VAUXHALL, AB – The Vauxhall Academy of Baseball is proud to announce National Partnerships with Easton Canada, of Kirkland, Quebec and Sports Connection (Source for Sports) of Medicine Hat, Alberta, the New Era Hat Company of Derby, NY, USA, and Rawlings Canada, again through Sports Connection.
Easton Canada â€“ through Sports Connection – will supply the Academy with its official uniforms, baseball gloves, spikes, turfs, equipment and apparel. Over 100 Major League Baseball (MLB) players currently use Easton gloves and bats.
â€œThe Coaching Staff and Board of Directors are extremely excited to partner with Easton and Sports Connection in the 1st year of the Academy,” Les McTavish, head coach of the Academy said. “Easton has proven time and time again why they have one of the best baseball products on the market today. Come September the student-athletes at the Academy will be extremely excited with the professional equipment and gear that they will wear.”
Brian Bauman, the owner of Sports Connection Source For Sports in Medicine Hat, said he is thrilled to enter into partnership with the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball. “We are excited to play a part in developing young baseball talent in Southern Alberta and ultimately Western Canada,” he said.
â€œWe at Easton Sports,” said Jon Konigsberg, Canadian/European Sales Manager with Easton Canada, “are very excited about being named the Official Equipment Supplier to the Vauxhall Baseball Academy. Fighting dwindling participation rates in our sport in Canada has been a challenge over the years and this academy is a terrific initiative that will encourage kids to continue to play the game they love while furthering their academic interests. We are proud to have the Easton name associated with this program and will strive to help make it a great success for many years to come.”
New Era will be supplying the official headwear for the Academy. Academy players will be wearing the 5950 model, which is the same hat worn by all Major League Baseball teams. New Era also supplies the hats for Team Canada, many College Teams and the World Baseball Classic. The Academy will have 2 hats â€“ 1 maroon hat with a black/gold logo and 1 black hat with a maroon/gold logo.
â€œThe Academy is extremely gratified to be working with New Era,” McTavish said. “New Era is the world leader in headwear and we all believe that our players, coaches, and support staff will be extremely proud to wear MLB quality hats in 2006/2007.”
Ken Haqq, New Era Canada Marketing Manager, said that, with New Era Cap being so deeply rooted in the sport of Baseball, “we are excited and proud to have the opportunity to be the official headwear of the Vauxhall Academy and look forward to a lasting relationship.”
Rawlings will be the Official Baseball and Helmets of the Academy. Rawlings is a world leader in baseballs and helmets and is the official baseball of Major League Baseball. The Academy will use the Rawlings ROML model baseball for all games.
McTavish said that â€œRawlings baseballs and helmets are the best quality that the Academy could possibly use. Rawlings baseballs are the official baseballs of the MLB and will prove again why they are a world leader in this sport.”
For more information:
(403) 654-2145 – school
403) 382-8869 – Coach McTavish