Dudley Sports extends partnership to Junior Olympic grassroots programs

By Codi Warren (cwarren@usasoftball.com) | Aug. 08, 2018, 11:07 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY — USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, is proud to announce the addition of Dudley Sports as an official sponsor of the USA Softball 8-Under (8U) and 10-Under (10U) fast pitch grassroots programs. 


“We’ve had a long-standing relationship with Dudley and are looking forward to extending their presence into our grassroots programs,” said USA Softball Executive Director, Craig Cress. “This partnership will address the needs of the younger competitive and league youth programs within our organization.  By aligning ourselves with partners who share the same passion to offer the best-of-the-best in the sport, we can continue to enhance the quality of the game for all those involved.”  


As an official sponsor of USA Softball’s grassroots program, Dudley Sports’ catalog of equipment includes bats, softballs, batting gloves and accessories, and in 2019 will make available equipment for the 8U and 10U age divisions.


“Both Dudley and USA Softball know the importance of making sure that when fast pitch players first start to play in 8-Under and 10-Under they have a fun playing experience,” said Senior Director of Product Marketing for Dudley, Tim Lord.  “Dudley’s new line of fast pitch bats in 2019 were designed specifically for these players and we are looking forward to this partnership with USA Softball in youth fast pitch.” 


"USA Softball is thrilled to continue our partnership with Dudley, and that this new partnership will provide equipment to our 8-Under and 10-Under divisions of play,” said USA Softball Managing Director of Marketing, Dre McKee. "It is one of our goals to provide USA Softball athletes with top of the line equipment, and Dudley is helping us achieve that objective."


For more information on becoming a USA Softball sponsor, contact Managing Director of Marketing Dre McKee at amckee@usasoftball.com


About USA Softball

USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 69 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million.  USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch.  USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.


As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit www.USASoftball.com.