Contract extended with Women’s National Team through 2016
The Amateur Softball Association (ASA), the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, and Nike announced today that the company has extended its contract as the exclusive apparel and footwear provider of the USA Softball Women’s National team program through 2016.
A partnership dating back to 1999, Nike and USA Softball have teamed up for over a decade now outfitting Team USA through three Olympic Games and most recently at the 2012 International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championships where the U.S. took home the silver medal. As the exclusive provider, Nike is the official sponsor of all travel, training, podium and on-field apparel as well as footwear, accessories, headwear and bat bags.
“Nike’s commitment to USA Softball has been a footprint and foundation of our program dating back to the 90s,” said Ron Radigonda, ASA/USA Softball Executive Director. “They truly believe in assisting our elite athletes to be the best when they take the field to represent our country. The product, dedication and support of Nike has had huge impact on our program and we can’t thank them enough for their loyalty.”
In addition, Nike has been a supporter of USA Softball PINK OUT game that has taken place every summer since 2008 with autograph auction proceeds of over $50,000 benefiting the Central and Western Oklahoma Susan G. Komen Foundation. Their generosity and support has helped promote breast cancer awareness to softball fans and athletes across the globe.
New in 2013, the USA Women’s National team will be sporting a new look on the field with a brand new Nike uniform style that mirrors the company’s look of the Nike sponsored NGB’s in London 2012 Olympic Games. The USA Women’s 2013 summer schedule will be announced in the coming weeks including participation at the World Cup of Softball in OKC July 11-14. To purchase tickets, click here http://www.softballoutlet.com/shop_tickets.asp