Today, the Sacramento Kings announced a new partnership with Sacramento-based Blue Diamond Growers, the world\u2019s leading almond brand. The new partnership connects the Sacramento Kings with an internationally recognized company that shares the team\u2019s vision for showcasing the best of California in a global marketplace, highlighting the regional roots in agriculture, and investing in health and wellness. Blue Diamond Growers represent 100 years of agricultural history in Northern California, with over 3,000 family growers helping to produce eighty percent of the world\u2019s almonds. As the Kings move into Golden 1 Center \u2013 the world\u2019s greenest and most technologically advanced arena, they\u2019ll feature an unmatched food sourcing program that honors the rich regional agricultural tradition by utilizing sources within 150 miles of the arena. Together, the Kings and Blue Diamond will seek to inspire others to take steps toward healthy, fulfilling lives. \u201cFor decades, Blue Diamond almonds have been one of Sacramento\u2019s most well-known products around the country,\u201d said Kings President Chris Granger. \u201cWe are proud of this community\u2019s history of high-quality agriculture \u2013 it\u2019s why we\u2019ve committed to supporting local producers by using locally sourced food in our arena and why our players are proud to showcase the Blue Diamond brand on the court and around the league.\u201d\u00a0 Though the partnership, Blue Diamond and the Kings will be one of the first to experiment with the NBA\u2019s industry-leading jersey sponsorship pilot program. Beginning in the 2017 season, a Blue Diamond logo will be incorporated in all of the Sacramento Kings uniforms. Blue Diamond will also join the Kings for their inaugural season at Golden 1 Center \u2013 the world\u2019s first LEED Platinum indoor arena -- as they seek to transform Sacramento and the region beyond. Beginning with the 2016-17 season, the Blue Diamond Almond Breeze logo will appear on the court apron below the visitor and Kings benches. Fans will find select menu items that feature high-quality Blue Diamond almonds, as well as Blue Diamond Almond Breeze beverages at arena kiosks. \u201cBlue Diamond has quietly created every major innovation in almonds, including the almond milk category,\u201d said Blue Diamond CEO Mark Jansen. \u201cThis innovative partnership helps us to clearly connect our global Blue Diamond and Almond Breeze brands with elite, professional athletes to inspire healthier lifestyles. As with our recent support of U.S.A. Swimming and Volleyball, we\u2019re excited to join the Kings as part of our continued commitment to wellness and active living.\u201d For more information about the Sacramento Kings and the partnership, visit Kings.com. For more information about Blue Diamond Growers, visit BlueDiamond.com.