Friday marked day one for Old Dominion Freight Line‘s journey to support and assist this year’s Spring Training send-offs by delivering team exercise equipment, baseball bats and balls, and sports drinks to the Spring Training locations. The official Freight Carrier of Major League Baseball (MLB) will set out on a cross-country excursion starting with traditional send-off events this week.
Old Dominion partnered with the Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies to begin transporting the equipment to the Hilton Chicago in preparation for the 27th annual SoxFest this week before the trucks head for their final destinations.
“These MLB clubs understand the value of Old Dominion’s premium service, ensuring its transportation to Spring Training goes as planned,” said Dick Podiak, vice president of marketing and communication at Old Dominion Freight Line. “We’re excited to move clubs again this year and help kick off the 2019 baseball season.”
Those that come across the trucks are encouraged to share a picture with the companies (@Phillies and @ODFL_Inc) using the signature hashtag #RingTheBell.