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USA Softball announces partnership extension with Nike through 2028

May 05, 2023, 9:53 a.m. (ET)

OKLAHOMA CITY – USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, is proud to announce a partnership renewal with Nike as the Official uniform and footwear sponsor for the U.S. Women’s National Team Program through 2028.


“For over 20 years, Nike has been an integral part of our Women’s National Team program – providing our athletes with the items they need to feel comfortable and ready to perform on the biggest stages,” said USA Softball Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Craig Cress. “As the largest athletic brand in the world, Nike’s commitment to our program has allowed our athletes to take their game to the next level and represent our country with pride, both on and off the field. We are thrilled to extend this partnership as we continue moving forward.”


Originating in 1999, the partnership between Nike and USA Softball has brought both inspiration and innovation to all athletes who have passed through the U.S. Women’s National Team Program. As the Official uniform and footwear sponsor, Nike has outfitted Team USA through countless international competitions including four Olympic Games and most recently at the 2023 U-15 Pan American Championship where the U.S. made history, bringing home the gold medal in the inaugural event.


About NIKE, Inc.

NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Converse, a wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiary brand, designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit and follow @NIKE.


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,