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Knights announce new partnership
02/07/2013 12:13 PM ET
FORT MILL, S.C. -- The Charlotte Knights, Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, announced today the signing of a multiyear partnership agreement for BB&T Ballpark with Belk, Inc. The partnership also includes assets in the final year of Knights Stadium in Fort Mill for the upcoming 2013 season.

Elements of the multiyear deal include signage and branding, as well as a presenting sponsorship of two key Charlotte Knights' annual events: "Pink Knights" and Back to School Night. "Pink Knights" is the club's annual fundraiser for breast cancer awareness. The 8th annual "Pink Knights" will be held Sat, May 11, 2013 at Knights Stadium.

"The Charlotte Knights are extremely proud to begin a partnership with Belk, Inc." said Chris Semmens, the team's vice president of sales. "With its excellent reputation and strong track record of community support, Belk is a tremendous new partner. Sponsoring our annual fundraiser, 'Pink Knights', is a testament to their commitment to our community. We look forward to working together towards a bright future for both organizations."

"We are excited to partner with the Charlotte Knights as they start a new era of baseball in Charlotte," said Jon Pollack, executive vice president sales promotion, marketing & eCommerce for Belk, Inc. "We are committed to our community and working with the Charlotte Knights will help both organizations deliver on that promise."

About Belk, Inc.
Charlotte, N.C., based Belk, Inc. (www.belk.com) is the nation's largest privately owned mainline department store company, with 301 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence. The company was founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., and is in the third generation of Belk family leadership. Belk.com offers a wide assortment of fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family, along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. Go to Belk Get Connected to connect with Belk via its Facebook page, Pinterest, Fashion Buzz Twitter feed or Belk Blog, and sign up to receive fashion updates, sales notifications and coupons via email or mobile phone text messages

Charlotte Knights' full season and partial season ticket packages are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 704-357-8071, ext. 2106, or at http://www.charlotteknights.com online. Season Tickets offer such benefits as a VIP parking pass, invitations to special events, and a unique unused ticket program. They are also the best way to ensure priority selection of seats at BB&T Ballpark.