NECA-IBEW Electricians promote apprentice program through Scrappers partnership

The NECA-IBEW Electricians partnered with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on a promotional program that included sponsorship of the home opener’s fireworks display.

Scrappers opening day 1
NECA-IBEW Electricians partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahoning Valley in affording 8 year-old Corena Carolyne from the program to throw the ceremonial first pitch.
Scrappers opening day 2
NECA-IBEW Electricians promoted its electrician apprentice programs through a flying disc giveaway as Scrappers fans entered the gates.

As the more than 5,000 fans arrived at Eastwood Field in Niles, Ohio, they were given flying discs with the NECA-IBEW Electricians logo promoting the electrician apprentice program. And before the game started, fans saw Corena Carolyne, an 8 year-old from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, throw out the ceremonial first pitch, an experience donated to the non-profit organization by the union electrical contractors and electricians.

Other aspects of the Scrappers partnership include signage on the dugout and outfield wall, and ads in the game program and lineup card.

Scrappers opening day 3
NECA-IBEW Electricians signage and references to its apprentice recruiting web page ATradeThatPays.com were hard to miss at the Mahoning Valley Scrappers home opener.

“One of our priorities this year is to promote our electrician apprentice programs and recruit qualified candidates to join our ranks, and partnering with the Scrappers allows us a unique opportunity to reach a broad audience throughout the entire┬áMahoning Valley,” said Jack Morse, business manager, IBEW Local 573 in Warren. “We not only made a big splash with the debut of our program tonight, but we also used the game to show how we give back to the community and as a fun night out for many of our members.”