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CNX Foundation Announces Three-Year Sponsorship with the DICK’s Sporting Goods PONY League World Series

$150,000 Grant Delivers on CNX Foundation’s dedication to Children’s Health and Wellness Across Appalachia

Pittsburgh, PA – August 1, 2023 – The CNX Foundation, the philanthropic arm of CNX Resources, is proud to announce a $150,000, three-year presenting sponsorship of the DICK’S SPORTING GOODS PONY League World Series (PLWS). CNX Foundation supports eight key pillars across a wide variety of areas critical to Appalachia. This sponsorship — part of the children’s health and wellness pillar — aligns with the Foundation’s Dream Fields grant program, which is designed to rehabilitate and revitalize sports fields across the Appalachian basin. 

“We are thrilled to have CNX Foundation join our family this year as a presenting sponsor,” said Nathan Voytek, World Series president and chair. “Their commitment not only to youth sports, but to improving the players’ overall experience, matches our values and mission at the PLWS. We are looking forward to a fantastic Series.”

The Dream Fields grant program embraces the belief that clean, safe, well-maintained fields improve the players’ experience and keeps children playing the games they love longer. The program is intended to support community-maintained fields and playing surfaces, filling in funding gaps and addressing identified needs at fields and sport surfaces throughout the region. Potential projects could include painting lines on soccer fields, supplying batting cages or purchasing new volleyball nets. In order to qualify, organizations need to be based in one of CNX’s areas of operation, or in a community adjacent to CNX operations.

“At CNX, we place a lot of value on youth sports and athletic programs, not only because they contribute so powerfully to physical health, but because they play a significant role in their communities,” said Cody Craker, vice president of operations and construction at CNX Resources. “We are especially excited about sponsoring the Washington County team this year, and connecting with members of the community during the series.”

Prioritizing the health and wellness of Appalachian youth reflects CNX Resource’s broader Appalachia First vision, which places the region’s families, neighborhoods and communities at its center. For more information about the Dream Fields or to apply for a grant, visit CNX.com/DreamFields.


About CNX Foundation

CNX Foundation is dedicated year-round to supporting organizations that embrace opportunities to make a positive impact in Appalachian communities. To learn more about the Foundation, visit www.cnx.com/about-us/cnx-foundation.


About World Series Tournaments, Inc.

World Series Tournaments, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, is the local host for the World Series. This all-volunteer group is responsible for the funding and staffing requirements of the event, along with all other related activities. Tournaments, Inc. solicits funding from businesses and individuals to cover expenses and invites additional volunteers and workers to handle the myriad activities in advance and during the World Series – maintenance, field preparation, souvenir and concession stands, press box operations, gate and parking staff, housing, local transportation, and security.


About CNX Resources

CNX Resources Corporation (NYSE: CNX) is unique. We are a premier, ultra-low carbon intensive natural gas development, production, midstream, and technology company centered in Appalachia, one of the most energy abundant regions in the world. With the benefit of a 159-year regional legacy, substantial asset base, leading core operational competencies, technology development and innovation, and astute capital allocation methodologies, we responsibly develop our resources and deploy free cash flow to create long-term per share value for our shareholders, employees, and the communities where we operate.

As of December 31, 2022, CNX had 9.81 trillion cubic feet equivalent of proved natural gas reserves. The company is a member of the Standard & Poor's Midcap 400 Index. Additional information is available at www.cnx.com.


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World Series Tournaments, Inc. Contact:

Stephen Rydzak

(724) 678-4732



CNX Contact:

Brian Aiello

(724) 485-3078



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