The Texas Rangers today announced that the club has entered into partnerships with Knockouts, Golden Chick and Energy Transfer Partners. "We are excited to have Golden Chick, Energy Transfer Partners and Knockouts join the Texas Rangers family," said Jim Cochrane, Texas Rangers Senior Vice President, Partnerships and Client Services. "These local businesses have a strong history of service in Texas and the Rangers look forward to a great year ahead." Golden Chick will sponsor the iconic Rangers Dot Race at every Texas Rangers home game. Fans will have the opportunity to receive a Golden Chick Coupon in conjunction with the dot race. "We have been major Rangers fans for over 30 years and are extremely excited to be the new Dot Race sponsor," Mark Parmerlee, CEO and President of Golden Chick said. "Other than first pitch, the Dot Race is another moment everyone stops and watches in participation. Rangers fans can expect to see our mascot, Clucky, occasionally joining in on the fun." Irving based Knockouts Haircuts for men, a leading men's hair salon company and franchise, will partner to present the Knockouts Haircuts Strikeout feature. The 2-year agreement includes the Knockouts Haircuts Strikeout feature, which will be displayed in Globe Life Park and announced every time a Rangers pitcher records a strikeout against an opposing player. Energy Transfer Partners, the country's premier transporter of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids and refined products, will support the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation through charitable events. As part of their 2-year agreement, Energy Transfer Partners will also receive in-park signage. About Knockouts: The Irving, Texas-based franchise has been in business for 15 years and were at the forefront of the men's grooming revolution. Targeting men, Knockouts' professional staff provide salon services in a fun, relaxing sports environment, including TV's at every stylist's station tuned to sports. Knockouts provides a pampering experience and grooming options for men that are not available at discount walk-in salons. Knockouts takes customers by appointment and walk-in. To learn more about Knockouts or to find a location nearest you, visit knockouts.com. About Golden Chick: Founded in Texas in 1967, Golden Chick is a family-oriented, quick-service restaurant that prides itself on perfecting their Golden Fried Chicken, Golden Roast Chicken and Golden Tenders®, along with offering a variety of other chef-inspired menu items. With dine-in, drive-thru, catering and home delivery service capabilities, the Golden Chick restaurant chain has more than 180 locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Pakistan. For more information on the Golden Chick brand, the signature menu items, or becoming a franchisee, please visit www.goldenchick.com, and like on Facebook. About Energy Transfer Partners. L.P. (NYSE: ETP): Energy Transfer Partners is a master limited partnership that owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States. Strategically positioned in all of the major U.S. production basins, ETP owns and operates a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary natural gas midstream, intrastate and interstate transportation and storage assets; crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL) and refined product transportation and terminalling assets; NGL fractionation; and various acquisition and marketing assets. ETP's general partner is owned by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE). For more information, visit the Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. website at energytransfer.com.
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