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NGLCC Announces Supplier Diversity Partnership with Major League Baseball

 

PITTSBURGH, PA - APRIL 13: A detailed view of an MLB logo on the field as teams line up for pre-game ceremonies prior to the Opening Day game between the Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on April 13, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pirates defeated the Tigers 5-4. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
(Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Statement by NGLCC Co-Founders Justin Nelson and Chance Mitchell

On behalf of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the business voice of the LGBT community, we are proud to announce a historic supplier diversity partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB). The news was shared earlier today in an exclusive story with Fortune Magazine that is generating tremendous excitement in the sports and business communities with additional conversations occurring via Sports Illustrated, Bleacher Report, and The Huffington Post among others.


We take great pride in the fact that this partnership puts us closer to Major League Baseball and gives us the ability to bring innovative suppliers to their operations. It puts your businesses in another league.
Our sentiments are echoed by MLB’s Billy Bean who said “The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is such a well-respected organization – for them to feel that what they see in baseball is something they would want to align with, it’s a compliment for the work that we’re doing.” Bean was the first professional baseball player to come out publicly as gay and is currently the league’s first-ever Ambassador of Inclusion.
Additionally, we are thrilled that MLB is joining the Unites States Tennis Association (USTA) and the National Football League (NFL) to utilize LGBT-owned businesses in supply chains at their major events, including Super Bowl 50 and 51. NGLCC is proud to partner with America’s pastime to inspire greater access to the American Dream.
Read the original article and learn more about our partnership with MLB in Fortune Magazine. 

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