Schutt Sports Partners with Firecrackers Softball Team
Apr 12, 2013
Litchfield, Ill. – April 11, 2013 – Schutt Sports, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of softball protective equipment, has reached a major partnership agreement with the Firecrackers, one of the most dominant and nationally known teams in softball. Effective immediately, Schutt Sports will become the Official Helmet and Catcher’s Gear of the Firecrackers. Equipment bags from Schutt will also be part of the agreement.
Founded in 1990, the Firecrackers Softball Organization has its headquarters in California and features 30 teams overall in California, Arizona and Texas. The Firecrackers have become a nationally known powerhouse in the USA and a household name internationally.
“We are very excited about this partnership with Schutt Sports,” said Tony Rico, head coach of the Firecrackers. “We’ve always known about the quality of Schutt gear – their reputation in fast pitch is fantastic. But just as importantly to us is the value they place on their relationships and the excellent service they provide their teams. I can’t wait to see our teams using Schutt gear.”
Part of that gear will be two different custom made helmets for the Firecrackers: a two color painted helmet, along with a helmet finished with the exclusive Schutt Aqua Tech graphics system.
“The Firecrackers will give us an incredible platform to showcase our very best equipment and customization capabilities,” said Dianne Baker, National Director of Promotions for Schutt Sports. “They’re the most visible softball team in the country. Everyone knows their name and reputation, their “Play With Honor” motto and their dedication to developing the best softball talent in the country. They’re everything we look for in a partner. To say that I’m happy to have them as part of the Schutt family is an understatement.”
The Firecrackers history of talent development is legendary. Over 100 players have played softball at the highest collegiate levels. This year alone, six Firecrackers have committed to D-1 schools, including Arizona, Arizona State, St. John’s and Notre Dame. For 2014 and 2015, nine players have already committed to major programs like Michigan, Florida, Missouri, Washington, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State.
About Schutt Sports:
Schutt Sports is the leading domestic manufacturer of batters helmets in the United States and a household name in the sporting goods industry. Schutt helmets have been the only helmet worn by the USA Olympic Softball teams, helping them win 3 gold medals and one silver. The Official Base Supplier to Major League Baseball®, Schutt Sports is also the world’s leading maker of football helmets and faceguards
About Firecrackers Softball Organization:
The Firecracker Organization was formed in 1990 by Gary Wardein to provide a professional platform for young players to learn and develop the skills necessary to excel in softball and in life. When you wear the Firecracker uniform, we want you to know you come from a long history of success from thousands of players who come from all over the U.S. We strive to show respect for the game and towards others, and will continue to work with those who create a great environment for our players and their families.
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For more information:
Glenn Beckmann, Schutt Sports
217-324-2712, ext 2141