The New Orleans Saints announced today that Energy Transfer Partners has agreed to a multi-year partnership, starting in the 2018-19 season. As part of its sponsorship agreement, Energy Transfer Partners will support an in-game "Community Protectors" moment to recognize local emergency response teams throughout the state. The selected emergency teams, which include police, firefighters, sheriff deputies and state police, will each receive tickets to one of five previously selected Saints home games where they will be recognized for their service. Additionally, for every regular season Saints home game where the Saints Quarterback is not sacked due to the offensive line's reliability, Energy Transfer Partners will donate $5,000 to the Got Our Troops Foundation. This activation will be known as the "Reliable Teammates for Service" Campaign, which will run during all home games throughout the 2018-19 season.
"Energy Transfer Partners is proud to partner with the New Orleans Saints to support the local first responders and veterans in Louisiana and the Got Our Troops Foundation," said Chris Curia Executive Vice President of Energy Transfer Partners. "We have a strong commitment to support the communities in which we do business. We are thrilled to expand our community outreach efforts in Louisiana through the partnership. Supporting our emergency responders and our veterans is at the heart of what we do. We look forward to the upcoming season and to the opportunity to partner with the New Orleans Saints, one of the most revered and loved teams in the NFL."
"As an organization, we are always looking for opportunities to honor those who impact the community in such a positive way," said Senior Vice President of Sales Michael Stanfield. "We look forward to meeting all of our first responders and give them an unforgettable experience at a Saints home game."
About Energy Transfer
Energy Transfer Partners is a leader in the domestic energy sector and one of the most highly regarded companies in the industry with more than 83,000 miles of pipeline that transport the oil and gas products that make our lives possible from providing heat and transportation fuels to manufacturing clothing and shoes, cell phones, contact lenses, life-saving medical devices and much more. More information is available at www.energytransfer.com.
About Got Our Troops Foundation
Got Our Troops Foundation was established to provide support for our Louisiana Military Families (both past and present) hoping to assist both physically and emotionally with cost of maintaining basic family needs including health expenses, counseling services for PTSD and TBI, and vehicle assistance.