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Minor League Baseball™ (MiLB™) has announced a partnership extension with ECHO Incorporated, making it the "Official/Exclusive Outdoor Power Equipment of Minor League Baseball®" and the "Official Outdoor Power Equipment of Copa de la Diversión™" ("Equipos Portatiles Motorizados - Equipos Oficiales de la Copa de la Diversión").
Key components of the partnership include official and exclusive designations, ballpark activations, in-park ECHO product demonstrations and integration, and a sweepstakes.
MiLB and ECHO will also continue their highly successful field refurbishment campaign, "MiLB Project: Refresh," teaming up to restore youth baseball and softball fields, bringing the total number of refurbishments to 30.
ECHO will be a Supporting Partner of the 2019 Baseball Winter Meetings and Baseball Trade Show and will serve as the "Presenting Partner of the Sports Turf Manager of the Year Award," along with the Sports Turf Managers Association.
In 2019, ECHO became the first commercial partner of Copa de la Diversión, MiLB's Hispanic fan engagement campaign. The platform is specifically designed to embrace the culture and values that resonate most with participating teams' local U.S. Hispanic communities. An announcement regarding the expanded 2020 Copa de la Diversión campaign will be made in mid-November.
"[W]e had the privilege of spending a few days at ECHO INC in Lake Zurich IL with the incoming group of green industry professionals that were chosen to be members of the 2019 ECHO UAG. The first day of the trip included a ECHO Inc tour of the production and distribution facility."
Touring "the world's largest manufacturer of handheld power equipment."
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