Ocean 24 SE Client: O.R.G. Packaging and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced a multi-year partnership in which O.R.G. Packaging will become a founding partner of the NHL® in China, and presenting sponsor of the first-ever preseason games played in China. The 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging preseason games between the Los Angeles Kings and Vancouver Canucks will be played on Sept. 21 at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai and on Sept. 23 at Huaxi LIVE Wukesong’s Le Sports Center in Beijing.
As part of the new deal, Ocean 24 SE's client O.R.G. Packaging, a metal packaging product manufacturer based in Beijing, will activate at the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging as well as at League events in North America, and will help build and grow the sport of hockey at all levels in China. The partnership is an important piece of the NHL’s long-term commitment in China, and marks the League’s first sponsorship deal in China.
"O.R.G. Packaging is a partner who shares our passion, vision and commitment to growing the game of hockey at all levels in China,” said Keith Wachtel, NHL Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. “We’re honored to welcome Chairman Zhou Yunjie and O.R.G. Packaging to the NHL family, and look forward to working together to expose the game to as many people as possible in China. O.R.G. Packaging will be instrumental in delivering a variety of year-round initiatives that will positively impact Chinese players and fans on a global scale.”
“Partnership with the NHL will not only give O.R.G. the opportunity to introduce the world’s best hockey league to more young players in China, but also a platform for sports and culture exchanges between the two countries, which will in turn contribute to the Chinese ice hockey talent pool” O.R.G. Packaging Chairman Zhou Yunjie said.
In addition to activating in China, O.R.G. Packaging will receive prominent in-arena branding and camera-visible dasherboards with the NHL’s North American events and during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, which will be visible to Chinese viewers during NHL game broadcasts on CCTV and Tencent in China.
The new deal will also enable O.R.G. Packaging to build upon its existing Club sponsorships with the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals. As part of these partnerships, O.R.G. Packaging has been working with the respective teams to grow the game of hockey in China. Initiatives have included special themed in-arena Chinese cultural nights to celebrate Chinese New Year, and exchange programs with NHL players, executives and staff visiting China in the off-season to host youth hockey camps, clinics and workshops. The NHL Clubs have also hosted youth hockey players from the Beijing Hockey Association, who participated in clinics and games with local minor hockey league teams.
More information on the 2017 NHL China Games™ presented by O.R.G. Packaging will be released at a later date, including ticketing and broadcast information.
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