Tim Hortons Named Official Coffee of the Erie Otters
Erie, Pennsylvania – Wake up and smell the coffee – the Erie Otters announced today a new multi-year partnership with Tim Hortons, including designation as the Official Coffee of the Erie Otters.
Tim Hortons has been a long-standing partner of the Erie Otters, with the organizations collaborating frequently over the years – from Tim Hortons’ provision of coffee and hot chocolate at team events and on game days, to the Otters promotion and fundraising for Tim Hortons Foundation Camps’ “Camp Day” activations, and so much more. The iconic red cups are often seen in the hands of Otters players and coaches on game days.
Jay Pritchett, Head of Marketing at Tim Hortons US, spoke highly of the city and team in this new phase of partnership.
“Two things we really love at Tim’s are community and hockey. We’re honored to be able to show our support for the Erie community in this way.” said Pritchett, “We look forward to our continued partnership and a great season for the Erie Otters.”
With eight Tim Hortons locations in Erie – one just four blocks from the Erie Insurance Arena – the Flagship City has the fifth-most franchise locations of any city in the United States. Erie Tim Hortons franchisees Brian and Jennifer Schibler have worked directly with the Otters over the years, and expressed their gratitude for the continued partnership.
“The Otters organization is extraordinary – from the front office, management, and support personnel down to their players. We have seen first-hand the commitment they have made to our community and joy they have brought to the city of Erie and beyond over the past 26 seasons. We have been extremely fortunate to host such a celebrated team. The Otters mirror our same values and community commitment through their support of youth hockey and inclusiveness.” said the Schiblers, “We are honored to take our friendship to another level and grateful to be their official coffee sponsor. Go Otters!”
Senior Vice President of Business Operations for the Otters, Chad Westerburg, was instrumental in the new phase of the relationship between the organizations, and expressed his excitement in the future of the partnership.
“We are very pleased to name Tim Hortons as the Official Coffee of the Erie Otters.” said Westerburg, “Tim Hortons shares our vision and commitment to serving the Erie community. We hope our fans continue to support our local Tim Hortons and support their efforts to create and fund impactful programs.”
As part of the new venture in the partnership, Tim Hortons will have extensive branding and signage throughout Erie Otters home games, alongside additional activations across physical and digital platforms. Fans are encouraged to keep their eyes on social media to see the additions.
The Erie Otters are thrilled to welcome in the new era of partnership alongside Tim Hortons for the 2023-24 season and beyond.
About Tim Hortons:
Since 1964, Tim Hortons has been committed to serving a great cup of coffee. Founded by its namesake founder and legendary hockey player, Tim Horton, who opened a coffee and donut shop in his neighborhood with one intention: creating a place where anyone could go at any time and feel at home. From their commitment to using quality ingredients to brewing their Original Blend with 100% Premium Arabica Coffee every 20 minutes, Tim Hortons serves its guests high quality, great tasting food and beverages, each and every day. For more information on Tim Hortons’ coffee, menu offerings, and locations, head to TimHortons.com.