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Local communications Company, Bluebird Network, Enters into Three-Year Sponsorship Deal with LS Athletic supporting the Team in the Inaugural Select League Season

LEE'S SUMMIT, MO - January 16, 2024 - In an exciting development for Lee's Summit Athletic, Bluebird Network, a communications infrastructure company, owner and operator of more than 11,000 miles of fiber and two data centers, has officially become the primary sponsor for the club, entering into a three-year partnership with the team.

The collaboration, set to kick off in the inaugural season of the Select League, aims to foster community engagement and promote soccer within the Lee's Summit and Kansas City areas. The partnership is expected to bring together sports enthusiasts, strengthen community ties, and showcase the dedication of both Bluebird Network and Lee's Summit Athletic to the local community.

Select League President Brandon Fisher expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration, stating, "The people of Bluebird Network have been so amazing to work with and show a real passion for not only LS Athletic, but most importantly the community of Lee's Summit. We hope this club turns into something the people of Lee's Summit can really bond over."

Dillan Conn, Bluebird Network's Marketing Manager, shed light on the motivation behind the sponsorship and the company's commitment to community support. Conn emphasized, "Supporting the arts, sports, and community initiatives is important, and to be given the opportunity to support something as innovative and engaging as Kansas City’s new Select League is something we are thrilled to be a part of."

When asked about the specific ways in which Bluebird Network's services align with the needs of the community, Conn explained, "Bluebird is considered a 'communications infrastructure' company. While we deliver dedicated internet connectivity to businesses and organizations, we also connect business locations with ethernet connections and private cloud connectivity."

He further detailed how Bluebird aims to engage beyond logo placements, stating, "We'll definitely be at the games. If there are charitable works the club is interested in executing, we'll be there with a contingent of Bluebird employees to participate alongside."

In an exclusive interview, Conn shared Bluebird Network's vision for the collaboration's impact on data-driven enterprises, saying,

"We're extremely proud to be able to support a community-driven organization with such a unique vision. The impact our sponsorship has for Bluebird is hopefully getting our name and logo in front of community leaders, business owners, IT, and technology-centered decision-makers."

Highlighting the company's commitment to reliability, Conn drew a playful parallel with the speed of the soccer team, stating,

"Hopefully the team is as fast as our fiber, but it’s pretty difficult to run at the literal speed of light."

In conclusion, Conn emphasized the significance of sports sponsorships in Bluebird Network's community involvement strategy, noting, "Being a part of something larger than just one person or company is an important part of showing support to our community."

With Bluebird Network's sponsorship, LS Athletic looks poised to not only make waves in the Select League but also strengthen the bonds within the Lee's Summit community. The partnership marks an exciting chapter for both entities as they unite to celebrate sportsmanship, community, and connectivity.

About Bluebird Network

Bluebird Network is a communications infrastructure provider and data center operator. Since 1999, Bluebird Network, headquartered in Missouri, has provided internet and transport services, via its fiber infrastructure, to Carriers and Enterprises in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, and the surrounding states. Bluebird owns two data centers: an underground facility in Springfield, MO, and a facility in the Quad Cities. Bluebird operates more than 11,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with over 82,000 on-net and near-net buildings and 163 Points of Presence (PoP) sites spanning the Midwest, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield (MO and IL), Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal and the Quad Cities. To learn more, please visit our website and follow us on LinkedInFacebook, and X (formerly, Twitter).



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