FREDERICK, M.D. - The Frederick Keys and Nymeo Federal Credit Union announced a seven-year agreement for Nymeo to become Harry Grove Stadium's naming rights partner. Starting with the 2015 season, the Keys ballpark will be known as "Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium."
With approximately 23,000 members, Nymeo is a cooperative, not-for-profit financial institution serving all of Frederick County's banking needs. Since inception in 1933, Nymeo has distinguished itself through innovative bank concepts, low interest rate loans and top-tier customer service. Headquartered in Frederick, Nymeo's membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, attends school, volunteers, or conducts regular business in Frederick County -- as well as their immediate family members and household residents. Aside from Frederick, Nymeo also has branches in Montgomery and PG counties.
An active member of the community and Frederick County Public Schools, Nymeo's core community initiatives, through the work of several ongoing projects, include helping the hungry as well as supporting animal and children's needs in Frederick. The company works closely with the Downtown Frederick Partnership, the Frederick County Humane Society and also has partnered with the Maryland Food Bank.
Nymeo's President and CEO Vicki Johnston said, "We could not be more excited to partner with the Frederick Keys in this endeavor. The core values of the Keys as they relate to the community align perfectly with Nymeo's, making them the perfect community partner for us. Both organizations are committed to the youth in our community and helping them achieve greatness!"
The seven-year partnership between the Keys and Nymeo will serve to strengthen the legacy of Harry Grove Stadium. Opened in 1990, the stadium was built thanks to the generosity of the Grove family. The ballpark is named in memory of Harry Grove who was one of the founders of the Frederick Hustlers, the first professional sports team in Frederick. This upcoming season marks the 100-year anniversary of the Hustlers, and the city's first professional championship.
"I am very excited to see this partnership with Nymeo come to fruition," said Frederick Mayor, Randy McClement. "Harry Grove Stadium is an asset to The City of Frederick and has provided many hours of enjoyment and excitement to baseball fans of all ages. We are proud the Frederick Keys and Nymeo formed this partnership to continue the great tradition of baseball in our city."
One of the premier baseball facilities in the Carolina League and the state of Maryland, the Grove has undergone more than $5 million in renovations over the last few years. With Nymeo's assistance, the club will continue to invest in stadium improvements and the fan experience, longtime hallmarks of Frederick Keys baseball.
"Nymeo is such a tremendous community asset and innovative business leader to everyone in the greater Frederick area," said Keys General Manager Dave Ziedelis. "They are the perfect match to partner with us and the City of Frederick on this worthwhile endeavor."
In 2015, the Keys begin their 27th season and their 26th at the Grove. During that time, more than 7.3 million fans have passed through the gates. Exclusively an Orioles affiliate since 1989, the Keys have the longest-tenured relationship with a parent affiliate in the Carolina League. This past September, the club signed a four-year player development contract extension with the Orioles, which will make Frederick a Baltimore affiliate through the 2018 season.
The Keys kickoff their 2015 campaign against the Winston-Salem Dash on April 9th at the recently renamed, Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium. Keys ticket plans are now on sale, while each plan comes with the choice of a Zach Britton or Kevin Gausman bobblehead. For more information, contact an account manager at 301-815-9900.
Nymeo is a cooperative, not-for-profit financial institution with headquarters in Frederick, MD. Please direct press inquiries to Kristina Morgan, Nymeo's Vice President of Human Resources and Marketing. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 1-855-436-4100 x 4055. For more information about Nymeo please visit www.nymeo.org.
About the Keys
The Frederick Keys are the Advanced-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and play their home games at Harry Grove Stadium. Four-time Carolina League Champions, the Keys have paced the circuit in attendance each of the last three seasons. For more information about the Frederick Keys please contact Geoff Arnold by phone at (301)-815-9915 or by emailing at GArnold@FrederickKeys.com.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.