Thunder Partner With Sunrun To Educate Fans On Home Solar Power

April 12, 2017 2:08 PM ET

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Leading Residential Solar Company Selects Thunder Infielder Gleyber Torres to its "The Future is Bright" Lineup (Martin Griff /

The Thunder today announced they will be one of 16 teams featured in Minor League Baseball's a multi-year partnership between Minor League Baseball and Sunrun (Nasdaq: RUN), the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States. The partnership, now in its second year, was inked in 2016. As the "Preferred Residential Solar Power Provider of Minor League Baseball," Sunrun will help educate baseball fans across the country on the financial and environmental benefits of Sunrun solar.

The Thunder join a list of clubs in all classifications of MiLB to support Sunrun's campaign to educate fans on the financial and environmental benefits of Sunrun solar. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the Sunrun brand, showcasing that it can provide homeowners access to technology that enables energy generation, storage and management.

As part of the campaign, Thunder shortstop Gleyber Torres has been selected to Sunrun's 'The Future is Bright' lineup. The list, compiled by participating clubs, highlights one top prospect in each of the 16 communities that Sunrun serves in partnership with MiLB. Torres is one of the most exciting players in Minor League Baseball and was the centerpiece of the trade that sent left-handed pitcher Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees to the Chicago Cubs in 2016. One of the top prospects in Minor League Baseball, Torres, 20, set career highs in hits, home runs and RBI in 2016.

"Gleyber Torres is a top prospect in the Yankees organization and certainly deserves to be included in Sunrun's 'The Future is Bright lineup," said Thunder COO/GM Jeff Hurley. "We're proud to partner with Sunrun again this season to educate our fans on the benefits of using solar to power their homes.

This season, the Thunder will also host "Sunrun Sundays," giving young fans the opportunity to escort players to their on-field positions as part of Sunrun's Jr. All-Stars program.

To learn more about the partnership between Sunrun and Minor League Baseball, visit Sunrun's website.

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