Participation in Professional Sports Team Operation
NH Foods Ltd. conducts operations and provides support as a general partner of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters professional baseball team and a top partner of the Cerezo OSAKA J. League professional soccer club.
As a company that supports people’s mental and physical well-being through food and sports, we work to promote sports culture, encourage individuals to participate in sports and contribute to local communities. We also provide inspiration and dreams through professional athletes giving it their all in competition.
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters Professional Baseball Team
The Group began participating in baseball team operations in 1973 based on the aspirations of Group founder to promote sports, support the well-being of youth, and contribute to society through the development of professional baseball.
In 2004, the team’s home was moved to Hokkaido and the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters was created. The team was strengthened based on a policy of winning by scouting and development, and in the 14 years since relocation, the team has placed at the top of its league five times and won the Japan Series twice.
The team has adopted “Sports Community” as its philosophy and engages in a variety of activities with local residents to create communities that foster good healthy bodies and minds, where sports play an integral role in society.
Cerezo OSAKA Professional Soccer Club
Cerezo OSAKA, based in Osaka City and Sakai City in Osaka Prefecture, was established in 1993. In November 2017, the team won the Levain Cup, the team’s first title, and won the Emperor’s Cup in January 2018.
The club slogan is “SAKURA SPECTACLE—sparkle, glitter, and be in full bloom.” The club engages in various activities based on its philosophy of “providing dreams and happiness through sports.”