FRISCO, Texas (April 18, 2017) - The Frisco RoughRiders and Skinny IT are pleased to announce a five-year partnership between the team and the Frisco-based information technology (IT) service provider. Skinny IT becomes the RoughRiders' exclusive technology service provider and corporate sponsor.
"We are thrilled to begin working with the Frisco RoughRiders this year," said Sam Darwish, CEO of Skinny IT. "A partnership of this magnitude is new for our team, and I am confident we will provide the highest quality IT services the RoughRiders organization deserves. We are honored to have the opportunity to work alongside a fellow Frisco business committed to serving their clients and community to the best of their ability, and we look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together throughout the next few years."
Through this partnership, Skinny IT will offer all IT services to the RoughRiders, including deploying Wi-Fi throughout Dr Pepper Ballpark to open seating and suites, upgrading network security, enhancing Point of Sale (PoS) and user experience from the stadium Wi-Fi.
As a corporate sponsor, Skinny IT assumes the naming rights to the Skinny IT Tech Tavern, formerly known as the Triple Play Tavern, promotional support throughout Dr Pepper Ballpark, invitations to exclusive RoughRiders' events throughout the year, and is the presenting partner for Dr Pepper Ballpark Wi-Fi. Additionally, the RoughRiders will work with Skinny IT to assist with the company's annual holiday toy drive benefiting children in the DFW area.
"The Frisco RoughRiders have made it our priority to provide every guest to Dr Pepper Ballpark the best game-day experience possible," said Chuck Greenberg, General Partner and CEO of the Frisco RoughRiders. "We welcome Skinny IT into our RoughRiders family and look forward to partnering with them for years to come. Their IT services will help advance Dr Pepper Ballpark with cutting-edge technology to benefit every fan."
Skinny IT is providing technology services for the RoughRiders beginning April 22 at Dr Pepper Ballpark. The RoughRiders' baseball regular season runs through Sept. 4. The team also hosts additional non-baseball events on a year-round basis.
About Skinny IT
Based in Frisco, Texas, Skinny IT delivers a wide range of customizable information technology solutions to more than 150 enterprises worldwide, helping them to optimize operational efficiencies and increase the bottom line. The company offers a wide array of IT services for converged solutions providers, large-scale national retailers and value-added resellers across the country. For more information, visit www.skinnyit.com.
About the RoughRiders
The Frisco RoughRiders are the Double-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers and play their games at beautiful Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco, Texas. The team was founded in 2003 and has finished first among all Double-A franchises in attendance in each of the last 12 seasons (2005-2016). In August 2014, the RoughRiders were purchased by an ownership group led by Chuck Greenberg. The new ownership group, together with the city of Frisco, has spearheaded numerous major franchise improvements over the past two seasons, investing nearly $8 million in a wide array of facility upgrades and improvements, including a new state-of-the-art HD video board, sound system, Bull Moose Saloon, InTouch Grille, Riders Outpost Team Store, and the newest and biggest creation, the 174-foot Choctaw Lazy River. The upgrades made prior to the 2015 season earned the Riders and the City of Frisco "Best Ballpark Renovation" of 2015 by Ballpark Digest. The same publication also honored the Choctaw Lazy River as the best ballpark improvement over $1 million for the 2016 season. More than 140 former RoughRiders players have gone on to play Major League Baseball, including All-Stars Chris Davis, Adrian Gonzalez, Ian Kinsler, and Nelson Cruz, as well as current Rangers stars Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor, and Nomar Mazara. For more information on the Frisco RoughRiders and Dr Pepper Ballpark, please visit RidersBaseball.com or contact Art Garcia at AGarcia@RidersBaseball.com or Ryan Rouillard at RRouillard@RidersBaseball.com.