles their home. The team is founded by Academy Award-winning actress and activist Natalie Portman, technology venture capitalist Kara Nortman, media and gaming entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and venture capitalist, 776 founder and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Freya Coombe will lead the team as the first-ever head coach and US Women’s National Team star, and LA-native Christen Press is the team’s first signing.
Learn more about ACFC at www.angelcity.com and follow the team on social media @weareangelcity. For those interested in placing a seat deposit for 2022 inaugural season tickets, which start at $180, please visit https://angelcity.com/tickets.
ABOUT MELISSA’S/ WORLD VARIETY PRODUCE, INC.
Melissa's is the nation's leading specialty produce distributor, delivering the freshest ideas in produce from the global market to your local grocery stores, favorite restaurants, and go-to sports venues. From year-round products to seasonal favorites, Melissa's provides quality ingredients that you rely on. For more information about Melissa's / World Variety Produce, please visit www.melissas.com or follow us @melissasproduce on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
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ANGEL CITY MEDIA CONTACTS:
ACFC PR Team, firstname.lastname@example.org
MELISSA’S PRODUCE MEDIA CONTACTS:
Robert Schueller, RobertS@melissas.com