Delta has been a partner of the Braves since the team moved to Atlanta in 1966, and for more than half of the time since then, current Braves manager Bobby Cox has been at the helm. And after 25 seasons, Bobby will be retiring as one of the most successful managers of all time.
I wanted to take this opportunity to share a special moment we had with the team’s iconic manager here at our headquarters in Atlanta yesterday. Whether you’re a Braves fan or pour your heart into another team, all of our Delta customers and true baseball fanatics can’t help but love this story.
Yesterday, when the Braves arrived at Delta for their last regular season charter flight of the season, they got quite a surprise! Hundreds of Delta employees were gathered to thank Bobby for his service and wish him farewell.
The Braves charter aircraft was decorated with a temporary #6 decal – the same uniform number Bobby wears – and local celebrity chef Kevin Rathbun catered the flight. Delta presented Bobby with lifetime Platinum Medallion status and two BusinessElite tickets to any destination that Delta serves – that’s 367 destinations in 65 countries on six continents.
From one Atlanta icon to another, Delta sincerely thanks you, Bobby, for all of those years. You’ve been a joy to watch and your teams have been fun to root for. We’re thrilled to support the 2010 Braves and we’ll be cheering them on in their late season playoff push.
Manager, Corporate Sponsorship Marketing