At Tyson Foods, we celebrate the diversity of our team members, customers, and communities because we know it makes us a stronger, better company. It’s our differences, not our similarities, that drive innovation, strengthen relationships with customers, suppliers and communities, and lead to competitive advantages in the marketplace.
In keeping with this tradition, we’re so proud to announce that we’re supporting student-athletes at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as the first-ever title sponsor of the Black College World Series (BCWS).
Here’s what Gavin Kind, Chair of BCWS 2022, says: “The Black College World Series has sought to identify partners who share our vision to elevate the experiences of student-athletes at HBCUs and provide a platform to showcase talent within Black college baseball. Our new partnership with Tyson Foods allows us to do just that; we are incredibly pleased to have Tyson Foods as title sponsor for the next three years.”
The 2022 BCWS will be held in historic Montgomery, Ala., on May 11 – 15 at Riverwalk Stadium, home of the Montgomery Biscuits, a Double-A minor league team affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays.
This year, eight HBCUs represented by an estimated 250 student-athletes will go to bat to claim the title. The top team from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II bracket in the tournament will face off against the top team from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) bracket to determine the champion.
For me, personally, this sponsorship helps to reinforce that I made the right decision to join Tyson Foods. As a HBCU alum and a DE&I practitioner and manager at Tyson Foods, I am so proud of our company and its leadership for partnering with the BCWS to show our commitment to move diversity, equity, and inclusion forward. I can’t wait to get to the park and cheer on the teams. I hope you will all come join me.