Schutt Sports Announces Baseball Partnerships
2 May, 2016
Company Partners with Steel Sports and National Youth Baseball Championships
Schutt Sports is excited to announce a landmark, multi-year partnership with Steel Sports and the National Youth Baseball Championships (NYBC) series. Schutt Sports will be the Official Helmet and Catcher’s Gear of NYBC, including the annual championship event and its 16 qualifying tournaments.
Schutt will provide championship packages to each of 16 teams that advance to the NYBC Championship Week. Each package will include custom helmets and catcher’s gear for the teams. At Championship Week, each of the teams will be playing in custom-made NYBC helmets.
“This is a unique and exciting opportunity for us, as well as the teams and players in the NYBC,” said Dianne Baker, National Baseball Promotions Director for Schutt. “These are some of the best and most talented young players in the country and with this partnership, we’re excited to give them the opportunity to wear baseball’s fastest growing helmet, featuring unmatched technology, along with our world class catcher’s gear.”
The NYBC was formed in 2008 by Chicago White Sox owner Eddie Einhorn. For the past two years, the Championship has been played at the Steel Sports’ Baseball Heaven facility in New York. Steel Sports acquired the management rights to the NYBC in August 2015.
“We’ve been able to bring some great corporate partners to the NYBC in a very short time,” said David Shapiro, CEO of Steel Sports. “Our goal is to create the best experience we can for the players, their families and our corporate partners. And this deal with Schutt Sports plays a big role moving NYBC in this direction. They’re a long-time supporter of NYBC, and we’re excited to continue to provide world-class, custom made equipment at no charge to select NYBC teams to improve the overall experience.”
The equipment portion of the sponsorship will include custom-made AiR5.6 batter’s helmets, featuring Energy Lock Technology Powered by D3O Technology, along with the professional level S3 catcher’s gear, including a custom painted catcher’s helmet. Each of 16 qualifying teams will receive a prize package for winning their qualifying tournament.
About Schutt Sports: Schutt Sports is one of the leading manufacturers of protective equipment in the world. Our batters helmets are the fastest growing helmets in baseball, powered by TPU and D3O technology and unmatched innovation. Schutt Sports is the Official Base Supplier to Major League Baseball and is the largest domestic maker of batters helmets in the USA.
About Steel Sports/NYBC: The National Youth Baseball Championships is the country’s premier travel ball championship for ages 9U-14U. Teams must qualify by winning a title at select events around the nation. And those teams then come together at the NYBC to crown one true national champion.
Steel Sports is dedicated to acquiring, building and strengthening a network of branded participatory and experience-based businesses engaged in sports, training, education, entertainment and consumer lifestyle.