Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Makes Green DAHON Pledge

Cincinnati Reds Outfielder Makes Green DAHON Pledge

donald lutz wheelies on dahon jetstream folding bicycle donald lutz with dahon jetstream folding bike

Professional MLB player Donald Lutz Turns a New Leaf with Green Pledge

Duarte, California, September 2, 2013 – Donald Lutz, the first German-American to play in Major League Baseball, makes a pledge to change his mobility habits with his new DAHON Jetstream P8 as part of the Turn a New Leaf campaign, a global initiative that fights against the rising threat of global warming and carbon emissions.

Lutz debuted in the majors this past spring with the Cincinnati Reds and garnered international media attention with his first MLB hit off of the Chicago Cubs and career home run against the Milwaukee Brewers in May. In his breakout season, the 24-year-old had a .241 batting average with 8 RBIs.

Sporting his personal green pledge band, Lutz shares his thoughts about the environmental campaign, “I have been fortunate enough to experience first-hand the excessive dependence on big SUVs and pick-up trucks in the States. I think it’s great what DAHON is doing with Turn a New Leaf and it’s certainly something that I am happy to be a part of.”

Turn a New Leaf was publically launched during Eurobike, the world’s largest trade fair in the bicycle industry in August and is currently being integrated across international borders through DAHON’s global distribution network of more than 60 partners worldwide.

All participants who pledge to change their mobility habits on dahon.com will receive their own free pledge band – available for pickup at their nearest DAHON dealer. Each pledge also registers a pledge point for the user’s region that could help fund an environmental program in their area.

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In 1982, DAHON ignited the folding bicycle revolution with the introduction of the DAHON Folder, the forefather of most modern-day folding bicycles. Today, DAHON is recognized as the world leader in folding bicycles. Spearheaded by the guiding principles of innovation, reinvention and technology leadership, DAHON is committed to creating quality product user experiences and green mobility solutions for people who live active, environmentally friendly lifestyles. It is headquartered in California with offices, factories, cooperating assembly plants and distribution partners throughout the world.