H&V will sponsor the Mayor’s Race, featuring a staged race taking place during each home game between costumed likenesses of the mayors of Albany, Schenectady, and Troy, along with other support for the minor league affiliate of the Houston Astros.
The ValleyCats began the 2016 season at the Joseph L. Bruno Stadium on June 17, marking the fifteenth season for the Class A franchise. Since the founding of the club in 2002, 42 former ValleyCats have reached Major League Baseball, including 2014 AL Batting Champion Jose Altuve, 2015 AL Cy Young Award Winner Dallas Keuchel, World Series Champions Hunter Pence & Ben Zobrist as well as All-Stars J.D. Martinez and Jason Castro.
“The ValleyCats are an excellent organization, providing great baseball, family fun, and a launching pad for tomorrow’s baseball stars. H&V Collision Center is excited to support the ValleyCats during the 2016 season,” said H&V’s Vartan Jerian, Jr. "H&V takes pride in supporting worthwhile community organizations and events, and we know that many of our customers are fans of the ValleyCats. This is a great match for us."
Founded 40 years ago, H&V Collision Center now operates seven locations in the Capital Region and upstate, including locations in Troy, Queensbury, Saratoga, Colonie, Kingston, Schenectady and Clifton Park.