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Easton Sports Signs on to Be Official Equipment Supplier to Little League Baseball and Softball

Easton Sports Signs on to Be Official Equipment Supplier to Little League Baseball and Softball


Easton Sports and Little League International have entered into a multi-year partnership that affords the sporting goods company exclusive rights to distribute baseball gloves, batter’s gloves, catcher’s gear, equipment bags, footwear and accessories to Little League World Series participants.

“Easton has been a longtime supporter of Little League, and this partnership represents a significant commitment to making this relationship even stronger,” Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “Easton has a proven brand and is well respected in the sporting goods industry. We’re looking forward to the benefits our 7,500 local Little League baseball and softball programs will enjoy as result of this agreement.”

At the annual Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport, and each of Little League’s seven other World Series, Easton Sports, the official team equipment supplier to Little League Baseball and Softball, will provide a wide assortment of items to each World Series team.

“We are thrilled to be taking our partnership with Little League Baseball and Softball to the next level,” Mike Zlaket, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Easton’s Baseball and Softball division, said. “We feel that our brand and our youth baseball and softball products are second-to-none, and there isn’t a better or broader platform from which to showcase them than Little League.”

EastonAbout Easton Sports
Easton Sports, part of the Easton-Bell Sports family of companies, is a developer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of baseball, softball, hockey and cycling equipment for both professionals and enthusiasts.  Easton focuses on its ability to innovate and create products of unmatched quality and performance including the No. 1 bat in the College World Series®, Women’s College World Series®, Little League Baseball World Series, and Slow-Pitch Softball, as well as the No. 1 stick and No. 1 glove in the National Hockey League.  Headquartered in Van Nuys, Calif., Easton Sports employs over 1,200 people worldwide and maintains facilities in Utah, California, Mexico, Canada and Asia.  For further information, please visit the company online at www.eastonsports.com.