-- Airline hosts “FANtastic” Giveaway benefiting the Adopt-A-School Program at12 p.m. PT on Wed., May 20 at Angel Stadium --
-- First 346 customers (the total number of Angels hits to-date) who bring a book donation and dress in Angels gear will receive a free roundtrip certificate (a) --
LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2009) – JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) is proud to announce a partnership with Angels Baseball, Major League Baseball’s defending American League Western Division Champions, to become the Official and Exclusive Airline of the team. To further celebrate the launch of its partnership, JetBlue is hosting a “FANtastic” giveaway on Wednesday, May 20 at 12 p.m. PT at the main entrance to Angel Stadium, where the first 346 fans (the total number of Angels hits through Sunday, May 17) will receive a free roundtrip travel certificate (a).
Fans are required to come dressed in “FANtastic” Angels gear along with a children or teen’s book donation to be provided to the Angels Baseball Foundation’s Adopt-A-School Program. Every year, the Angels work with the Orange County Department of Education to identify five high schools and five elementary schools to adopt. The schools, selected based on need, include two schools from each level in Anaheim, one from each level in Orange, one from each level in Garden Grove and one from each level in Santa Ana.
“As we continue to expand in Southern California, providing more options and more convenience for our customers with the opening of LAX next month, we look to also support the teams and foundations that impact the community,” said Robin Hayes, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for JetBlue Airways. “We look forward to our partnership with The Angels and the fans and families that follow this great team. We are also proud to support and participate in the Angels Baseball Foundation’s fundraisers and community events throughout the season.”
As the Official and Exclusive Airline of the Angels, JetBlue’s partnership will include joint marketing promotions and advertising through 2009 with the option to extend through the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Elements will include videoboard features, contests, giveaways and special game-specific discounts on JetBlue airfare for members of the Angels Fan Club. The airline will also receive signage elements both inside and outside of the stadium.
“We’re very excited to partner up with JetBlue Airways,” said Dennis Kuhl, Angels President. “JetBlue, like Angels Baseball, has always stood for excellence in all they do. We’re especially excited about JetBlue’s commitment to the community and are looking forward to partnering with them on many more projects in the future.”