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Ohio Premier Proudly Welcomes Wendy’s® as a New Corporate Sponsor

Dublin, Ohio – 6/8/2023 – Ohio Premier, a leading youth soccer organization committed to fostering athletic development and character-building, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Wendy’s®, a globally acclaimed fast-food chain, as its newest corporate sponsor. This collaboration reflects a shared vision of promoting community engagement, youth empowerment, and sporting excellence.

As a highly regarded youth soccer organization, Ohio Premier has consistently prioritized the holistic development of its players, emphasizing both athletic growth and character-building. The addition of Wendy’s® as corporate sponsor aligns perfectly with Ohio Premier’s values and further enhances their capacity to provide unparalleled opportunities to young athletes. Through this partnership, Wendy’s will provide invaluable support to the club’s operations, enabling them to enhance training facilities, expand outreach programs, and deliver exceptional experiences to its members

Wendy’s long-standing reputation for excellence in both business and community involvement makes them an ideal partner for Ohio Premier. Wendy’s commitment to supporting the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as its charity of choice resonates deeply with the values espoused by Ohio Premier. Founded by the late Wendy’s founder, Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation’s mission is to dramatically increase the number of adoptions of children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. More than 13,000 children who once lingered in foster care now have a safe, permanent home, with help from Wendy’s and the Foundation’s caring community of supporters across the United States and Canada.   

Ohio Premier, Wendy’s and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption share a commitment to making a positive impact in our community and a belief that every child deserves to grow up in a permanent, loving family. To help raise awareness of the urgent need for foster care adoption, the Foundation’s logo will appear on Ohio Premier jerseys for the 2023–2025 seasons. 

Ohio Premier expresses its deep gratitude to Wendy’s for their belief in the organization’s mission and for giving back to the community. The sponsorship will enable Ohio Premier to continue its tradition of excellence and positively impact the lives of countless young athletes

For more information about Ohio Premier please visit opsoccer.com.

About Ohio Premier:

Ohio Premier is a highly esteemed youth soccer organization dedicated to the development of young athletes, both on and off the field.  By combining rigorous training programs with a focus on character-building, Ohio Premier provides a first-class soccer experience for children of all ages and skill levels.

About Wendy’s:

Wendy’s was founded in 1969 by Dave Thomas in Columbus, Ohio.  Dave built his business on the premise, “Quality Is Our Recipe®”, which remains the guidepost of the Wendy’s system.  Wendy’s is best known for its made-to-order square hamburgers, using fresh, never frozen beef*, freshly-prepared salads, and other signature items like chili, baked potatoes and the Frosty® dessert.  The Wendy’s Company (Nasdaq: WEN) is committed to doing the right thing and making a positive difference in the lives of others.  This is most visible through the Company’s support of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and its signature Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® program, which seeks to find a loving, forever home for every child in the North American foster care system.  Today, Wendy’s and its franchisees employ hundreds of thousands of people across approximately 7,000 restaurants worldwide with a vision of becoming the world’s most thriving and beloved restaurant brand.  For details on franchising, connect with us at www.wendys.com/franchising.  Visit www.wendys.com and www.squaredealblog.com for more information and connect with us on Twitter and Instagram using @wendys, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wendys.  

About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption:

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. To learn more, visit davethomasfoundation.org.

*Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Canada

Media Contact:
Keeley Leising
Director of Marketing & Communications


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