BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Big league love for Little League® teams. T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is the Official Wireless Provider of Major League Baseball, and they’re going BIG for MLB All-Star Week by donating at least $250K to Little League Baseball and Softball at this year’s T-Mobile Home Run Derby. MLB players can drive the total higher with every dinger, as the Un-carrier will donate an extra $1K per home run and $5K per magenta bonus ball home run – which could be more than $450K if players hit even as many regulation home runs as they did last year! Funds raised will help make local Little League programs more accessible for kids and families around the country through equipment grants and financial assistance to help make youth participation more affordable. This comes on top of the $100K T-Mobile and CEO John Legere donated in April to support local leagues rebuilding in Puerto Rico.
The Un-carrier is also connecting fans to the game they love allll week long with the T-Mobile Home Run Derby Bracket Challenge, chances to meet MLB All-Stars, design their own free custom hats, get behind the scenes access and more.
“We love showing up big for baseball fans – and at this year’s T-Mobile Home Run Derby, it’s no different. We’re all in, supporting our future baseball and softball sluggers with a $250K-plus donation to Little League, making America’s game more accessible for kids and families around the country,” said John Legere, T-Mobile CEO. “And of course, we’re here for the fans, with so much fun on the ground in Cleveland and on social, so everyone can get in on the action. Let’s play ball!”
All-Star Week Perks Connecting Fans In and Out of Cleveland
At the ballpark or at home, T-Mobile is bringing all fans closer to the game they love with special access to All-Star Week events in Cleveland, July 2nd – 9th.
- T-Mobile Home Run Derby Bracket Challenge. You don’t have to be in the stands – or even a T-Mobile customer – for a chance to win $250K of your own! The T-Mobile Home Run Derby Bracket Challenge is back and open to all baseball fans – make your predictions at www.mlb.com/bracketchallenge or in the MLB AtBat app once all participants are announced, through July 8th at 7:59 pm ET. One seeeriously lucky winner will score a massive $250K payout!
- 2019 T-Mobile All-Star Hat Shop. There’s no cap on the fun this season, but there are fun *caps!* The Un-carrier brings back the uber-popular T-Mobile All-Star Hat Shop July 8th and 9th -- head to the Cleveland T-Mobile store at 3255 Steelyard Drive to create your custom New Era lid. BONUS – meet some of your favorite MLB players with surprise appearances throughout the day, July 8th and 9th from 11 am to 6 pm ET.
- Loads of Fun at Play Ball Park. Check out the T-Mobile All-Star Zipline at Play Ball Park (Lakeside Av. E & West Mall Dr.) in Cleveland July 5th – 9th, a new interactive baseball festival where fans get a chance to play and experience the game. T-Mobile ensures you’ll stay powered-up with device charging stations, while you play games and leap for line drives like a pro – you can even capture some shots of your game-saving catch, for your ‘gram.
- Home Run Derby Participant Magenta Lounges. Two on-field Magenta Lounges will bring fans up close and personal with the game at the T-Mobile Home Run Derby. Follow @TMobile on Twitter and Instagram to scope out Little Leaguers® interviewing MLB All-Stars, get an inside peek behind the scenes of America’s game and more!
T-Mobile customers seriously score this year, having already been given free MLB.TV and exclusive deals on tickets for select regular season MLB games for all 30 Clubs through T-Mobile Tuesdays! And because the Un-carrier never stops (like, ever) giving the people what they want, fans can enjoy a host of T-Mobile Tuesdays baseball-themed prizes for All-Star Week, including a chance to win T-Mobile stadium bags, a free subscription to Sports Illustrated Magazine and more. Check out the T-Mobile Tuesdays app—available for iOS and Android—for more.
For more on T-Mobile at All-Star Week, visit T-Mobile.com/MLB.
Limited time offers; subject to change. T-Mobile covers 99% of Americans with LTE. Qualifying service required for T-Mobile Tuesdays. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY for sweepstakes; void where prohibited. Bracket Challenge: Open to residents of 50 U.S., P.R., D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), 18+. Ends 7/8/19 7:59 PM ET. Click here for how to enter/rules. Sponsored by MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Tuesdays Sweeps: Open to residents of the 50 U.S, PR and DC. 13+. 7/9/19 5:00 AM ET – 7/10/19 4:59:59 AM ET. Click here for how to enter/rules. Sponsored by T-Mobile.
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