Hill's Pet Nutrition, a global leader in science-based pet nutrition and its employee resource group, the Black Leadership Network, announces a new multi-year sponsorship of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM), the world's only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America.
Representatives from Hill's Pet Nutrition and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum join forces to celebrate Black History Month and a new collaboration between the two organizations.
Hill's, a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive Company, will work together with NLBM over the next five years to focus on several key pillars including developing educational tools and resources for local schools, highlighting women in leadership and gender equality and community engagement.
"We are proud to have Hill's Pet Nutrition as a partner and looking forward to working with its talented team to develop some cutting-edge educational initiatives," said Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. "Hill's corporate values align seamlessly with our mission and commitment to use the impactful life-lessons of the Negro Leagues to engage, inspire and enlighten future generations."
Of note, the NLBM will unveil a new exhibition, the Math and Science of Baseball Experience. This will be an interactive learning experience at the Buck O'Neil Education & Research Center that will focus on the math and science of baseball that will come to life as a virtual reality experience that focuses on core areas of baseball such as pitching velocity, base running acceleration, angles to the ball and more. The exhibition will feature support from Hill's employees and is expected to open in Fall 2022.
"Hill's is honored to support the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. It is recognized as one of the most important cultural institutions in the world for its work to give voice to a once forgotten chapter of baseball and American history," said Nicki Baty, president of Hill's Pet Nutrition US. "Together, we have a shared pursuit of driving diversity, equity and inclusion and believe our work together will help elevate this mission by recognizing key individuals responsible for trailblazing for so many others and also working together to develop new programs to provide education and encouragement for the next generation of leaders."
In addition, Hill's is supporting a Women In Leadership initiative, which will entail a series of videos highlighting the stories of the three female athletes who played in the Negro Leagues who were able to triumph in the face of adversity. This initiative will complement the existing Beauty of the Game section of the museum.
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