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Published On: January 27th, 2014

The Melges GroupBATTLE CREEK, MI – The Battle Creek Bombers are pleased to announce a new Founding Partner for the 2014 season and beyond.  The team has reached a multi-year agreement with The Melges Group of Raymond James, naming them a Founding Partner of the Battle Creek Bombers. 

General Manager Anthony Iovieno made the announcement today, adding “We could not be more excited to welcome The Melges Group to the Battle Creek Bombers family.  The Melges Group is a model local business with an impeccable record.  I believe they will truly assist us in enhancing the overall fan experience this year and for years to come. ”  

2014 will mark the first year The Melges Group has partnered with the Bombers, and the group released the following statement in conjunction with the recent announcement.  "It is our pleasure to partner with the Bombers to help promote wholesome family activities in Battle Creek. We welcome the opportunity to support home-town baseball and the strong family values upon which our business was founded and our community is based. Best of luck to the team in their 2014 season!"

As part of the new multi-year agreement, The Melges Group of Raymond James will be sponsoring a weekly theme and a variety of fan-friendly activities.  Thanks to the Melges Group, fans can now look forward to “Freebie Fridays”.  Each Friday home game, fans will receive a different premium giveaway item as they enter the gates.  The Melges Group will also sponsor a very unique giveaway item for the final home game of the 2014 season, scheduled for Friday, August 8th.  Details of the giveaway item were not made readily available at this time. 

In addition, “Baseball Bingo”, which allows fans to have the opportunity to play baseball-themed bingo during the game, will now be a staple of all Friday night Bombers games courtesy of the Melges Group.  This partnership also includes free bingo cards for patrons 55+ with a valid ID.  By playing, fans will have the opportunity to win a variety of different prizes throughout the game. 

In addition to the Baseball Bingo, The Melges Group has partnered with the team on a new “Tix for Tots” community enhancement program.   This sponsorship consists of any unused tickets belonging to The Melges Group to be donated on their behalf to underprivileged and at risk youth organizations within the Battle Creek area.

The Melges Group of Raymond James provides a wide array of investment management and financial planning services designed to set you on a solid course. The Melges Group offers you access to the vast resources and expert research of Raymond James, to make your journey as smooth as possible. Their mission is to help provide their clients with the comfort of knowing their financial affairs are being looked after in a thorough, complete and competent manner – and guided by a comprehensive and customized financial plan.

The Battle Creek Bombers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st  season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including MLB All-Stars Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYY), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit