USA Softball names Franklin Sports as Official Batting Glove of USA Softball

Sept. 26, 2019, 12:54 p.m. (ET)
OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball is proud to announce Franklin Sports as the Official Batting Glove of USA Softball. This partnership brings Franklin Sports, a leading sporting goods brand, on board as the official batting glove for USA Softball and a sponsor of the USA Softball National Team Programs.

“We’re excited to name Franklin Sports the official batting glove of USA Softball,” said USA Softball Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Craig Cress. “With over three decades of producing top-of-the-line batting gloves for major league hitters, Franklin’s reputation for design is second to none. This partnership allows USA Softball athletes, whether they’re participating in a local recreation league or representing their country on the international stage, to have a high-quality product to perform at the highest level.”

The Massachusetts-based company offers a variety of sporting goods, including batting and fielding gloves, training products, bats and more. 

“Franklin Sports is thrilled to become The Official Batting Glove of USA Softball and partner with such a prestigious organization,” said President of Franklin Sports, Adam Franklin. “With the re-introduction of softball into the 2020 Summer Olympics, this is a historic time for the sport and aligns perfectly with our continued expansion within softball. As the industry leader in the batting gloves category, we promise to bring the same technology, quality and service to all levels of softball players. From those competing at the highest level on the USA Softball National Teams to those purchasing their first pair at retail.”

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

For more information about Franklin Fastpitch, contact Jess Dunn, Manager, Brand Partnerships at jdunn@franklinsports.com

About USA Softball
USA Softball (USAS) 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 & Paralympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USAS sanctions competition through a network of Local Associations, which includes all 50 states and select metro associations.  USAS 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.  USAS annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships.  The USAS 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, USAS 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 USAS, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.

About Franklin Sports Inc. 

A Massachusetts-based company, Franklin Sports is a leading global sporting goods brand with a rich history and reputation within our industry. Over the years, Franklin Sports has maintained strong relationships with professional athletes and leagues such as Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, National Football League and Major League Soccer that bring energy, strength and uniqueness to our products. Franklin Sports understands consumer needs and offers the strongest value by manufacturing products for all levels of sports participation, from the beginner to the pro. Franklin Sports has remained true to its family roots, started by Irving Franklin in 1946, and currently run by third generation President, Adam Franklin.