Oakland Roots and Soul Sports Club Agrees to Partnership Extension with Oakland-Based Founding Partner, Ava Community Energy

Oakland Roots and Soul Sports Club Agrees to Partnership Extension with Oakland-Based Founding Partner, Ava Community Energy

Oakland, CA (February 13, 2024) – Oakland Roots and Soul Sports Club renews partnership with founding partner, Ava Community Energy (Ava), formerly known as East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), ahead of the 2024 season. Ava, the club’s official clean energy partner, is a public agency based in Oakland providing clean energy throughout Alameda County and in parts of the San Joaquin Valley.

“Ava Community Energy has been with us from the very beginning and we’re excited to have them back on board for another season,” said Oakland Roots and Soul SC VP of Brand Partnerships, Andrea Lepore. “Ava supports our mission to improve the health of Oakland through residential and commercial programs to save energy and money, while transitioning our community to 100% carbon-free electricity.”

Additionally, Ava Community Energy becomes Oakland Roots and Oakland Soul’s official back of jersey partner for the first time in the club’s five-year history. Ava’s logo will be emblazoned on all primary and secondary official jerseys.

“It was serendipitous that Ava Community Energy launched our electricity service in 2018, the same year that Oakland Roots launched,” said Ava CEO Nick Chaset. “We’ve been partners ever since, sharing a common mission to clean the environment, celebrate the community, and improve the well-being of the people in the place where we live, work, and play.”

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About Ava Community Energy

Ava Community Energy (Ava), formerly East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), is the not-for-profit public power provider for more than 1.7 million residents and commercial customers in Alameda County and the City of Tracy, with service extending to the San Joaquin County cities of Stockton and Lathrop in January 2025. As one of 25 community choice aggregation (CCA) programs operating in California, Ava is part of the movement to provide energy choice while expediting local and state-wide climate action goals. Ava is committed to creating a brighter future in our communities and beyond by providing clean power at competitive rates, reinvesting in our member communities, and developing programs that make it easy for customers to discover, try and adopt clean energy solutions. For more information about Ava Community Energy, visit avaenergy.org.


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