CHICAGO (May 4, 2023) — The Chicago Sky and the Illinois Ford Dealers Advertising Association announced today that they have entered a multi-year agreement, solidifying Ford as the Official Vehicle Partner of the Chicago Sky.
The Chicago Sky are proud to partner with a leading family-oriented company that has been focused on helping people find freedom to move and pursue their dreams for over 117 years. The Illinois Ford dealers Advertising Association is a group of 146 Ford dealerships that stretches across the state of Illinois including Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana to Iowa.
As part of the partnership, the Greater Chicago Area Ford Dealers will outfit all Chicago Sky players in premier Ford vehicles while receiving premium marketing assets from the team. This includes exclusive free throw circle logo placement on both ends of the floor, the very first free throw logo placement in team history. Ford will also occupy placement on the team’s shooting and warm-up shirts. Both will appear at the start of the 2023 regular-season.
Committed to community engagement, Chicago-area Ford dealers will also commit time and resources to the Chicago Sky Cares Foundation. Sky Cares focuses on creating socioeconomic equity in underserved communities with a focus on economic development, health equity, youth financial literacy, education, and voting rights.
“The Chicago Sky are thrilled to officially announce our partnership with the Illinois Ford Dealers Association, a group that closely aligns with the values of the team,” said Sky Owner Michael Alter. “This partnership is another step in our pursuit to provide world class amenities for our players, and we could not be happier to see our players driving vehicles made by such an iconic and world class brand.”
“The Chicago Sky organization serves as a model for our Chicago-area communities through its impactful performances both on and off the court,” said Greg Webb Chairperson for the Illinois FDAF. “Our Chicago-area Ford dealerships are excited about partnering with a dynamic team of women committed to playing championship basketball while working tirelessly to improve the quality of life for all Chicagoans.”
The Chicago Sky tips off the 2023 season on Friday, May 19 against the Minnesota Lynx in Minneapolis at 7:00 p.m. CST. Follow @chicagosky on social media and sky.wnba.com for the latest news, content and ticket purchasing.
ABOUT FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilitiesand always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for customers and deepen their loyalty. Ford develops and delivers innovative, must-have Ford trucks, sport utility vehicles, commercial vans and cars and Lincoln luxury vehicles, along with connected services. The company does that through three customer-centered business segments: Ford Blue, engineering iconic gas-powered and hybrid vehicles; Ford Model e, inventing breakthrough EVs along with embedded software that defines exceptional digital experiences for all customers; and Ford Pro, helping commercial customers transform and expand their businesses with vehicles and services tailored to their needs. Additionally, Ford is pursuing mobility solutions through Ford Next, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford employs about 173,000 people worldwide. More information about the company and its products and services is available at corporate.ford.com.
ABOUT CHICAGO SKY
The 2021 WNBA Champion Chicago Sky is a professional women’s basketball team founded in 2005 by principal owner, Michael Alter. The Chicago Sky was the first independently owned women’s professional basketball team to join the WNBA and plays at the Wintrust Arena. The season runs from May-September. Call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit sky.wnba.com for more information.