Sounders Partner with Ostromís Mushrooms

Tukwila, WA – The Seattle Sounders Women announced today a partnership with Ostrom Mushroom Farms in Olympia, Washington. The family owned farm will serve as a presenting sponsor for the Sounders Women in 2013. Ostrom’s presence will be visible on Sounders Women social media, video, radio, special events, and stadium branding.

“The Sounders Women are thrilled to announce Ostrom’s Mushroom Farms as a lead sponsor for the 2013 season,” Sounders Women Co-Owner & CEO, Lane Smith, said. “The Ostrom brand is local, family owned, and is committed to environmentally friendly business practices. With their focus on health, it’s a perfect fit for our product.”

The Ostrom’s Mushrooms partnership is highlighted by official naming rights for the bleacher section of the Starfire Sports Stadium. The south bleachers are now known as the Ostrom’s ‘Shroom Zone, and will be branded-so online and in the stadium. The Ostrom’s ‘Shroom Zone is uncovered and bathed in sunlight during afternoon matches,  since mushrooms grown at Ostrom’s Farms are enhanced by Vitamin D, a key benefit of sunlight, the motto for the ‘Shroom Zone is: “Fans enhanced by Vitamin D.”

 “It’s a wonderful opportunity to sponsor the Sounders Women,” says David Knudsen, President of Ostrom’s.  “Our primary customers are women and families so being able to support female athletes in an organization that is local, and promotes an active lifestyle for families’ is really exciting and aligns with our values and mission!”

With the Sounders Women heading into its 13th season of existence, an enduring heritage of success is a trait shared by Ostrom’s. 2013 marks Ostrom’s 85th year as the Northwest’s choice for fresh mushrooms.

Lane Smith added, “Stability and elite quality are two attributes we strive for with the Sounders Women. Ostrom’s has manifested those qualities for 85 years, so our core values and business practices are in total alignment.”

In addition to game-day exposure, Ostrom’s will display prominently on the Sounders Women website, media backdrop, radio and video spots, community events, and social media interaction.

“We intend to make our 85th anniversary a year-long community celebration, honoring the customers who have supported us for all these years. We hope to see many of our South Sound fans throughout the spring and summer at Starfire, where there is a spirit of celebration before every Sounders Women’s match.” said Fletcher Street, Ostrom’s Director of Marketing and Sales.

About Ostrom’s Mushroom Farms  (Scheduled tours are available)
Ostrom Mushrooms is located at Mushroom Corner in Olympia, Washington.Family owned and operated since 1928, it is
Washington’s choice for quality fresh mushrooms. Today, the people of the Pacific Northwest eat over seventeen million pounds of Ostrom’s mushrooms every year. Ostrom’s team of over 300 growers, pickers and packers is dedicated to providing the best in quality and customer service. Ostrom’s is an industry leader in developing sustainable packaging from local sources that is made from 100% recycled materials and is recyclable. In addition, Ostrom’s was one of the first mushroom farms in the world to introduce Vitamin-D enhanced mushroom products. In addition to the Sounders Women, Ostrom’s is a supporter of the Hand’s On Children’s Museum in Downtown Olympia, the South Sound YMCA and the Thurston County Boys and Girls Clubs. For more information on Ostrom’s Mushroom Farms, including an entertaining and informative video on their growing process, see: http://www.OstromMushrooms.com  

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