RIPKEN BASEBALL AND EASTON ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP

Baseball powerhouses team up to bring premium bats to Ripken Experience tournaments, camps and clinics nationwide

THOUSAND OAKS January 22, 2018

Baltimore, Md. and Thousand Oaks, Calif. (January 22, 2018) – Ripken Baseball and Easton today announced an exclusive partnership that will join the country’s prominent baseball and softball experience with the world’s leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment.  The partnership brings Easton baseball and softball bats to The Ripken Experience locations in Maryland, South Carolina, and Tennessee.  

The Ripken Experience baseball/softball complexes provide best in class tournament experiences to a wide range of age groups and ability levels, as well as family destination options beyond the ballfield.  In 2017, more than 70,000 athletes participated in Ripken Baseball tournaments, camps and clinics.  Each complex features state-of-the-art playing fields with designs mimicking iconic and historic professional ballparks.  Easton will help take this experience to the next level by bringing their unmatched quality bats to the athletes at Ripken Experience locations through on-site product demos, bat fittings and exclusive offers for Ripken Baseball customers.  

“At Ripken Baseball we want to be able to inspire young athletes to follow their dreams and to better themselves on and off the field,” said John Bramlette, Executive Vice President of Ripken Baseball.  “Easton not only brings top of the line equipment to The Ripken Experience, but also a shared vision of player development and betterment.  We’re excited to be partnering with Easton to provide athletes with the tools and technology to help them elevate their game.”

“We are excited to partner with Ripken Baseball and activate as part of their tournament experience.  Ripken Baseball and Easton share a goal to help players achieve their maximum potential and reach their playing goals and dreams,” said Dan Jelinek, Easton SVP of Sales and Commerce.  “We are thrilled to have Ripken players demo and use our industry leading bats as part of The Ripken Experience.”

Easton has defined elite level performance on baseball fields for decades.  More than 60% of all College World Series Championships have been won by teams exclusively using Easton bats, including the 2017 Champion Florida Gators.  Easton’s industry leading performance, patented designs, and industry defining innovation consistently set new standards for bat performance and feel, making Easton the No. 1 bat in baseball.

Visit www.RipkenBaseball.com for more information on tournaments, camps and clinics and to download the Ripken Baseball mobile application. Learn about Easton’s top flite line of products at www.Easton.com.

About Easton

Easton is the world's leading manufacturer of baseball and softball equipment and the most iconic brand in these sports. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, CA, Easton Baseball/Softball Inc. manufactures bats, ball gloves, apparel, bags, batting gloves, helmets, catcher's equipment and related accessories. The Company's commitment to innovation and game-changing technologies drove its growth to the No. 1 position, including the introduction of the first true aluminum bat in 1972. As a result of this commitment to R&D and its storied brand heritage, Easton has long-standing relationships with the Little League World Series, professional sports organizations and NCAA collegiate teams.

About Ripken Baseball

The mission of Ripken Baseball is to inspire athletes through remarkable experiences, the Ripken Way. Ripken Baseball continues to innovate the game through on-site tournaments, camps and clinics hosted at its state-of-the-art baseball and softball facilities - The Ripken Experience Aberdeen Powered By Under Armour in Maryland, The Ripken Experience Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and The Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. For more information, visit www.RipkenBaseball.com and follow @RipkenBaseball on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

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