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Forza Coffee Company Hits for the Cycle

A New Partnership is Brewing at Cheney Stadium
December 5, 2011
TACOMA, Wash. - Singles, doubles and triples have taken on a new meaning at Cheney Stadium. This week the Tacoma Rainiers signed a five-year exclusive partnership deal with Forza Coffee Company.

This is the very first partnership deal of its kind for FORZA, an award-winning South Sound company with modest beginnings in the Pacific Northwest. A franchise organization, Forza Coffee Company locations have been emerging throughout the region; including upcoming stores in Greenlake, West Olympia, and inside the Lakewood YMCA scheduled to open early next year. Recognized for their community outreach - from food drives to fundraisers - FORZA prides itself on giving back to the South Sound.

"FORZA just gets it," Rainiers Team President Aaron Artman said. "They have a great family of franchisees who are committed to great coffee, great food and a great experience. And their roots are here in the South Sound. We're thrilled to have them in the park, and thrilled to work with them to help drive great experiences for our fans and their customers."

Forza Coffee will be the exclusive coffee in the ballpark. On any given night of Pacific Northwest baseball, a fan can visit the Forza Coffee concession stand directly behind home plate (formerly known as the Sweet Shop) and grab their favorite latte or mocha during the games. FORZA will offer their full menu to help keep fans warm during those chilly innings. Much like the franchise stores themselves, along with artisan coffees, the FORZA stand at Cheney Stadium will be serving craft beers. The stand will feature several Harmon Brewery beers including the upcoming coffee porter, which is a perfect blend of malted barley, chocolate, and coffee flavors.

"Our partnership with Tacoma Rainiers and Harmon Brewery really creates a unique experience for our fans," Forza's Director of Public Relations Erika Lowery says, "We are excited to bring espresso and our coffee porter to the ball park and involve the community in each aspect."

FORZA will be holding a naming contest for the new coffee porter, where fans can submit and vote on the name of the new brew.

To celebrate this budding partnership, FORZA and the Tacoma Rainiers are offering fans and coffee aficionados, alike, an exclusive, one-day holiday deal for last minute shopping. Purchase a coffee from FORZA from December 5th through December 21st and get a voucher good for 15% off Rainiers Team Store merchandise and other deals on December 21st from noon to 5pm at Cheney Stadium. FORZA baristas will be on-hand at Cheney Stadium on the 21st to deliver perfectly crafted holiday favorites such as eggnog, frosted gingerbread, and Venetian lattes.

Fans will have a chance to win general admission and Summit Club tickets from FORZA throughout the season as well. Rainiers and FORZA fans can find out how to win these tickets thru posts and information on the FORZA Facebook page.

The Rainiers are looking forward to opening gates to fans on April 5th at 5:05pm and showing off the new stadium and the brand new Forza Coffee shop. You can get your tickets by calling (800) 745-3000 or emailing [email protected].

For season tickets or more information on specialty dates and promotions, call (253) 752-7707 or visit our website at

For Forza Coffee Company franchise information, visit or visit them on Facebook!