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Chiesi and Durham Bulls Partnership Culminates in $15,000 to Triangle Nonprofits

Date: 04/09/2019

Partnership hits a grand slam for local youth charities as the 2019 presenting strikeouts sponsor

CARY, N.C., Sept. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the Durham Bulls faced off against the Gwinnett Stripers on August 31, Chiesi (key-A-zee), a Cary-based specialty pharmaceutical company, sealed its presenting strikeout partnership with the minor league baseball team. In an on-field recognition, Chiesi and the Bulls presented donation checks of $5,000 to three Triangle nonprofits – Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Children’s Flight of Hope and Me Fine Foundation.

“This summer we loved ‘returning to the plate’ as a partner with the Bulls to support the incredible work of these organizations,” said Josh Franklin, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Development, Chiesi, USA, who presented the checks and game ball to the nonprofit leaders. “We truly value this fun collaboration with local leaders to make a positive change for children in our area.”

The partnership is part of Chiesi’s CSR program Chiesi in the Community, which invests in health and wellness initiatives for underserved children and the community. Throughout the team’s season, Chiesi donated to the featured nonprofits for every home strikeout by the Bulls. The Bulls collected 729 home strikeouts as of September 3.

About Chiesi USA
Chiesi USA Inc, headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercialization of products for the hospital, rare disease and target office-based specialties. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of family-owned Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A, a global R&D-focused pharmaceutical company based in Parma, Italy. In the United States, the company is focused on delivering therapies and enhancing care for patients in the acute cardiovascular, neonatology, cystic fibrosis and rare disease communities.

Recognized as a benefit corporation, Chiesi is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of its communities through its employee-led corporate social responsibility program, Chiesi in the Community. Innovation, collaboration and impact are the cornerstones of the Chiesi culture. For more information, visit www.chiesiusa.com.

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality and Bull Durham Beer Co., and the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC, and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC.

Media: FleishmanHillard, Elizabeth Comtois, (919) 334-3786, elizabeth.comtois@fleishman.com
Chiesi Business Development: Josh Franklin, (919) 678-6520, josh.franklin@chiesi.com
Durham Bulls: Ashley Crabtree, (919) 687-6522, acrabtree@durhambulls.com

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