Sky Blue FC announced Wednesday that it has formalized a corporate partnership with Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza.

Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza which serves authentic coal fired specialties in more than 60 restaurants throughout the Northeast and Florida.

“It is our pleasure to welcome Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza into the Sky Blue FC family,” Sky Blue FC president and general manager Tony Novo said in a statement. “They are so engrained in the communities where their restaurants are located, and they are also devoted supporters of women’s athletics. Both of those characteristics make them such an appealing corporate partner, not to mention the incredible food they serve up at their venues!”

Sky Blue FC already has conducted its first co-promotional feature with Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, with the restaurant hosting three fans who were selected to have lunch with head coach Christy Holly.

“My philosophy is to give back to our local communities. And, with 60-plus locations, we partner with many local schools, athletic clubs and other great community organizations,” Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza CEO and founder Anthony Bruno said in a press release. “We are proud to support and partner with Sky Blue FC in the 2017 season. Sky Blue FC and the National Women’s Soccer League have many great players who continually set great examples within the local communities.”

For more information on Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and to find a location nearest you, go to www.acfp.com.

Sky Blue FC hosts FC Kansas City in its home opener at Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, N.J. Sunday, April 30 at 6 p.m.

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