The 2015 Principal® Financial Dreams Tour Celebrates Baseball’s Legendary Players

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The 2015 Principal Financial Dreams Tour will visit 17 minor league baseball teams this season with appearances by some of Baseball's legendary players along with information for fans on how to plan for a secure financial future.

“We want to help fans celebrate America’s national pastime while encouraging them to take simple steps toward improving their financial security. said Steve Whitty, vice president, corporate marketing, The Principal.

The Principal Financial Group® will celebrate some of baseball’s most exciting and best-loved players during the 2015 Principal® Financial Dreams Tour. The Tour will make 17 stops from coast-to-coast and will provide event attendees with information to help them plan for a brighter financial future for themselves and their families.

Since 2004, The Principal® has brought more than 500 events to minor league ballparks, attracting more than two million fans. Past tours have celebrated our nation’s military members, given fans the chance to meet some of baseball’s biggest stars and offered ballpark attendees the chance to receive unique collectible souvenirs.

At each of 17 stops on the tour this year, a legendary player and fan favorite will be on hand to meet with fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. Additionally, the player will throw out a ceremonial first pitch, talk about his career highlights during the game’s radio broadcast, and participate in an on-field ceremony in which The Principal will make a $1,000 contribution to a local charity affiliated with the team.

“The Principal Financial Dreams Tour is more than just a day at the ballpark,” said Steve Whitty, vice president, corporate marketing, The Principal. “We want to help fans celebrate America’s national pastime while encouraging them to take simple steps toward improving their financial security.”    

“The Birmingham Barons are honored to continue a most successful partnership with The Principal and to be again included in this year’s Dreams Tour,” said John Cook, sales director with the Birmingham Barons.

The 2015 Principal Financial Dreams Tour begins in June. To learn more about the event and schedule, visit:

About the Principal Financial Dreams Tour
The Principal Financial Group is proud to sponsor The Principal® Financial Dreams Tour, an event that celebrates America’s National Pastime, and the businesses and fans in minor league communities across the country that support their teams. The Principal is dedicated to helping businesses and individuals meet their financial goals, and the 2015 tour aims to do just that by providing attendees with information they can use to put themselves on the road to a brighter financial future. During the tour, The Principal will highlight the Four Bases of Financial Security as well as its Planning Center – an online hub of information providing advice and encouragement to help people imagine their financial dreams, then take the next steps to make them happen.

Four Bases of Financial Security

  • First base: Shield your family from the unexpected with life insurance
  • Second base: Protect your ability to earn an income with disability insurance
  • Third base: Secure your retirement through savings and investments
  • Home plate: Set your financial goals. Get an advisor. Get a plan.

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About the Principal Financial Group
The Principal Financial Group® (The Principal®) is a global investment management leader offering retirement services, insurance solutions and asset management. The Principal offers businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement, asset management and insurance through its diverse family of financial services companies. Founded in 1879 and a member of the FORTUNE 500®, the Principal Financial Group has $530.3 billion in assets under management and serves some 19.9 million customers worldwide from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PFG. For more information, visit

2015 Principal Financial Dreams Tour Stops (Dates and teams subject to change.)

Tour Dates:
June 2: Birmingham Barons, Birmingham, AL; Player appearance by Bill Buckner
June 4: Jacksonville Suns, Jacksonville FL; Player appearance by Bobby Valentine
June 9: Long Island Ducks, Long Island, NY; Player appearance by George Foster
June 17: Charlotte Knights, Charlotte NC; Player appearance by Bill Lee
June 23: River City Rascals, O’Fallon, MO; Player appearance by Jack Clark
June 23: Frisco Roughriders, Frisco, TX; Player appearance by Mickey Tettleton
June 25: Iowa Cubs, Des Moines, IA; Player appearance by Fergie Jenkins
June 29: Fort Wayne Tin Caps, Fort Wayne, IN; Player appearance by Rollie Fingers
July 6: Cedar Rapids Kernels, Cedar Rapids IA; Player appearance by Jack Clark
July 7: Sioux Falls Canaries, Sioux Falls SD; Player appearance by Jack Clark
July 21: Kansas City T-Bones, Kansas City, KS; Player appearance by Brian McRea
July 23: Omaha Storm Chasers, Omaha, NE; Player appearance by Bill Buckner
July 27: Salt Lake Bees, Salt Lake City, UT; Player appearance by Bill Buckner
July 28: Sacramento River Cats, Sacramento, CA; Player appearance by Rick Reuschel
July 29: Nashville Sounds, Nashville, TN; Player appearance by Sid Bream
August 5: Harrisburg Senators, Harrisburg, PA; Player appearance by Bill Buckner
August 6: Hillsboro Hops, Hillsboro, OR; Player appearance by Dave Kingman

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