Fantasy sport and gaming platform specialist Monkey Knife Fight (MKF) has agreed a new partnership with the San Diego Padres. Designated the Official Fantasy Sports Partner of the MLB outfit, MKF’s branding will be prominently displayed on signage at Petco Park and on all the Padres’ social media outlets.

In addition to the partnership, MKF has contributed $50,000 to the The Padres Foundation. The foundation is focusing its efforts during the pandemic on food insecurity and support for front line workers in addition to its other outreach initiatives supporting the San Diego community.

Erik Greupner, President of Business Operations for the Padres, said: “The Padres are excited to partner with MKF to grow and expand their tremendous lineup of fantasy sports platforms. Their very generous donation to The Padres Foundation will also provide much needed resources to combat hunger in the San Diego community during these challenging times.” 

Bill Asher, MKF Founder and CEO, commented: “I am excited to see MKF in such a world class city and to be associated with a team that is so intertwined with the community. The Padres have made it a priority to take care of San Diego’s frontline workers and to help where needed. The foundation has demonstrated the Padres unwavering support for their players, fans, and community.”

Citing a similar announcement earlier this month with the Milwaukee Brewers, the firm said that this latest deal signifies a real commitment to Major League Baseball and its fans, especially within these two cities. 

“The moves reinforce MKF’s belief that there is a large appetite among these baseball fan communities to play fantasy sports games that allow them to focus on their local hometown teams and favorite players,” it said.