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Valspar Paint Freshens up the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field Marquee and Scoreboard as Part of 2009 Sponsorship

Published on 2009-04-14. Author : SpecialChem

WHEELING, Ill. -- The Valspar Corporation, a global leader in the paint and coatings industry, kicked off its 2009 Wrigley Field sponsorship by unveiling the newly painted Wrigley Field Marquee and Scoreboard at the Cubs' first home game of the season. In honor of repainting two of Chicago's and baseball's most celebrated icons, Valspar is creating three limited-edition colors for the Chicago Cubs - Pinstripe Blue, Marquee Red and Ivy Green - available beginning June 1st.

"We couldn't be more excited to have our scoreboard and marquee look better than ever for the 2009 season," said Matt Wszolek, director of Sales and Promotions, Chicago Cubs. "Not only is Valspar helping us keep Wrigley beautiful, they're reaching out to our fans as well. We're proud that for the first time Valspar is offering our fans the chance to incorporate Wrigley Field spirit into their homes with Valspar's new limited-edition colors."

As part of the brand's commitment to preserving historical icons both nationally and locally, Valspar paint will bring the Wrigley Field Marquee and Scoreboard to life as it opens to host the Cubs for the 94th year. Valspar's sponsorship also includes interactive games for fans, announcements and signage during the 81 home games, as well as advertisements in the Cubs Official Scorecard throughout the 2009 season.

"It's an honor for Valspar to be the 2009 official paint of Wrigley Field," said Scot Karstens, vice-president of marketing, Valspar. "Valspar has a rich history of protecting the surfaces of cultural icons across the country, including the famous Navy Pier in Chicago as well as National Trust for Historic Preservation sites. We are pleased to continue our tradition of preserving treasured landmarks by enhancing Wrigley Field with our beautiful and durable paint."

Valspar's Architectural Coatings Division, which manufacturers its consumer paint brand, is headquartered in Wheeling, IL.

About Valspar Corporation:

The Valspar Corporation is a global leader in the paint and coatings industry. Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality and the best customer service in the coatings industry.

Source: Valspar Corporation

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