RICHMOND, VA - (Friday, April 19, 2013) – The Richmond Kickers are pleased to announce a groundbreaking partnership with the Dominion Green Power® program. Through the partnership, the Richmond Kickers have been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a Green Power Partner for their efforts to reduce the risk of climate change through the use of green power.
Dominion Green Power is the official Green Energy Partner of the Richmond Kickers. Fans will see a prominent presence at all Richmond Kickers home matches through signage at the stadium.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with Dominion Green Power for our 21st season here in Richmond,” commented Hunter Leemon, Director of Sales for the Richmond Kickers. “We have always been conscious of the environment and the impact that we have on our surrounding community. Partnering with Dominion was the next logical step in demonstrating our commitment to minimize our carbon footprint and demonstrate social responsibility.”
The Kickers are mitigating their impact on the environment by purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs) through the Dominion program, and in the process are one of only two professional soccer teams in the country to be recognized as an EPA Green Power Partner. Additionally, the Kickers are promoting the partnership with Dominion Green Power throughout the season and are supporting Dominion’s efforts to motivate club members to sign up to support renewable energy and reduce their impact as well.
About Dominion Green Power
The Dominion Green Power® program allows Dominion Virginia Power customers to easily and affordably support the production of local and regional wind, solar and biomass renewable energy. Dominion Green Power is certified by the non-profit, third-party organization Green-e® Energy, which ensures product quality and customer protection. For more information about Dominion Green Power, visit dom.com/VaGreenPower
About the Richmond Kickers
Established in 1993, the Richmond Kickers have consistently been one of the most successful professional soccer clubs in America. Over the past 19 seasons, Richmond has qualified for postseason play 17 times, making eight Championship appearances while earning three league titles (1995, 2006, 2009). Today, over 8,000 soccer players participate in programs sponsored by the Richmond Kickers and partner clubs. The Kickers provide opportunities for players of all abilities and unites soccer in the Central Virginia community while providing a clear pathway from youth to pro for aspiring young players.