2013 ASA National Championship NEW Awards Package
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2013
ASA unveils new National Championship
awards look for 2013 championship season
CITY --- The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and USA Softball, the National
Governing Body of Softball in the United States, is excited to introduce a new
look and feel of the 2013 Adult and Junior Olympic National Championship
Awards. Created and designed by MTM Recognition, the exclusive
championship trophy provider of ASA, the new awards bring a fresh and
contemporary look to many of softball’s most coveted honors.
we celebrate our 80th Anniversary, it was important to us to keep
our look appealing to our audience and athletes,” said ASA/USA Softball
Executive Director Ron Radigonda. “After the immense hours of practice,
travel and sacrifice, earning the right to call your team an ‘ASA National
Champion’ is something pretty special and what you take home or hoist in the
air is a symbol of tremendous hard work and dedication. We want to
provide items that our athletes are proud to display and keep for a lifetime.”
ABOVE to see a photo gallery of the new items).
National Championship awards, including the team trophies and individual
awards, went through a re-design process. As per the ASA Code, the number
of participating teams in each of the National Championships determines the
trophy package each location receives. In addition, each National
Championship team receives a new “Champion” banner customized to the discipline
of the tournament.
Click here to see where the 2013 ASA
National Championships, both Adult and Junior Olympic, will take place!
was looking for a new, more contemporary look for their awards program working
within a predetermined budget," said Jeff Weis, Creative Director at MTM
Recognition. "The goal was to present a fresh new look while capturing the
symbolic history of the program. Through the use of quality materials such as
optic crystal and high tech processes like full color digital direct print, we
were able to deliver an affordable, quality product while honoring the
integrity of the ASA symbols and tradition. "
Recognition is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, creating and
implementing recognition products and programs that celebrate achievement,
reward performance, honor service, and brand and reinforce company image. MTM
offers comprehensive, meaningful, memorable recognition solutions.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in
1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a
member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the
nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every
state through a network of 76 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few
hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a
membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visithttp://www.asasoftball.com/.
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and
owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior
Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for
training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in
international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team
is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to
capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S.
women have also won nine World Championship titles including the last seven
consecutive as well as claimed six World Cup of Softball titles. For more
information about USA Softball, please visit http://www.usasoftball.com/.