Hill’s Pet Nutritiona world leader in scientific pet nutrition, will be the title sponsor of Sporting Kansas City’s home game night on Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park in a season-long collaboration announced today.
Hill’s will host an adoption showcase – featuring dogs from local animal welfare partners Roadside waifs, Great Plains SPCA and Kansas City, Kansas Pet Services – at halftime of Sporting KC’s next home game to kick off a promotion from April 9-17 in which Hill’s will sponsor 50% of the cost of adopting 10 pets from each shelter, totaling up to 30 pets. Plus, all dog owners in attendance at Children’s Mercy Park on Saturday will have the opportunity to take home a free gift courtesy of Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
Hill’s will also host pet adoption events with local animal welfare partners at future Sporting Kansas City home games throughout the 2022 season via activations at Children’s Mercy Park’s Mazuma Plaza. The multi-faceted collaboration will be further highlighted with the Hill’s Pet Nutrition brand visible to fans on digital screens in the stadium and incorporated into Sporting KC match broadcasts for viewers.
“We are thrilled to launch our partnership with Hill’s Pet Nutrition in such an impactful way helping pets find homes with our amazing supporters,” said Sporting Kansas City’s Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Jon Moses. “Hill’s has operated in Kansas for nearly eight decades, so we are proud to partner with a neighboring company with such a rich history as a game changer in its industry and in the region.”
Nicki Baty, President and CEO of Hill’s Pet Nutrition US, added, “Hill’s Pet Nutrition is proud to support our hometown soccer club as we come together to help raise awareness for pet adoption. and the positive impact pets can have in our lives. We look forward to our next title sponsor night and helping dozens of local pets find their forever homes.
Hill’s global headquarters is located in Topeka, Kan., and the company is currently building a $325 million manufacturing facility in Tonganoxie, Kan. nutrition for each stage of an animal’s life based on a scientific understanding of its specific needs.
Since 2002, Hill’s has provided over $300 million in pet food to more than 1,000 animal shelters across North America through Hill’s Food, Shelter and Love program that has helped over 12 million animals find homes. The program was expanded in 2013 with the creation of the Hill Disaster Relief Network which provides free pet food to animal shelters, veterinary clinics and non-profit organizations that care for pets in emergencies.
Sporting will host Western Conference newcomers Nashville SC, whose roster includes two-time MLS Defender of the Year Walker Zimmerman as well as former Sporting KC forwards CJ Sapong and Teal Bunbury, at 7:30 p.m. CT Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park for Hill’s Pet Nutrition title night.
Tickets for the game, headlined by 2021 MLS MVP finalists Daniel Salloi and Hany Mukhtar, are available at SeatGeek.com, including the Coca-Cola Family and Friends Pack. The special offer includes four South Stand tickets, four 20-ounce Coca-Cola products and four six-inch Domino’s cheese or pepperoni pizzas for just $25 per ticket.