WELLESLEY, Mass. and
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sun Life U.S. has
renewed sponsorship of the Kansas City Royals, a partnership first
established in 2016. This partnership renewal will enhance Sun
Life's hosting opportunities by including away games, and will
deepen investments in local community initiatives through the
#StrikeoutDiabetes and "Fun at Bat" programs. Sun Life has worked
with Royals Charities to support various local organizations that
offer diabetes programs and promote health and fitness.
"We are proud to continue partnering with the Royals and look
forward to new programs and supporting the Kansas City community," said Ed Milano, vice president of Marketing. "The
Royals are such a beloved instituation in this city, and their
involvement with promoting health and fitness, especially for
children, makes them a perfect partner for Sun Life."
Every year Sun Life and the Royals offer the #StrikeoutDiabetes
campaign, which tallies $23 for every
Royals strikeout, generating thousands each year for local
diabetes-related organizations. To date, #StrikeoutDiabetes has
raised more than $80,000 for local
chapters of the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund) and the Boys
and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas
CIty. This year, the program has already raised more than
$5,000, thanks to joint pitching
efforts from the Royals starters and bullpen.
"More than 37 million Americans are said to currently have
diabetes, and studies show many more have yet to be diagnosed,"
said Alex Schulte, vice president of
Corporate Partnerships for the Kansas City Royals. "The Royals are
proud to partner with Sun Life and continue our shared dedication
to enhancing wellness for people of all ages."
Sun Life and the Royals will also be partnering on the "Fun at
Bat" program, a baseball and softball education curriculum created
by USA Baseball, and part of the
Royals' Crown Schools program. Fun at Bat is designed to introduce
students to the games of baseball and softball to engage them in
programming at the Urban Youth Academy and in local leagues.
For more information on Sun Life's programs with the Kansas City
Royals and other diabetes programming, visit
About Sun Life
Sun Life is a leading international
financial services organization providing asset management, wealth,
insurance and health solutions to individual and institutional
Clients. Sun Life has operations in a number of markets worldwide,
including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong
Kong, the Philippines,
Japan, Indonesia, India, China,
Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March
31, 2022, Sun Life had total assets under management of
C$1.35 trillion. For more
information, please visit www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New
York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the
ticker symbol SLF.
In the United States, Sun Life
is one of the largest group benefits providers, serving more than
55,000 employers in small, medium and large workplaces across the
country. Sun Life's broad portfolio of insurance products and
services in the U.S. includes disability, absence management, life,
dental, vision, voluntary and medical stop-loss. Sun Life and its
affiliates in asset management businesses in the U.S. employ
approximately 5,500 people. Group insurance policies are issued by
Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada (Wellesley
Hills, Mass.), except in New
York, where policies are issued by Sun Life and Health
Insurance Company (U.S.) (Lansing,
Mich.). For more information, please visit
About Royals Charities
Created in 2001, Royals
Charities strives to support children, education, youth
baseball/softball, and military in and around the Kansas City area. With the support of Royals
fans and corporate partners, the foundation accomplishes this
mission by providing grant funding to community organizations.
Royals Charities has donated more than $21
million dollars in grants since its inception. For more
information visit www.royals.com/royalscharities.
Sun Life U.S.
Sr. Director of Communications
Kansas City Royals
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