Hundreds of Smart & Final employees from the company’s headquarters, local stores and distribution center gathered for a pep rally on Thursday morning, March 27, at the Smart & Final Store Support Center in Commerce, California, to wave to the drone camera and cheer on the Los Angeles Dodgers, their hometown baseball team, at the beginning of Major League Baseball (MLB) season. Smart & Final is the Official Grocery Partner of the Dodgers.
“Smart & Final has been a part of the Los Angeles community for almost 150 years and like so many baseball fans, we’re excited to celebrate Opening Day in a big way,” said Dave Hirz, president and CEO of Smart & Final. “One of our company values is teamwork, so we brought our team together today to highlight our partnership and Dodger love with a live LA Dodgers logo formation that can be seen from the sky above. Go Dodgers!”
“Dodger baseball has brought Angelenos together for over 60 years, and we’re excited that our partners at Smart & Final are coming together to form our iconic LA logo to celebrate the start of a new season,” says Michael Wandell, Dodger SVP of global partnerships. “Good friends, good luck charms and good food are indispensable parts of the baseball viewing experience, and we thank Smart & Final for doing their part to satisfy these Opening Day essentials for Dodger fans throughout Southern California.”
With the partnership, Smart & Final signage will be featured throughout Dodger Stadium, including prominently behind home plate. Beginning April 3 and throughout the season, Smart & Final’s Grand Slam Sweepstakes offers in-store promotions and opportunities for Smart & Final customers to win exclusive Dodgers prizes.
Smart & Final is a grocery warehouse store chain headquartered near Los Angeles in Commerce, California, with 260 stores.
The Los Angeles Dodgers franchise has six World Series championships and 23 National League pennants since its beginnings in Brooklyn in 1890. The team also has the highest cumulative fan attendance in MLB history.