ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Solar Bears have announced the launch of its collaboration with local grocery store chain Publix® Super Markets for the 2022-23 season. As part of this new relationship, Publix will gain the distinction as the official supermarket of the Solar Bears and an official postgame meal provider for the club.
“Publix is an extremely active member of the Central Florida community, and we are grateful for their support of our hockey team and our fans,” Solar Bears president Chris Heller said. “Publix has been a tremendous supporter of professional sports in the region, and we are excited to have them as part of our Solar Bears family.”
As part of this new affiliation, during games this season Publix will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Solar Bears pre-game show and between-period intermissions at Solar Bears home games. Additionally, Publix will be featured prominently in the Solar Bears promotional calendar as the presenting sponsor of both Noche Latina (Latin Night) and Food Fest events.
Publix and the Solar Bears are also excited to announce the launch of a new Kids Club, with further details to be revealed closer to the start of the 2022-23 campaign.
“We’re proud to be the official supermarket of the Orlando Solar Bears,” said Hannah Herring, Publix media relations manager. “We look forward to continuing to support our local community and sharing in the love of the game with customers, associates and fans.”
The Solar Bears open the 2022-23 season on the road when they visit the Jacksonville Icemen at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Orlando’s home opener at the AdventHealth Rink at Amway Center is Sunday, Oct. 23 vs. Jacksonville at 4:30 p.m.
About Publix Super Markets:
Publix, the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 230,000 associates, currently operates 1,306 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. For 25 consecutive years, the company has been recognized by Fortune as a great place to work. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business. For more information, visit the company’s newsroom at corporate.publix.com/newsroom.
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