SmartNews Hits a Home Run: Sponsoring the Oakland Ballers’ On-Deck Circles

By Ben Leiner, Team Head

At SmartNews, we believe in more than just delivering news; we strive to create a positive experience that keeps our readers informed and uplifted. This commitment to helping our readers feel good about being informed perfectly aligns with the vibrant spirit of the Oakland Ballers, making us proud to sponsor their on-deck circles for their inaugural season. 

The Oakland Ballers, a new baseball team rooted in the heart of Oakland, represent the essence of community spirit and local pride. Their commitment to celebrating Oakland and providing a fun, light-hearted ballpark experience mirrors our belief that news, like baseball, can bring people together. At SmartNews, we curate news stories that are not only relevant but also uplifting, aiming to leave our readers feeling informed and optimistic. Our partnership with the Oakland Ballers is a natural extension of this mission, as we both seek to enhance the everyday lives of those we serve.

The on-deck circle is a place of anticipation and preparation, where players get ready to step up to the plate and make their mark. It’s a fitting metaphor for our approach at SmartNews. We aim to prepare our readers with the information they need to engage with the world confidently and positively. Just as a player steps into the batter’s box ready to swing, we want our readers to approach each day informed and inspired.

Oakland is a city with a rich history, diverse culture, and a resilient community. The Oakland Ballers embody these qualities, representing a new chapter in the city’s storied sports tradition. When fans step into Raimondi Park for the Ballers’ first home game on June 4, they will be able to feel the energy and excitement that only a team deeply connected to its community can bring. It’s a place where fans of all ages will be able to come together, share in the thrill of the game, and be a part of something special.

Just as the Ballers are committed to their local fans, SmartNews is committed to our readers. We understand the importance of staying connected to what matters most, whether it’s local news that impacts your daily life or broader stories that shape our world. Our sponsorship of the Ballers’ on-deck circles is a testament to our shared values and our belief in the power of community.

We invite you to join us at the ballpark, cheer on the Ballers, and experience the unique joy of Oakland baseball. Together, let’s embrace the thrill of the game and the power of staying informed. 

Here’s to a season filled with home runs, community spirit, and the joy of being informed. Go Ballers!