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Pink Energy partnering with Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders

December 18th, 2019 | By Roger Kuznia

Pink Energy constantly looks for ways to grow its brand and broadcast its messaging of solar energy and energy efficiency solutions to customers. In that vein, the company is announcing a partnership with Pro Football Hall of Fame running back and Detroit Lions legend Barry Sanders. In 2020, Sanders will serve as a spokesperson for the company and appear in advertisements and at events across the company’s nine-state footprint.

“Just as Barry forever changed the game of football, we are looking to forever change the way families gain access to renewable energy,” said Pink Energy CEO Jayson Waller. “As one of the NFL’s most-recognizable names, Barry was a natural fit to help us raise awareness of the possibility of solar for homeowners and business owners alike because of his drive and passion for renewable energy.”

Sanders, a retired 10-year veteran of the NFL, won the Heisman Trophy while playing for Oklahoma State University in 1988. The Lions selected him with the third overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft. Sanders was a first-team All-Pro selection six times for the Lions, averaging over 1,500 rushing yards per season. Sanders won the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award in 1997.

Why Barry Sanders wanted to work with Pink Energy

“I was drawn to Pink Energy’s mission to increase access to renewable energy,” Sanders said. “This is an incredibly dynamic organization that truly believes in building a movement, and its team’s passion is infectious.”

Pink Energy also has relationships with seven sports partners, and it has installed solar panels at team facilities for four of those in the Detroit Lions, Carolina Panthers, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians. Two more installations are already planned with the Indianapolis Colts and NC State Athletics. Each installation helps to lower carbon footprints in those communities and increases public awareness of solar energy. Visit Pink Energy’s website to learn more about community outreach and solar panel installation.

We love that Sanders is on board with our company, and we hope his work with us makes it an easy choice for customers to want to work with Pink Energy in bringing solar energy to their homes. As the No. 6 residential rooftop solar installer in the nation, and ranked No. 100 on the 2019 Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, Pink Energy has proven credentials to get the job done for you. For more information, please call us at (877) 4-GO-Pink, and we would be happy to speak with you.

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