Sporting KC partners with Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Hill’s Pet Nutritiona world leader in science-based pet nutrition, will serve as title night sponsor for Sporting Kansas City’s home game on Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park as part of a season-long collaboration announced today.

Hill’s will host an adoption exhibit, featuring dogs from local animal welfare partners. Abandoned children on the road, Humane Society of the Great Plains Y Pet Services of Kansas City, Kansas – at halftime of Sporting KC’s next home game to kick off a promotion from April 9-17 in which Hill’s will sponsor 50 percent of the adoption fees for 10 pets from every shelter, with a total of up to 30 pets. Additionally, all dog owners who attend Children’s Mercy Park on Saturday will have the opportunity to take home a complimentary gift from Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Hill’s will also host pet adoption events with local animal welfare partners at future Sporting Kansas City home games throughout the 2022 season through activations at Mazuma Plaza at Children’s Mercy Park. The multifaceted collaboration will be further showcased with Hill’s Pet Nutrition branding visible to fans on digital screens in the stadium and integrated into Sporting KC’s match broadcasts for viewers.

“We are thrilled to launch our partnership with Hill’s Pet Nutrition in such an impactful way by helping pets find homes with our incredible supporters,” said Sporting Kansas City Vice President of Corporate Partnerships Jon Moses. “Hill’s has operated in Kansas for nearly eight decades, so we are proud to partner with a neighboring company with such a rich history of being a game changer in its industry and the region.”

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Nicki Baty, President and General Manager of Hill’s Pet Nutrition USA added, “Hill’s Pet Nutrition is proud to support our hometown soccer club as we come together to help raise awareness of pet adoption and the positive impact that pets can have in our lives. We look forward to our next main sponsor night and helping dozens of local pets find their forever homes.”

Hill’s world headquarters is located in Topeka, Kansas, and the company is currently building a $325 million manufacturing facility in Tonganoxie, Kansas. Hill’s employs a team of more than 220 veterinarians, qualified nutritionists and food scientists around the world to pioneer innovative research and produce premium products. nutrition for each stage of a pet’s life based on a scientific understanding of their specific needs.

Since 2002, Hill’s has provided more than $300 million in pet food to more than 1,000 animal shelters in North America as part of Hill’s Food, Shelter, and Love program that has helped more than 12 million pets find a home. The program grew in 2013 with the creation of the Hill Disaster Relief Network which provides free pet food to animal shelters, veterinary clinics, and nonprofit organizations that care for pets in response to emergencies.

Sporting will welcome Western Conference newcomers Nashville SC, whose roster includes two-time MLS Defender of the Year Walker Zimmerman, as well as former Sporting KC forwards CJ Sapong and Teal Bunbury, to 7:30 pm CT Saturday at Children’s Mercy Park for Hill’s Pet Nutrition Title Night.

Tickets for the match, headlined by 2021 MLS MVP finalists Daniel Salloi and Hany Mukhtar, are available on SeatGeek.com, including the Coca-Cola Family and Friends Pack. The special offer includes four South Stand tickets, four 20-ounce Coca-Cola products and four Domino’s six-inch pepperoni or cheese pizzas for just $25 per ticket.

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