The Rideshare Company and the Hartford Yard Goats Team Up to Build Community and Empower People of All Abilities
July 14, 2023
By Isabelle Brown
Bloomfield, CT—The Rideshare Company (TRC) continues its multi-year partnership with the Hartford Yard Goats that works to create community and empowerment for people of all abilities.
TRC has been providing fleet services to organizations around New England since the mid 1990s, and this work has led the 501(c)(3) nonprofit to form relationships with group homes and adult day centers that run through the Department of Developmental Services. TRC is proud to supply these DDS clients with wheelchair accessible and lift-equipped vans and vehicles to transport their clientele.
With the dedicated partnership established with the Yard Goats, the two organizations host an annual game at Dunkin Donuts Park called Power of Ability Night. TRC receives discounted tickets that they give away to clients and customers with the help of corporate sponsors to cover the ticket prices and food and drink vouchers. This night is beloved among TRC’s clients, with the Yard Goats going above and beyond to make it special, offering first pitch spots and more.
Highlights of the partnership include:
- Brand awareness: Increased market presence to drive client engagement and growth. The Yard Goats include digital signage, in-game announcements, and social media posts leading up to the game for TRC.
- Making an impact: This event not only supports minor league baseball and the local area of Hartford, CT, but creates a night of fun, laughter, and community for TRC’s partners and clients. Adults within the care facilities along with their mentors and caretakers can enjoy the game with complimentary tickets and discounted food prices.
- Community meets baseball: Many people within these organizations do not get the opportunity to make it to a Yard Goats game regularly. Power of Ability Night is often a first Yard Goats experience for the guests of TRC. Introducing members of the community to the joy of a game at Dunkin Donuts Park is rewarding in itself.
Nanci Fitzgerald, The Rideshare Company’s CEO, said:
“Celebrating the Power of Abilities is not just an event; it is a testament to our unwavering commitment to inclusivity and empowerment. As a company, we believe that true success lies in recognizing the unique talents and strengths that each individual possesses. Through this extraordinary night with the Hartford Yard Goats, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients and their incredible abilities, shining a spotlight on their remarkable journey.
“This event encapsulates the essence of our company's ethos, reminding us that the power of abilities transcends any barriers, fostering a society that embraces diversity and celebrates the remarkable human spirit.”
Mike Abramson, General Manager of the Hartford Yard Goats, added:
“We’ve always viewed ourselves as a good community partner. We get a lot of support, and a lot of attention, and we like to use that to help those organizations doing great work for the community.
Our fan base is strong, and optimistic. We all tend to hold each other up. Power of Ability Night resonates in that same way.”
About The Rideshare Company:
The Rideshare Company is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to make it easier for people to get to and from work, while saving them money and reducing some of the hassles of commuting. At the same time, we strive to enhance the quality of our environment by measurably reducing both road congestion and energy consumption. Those goals led to the development of a variety of ridesharing fleet services and employer programs for corporations, government agencies, and individuals – and they continue to provide momentum for our innovations today.
Our mission is to support and promote all forms of ridesharing, serve as environmental stewards and lessen the burdens of government.